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As I have mentioned in other reviews, I am a "Savvy Shopper" and am not the sort of person to spend a lot of money on beauty products. Not because I don't like them or do not wish to use them, but merely because I have always had to watch my household budget like a hawk, therefore I tend to only buy shampoo according to price.
Whilst out and about shopping in town this weekend I popped into Poundland and was exceptionally pleased to find some very reputable brands of shampoo and conditioner, at the grand old price of - yes, you have guessed it - £1 !!
The shampoo that I bought was Andrew Collinge Colour Therapy, Purity, 250ml in size. I have researched this product onlline and can see that you can buy it on Amazon and various other onlne retailers for around £5. So my bargain cost of £1 has set this purchase off on a very good footing!
The information I have found online about this product tells me that it protects vibrancy and shine of colour treated hair - perfect for my hair, which has been highlighted with strong hairdressers bleach, apparantly it washes and nourishes your hair with a special blend of nourishing Blue Lotus Root & vitamin rich Perilla Seed Oil. This sounds good.
I wash my hair daily and so far have used this shampoo for three consecutive days. The shampoo is sold in a squeezy tube, the sort that sits "upside down" with a screw cap fastening. Once my hair is wet I squeezed the equivalent of a tea spoons worth onto the palm of my hand and lathered it into my hair.
The first thing I noticed about this shampoo is that it is very thick indeed, I am generally used to a more liquid type of shampoo. It has a pleasant smell to it too, I am not able to describe the smell exactly, certainly I couldn't tell you that it has a strong floral or citrus aroma, it just smells mildly of shampoo.with a slight tinge of apple. Very pleasant indeed.
I lathered the shampoo into my hair. I have hair that goes past my shoulder blades, so sometimes, with some brands of shampoo I need to use a second "dollop" of shampoo. With this product the teaspoons worth seemed enough - this amount of shampoo coated my hair, but strangely it did not lather up a great deal. Not all shampoos create large amount of bubbles and lather I assume, and the shampoo certainly seemed to cover my hair with no problem.
The shampoo rinsed easily too, I didn't feel that I needed to give my hair a second shampoo, as I seem to wash my hair daily, out of habit, rather than because my hair is dirty.
The product states that this shampoo contains UV screen to protect my hair from the sun. My highlights do suffer when the sun is strong, my hair tends to go very dry and the colour can turn "brassy" - as it is February this is not a problem I am suffering with at the moment, but is something I will keep an eye out with interest, as a shampoo that helps protect my hair from this damage wold certainly be very worthwhile.
After towel drying my hair, I brushed it through and was very pleasantly surprised as to how easy the brush went through my hair. This shampoo certainly makes my hair feel soft and manageable.
During blow drying I was aware that there was not as much static electricity in my hair as there usually is.
Once dry, I have found my hair to be extra shiny and soft - something I can most definitely give credit to this shampoo for.
Would I buy it again.? Absolutely.. I am off to Poundland again this week and hope to buy a few tubes... Would I pay full price for it? Yes actually, there is a good chance that I would.
I have been using cheap shampoos, and now realise that my hair feels like it has been looked after in a salon
Last month I noticed that I was running out of shampoo and conditioner and made a mental note to pick up some more next time I was out shopping. Having recently tried some Dove products that I had not been altogether impressed with it was my intention to treat myself and my hair to a more expensive salon style shampoo and matching conditioner. I decided to pop into a nearby Home and Bargain to pick up a few general bits and whilst there I thought I might have a quick look at their hair care section. I was intrigued to see a bottle of an Andrew Collinge shampoo from the "Purity" range. At closer inspection I discovered it was for colour treated hair and I was more than happy to give it a go along with the matching conditioner especially as it was priced at just 99p. This is a review of the shampoo although I did use it in conjunction with the conditioner.
The product comes in a 250ml green plastic bottle, it stands on its flip top lid. The brand name is displayed on the front along with the product range name. Towards the bottom of the bottle we are informed that the shampoo is for colour treated hair and contains a blend of Blue Lotus Root and Perilia Seed Oil. Plenty of information is given on the back including ingredients, general warnings, a use by date of twelve months and a recycling symbol. A circle containing the British flag shows that this product was made in the UK. There is also a short paragraph written by Andrew Collinge about his Purity range in which he states that this salon quality range has been "inspired by nature" and contains natural proteins and exotic botanics to leave hair healthy, vibrant and shiny. The shampoo is ultra mild and is sulphate free so it is extremely kind and gentle to coloured hair and should help keep the colour for longer. Its UV screens also helps protect against sun damage. According to the bottle this product is used in Andrew Collinge salons and can also be purchased there.
The usual usage instructions are given to simply applied to damp hair, massage into hair then rinse throughly. Follow with the matching conditioner.
Unfortunately my hair had become quite damaged as I put it through a lot, I colour it, I straighten it, I style it, so decent hair care products are essential to keeping my hair looking good. I need the shampoo I use to do more than just clean, I need it to protect my hair and keep my colour lasting as long as possible. I must say that I was more than impressed with the results I got from using Andrew Collinge Purity Colour Therapy Shampoo. Firstly the smell was absolutely amazing, it was floral with a fruity hint. The smell of Jasmine was apparent along with fresh apple fragrance. As with all sulphate free shampoos this product did not create a lather, which may come as a slight disappointment to some, it doesn't bother me too much though. I have read sulphates are actually quite dangerous and therefore I try to avoid them if possible. Plus sulphate free shampoos are kinder to coloured hair anyways. All that said I really liked the feeling if the product in my hair and felt it still gave my hair a nice wash. The shampoo rinsed out extremely easily and I followed with the conditioner. I used my hairdryer as usual to dry my hair, whilst drying I did not experience and breakages. I was left with beautifully glossy hair which felt strong and nourished. Some shampoos leave the ends of my hair frizzy or fluffy but after using this shampoo my ends were nicely tamed. My hair was also left smelling absolutely gorgeous and I was pleasantly surprised that the smell lingered in my hair for sometime. After continual use of the product I do feel that it helped keep the colour in my blonde locks more vibrant for longer.
After having a look online it seems to me that the Purity range has now been discontinued so I dont think it is available to pick up in the supermarkets. It can be purchased on ebay but different sellers vary in price. As I mentioned earlier I bought this for 99p in Home and Bargain so I would definitely recommend keeping a look out for it there as its an amazing bargain. I am hoping to stock up on a few more bottles next week as I absolutely loved it!
* This review is for Andrew Collinge Purity Colour Therapy Shampoo but I used the matching conditioner along with it.
Best range of shampoos and conditioners ever. As the name says it is pure - no lethal sodium benzoate!!What a pity it is now discontinued. Every choice of hair type solution does exactly as the tube says. I love Volume and Hydratherapy, both shampoo and conditioner leave your hair feeling luxurious. Never a 'flat hair day' with Volume and Hydra softens your hair without losing body. What can I buy now? Nearly every other shampoo has Sodium Benzoate, which is linked to neurotoxins and migraine. People who have unexplained migraine should look to their shampoo contents. I suffered from migraine until I stopped eating,imbibing and absorbing goods that include Sodium Benzoate, which is the e number 211. It is also dangerous for asthmatics.