The Body Shop Banana Shampoo and Conditioner Review


So recently I’ve been struggling from a dry and irritated scalp which I think is due to the weather as my skin is suffering too, I also know it wasn’t caused by a change in hair products as I’ve been working my way through my massive bottles of TRESemme. My friend recommended these as they’ve done wonders for her hair.

First up the smell, they’ve hit the banana scent on the head but I think it could be a bit hit a miss with some people as they are quite full on so take a sniff before purchasing as it can be a bit like marmite in that sense.

So on to actually using it, they are both quite thick formulas so it does take a while of working it into your hair to create a lather however, it does ensure your hair is thoroughly clean. The conditioner is lovely and smooth and despite reading reviews saying it doesn’t do anything my hair is left silky and smooth I just love it. I still much prefer my TRESemme combo but these are great and my scalp is no longer feeling irritated or dry, so definately if you’re scalp is suffering in the winter months go and pick some up.

I also realise that mine is different in colour and look to those on the website so I don’t know if I have a new or older formula of it as my local body shop down the road is an outlet one so these could easily be an older formula, if any one knows let me know.

Another thing to mention is the price each bottle costs £4.50 for 250ml compare this to by good old trusty TRESemme costs £4.99 for 500ml and is often on offer. Saying that I got mine from the outlet where you save 30% on two items ect, so buying them both together actually cost £6.00 rather than the usual £9.00. They do work and it has worked wonders for my scalp but would I repurchase I don’t know. I would not switch to these permanently as they are a bit on the pricey side especially as I have thick hair so they might not last overly long which is a shame really.

I have enjoyed using it and will continue to do so for a while before switching back and will just keep using as and when a problem flares us.

Both the Shampoo and Conditioner are available from The Body Shop for £4.50 each.

Have you tried either of these and how did you find them?

Gwenllian Branwen

13 thoughts on “The Body Shop Banana Shampoo and Conditioner Review

  1. beckinablog says:

    Interesting fact; Mark Constantine, founder of LUSH, used to make hair products for The Body Shop before LUSH became LUSH – the banana shampoo and conditioner are two of those products!
    Would love to try these out. Heard great things about them. Great review.

    • gwenllianbranwen says:

      Wow I never honestly new that, I suppose both companies have similar principles too. They are great I’m currently enjoying them and worth trying, I need to try lush hair products at some point but as my body shop is outlet and closer it always wins out 🙂

      • beckinablog says:

        I know it’s interesting isn’t it! Mark made hair products for the body shop before starting up Cosmetics to Go, which then became LUSH!
        Hahah fair enough – I think working at LUSH means the stuff is easier for me to get 😛

          • beckinablog says:

            I would recommend trying a shampoo bar if you’re up for something different! Ive just started using one and I really like it! The hair care is quite expensive so I’d say go in and have a consultation with a sales assistant. The treatments are nice for a one off too.
            If i’m going to be perfectly honest; I’m the kind of person who uses a lot of product in my hair, and so i think when i finish working there i’ll probably go back to drugstore conditioners because i use so much (my hair is super tangly when wet!). I just can’t justify spending that much money on a conditioner when I go through it so quickly – no matter how much I adore the scent of American Cream!

            • gwenllianbranwen says:

              The shampoo bar always sounded interesting but I think I will pop in, I tend to go through smaller products quite thick as my hair is so thick but I’ll see what there is. Maybe treat myself for Christmas, thanks for the info 🙂

  2. Kaily says:

    I hear that it’s natural for these to change color because of the natural ingredients used in them or something of the sort. Mine changed too 🙂 Isn’t the smell amazing!?

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