Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Review | Charles Worthington: Salon at Home Shampoo, Conditioner & Masque

I was in desperate need of some new shampoo and conditioner and was devastated to find that boots had run out of my favourite TRESemme Keratin Smooth shampoo and conditioner so I was on the hunt for something new! The Charles Worthington range jumped out at me for the fact it was on 3 for £12 so I buckled under the pressure and picked up the Moisture Seal Shampoo and conditioner as well as the Strength and Repair Longer and Stronger Hair Masque, I would have picked a matching range but unfortunately boots yet again failed me and didn’t have a full rang. Here are my thoughts on each.

Moisture Seal Shampoo and Conditioner

This was the sub-brand that really stood out to me it looked summery and with a heat protecting conditioning complex and being enriched with argan oil I was super excited to try these. The bottels say that they give luscious moisturisation, intense nourishment and manageability improvement.

First off I hate this packaging, OK it looks swish and modern, but it is difficult to get the desired amount of product out without some serious force! However if the product is great bad packaging is easily ignored, I just am not feeling that both the shampoo and conditioner are anything special. The shampoo doesn’t lather much (which does tend to indicate that there is likely to be fewer, nasty chemicals in it) this does take some getting used to, but it also means I tend to use more product than I normally would to achieve the ‘clean’ feeling. 
The scent isn’t anything to write home about either, although light and pleasant it is not a smell that inspires you or lingers on the hair making you feel gorgeous all day. As for the conditioner it does very little conditioning and I need a considerable amount of product to achieve any form of conditioned, soft, light feeling. So overall both products do keep my hair clean and as always I will be finishing them but will not repurchase this particular brand from Charles Worthington. The Shampoo and Conditioner retails for £5.99 (250ml) each.

Strength and Repair Longer and Stronger Hair Masque

The concept of this masque stood out which is why I picked it, I really want long healthy hair and the promise of ‘enhanced strength of damaged hair and increased resistance to damaged hair’ really appealed to help my hair grow beautifully.

Over all this is a completely different story from the mini review above as I love this packaging! The easy flip lid makes applying in the shower so easy as there is no faffing with screw caps and getting water in the product. The masque is thicker than others I have tried, but I did like that as it felt like it all stayed put in my hair while letting it work it’s magic. Once washing it off my hair does feel silky smooth, looked after and light which is a nice pampering feeling. However due to the inadequacies of the Conditioner mentioned above I have been using this every time I was my hair (2-3 times a week) which does mean it runs out pretty quickly. The smell of the masque is slightly nicer though still not super exciting , but it does linger slightly longer than the others and just gives off a bit of a ‘clean’ scent. I do feel that my hair has been stronger with fewer breakages since using this product.

The Hair Masque retails for £5.99 (160ml) and I would be willing to pay that price for how it has worked. I would repurchase this masque and I would like to try more from the Longer and Stronger line to see if that range works better for my hair type.

I hope these mini (or not so mini) reviews have been helpful!

Have you tried any of the Charles Worthington products? What are your views on them and which is your favourite line?

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1 comment

  1. Lovely review! I really like how honest you are, and that you don't sugarcoat your opinions. It is very helpful! I haven't tried any Charles Worthington products yet, but I think I'll look into the Hair Masque. Thanks! :)



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