Thursday, 29 August 2013

Charles Worthington Strength & Repair Shampoo Review

I've decided, I love Charles Worthington shampoo. I really enjoy using their On The Go hair serum too, which I reviewed earlier this year, here and used to love the Frizz Free shampoo - which has been discontinued and replaced with a generous handful of new ranges and that is where the Strength & Repair shampoo comes from.
The new ranges include Volume & Bounce, Moisture Seal, Shine Booster, Strength & Repair, Colour Enhancer, Style Setter, Straight & Smooth, Curl Definer and more. So there really is something for everyone but for me it was between Strength & Repair and Straight & Smooth although I thought if I get a repairing one then my hair serum can do the smoothing part which helps it stay straight.. Good thinking, right!?

Charles Worthington Strength & Repair Shampoo Review

The shampoo now comes in an upside down squeezy type bottle which although doesn't look quite as nice as the old style shampoos, in my opinion, it makes getting all of the product out of it much easier. For £5.99 per 250ml bottle, it's not the cheapest of shampoos but it's very thick and lathers up well so a little goes a long way. I found one bottle lasted me around a month to a month and a half - baring in mind I have quite long and very thick hair and I wash it twice every time, 3 times a week. So it probably works out cheaper than the shampoos I used previously once you weigh it up - they may have been cheaper but I found myself using more product to get a good lather which means it runs out quicker.

Charles Worthington Strength & Repair Shampoo Review

I have noticed a difference where breakage is concerned although I have also been very good and not used my GHDs in over a month. I've been using this shampoo with the Goldwell Elixir hair oil which I reviewed here and where my hair used to feel a little bit dry and coarse, it now feels "normal" again :) I do keep meaning to use some hair masques too though so if you can recommend any, please do!
It may also be worth noting that I don't use conditioner on my hair, I never really have but my hairdresser said my hair is in very good condition. It's mainly because I can't be bothered but also cause it makes it greasy too quickly and I don't see the point in spending out on finding one that doesn't when I'm too lazy to use it anyway.. Least I'm honest!

I find my scalp can be rather picky when it comes to shampoo.. Unfortunately there are some brands I really don't get on with, mostly all for the same reason - product build up on my scalp where it just won't wash out properly. I have no idea what it is about certain brands, does anyone else get this? 4 brands I know I can't use because of this are Aussie, Herbal Essences, Tresemme and Fudge.

Charles Worthington Strength & Repair Shampoo Review

Smell wise, Charles Worthington are way above any other brand I've used. Sure, Tigis gorgeous Oatmeal and Honey shampoo that they discontinued (booo!) is amazing at first (or when you're undoing the bottle over and over to have a quick sniff) BUT you can still smell this stuff in your hair 3 days after you've washed it, which I've never found in a product before.. And the smell is just SO good. Literally, I couldn't stop going on about it to Aaron!

I love this shampoo. I can't fault it.
I'd really like to try the Straight & Smooth and Moisture Seal too but I'm on my 2nd bottle of this stuff with 3 bottles left (they're on offer!) so I may be a while!
You can buy Charles Worthington Strength & Repair shampoo from Boots, here for £5.99 per bottle. Sometimes it's on 3 for 2 but the current deal is 3 for £12 on selected Charles Worthington haircare.. Which is pretty much 3 for 2 anyway!

What shampoo, conditioner, hair masques do you love? xxx


  1. I found this too strong. It left my hair very flat sadly. Great blog though x
    Heroine In Heels

  2. I really liked it, I got a sample from or can't remember, but it was a really good sized sample and found that it worked really well for mine. Well impressed.