Hi lovelies! I'll be honest, I'm not sure if I've reviewed these before, so apologies if I have but just in case, I'm going to be doing another little review for you all today! As you will have gathered from the photos and title of this post, I am going to be talking about The Body Shop's Banana Shampoo and Conditioner. If you haven't heard about these before then first of all, where have you been? And second of all, go out right now (or, after reading this post) and buy them. From that, you can probably guess which direction this review is going in.
I'm not generally one to be loyal to one specific brand of shampoo or conditioner, I have a few favourites, but switch them up a lot. However, The Body Shop Banana duo is one that I will repurchase over and over again. It's not as though I use these all the time, because often I'll stick with my usual Herbal Essenses or John Frieda Sheer blonde, however, whenever I use these, I always remember exactly why I love it. For a start, these smell absolutely gorgeous, it's kind of an artificial banana smell, kind of like those foam banana sweets, so if that smell isn't your thing, then I probably would get these, but if like me, you absolutely love that scent, you will love these!
Not only do these smell amazing, but they also seriously do work. The shampoo lathers up really well, which I love and leaves your hair feeling squeaky clean without feeling dried out. The conditioner is quite thick and very yellow, which as a blonde, can be quite daunting, as yellow is generally not the look we're going for. However the colour of the conditioner does not actually effect your hair at all, unlike a purple shampoo or conditioner. It leaves your hair soft, shiny and manageable, without being weighed down or heavy - which is a problem I have a lot with thick conditioners. Best of all, your hair smells like super sweet bananas afterwards. It's just a subtle scent and in no way overpowering, which is great, because if I wear perfume, I want to smell of my perfume, not my shampoo, but it nice to have a little whiff of banana every now and then throughout the day too. At least I think so.
The reason I don't use these all the time isn't because you can't use these all the time, as you definitely could. They are most definitely a daily shampoo and conditioner (though if anyone at all connected to The Body Shop is reading, please bring out a leave in version of the conditioner), however I like to keep them as 'every now and then' products as I want to enjoy using them. When I use a product too much, even one with a super yummy scent, I start to get bored of the scent and while I still love it, it's just not as special. Like when you wear the same perfume every single day, as much as you love the scent, you love it more when you switch up your perfume for a while then come back to it. Hopefully some of you are with me on this, though I know many of you are probably reading this thinking, 'it's a freakin' shampoo! Use it whenever you want!' So let me know if you agree with me on that one!!
Overall, for £4.50 each, I think these beauties are definitely worth every penny! What do you think? Have you tried these, or would you like to? What's your fave shampoo and conditioner?
Let me know!