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I have pretty long hair which is thick and can be unruly at times (thank god for GHD's!) and I have found that as a rule if I buy cheap shampoos that they do nothing at all for my hair. In the past I used to use the John Frieda brunette range but when I spotted the Trevor Sorbie professional beautiful brunette range on a two items for six pounds offer in boots a few weeks ago I decided to give it a go.
The shampoo comes in a rich chocolate brown coloured plastic bottle which stands on its lid. On the front of the bottle there is a silver patch with the Trevor Sorbie logo and there is also the product name lower down on the bottle. The bottle tells us that this shampoo is suitable for all hair types and contains heat protection shine and colour enhancing technology. The bottle looks smart and professional and so I think it looks nice in my bathroom.
Opening the lid of the bottle is easy and you can squeeze some of the shampoo on to your hand easily too. The shampoo is a rich dark brown colour and has a gorgeous scent to it. The scent of the shampoo is hard to describe but it smells somewhat luxurious I think personally. Now this shampoo actually uses semi permanent dyes to revitalise tired looking brown hair so that it is left looking rejuvenated! As it uses this dye it is quite important to massage it in to lather on your wet hair for a couple of minutes to allow the colour to become activated. You should also make sure that you rinse the hair thoroughly, especially around the hair line, to avoid any staining on the skin.
As I rub this shampoo in to my wet hair I notice that it smells really nice. I like the fact that the shampoo has a quite strong distinctive smell as I like to be able to smell it on my hair after I have dried it and styled it. I also notice that my hands get a kind of red/brown tint to them as I rub it in to my hair but this immediately comes off in the water.
When I dry my hair after using this shampoo it does look shiny and healthy but it doesn't feel quite as good as it looks to be honest with it feeling somewhat dry. I did purchase an intensive conditioner with this shampoo bit this is meant to be used weekly rather than after every hair wash. I should have perhaps bought the matching conditioner with the shampoo in retrospect.
Despite the dry feeling to my hair I do quite like this shampoo as it seems to really brighten up my hair with the semi permanent dyes. Thankfully I haven't managed to stain my face/towels/bathroom yet whilst using this but I would advise that you take care just in case!
A 250ml bottle of this shampoo, which is intended for people who are the darker shades of brunette, costs £5.10 at its usual selling price. Boots currently have a promotion running where you can buy three Trevor Sorbie products for the price of two and so it is a good time to buy really should you be interested. I would say this is an ok shampoo but it is far from perfect.
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Well everyone is entitled to there own opinions, however I must say that I disagree with earlier reviews on this product. I recently found this product in my local 'Home Bargains' store for 1.99 each for shampoo & conditioner. I decided to buy it as my colour never seems to last long and I recognised the name as a good brand. Since using the products my hair has vastly improved and I have found that my hair looks shiny, glossy and as though it has just been coloured each time I wash it. I do not find that I am staining my towels or bathroom. I find it strange how you all say it leaves your hair feeling greasy and you stain towels, have you ever thought it could be due to the fact that your not rinsing your hair properly? Just a suggestion, try using a shower head or cup to rinse your hair rather than just dunking your hair under the water.I agree the bottles are difficult to open and the conditioner requires both hands in order to squeeze any out, however other than that I am completely satisfied with the product but would advise people not to bother buying it from boots
Trevor Sorbie Colour+ Brunette Shampoo
I used it a few months ago and it looked really good but when I tried it, all did was stain my scalp brownish which was horrible. And it did not do anything for my hair colour, I did not see any difference in my hair colour, which was disappointing as it looked professional and trevor sorbie is a celebrity and I thought that the products ould reflect his high standards but I was wrong.
It also made my hair greasy and heavy, that combined with a scalp that has been stained brown is not good! I would definatly not recommend this shampoo to anyone, it is really not worth the money!
It is currently at boots for £4.75 which is very expensive for possibly the worst shampoo that I have ever used! But if you want to try it, it is also available from superdrug and super markets. I would not recommend this shampoo to anyone especially to anyone with a sensitive scalp.
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Trevor Sorbie Brunette shampoo caught my eye in boots a few weeks ago. It looked and sounded just what i needed to use between my six weekly hair colour appointments.
The 250ml bottle with the conditioner of the same range set me back a tenner but I thought it would be worth it to maintain my hair between salon visits.
Trevor Sorbie MBE is a name most people would trust and I have used his products in the past and been very satisfied.
This Brunette Shampoo claims to 'enhance your hair colour and leave in top condition' Alledgedly if you use this in conjunction with other products in this range it will make you feel youve just stepped out of the salon'
The dark coloured shampoo is infused with brown colour tones and this should enhance your natural brunette colour, it contains 18MEA which is your hairs natural shine complex and lastly it contains a unique anti-oxidant which is proven to protect hair from heat styling and damage.
Usage is much as any shampoo. Wet hair, work a small amount of shampoo into your palms and distribute evenly through your hair. Massaging for two minutes should activate the colour.
Ive used this product a handful of times now along with the conditioner and am afraid to say that I find it very disappointing.
I find the cap impossible to open with wet hands, I find the smell not shampoo like at all - its almost a 'dirty' smell. I find it gloopy and slimey and its a job to make it lather. I find it stains my towels and the grouting between my bathroom tiles and most importantly I guess, my hair feels very heavy the next day and whilst normally I only wash my hair three times a week, when using this I feel my hair needs a wash the next day.I cant honestly say that I notice a colour change to my hair either.
Thought that I should just add here (as it may or may not make a difference) that I have extremely long hair hence the splahed bathroom when i wash my hair and also as a wearer of glasses Im obviously half bling when it comes to washing my hair without glasses lol. I dont honestly feel that my review would be much different if i had short hair and had 20/20 vision but perhaps there wouldnt be the splashing and it would be easier to rinse my hair hence wouldnt be on the towels.
I pursued with this a few times purely because of the cost but it will definately go into the back of my bathroom cabinet now to be thrown in six months time to no doubt make room for something else!
I've often toyed with the idea of colouring my hair but never really had the guts to do so and don't like the idea that, once I start, I have to carry on. I've got naturally glossy brown hair that does have some reddish hues hidden amongst the darker hair (not forgetting the odd spattering of "distinguished" hair). It therefore struck me as entirely possible that the new-ish range of colour-enhancing shampoos might just offer me the little bit of variety that I craved.
I've been quite impressed by Trevor Sorbie products in the past and, upon seeing his colour-enhancing range I decided to take my chances.
The shampoo is designed for natural and colour-treated hair and aims to enhance the colour of the hair as you wash. It won't actually colour your hair and certainly won't cover the distinguished strands.
As expected, the shampoo was a reddish brown, not dissimilar to other colour-enhancing or chestnut and henna shampoos. The shampoo is a nice consistency, runny rather than creamy but not so loose as to be a problem. The shampoo lathers quite well, even in a relatively hard water area. The feel was quite plain though without that rich, bubbly lather of a type associated with an expensive shampoo. The shampoo was quite easy to distribute through the hair though (unlike the glosser in the same range but that's another opinion entirely). The rinse was good and my hair left feeling clean.
The smell is quite different from other similar products which tend to have a cocoa-like (or even sweet chestnut) smell. This, in contrast is quite an earthy scent. It's not a prettily scented shampoo and, to be honest, I'm not that sure I like it. Although earthy, it lacks warmth in the scent. The scent also lingers after the wash and, throughout the day I'll catch a whiff of the shampoo. On a couple of occasions this has really thrown me and I've wondered what I can smell!
I guess, the test for this shampoo is whether the colour of my hair was actually enhanced or not, as well as how well it washes. Although I'd say that it passes the wash test I'm really not convinced about the colour test.
My hair was clean and shiny looking after drying but no more so than with any decent shampoo. Certainly a single wash was not enough to tell of any difference. Daily use over a week didn't show much difference either. In certain lights I might have said that the red tones in my hair were slightly enhanced but it certainly wasn't obvious. My hair was in great condition though.
The shampoo claims that it won't dehydrate hair. Whilst measuring the moisture content of hair is beyond my capabilities I can say that my hair was certainly not dried out by this product.
I do have an issue with the product (aside from the smell!), however, and that's the packaging. The issues are two-fold. The first is the distinctive shape of the cap. The top of the bottle unscrews and the top of the cap is angled at a slant meaning you can't put the cap down upside-down. This means that you have to stand the cap on the bath or shower as it came off the bottle. As the product contains colour and there are warnings that it might stain (although I've not had an issue so far) this doesn't seem too sensible. The other issue is that the product just doesn't dispense that well. The bottle is rigid and after you're half-way or so down the bottle expect to wait a wee while for the product to actually come out. You can't remedy this by storing the bottle upside-down due to the aforementioned slanted cap. Poor design!
The shampoo is priced in line with other premium shampoos at around the £5 mark for a reasonable sized bottle. You'll often find it on offer in major retailers though so I wouldn't pay full price if you can avoid it!
Would I recommend it? Um, probably not. The poor packaging design and the questionable scent probably put me off enough to prevent me seeking this out again. My hair was left in good condition but then there are other more convenient and better smelling products that will achieve this too. The colour enhancement was not apparent enough to make up for the deficiencies. If you fancy trying something like this then I'd go for Umberto Gianinni or John Frieda's versions of the colour-enhancing shampoo. They're about the same price but smell a lot better. Both still suffer dispensing issues but for different reasons though! Style over functionality, clearly.
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