Cleansing Conditioners at the drugstore are becoming more and more come and this new Herbal Essences Color Me Happy Cleansing Conditioner is one you’ll find easily enough your next trip to your local shop.
This actually for color treated hair. I didn’t dye my hair, never have, but I thought I’d try it and review it as a cleansing conditioner but not so much as how it performs on color treated hair.
Hope that’s ok!?
Herbal Essences Color Me Happy Cleansing Conditioner is a sulfate-free cleansing conditioner that’s formulated for color treated hair.
According to so many reviews and marketing I’ve read on this it was supposed to be have a beautiful rose scent. Honestly, it smelled like the traditional fruity sweet floral Herbal Essences signature fragrance but not so much like roses to my nose. Maybe I’m missing something? The lovely thing about this scent is it lingers beautifully! It’s the type of scent that people will lean it and smell your hair asking what you used to wash it! But for me it does not smell like roses.
I’ve already tried the Herbal Essences Naked Cleansing Conditioner already which I find MUCH thicker. This is rich, creamy, thick yes, but it seems like once I apply it to my wet hair it breaks down instantly and becomes thinner and easier to work through my locks. I actually like the lighter texture as it seems to cause less build up, it’s easier to work through my hair, and it rinses quicker.
People are sometimes confused with how a cleansing conditioner works. It’s basically like a rich hair masque that’s balanced to clean hair as it conditions. It sports the same consistency as a conditioner, does not lather or foam, but still cleanses hair as it conditiones in one step so no need for shampooing prior. You might wish to clarify your hair weekly after using a cleansing conditioner daily. I personally clarify my hair at the end of the week because cleansing conditioners can cause build up. At one point in my life I was free from silicones because I was using Lush haircare exclusively and lord knows my hair had a great hair day every single day of its life. But when I started to use silicones again I had to be conscious about the build up I was causing thus I do remind myself to clarify.
The thing about the Herbal Essences Color Me Happy Cleansing Conditioner formula is I felt like it created considerably less build up. This formula is lighter than the Naked formula so if you wanted something lighter go with this.
Overall, I can’t speak for color treated hair but my own longer, slightly dry, wavy hair looks great after using this! My hair is smoother, softer, with less frizz and I’m able to comb through it without catching a ton of tangles. I’d dare say it was as good as Wen if not better because of the lighter texture.
This one gets a Muse Approval.
Herbal Essences Color Me Happy Cleansing Conditioner is available now at drugstores.