Herbal Essences Bio Renew White Grapefruit & Mint Volume Shampoo & Conditioner

Hi there! Today’s post is about the hair care products I’m using at the moment – Herbal Essences Bio Renew White Grapefruit & Mint Volume Shampoo & Conditoner. I love all things grapefruit, and I Iove big hair too – so I thought I need to try these products asap!

I’m pretty sure that Herbal Essences Bio Renew White Grapefruit & Mint Volume Shampoo & Conditoner is volumising when used on its own. It feels like it’s roughing up my hair with every wash. The shampoo smells nice from the bottle, but it’s rather bland once it hits the palm of my hand. The fragrance isn’t bad, it’s just… unspectacular.

Herbal Essences Bio Renew White Grapefruit & Mint Volume Shampoo & Conditoner detangles my hair with ease, but it also seems to undo the volumising effect of the shampoo. And the fragrance is too boring for my taste.

Based on my experience, I wouldn’t buy these products again. I’ll finish them, but I’ll happily move on to another shampoo and conditioner combo. If you’re interested, Herbal Essences Bio Renew White Grapefruit & Mint Volume Shampoo & Conditoner are available as 400ml each for £5.99 each. I spent £2.97 each (half price offer).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Herbal Essences Bio Renew Bourbon & Manuka Honey Deep Repair Shampoo & Conditioner

Hi there! Today’s post is about a hair care combo I’m using at the moment – Herbal Essences Bio Renew Bourbon & Manuka Honey Deep Repair Shampoo and Conditioner. And here’s what I think…

Herbal Essences Bio Renew Bourbon & Manuka Honey Deep Repair Shampoo is a dream come true. Whilst the creamy white shampoo is boring to look at, it feels amazing on my head and hair. Wow! And then there’s the fragrance which is… unbelievable! 🥰

Herbal Essences Bio Renew Bourbon & Manuka Honey Deep Repair Conditioner is just as amazing. It’s really effective, and I don’t need much product at all. And again, there’s this insanely beautiful fragrance…

All in all, I think these products are some of the best hair products I’ve ever tried. I didn’t think Herbal Essences would do anything that would come close to its fabulous originals but this shampoo and conditioner combo comes pretty close in terms of quality and fragrance.

My husband also fell in love with the fragrance of this shampoo. He found these for half price at Sainsbury’s a few weeks ago, and he bought himself 3 bottles! Well, what can I say… if you’re not trying these lovely products, it’s your own fault really!

Herbal Essences Bio Renew Bourbon & Manuka Honey Deep Repair Shampoo and Conditioner are available as 400ml for £5.99 each. I paid £2.99 each (special offer).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Alberto Balsam Zesty Orange Shampoo & Conditioner

Hi there! Today’s post is about Alberto Balsam Zesty Orange Shampoo & Conditioner. I’ve been using these hair care products for over 2 weeks now, and here’s what I think.

Alberto Balsam Zesty Orange Shampoo is clarifying and gentle at the same time. The sunny and fruity fragrance is rather unspectacular but definitely pleasant. I’ve noticed that this shampoo doesn’t cause my hair to get all tangled up, so I don’t have to use much conditioner. This is really nice – and more expensive brands should take note!

Alberto Balsam Zesty Orange Conditioner was a nice surprise too. The conditioner is very thin, and I thought I’d have to use plenty of it – but no! It’s super effective, and my hair’s enjoying it very much!

As you can see, I’m very happy with my current hair care combo! If you’re interested, Alberto Balsam Zesty Orange Shampoo & Conditioner are available as 350ml each for about 99p each. I bought these 2 products at my local Savers drugstore.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

L’Oréal Elvive Full Restore 5 Repairing Shampoo & Conditioner

Hi there! Today’s post is about a hair care combo I’m using at the moment – L’Oréal Elvive Full Restore 5 Repairing Shampoo & Conditioner. These products promise to reinforce and to revitalise weak and damaged hair.

L’Oréal Elvive Full Restore 5 Repairing Shampoo is a creamy white shampoo. It’s gentle, and I’m satisfied that it cleanses my hair properly. It has a pleasant fragrance (a typical L’Oréal fragrance), and I have no complaints really. I think this is a good shampoo.

L’Oréal Elvive Full Restore 5 Repairing Conditioner detangles my hair reasonably well. In terms of detangling, I’ve had better conditioners but I think this one’s still nice. I’m not sure if it “reinforces” my hair, but I’m happy to report that it doesn’t flatten my hair.

All in all, I think L’Oréal did a good job with these products. They’re serving me well. If you’re interested, L’Oréal Elvive Full Restore 5 Repairing Shampoo & Conditioner are available as 400ml each for about £4.99 each. I bought these for half price (special offer, Tesco).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Hair Repair Colour Shield Nourishing Shampoo & Conditioner

Hi there! Today’s post is about one of the two hair care combos that I’m using at the moment – Hair Repair Colour Shield Nourishing Shampoo & Conditioner. These products promise to nourish and protect coloured hair. Are they any good?

I think Hair Repair Colour Shield Nourishing Shampoo is really good. It’s a creamy white shampoo. It’s clarifying, but it doesn’t feel harsh at all. The fragrance is very random, but all in all, this is a really good shampoo!

I’m equally happy with Hair Repair Colour Shield Nourishing Conditioner because it detangles my hair with ease. I’ve also noticed that it seems to give my hair a little extra volume which is always welcome! The fragrance is not very special, but I don’t mind this at all.

On the back of the bottles, it also says that these products are vegan and that they were not tested on animals. Good stuff! I would recommend these 2 hair products! Hair Repair Colour Shield Nourishing Shampoo & Conditioner are available as 300ml each for £1 each (Poundland).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nutrafix Argan Oil Hair Mask

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Nutrafix Hair Mask With Argan Oil, pro-vitamin B5 and silk protein. This product promises to give hair a natural boost and to leave it hydrated, soft and silky.

The instructions state that this hair mask is meant to be used on towel-dry hair (after washing). You’re supposed to leave the hair mask on for 5 minutes, and you should ideally cover your hair with a warm towel. Then rinse (and condition if you want) and follow with your normal hair routine.

I’ve given this hair mask a try, and I think it’s awful! It turned my hair into a completely unflexible and unmanageable mess, and I had to double-condition (!) my hair to get it back to normal. What a waste of time. And what a waste of water! Oh, and I’ve also lost plenty of hair when I tried to get this rubbish out of my hair. Yikes!

I’ve binned the product after 1 use – but I should have binned it without even opening it! I’ve previously tried another hair mask from this brand, and the result was pretty much the same. Well, I can safely say that I won’t be trying any other poducts from this brand.

However, if you’re interested in this terrible product (maybe you want to prank someone…), Nutrafix Hair Mask With Argan Oil is available as 150ml for £1 (Poundland).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Best Of Beauty 2019 – Hair, Lips, Fragrance, Body

Hi there! Welcome to my third and final Best Of Beauty 2019 post. As a quick reminder, I’ve done two posts already – one about skin care, the other one about face masks, and today’s post is about everything else!

And why am I doing this post in January 2020? I wanted to include the stuff I tried and used in December as well. I also didn’t want to reschedule posts I had already scheduled. Anyhoo, let’s get to the products!

Aussie Mega Shampoo & Conditioner

Aussie’s Mega products are simply amazing! They’ve become all-time favourites!

Gliss Hair Repair Magnificent Strength Shampoo & Conditioner

Gliss’ Magnificent Strength products are absolutely brilliant! 11 stars!

Gliss Hair Repair Total Repair Shampoo & Conditioner

Gliss’ Total Repair hair products are fantastic too!

Herbal Essences Bio Renew Rosemary & Herbs Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner

The best Herbal Essences hair care combo since their stellar classics from the 90s! Yes, yes, yes!

Yves Rocher Monoï Eau Des Vahinés Eau De Toilette

Yves Rocher did an outstanding job with this fragrance!

Anna Sui Romantica Exotica Eau De Toilette

This Anna Sui fragrance is incredibly dreamy. I fell in love with it!

Jennifer Lopez Glow Eau De Toilette
Calvin Klein CK IN 2 U Eau De Toilette

Whilst I’m not a fan of the actress/singer Jennifer Lopez, I’m very fond of her Glow fragrance. Calvin Klein’s CK IN 2 U fragrance has been an everyday favourite for a little while as well.

UNE Casual Matt Colour Lipstick M08

UNE’s lipsticks are just wow!

Miss Sporty Lipliners – 007 Slow, 013 Coconut, 014 Earth

I love the neutral shades of Miss Sporty’s lipliner range!

Makeup Revolution London Lip Hug Love Can Set You Free

How beautiful is this Revolution lipstick?

100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Superdrug Vitamin E Skin Care All Over Body Cream With Moonstone Extract

Superdrug’s limited edition body cream is a skin care superstar!

Primark PS… Exfoliate & Cleanse Watermelon Body Scrub

This primark body scrub is the best body scrub I tried all year!

Have you tried any of these products, or would you like to give them a try? Which products have you been loving lately? Please feel free to get in touch via the comments, and thanks for stopping by! 🥰

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Gliss Magnificent Strength Shampoo & Conditioner

Hi there! I’ve got a hair care post for you today, and it’s about Gliss Magnificent Strength Shampoo & Conditioner. These products contain keratin serum as well as protein, and they promise to increase the strength and resistance of powerless and exhausted hair.

Gliss Magnificent Strength Shampoo is simply lovely! The shampoo feels amazing on my head and hair, and it has a cute fragrance which I’d describe as a mix of cotton candy and hairspray. It sounds strange, but the fragrance is… cute! And I really love using this shampoo!

Gliss Magnificent Strength Conditioner is just as great. It smells nice too, and I’m happy with how well it detangles my hair. I’ve also noticed that this conditioner makes my hair feel almost weightless, and that it adds plenty of volume to my hair! Fantastic stuff!

I’m very impressed with these 2 Gliss products. I started to use them right after I’d finished L’Oréal’s disappointing Dream Lengths shampoo and conditioner combo. After 2 days (= 2 uses) of Gliss, my hair looked and felt so much better already! Whilst L’Oréal’s aforementioned products were the worst hair products I used all year, Gliss’ shampoo and conditioner are simply outstanding!

Gliss Magnificent Strength Shampoo & Conditioner are available as 250ml and 200ml, respectively, for £1 each (Poundland, B&M Bargains).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

L’Oréal Elvive Dream Lengths Restoring Shampoo & Detangling Conditioner

Hi there! Today’s post is about 2 hair care products I’m using at the moment – L’Oréal Elvive Dream Lengths Restoring Shampoo & Detangling Conditioner. These products contain keratin, vitamins and castor oil, and they’re aimed at people with long hair (Duh!). The shampoo promises to reinforce fragile hair, and the conditioner claims to detangle hair with less breakage.

L’Oréal Elvive Dream Lengths Restoring Shampoo is not great. Whilst I think that the shampoo feels cleansing, it also seems to leave a film behind – I think it might be from the castor oil, but I don’t really know. I’ve noticed that the shampoo tangles up my hair. This isn’t great. And there’s the fragrance – I don’t like the strong and dense fragrance (which reminds me of the questionable hairsprays my mum used in the 80s). All in all, I find the shampoo disappointing.

L’Oréal Elvive Dream Lengths Detangling Conditioner isn’t great either. I don’t like its fragrance, and I don’t think it detangles my hair well. The conditioner has a weird texture, and I need to use quite a bit of product to be able to detangle my hair. And this weighs my hair down! I’m not impressed.

I just looked back at all the hair products I used and finished this year, and this combo is my least favourite! So… I won’t repurchase these 2 products, and I have no interest in trying anything else from L’Oréal’s Dream Lengths collection.

However, if you’re interested, L’Oréal Elvive Dream Lengths Restoring Shampoo & Detangling Conditioner are available as 400ml for £4.99 each. I paid £2.25 each (special offer).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Anovia Replenishing Argan & Marula Shampoo & Conditioner

Hi there! I’ve got a hair care review for you today. I’ve given Anovia Replenishing Argan & Marula Shampoo & Conditioner a try, and here’s what I think. 🙂

Anovia Replenishing Argan & Marula Shampoo feels super gentle, so I think it would be best suited to people with dry or damaged hair. The fragrance is gorgeous. It’s warm and cuddly which is very nice!

Anovia Replenishing Argan & Marula Conditioner is good but not great. It smells nice, and it detangles my hair well. I also think it makes my hair feel soft, so I shouldn’t complain. However, this conditioner seems to flatten my hair. I think this one would be most suited to people with unruly hair.

All in all, I like these 2 products, but I’m only using them twice a week (that’s because of the unwanted flattening effect). The other 5 days I’m using something else. But I will happily continue to use these products, and I might buy them again.

Anovia Replenishing Argan & Marula Shampoo & Conditioner are available as 500ml each for 99p each (Home Bargains).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde