Maui Moisture Strength & Anti-Breakage Agave Shampoo & Conditioner For Chemically Damaged Hair

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Maui Moisture Strength & Anti-Breakage Agave Shampoo & Conditioner which I started to use just under 2 weeks ago. These products contain agave, hibiscus oil and pineapple extract, and they promise to smooth, revive and quench chemically damaged hair.

Maui Moisture Strength & Anti-Breakage Agave Shampoo lathers up quite well for an SLS-free shampoo. However, it doesn’t make my hair feel as squeaky clean as other shampoos do. I wash my hair every day, so I’m satisfied that my hair is squeaky clean, but I do prefer the clean feel that shampoos with SLS give me.

Maui Moisture Strength & Anti-Breakage Agave Conditioner isn’t my favourite because it makes it difficult for me to detangle my hair in the shower. I never brush my hair. I only “comb” through my hair once a day – using only my fingers and a dollop of conditioner in the shower. But this conditioner isn’t a great help when it comes to detangling my hair.

Unfortunately, these products haven’t blown me away. They’re not bad, and I think they would work well if you have dry hair and/or if you don’t rely on your conditioner to detangle your hair. But I don’t think that I’d buy them again. They’re not the best products for my hair type (not their fault), and I’m also not the biggest fan of their coconut scent. I would, however, give other products from this range a try as I like what the brand does!

If you’re interested, Maui Moisture Strength & Anti-Breakage Agave Shampoo & Conditioner are available as 385ml each for £9 each. I paid £2.49 (B&M Bargains)! According to Maui Moisture, all their products are vegan-friendly! 😍

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Revisiting Holy Grail Products – Herbal Essences Moisture Balance Shampoo & Conditioner

Hi there! Today’s post is about one of my all-time hair care combos – Herbal Essences Moisture Balance Shampoo & Conditioner. These are part of Herbal Essences’ Classics collection. They have been discontinued, then relaunched, then discontinued again. I hope they’ll be relaunched again. In the meantime, I have stocked up – I’m sitting on an impressive stash of Herbal Essences Classics products!

Alrighty, what’s the shampoo like? Herbal Essences Moisture Balance Shampoo is just wow! It. Is. The. Bomb. It’s clarifying but gentle at the same time. And the dreamy fragrance is an added bonus. 11 stars!

Herbal Essences Moisture Balance Conditioner is the perfect product after the shampoo. I never brush or comb my hair – I just use conditioner to detangle my hair in the shower every morning – and with this conditioner, it’s a quick and easy job. This conditioner mops the floor with its competition! 11 stars!

Herbal Essences Moisture Balance Shampoo & Conditioner are available as 400ml each for about £2 in bargain stores (Poundstretcher). They can also be found online – albeit for a higher price. But these products are worth every penny!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Revisiting Old Favourites – Harmony Hair Indulgence Herbal Shampoo & Conditioner With Ginseng Extract

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Harmony Hair Indulgence Herbal Shampoo & Conditioner With Ginseng Extract combo. These are old favourites from a while ago, and I thought it’s time to revisit them!

Harmony Hair Indulgence Herbal Shampoo is amazing! It’s a clarifying shampoo that smells of ginger (Is ginseng that similar?) and soft musk. It’s amazing!

Harmony Hair Indulgence Herbal Conditioner is simply fabulous. It detangles my hair with ease. And I only need a bit of product. Wow! The conditoner has a clean and soft musk fragrance – I love it!

I’m enjoying these products very much! They make my hair look and feel amazing – and they smell like pretty fragrances (i.e. Narciso Rodriguez or J Lo Glow minus the bubblegum note). What’s not to love? Based on my experience, I’d recommend these hair products! Harmony Hair Indulgence Herbal Shampoo & Conditioner With Ginseng Extract are available as 250ml each for about £1 at discount stores. I found these at Poundland!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Revisiting Holy Grail Products – Herbal Essences Silk N’ Shine Shampoo & Conditioner

Hi there! Today’s post is about 2 holy grail hair products – Herbal Essences Silk N’ Shine Shampoo & Conditioner. These products are aimed at all hair types, and they promise shiny hair that’s soft and silky.

The shampoo is my all-time number 1 – it is very clarifying (even my husband loves to use this shampoo after a sweaty 90-minute workout), but at the same time it’s not drying at all. It actually feels hydrating – but it’s hydration only, no grease! This is THE perfect shampoo. 11 stars!

The conditioner is also my all-time number 1 – it detangles my hair like it’s nothing. I’ve got long and curly hair that I NEVER brush or comb. I only go through my hair with my fingers once a day – and that’s when I wash and condition my hair = every morning in the shower. This conditioner makes my hair feel soft, silky and bouncy. It’s not weighing my hair down. This conditioner is perfect in every way!

What else? These hair products smell incredible. I can’t describe the scent. It’s sweet, floral, fresh, transparent… it smells like paradise!

Unfortunately, Herbal Essences Silk N’ Shine Shampoo & Conditioner have been discontinued. But they can still be found online or in bargain stores that specialise in end-of-line products. I saw Herbal Essences products (400ml bottles for £2 each) at Poundstretcher not long ago – but I didn’t buy any. I have plenty of back-up (dozens of bottles) which will last me for years. And I also had to promise my husband not to buy any more of these… But if you see these products (pink or yellow – doesn’t matter), go and grab a few bottles!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Revisiting Old Favourites – Alberto Balsam Stunning Shine Shampoo & Conditioner

Hi there! Today’s post is about 2 hair products that I’m using at the moment – Alberto Balsam Stunning Shine Shampoo & Conditioner. Unfortunately, these products have been discontinued and replaced with a terrible new line. But thanks to end-of-line retailers, Alberto Balsam’s Stunning Shine proucts haven’t totally disappeared just yet.

Alberto Balsam Stunning Shine Shampoo is simply lovely. It has the most amazing fruity floral peach and peach blossom fragrance. I like that it’s clarifying but not drying. Great stuff!

Alberto Balsam Stunning Shine Conditioner is great too. It detangles my hair with ease, and it makes my hair feel soft. I’m enjoying this conditioner very much!

Alberto Balsam Stunning Shine Shampoo & Conditioner are available as 300ml each for about £1 – £1.50 each. I’d recommend these lovely products!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Alberto Balsam Exotic Mango Shampoo & Conditioner

Hi there! Today’s post is about 2 hair care products which I’m using at the moment – Alberto Balsam Exotic Mango Shampoo & Conditioner. These products have been reformulated, and they’re aimed at all hair types.

Alberto Balsam Exotic Mango Shampoo is very nice. It’s a clarifying shampoo that doesn’t feel drying. The beautiful mango fragrance is an added bonus!

Alberto Balsam Exotic Mango Conditioner is great too. The conditioner is on the thinner side, but it detangles my hair quickly and makes it feel super soft. Amazing!

Based on my experience, I’d recommend these products. Alberto Balsam Exotic Mango Shampoo & Conditioner are available as 350ml for £1 each.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Herbal Essences Bio Renew Revitalise Micellar Water & Blue Ginger Shampoo & Blue Ginger Conditioner

Hi there! Today’s post is about the hair care combo that I’ve been using for a few weeks now – Herbal Essences Bio Renew Revitalise Micellar Water & Blue Ginger Shampoo & Blue Ginger Conditioner. These products claim to have a clarifying effect and to free hair from product residue. I don’t use any styling products – just shampoo and conditioner, so product residue is not an issue for me. Anyhoo, onto the review!

Herbal Essences Bio Renew Revitalise Micellar Water & Blue Ginger Shampo is lovely! It has a nice, clean fragrance, and I’m happy to report that this shampoo feels clarifying. My husband loves it too, and I would recommend it!

Herbal Essences Bio Renew Revitalise Blue Ginger Conditioner is very good too. It detangles my hair quickly and easily, without weighing it down and without flattening it. This is what every volumising conditioner should be like!

Based on my experience, I would recommend these products. They’re some of the best products from the Bio Rewew collection, and I know I’ll be buying them again! Well done, Herbal Essences!

Herbal Essences Bio Renew Revitalise Micellar Water & Blue Ginger Shampoo & Blue Ginger Conditioner are available as 400ml each for about £4.50 – £6. I paid £3 each (Tesco, special offer).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Best Of Beauty 2020 – Hair, Lips, Body

Hi there! After yesterday’s post about my favourite face products from 2020, today’s post is about my favourite non-face products from 2020 – so that’s hair and body products, but also lip products which I didn’t want to lump together with the creams and serums. Let’s start with hair, then onto lips, then shower products, fragrances and, finally, body lotions and creams.

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

Herbal Essences did an amazing job with their bourbon and manuka honey products.

L’Oréal Elvive Triple Resist Reinforcing Shampoo & Conditioner

Triple Resist is one my favourite hair care combos from L’Oréal.

NYC Kissgloss 534 Tribeca Tangerine

NYC’s banana-flavoured lipgloss was one of the big surprises of 2020. I love this lipgloss!

Astor Rouge Couture Lipsticks

Astor’s Rouge Couture lipsticks were simply wonderful.

Rimmel Colour Show Off Lipstick 250 Stare At Me

Rimmel did a fabulous job with this lipstick. I love it!

L’Oréal Color Riche 231 Sepia / Silk

L’Oréal’s silk lipstick was a lovely surprise.

Manhattan Colour Loop Lipgloss 52S Soft Nude

Manhattan’s soft nude lipgloss is an all-time favourite. I’ve gone through 2 or 3 of these already.

Sanctuary Spa Mandelular Sensuous Body Scrub

Whilst the photo is one of the worst photos I took last year, the actual product is one of the stars of 2020.

Palmolive Naturals Irresistible Softness Black Orchid & Moisturising Milk Shower Milk, Palmolive Aroma Moments So Sweet Shower Gel With Rooibos Tea, Rose And Almond

Palmolive’s black orchid and So Sweet shower gels are long-term body care favourites.

Palmolive Aroma Moments So Relaxed Aromatic Bath Foam
Yves Rocher Monoï Lagoon Moisturizing Perfumed Body Mist


Palmolive’s So Relaxed bath is truly outstanding.
Yves Rocher’s Monoï body mist smells like the most wonderful summer holiday.

Yves Rocher Collection Été

Another amazing Yves Rocher fragrance!

M&S The Fragrance Collection Vanilla & Woods Eau De Toilette

I didn’t expect an M&S fragrance to be in my best of 2020 post – but this beautiful fragrance is a firm favourite, and I already repurchased it.

Lucy B. Royal Water Lotus & Vanilla Musk Eau De Parfum
I Love… Raspberry & Blackberry Refreshing Body Spritzer

Lucy B.’s fragrances are amazing – this one is no exception.
I Love…’s raspberry and blackberry body mist smells like sugar-free fruit jelly. Delicious!

Nivea Soft Refreshingly Soft Moisturising Cream

Nivea Soft Cream is now a firm beauty favourite!

Vaseline Intensive Care Cocoa Radiant Body Oil Gel
Vaseline Intensive Care Essential Healing Non-Greasy Lotion
Garnier Ultimate Blends Body Soothing Hydrating Lotion With Delicate Oat

Vaseline’s cocoa oil gel is amazing for dry skin.
Vaseline’s essential healing lotion is awesome too.
And Garnier’s oat body lotion is simply lovely.

These are my favourite non-face products from 2020. Have you tried any of these products or would you like to try any of them? Feel free to let me know via the comments. And thanks for stopping by! 😘

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Revisiting Old Beauty Friends – Alberto Balsam Mandarin & Papaya Revitalising Shampoo & Conditioner

Hi there! Today’s post is about 2 hair products I used to love but haven’t used in ages – Alberto Balsam Mandarin & Papaya Revitalising Shampoo & Conditioner. And since it really has been ages, I thought now’s the perfect time to re-try these products!

Alberto Balsam Mandarin & Papaya Revitalising Shampoo is great. It’s a clarifying shampoo, but it’s not too harsh. I think it’s perfect for frequent washers and most hair types.

Alberto Balsam Mandarin & Papaya Revitalising Conditioner is amazing too! This conditioner detangles my hair with ease and doesn’t weigh it down. I like it a lot!

In addition, these 2 products smell simply lovely! And based on my experience, I’d recommend them! Alberto Balsam Mandarin & Papaya Revitalising Shampoo & Conditioner are available as 350ml each for £1 each.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Herbal Essences Bio Renew Passion Flower & Rice Milk Shampoo & Conditioner

Hi there! Today’s post is about the hair care products I’m using at the moment – Herbal Essences Bio Renew Passion Flower & Rice Milk Shampoo & Conditioner with botanical ingredients from Kew Gardens in Surrey! I’ve been using these products for about 3 weeks now, and here’s what I think.

Herbal Essences Bio Renew Passion Flower & Rice Milk Shampoo is a creamy white shampoo. It smells of passion flowers, and it’s gentle. I think it would be good for dry hair types.

Herbal Essences Bio Renew Passion Flower & Rice Milk Conditioner detangles my hair with ease. Just like the shampoo, this conditioner would be perfect for dry hair types, and it should also be ideal for stand-offish hair (mine’s like that more often that I’d care to admit).

However, I’ve noticed that these products make my hair go greasy much quicker than usual. I wash my hair daily, so this shouldn’t happen. What I’m doing now is… use these Herbal Essences products for 3 days on and 1 day off. On the “off” day I use Alberto Balsam hair products which suck the grease (or rather product residue) right off of my hair and scalp!

All in all, I think Herbal Essences Bio Renew Passion Flower & Rice Milk Shampoo & Conditioner are nice products for the right hair type or hair care routine. I can definitely see myself buying these products again. If you’re interested, these hair products are available as 400ml for about £6, but I paid £2.97 each (half price offer).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde