Sunday, 1 September 2013

Clairol Herbal Essences - Hello Hydration!

Finding the right shampoo and conditioner for my very dry and damaged hair has been an enduring challenge for me. I still remember my younger days when I can use whatever shampoo is available in the bathroom. And yet, my hair was soft and silky. I guess this is true for most of us. When we were younger, we have smooth skin, no wrinkles, lovely hair and less worries...

I've tried quite a handful of different brands and types but I've found a great companion for my hair --- Clairol Herbal Essences Hello Hydration shampoo and conditioner. 



I've been using Clairol products for years. I tried different variants in between, like Dangerously Straight and Long Term Relationship. One of the most notable features of Clairol hair products is the scent. All variants have distinguished, enchanting scents that you'd definitely want on your hair. Among the current variants, the red one (Long Term Relationship) is my favorite. But I've particularly been sticking to this blue set, Hello Hydration, because it works well for my hair type. I have frizzy, dry and very damaged hair due to rebonding over the years. I cannot refrain from undergoing rebond treatment every year as my hair is really terrible without it. Frizzy all over, unruly and unpresentable. This is not acceptable for me. 

I don't expect my shampoo and conditioner to produce the same results from my rebonding treatment but at least make my hair moisturized and easier to manage. The Clairol Herbal Essences Hello Hydration is specifically made for Dry/ Damaged Hair. I love using the shampoo and conditioner mainly because they both moisturize my hair well enough. Some shampoos tend to make my hair stiff after washing. I notice that this Hello Hydration shampoo doesn't dry my hair out even if it cleanses and removes dirt. It costs around RM14 to RM16. 



The Hello Hydration conditioner is just as great. I love the creamy texture, not watery like some conditioners. I actually find it weird that some conditioners are quite watery but I guess those types are meant for people with thin hair. 

Clairol's Hello Hydration conditions my hair nicely and leaves a lovely scent which I really like. It costs around RM14 - RM16, depending where you buy it and if there's promotion. I noticed that Watsons sells it at a better price than Guardian most of the time. 



Some people may not know but Clairol Herbal Essences has been in the market for quite some time. I remember trying it for the first time during my college days, man, that's 16 years ago! I even used to save my daily allowance to afford it. Me and my classmates were so captivated by its scent. At that time, the products were not moisturizing enough for me so I eventually switched. But the new Clairol collection is great so I'm back to using it!

This was how the classic Clairol Herbal Essences looked like before...at least the type that I got introduced to. I believe there are older versions. 
Classic Clairol Herbal Essences (Image from web)

Well, that proves the long history of the brand and how far it has evolved. The older version looks very traditional, following the trend of those years. But now it's funky, cool and even better!