When I spotted Charles Worthington hair products on the shelves of Watson’s in Gurney Plaza a few months ago, I was immediately transported X years back to when I was an impoverished student (not telling you how many years ago innit?!). I used to pick up Charles Worthington shampoo and conditioner from the bargain bins at Boots and Superdrug or bargain pharmacies. I think they were something like £1 or £2 when on sale? Something ridiculous like that anyway.
So naturally, when I was offered the chance to try Charles Worthington shampoo and conditioner again, I didn’t bat an eyelid and said yes immediately. It worked for me as a student (although I probably didn’t know any better) and there was no reason why it wouldn’t work for me now either.
My first thought when I saw the bottles were “OMG! They haven’t changed the packaging!” Yes children, this oval bottle is the very same as the ones I used to buy! The packaging has been updated though to look more modern. I did a quick check on Boots and they are now £5+. Yikes! Far cry from the £1 days.
I was provided with the Charles Worthington Frizz Free range. Let me quickly run it down for you how I thought it fared.
Charles Worthington Frizz Free Shampoo
The shampoo is clear and I don’t need very much for my short hair because it lathers up quite well. I actually like how this cleans my hair and scalp and isn’t drying for me. I have since cut my hair short, so frizziness isn’t so much of a problem now. What’s important is that it does not weigh my hair down, does not dry out the skin on my hands and is all in all, a perfectly decent shampoo. I like this.
Charles Worthington Frizz Free Conditioner
The conditioner is a bit strange to me. It feels a lot better now than it did back in the day when it was just crap for me 😛 Its not super heavy considering its meant to be for frizzy hair, but it isn’t super silicone-y either. It does detangle my hair, but it does not make it smooth like those hair models you see on ads (which I don’t believe btw). Because it doesn’t make my shower floor slippery after use, I quite like it. But I’m a little on the fence, because I do have to use quite a lot of it despite my short hair.
Charles Worthington Frizz Free Serum
The Frizz Free Serum makes up for the silicone content where the conditioner is lacking. This is just pure silicone and I hate it. Ok no. Hate is too strong a word. I dislike it. It weighs my hair down, even with just the tiniest bit of use and it feels icky.
Pros: Affordable, Shampoo and Conditioner worked well for my hair although I’m not sure if it tames frizzy hair
Cons: Did not like the serum
Charles Worthington says the products will offer you salon results. I’m a bit sceptical about that statement. This range works for my hair. It leaves it clean and the conditioner does what it does. It is by no means a replacement for a salon treatment (nothing is really) but it is a decent enough home hair care range and that’s what it really is.
Have you tried this range yet? They have been out at the local pharmacies for a while now. Or perhaps you too remember using it from the days of yore when you can get it at £1 😛
Charles Worthington hair care range is available at Watson’s and retail between RM9.90-RM32.90