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      25.09.2014 20:39
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      Herbal Essences Ignite My Colour shampoo

      The Herbal Essences Ignite My Colour shampoo ist available for GBP 3.99. It is suitable for colour-treated hair.

      The shampoo is in a curved, pink-coloured plastic bottle with a green lid. The lid can be opened by pressure. On it are the product name and product informationen. It includes 400 ml.

      The shampoo is decribed as follows. "I fire up the colour for coloured hair. let me re-ignite your vibrancy. I'll spark your colour with my vibrant formula with Moroccan rose & passion fruit extracts."

      The ingredients are Aqua, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Xylenesulfonate, Parfum, Cocamide MEA, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Benzoate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Linoleamidopropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Limonene, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Hexyl Cinnamal, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexyne Carboxaldehyde, Magnesium Nitrate, Zea Mays Silk Extract, Rosa Centifolia Flower Extract, Passiflora Incarnata Flower Extract, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Magnesium Chloride, Methylisothiazolinone, CI 17200, Tocopheryl Acetate, CI 14700, Potassium Sorbate and CI 47005.

      The shampoo can be applied well, although it is difficult to rinse off. The hair feels soft and smooth after use. The hair is difficult to comb and looks dry and stramineous. The shampoo leaves the hair frizzy. The shampoo does not care enough for the hair and gives no visible shine.

      The shampoo has a flowery scent that is still noticeable after washing.

      I cannot recommend the Herbal Essences Ignite My Colour shampoo, as it leaves the hair dry and does not care enough. The hair is difficult to comb.

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      17.12.2013 17:51
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      A great quality shampoo for coloured hair.

      I've always regarded Herbal Essences as a good, well-trusted, quality brand. Though I never tended to buy their products as I usually found similar products cheaper. However I saw this on sale one day while buying something else I thought I would treat myself.

      ** Herbal Essences **
      Herbal Essences is a hair care brand. They have a wide range of products for every hair type and outcome you could want. Their products help your hair look, feel and smell great. Their bottles have had a bit of an image uplift recently using more vibrant colours and different bottle designs.

      ** Does it ignite my colour? **
      Use it as you would any other shampoo (lather and rinse). It smells gorgeous from the bottle. It is made from passion fruit nectar and Moroccan rose. It has a lovely sweet smell, the sweetness of the passion fruit slightly more obvious but is not sickly sweet or artificial smelling. Even once your hair is dry you can still smell it.

      The shampoo lathers lovely into the hair and you don't need too much to get a good lather. The lather feels lovely and smooth. It rinses out nice and easily.

      As I have recently gone from dying my hair dark dark brown to light blonde I need as much hair colour care as I can get. My hair colour does look good though I can't be certain that it is the shampoo I do notice that my colour lasts longer than it usually does. It is also a lot softer and smells wonderful.

      ** Price and Availability **
      Herbal Essences can be found in a range of stores. The smaller bottles are sometimes found in some bargain stores but are more easily found in high street stores such as Superdrug and Boots. They can also be found in larger supermarkets (e.g. Tescos). The range can also be found with various offers if you are lucky.

      Price wise you are looking to spend £3.79 per 400ml bottle. However it can often be found on sale for £1.89 each.

      ** Overall **
      I love this product. My hair looks and smells great. It is also softer to the touch. It is definitely a good quality product. While I can see why you would pay £3.79 for this shampoo I save it for when I can find a good deal on it. I would buy another shampoo and wait for the deal to come back if it came to that. Thankfully a bottle of this lasts quite a while so generally there are other offers going on somewhere. I definitely recommend this product if you dye your hair. I can't guarantee it is the best product out there but I certainly like it.

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      16.10.2013 19:40
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      It works well for a good price

      Clairol Herbal Essences Ignite My Colour Shampoo

      I have to admit that I am fan of most Herbal essences products, so when my partner was asked to get me some shampoo he went to the two 'safe bets'. Herbal essences - check, pink bottle - check. To be fair it worked out well for me, (although for some reason he managed to pick up a mis-matched conditioner for it).

      For a 400ml bottle he paid £1.50, which is a bit of a bargain. The bottle will happily stand on it's lid, which makes accessing the product easier, and the 'snap' closure is a nice easy push button that even I can manage with wet hands (I have a right hand that doesn't like to grip due to nerve damage).

      The product is made for coloured hair, and is said to relight the fire within, as it were. Overall it performs well as a shampoo. It lathers well, and washes out easily (I have thick long hair, and use a bit the size of a 50p piece). It leaves my hair shiny and grease free. It may have helped my hair to stay glossy for longer (ha-ha I sound like a horse) but I have no real way of measuring this...

      The product is supposed to smell like acai berry and silk extracts - I can't comment of what 'silk extracts' smell like on their own, but in this they smell yummy. It smells fruity, with a hint of flowers in there too. The scent lasts well, I tend to wash my hair every other day, and when I brush it I do get wafts - although it isn't overpowering, or cloying.

      I would definitely recommend this, as it works well, and is a bargain price.

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      16.08.2013 17:22
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      Following on from my other Herbal Essences reviews, I decided to buy this shampoo after I recently coloured my hair and wanted to preserve my colour. Although I love the Dazzling Shine shampoo, I find it strips my colour slightly whereas the Hello Hydration shampoo leaves my hair greasy.

      Packaging
      Like the other Herbal Essences shampoos the bottle is ergonomically designed, making it easy to pick up in the shower. The bright pink colour also makes this instantly recognisable and perfect for those of us out there with a thing for pink.

      Performance
      I wish I could say this was as good as the other two shampoos I tried, but it's not. I found that the shampoo didn't lather particularly well and I had to use rather a lot of it. Also I don't think that it preserved my colour any better than regular shampoos. It didn't strip my hair of colour but it didn't intensify it either. I also found that it left my hair slightly greasy, after a day and a half I'd be dying to wash my hair again, even though I prefer to leave it a whole two days. The scent was lovely but not enough to swing it for me.

      Overall, I wouldn't recommend this because I don't feel that it does anything extraordinary. It doesn't deep clean your hair or intensify your colour, it's just an alright shampoo. Reasonable value for the price but there are better shampoos out there.

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      26.07.2013 10:57
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      A nice shampoo, but nothing special

      After the fiasco with the hair dye I reviewed a few months ago, I finally managed to get my hair colour to quite a nice shade (using a purple-brown hair dye) and I decided to try this shampoo to keep it that way. My hair had been looking quite nice for once, and I liked this shampoo at first.

      First of all, it smells lovely. The bottle says "Moroccan Rose and Passion Fruit extracts". I think that the smell of rose is beginning to grow on me, because this is another product containing a variety of rose, and it's really nice- quite subtle, but leaves your hair smelling really clean.

      Then the shampoo itself. It foams up really well, and rinses out easily too. The only problem is the claim of "help protect your colour vibrancy. Now, I can't say whether my hair has changed because of the insanely hot sun we've had recently, but the colour has definitely faded. Not in a bad way, it's a lot lighter than it was though, which makes me think that it was the sun. But even before we had this weather, the colour was beginning to fade.

      Might be my hair, might be the sun, might be the shampoo. It only claims to help protect the vibrancy, after all, and it may not be able to compete with strong sunlight. So I'll reserve judgement of that for now, and after all, it's a nice shampoo otherwise.

      However- it's pricey. I bought this, along with the conditioner, on a buy one get one free offer, otherwise I wouldn't have gone for it. I'm not keen on paying almost £2 for a small bottle of shampoo every month, so I'd advise looking out for the offers- often the bigger bottle will be on offer, and work out cheaper than buying the smaller bottle.

      Overall, I think that it's a nice shampoo, but that's all it is.

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      21.07.2013 20:54
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      Still a great product after many years

      Item: Herbal Essences Shampoo - Ignite My Colour
      Scent: Moroccan Rose & Passion Fruit
      Size: 400ml
      Price: £2.50 (bought in a 2 for £4 deal)
      Bought in: Asda

      I have used this on rotation for a number of years. I don't like to use the same shampoo every day and like to have at least 3 or 4 in the shower to pick from each day, dependant on how I feel. I started using it when it first came out and there were adverts on the TV for it non stop and I was easily lured to give it a sniff first time I saw it in the shops. When I first bought this shampoo the bottle design was quite different and the adverts at the time I remember being quite risqué!!!! Ladies in the shower washing their hair was quite unheard of back in the day!! haha

      Design and packaging:
      This shampoo now comes in a tall bottle with a pregnant belly!! haha It is rounded to one side but straight up and down at the other side. This scent comes in a bright pink bottle. The shampoo is a see through pink liquid and the bottle is a very bright pink colour. The lid is also pink but with a bright green top, that you press down on to click open. The top of the label on the front of the bottle tells you it is made by "Clairol". Further down it has a large green circle with a swirly silver detail around it. I actually liked the old bottle better, as it was also clear but on the back inside of the label it had a fruity/floral scene that could be seen through the front of the bottle, like a shampoo snow globe. Anyways this is the new bottle I am reviewing and as it is, it is a nice enough bottle that doesn't offend the eyes and does the job. The front of the label also tells you that it is "Herbal Essences. Ignite my colour. Vibrant colour shampoo. With Moroccan Rose & Passion Fruit extracts." It also goes on to say "For coloured/Highlighted hair" which seems a bit over kill considering that it already said it will ignite your colour and is a vibrant colour shampoo. The back of the bottle has another pink label and the details are nearly all written in white which is ridiculously difficult to read as the text is tiny and the white text in pink label is not easy on the eye either. The bottle is nice and bright and stands up nice and stable in the shower. However as the lid just clicks open, which could be popped open easily in a bag, it wouldn't be one I would take on holiday due to fear of spillages.

      Use, cleaning powers, colour ignition and smell:
      This is straight forward and easy to use. Pour out a 50p size of the shampoo into your hands. Apply to wet hair and wash out once it's been foamed up covering the whole head. This shampoo is good for getting your hair clean and if you don't use conditioner after it, it actually feels squeaky clean! The smell is gorgeous. You can smell it when it is in your hands, it gets stronger as you heat it with hot water and wash through your head, you can smell it again when drying your hair then you get wafts of it all day. I can smell the rose and the passion fruit but also get a whiff of raspberries and apple too. Herbal essences has a really distinctive smell and if you like it, you will love this one. When I have washed my hair with this, the OH always tells me my hair smells lovely, and that's after a day at work so the scent really does last all day. (He doesn't always notice m shampoo scent so this really does stand out).Yum!! As I have dyed my hair for so many years and don't use the same shampoo all the time, it is hard to say if this ignites the colour but I can say it does not strip it out so that is a good thing.

      Overall I love this. Another product I have used for many years and although the back of the label is hard to read and I used to like the old bottle design better than I do now, the actual shampoo's scent and cleaning powers have remained so I am happy to give it the full 5 stars. Some friends have said in the past that if they use this too much it can make their hair a bit dull, but as I don't tend to use the same shampoo 2 days in a row I haven't experienced this. In fact as I don't use it all the time, I get maximum impact on cleaning and scent on the days I do use it. So maybe alternate with this is you fancy trying it.

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      13.04.2013 18:15
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      Three out of Five stars

      Clairol Herbal Essence Ignite my colour shampoo


      For some reason or another I was always a bit reluctant to try the Cairol Herbal Essence range of shampoos and conditioners, but when they where featured on a recent supermarket promotion I decided to pick up a couple of bottles - after all so many people seem to love the Herbal Essence brand.


      I always seem to have a bit of a temperamental scalp and certain shampoos can really irritate my skin and not completely clean my hair, more often than not certain supermarket brand shampoos and conditioners don't agree with me, or I can only use them for a short period of time before I need to switch on to something else. But so far with the Clairol Herbal Essence Ignite my colour shampoo I have used almost two bottles and I haven't noticed any unwanted irritations or side effects. In fact because I have gotten on so well with the Ignite my colour shampoo I have since branched out and tried quite a few more of the Clairol Herbal Essence range.


      I think I have what would be described as 'normal' hair, not too greasy, not too dry and generally quite easy to manage so the Clairol Herbal Essence Ignite my colour shampoo worked just fine for me, but it is a bit of a no thrills shampoo and I doubt if you needed something more tailored to keep your luscious locks looking good that the Ignite my colour shampoo might not deliver the results. In my opinion, it is a decent enough shampoo and after I have used it, it does leave my hair feeling clean and looking healthy. But, I just feel like it doesn't quite compare to the more expensive brands or my favourite Lush shampoos. Its also hard to say whether the shampoo is prolonging my hair colour but I like to believe that it is, certainly I haven't noticed that the Clairol Herbal Essence Ignite my colour shampoo is stripping my colour any quicker than any other colour protecting shampoo that I have used.


      The shampoo itself is a light clear pink liquid and doesn't deliver the depth of colour that the coloured pink plastic bottle suggests. It is not too thin nor too thick in texture and it lathers relatively well - exactly what you would expect from a pretty standard shampoo.


      Now, apart from leaving my hair clean and healthy looking the best feature of the shampoo should be the fragrance, but sadly I don't think the Herbal Essence Ignite my colour shampoo lives up to its full potential. On the front of the bottle it promises Morrocan rose and passion fruit scents await inside and although it does smell nice, the shampoo just smells a little generic and not very memorable. But don't get me wrong the fragrance of the Clairol Herbal Essence Ignite my colour shampoo is very pleasant it is just a little dull. However, I think I might just have been spoiled by more expensive natural shampoos that really deliver in fragrance and results.


      Clairol Herbal Essence Ignite my colour shampoo and other Herbal Essence products can be found in the majority of supermarkets. I paid £2 for my 400 ml bottle.


      Three out of five stars.

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      03.01.2013 23:42
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      Didn't ignite my colour, but I was still left fairly impressed with the shampoo.

      A good few years back I was a big fan of Clairol's Herbal Essences range of shampoo and conditioning products and used them regularly. Then Clairol decided to change the range and my favourite shampoo and conditioner was sadly no more. I tried the new Herbal Essences range but hated it. I even gave it a second chance at a later date and tried a different shampoo from the range, but again was left disappointed and so avoided it from then on.

      However, a couple of months back I was in need of some shampoo and was shopping in one of the small Asda stores at the time, so I decided to grab some whilst there. Unfortunately, they didn't have much to choose from as not only was it a small store which only carries a small variety, they also didn't appear to have much stock on the shelves in the toiletries section.

      With my preferred choices of shampoo not being available I was unsure what to buy, then I noticed this Herbal Essences Ignite My Colour shampoo on offer at just £1.75 for one of the larger bottles. I decided that if I was going to have to buy a shampoo I wasn't too sure about, then I wanted to pay the least amount possible and so the relatively low price was what swayed me to make my purchase. That and also the fact the shampoo smelled really lovely and reminded me of the old Herbal Essences range.
      It is also designed for colour treated hair and as I colour my hair regularly, I liked the thought of my colour being 'ignited' by this shampoo. Despite the promises and the wonderful fragrance however, I did not think I would be really happy with this shampoo, but prior to actually using the product, the only thing I actually disliked about it was the bright pink colour of the bottle, as I don't like anything pink.

      Herbal Essences state that Ignite My Colour will fire up the colour for coloured hair, re-igniting your vibrancy. Your colour will be sparked by the vibrant formula with Moroccan rose & passion fruit extracts.
      The fragrance is indeed gorgeous and because of this, I was really hoping this shampoo would be better than my prior experiences with this newer range.

      I have long hair and colour it regularly, as well as exposing it to hairdryers and straighteners and because of this my hair can become dull especially at the ends.
      I strive to prevent my hair from becoming dull by having the ends trimmed regularly and using conditioners, intensive treatments and also a shine shock glosser by John Frieda and whilst all these things work well and I am pleased with the results, I am not against trying new products to combat dull-looking hair. I love the vibrancy of my hair when it has just been coloured and so the thought of igniting my colour using this shampoo was very appealing.
      Squeezing some shampoo from the flip-top bottle is easy. The shampoo has a gel-like consistency and is pink in colour. As I applied it to my wet hair, it lathered up quickly without much effort at all, which was quite impressive and the fragrance is really lovely.
      I liked the feel of this shampoo on my hair as I massaged it in. My hair instantly felt clean and although it didn't feel as smooth and moisturising as some shampoos, I was still pleased enough with it as I rinsed it out easily and my hair felt squeaky clean with no residue left behind.
      I also used a conditioner after shampooing as I always do.

      After drying my hair as usual, I was left quite happy with the results. It was certainly a big improvement on my previous experiences with the newer Herbal Essences range and I was happy to continue using the shampoo. The fragrance lingers on my hair for the rest of the day after using this shampoo too.
      However, I can't say I have noticed any increased vibrancy in my hair and I haven't felt that my colour had been particularly re-ignited in anyway, but am quite happy with the results all the same and I have just continued to use a glosser to add vibrancy and shine to my hair.

      With the price of shampoo increasing regularly it seems, then Herbal Essences is one of the better priced shampoos on the market and features regularly in lower price and 3 for 2 promotions etc and this is one I will continue to purchase from time to time. Overall I am happy to at last to find a Herbal Essences product which hasn't left me bitterly disappointed and is more like the old range I loved.

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        20.08.2012 19:44
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        My favourite in the range

        This review is for the herbal essences 'ignite my colour' shampoo. This is the pink coloured shampoo in the range of popular shampoos.

        I have tried most of the herbal essences range and to date this is my favourite product.

        This product comes in 2 different sizes, 250mls and 400mls. I usually buy the 400ml size as I feel it is better value for money.

        The bottle is tall with curves and a flip top lid. I like the packaging as the bottle stands upright and doesn't fall over easily in the shower like many other shampoos! It's also good as you can get every last drop out of the bottle.

        This shampoo is a clear pink colour. I prefer the clear shampoos to creamy alternatives as I feel it leaves my hair feeling fresher.

        This shampoo lathers up really well with water. I find that I only need a small amount to wash my shoulder length hair which adds value for money.

        This shampoo has a really lovely fruity fresh smell. My hair smells great all day when I use this.

        I find my hair stays really clean with this shampoo. It leaves no residue behind. After washing my hair with this it brushes out really easily and isn't tatty or tangled.

        I do have coloured hair but don't use this product specifically with the aim of making my hair colour last longer. In my opinion most shampoos don't actually make a difference to hair colour.

        Overall I love this shampoo. It will probably continue to use it.

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        07.08.2012 09:16
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        I colour my hair, I am a natural blond but these days I need a little bit of help to make the blind stand out and to take the grey away. I have been using Herbal Essences shampoo for a number of years but hadn't tried this one until recently. I was looking for a shampoo that would really protect my colour and make the most of it between my costly visits to the salon and this one seemed to fit the bill perfectly.

        Herbal Essences Ignite my colour is described as a vibrant colour shampoo for use on coloured and highlighted hair and is said to give you a luscious dose of radiance and help to protect your colour vibrancy. The formula is also said to provide protecting moisture and lets your hair shimmer and shine.

        I really like this shampoo. The shampoo has a gel like consistency which I much prefer to a cream based shampoo. I find it lathers up really easily on my hair and washes out well to so there is no trace of stickiness afterwards. Herbal Essences say that this shampoo also contains botanical silk extract to help reveal natural shine. I think my hair has definitely benefited from using this shampoo. Yes, my roots still come through on my hair but this seems to take a bit longer which is nice and the blond also stays brighter for longer and does not get so dull quickly.

        The smell is amazing as well. The shampoo is a gorgeous pink colour and has Moroccan rose and passion fruit extracts. It's wonderful and fruity and floral. Herbal Essences say that in Morocco's Dades Valley you'll find dead of heavenly pink Persian roses so abundant the area is often called the Valley of the Roses. It's definitely a gorgeous smell.

        I buy my shampoo in 400ml bottles which will last me quite a few weeks and this is definitely one shampoo I recommend.

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        Quite good but overpriced.

        I used to use the Herbal Essences range until they had a brand makeover and went all posh, upping their prices to match their new snazzy packaging designs and creative formulas. I then opted for cheaper brands but recently got my hands on a money off voucher for the Herbal Essences Shampoo and Conditioner range. I opted to buy this 'Ignite My Colour' Vibrant Colour Shampoo as I have coloured and highlighted hair and this shampoo is designed for those with this specific hair type.

        The product comes in an odd wavy shaped bottle which looks like a transparent pink plastic tube doing a hula hoop dance! You get 400mls of shampoo in here. The top of the bottle has a large green lid which has an indent and when you press this down hard it flips up to reveal the dispensing hole. The packaging is very eye-catching and the front of the bottle has a pretty picture of a rose with the text "With Morroccan Rose and Passion Fruit Extracts" beside it. The label on the back provides a list of full ingredients. The brand also talk in detail about what's great about this shampoo.

        Proctor and Gamble and the Herbal Essences brand who produce this shampoo claim that this shampoo provides a "dose of radiance". There is an interesting factual piece about the origin of the Persian Rose and their vibrant colour with a note to visit the brand website to discover more. There is also a little stamp on the corner of the label which tells me that the shampoo contains a "botanical silk extract" which is meant to increase shine on the hair shaft.

        The shampoo lid is easy to open although for more delicate hands you may have to press quite hard. The dispensing hole is large and square and a lot of shampoo comes out when you squeeze the soft plastic bottle. The shampoo is a very pale pink colour and has a gluey consistency. It feels very sticky and gooey as I apply to my scalp and hair. It lathers up quickly though and as I work it into my hair it feels like I'm getting a deep clean but without the bubbles drying out my hair. The lather is intense and creamy but it washes out easily too.

        The fragrance of the shampoo is very strong and beautiful with a fruity twist (hints of strawberry, mango and passionfruit) that is quite feminine. It's a scent that makes me feel happy and relaxed as I use the shampoo. The fragrance is also designed so that it remains in the hair after rinsing and drying so you end up smelling like a valley of tropical fruit trees. Wonderful!

        I'm very happy with how my hair is looking and feeling after using this shampoo. It appears shiny, healthy and strong. I also find that my hair is easy to manage and tame at the towel drying stage and also when completely dry. As for the shampoos ability to 'ignite my colour', to be honest I haven't noticed a huge difference in the quality of my colour and highlights, although there is a sleek shine to my hair which gives the impression my colour is new.

        I would certainly use this shampoo again in the future but only if it was on offer as the usual retail price I find to be out of my budget and I also think the shampoo is slightly overpriced for what it is and what it provides. The range in Tesco were priced at £3.32 but were reduced to half price and I'd say that was a fairer price. If you can find this reduced then I'd recommend it.

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        04.05.2012 14:48
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        Not a very good shampoo for coloured hair

        Why did i purchase this product and how much did it cost?

        My hair is coloured with permanent at home dye which tends to fade if not washed with shampoo's designed for coloured hair and although I wasn't expecting miracles I did expect my hair colour to last a tad longer as the bottle promised to 'keep hair colour vibrant'. The real appeal to me about this product was the scent which was a lovely strong rose aroma which I hoped would last on my hair I purchased this shampoo in the large 400ml bottle along with the matching conditioner from Boots whilst it was on offer (buy one get one free) but it normally retails at £3.50ish.

        What did it do for my hair?

        Well once in the shower the bottle was easy enough to handle and it dispensed just the right amount of shampoo. I tend to shampoo twice, first with a 20p amount of shampoo and then secondly with about a 50p amount of shampoo as my hair is bra strap length and can get quite dirty quickly. The shampoo lathered really well and rinsed easily enough but I did notice that it left my hair feeling a tad too dry which is unusual for a colour-treated hair shampoo. Once my hair fully dried I did notice that my hair did look slightly lighter but thought initially that it was my imagination, however, after the third wash my hair colour had faded significantly and I really didn't feel it was suitable as an every wash shampoo.

        Opinions and Would I purchase again?

        Since I purchased this shampoo (about 4 months ago) I have tended to use it as a clarifying shampoo every 2 weeks to remove build-up as it is very effective in that department so the bottle is still 3/4 full. I would definently not recommend this shampoo for someone with coloured hair as it is far too stripping and although it definently smelt wonderful that is the only thing that this product promises that has going for it. I would not purchase this product again as i really didn't like what it did for my hair but suggest this shampoo might be suitable for those of you with greasy/normal hair or those who need a clarifying shampoo although I'm sure there are better/cheaper alternatives out there.

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        01.05.2012 21:12
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        Buy this if you want your hair to look and feel MEH

        I have blonde hair which I get highlighted every 2 months, and each time I go to the hairdressers I hate washing my hair for the first time after getting my highlights done. My hair always looks a lovely colour of blonde when I first get it done, and I feel like every time I wash my hair, the colour dulls down a little.

        I saw this Ignite My Colour shampoo from Herbal Essences and decided to buy it in the hope that it would maintain my current shade a little longer than normal.

        PACKAGING
        There are 2 sizes available for this product - 250ml and 400ml. I opted for the 250ml bottle due to the lower price, and I didn't want to get the larger bottle in case I didn't like this.

        The bottle itself is tall and curvy with a flip-top lid. Both the bottle and lid are made of a clear dark pink plastic. On the front is the round Herbal Essences logo, and underneath it says that this contains acai berry and silk extracts in order to 're-light your fire for coloured hair.' I have to say, I like the packaging of the Herbal Essences range as it looks contemporary.

        USAGE
        The shampoo is a pale pinkish colour and not too runny, so you don't lose loads when you first squeeze some out of the bottle. I use a blob just larger than a 50p piece, and I find that this creates enough lather to cover my entire hair. No matter what shampoo I use, I always shampoo my hair twice as I use serum and like to make sure my hair is perfectly clean of grease and product.

        The shampoo smells fruity, which I really liked as it wasn't too sweet or over-powering. Immediately after washing, my hair felt completely clean right up to the roots, and before I dried my hair, I found that my hair was very easy to comb through after towel-drying - it hadn't been left tatty or tangled.

        AFTER DRYING
        Meh! I personally didn't detect any difference in the colour whatsoever. I really do not feel this has an effect on the colour or its longevity. My hair was clean, yes, but if anything all this seemed to do was make my ends feel a tad on the dry side. My hair also felt a bit weird, like it was coated in something.

        PRICE
        This costs £2.39 for the 250ml bottle, or £3.39 for the 400ml bottle. I feel this is fairly normal for a well known brand name shampoo these days so I can't complain about the price.

        WOULD I BUY THIS AGAIN?
        Nope, definitely not, unless it was on sale for a ridiculously cheap price. I was very underwhelmed. I don't think the current Herbal Essences range is as good as they were when they were still in the old packaging. They have an array of different shampoos and conditioners which are all meant to do different things or transform your hair in some miraculous way, but I have yet to find one that actually does what it claims to. Maybe I am just being grumpy tonight but bleh to this shampoo. Bleh!

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          27.04.2012 09:53
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          Love this product, highly recommended for coloured hair

          I began buying this product when I moved out from my parents and realised how expensive pantene was. Herbal essences appeared to have a lot of good offers on it at the times I went to buy it. I do not think I have ever paid full price which £2.13, I usually pay half price or buy one get one free.

          The product:
          Herbal Essence 'Ignite my colour' shampoo comes in a pink clear bottle, it is labelled with ingredients on the back and the front has got the shampoo it is designed for. In this case it has been designed for coloured hair. It claims to give your coloured hair glow.

          As a lot of you know I have got incredibly thick hair that has got highlights in it, I did try a few other products that either reacted with my scalp causing it to blister or made my hair dull and greasy.

          Herbal Essences seemed to make my hair have a glow to it. My hair was no longer dull and limp it seemed to have a bit of life to it again. My scalp which had been stripped of skin repaired itself due to the gentle formula that is in it.

          The smell of the shampoo is gorgeous, it is sweet and is full of passion fruit extracts that reall come through in the scent. It is a hair product that when you wash your it really feel clean and you can smell it for a good few days. People tend to comment on the smell of my hair, partly because it is so thick it seems to keep the smell well.

          Positives:
          Gives coloured hair a healthy glow
          Gives my hair volume
          The smell is divine

          Negatives:
          Can not think of any

          Summary:
          I love Herbal Essence, I do buy it when it is on offer but would also pay full price for it as I believe it is worth every penny. I have thick hair and it is long so a bottle does not last me very long (one month) but all my friends it lasts about two - three months.

          I recommend this product highly as it is top quality.

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          05.01.2012 08:56
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          A satisfactory shampoo that didn't give much shine or colour boost

          On my Christmas list this year I had specifically asked for shampoo and conditioner. Because my sister in law is a hairdresser I knew that I would be getting (very) large salon size bottles of conditioner and shampoo from more expensive brands, so when my supplies of shampoo and conditioner ran out at the start of December I refused to buy myself large quantities of either product (especially as money was tight). So when browsing my local Asda I tried to look for hair products on special offer and not in large quantities as I only had to use for 3 weeks. Most of the deals were multi-buy deals however the Herbal Essence range was down to £1 per bottle of product so I decided to purchase from the Herbal Essence Ignite range. This included the Herbal Essence Ignite My Colour Shampoo.


          ***Herbal Essence Ignite My Colour Shampoo***
          The description on the packaging of the Ignite my Colour Shampoo is "I'll ignite your colour with my vibrant formula with acai berry and silk extracts".

          My hair is naturally mid brown; however it has been highlighted with mid and light blonde highlights giving it an overall light brown/ dark blonde colour. My hair also has some honey toned dark blonde highlights in to give it a slightly different colour therefore any product that can brighten and ignite and preserve my colour is welcomed. Because my hair is highlighted I do find it tends to be quite dry especially during the winter months. When buying hair products I like to buy shampoos that do not dry my hair out or strip the colour from it, but help to give shine and boost the appearance of my highlights.

          You can purchase the Herbal Essence Ignite range including shampoo from Boots, Superdrug, Asda, Tesco, Sainsbury's in addition to online from Amazon and Lloyds Chemist. Prices vary depending on special offers (most retailers seem to have special offers on the Herbal Essence range). Boots sell a 200ml sized bottle for £2.13 and a larger 400ml bottle for £3.47. I purchased my 200ml sized bottle from Asda whilst on special offer which cost me £1. At this price it is definitely a value for money shampoo and aimed at those on a budget.


          ***Application and Results***
          The Herbal Essence Ignite My Colour Shampoo comes in a bright pink plastic bottle. This is transparent bottle so you can see the shampoo inside of it. The bottle is curved in the middle and is long and thin with a flip top lid. I purchased the 200ml size however the larger 400ml bottle has the same packaging only is larger.

          The directions for use on the packaging are "lather me to lushness, rinse and repeat". I have quite thick hair which is long (mid-way down my back) and I found myself using an amount just larger than a 50p piece size of the clear pink liquid. This was more than I would usually use for shampoo but because the shampoo is quite runny in consistency I found myself using more. The shampoo does lather very well and you end up with a lot of soapy lather. As you lather the shampoo there is quite a strong sweet berry scent which I like but has a very sweet feminine girly scent which I feel maybe a little too sweet for some and could be described as sickly. The shampoo is very easy to rinse out of hair and once completely rinsed I personally do no repeat and shampoo my hair again. I did feel that my wet hair after shampooing had a very squeaky clean type feel to it.

          When I came to dry my hair (after using the matching conditioner from the Ignite range) I felt the berry scent was emphasized but I did not find the scent too sickly. The scent was still apparent on my hair once dry and I could smell the scent in my hair for 3-4 hours after drying.

          Once my hair was dry, I was satisfied my hair felt clean however I do not feel that the Herbal Essence Ignite My Colour Shampoo made any real noticeable difference to the condition or appearance of my hair. My hair did feel clean and had a soft and smooth feel to it but it did not have a real shine to it, nor did I feel that the colour of my highlights were given a boost in anyway; I just simply had clean looking hair that smelt nice.

          I did feel although my hair felt clean because of the softness of my hair I didn't seem to have much volume to my hair. My hair was not lank or greasy but more flat and slightly flyaway and I found if I had been outdoors and came indoors my hair suffered A LOT of static which did not happen prior to using this range.

          My hair did stay clean and I found I could wash my hair every other day rather than have to wash it daily. My hair dresser currently recommends doing so to ensure my highlighted hair does not get overly dry from heat styling, therefore I do feel this was a benefit of this shampoo despite it not really improving the appearance or condition of my hair.


          ***Overall***
          From my experience I found the Herbal Essence Ignite My Colour Shampoo to be simply satisfactory and average. Although at £1 for a 200ml sized bottle I don't feel I could have very high expectations for such a value for money product. My hair was left clean and did not get greasy quickly after using this shampoo and I found the sweet scent of berries very appealing. However I do not feel that the product lives up to the claims that it "Ignites colour".

          After using this shampoo (and matching conditioner) for 3 weeks I noticed no difference to the condition or appearance of my colour treated highlighted hair. I do not feel the Herbal Essence Ignite My Colour Shampoo left my hair very shiny nor do I feel it boosted my colour. My hair was given a smooth soft touch however a little too soft which made it difficult to create much volume to my hair.

          Cleans hair but causes no form of ignition or boost!

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