I had to have this shampoo and conditioner scent as soon as I heard about it – I’m a big Herbal Essences fan, and a big honey fan, and my hair is still very damaged from two-year-old bleach. This couldn’t be more made for me, and I have not been disappointed. I love Bee Strong!
Now, the bad blogger in me wanted to use these straight away, so I don’t have nice clean untouched bottles in this photo. But I just couldn’t resist! All the while I was using it, I was thinking ‘yes, this ticks all my boxes’ – by the way, does anyone else find that beauty blogging makes you analyse things so much while you’re using them?!
Boxes it had to tick:
Price – Yes, the first thing I look at in haircare is the price. About £3 a bottle is my upper limit (although I love Aussie, I never buy it full price), and I know that Herbal Essences is pretty much permanently on half price offers. Perfect.
Smell – Bee Strong smells lovely. It has that gorgeous Herbal Essences floral base, with just a hint of honey. It’s not a pure honey smell, and that might disappoint some, but it is very very nice, so have a sniff.
Hair-feel – Yeah, that’s a rubbish name for a category, sorry. But I’m sure you know what I mean: a product has to feel nice while you’re using it. The shampoo doesn’t tangle my hair up when I wash it out, and the conditioner leaves it feeling really silky and easy to comb through (impressive on my birds nest!). I like the creamy consistency of the shampoo, much better than a runny gel! The conditioner is also lovely, almost as thick as a treatment rather than a normal conditioner!
Effects – My hair feels bouncy and soft after use, and is perfectly manageable without any of my other normal necessities (Elasticiser, Lush R&B, endless serums). It stays clean for around two days, which is pretty good.
So I’m pretty thrilled with these – have you tried them? What do you think?