“ Manufacturer: Tesco / Type: Baby Shampoo / Bath Products „
When I had my first daughter I only bought branded products for her but I slowly came to realise just how much money I was wasting and that just because these products were more expensive doesn't mean they are any better. By the time I had my second daughter I only bought supermarket brands unless the more expensive ones were on offer and I still do now.
I bought the Tesco shampoo when I ran out of the Johnsons products I had been given when she was born. The product obviously comes from Tesco with this being their own product, a 500ml bottle costs just over £1 which is about half the cost of the Johnsons version.
Tesco had very cleverly marketed this product by making it look very like the Johnsons product although it has changed recently. The bottle now has a frosted look to it rather than being see through although you can still see the yellow liquid inside. The bottle has a label on stating the name of the product and that this is a super gentle shampoo.
The bottle has a flip top lid which when you flip it smells lovely although not as nice as the Johnsons shampoo, the shampoo is thick and bright yellow in colour and lathers really well on both my daughters hair. My elder daughter has thick long hair and my younger daughter has thin and still very short hair but it doers work well on both.
The shampoo is very easy to rinse from both my daughters hair and doesn't leave any residue, my elder daughter needs to use a conditioner after using this product as her hair is so thick and tangles easily but my younger daughter only uses this product. Both my girls have lovely shiny hair after use and their hairs smell lovely as the smell of the shampoo does remain on the hair.
This shampoo is lovely, it is a great price, it smells nice and leaves hair lovely, it is also very gentle on the skin as both my daughters have suffered with eczema on and off and this has never irritated the skin the only part that Johnsons is better on is that it smells nicer than this one although this smells nice too it just isn't quite that new baby smell that Johnsons have mastered. Highly recommended.
I was never a fan of getting my hair washed at bath time when I was a young lad and I don't think I could have possibly closed my eyes any tighter as my Mum rinsed the shampoo from my hair for the fear of it nipping my eyes.
When becoming a Father I was totally sucked into the "no more tears" brands as I wanted to ensure nothing could hurt my little bundles of joy. I have only really tried two brands, one being the obvious "Johnsons" and the other one being "Tesco - My baby's shampoo". If I'm honest, both do a really good job and do exactly as they say on the bottle, so no real complaints to make.
Tesco's My Baby's Shampoo comes packaged in a very nice clear 500ml size bottle with pale yellow lid at the top. As the bottle is clear you know exactly how much shampoo you have left and when you'll need to think about buying your next bottle. The shampoo itself is a clear yellow colour and has just the sweetest and cleanest smells that I can think of.
I use this for both of my children who are now no longer babies (5 and 2) and in all the years I have used this shampoo, I have never had to listen the screams I used to make as a wee boy, "Mummy/Daddy - its in my eyes". As for its cleaning qualities, I just cannot fault this shampoo at all as I have always been satisfied that my Children's hair is always clean and kept nice and soft.
It is suitable for newborns and will allow a nice gentle wash for any little ones little head, hair and scalp. When washing your child's hair I always find that I don't have to use a lot of the shampoo. As you gently massage your little one's head the shampoo works up a nice lather and easily rinses out to give a nice clean child. The only tears I ever have at bath time is normally when I am getting them out as they are usually having great fun playing.
As for the price, I'm sure you'll all agree this is very reasonable at £1.10 per 500ml bottle (26/09/2010) whereas the nearest competitor, Johnsons comes in at £2.00 with 99 pence currently off at Tesco for a 500ml bottle (26/09/2010).
In my opinion Tesco wins this battle as I just can't argue with the results of the shampoo and as it so inexpensive compared to the premium brand, I just can't so no as I'm sure many other parents have decided as well.
Nice one Tesco!
As you probably guessed this is a shampoo specially designed for and aimed at babies. I however have a six and two year old have never upgraded to grown up shampoo and now I've found this product I can see it being a long time before I do.
No tears formula - I have previously used Johnsons and Asdas baby shampoo and been met with 'my eyes it's in my eyes Mummy, it's stinging'. I have to say that there is a lot less of this at bath time in our house now.
Gently cleanses hair and scalp - I am really happy with how clean my kids hair looks. I only wash their hair every couple of days and it never looks greasy or dirty.
The shampoo is great when in use. It foams up really well into a nice frothy lather. It smells lovely, a hint of lemon but nothing too strong. I have found that even after drying the kids' hair the lovely smell lingers on well into the next day.
I know shampoo isn't the most interesting thing to talk about, but I wanted to share this as I think it's a really fab find and an asset to any bathroom.
Since having my first baby, now 7 ½ years ago baby shampoo is always something we have in the bathroom, not so much for baby but for Daddy! After moving and being back by a Tesco store we switched from Johnson's to Tesco's own as the price difference was quite a lot.
The shampoo comes is a clear bottle which is handy so it is clearly visible how much of the yellow shampoo is left. The front of the bottle has the title and name of the shampoo in the middle in fairly small blue and pink writing and below this is a picture of a cartoon lion. The last bottle we bough had a different picture so I think this varies and there is a few different characters to choose from.
The back of the bottle has a white label covering the majority of it and on here you can find the direction for use, the ingredients, warnings and Tesco's price promise.
~~USE AND RESULTS~~
The shampoo is a good thick consistency which means that it does not run off the hand when pouring it from the bottle and the flip lid means that the bottle can be closed easily one handed. After rubbing the shampoo slightly between my hand it does start to make a lather and then I rub it directly into my boys wet hair. The shampoo makes a wonderful large lather which is very funny for my boys as they like to then style the hair and lather into funny shapes! I do tend to leave this on for a few minutes so that I can make sure all the hair is clean. When it comes to washing it off I do put the shower on so it is much quicker. I find that it is very easy to wash out as long as you have not used too much of the shampoo.
I find that only the smallest pea size amount of shampoo is needed for my middle son as he only has very short hair and slightly more for his brothers who have slightly longer hair.
After the shampoo is washed off I can notice that the hair looks much shinier. When the hair is dry then it looks and shines very nicely. The shampoo does have a lovely fresh smell which always reminds me of new babies and this is apparent when using the shampoo and also it remains when the shampoo has been washed off the hair. I like how it does stay and lasts on the hair as it really s pleasant and smells fresh and clean. My boys don't mind the smell of this and do not think that it is at all girly and they too think they smell clean and always have to get both me and Daddy to smell them!
The back of the bottle does contain a warning about the shampoo and t is the usual one of avoiding contact with the eyes. I can say though that when the shampoo is lathered up it really does not affect the eyes, it has gone in my boys on a few occasions when washing it out of the hair but it has not caused any upset or soreness. I am not saying that it is ok to put this shampoo in your eyes but for me it is a bonus that it does not cause irritation.
The ingredients of this shampoo for those wishing to know are:-
Aqua, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Chloride, Glycerin, Parfum, Disodium Cocamphodiacete, Sodium Cocamphoaceate,Citric Acid, PEG - 150 Disterate, Polyquarternium-10, Testasodium ETDA, Sodium Hydroxide, Magnesium Nitrate, Methylchloroisothiazoline, Magnesium Chloride, Methylisothiazolinone, Hexlene Glycol, CI 47005, CI 14700
The front of the bottle does claim that this shampoo is suitable for newborns, no tears formula, paediatrician approved, gently cleans hair and scalp, hypoallergenic, paraben free. It does not say if this product has been tested on animals or not.
The plastic bottle is fully recyclable but for us we recycle it is a slightly different way by using it as a bath toy. All the expensive toys they have for the bath and this and others like it are their favourite as it allows them to squirt water out of it!
~~PRICE AND AVAILABILIY~~
As this is a Tesco's own brand then it is only available in Tesco's stores or on their website. It retails at £1.06 for a 500ml bottle and I find that it last using it on 3 boys and their Dad for a good 4 weeks.
Overall do have to rate this shampoo very highly as it cleans hair well, leaves it soft and shiny and is nearly £1 cheaper than Johnsons!