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RAVE for Bodyshop Honey Shampoo and Conditioner

GrecianCurlsGrecianCurls Posts: 256Registered Users
Just thought i'd share how much I love this stuff!! I've had a months worth of consistently great hair days!!!! The conditioner reminds me alittle of the moptop conditioner but doesn't weigh my hair down like mop top does.

The contents are listed on the website (bodyshop.co.uk / bodyshop.com), by the looks of things the A cone is a lot lower down the ingredients list in the UK than in the US... weird! the condish has banana pulp, honey, brazil / olive and sesame oil in it... yum :D
fine 3b curls and spirals - first goal BSL!!

HG's - Body Shop Honey shampoo & conditioner and Shea Moisture leave-in condish which gives me lovely frizz-free bouncy curls. My PJ is calling me to experiment with gels again... argh!
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  • hockeymomof3hockeymomof3 Posts: 2,159Registered Users
    The one time I had a chance to pick this up locally, I was on strict CG and because it had the "A" cone I didn't get it. Now I totally regret it because it seems like it has a lot of wonderful ingredients. I love stuff that has banana pulp in it (which not much does, but it seems to really help moisturize).

    Glad you are having great hair days with it!
    3b/a
    Cowash - No Poo
    Conditioner - One Condition
    Gel - Light Defining Gel

    Looking to try Devacurl Decadence line next! Can't wait to try it.
  • xcptnlxcptnl Posts: 15,678Registered Users
    Would you need a sulphate poo to get the A cone out?
    Central Massachusetts

    One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends is that three out of four murders are committed by people who know the victim. ~George Carlin~

    In regards to Vagazzling: They just want to get into the goods without worrying about getting scratched up by fake crystals. ~spring1onu~
  • hockeymomof3hockeymomof3 Posts: 2,159Registered Users
    xcptnl wrote:
    Would you need a sulphate poo to get the A cone out?

    No, for the most part co-washing gets it out for me or a low poo such as Deva's low poo with coco betaine in it, which is gentle, no sulphates.
    3b/a
    Cowash - No Poo
    Conditioner - One Condition
    Gel - Light Defining Gel

    Looking to try Devacurl Decadence line next! Can't wait to try it.
  • xcptnlxcptnl Posts: 15,678Registered Users
    xcptnl wrote:
    Would you need a sulphate poo to get the A cone out?

    No, for the most part co-washing gets it out for me or a low poo such as Deva's low poo with coco betaine in it, which is gentle, no sulphates.

    Darn I was hoping you would say yes so I could tell my PJ inner voice to shutup!
    Central Massachusetts

    One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends is that three out of four murders are committed by people who know the victim. ~George Carlin~

    In regards to Vagazzling: They just want to get into the goods without worrying about getting scratched up by fake crystals. ~spring1onu~
  • GrecianCurlsGrecianCurls Posts: 256Registered Users
    I use the honey shampoo as well, its sulphate free, the cleansing ingredients are Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (Surfactant) and Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate (Surfactant) which i think are very gentle.

    p.s. sorry for being an enabler :D
    fine 3b curls and spirals - first goal BSL!!

    HG's - Body Shop Honey shampoo & conditioner and Shea Moisture leave-in condish which gives me lovely frizz-free bouncy curls. My PJ is calling me to experiment with gels again... argh!
  • pinksugarpinksugar Posts: 2,346Registered Users
    I use the honey shampoo as well, its sulphate free, the cleansing ingredients are Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (Surfactant) and Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate (Surfactant) which i think are very gentle.

    p.s. sorry for being an enabler :D


    I used to use the conditioner and loved it. I didn't know the shampoo was sulphate free!
  • curlycaramelcurlycaramel Posts: 472Registered Users
    I have been loving these for years now!

    When i first tried the shampoo i didn't like it, it didn't foam up like i was used to, but i tried it again and i'm glad i did it's top of my list of favourite products.
    the condtioner really makes my hair soft and bouncy and it smells great too, i try to recommend them to everyone i know :D
    Long thick curls, mix of 3b/3c
  • Leilani42Leilani42 Posts: 200Registered Users
    i'm so easily swayed... I picked this up today. I managed to restrain myself to just getting the smaller bottles... a trial size of the shampoo, since I won't use a whole lot, and the smaller bottle of conditioner. I'm using it tomorrow morning. Can't wait!
    2c/3a-M-i
    modified CG since July 2004.
    searching for products that work...
  • Leilani42Leilani42 Posts: 200Registered Users
    Well, I think we have a winner!

    I used both the shampoo and conditioner this morning. The poo was really gentle, and rich and thick. It got my hair nice and clean, but without the squeaky, 'uh oh, I've killed my hair' noise. And the conditioner was thick, creamy, luscious, and left my hair SO soft all day! I got, like, three compliments on my hair today. This combo seems to be very curl enhancing... I have bigger clumps and more big fat spirals instead of waves. AND they smell awesome. Sorta honey-ish, but also nutty and lightly musky. Very appealing.

    This shampoo and conditioner team kicks the butt of my former favorite, Elucence. And I can get this nearby, instead of paying shipping!

    I hope these results keep up, because I think I might have a new favorite!
    2c/3a-M-i
    modified CG since July 2004.
    searching for products that work...
  • curlycaramelcurlycaramel Posts: 472Registered Users
    Leilani42 wrote:

    I hope these results keep up, because I think I might have a new favorite!

    I hope so too, they have for me, like i said i have been using them for a couple years now (almost every day) and I never get that " i need a break/change" feeling I have had with most.
    Long thick curls, mix of 3b/3c
  • RozettaStoneRozettaStone Posts: 695Registered Users
    "the cleansing ingredients are Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (Surfactant) and Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate (Surfactant) which i think are very gentle. "

    Will those ingredients work to remove stuff like dimethiconol and amodimethicone, or do I need something with coco(?) betaine or stronger? I've been doing CG but I want to experiment with the Suave Anti-Frizz cream and G&S Curl & Shine leave in, but I don't know what I need to get rid of any eventual 'cone buildup. I've been reading all the shampoo threads, but if the Bodyshop Honey will work, it sounds great and easily available. Another I'm considering is one of the Trader Joe shampoos. Thanks for any advice.
    2-something? Coarse, medium underneath. Mid-back. On CG since 5/9/07.
    Washing COs: VO5 Blackberry, Suave Cherry
    Detangle and leave-in: Sally's GVP Conditioning Balm -- I found my HG CO!
    Seal with camellia oil
    Leave-in: Aura cherry almond
    Gels: Homemade FSG, Eco-styler
    Plus: SOTC or smooth with camellia oil, JC Nourish & Shine
    Homemade food-based DTs
    RC color
  • GrecianCurlsGrecianCurls Posts: 256Registered Users
    Will those ingredients work to remove stuff like dimethiconol and amodimethicone, or do I need something with coco(?) betaine or stronger?.

    Hi there, I'm about 99% sure it'll get the A cone and dimethiconol out! I've experimented a little with the A cone whilst using this shampoo and i haven't experienced any build up.
    fine 3b curls and spirals - first goal BSL!!

    HG's - Body Shop Honey shampoo & conditioner and Shea Moisture leave-in condish which gives me lovely frizz-free bouncy curls. My PJ is calling me to experiment with gels again... argh!
  • GrecianCurlsGrecianCurls Posts: 256Registered Users
    Leilani42 wrote:
    AND they smell awesome. Sorta honey-ish, but also nutty and lightly musky.

    I'm so glad you like it!!! I'm always a little nervous about recommending things :)

    I know what you mean about the smell... oh my goodness! Sometimes when i'm outside and the wind blows my hair and I get a whiff i want to eat my hair!!!
    fine 3b curls and spirals - first goal BSL!!

    HG's - Body Shop Honey shampoo & conditioner and Shea Moisture leave-in condish which gives me lovely frizz-free bouncy curls. My PJ is calling me to experiment with gels again... argh!
  • xcptnlxcptnl Posts: 15,678Registered Users
    Leilani42 wrote:
    AND they smell awesome. Sorta honey-ish, but also nutty and lightly musky.

    I'm so glad you like it!!! I'm always a little nervous about recommending things :)

    I know what you mean about the smell... oh my goodness! Sometimes when i'm outside and the wind blows my hair and I get a whiff i want to eat my hair!!!

    ARRRRGH!!! I MUST HAVE!!
    Central Massachusetts

    One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends is that three out of four murders are committed by people who know the victim. ~George Carlin~

    In regards to Vagazzling: They just want to get into the goods without worrying about getting scratched up by fake crystals. ~spring1onu~
  • one way streetone way street Posts: 772Registered Users
    This shampoo and conditioner team kicks the butt of my former favorite, Elucence. And I can get this nearby, instead of paying shipping!

    Oh no! I love Elucence! I kinda got over my PJ habits, but now I'm DYING to try this if it 's better than Elucence! And you do bring up a good point: I won't have to pay shipping.

    ETA: The Lanolin kind of throws me off, it's in both the Honey Shampoo and Conditioner.
    mod. CG 2C-3A/M/iii
    Fotki album and journal updated: 10/01/07
    password: springlet

    Currently: Trying to stop straightening so much. Using Elucence conditioner and whatever works for me.
  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users
    Can you post the ingredients? They're not on the body shop website

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    Hear that crash? It's me falling off the CG wagon.
  • curlycaramelcurlycaramel Posts: 472Registered Users
    Can you post the ingredients? They're not on the body shop website

    TIA
    shampoo :
    Aqua (Water) (Solvent/Diluent), Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (Surfactant), Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate (Surfactant), Stearic Acid (Emulsifier), Mel (Honey (Mel)) (Natural Additive), Coconut Acid (Surfactant), Glycerin (Humectant), Bertholletia excelsa (Brazil Nut Oil) (Emollient), Acrylates/Palmeth-25 Acrylate Copolymer (Viscosity Increasing Agent), Sodium Chloride (Salt) (Viscosity Modifier), Sodium Isethionate (Surfactant), Olea europaea (Olive Oil) (Emollient), Phenethyl Dimethicone (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate (Surfactant), Zea mays (Corn Starch) (Absorbent/Chelating Agent), Cetearyl Alcohol (Emulsifier), Benzyl Alcohol (Preservative), Lanolin (Emollient), Parfum (Fragrance), Polyquaternium-10 (Hair Conditioner), Methylparaben (Preservative), Aminomethyl Propanol (pH Adjuster), Cocamidopropyl Betaine (Surfactant), Hydrogenated Castor Oil (Emollient), Hydrolysed Wheat Protein PG-Propyl Silanetriol (Hair & Skin Conditioning Agent), Polyquaternium-7 (Hair Conditioner), Propylparaben (Preservative), Coumarin (Fragrance Ingredient), Butylphenyl Methylpropional (Fragrance Ingredient), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Wheat Amino Acids (Hair Conditioning Agent), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Tocopherol (Antioxidant), Benzyl Benzoate (Solvent), Potassium Sorbate (Preservative), Butylparaben (Preservative), Ethylparaben (Preservative), Isobutylparaben (Preservative), CI 77891 (Colour).



    Conditioner :
    Aqua (Water) (Solvent/Diluent), Musa sapientum (Banana Pulp) (Emollient/Lubricant), Cetearyl Alcohol (Emulsifier), Mel (Honey (Mel)) (Natural Additive), Quaternium-80 (Hair Conditioning Agent), Glycerin (Humectant), Behentrimonium Chloride (Hair Conditioner), Bertholletia excelsa (Brazil Nut Oil) (Emollient), Olea europaea (Olive Oil) (Emollient), Sesamum indicum (Sesame Oil) (Emollient), Amodimethicone (Hair Conditioning Agent), Benzyl Alcohol (Preservative), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Panthenol (Skin/Hair Conditioning Agent), Hydroxyethylcellulose (Stabiliser/Thickener), Parfum (Fragrance), Isopropyl Alcohol (Solvent), Coumarin (Fragrance Ingredient), Wheat Amino Acids (Hair Conditioning Agent), Butylphenyl Methylpropional (Fragrance Ingredient), Sodium Chloride (Salt) (Viscosity Modifier), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Cetrimonium Chloride (Hair Conditioner), Citric Acid (pH Adjuster), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Tocopherol (Antioxidant), Trideceth-12 (Surfactant), Benzyl Benzoate (Solvent), Ascorbic Acid (Antioxidant), Potassium Sorbate (Preservative).

    TAKEN FROM THE BODYSHOP.CO.UK

    the ingredients are on the website, just not that easy to find, you have to click the product and there is tab at the top that says show all ingredients.
    :)
    Long thick curls, mix of 3b/3c
  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users
    thank you -- Man I do not need to read this stuff! PJ's doing pushups in the corner....
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    Playing with my hair is a hobby. Fluffy, fine natural 4a. Goal= Healthy, beautiful hair that retains its length.
    Hear that crash? It's me falling off the CG wagon.
  • xcptnlxcptnl Posts: 15,678Registered Users
    I am swatting my PJ off my shoulder. For goodness sakes - we ordered stuff yesterday - it will be here soon. RELAX!!!
    Central Massachusetts

    One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends is that three out of four murders are committed by people who know the victim. ~George Carlin~

    In regards to Vagazzling: They just want to get into the goods without worrying about getting scratched up by fake crystals. ~spring1onu~
  • RozettaStoneRozettaStone Posts: 695Registered Users
    I picked up the shampoo today. I couldn't read the ingredients on the bottle at the store (there are like a zillion, in three languages, in the teeeeniest damn type!). Now I see that the shampoo has dimethicone in it. Why? Why put silicone in shampoo? Why???

    The only reason I'm buying shampoo is because I'm playing around with a few styling products with amodimethicone and dimethiconol, and I need something that will get them out if I get buildup. Otherwise, I'm doing CO washes only. So it doesn't make any sense to use a 'poo that has dimethicone in it. Guess I'll be making a trip back to the Body Shop to return this stuff. :x

    Anyone have a rec for a nice 'poo that's easily available that's gentle but will remove those cones? One that isn't full of sulfates OR cones? Would the Trader Joe 'poos work? I can't find the ingredients listed anywhere. Help?
    2-something? Coarse, medium underneath. Mid-back. On CG since 5/9/07.
    Washing COs: VO5 Blackberry, Suave Cherry
    Detangle and leave-in: Sally's GVP Conditioning Balm -- I found my HG CO!
    Seal with camellia oil
    Leave-in: Aura cherry almond
    Gels: Homemade FSG, Eco-styler
    Plus: SOTC or smooth with camellia oil, JC Nourish & Shine
    Homemade food-based DTs
    RC color
  • GrecianCurlsGrecianCurls Posts: 256Registered Users
    oops, i didn't spot that (think the small writing had me!), i'm not sure what Phenethyl Dimethicone is though? Oh well, i like this stuff enough for me to keep using it anyway. Curlycaramels testimony of years of use is evidence enough for me :wink: I guess that makes me very modified CG!!
    fine 3b curls and spirals - first goal BSL!!

    HG's - Body Shop Honey shampoo & conditioner and Shea Moisture leave-in condish which gives me lovely frizz-free bouncy curls. My PJ is calling me to experiment with gels again... argh!
  • RozettaStoneRozettaStone Posts: 695Registered Users
    Grecian Curls,

    I don't know what the "phenethyl" is, either, and I couldn't find it in that NC article with all the ingredients listed & their function. So maybe it is something that neutralizes the bad effects of the dimethicone -- or so we can hope! :wink: All in all, the proof is in the pudding, or hair -- if it works well for you, that's what matters.
    I picked up the TJ's Spa Nourish shampoo today, because it's all organic botanicals, along with cleansing agents sodium olefin sulfonate and cocamidoproply betaine. It smells nice, and it's *cheap* so I think it'll work for me for now. I can return the honey shampoo to the Body Shop and I'll have $10 to spend elsewhere on hair gel! :)
    2-something? Coarse, medium underneath. Mid-back. On CG since 5/9/07.
    Washing COs: VO5 Blackberry, Suave Cherry
    Detangle and leave-in: Sally's GVP Conditioning Balm -- I found my HG CO!
    Seal with camellia oil
    Leave-in: Aura cherry almond
    Gels: Homemade FSG, Eco-styler
    Plus: SOTC or smooth with camellia oil, JC Nourish & Shine
    Homemade food-based DTs
    RC color
  • orangeserendipity32orangeserendipity32 Posts: 312Registered Users
    I love the condish, and have bought it several times. The yummy smell lasts and lasts! This is my winter condish of choice as it is very moisturizing.
    2c?/low-med porosity/medium texture
    Summer Routine
    Co-wash: TJ's TTT condish
    Low-Po: SheaMoisture marine complex
    Condish: SheaMoisture marine complex
    LI: Giovanni Direct
    Stylers: Mop Top curling Custard, Curls Gel-Les'C & Biotera gel, BWC spray gel as finisher
    Refresh w/: LUSH R&B
    DT: Shea Moisture Superfruit 10-in-1 masque, Giovanni Nutrafix reconstuctor, jojoba & argan oils

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  • meriellynmeriellyn Posts: 1,135Registered Users
    Unfortunately we're pretty sure that's a non water soluble cone. Since there's that, amodimethicone, and lanolin you'll wanna keep an eye out for build up for sure.
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  • xcptnlxcptnl Posts: 15,678Registered Users
    meriellyn wrote:
    Unfortunately we're pretty sure that's a non water soluble cone. Since there's that, amodimethicone, and lanolin you'll wanna keep an eye out for build up for sure.

    Darnit meriellyn I thought you had posted a message saying it was good to go :D
    Central Massachusetts

    One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends is that three out of four murders are committed by people who know the victim. ~George Carlin~

    In regards to Vagazzling: They just want to get into the goods without worrying about getting scratched up by fake crystals. ~spring1onu~
  • meriellynmeriellyn Posts: 1,135Registered Users
    xcptnl wrote:
    meriellyn wrote:
    Unfortunately we're pretty sure that's a non water soluble cone. Since there's that, amodimethicone, and lanolin you'll wanna keep an eye out for build up for sure.

    Darnit meriellyn I thought you had posted a message saying it was good to go :D

    Well, you occasionally shampoo so it is! :) It's only an issue for strict CGers who don't go anywhere near a surfectant of any sort.
    You just have to monitor the build up so you know how often you need to 'poo and whether coco betaine is enough or if you do need a sulfate.
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  • cjccjc Posts: 636Registered Users
    Can you use the condish as a leave in?
    cjc
    3B very thick, curly hair and on the longer side
    Palm Beach County, Fl
  • meriellynmeriellyn Posts: 1,135Registered Users
    cjc wrote:
    Can you use the condish as a leave in?

    Should be ok. Might wanna keep an eye out for any dryness since it does have a drying alcohol 'round the middle of the list but other than that...
    2/f/i, waist length w/ long layers

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  • curlykristincurlykristin Posts: 55Registered Users
    sigh....

    i read this post before i went to the mall this morning and now have two shiny new bottles of product...

    This is my first time back here in about 6 months and look what i have done! :roll:

    Not to mention all the other great stuff they had on sale

    Can't wait to use it tomorrow morning though

    The Shampoo looks like it is going to be fabulous- i almost want to go hop in the shower right now. :lol:
    :sunny:3B- anywhere from sidewalk chalk to straw sized! Porous and fine.

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    Pantene for Women of Color Conditioner
    Kinky Curly Curling Custard
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  • Leilani42Leilani42 Posts: 200Registered Users
    Follow up review!

    After a week of use, I still think the conditioner is fantastic. Despite it being thick and creamy, it doesn't weigh my hair down. And I've not noticed any buildup, since I poo every few days. I even used it as a leave-in this morning! My hair's super-smooth right now. And frizz has been no problem since I started using this stuff. Everything else in my routine is the same, just with better results. I've had better results with this one than any other conditioner I've tried.

    The shampoo, however, might be a bit harsh to use with any frequency. I noticed I was getting a bit dry with using it every other day. It's still more gentle than a lot of other shampoos I've used, but it's not as gentle as Elucence MBS. I don't know if that means I'll end up still buying the Elucence, or just using this less frequently.
    2c/3a-M-i
    modified CG since July 2004.
    searching for products that work...
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