Review: Herbal Essences “Color Me Happy” Shampoo

About 2 weeks ago, I colored my hair.  Nothing dramatic – or permanent.  I was just getting a little bored with my hair, but I’m trying to grow it out to donate, so I don’t want to get it cut.  Coloring my hair meant I needed “color safe” shampoo, so I picked this one up…

Pros:  Lightweight.  Inexpensive (and you can use coupons to buy it!).  Paraben-free.

Cons: Contains sulfates (detergents that cleanse, but also strip your hair of their moisture – and color!).  Fragrance is faintly reminiscent of cough syrup (to me, anyway).

In Summary:  I’m not sure why there are so many “color” shampoos on the market that contain sulfates.  (OK, I know why – it’s because sulfates are cheaper than the alternatives, and people keep buying the products…)  At any rate, in the future I’d prefer to buy actual color-safe products that don’t contain sulfates.  This one is good for everyday use, but I don’t think it has done anything to help maintain my color.

Rating:  3 out of 5 stars  

Price:  $4 – $8, depending on which size you buy

Available at:  mass merchandisers, drug stores, Ulta (not available online),

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  1. TrueBeautyU

     /  August 10, 2012

    I’m allergic to sulfates…. :-/ its awesome that your growing your hair out to donate it! My daughters did that last year and are excited to grow it back out so they can do it again! 🙂


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