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I generally do not change my shampoo frequently. I have been using and loving L’Oreal Total Repair 5 Shampoo and Conditioner for a while now. But this time, I thought I will try something new and bought Enliven Raspberry and Red Apple Shampoo. My hair is wavy and hair strands are thin. I do not pamper my hair much other than regular shampooing and conditioner and still it has been good to me. So, I always hesitate to try anything new on my hair fearing I will ruin it. Oh, and I regularly oil my hair with coconut oil.
Enliven shampoo has been specially formulated with natural extracts of raspberry and red apple to leave you feeling renewed and refreshed. For best results, use in combination with Enliven conditioner.
Rs. 160 for 400 ml. Made in England.
It smells of raspberry. I can’t detect the apple scent though. The smell is not too strong. While washing the hair, you can smell it clearly. But once the shampoo is washed off, very little scent lingers. Unless you take some hair and smell it, you do not get much smell out of this.
The shampoo looks crystal clear. No color at all. It is neither too thick not too watery. Almost like oil.
My Experience with Enliven Raspberry and Red Apple Shampoo:
The first thing I noticed when I washed my hair was that it did not lather much. It does lather so as to give you a nice wash, but not like L’Oreal, Pantene or Dove shampoos. Because of this, I get confused and end up using more than what is required. But, while washing off the shampoo, you can feel that the hair is squeaky clean. I usually let my hair dry naturally after wrapping it in a towel for some time. While drying, I could see that hair was looking frizzy. I thought that I am going to end up with a big frizzy head, but luckily, once the hair dried completely, the frizziess was gone.
Hair looked clean and had a healthy shine to it, but there was no silky smooth look to it and no increase in volume too. It also did not soften the hair. Usually, my hair feels soft after a shampoo wash, but after using this one, I did not notice that softness. Luckily, it did not dry out my hair. I always oil thoroughly before shampooing, so I am not sure if it is drying if you use it without first oiling the hair. On the whole, I felt that it is just a normal shampoo and did not do anything great.
Pros of Enliven Raspberry and Red Apple Shampoo:
- Hair looked clean and had a healthy shine to it.
- Did not dry out my hair.
- Silicone free.
Cons of Enliven Raspberry and Red Apple Shampoo:
- Does not lather a lot.
- Scent fades pretty quickly.
- Did not make the hair look super smooth or soft to touch.
- Contains sulfates and parabens.
- Not easily available in stores.
Will I Repurchase Enliven Raspberry and Red Apple Shampoo?
No, I was not impressed with this shampoo as it did not leave my hair as smooth and soft as other shampoos make me feel. I was not happy with the lathering part too. I think you can safely skip this one.
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