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Old 02-01-2009, 07:30 AM   #1
 
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Default Herbal Essences - Having Some Luck

I wanted to share some success I've had with some drugstore products. I've been experimenting with Selsun Blue Moisturizing Shampoo, Pantene Beautiful Lengths Conditioner, and Herbal Essences Long Term Relationship Split-End Protector and Herbal Essences Body Envy mousse. So far I like the combo a lot because my hair is smooth and the waves are soft yet defined. However, the Pantene actually gets my hair greasy so I'm going to switch to a lighter conditioner.

Does anyone else use these Herbal Essences products? I love the packaging and scents.
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Old 02-19-2009, 07:58 PM   #2
 
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The only HE products I've used recently are the gels. I really like HESMU (set me up) spray gel for hold (used over a leave-in and a curl cream/pudding). I've also used HEBE gel but prefer the HESMU.

Are you still liking the Selsun Blue shampoo? I've tried a number of shampoos in the past to treat dandruff with no success. The only thing that works for me is the following natural remedy:

1. olive oil (1 TBSP) + rosemary essential oil (4 drops) massaged into my scalp and left overnight (with a towel on my pillow of course).

2. wash out the next day with shampoo bar + diluted apple cider vinegar.

The combination of rosemary, olive oil, and apple cider vinegar is a great winter remedy for an itchy, flaky scalp.
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Old 02-20-2009, 09:11 AM   #3
 
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I've only used Herbal Essences Set Me Up gel (not the spray kind)...that's when I thought I should use gel. I hate gel. It gets good reviews here, though. So, if you're a "gel" person, you might want to try it.
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Old 02-20-2009, 09:46 AM   #4
 
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I use the hesmu and the hett gel and mousse. I have actually had better results with the mousse. With the gels I use curl enhancing products under them. With the mousse I get hold and curl. With kbb under it I barely get any crunch.
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Old 02-20-2009, 01:03 PM   #5
 
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HeSMU is my HG winter gel. The mousse is not bad, when I want looser texture with less hold.
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Old 02-20-2009, 02:35 PM   #6
 
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Thumbs up HE Hydralicious Conditioner

I use the Herbal Essesses Hydralicious conditioner. I don't know if it's CG because I just started on this whole journey and I'm trying to learn how to read labels, but I do know that my hair absolutely loves it. It's really moisturizing and I've used it as a leave in once or twice before. I'm pretty sure I'll learn that there's something in it that I'm no suposed to use, but for right now I love it. It's the one in the tie-dyed purple bottle (I use the one for dry/damaged hair because my hair needs all the moisture it can get). HTH
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Old 02-20-2009, 07:01 PM   #7
 
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I use the Hydralicious Reconditioning S & C, the Totally Twisted mousse and gel, the Hello Hydration Condish, and the Degunkify Shampoo.

The TT gel only works for me if it's put over the mousse, otherwise it doesn't really do much. The HH Condish is also not that moisturizing for me. Everything else works very well though.
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I use the Herbal Essesses Hydralicious conditioner. I don't know if it's CG because I just started on this whole journey and I'm trying to learn how to read labels, but I do know that my hair absolutely loves it. It's really moisturizing and I've used it as a leave in once or twice before. I'm pretty sure I'll learn that there's something in it that I'm no suposed to use, but for right now I love it. It's the one in the tie-dyed purple bottle (I use the one for dry/damaged hair because my hair needs all the moisture it can get). HTH
Unfortunately they aren't CG.
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Old 02-25-2009, 02:29 PM   #9
 
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I still like Selsun Blue a lot. It keeps my scalp fresh and balanced. I'm just using Drama Clean as a change but I'm not sure if I'll go back to it because it takes a while to rinse all the out. I might try a different HE shampoo.

Here's a chart from the website:


The Hydralicious Self-Targeting Conditioner smells amazing but I'm not too crazy about the formula (I don't want a repeat performance of greasy Pantene Beautiful Lengths) but maybe I'll try it later. Totally Twisted Mousse looks great too.

Is there a difference between the performances of Body Envy Mousse and Totally Twisted Mousse? I would be using Totally Twisted but I'm not sure if I'll like the smell (Body Envy is heavenly).
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Thanks for posting that chart, Mint! I guess I will stick to None of Your Frizziness or Break's Over. I saw the BO on clearance at Wally World the other day so I don't know if they are discontinuing it...I hope not.
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