Victoria's Secret • So Sexy Shampoo • Shampoo
|Would buy this product again.||78%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
This review is on the Protect & Revive, which is the shampoo for color-treated hair. I used some of the other So Sexy shampoos back in the day, and I was excited to find a sulfate-free version, so that my color won't fade so fast (especially since I use demi-permanent color). I've only used this a few times, so I'll post my experience so far and update if things change.
Upon my first use, I noticed how thick this shampoo is. It produces an AWESOME amount of lather. Seriously, it's comparable to Pureology in that respect. The bottle describes the fragrance as "light and fresh," but I have to say that IMHO, that's not the case. The fragrance is very bold and lingers, literally for days. I'd describe it as a rich, complex, sophisticated floral scent. You definitely need to use a conditioner with this shampoo; my hair feels a bit dry after rinsing. The conditioner is rich, thick and very hydrating, though not as softening as others I've used. I follow up with the So Sexy detangling spray, which is a very fine mist and, in all honesty, doesn't really detangle all that well lol. But, it adds extra fragrance and softness to my hair, and helps it become more smooth and reflective. I blowdry my hair upside down with a round brush, then straighten it with a flat iron, and my hair soft, smooth and very shiny. My fiance loves the fragrance. I honestly will have to change it up every once in a while because I could totally see the scent getting to be too much after a while. I want to try the smoothing shampoo next. All in all, I could see myself using this line for a while. As I mentioned before, the results are very similar to what I get with Pureology, for a LOT less money.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Black
I got this Shampoo and the conditioner in travel size as part of a gift set. I have since bought the normal sized bottles of the shampoo and the conditioner twice. Really hydrates my hair, leaves it soft, silky and shiny...and the best part is the fragrance which lingers on ur hair till the next shampoo.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
Sadly, as much as I wanted to love this, it just doesn't work out for me. I loved it the first few times I used it - My hair felt soft, looked sexy, and smelled amazing! But it didn't last. My hair usually stays pretty clean and I only need to wash it every other day, but after a little while of using VS So Sexy shampoo, I realized that my hair was becoming oily and needed to be washed every day to look clean. Soon after, even washing it every day wasn't working. I realized that this shampoo was causing lots of buildup on my hair. I tried using this in combination with clarifying shampoo every few washes, but over time, it just wasn't worth it. Once the bottle ran out, I decided not to buy it again. It smells incredible and does make hair look and feel nice at first, but for me, caused way too much buildup and made my hair look oily after a few weeks of use. No good.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Well, no surprise, I'm a MAN ! And I LOVE this VS Product, it's great ! I have jet-black curly hair with salt & pepper, but just a little..:) and this product makes my hair shine, shine, SHINE ! Love the scent, love the results, and if I had never tried this at my Friend's Home, I'd never know how good it was, well done ! Bye all...;)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This shampoo is nothing compared to the conditioner! I don't like the fact that it doesn't foam a lot, even when I add water. I'm about halfway through the bottle and still haven't noticed any smell. I don't know if it's a coincidence, but it made my wavy hair (which has very light waves) wavier.
It's just an okay shampoo...I wouldn't buy it again, I prefer drugstore shampoos over this.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This shampoo smell absolutely amazing, but unfortunately isn't the best for thick hair. I had to re-lather a few times to get my whole scalp, and even then I did not get an overall clean feeling. If you love the smell, try the So Sexy hairspray, but skip the shampoo!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I first encountered this shampoo when my ex's mom got me a sample size. I love how my hair smells with this shampoo. The scent lasts the whole day. It gives enough hydration to my dry/damaged hair.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I use the hydrating one and it works wonderfully. Smells really good too and helps keep my hair from getting dry. My scalp tends to get really dry with most shampoo's but this one keep it from flaking. It also is inexpensive
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Green
I am a beauty product junkie...hair products, makeup, and skincare. I am always on the lookout for another product even better than the best I've found in each category. This is my go-to shampoo and conditioner. I cannot say enough good things about it. I get compliments on the smell all the time. It's weird, though, b/c it's subtle. My ex was allergic to and HATED all perfumes and scented lotions but absolutely loved the way my hair smelled. He could still smell it on my pillow when I wasn't there. Don't just go by the smell in the bottle...you've got to try it in your hair! Besides the scent, it actually works better than most shampoos I've tried.
For reference, I have very light, ash blonde, color-treated hair. It's thick, coarse and slightly wavy. I straighten and/or curl/wave it regularly. I use the VS shampoo for normal hair, because I think it works best and the smell lingers longest. However, I often use the more moisturizing conditioner. I also use many of the styling products. I love the beach waves and wave enhacers for the days I want to let my unruly hair go natural. I occasionally use a deep conditioner from other brands, but I think everyone that colors their hair should do that to keep it soft. I also use SilkySexyHair Frizz Eliminator on my dry hair on those days it needs a little help. It doesn't interfere with the VS smell.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Dry, Tan Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Smells great and the smell lingers in my hair for hours but it underperformed. It makes my hair feel so dry and brittle. It also makes my head itch after a few hours. And worst of all, I started getting a very itchy rash on my stomach of all places. I didn't know what was causing the rash but as soon as I stopped using this, the rash just totally disappeared. Don't ask how shampoo can cause a rash there but it did happen. I think it's the fragrance that I am allergic to. My body is allergic to some products with a very strong fragrance but I took a chance with this anyways. Rash or no rash, the product is terrible anyways.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
This stuff makes my hair smell soo good and it lasts all day. Its makes my hair really soft and not frizzy, but it does seem to weigh my thick hair down.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I really love this stuff. The smell is fantastic (if you're into smelling really fluffy and girly) and it leaves you hair feeling so silky and amazing. I would buy it more often if it wasn't so expensive! Not only that but you don't even get a lot in the bottle.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I have been using the So Sexy line of shampoo and conditioners for about 5 years. I originally bought and used it only for dates; but after getting the Victoria's Secret credit card, I now get points back and have learned to wait for the sales and buy 3 of the products at time, so that's put the price down for me. So now I use them almost daily. I switched to other products (Kerastase, L'Oreal) for a while, but have just found these to be the best overall. Like other reviewers noted, the smell is just amazing. I have the Curl shampoo for days I want to wear my hair au naturel, and the Smooth one for the days I blow dry/straighten. All good stuff. I am a huge Victoria's Secret fan for a lot of their products!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This shampoo/conditioner combo made my hair insanely oily. I normally don't have to wash my hair more than twice a week...this shampoo made my hair feel so greasy after 1 day. Hated it. Didn't even finish using it. I gave the shampoo to my sister and used the conditioner as shaving cream.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
When I first purchased this set I LOVED it and couldn't get enough of the wonderful fragrance. Now, a year later I've gotten sick of it and it sits in my shower half-empty because I find the smell to be overwhelming and it follows me all day long. It does a fine job at shampooing and conditioning, so I'll give it that.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Dark, Warm Hair: Brown, Kinky, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Great shampoo that doesn't leave my hair feeling stripped. Plus the fragrance is to die for. Thick creamy texture and it rinses clean. Great conditioning shampoo for dry hair.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
i really wanted to like this product because so many of you swear by it... i tried the shampoo and conditioner and balancing shampoo.. buy 3 for $24. SMELL WAS AMAZING..like all the reviews said.. the volumizing scent was stronger but i expected it to be like BAM!!! and it was just like bam.
downside..made my hair greasy the next day...each combo i tried of the three. i'll keep it as backup or to use on special occasions, but i felt like it left buildup and unless styled right away to wear ONLY that night (the next day i would wake up and it was bleh and oily), i wouldn't use it. won't repurchase and still on the a search for HG haircare!
*i do think these products would work well for dry thin hair though.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
I had a good review for these, but I need to change it.
If you like feeling as though you haven't washed your hair in 2 weeks then you may like these. I don't like that feeling, and its what always happens with this shampoo and conditioner. I will not repurchase these, I don't even want to use up what I have. How disappointing.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
the smell is delicious..main reason i bought it! BUT it gave me crazy dandruff and itchy scalp..didnt seem to do anything about smoothing my hair or calming my frizzies...it just smells really good.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
i bought this shampoo and love it..i already have really thick hair, but love texture and BIG hair, and this shampoo helped alot. the scent is lovely as well!!
HOWEVER. i've been forced to kick the VS shampoo habit, because this shampoo made my scalp itch to high heaven. and no, i did not have lice, dandruff, or just a dry scalp. it was totally the shampoo. but take heart, i have sensitive skin, so that is probably why it made me itch. i still would reccommend this product if you dont have sensitive skin.