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Herbal Essences – Clairol Colour Me Happy, Shine Enhancing Shampoo for Coloured Hair

**WHAT IT DOES**

Herbal Essences is a hair care range. This particular product is a shampoo, which has been specifically designed for coloured hair. It is supposed to replenish your hair making it more manageable. It has conditioners in it to protect your hair leaving it radiant and healthy. So in short it is supposed to get your hair clean and condition it at the same time.

**PACKAGING**

I have to say when Herbal Essences changed their packaging I didn’t realise it was there product as it was a radical change. At the start I thought it made the product seem cheaper. Since then I have changed my mind. The bottle is funky with a fluorescent green lid and trendy pink in colour. The writing on the bottle is in white, which is clear to read, and the Herbal Essence logo, which is a circle, is a hologram of green lines. It looks very modern and girlie. The bottle is see through so you can see the shampoo inside but as the bottle is pink in colour you can’t be sure what colour the shampoo is as the product can not be seen clearly. Up the two sides of the bottle has groves which are in the shape of bubbles, which is a nice touch.

The bottle and lid is made out of plastic so it is durable and can withstand being dropped without breaking. It also means it is very waterproof. The front label is plastic so if it gets wet it isn’t destroyed easily. The label on the back of the bottle is made out of a more paper like label, which is less waterproof than the front label. It can withstand water however will start to deteriorate especially at the edges if it spends a lot of time in the water.

**INGREDIENTS**
 

This shampoo includes Acai berries and satin. Acai berry contains about 30 times more anti-oxidants than grapes. It is also rich in Omega 6 and 9 to constantly nourish your hair. Satin will nourish your hair from root to tip.

**PRODUCT**
 

The lid is not screw off instead you have to push down on one side of the lid to open it and then squeeze the bottle to get the product out. This is useful as it saves the hassle of having to open and close the lid as it opens easily and closes in the same way. It means less water leaks into the bottle especially if you drop the bottle by accident into water with the lid open.

The shampoo itself is pearly pink in colour and is moderately thick in consistency. It has a pleasant smell of berries, which is overpowering but your hair doesn’t smell overly much like this after you wash it. Personally I think the smell is too sweet and isn’t to my taste my partner thinks it smells like airfreshener. I prefer aqua smelling products but saying this I feel my hair smells fresh after using it.

To use you put a blob on your hand, you don’t need to use a lot as it lathers easily. Then massage your head lathering the shampoo into your hair thoroughly until you are satisfied your hair is clean and then rinse thoroughly. If you feel the need you can repeat this process. Personally I don’t feel that it is necessary as it cleans my hair completely and easily the fist time I use it but it all depends on your hair type.

**MY EXPERIENCE**
 

When I think of Herbal Essence I am reminded of the advert with the girl in the shower saying yes yes yes! So does it really lives up to what it has been portrayed.

Well I feel that this is a good product to use as it cleans your hair making it feel fresh. It claims to condition your hair but I feel that I still need to use a conditioner, as it doesn’t condition my hair enough to make much of a difference. It lasts me longer than other shampoos as I don’t need to use as much to make sure my hair is clean and fresh. It lathers very easily.

I’m not crazy about the smell as it is sweet and you can smell the aroma when you use it but at the end your hair doesn’t smell like it so to me it doesn’t matter. You need to take care to wash it out like all shampoos but if you don’t use too much this will not be a problem.

I would recommend this product for washing your hair but the smell could put you off. It will leave your hair soft and fresh however you will need to use additional conditioners. Personally I’m not sure I would purchase it again.

Further reading

http://www.bukisa.com/articles/346036_kinky-balm-toni-guy

http://www.bukisa.com/articles/346663_great-to-make-your-life-seem-less-dull

 

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