Product Type: Clairol Hair Straightener
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Not so seductively straight
Clairol Herbal Essences Seductively Straight
Member Name: carla-jane1990
Clairol Herbal Essences Seductively Straight
Advantages: Smells to die for
Disadvantages: My hair was not any noticeably straighter than before
I was given a 400ml bottle of herbal essences seductively straight shampoo as well as conditioner for Christmas as part of a pamper gift basket. Although I have tried many of the herbal essences range i was yet to try this one.
The claim herbal essences makes:
On the back of the bottle the tea at herbal essence has a lot to say about this product.
'why we love it: shampoo with botanical silk extract, cleans to help reveal natural shine.
The straight and narrow: no deviant hair behaviour tolerated here. Let this lush formula smooth your strands into a pin straight line.
Herbal lore. The royal treatment: supposedly discovered by the wife of n emperor, silk fabrics were reserved for Chinese royalty.'
So the creators of this product claim that your hair will be 'seductively straight' and revealing a 'natural shine' we will come back to whether this is achieved later.
The bottle shape is a funky curved bottle which has now become the bottle shape for all of the herbal essence range.in terms of being able to keep a grip on this bottle even in the bath nd shower I do think the unique shape does help in comparison to other branded bottles. The seductively straight bottle are a funky pink colour with a green lid. Through the bottle itself you can see the level of shampoo that is left which is always a idea that I like as there is nothing worse than soaking your hair and going to grab your shampoo and conditioner and them being empty. The front of the bottle has the herbal essence label and a lovely pink flower and also the type of shampoo so in this case seductively straight. Is also give a very brief description on the purpose of this shampoo. This bottle states that is for dry damaged hair and also that it contains pink lily and Asian silk extracts. On the back of the bottle it has all of the herbal essence statements and ingredients.
On opening this bottle and have a quick snif you can quickly notice the smell of flowers which I can only guess is the pink Lily's. The smell is not too over powering but once you have washed your hair with it you can notice the smell when swooshing you hair for a good 24 hours. I have never been disappointed with any of the smells from any of the herbal essence ranges and this one was no exception.
The shampoo: the shampoo comes out a white creamy colour not the pink colour that the bottle makes it look. I have very short hair so used a small amount smaller that a 50 pence piece size. I lathered this up in my hair for a good too minuets working right through to the scalp then rinse till its all out. I did not need to repeat this s I just followed with the same amount of conditioner. Even when we I could smell the pink Lily's.
Was my hair seductively straight?
My hair tends to go very Afro when blow dried so I try not to style using a hair dryer so I rough dried my hair using my finger tips. Once I had done this i did still need to use my straighteners and would say my hair wasn't any straighter than when I use any other shampoo or conditioner. S to as that this is specifically to make your hair seductively straight this was not the case with me.
Did my hair have a natural shine?
I did notice that my hair had that gleam to it in sun light or under house hold lights. This is the gleam I do from experience with herbal essence expect to get and In this case I was not disappointed.
Price and availability:
This can be bought from any supermaket, chemist, all shops that sell shampoos and conditioners as well as online. Depending on bottle sizes, where you are shopping and offers at the time you can buy this from between £2 something and £4 something.
Although I would say no this shampoo did not make my hair any straighter than any other shampoo it did leave my hair with a lovely gleam as well as a gorgeous smell. I will be buying this product again.
I will be giving this 3 stars as I do feel that if the product does not do what it specifically states it does this is a problem.
Summary: Great smell but not doing its job