Herbal Essences Breaks Over/Unbreakable Seduction Shampoo&Conditioner Review

 Herbal Essence's Breaks Over (also known as Bye Bye Breakage and Breakage Defender) is a strengthening hair care line made up of three products, a shampoo, conditioner, and a 2-in-1. Unfortunately this line isn't available in the US. Herbal Essences calls Breaks Over "an anti-breakage potion to help prevent styling damage". This anti-breakage shampoo claims it'll "treat each strand with a potent potion for strength against styling damage that'll lead to less breakage so your hair can be strong". The jasmine and sea silk infused formula is meant to help you feel inspired by the ritual flower baths taken by Javanese brides to be. Not fully short what pre-marital bathing has to do with strengthening hair care, but whatev, I'm sure Herbal Essences' heart is in the right place. Both the shampoo and conditioner contain 300ml, a little less than the American bottles contain. I bought the set for $12.50 at a chemist in Blacktown Westpoint. I normally wouldn't have paid that much for anything by Herbal Essences, but I don't know if I'd ever find Breaks Over again, and it'd make a nice edition to my Herbal Essences Review Series. I think my boyfriend actually paid for these, but I can't recall. Herbal Essences products are not tested on animals. This hair care duo was made in Thailand.
 Breaks Over's packaging is no different from any other Herbal Essences' shampoo and conditioner bottles. The shampoo bottle is made of translucent cornflower blue plastic and stands up right. The conditioner bottle is made opaque plastic in the same color and stands topside down. Each bottle is recyclable. Both bottles have a green pop up dispenser. The dispenser on my conditioner bottle got cracked on the trip back to America, causing it to leak a little, but I can't fault the company for that. The front of the bottle features the name of the product and it's tagline "I'm a love potion for bad hair breakups". Plenty of playfully worked product info can be found on the back of the bottle along with directions, company info and full ingredient lists. I wish the international bottles had the fun facts and little tips that are included on the American bottles. Little things like that make me happy.
 The scent of Breaks Over is explained as such: "jasmine flowers are often thought of as soothing and peaceful because they bloom at night, when the aroma is most intense. Think of moonlit gardens of jasmine in ancient Indian paintings. That's the scent of love." Ok Herbal Essences, if you say so. To me, Breaks Over  smells just like Hello Hydration, which is a coconut based scent. Either way, Breaks Over smells fabulous and the scent stays in the hair for a while. I love it.
 The shampoo is a light pearlised, thick blue shampoo. I always say it, but I prefer Herbal Essences gel formula shampoos, but I actually really like Breaks Over's creamy formula, it's very nice. I don't need to use all that much to cleanse my long, thick hair. The shampoo alone is quite moisturizing. It lathers nicely and rinses out easily. The conditioner is the same color, with a smooth, thick, creamy texture, almost yogurt like. This conditioner spreads evenly through my hair and I don't seem to need a ton of it to coat my chest length hair. I usually go through conditioner super fast, but I seem to be using the shampoo and conditioner at a similar pace. This conditioner seems to help detangle my knotty hair. This hair care duo has been working wonders for my hair. Its much smoother and silkier. My hair tends to tangle and get matted horrible, and while that's still happening, the situation has become a lot more manageable since Breaks Over came onto the scene. My hair feels and looks really healthy and I'm loving the overall results. Best part though? Breaks Over doesn't strip my henna colored hair at all. Woot!
I really like Herbal Essences' Breaks Over shampoo and conditioner. While I don't have very damaged hair, this line seems to be helping my matting issues, and it's pretty moisturizing. This shampoo/conditioner duo definitely makes up for the fail that was Dangerously Straight/Touchably Smooth. I love the scent of this hair care line and I love the way it doesn't strip my color even more. I'm going to be sad when I run out, hopefully Breaks Over becomes available in America or Australia soon. I will definitely repurchase it if/when I can. If Herbal Essences sells Breaks Over in your country, I certainly recommend it. 

Shampoo Ingredients:
Water, Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Ammonium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamide MEA, Glycol Distrearate, Dimethicone, Cetyl Alcohol, Fragrance, Polyquaternium 10, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Benzoate, Ammonium Xylene Sulfonate, Disodium EDTA, PEG 7M, Citric Acid, Coconut Milk, Mango Fruit Extract, Pearl Powder, Ext Violet 2, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiolinone, Sodium Chloride

Conditioner Ingredients:
Water, Stearly Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearamidopropyl, Dimethylamine, Glumatic Acid, Fragrance, Bis Aminopropyl Dimethicone, Benzyl Alcohol, EDTA, Citric Acid, Sodium Chloride, Coconut Milk, Mango Fruit Extract, Pearl Powder, Ext Violet 2, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiolinone, Sodium Chloride


  1. But....Australia has everything. =[

  2. I wonder how this would work on my breaking hair. My hair is falling out due to protein deficiency and I was talked in to buying expensive products at the salon and I wonder if this would work just as well.