Herbal Essences Brings Joy to Your Hair
By Alison Blackman
New Year, New Hair?
For the beginning of 2018 and The Advice Sisters Beauty and Style “new year new you” stories, I’m suggesting Clairol Herbal Essences.
This haircare is a bit “something old” (they’ve been around since 1972) but today’s Herbal Essences offer “also something new.”
This January Herbal Essences launched a couple of new collections. Each of the products features” bio:renew, ” the brand’s blend of antioxidants, aloe and sea kelp that helps repair your hair not just from the outside, but actually inside the strands themselves.
I think these Herbal Essences products have a whole new attitude to put some life into your hair.
This January Herbal Essences launches a couple of new collections. Each features” bio:renew, ” the brand’s blend of antioxidants, aloe and sea kelp that helps repair your hair not just from the outside, but actually within the hair itself.
The key ingredient that helps whisk away the “gunk” to leave hair clean, shiny, and volumized, is (so I’m told), “histidine.” It’ antioxidant and amino acid that can seek out the things you don’t want in your hair and help you wash them away.
By removing pollutants your hair stays cleaner from the inside out.
· Blue Ginger & Micellar Water Shampoo, Blue Ginger Conditioner and Blue Ginger Foam Conditioner
· Bourbon Manuka Honey Shampoo, Conditioner, and Oil Infused Crème
· White Strawberry & Sweet Mint Shampoo, Conditioner, and Dry Shampoo
· White Grapefruit & Mosa Mint Foam Conditioner
· Rosemary & Herbs Foam Conditioner
· Cucumber & Green Tea Foam Conditioner
I tried the Herbal Essences Bio-Renew Moisture Rosemary & Herbs Shower Foam Conditioner, and the Blue Ginger & Micellar Water Refresh Shampoo and Conditioner.
Blue Ginger & Micellar Water
If you have been using a lot of styling products, or your hair just doesn’t feel as clean as it should, the Blue Ginger & Micellar Water Refresh shampoo is a great choice to clean away the “gunk” that makes your hair dull, limp, lifeless and greasy, and do it quickly and safely.
There is a light fragrance that is supposedly notes of fresh ginger blossom, floral bouquets, and clean musk, but the scent was to my nose, a pleasingly light floral.
These products are Ph balanced and safe for color treated hair). They are $5.99 for 13.5 fl. oz.
My tests with this shampoo were great. It really does refresh hair. Even though it’s targeted towards those who have fine hair (mine is thick) I loved the way these products made my hair lively, soft and (most importantly) free of all the other things I have tried over the past couple of months that seemed to leave a film I couldn’t quite get rid of.
The volumizing conditioner also helps to deal with the flat limp and sad, Winter “hat hair.”
With this shampoo and conditioner, I could really see a difference.
Each of the collections has a foamy in the shower conditioner ($5.99 for 5.5 fl.oz.) as well as a regular conditioner.
To test a different formula I opted to try the Rosemary & Herbs foam conditioner. This product line is also targeted to fine hair but the main point is that the ingredients won’t weigh down your hair.
Like the other products, the foam conditioner also has zero parabens, but it does have Herbal Essences signature bio: renew blend of antioxidants, aloe, and sea kelp.
This conditioner was actually a lot of fun to use. If you were ever a kid who played with foam in the shower or bath, you’ll know what I mean.
I shook the can, pressed the button on the top, and out came a thick, “shaving cream” type foam. I applied it, let it absorb (that took about a minute) and then rinsed it out.
There was a very slight fragrance, with notes of herbs, mint, and sandalwood.
You might not experience a “screaming O” (remember those early commercials where a woman in the shower goes into fits of ecstasy?), but these products are budget beauty at its best. They do exactly what they are supposed to do, and they do it well.
All are available at food, drug and mass market retailers and for more information visit https://herbalessences.com