“ Brand: Toni & Guy / Type: Hair Shampoo „
My partner recently bought me this shampoo for Christmas. I have always loved Toni & Guy products but find when not on offer they can be quite expensive, so had not used any of their products for quite a while.
I had used the straight collection before and also the dry hair products, but this is by the far the best Toni & Guy shampoo I have ever used. It is soft and silky in texture and a tiny amount washes all of my hair bubbling up into a dreamy texture. It smells wonderfully perfume and I a few people have commented on the fragrance - it is very strong and smells all through the day too - which is very rare for a shampoo product.
Not only does this product wash your hair extremely well with very little product, it also leaves my hair shiny like no other product has before. My hair feels in very good condition, which as a straightener addict is such a relief.
My partner said he paid £10 for the shampoo and the conditioner which for the quality of the product I think is extremely good value.
I would definitely recommend this product to any brunette or red head - I can guarantee you will love this shampoo and it will be at the top of your shopping list for years to come!
J'Adore this shampoo. I first started using it years ago, when it was plain old 'RED' shampoo, not Red Brunette... I left it alone for a very long time, after discovering that I preferred black and dark brown hair.
Recently, I re-discovered my roots (as such) and decided on some red streaks in my hair. My lovely hairdresser agreed, but told me that artificial red fades fast, especially in the sun. I went ahead anyway, and noticed no difference for weeks, and was very pleased with myself.
However, my recent trip to Abersoch meant that increased exposure to the sun had a horrifying effect on my hair. When I arrived, I had cherry red streaks, but as I left, they had turned an unattractive shade of blone-pink. Not happy.
Well, to cut the story short, I hastened out to purchase this shampoo, and I have not been disappointed. The product can be used on natural or coloured hair, but it advises that if you are using it on coloured hair, not to use it every time you wash. In my desperation, I paid this no heed, and I have to say I have suffered no ill effects.
My red streaks are bright once more, and although they aren't as 'Salon Bright' as they once were, I'm certainly not ashamed of them. The rest of my hair is dark brown, and I have noticed some change in colour, but it is barely perceptible, and so I would not really recommend this product to anyone with dark hair. You won't get much of a result!
So in short, I would totally recommend it to anyone wanting to revive red hair, you will certainly notice a difference!
I paid about £5.49 for my 250ml bottle, and although at the moment I'm using mine everyday, a little does go a long way, so you should find that it will last you a good while. To my knowledge you can only get this in boots, but AT THE MOMENT they have a 3 for 2 offer on.
I recently had my hair dyed red, not the ginger orange colour as I really wasn't that brave but the darker mahogany colour. It wasn't really a drastic change as my hair was already dark brown with some copper tones in it but I just felt like it was time for a change! Now when I was a brunette there were so many different shampoos and conditioners for brunette hair to choose from that I expected it to be exactly the same for red heads. However after browsing the hair care counters in Boots for about twenty minutes I was shocked to discover how few products there were solely for red hair. I came away feeling rather disappointed as I'd had to settle for two Toni and Guy products that were designed for red brunette hair.
The majority of you will have heard of the Toni and Guy brand largely because they seem to have a hair salon within the majority of towns and even villages now. They're also well known due to their extensive range of products which can be bought directly from their salon but also from larger Boots stores too. Toni & Guy claim to be the most powerful hairdressing brand in the world, the brand began back in 1963 in South London and has grown massively since it was founded into a multinational company comprising of academies and salons worldwide including an impressive collection of products. They have over 250 salons in the UK and over 200 salons internationally with over 50 academies too. Quite impressive really!
The Toni and Guy Red Brunette Shampoo comes in a tall plastic bottle which a light silvery grey in colour with a frosted plastic lid. The front of the bottle shows the brand and product name in a shiny deep red colour and advertises the product as "to add enriched warmth and extra shine." The packaging looks quite expensive and certainly fits in with the salon image. The shampoo itself is dispensed using a pump and this is where the problems lie. Each pump dispenses about a pea sized amount of the product and you then have to wait for the pump to raise up again before repeating, as I've got quite thick hair I need a lot of shampoo and this proves to be a rather cumbersome and long winded way to dispense it.
When you finally get the shampoo out you'll see it's quite runny in terms of consistency, pretty much like any shampoo but what is different is the lovely rich red colour. It's like a dark copper mahogany in colour and it almost glimmers and sparkles in my bathroom lights. It's got a delicious salon smell to it which smells quite sweet and fills my whole shower with a gorgeous scent. The directions suggest you massage it into wet hair and work it into a rich lather, I've found it lathers up really easily and I need less of this shampoo to create such a lather than with other, cheaper shampoos. It then recommends then you rinse it out of your hair thoroughly and follow with the matching conditioner for optimum hair results.
The only downside to using this shampoo has to be the colour of it, although it's a really nice colour it does tend to stain my white bath and shower quite significantly unless I rinse it thoroughly after I've used it. I also found that when I used a white towel to dry my hair after getting out of the shower it did go a little pink; this did come out in the wash though. It left my hair smelling delicious and pretty much tangle free when I got out of the shower (I also use the matching conditioner). I then proceeded to dry and straighten my hair and have to say it looked really clean, really shiny and the colour appeared much brighter as if it had been revitalised. My friends even commented on it and asked if I'd had it re-dyed!
The back of the bottle contains some useful information about the shampoo which gave me some extra information. It tells you that it's designed to infuse droplets of colour and is actually a level one colourant meaning that it's not a hair dye but it does have a slight element of colourant in it. It won't actually dramatically alter the colour of your hair but it will enhance it, and I'd definitely agree with this claim. In addition it's also designed to cleanse your hair of any build up that can make it look dull and it will enhance any brunette or red tones in your hair too. In addition it creates a heat protector which I find particularly appealing as I often blow dry and then straighten my hair which can cause heat damage to it.
This shampoo costs £5.49 at Boots for a 250ml bottle, it's very often on special offer and it's currently part of a three for two deal so I'd recommend buying it when it is on offer. The bottle lasts me about as long as a standard bottle of shampoo although I do find I use moderately less of this one each time I wash my hair. Since I've had red hair I've used this shampoo, one for coloured hair and one for normal hair and have to argue that this one leaves my hair looking the shiniest and my colour looking the best. I really would recommend the Toni & Guy Red Brunette Shampoo to anyone with red hair or simply with some red tones in their brunette hair as I don't doubt it would work on either colour.
Thanks for reading.