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In case you've just tuned into my latest reviews, I've had a lot of body shop vouchers mounting up to se for January as well as a very generous gift card for Christmas from my boyfriend. So I was ill one day, Being Ill+having money=internet shopping. It's a very bad thing to do but can't be helped. I went onto the body shop website and they had and still do have an offer on of spend £50 and get £25 off. I found myself adding random things into my basket just to make use of the offer, this product was in there.
The 60ml version of this wa sin the sale for just £2 so I thought why not, I'll give it a try. However teh same conditioner wasn't in the sale which is odd so I bought another conditioner instead. This particular rainforest shampoo (as there are a varaiety) is for moisturising dry hair. I don't have dry hair, I have normal hair but like I said it was in the sale so why not.
Upon opening the bottle I was quite disappointed because had no particular scent that I could even recognise, it was just a mash of ingredients that gave no distinct smell. The liquid gel colour was slightly yellow but that was about it. In terms of smell and appearance this was less than average and quite disappointing for the body shop, nevermind.
When applying to my hair this never even lathered up, no bubbles were made when rubbing in like normal I had to really scrub my scalp to get any hints of bubbles, for me when it lathers up that's how I know it's working so this was different for me. I didn't even know if it was working. I soon stopped tryign to force bubbles and just rinsed my hair, to my dismay and weirdly while wet my hair so was matted and really dry even after applying rainforest volume conditioner, It was that knotted I darent brush it before drying. My hair is never that knotted so I wasn't happy.
When dry which did take a while my hair to me did not feel how I expected. Usually I have baby soft hair because I take care of it, and this felt corse and hay like, it was horrid. I quickly shoved it into a bobble and went to get my hair cut. Although my hair dresser noted how soft my hair felt.
Overall, this was cheap and I'm not happy with the product yet to other peoples hands my hair was really soft. Very odd product indeed.
I have a Body Shop, Love Your Body card and often pop in the see what goodies I can get. On this particular occasion I had some birthday discount to spend and was led towards some shampoo in the Rainforest range. I have dry, frizzy hair which has a few highlights in so I opted for the moisture version.
~~Packaging and cost~~
The shampoo comes in 3 sizes: 60ml, 250ml and 400ml which cost £2.00, £4.50 and £6.50 respectively. I was offered the 400ml bottle for the same price as the 60ml bottle which I thought was a bargain. The bottle is green tinged with simple labelling and looks fresh and new. It has a simple flip top with a small opening. I must say that the plastic is quite firm and slippery and it is not that easy to squeeze the shampoo out especially on the second wash when your hands are a little slippery.
The shampoo is quite runny and is clear in colour which in itself is a problem as when you are the shower it runs easily off your hand and it is hard to see how much you have squeezed into your hand. It does not lather very well at all and my hair needs 2 sometimes 3 washes for it to feel really clean, which makes this terrible value for money. It has no aroma really which is a shame as I love to smell my hair after it has been washed.
Leaves your hair feeling unwashed and lifeless; as if it has been coated with something. Little lathering means you need several washes to get it 'clean'.
A poor shampoo that does not make your hair feel clean and fresh. It is not good value as I needed several washes to get even half clean.
I placed a large Body Shop order earlier in the month and recieved a 60ml bottle of this shampoo as a free gift.
I was given the choice of a few diffferent types of shampoo and conditioners to choose from and I chose the moisture shampoo as I straighten my hair daily so it can look and feel a little dry at times. The Body Shop claim that this shampoo gently cleanses, restores moisture and improves the hair's softness without weighing it down. They say that it leaves hair with a smooth and shiny finish and it is specifically aimed at dry and damaged hair. It is free of chemicals such as sulphates and parabens and it contains pracaxi oil, manketti nut oil, honey and sugar.
The shampoo is available in three different sizes - 60ml, 250ml and 400ml. These are priced at £2, £4 and £6, which I feel is quite reasonable for a shampoo which has so many benefits when used on the hair, plus it contains lots of natural, nourishing ingredients and it is not tested on animals. The shampoo comes in a cylindar shaped plastic bottle which has a flip lid. When the lip lid is opened it has a little hole which dispenses the shampoo when the bottle is tipped upside down and the hole stops the shampoo from flowing out too quickly. The tall, reasonably slim bottle has a large label wrapped around it. This has a white, yellow and green color scheme and it is quite bland and it does look quite cheap, in my opinion.
The label has The Body Shop's logo on it, the product name and a picture of what looks like leaves of an exotic tree. The bottle has a dark green tint to it and the shampoo itself is a light peachy kind of colour. It's not very thick or creamy like I had expected it to be and the consistency is quite runny. It spreads over my hair nicely but I find that I need at least 2 large blobs of it to cover all of my long, thick hair which is a slight disadvantage as my bottle is only 1/4 full after a handful of uses. The shampoo lathers up well, producing plenty of bubbles and thick, creamy foam. It washes out well and leaves no residue.
My hair feels a lot silkier, smoother and softer after using this as well as clean and really moisturised. It also appears shiny and healthy and the scent lingers in my hair for a while after application leaving it smelling fresh and clean. The smell is quite an odd one, but it is pleasant and I soon got used to it. It has a fresh, fruity smell with refreshing hints of citrus and tones of what reminds me of liquorish. I've read a few reviews on Blogspot which have given this low ratings and claimed that it is drying and smells unpleasant, but I totally disagree.
Overall, I recommend this shampoo as it leaves my hair feeling and looking great and it is a reasonable price.
I recently did some shopping online at The Bodyshop and managed to get this shampoo as a freebie because I spent over a certain amount. The brand frequently offer these kind of deals so if you are a regular shopper in the highstreet it's worth checking out their internet deals. Anyway, you could choose between several shampoos and conditioners in the Bodyshop range as your freebie and I chose this Rainforest Moisture Shampoo for dry hair. I have bleached hair and the colour stripping process does leave my hair quite frazzled and parched unfortunately. I also liked the name and description of the shampoo as it sounds so exotic.
The shampoo I got comes in a 60ml sized bottle and this costs £2 although you can get larger sizes in 250ml and 400mls which cost £4 and £6 respectively. The bottle I have is a pale green colour which means it's not recyclable in my local area which is dissapointing. The bottle has a fully removeable top with a deep lipped flip lid. This is both easy to edge open and is also secure so I'd happily take this shampoo if I was travelling.
There is a colourful label on the bottle which features pictures of honeycombs, rainforest trees and sun kissed leaves. This gives some indication of the ingredients of the shampoo although there is some text which also tells you what's in the special formula. The shampoo contains pracaxi oil (a tropical tree), manketti nut oil, honey (fairtrade) and sugar. Most importantly it contains no silicones, no sulphates, no parabens and no colourants meaning this is a very natural and 'chemically light' product.
The shampoo looks green coloured through the bottle but when you squeeze the soft plastic bottle it emerges as a light honey coloured gel which flows like runny honey. To use this it's advised that you "rub in the hands" prior to applying to the hair. I don't need to use all that much shampoo despite having very long hair as it is quite rich. I find that it lathers pretty well although not as profusely as other shampoos I've used. It feels like quite a dense and luxurious foam as I'm working it through my hair and onto my scalp.
The fragrance of the shampoo is very pleasing. I'd descibe it as having hints of tobacco combined with fresh and light fruity notes like passionfruit and lime. It's one of the most pleasant fragrances I've ever encountered in a shampoo product.
The shampoo is easy to rinse out of my hair although I do find that the most dry areas of my hair feel a little harder to manage in the water. This is probably because when I use the shampoo my hair shafts seem to swell slightly. I don't know if this is because the hair is sucking up the moisture giving goodness!
You can also get a complimentary conditioner in this range. At the stage where my hair is towel dried and ready to be styled I find it easy to brush and control. My hair actually feels a lot stronger and healthier after using this shampoo which I really am pleased about.
After fully drying I'm pleased to say my hair looks shiny, healthy, less dry and has more definition in shape. I have wavy hair so I often go from being curly to frizzy in a moment but after using this shampoo my hair seems to have more weight and those curls look like I've spent a lot of time on them.
I am really pleased with the performance of this shampoo and I love the fragrance and the brand's ethical directions. My only issue with the product is the price as I usually opt for quite cheap shampoos. I certainly couldn't afford to buy this regularly but I will probably aim to buy it now and then as a treat and for special occasions when I need my hair to look and feel great. Using the shampoo has certainly prompted me to want to try using this alongside the Rainforest Moisture Conditioner. I'd definitely recommend this.
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I bought this shampoo from The Body Shop in Manchester a while back now, sometime last year I believe.
I paid around £6 for the shampoo, which I was promised would NOT strip the colour from my hair. The store assistant in the shop told me that this shampoo has a mild and gentle formula which is ideal for dry and/ or damaged hair. My hair, at the time, was a dried up mess from too much colour build up so I decided to give this a go.
The smell of the shampoo is very uplifting and exotic. I loved the smell to it and I enjoyed inhaling it from the bottle! Unfortunately the scent of the shampoo is the best thing about it. The shampoo doesn't foam up all that well so you need to use LOTS of it to get any sort of foam from it. If you have long hair you will need around a sixth of the bottle each time that you use it. This works out at around £1 each time you wash your hair! Also, the shampoo left build up in my hair so when I combed my hair out after rinsing my hair felt all sticky and horrible. It felt tacky to the touch and this wasn't a good thing. I had to wash my hair again to remove the build up!
It didn't strip the colour from my hair but I was disappointed with the formula. I understand that it's a gentle formula but it needs more "foam" and it's not very easy to wash your hair with. The lather is extremely poor and it doesn't wash your hair as well as other shampoos do. Basic shampoos are much better than this.
Not for me i'm afraid.
I bought a bottle each of the shampoo and conditioner from this new range of hair care from the Body Shop Online. These are 250ml bottles and at the time, a few weeks ago, they were on a special offer where if you bought one bottle you got the second half price. These size bottles are usually £4 each but the offer meant I got both bottles for £6 or £3 each.
This new 'Rainforest' range comes in four varieties, Radiance, Balance, Shine and Moisture. I chose the Moisture products as my hair is highlighted and blowdried most days so can be a bit dry. It seems that they are phasing out some of their other hair care ranges, for instance the Honey Oat and Bilberry Colour Protect products which I used to use have already disappeared from the website, so I assume this new range is replacing them.
The bottle is taller and thinner than the standard Body Shop bottles tend to be and it has a flip top lid. The shampoo itself contains prakaxi and manketti nut oils to add moisture to the hair and repair damage, the shampoo also contains fair trade honey and sugar but does not contain any silicones, sulphates, parabens or colourants. A very wholesome product as you would expect from this brand.
So, on opening the bottle and using the product I was slightly surprised by the smell which is nowhere near as distinct or strong as most other Body Shop products I have used. I can't actually pick out what the definitive scent is, it is a floral/fruity mix and pleasent enough but not as 'wow' as I expect from the Body Shop.
The liquid is a yellowish colour and to be fair it rinses out easily enough. After using (in conjunction with the matching conditioner), my hair feels soft and shiny and it smells fairly nice - but for me this shampoo does not feel as special or luxurious or effective as the Bilberry products used to and it does not smell as amazing as the Honey range.
There is an issue with lathering this product - it states on the bottle and is indeed true that the best method is to lather (or attempt to) between your hands before applying to your hair, you will never get rich, thick suds with this product though and that is because of the previously mentioned lack of sulphates. Sodium Laureth Sulphate is the notable ingredient which causes such products to lather and whilst I am aware of some controversy around use of this particular element, it certainly does do a great job of lathering. This SLS free product is virtually impossible to lather which is a shame, after use, however, your hair does feel clean.
Yes, it works and its nice enough, but for me this product did not quite tick all of the boxes to justify the price tag. It is expensive for the amount you get and therefore, to my mind, needs to be something special and unfortunately this just did not make that kind of impact on me.