I was recently impressed after trying the Charles Worthington Salon At Home Strength & Repair Longer & Stronger Hair Masque (read my review here) so decided to try out a couple of other products from the range, namely the Charles Worthington Salon At Home Thicker & Fuller Shampoo and accompanying Conditioner.
The Thicker & Fuller sub-range is designed as a three step regime to make fine hair feel thicker in just one week. The three steps include a shampoo and conditioner to provide daily results after each wash, whilst a scalp tonic is designed to improve hair's strength at the root over time, for a thicker & fuller looking head of hair. The claims appealed to me because I have fine hair but I opted to only try the shampoo and conditioner as I'm already committed to the scalp care products from La Biosthetique.
On first impressions, I liked the packaging. Despite being a drugstore brand, the packaging didn't look cheap and gave the impression of the products being at the higher end of drugstore brands. I liked that it clearly communicated the hair type that the products are aimed at, making it easy to choose from the crowded drugstore shelves. The directions were clear & easy to follow. The tube presentation with flip top lid meant that the packaging was functional for use and what's more, I liked that the shampoo and conditioner were easy to tell apart when in the shower.
But what about the usage?
Charles Worthington Salon At Home Thicker & Fuller Shampoo
Charles Worthington Salon At Home Thicker & Fuller Shampoo is described as a cleansing & nourishing shampoo enriched with encapsulated Vitamin E beads to care for the scalp, improve thickness to the touch and reduce breakage for hair that feels soft, manageable and youthful.
The Shampoo has a clear gel texture and contains a light concentration of the small Vitamin E capsules, which reminded me of bath pearls (do they still make those?!). It produced a generous lather and as such, a little goes a long way. It has a sweet scent which I didn't find offensive or sickly. As a shampoo, it inherently rinsed out easily.
Charles Worthington Salon At Home Thicker & Fuller Conditioner
Charles Worthington Salon At Home Thicker & Fuller Conditioner is described as a lightweight yet moisture rich conditioner which is enriched with keratin to, like the shampoo, improve thickness to the touch & reduce breakage for hair that feels soft, manageable and youthful.
Given that the products are aimed at those with normal to fine hair, I was surprised that the conditioner was richer in texture than I expected. I'd describe it as a gel cream. I found it easy to work through my hair and noted that a little goes a long way.
The scent was much more fragrant than that of the shampoo. The sweet, sensual floral scent reminded me of a perfume.
Despite the relatively rich texture, I found the conditioner easy to rinse out.
Following use, my hair was left feeling wonderfully soft. Whilst I didn't notice any more shine than usual, it looked smooth. In terms of appearance, I didn't notice any thickening benefits although it felt fuller to the touch. What's more, my fine hair wasn't weighed down. It was manageable & easy to style.
The scent didn't linger following use but my hair was simply left smelling fresh & clean.
I feel that the Charles Worthington Salon At Home Thicker & Fuller Shampoo and Conditioner offer good value for money at £6.99 for 250ml each (particularly when you consider that they're often on offer). I'm not totally convinced that they deliver on the claims because I noticed softening & smoothing benefits over thickening or volumising results but nonetheless, I enjoyed using them.