I love trying different shampoos and conditioners; I always have. I have dyed my hair several times throughout my teens and early twenties and I only stopped doing so a couple of years ago when I started a “love yourself the way you are”mission. I wanted to try and be more natural so that meant no hair dyeing, less make-up etc. Having dyed my hair so many times, I was definitely calling out SMH- no, not shake my head, but SAVE MY HAIR!
It took awhile for my hair to feel less brittle, and I am still wishing I had fuller, thicker hair instead of the thin hair that I have but oh well, work with what you’ve got, right? I have been using the Live Clean line recently because it feels so natural and my hair likes it but I always return to my favorite brand- Herbal Essences. The scents that this line has are just too amazing. Therefore, when I was accepted for a #BzzAgent Campaign #Gotitfree and I was able to try the new Bio-Renew line of Herbal Essence Shampoo, Conditioner and Dry Shampoo, I was ecstatic #LetLifeIn. I usually purchase the Coconut Milk Hydration line, so I wanted to try something new to help repair my hair that is dealing with the harsh Montreal Winter at the moment. Here are my reviews of each product (spoiler- I LOVE them). I will also share the description and ingredient of each at the end.
The new Herbal Essences’ collection is changing the hair care game. With nine collections inspired by nature, your hair will feel nourished from the outside in. On top of those fantastic smelling natural ingredients, the collection is specially formulated with a new blend called bio:renew to make your hair more vibrant and full of life. Bio:renew merges the best of nature and science, combining antioxidants, aloe and sea kelp to remove build up and restore softness and shine to your hair while the dry shampoo instantly absorbs oil for a water-less wash that leaves no excess residue. Get ready to enjoy irresistibly vibrant hair.
Argan Oil of Morocco:
Shampoo– This shampoo smells delicious and it made me super excited to try the conditioner. It came out thick like a conditioner but it felt very lightweight and it made my hair feel squeaky clean. Ladies, you know what I mean when I say squeaky clean right? It is hard to explain but you know the feeling when you get it because not all shampoos offer it. Perhaps it’s because they do not have as many natural ingredients in them. Either way, I absolutely love how this shampoo makes my hair feel, without making it seem like all of the natural oils are stripped away and how it smells afterwards. I was laying in bed with my fiance and I was confused because he smelled like vanilla- I only realized afterwards that it was because I was smelling my own hair. Doh. I swear, you can’t make this stuff up- I was laughing for ten minutes straight. Overall, I really enjoy this shampoo which is not something I say too often.
Conditioner– Conditioning my hair is my favorite part of my shower routine. I don’t know why, and I know that makes me weird but I absolutely love lathering in some conditioner and letting it sit for a few minutes. This conditioner makes me want to leave it in my hair forever. I recently cut my hair so I tried to use less product and this still made my hair feel a-maz-ing. Just like the shampoo, it came out thick like conditioner usually does, but the instant it touched my hair, the thickness seemed to dissolve and it simply left a great, nourishing coat on my locks. After I styled my hair, it was just as soft as it was after leaving the hair salon. Love, love, love this product.
This is a picture of my hair after using the Shampoo & Conditioner for the first time. After using it for 21 days, I will upload another one to be able to compare.
Cucumber & Green Tea Revitalizing Dry Shampoo:
My hair simply does not like Dry Shampoo. The first time I wasn’t completely disappointed by it was when I used Herbal Essence Grapefruit Volumizing Dry Shampoo, but even then, I did not use it very much. I really like the scent of this dry shampoo and I think that is one of the major selling points. It is perfect for when you don’t have time to have a full hair wash and need to get out the door. The only thing I wish, is that it didn’t make my roots look oily, but that has been my issue with all of my dry shampoo experiences. Even if I brush it through my hair and follow the directions exactly as I should, it does not work. Oh well. Overall, for this product I would definitely recommend it for anyone who likes using dry shampoo in general.
Shampoo & Conditioner:
Crafted with bio:renew, a signature blend of essential antioxidants, aloe and sea kelp, Herbal Essences with bio:renew brings your hair back to life in just 21 days/ Argan Oil of Morocco Conditioner has 0% parabens, gluten and colorants. Conditioner that is color safe, nurtures and repairs hair. Experience the multi-layered scents of fizzy citrus, exotic spices and creamy vanilla.
INGREDIENTS/INGRÉDIENTS : WATER/EAU, SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE, SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE, COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE, GLYCOL DISTEARATE, DIMETHICONE, FRAGRANCE/PARFUM, ARGANIA SPINOSA KERNEL OIL, HISTIDINE, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE, ECKLONIA RADIATA EXTRACT, SODIUM CITRATE, COCAMIDE MEA, SODIUM XYLENESULFONATE, CITRIC ACID, SODIUM BENZOATE, SODIUM CHLORIDE, GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, TETRASODIUM EDTA, POLYQUATERNIUM-6, METHYLCHLOROISOTHIAZOLINONE, METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONE.
Learn more about fragrance components. – via Herbal Essences Official Website
Crafted with bio:renew, a signature blend of essential antioxidants, aloe and sea kelp, Cucumber and Green Tea Dry Shampoo has 0% parabens, gluten and colorants. Dry Shampoo that instantly revitalizes texture and adds a boost of scent. Experience the multi-layered scents of green leaves, water lily, and clean amber
INGREDIENTS/INGRÉDIENTS : WATER/EAU, SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE, SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE, COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE, CITRIC ACID, FRAGRANCE/PARFUM, HISTIDINE, CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT WATER, CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, ECKLONIA RADIATA EXTRACT, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE, PANTHENOL, ZEA MAYS (CORN) SILK EXTRACT, CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) FLOWER EXTRACT, SODIUM CITRATE, SODIUM XYLENESULFONATE, COCAMIDE MEA, SODIUM CHLORIDE, SODIUM BENZOATE, TETRASODIUM EDTA, PEG-60 ALMOND GLYCERIDES, GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, LINOLEAMIDOPROPYL PG-DIMONIUM CHLORIDE PHOSPHATE, TRIHYDROXYSTEARIN,METHYLCHLOROISOTHIAZOLINONE, METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONE.
Learn more about fragrance components.- via Herbal Essences Official Website
Do you love Herbal Essences as much as I do? Is there a hair care line you like even more? Let me know!