Hi there! Today’s post is about Herbal Essences Bio Renew Whipped Cocoa Butter Strength Shampoo & Conditioner. It appears that these products are exclusive to Asda, which is where I picked them up when they were on special (2 for £5 offer). Onto the review!
Herbal Essences Bio Renew Whipped Cocoa Butter Strength Shampoo is quite nice. It’s boring to look at (it’s one of those creamy white shampoos), but it feels cleansing without being harsh. The cocoa fragrance is pleasant, although I would have preferred a more chocolatey fragrance. It’s not Herbal Essences’ fault, but I just expect something chocolatey whenever I read cocoa (am I right, Anne Brooke?)…
Herbal Essences Bio Renew Whipped Cocoa Butter Strength Conditioner is good, but not great. I love Herbal Essences’ original hair products, so I’m expecting this brand to be better than the competition. Whilst this conditioner helps me detangle my hair, and whilst it does make my hair feel soft, I do need quite a bit of product to achieve the desired result. The conditioner smells a bit “darker” than the shampoo. It smells like cocoa powder with a hint of incense. It’s not bad at all, but I really wanted a chocolate-scented hair care combo.
Herbal Essences Bio Renew Whipped Cocoa Butter Strength Shampoo & Conditioner are available as 400ml for £4.50 each. I don’t think I’ll repurchase these 2 products, but I wouldn’t mind recommending them to people with normal hair.
Mrs Strawberry Blonde
Hi there! Today’s post is about all the stuff I bought since mid-April. I’m not going to do a long intro. Here are the goodies:
The Crème Shop Tumeric Face Masks (pack of 5 sheet masks), The Crème Shop Rose Oil Overnight Gel Mask, The Crème Shop Charcoal Overnight Gel Mask, The Crème Shop Collagen Overnight Gel Mask, The Crème Shop Maca Root Face Masks (pack of 5 sheet masks). These were £4.99 each.
Kina Coametics Pure Volcanic Facial Sheet Masks (pack of 10 masks, £7.99), and Nature Love Hyaluronic Face Masks (pack of 5 masks, £4.99).
Global Beauty care Anti-Aging Collagen Face Masks (pack of 5 masks, £4.99), and SpaLife Hydrating Facial Masks with Volcanic Ash (pack of 6 masks, £4.99).
The Crème Shop Resveratrol Face Masks (pack of 5, £4.99), and The Crème Shop Charcoal Face Masks (pack of 5, £4.99).
I managed to get my hands on another L’Oréal Elvive Triple Resist shampoo and conditioner combo (400ml each, 2 for £5), and I picked up L’Oréal’s Fine Flowers Gel-Cream Wash for £1.99 (half price offer).
And last but not least… Herbal Essences Bio Renew Whipped Cocoa Butter shampoo & conditioner (400ml each, 2 for £5), and Zatik Rosehip Black Seed Organic Oil Serum (30ml, £5.99).
This is everything I bought since mid-April. I know I’ve been a bad girl, but I really wanted to treat myself to a few new products when I started my new job. 🙂
Have you tried any of these products? Or would you like to try any of them? What have you bought recently? Feel free to get in touch. And thanks for stopping by!
Mrs Strawberry Blonde
Hi there! If you read the original Holy Grail Of Hair Care post, you know I love the classic Herbal Essences products. The newer Herbal Essences products (in the curvy bottles) don’t do anything for me – I tried three different shampoo and conditioner combos but I really didn’t like them at all. (And neither did my husband.) So I’ll stick to my original Herbal Essences favourites! 🙂
OK, let’s look at the shampoos first. 🙂 The Herbal Essences Shimmering Colour and Sensuously Smooth shampoos are amazing. They smell of tropical flowers (this line was once called Rainforest Flowers) and they make my scalp and my hair feel incredibly clean. But these shampoos are very gentle at the same time. They’re perfect!
The conditioners are better than what I could dream up if it was my mission in life to dream up the perfect conditioner. Nothing detangles hair the way Herbal Essences’ Classics conditioners do. And nothing else makes could make hair feel silkier or look shinier. These conditioners offer tons of moisture without weighing hair down. Why other manufacturers of hair care products don’t copy these conditioners is something I’ll never understand…
Now let me say a few more words about the two product lines. The Shimmering Colour shampoo and conditioner really work for freshly coloured hair. Normally my hair colour bleeds quite a bit for a few days after I’ve dyed my hair, but this shampoo and conditioner combo seems to make the colour hold on to my hair. Brilliant! These two products are even better than L’Oréal’s Colour Protect offerings!
The Herbal Essences Sensuously Smooth products really do what they’re supposed to. You may remember my last hair post about Pantene’s Colour Protect & Smooth products. OK, you don’t remember. But that’s OK. 🙂 I said that Pantene’s products really make my hair feel smooth. Now, a few weeks ago I emptied the Pantene conditioner, and I went on to use these Herbal Essences products. And guess what – my hair is so smooooooth, it’s insane! Verdict? Herbal Essences Sensuously Smooth mops the floor with Pantene!
I think, along with Herbal Essences Classics Moisture Balance and Silk N’ Shine, Herbal Essences (Rainforest Flowers) Shimmering Colour and Sensuouly Smooth are the best hair products out there. Unfortunately they were relaunched as a limited edition, and they have now disappeared from the shelves – but I’ve stocked up when I noticed them disappearing, so I’ll be OK for a while. However, I still hope that Herbal Essences will relaunch them again. Fingers crossed!
Mrs Strawberry Blonde
Hi there! Today’s post is about my all-time favourite shampoos and conditioners: Herbal Essences Silk N’ Shine and Herbal Essences Moisture Balance. I think Herbal Essences’ Classics collection is the holy grail of hair care.
But before I review the products, let me tell you what my hair is like. I’ve got long and curly hair which I wash, condition and blow-dry every day. I don’t use any styling products or tools and I gave up brushing my hair ages ago. Yeah, I’m one of those! But what’s most important is that I don’t have any split ends, and my hair is soft, bouncy and shiny.
OK, let me start with the shampoos: They’re excellent at cleansing and restoring shine. Honestly, nothing else cleanses my hair the way these shampoos do. They get rid of grease and grime, but at the same time they’re incredibly gentle. And I’m saying this as someone who has not only sensitive skin but also eczema.
My husband also loves the original Herbal Essences shampoos, especially after the gym, because they cleanse his hair and scalp like nothing else does.
The conditioners are the best ones I’ve ever used. Nothing else could compete with them. Even if it were my mission in life to think up the perfect conditioner, I couldn’t even imagine anything that could be better than these.
That’s because these Herbal Essences conditioners detangle my curly hair easily, they provide tons of moisture without weighing my hair down or making it greasy, they smell absolutely divine, and they make my hair silky, soft and shiny.
Herbal Essences Silk N’ Shine and Herbal Essences Moisture Balance shampoos and conditioners are available as 400 ml bottles for £3.79 each – but there’s always a half price or BOGOF offer somewhere. Seriously, try this collection!
No matter if you pick the pink or the yellow bottles – the products work for all hair types. And they will give you clean, shiny and gorgeous smelling hair. What’s not to love? Feel free to let me know what you think about this collection. 🙂
Mrs Strawberry Blonde