Herbal Essences Rosemary & Herbs Shampoo and Conditioner Review

3.2/5 - (10 votes)

Herbal Essences Rosemary & Herbs Shampoo and Conditioner Review: Hey guys, we are talking hair care today. Herbal Essences is a UK based brand which is very well known for using botanical ingredients directly sourced from nature.

Herbal Essences Rosemary & Herbs Shampoo and Conditioner Review

In fact, I remember using herbal essences back when I was in medical school. It used to be available in India with a few retailers then. However recently they re-launched in India with all new look and amazing new range.

The first variant I picked up is Bio Renew Moisture Rosemary and Herbs. I have been using this duo since the beginning of this month. Today I am here to share my thoughts and my experience with this duo.

About Herbal Essences Rosemary & Herbs Shampoo and Conditioner

Shampoo

  • CLEANSE & REJUVENATE: Our Rosemary & Herbs Shampoo is silicone-free and crafted to cleanse with light hydration
  • REAL BOTANICALS ENDORSED BY KEW: The real botanicals in this formula have been endorsed by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • THE SCENT EXPERIENCE: Multilayered scents of herbal infusion, clean mint and sandalwood
  • OUR NO, NO, NO LIST: Our Rosemary & Herbs Shampoo is silicone-free, paraben-free and colorant-free
  • COLOR-SAFE & pH-BALANCED: Our color-safe and pH-balanced shampoos/conditioners are crafted to be safe on color-treated hair

Conditioner

  • LIGHTLY CONDITION HAIR: Our Rosemary & Herbs Conditioner is crafted to lightly moisturize for balanced, soft hair
  • REAL BOTANICALS ENDORSED BY KEW: The real botanicals in this formula have been endorsed by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • THE SCENT EXPERIENCE: Multilayered scents of herbal infusion, clean mint and sandalwood
  • OUR NO, NO, NO LIST: Our Rosemary & Herbs Conditioner is paraben-free and colorant-free
  • COLOR-SAFE & pH-BALANCED: Our color-safe and pH-balanced shampoos/conditioners are crafted to be safe on color-treated hair

How to Use Herbal Essences Rosemary & Herbs Shampoo and Conditioner

  • Shampoo– Apply shampoo generously to wet hair, massage into a creamy lather and then rinse. Follow with Herbal Essences’ Conditioner with bio:renew.
  • Conditioner– Apply conditioner generously to wet hair from root to tip and rinse.

Ingredients in Herbal Essences Rosemary & Herbs Shampoo and Conditioner

Herbal Essences Rosemary & Herbs Shampoo and Conditioner Review Ingredients

Price of Herbal Essences Rosemary & Herbs Shampoo and Conditioner

Shampoo – $ 5.99 in USA, ₹600 in India for 400 mL
Conditioner – $ 5.99 in USA, ₹650 in India for 400 mL

In Detail Herbal Essences Rosemary & Herbs Shampoo and Conditioner Review and My Experience

The herbal essences rosemary shampoo and conditioner come in big tall bottles. Both are 400 mL bottles, definitely not something you’d want to travel with. As of now, I don’t think HE has smaller bottles for their products even outside of India. Other that the size factor, their packaging is nothing to complain about. Very informative and pretty looking. The bottles are not too tough so one can easily squeeze out the product from the flip open tops.

The shampoo is clear, without any slightest colour to it. It has a gel-cream moderate consistency. It smells a little herbal, but nothing fancy to be honest. The conditioner is white in colour with a nice creamy consistency and smooth texture. It smells relatable to the shampoo but the smell is slightly more pronounced.

How I Use them

I take the shampoo in my palm and apply the required amount lathering it through my hair. Please note, I have a habit of oiling my hair before shampoo-ing. Hence, in general I use shampoo on oiled hair. However, for review I also use the shampoos on un-oiled hair so that I can tell you how it works the other way too.

On Oiled Hair – It lathers very well creating a rich foam. Even on oiled hair, I just need to use this once. I do not have to apply the shampoo again to take off the oil. It takes off the oil in one wash only. HE Rosemary shampoo makes my hair squeaky clean and and leaves no trace of dirt or build-up behind.

On Un-oiled hair – It lathers almost the same on un-oiled hair as well. Creating a rich foam, this removes all the impurities from my hair. However, I feel that on un-oiled hair, this may leave the hair feeling a little dry if you do not follow up with a conditioner.

After washing off the shampoo completely, I take a large coin sized amount of the HE rosemary conditioner and apply it to the lengths of my hair. I never apply any conditioner on my scalp or near my hair roots. After nicely spreading the conditioner through the lengths of my hair, I let it sit for around 5-7 minutes. After that, I wash it off with normal temperature water.

Effects

Without the conditioner– My hair feel super clean and bouncy. However, because my hair type is normal to dry, it feels kind of dry if I don’t use a conditioner.

With Conditioner – The conditioner makes my hair feel super soft and smooth. It feels like it nourishes my hair really well. My hair look as well as feel healthy. The good thing is, it nourishes the hair and hydrates it but at the same time never makes them feel heavy or weighed down. Hair looks naturally good.

So therefore, I have actually been loving this duo. The shampoo cleans effectively and the conditioner nourishes properly without weighing down my hair. What else do I need. It has not caused any increased hair fall which is amazing. In fact, I haven’t seen any bad effects from this shampoo and conditioner duo. My hair has been loving it and so I will definitely continue using it.

Overall Verdict

In this summer heat, its natural for scalp to get oily and attract dirt. Also, the products such as serums and sprays build up in the hair. This shampoo has been an amazing cleansing shampoo specially loving it during this season which I really need a thorough cleansing for my scalp and hair. It does so without giving me any hair-fall. In addition, the conditioner works great at providing just enough moisture that my hair look healthy and does not weigh it down. Therefore, for me this duo is a win win.

In fact, just last night I was suggesting my MIL to try out this shampoo and she did use it today. Her hair type is on the drier side. Even she said it works really well. Her hair feel soft and smooth and do not feel as dry as they otherwise would.

I would recommend this duo to all hair types. Dry hair barbies may use a more generous quantity of the conditioner while oily hair dolls may need to use less of it. But overall this is a winner combination and I suggest definitely give it a try.

Usually I try to avoid sulphated shampoos. This shampoo contains 2 forms of sulphates. Sodium Laureth Sulphate and Sodium Lauryl sulphate. But I notice that still, this shampoo isn’t as drying as other drugstore shampoos are. However, if you have very dry hair or are concerned with over-drying, you can use this as a clarifying shampoo. It really cleans my hair well without causing any hair fall.

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PROs of Herbal Essences Rosemary & Herbs Shampoo and Conditioner

  1. The packaging is pretty and user friendly.
  2. Shampoo cleans the hair very well without giving me any hair fall.
  3. Conditioner nourishes the hair nicely without weighing down the hair.
  4. Duo leaves my hair feeling and looking naturally healthy.
  5. Very affordable as compared to other drugstore products.
  6. Contains botanical ingredients.
  7. Safe on colour treated hair.

CONs of Herbal Essences Rosemary & Herbs Shampoo and Conditioner

  1. Please be careful and note that the shampoo is silicone free. But the conditioner contains dimethicone which is a form of silicone.
  2. Hence, the shampoo is not a sulphate free shampoo. Also the conditioner is not a silicone free conditioner.

MBF Advises

  1. Oiling your hair before shampoo-ing makes them feel and look really good. Try it.
  2. Never use hot or cold water on your hair. Use normal temperature water. It is the best.
  3. Avoid applying conditioner near the hair roots or scalp. The natural oils produced by our scalp are enough to nourish those newly grown hair.
  4. Look out for deals, you may be able to grab this at even better discounts.

MBF Rating

4.5/5

One Response

  1. Divyashree August 24, 2019

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