**** Introduction ****
I have always used the body shops shampoos and conditioners, but lately I have noticed a drastic change in my hairs condition. I firstly put this down to the constant colouring my hair is put under.
Now I have noticed that I was down to the shampoo and conditioner I had been using, after a six month gap at using the body shops products I decided to go back to them as they seem to be tha only thing that helps my hairs condition.
**** The shampoo ****
I have used many of the flavours available in the shampoo range but this time I decided to try something different, so I opted for the Bilberry edition of this shampoo.
On my first impression of the shampoo I was not impressed as it seemed like jelly in consistancy, making it very difficult to move around you head and get a good later up.
However if you add a small amount of water to the jelly shampoo it laters up really nicely insuring a good clean of your hair and scalp.
I use a fifty pence size amount and I find this does the job for me, however the conditioner is a different story and hand fulls are needed to satisfy my hair.
I pay £6.50 for this Bilberry shampoo, which is expensive but it is the only thing that likes my hair at the moment. If I could get away with a cheaper option I would, without a doubt.
The smell is very pleasant but in my opinion the body shop do have better selections.
**** My Views ****
This is a very pricey shampoo as far as I am concerned, but I am sure I am paying for the body shop brand. The quiality of the shampoo is not fantastic but it does the job.
The shampoo would not be my first chioice in the future, but I would use it again if ever I had to.
I use this shampoo in conjunction with the matching conditioner and the colour protect detangling spray. Yes they are expensive - but if you do have coloured hair they seem to be worth the investment.
I bought the set for the first time just before a holiday to Australia last year, knowing that my hair would be taking a 3 week long battering from sun, sea and salt. I was so impressed I continue to use them even now, although I alternate with the honey moisturising range to keep it varied.
The smell of these bilberry products is delicious and it leaves your hair feeling lovely and soft. When used with the conditioner it always left my hair feeling deep cleansed and the colour did not fade as fast as it usually would given the sun etc. They usually have a special offer on if you buy both shampoo and conditioner together, I think for the 250ml bottles you can get both for around £9 instead of the £11 they should be, if you have a love your body card you can also get 10% off.
Well worth the investment if you have coloured hair.
This is the shampoo that I decided to take away with me on my month long holiday through Europe, and I must say that it hasn't let me down yet. The Body Shop Bilberry Colour Protect Shampoo is, rather obviously, made by the Body Shop, which is a company that I know and trust, and have used their products for several years so I know that I'm unlikely to be disappointed by them.
This shampoo is no exception. I chose the bilberry shampoo, not because I have coloured hair (as I don't), but because when I had a smell of it in the shop I was enticed by it (not surprisingly. it has a berry scent), and thought I would quite like smelling it when I had a shower every morning. I like taking smelly shampoos on holiday with me, as then everytime I smell them afterwards, I am instantly reminded of where I was when I used it while away (for example, the honey shampoo from the body shop will alway remind me of the scottish island Lewis).
The shampoo comes in a 250ml bottle, so at 5.50 pounds it sounds quite steep, but I've been using it for 4 weeks now, and its still over half full, so it's still good value for money as far as I'm concerned. This shampoo gets my hair very clean for a small amount of it, so it is worth spending the money, as with a lot of cheaper shampoos you have to use a hefty quantity to get it to do the job. However, my hair does feel less soft after using this shampoo than after my normal one (Johnson's baby) but then I could easily rectify that problem, if I were to use a conditioner. The body shop actually do do a bilberry conditioner, so if you want matching hair products, it's easy to do so. Unfortunately, I can't comment on how colour protecting it is, because, as I mentioned earlier, my hair is still it's natural shade.
All in all, I would recommend this shampoo, as it works well, is from a good company, and is good value for money as it lasts so long. However, I would say use it with a light condtioner, as it doesn't exactly leave hair feeling silky.
Helps protect coloured hair from fading due to sun and chlorine /