“ Brand: The Body Shop / Type: Body & Hair Shampoo / Subcategory: Gloss / Suitable for: Body & Hair / Hair type: normal hair „
If you want glossy hair that feels heath and norished this is the one for you! I have used this product intermittantly for the last 4 years (along with the conditioner) and my hair LOVES IT. I have naturally curly, dry hair and struggle to find shampoo that moisturises without adding extra weight. I decided to give this one a try after smelling the tester - one word - delicious. It smells fresh and clean and had me hooked. So I brought it, took it home and had to try it straight away. After the first wash my hair felt clean without feeling stripped of it's natural oil. It lathers up quite well too, and you certainly don't need to wash your hair twice with this one, so it lasts even longer! Along with the conditioner this is an absolute must for all us curly girls who like to shine!
Despite trying recently to use more 'natural' shampoos as I think they are kinder to sensitive scalps like mine, I bought myself the smallest size (60ml) of this shampoo to try it out a month or so back - I was just having a mooch around The Body Shop and their shampoos were calling me! They nearly all have interesting names and smells and I felt like trying something different, so that's how this one ended up in my shower.
I usually pick clarifying-type shampoos as my hair tends to get a bit oily a couple of days after washing, but their Nettle Oil (balancing shampoo) variety didn't appeal to me as much as the Olive one, so the first time I used it, it was with fingers crossed that it wouldn't be too moisturising for my hair-type.
This shampoo comes in the typical Body Shop bottle, a fairly rigid plastic cylinder with a flip-top cap. The flip-top cap is a good way to dispense the product, so as not to end up with it suddenly glugging out and getting wasted - however, the bottle isn't that practical when you are getting near the end. But that's the same with most bottles for toiletries, I find.
The product itself is an almost clear liquid, not too runny but not too thick either - the consistency is ideal, and it has a light, slightly fruity scent which I don't really associate with olives, but I'm hard-pushed to describe it any better!
It lathers up very easily, and this is something I like in a shampoo - even though I know the chemicals that make the lather aren't that good for sensitive skin, but it's hard to adjust to the idea of a non-lathering shampoo even so! It is also easy to wash out and doesn't leave any residue or stickiness on my hair. It also doesn't seem to irritate my scalp, although I am switching between this shampoo and my usual sulphate-free one to try and prevent this.
Once my hair is dry, it does in fact look glossier than usual, so in that respect this product doesn't lie! I can't detect any lingering scent from the shampoo, but that's neither good nor bad as far as I'm concerned. The most important result for me is that it doesn't make my hair greasy any more quickly than most other shampoos - I'm still able to wash my hair every other day and it looks just as glossy on the day after washing as immediately afterwards. This product also claims to improve the hair's condition with regular use: I'm not sure about that as my hair wasn't in bad condition to start with, and apart from the glossiness I don't think it does anything else particularly special.
Although this shampoo can't be said to be 'natural', it is good to know that TBS's products are fairly ethical; they claim to pay suppliers fairly, and in the case of this shampoo this means an olive oil producing cooperative in Italy and beekeepers in Zambia. For that reason I don't mind paying more than average for a bottle of shampoo of this size:
60ml costs £2.50, and a larger size works out better value, 250ml costing £5.50. It is available in Body Shop stores, on at www.thebodyshop.co.uk (tip - they often have special offers on their website, although it is nice to wander round their stores!)
I'm giving this shampoo 4 stars because, although nice, I wouldn't say it's amazing. I like to use ethical products and there is nothing wrong with the performance of the product - it just doesn't 'wow' me.
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Before I even start this review I have to say that I honestly cannot believe that the other two reviews on this product have awarded it 5 stars! I dont understand it because I thought it was terrible. I have ahd bad experiences with Bodyshop shampoo's and conditioners in the past but I only used this simply because I had to. I had ran out of my usual Tresemme Heat Defence shampoo and my hair wasnt exactly greasy but it certianly didnt look as squeeky clean as I would have liked. So I used this Olive shampoo that my mom had left lying around in the bathroom. To be honest looking back I wish Id left my hair as it was. It looked better before. In this case glossy does mean greasy.
I do tend to have quite dry hair most of the time. That has a lot to do with all the heat appliances I use on it everyday and usually I choose a shampoo/conditioner that will help repair that. But often I like to add a bit of shine to my otherwise dry hair and that is another reason why I was hoping this product would work. I wasnt expecting this to work miracles but I at least thought Id end up with clean, smooth and "glossy" hair! I wasnt asking for to much, was I?
You just apply this like you would any other shampoo and I reckon you only need a really small amount each time as it lathers up quite well. Now the scent is the first thing I took a dislike to. I cant really describe it but I can only say it smells like herbs or something. And this smell seems to get stronger as you apply it to your hair and start to lather. The smell made my nose wrinkle up. Which is quite shocking when you consider how much I usually say how great the products from this shop smell. This is a bad apple!
As soon as I washed this off I could tell that this wasnt going to work. My hair felt really dry (more so than normal) yet it had a really weird feel to it as well, which I later came to notice was grease! And lots of it. My hair brush wouldnt go through my hair properly and it just generally felt like sh*t at this point. But I carried on hair drying and straightening my hair like I normally would.
It just started getting worse. After that not only did my hair feel terrible it looked it as well. When I had finished straightening it I had hoped it would look glossy, shiny & clean but it looked like none of the above! It looked filthy & very, very greasy. I wasnt aware that you hair could feel dry and look greasy at the same time but this shampoo really managed it. I know I washed it all out of my hair properly so that wasnt the problem it was the shampoo itself. As I mentioned at the start I have often had exeriences with shampoos from this shop and this product was no different and I will never be using one ever again. This is such a shame because I dont have a bad word to say about most of the Bodshop products Ive tried. The shampoo/conditioners are just the worst product out of everything they sell.
I would stay well away from this in the future and I highly suggest everyone else does as well. I am truly shocked to find this is a shampoo for normal/dry hair because if anything this made my hair feel a lot drier. It makes your hair look and feel terrible I cant think of anythign nice to say about it.
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****I've also written a review on the conditioner, I apologise for the extreme similarity but this is written in mind of a non-dooyooer investigating this independently of the conditioner. Please bare with me if you've read the other.****
Having finally run out of the tresemme 24 hour volume shampoo and conditioner, and having come into some birthday money, I decided to give my hair a more expensive treat. The Body Shop is by far my favourite cosmetic company, for multiple reasons including their charity work (both highly publicised and not), their animal testing ethics (let's face it, it's becoming defunct anyway) and the consistently high quality I find in their products, so it was my first, and last, stop for hair treat goodness.
I'm really lucky when it comes to my hair. I colour it but I use black dye so fading isn't a problem when choosing a shampoo, and it's fine but I have so much of it that it doesn't look thin (though I admit I like to add volume when I can!). It's always very shiny and healthy looking so I tend to steer clear of products for dry hair, especially as my hair tends to be a bit greasy after 36 hours.
*WHY I CHOSE IT*
The olive range wasn't my first choice. When I was browsing the hair range I noticed that it was for normal/dry hair, and the addition of olive oil made me assume that it would be more moisturising than my roots could handle, so I was leaning towards the guarana berry volumising range. Also, my hair doesn't really need any more shine! But talking to the shop assistant I discovered that feedback from other customers said that this was the best shampoo of the lot and that the main benefit was that the olive range made your hair feel really, really soft. So I was persuaded.
*MY EXPERIENCES AND THOUGHTS*
The shampoo is clear and has a medium viscosity. There is a very strong scent, it's quite a fresh and herbal scent, in no way floral or sweet, this is in stark contrast to, say the fruity body washes or butters. I love the scent, in fact out of all the hair ranges this is the one I like most.
I use a blob the size of a 50p coin on my shoulder length hair and this produces a dense lather which really envelops my entire scalp and the full length of my hair. The scent is really noticeable when lathering.
This takes a moderate amount of rinsing, but that is always the case for medium length hair. When fully rinsed, my hair is squeaky clean but not dried out as is usual when shampooing longer hair (probably thanks to the olive oil). The scent lingers but is not overpowering.
After I use the conditioner to smooth.
When I've dried my hair I find it to be unusually soft and touchable, and surprisingly when I brush my hair at the end of a regular day there are significantly less tugs than usual. It doesn't feel greasy as I had worried. It is shiny, but since my hair is always shiny I can't give a fair comparison with other brands/ranges.
In a nut shell-I LOVE this shampoo and will likely buy it whenever money isn't too tight.
It costs £2.40 for 60 ml (travel size), £5.35 for 250 ml and £7.80 for 400 ml. They have two deals on where you can get two 250 ml products for £8.70 or two 400 ml products for £11.80 (I think), and I opted for the latter, though the former is slightly better value.
The bottles are widely recyclable though I don't know if they are made from recycled plastic or not.
© L Wade 2009 - submitted only on dooyoo.
Olive glossing shampoo from the body shop
I have been experimenting with my hair colour for about a year, changing from brown to bright red to dark red, then back to dark brown again, and all of this abuse has left my hair really dry. Then i discovered the body shops olive glossing shampoo, it is for normal to dry hair, which seemed perfect. It has olive oil in (obviously), which injects lots of moisture into your hair and the olive oil is directly sourced and produced in Italy, so they get more profit for the oil. The shampoo also contains organic honey, which is from Zambia, which helps protect the forests and provides people with jobs.
It gently cleanses, smoothes and moisturizes your hair, leaving it like cashmere to touch! Also the oil extract in the shampoo contains antioxidants which protect the hair.
At first i wasn't sure that it was going to work, because my hair can get a bit greasy sometimes and i didn't want to make it look worse, but i was pleasantly surprised! It made my hair soft, shiny (but not greasy) and made my hair look more healthy! Although i don't think that it would be suitable for people with fine or greasy hair as it may make it worse and weigh it down. Currently at the body shop a 250ml bottle of shampoo is £5.35, which is a very good price! you can also buy a 60ml travel size bottle of shampoo for £2.40!
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For Normal to Dry hair / Help improve the condition of your hair /