“ Brand: Trevor Sorbie / Type: Hair Shampoo / What it does: Smoothes, „
I bought this product recently when it was on special offer. I always have used budget (shops own) shampoos previously and so was expecting something extra special from this high priced (£6.99 ish) celebrity hairdresser shampoo. I also bought it and used it in conjunction with the conditioner in the same range.
I have long naturally straight hair which this product is made for. I never usually use a shampoo for straight hair as I wasn't sure there was any advantage.
I was severely disappointed with this shampoo as I found it did nothing special to my hair. I washed and dried my hair as usual and noticed absolutely nothing different, than using a cheaper brand shampoo.
The bottle I found was an annoying shape. The lid flips back, and when you are trying to squirt out the shampoo (it is quite thick) the lid flaps around all over the place. I didn't think this was particurly useful. As the lid is slanted it also make it quite difficult to upturn the bottle to get all the shampoo out of the bottle.
The fragrance was nice but not overpowering. It was just a clean smell - not too chemically. I wouldn't however but this product for scent alone.
The packaging looks quite funky but on the shelf with all the other Trevor Sorbie products I did find it quite difficult to select the ones for my hair type. The packaging was all too similar. If you use this product regularly though I expect you will know what you are looking for.
I wouldn't recommend this product and certainly won't buy it again, unless it is very cheap.
I've always been impressed by Trevor Sorbie's products, so when he launched a new range especially for long hair I decided that it would be worth growing my hair long again to try it (bizarre logic I know, but that's the way my mind works!) 3 years on and it seemed that the range which I had previously loved had disappeared from the shelves. Imagine my joy when I saw a review on Dooyoo of a product in this range that indicated they were back on the shelves of Boots! Off I trotted (armed with £2 off Haircare voucher!)
Anyone who has long hair will understand how difficult it is to keep it in good condition as the longer it is, the older it is and the more care it needs to protect it from damage. Well, those delightful people at Trevor Sorbie have come up with a 'unique formulation' which includes 18MEA, which apparently is uniquely found in hair and targets the damaged areas, replenishing those essential lipids. These lipids supposedly form a microscopic layer on the outside of each hair cuticle, protecting it from damage and giving a smoother appearance. Well, it sounds like a lot of sciencey mumbo jumbo to me, but you've gotta get a gimmick, as they say.
The range includes shampoo, conditioner, and an intensive conditioning treatment, all of which come in different colours according to whether you have straight or curly hair (a light turquoise for straight hair and a blue if you're a curly girlie). An added bonus for me is that it's also suitable for coloured hair so it won't strip your hair of all those rainbow colours you paid £60 to have put in.
The shampoo is packaged in a 250ml tube, a pearlised turquoise with white lettering. There is a plastic lid which flips open to reveal a small hole which, when the bottle is squeezed, dispenses the shampoo. The packaging has undergone a rebranding since I last bought this, and I have to say, it looks far cheaper and much less impressive - the old packaging was seethrough with a kind of marble effect, revealing the light blue of the product. It's also far more difficult to use: because the shampoo is only dispensed on squeezing the bottle, it tends to come out in something of an unexpected rush and it's very tricky to get just the amount you want, and the fact that the bottle isn't seethrough means you never really know how much you have left.
However, the shampoo itself is lovely and thick and feels silky in your hands. As I worked it into my hair, I noticed the gorgeous smell - fruity but far more subtle than, say, the Aussie range- almost more like perfume. The smell is just strong enough so that your hair has a nice fragrance to it should they get close enough to smell it, but not so strong that you'll be choking on it all day! It works up quickly into a lather - not a great lather, but then the water in our area is ridiculously hard, so that's not too surprising. It's also nice and easy to rinse out.
I'm glad to see that despite the rebrand, the formula itself doesn't appear to have changed. This shampoo leaves my hair really soft and increases the amount of shine it has to it. Obviously the results aren't quite as good as higher priced brands like Kerastase, but to be honest, with a product that is simply cleansing my hair, I prefer to find a cheaper brand that works well and spend the budget on conditioner. This is one of the best shampoo's I've found for my hair and it works really well to sleeken it - I have long hair with a lot of split ends so it's easy for it to look flyaway, but this leaves it that bit smoother and with much less static. I find that straightening my hair now takes about half the time it used to and it also stays straight for much longer.
This conditioner is available exclusively in Boots stores and on their website at www.boots.com and will set you back £4.79, which means it's actually gone down in price since I last bought it. The range is currently on a 3 for 2, or you can wait until Boots are issuing haircare vouchers if you're after a bargain.
Specially designed for long hair, it detangles and reduces static leaving hair smooth and moisturised /