Friday, May 25, 2012

Liz Earle Botanical Shine Shampoo & Conditioner!

As you may know, I'm a teeny weeny bit obsessed when it comes to shampoo and conditioner and loving trying new ones, so imagine my delight when the Liz Earle team sent me over these ones to try.  I have oily hair and was happy to find out there's a conditioner just for that.  So voila!


First up is packaging as always.  The shampoo comes in a blue tube and the conditioner in a white one.  This makes me happy.  It's a simple thing, but using them in the shower is easier because I don't have to look at the front of each bottle to see what it is.  It also makes me crazy when you've a shampoo and conditioner set and one bottle has the lid on the top, the other has the lid on the bottom with a rounded top and I invariably try to set the rounded top down on the side of the bath, bottle goes flying, I curse like a sailor.  I know, I'm mad but as an oily haired person, I need and like to wash my hair every day and these things matter (to me and maybe Susan Conley, we're kindred haircare souls).

Packaging aside, let's talk about the Botanical Shine Shampoo.  It's for all hair types and smells gorgeous.  Packed full of essential oils including patchouli, sweet orange, geranium and lemon, along with aloe vera and West African shea butter and vitamin E, this shampoo cleans your hair without stripping it.  It's also SLS free for those that want to avoid that.  Usually with SLS free shampoos, they don't lather like normal ones, but I don't need to use any more than usual when I wash my hair.  My hair feels squeaky clean and smells lovely.


The Botanical Shine Conditioner's next.  As I said, my one is for oily hair and with mad sounding ingredients like black cohosh, yangu oil and blue seakale ( I haven't a breeze what any of those are, I wonder is blue seakale like curly kale), I was excited to give it a go.  Now, do you remember how I said I was a weird bit obsessive when it comes to shampoos and conditioners?  Well this conditioner made me even more obsessive and this is the one that all conditioners will be compared to in the future.  


I always use about twice as much conditioner as I do shampoo.  Joanne's the opposite.  She washes her hair twice and conditions once, I just wash once and condition once, but use lots o' conditioner.  Always have.  And here's my next gripe in the shampoo/conditioner saga.  I need companies to make bigger bottles of conditioners.  I always and I mean always, finish the conditioner before the shampoo and so my bathroom is full of half finished shampoo bottles.  Once I finish the conditioner, I usually start a new set. 

But I digress.  Actually, I don't.  I went through this conditioner in extra quick time because I loved it so much.  While trying out the Philosophy 3 in 1 product reviewed here, I used this conditioner as well and it did exactly what it says on the tube.  It left my hair feeling revitalised, volumised and feeling full of life.  Also bouncy.  And shiny.  I touched my hair a lot on the days that I used the conditioner....

Where there is a one shampoo fits all, there are three conditioners, depending on your hair type.  And that makes sense.  Shampoo is there to clean hair.  These two products cost €10.25 each and you get a decent 200mls for your euro.

I've loved using these products and am making my way through the rest of the shampoo sans conditioner!


Have you tried any haircare products from Liz Earle?

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10 comments

  1. Ah, lovely lovely Liz! The treatment is the bomb but I haven't tried the shampoo yet - *adds to list*! xo

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    1. Ooh I must try the treatment next, I am obsessed with treating my poor locks!

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  2. They absolutely matter to me tooooooooooo. Must get some of this.
    Must update that photo: new flat, and even more stuff!

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    1. Deffo do an updated post! And I knew you'd be with me on those important and serious issues ;)

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  3. Had NO idea they did shampoo and conditioners need to try!!

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    1. Deffo give them a shot and try the cleanse and polish while you're at it if you haven't already!

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  4. I'm on the hunt for a decent SLS free shampoo, having a really sad reaction to my normal beloved John Frieda Blonde stuff. The one I'm using right now has left my hair a bit of a greasy mingbag. It's not great at all.
    S xx

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    1. Ah that sucks you had a bad reaction, hope you find something that works for you missus x

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  5. I must buy it for my girlfriend

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    1. Do and you can even use it yourself!

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