Product: Herbal Essences Tousle me softly
Price: $4.25 at CVS on sale for $2.88
Products tested: Shampoo, Conditioner & Mousse.
What is does:
Shampoo and Conditioner has touch hold technology for a touseld style. Shampoo has a refreshing clean but won´t strip your locks of moisture essentials. Has a fusion of wild violet & pomegranate leaves an extra luscious scent. Conditioner creamy formula, infused with wild violet & pomegranate, fights frizz and tangles.
How well did this work for me:
The reasons why I chose to try this product was because 1) I was bored with current shampoo/ conditioning formula. My hair was screaming for something new. I think we all go through this stage where our hair just needs a different formula of shampoo and conditioner. For me this happens about every 2 months. 2) Meg my stylist at Studio 56 in Rancho Penasquitos gave me a textured cut. I needed something to give me more movement and separation. 3) Reviews of this product were highly rated for the most part.
Originally I wasn't expecting any miracles. However this formula has surprised me. My hair is soft, not frizzy. I can tousle it and it won't sit weird on my head. Plus it is drenched in a lovely fragrance of violet and pomegranate. Meg would be spinning in her stylist chair if she knew I was playing with shampoo & conditioner that was under $10 together.
It works well for my hair type which is thick and layered. I have a lot of body, but not waves or curls. I usually describe my texture has 'walk like an Egyptian' hair.
The other reviews I have read about this product were from bloggers who were expecting wavy beach hair. Some assumed their hair would look like the models in the commercial. I was expecting to dance around my apartment like the model.
My best advice is that this product is designed to coat and separate the hair to create a chunking or texterized effect. Please keep in mind this will not happen unless you have the following: wavy/ curly hair, a textured hair cut with medium to thick texture or asymmetrical hair cut with razoring. This product does not make your hair curl but it was nice to see I had received adequate moisture without weighing the hair down and texture.
The mousse was very surprising as well. No sticky feeling when applied and gave me a soft and flexible hold when blow dried. I had volume, minimum frizz and shine.
Over all my hair smells great, soft to the touch and textured with volume. I would recommend this product.