Thursday, April 18, 2013

Herbal Essences Fresh Balance review!

Being a blogger and general beauty junkie, I generally research most of the products I buy.  I've been bitten on the bum too many times by things I've bought off the cuff and then shake my fist at myself for not doing proper research.  So what happened recently you ask?  Well, I found myself "just seeing" (famous last words) what was on the beauty aisle in the Tesco beside work and these ended up in my basket.


The Fresh Balance range from Herbal Essences is aimed at normal/oily hair so I thought grand jobby, this is moi and it smells lovely and all.  The products are made with a fusion of citrus blossom and green tea and is described as a clarifying shampoo; something I didn't cop until I was home but sure they were bought at that point.  It smells gorgeous and sweet as all Herbal Essences tend to be and I got stuck in that night and haven't looked back.


All I can say is that this is the best affordable hair care range I've tried in a really long time.  In the past I've tried clarifying shampoos to help strip colour from my hair and with stripping colour comes stripping moisture, but not with this lot.  It gives me really swishy hair and gets all the grease from my roots but doesn't dry out the ends.  

And this is the absolute clincher folks.  As an oily rooted person, I have to wash my hair every day and on days where I don't, I use dry shampoo.  The Fresh Balance range gives me gorgeous second-day hair that looks and feels like freshly washed hair.  This is a game changer.  I've actually worn my hair down on the second day rather than having to tie it up.  I've never done this, not even with dry shampoo.

These cost moi €5.69 each and 'tis money well spent for me and my oily roots.  I'm totally going to keep these in my stash and rejoice that my frivolous, non-researched purchases paid off big time!  For once!

Have you tried any of the Herbal Essences ranges?  What's your favourite?
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  1. I love their stuff, especially conditioners. My fav is the orange one (Smooth and silky). I probably have the same hair type as You (oily roots, dry ends) and have to wash them every day. And though this conditioner is for dry/damaged hair it does amazing job on my hair and they are so smooth....

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    1. Gonna try more of the ranges for sure, smooth and silky you say....

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  2. I always buy the shampoo and conditioner for curly hair and I love it! No frizz! I only wash my hair every 5-6 days, I'm lucky that it doesn't get greasy at all!

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    1. Your hair is fab! I'd love to be able to get away with not washing mine so often...

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  3. I have very oily hair, I'm definitely going to try this. I used to use Herbal Essences years ago but it changed at some point and I found my hair looked like it hadn't been washed almost straight away. Time to give it another go, I think.

    Karen, I have a shampoo question from an older post of yours - at some point you were using La Roche Posay shampoo, where did you get it? Theres one I'd like to try but haven't been able to find it in boots. Thanks.

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    1. Clara, try your local chemist for LRP. I got mine at a normal, rural chemist but I do believe MacCabes have them :)

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    2. Clara, you should be able to find it in your local chemist, not all Boots stock LRP but lots of local chemists do! My friend bought the shampoo too and loved it

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  4. They sound fab Karen! Will deffo give them a try - er, when I get through the 7 million open bottles of shampoo in my shower already, that is!

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    1. You'll be so proud of me, I've managed to use up so many half opened bottles of everything in the great organisation of the bathroom!

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  5. I Love the herbal Essences hair mask!

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  6. Can you use this as your every use shampoo? (I wash my hair every other day) or is it only to be used once a week? I have oily hair and am desparate to find a shampo I can use for every wash!

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