This probably is not going to be one of my best reviews as I am not even sure if this will post correctly or not, but here goes.
I have used tis Tesco Baby Shampoo probably hundreds of times. It''s a good family shampoo and at less than 50p for a huge 500ml bottle I consider this to be really great value for money.
I have also used the Johnson''s (branded) equivalent which is comparatively more expensive but I have to admit that this one from Tesco gives it a good run for its money. It lathers well and has a nice mild fragrance and leaves all of our hair soft and shiny and quite manageable. It seems to rinse out slightly better than Johnson''s does too and as the bottle is so large it lasts us for ages.
I think this is a good everyday sort of shampoo which seems to be suitable for all hair types. I still always use a conditioner on my hair afterwards but on the whole it''s one I would recommend.
I have previously tried shop's own value brand baby shampoo from both Asda and Morrisons so when I was shopping in Tesco lately I thought I would try their version as well. I don't actually have a baby but I use the shampoo on my own hair and I also have used it as a hand wash and a facial and body cleanser too. It's so inexpensive that I feel it can be used for a number of purposes without feeling like I am wasting it.
This Tesco Everyday Value Baby Shampoo comes in a big 500ml sized bottle. I'm impressed by the large size of the bottle since the average shampoo for adults or women is usually a smaller bottle than this. The bottle has a top which can be screwed off completely or the flip style lid can be snapped up to expose an ample sized dispensing hole. The lid on this is very tight and stiff and might be difficult to open for some people. However, the same factor makes it a secure lid which means I'd happily transport this around in a bag (for holidays or swimming or gym for example) without fearing it would accidentally come open. The plastic bottle is white and recyclable whilst the material is slightly soft and squeezable. As I've used up the product the bottle has shrunk a little around the sides. This hasn't affected my ability to pour the shampoo from the bottle though.
The design of the shampoo label is quite basic and copies other supermarket brands by printing sparse looking text and a few cartoon designs of baths, rubber ducks, bubbles, dummies and other baby related items. A label on the back of the bottle has directions for use, warnings and full ingredients as well as contact information and helplines for Tesco. In regards to the ingredients the shampoo reads like a chemical cocktail although when using the shampoo it feels exceptionally mild compared to other shampoos I've used.
The shampoo is a golden amber colour and it has a sweet, sugary smell that reminds me of sweet peas and summertime. It is a lovely, delicate fragrance that is completely suitable for babies and perfectly acceptable for female adults too! Men or boys could probably endure using this shampoo but I think they might find the scent too sickly and feminine.
The shampoo is quite gloopy and has an elastane quality. When you squeeze it out of the bottle it comes out in a long thick gel but then this dense ribbon snaps and half of it jumps back into the bottle and the other half coils into a gooey lump into your hand. It doesn't flow like honey or syrup and it doesn't melt into warm water as easily as runnier liquids and this means it can be slightly more difficult to apply to the hair or body. The shampoo globules tend to want to slip out of my hand before I have a chance to lather it up!
The shampoo lathers quite well although it does feel watery with a smattering of bubbles rather than a rich lather. This is perfect if you are an adult looking for a mild shampoo and of course for babies it would be fine. I find that despite being mild the shampoo cleanses really well. If I use on my hair it cleans my scalp and along the lengths of my long hair. The shampoo also works well when used like a shower gel and when applied to a sponge makes an excellent substitute.
The shampoo leaves my hair feeling quite thick and soft and smelling faintly of the sweet fragrance. It is not a lasting scent though. I do like the way the product leaves my skin feeling as it feels almost silky like the delicate, fluffy skin of a peach.
The shampoo cost me 46p which is very cheap however I have bought shampoos from Asda and Morrisons for even cheaper than this (as low as 9p at Morrisons!) and to be honest there is not much difference between the value brands of these stores. I would buy this shampoo again as it serves my needs, it is a versatile product and it is so inexpensive. I would recommend to anyone but especially to those people who are looking to possibly save a few pennies on shampoo, shower gel, hand or facial washes. This works just as well as the big brand stuff that costs pounds!
~ Why I Bought It ~
After getting sick of paying over the odds for something as simple as baby shampoo I decided to try the Tesco value version, as it is considerably cheaper than the brand that I had been using on Kai's hair previously.
~ Price ~
At 56 pence this shampoo seemed a little *too* cheap, and I ended up buying the brand that I usually use (Johnsons) as well just in case it wasn't any good! For 56p you get a big 500ml bottle - excellent value, in my opinion.
~ Packaging ~
Well, it's definitely not the prettiest shampoo bottle! It is a very basic white plastic bottle which has got the brand & product name in orange writing and lots of little pictures of things associated with bath time and it is clear it is for babies. I personally find the bottle a little bulky and it does look rather unappealing and cheap, but on the plus side, the bottle has a flip top lid (which I was surprised by considering the price).
~ My Opinion ~
I wasn't too sure about this shampoo at first, mainly because the packaging looked so cheap and because of the very low price. I wasn't expecting it to be much good and although it is certainly not anywhere near as good as the brand that I usually use, it is useable and I will continue using the bottle of it that I have but I will not be repurchasing another bottle once I've used it all.
The shampoo, appearance wise, reminds me a little of washing up liquid - it's a pale yellow colour and it is pretty much the same consistency - thin, a little gel like and not thick at all. Though the consistency is thin, it isn't so thin that it is watery and it is not messy when applying it to Kai's hair. Kai has got quite long hair (it needs cutting but I can't bring myself to let him have it cut yet!) and I find two large blobs is enough to get full coverage. With the other, more expensive brand that I use I only need to use a small blob as it lanters so well, so this is a slight disadvantage but the bottle will still last for ages as it is very big.
The shampoo spreads over Kai's hair very easily and though it doesn't lather up too well, a thin film of bubbles does develop when I've rubbed it into his hair. The shampoo doesn't really smell of anything, which I think is good as I don't like Kai to be overpowered by smells. Though it doesn't smell of anything in particular it does have a clean sort of fragrance which leaves Kai's hair smelling fresh.
Washing the shampoo out isn't too time consuming, though it tends to take longer than the branded one that I have used on his hair in the last as it tends to bubble up more when I begin to rinse his hair which means there are a lot of bubbles left so I tend to spend a while trying to thoroughly rinse his hair. After using the shampoo and rinsing it out, Kai's hair always feels clean and smells a little fresher but I can't say that I've noticed anything else and i do not find that it has any detangling effect on his hair. Clean, fresh hair is all a baby needs though so I am not going to knock any stars off because of this!
As for the sensitivity of it, Kai's never gotten any of it in his eyes as of yet as I'm always really careful when washing his hair so I can't say if it is tear free or not though it does not claim to be which is definitely a disadvantage. It has not irritated his scalp or skin though and it hasn't irritated my own hands while massaging it into his hair or anything and I do have extremely sensitive skin. The ingredients are all very chemical sounding so I was quite surprised that it didn't make my eczema flare up so it is a very gentle shampoo.
~ All in All ~
This is a nice, basic shampoo but I do prefer the branded version that I used previously as it smells a lot nicer, has a nicer consistency, lathers easier and washes out easier. It also leaves Kai's hair feeling quite silky and better cared for. It does what a basic shampoo should do though so I am going to give it four out of five stars and I do definitely recommend it.
When my children were younger money was a bit tight so I often looked for ways of saving a few pennies. I bought the Tesco value baby shampoo a few times and although it isn't quite as good as the Johnson's baby shampoo for the money it is really good value and something which I would happily buy again if money was an issue.
Of course it is no longer called Tesco value as it has been rebranded Everyday Value but it is the same product only in different packaging. It is still really good value though and only costs 46p for a huge 500ml bottle.
This doesn't have the same gorgeous smell of the Johnson's shampoo but it does have a subtle freshness to it which is actually quite nice in its own right. I found that after washing with it hair was fresh smelling but it was very subtle but at least it smelt clean.
This does have a bit of a cheap consistency and is very runny so you need to make sure and be careful when you pour it as otherwise it will all go through your fingers and you will end up wasting a lot of it.
The lathering of the shampoo is fine but again it just doesn't have quite the same bubbly and luxurious feel as more expensive baby shampoo. It does clean hair well enough however and it does make hair clean and manageable and easy to comb through afterwards.
I actually bought this about a year or so ago as I had wanted something for my dog Molly and I had read baby shampoo was a good substitute for dog shampoo as she needed something gentle as her skin was a bit flaky. This worked well on her and was gentle enough that it didn't irritate her skin and it felt her coat feeling and smelling clean and fresh.
Had this been expensive then I would have probably given it two stars but it works ok so it is probably more like a 3 star shampoo but because you can buy this for under 50p for a large bottle then I think it deserves an extra star due to what good value it is.
Having 2 grandchildren does take a fair amount of my household income and so I do try and cut down on some of my shopping budget whenever I can. I bought this baby shampoo to see if it was suitable to wash my grandchildren's hair when they come to sleep over at my home on a regular basis. My little grandson comes for his dinner twice a week after nursery school and I shower him before his mum comes to collect him to take him home to save my daughter time having to then shower him later and she can then share some quality time before bed.
The shampoo comes in a white plastic bottle which is very basic looking and just the name on the front and some pictures etc. It is a very pale yellow colour and is quite a thin consistency and not rich, it is a little too runny for my liking but since it is so cheap to buy I wasn't too surprised on how runny it actually was when I first used it to wash my grandchildren's hair. It doesn't have much of a smell to it and very little fragrance which I did find a little disappointed. I did expect it to have more fragrance because I do like to use a shampoo which smells nice and to smell a fragrance on my grandchildren's hair after it has been washed but this one doesn't deliver a smell after the hair has dried, which is disappointing.
It doesn't lather very well or create a great amount of bubbles unless you use quite a lot of the shampoo, which then doesn't make good economical sense because I had to use twice as much of the shampoo compared to some other cheaper brands. It does rinse well from the hair with no problems at all. It does however leave their hair feeling nice and soft, so that is a bonus and plus side to this product.
It was very easy to brush their hair after towel drying it and it doesn't tangle the hair or leave it knotted. It is a mild shampoo and it does clean the hair adequately and doesn't leave the hair feeling rough etc. Doesn't leave their hair feeling greasy. It does leave the hair conditioned enough but nowhere near as conditioned using some other cheaper brands I have bought in the past. It doesn't leave that fresh smell to the hair or have any lasting pleasant smell and it doesn't smell like it has been washed immediately and just kind of smells like it was washed the day before if that makes sense.
The quality is good considering the price of just 46p for a 500ml bottle, I didn't expect it to be a fabulous quality but it is adequate enough reflecting the price I paid for it. It is cheap enough to buy if you are on a very low budget or you are struggling with money and want to buy a baby shampoo and in my opinion this one won't damage the hair and will wash it well and leave it nice and clean.
Although it does wash my grandchildren's hair well, I won't buy it again in the future because I do like to buy a shampoo with a lot more fragrance to it and one which has a lasting smell on their hair.
I only give this one 3 stars because it doesn't have much fragrance at all and it doesn't lather well enough for my liking and is a little runny, also I have to use twice as much to create a good enough lather and so a little doesn't go a very long way.
Both my grandchildren have short hair, a boy and my granddaughter's hair hasn't grown very long because she is only just over 16 months old and I think if you have a girl with long hair you would have to use probably twice the amount I had to use for washing my little granddaughter's shorter hair.
Even though it is cheap enough to buy it didn't deliver the results quite as much as I expected when I bought it.
The bottle can be recycled after use.
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I give this one 3 stars.
Thank you for reading my review and I hope it has been of some help.
This is a review of Tesco Everyday Value Baby Shampoo which I decided to try after being impressed with their value baby lotion product. The prices have recently risen on this product in store so I paid less but I have put today's price in this review (which is still very reasonable) so as not to be misleading.
The packaging of Tesco's value range has changed in the past few months so it's no longer the blue and white stripes but now a more pleasing montage style of bathtime items wrapped around the white (recyclable) plastic bottle. The lid is a flip top which you squeeze to release the product. We decant ours into a pump bottle as it's easier to measure out a small amount for washing baby's hair.
A couple of pumps (around 10ml) is plenty to wash our baby's hair and the product is yellow like a lot of baby shampoos. I notice that it is quite runny and a little watery but it still lathers up on contact with wet hair. We are careful when rinsing not to get the product in our daughters eyes but when it has gone on her face we have quickly rinsed repeatedly and she shouts a bit then gets over it! I have used this on my own hair as well to try out how it feels and it makes my hair really soft but I do need to use a lot as I have long hair and this is quite watery so it's not one I would turn to first.
I started off using the more well-known brands of baby bath, shampoo and lotion but found that the shop's own brands were a lot cheaper and worked just as well. I am a little torn over the shampoo though as I think that the Johnson's brand smells a lot nicer than the Tesco's Value range. Ultimately though, I think they do the same job and our daughter's hair is never greasy, sometimes there is food in there that we are washing out but it always comes out fresh and clean with this shampoo.
A 500ml bottle is 46p which I think is pretty good value for money. You might need to use a little more than usual but we are talking minimal amounts on baby's hair. I am pretty sure I paid around 11p for my bottle as the supermarkets seemed to be in a price war at the time about baby toiletries but the relative price rise has happened in all the major chains now.
I think this shampoo was quite nice and gentle for a baby's hair. Obviously for the first few weeks it is recommended that you only use warm water to clean your baby and no products but we would confidently use this on our new baby when it is a few months old. I think by decanting the bottle we make it go a (much) longer way and I think there are positive comparisons to be made between this value brand of shampoo and the more well known advertised brands out there. Would I repurchase? Yes but I will probably continue to buy branded shampoos when they are on offer as well.
I have been trying a lot of the Asda Smartprice and the Tesco Value ranges, some I have found are useless and some things I think are as good as the branded products. I decided to have a look at what you could get in the health and Beauty part of the store in Tesco an ended up wandering through the baby section and finding this.
The product is only available from Tesco since it is from their own Tesco Value range and I think it cost me about 50p for a 500ml bottle of the product which is a fantastic price and when I bought it I thought if it's no good I'll use it for the dogs!
The product comes in a white plastic bottle and has the usual blue and red Tesco Value logo on it which instantly makes it recognisable as a Value product. The Value range has recently changed to the Everyday Value range which now has lots of orangey coloured squares as it's trademark but I can only comment on what I bought.
On opening the flip top lid you don't smell anything, on putting your nose to the bottle there is a slight clean smell but nothing like normal baby shampoo and not at all string. I was quite disappointed by the smell and had I though to smell it before I bought it then I probably wouldn't have bought it in the first place as I like things that smell nice.
The shampoo comes out of the bottle easily, it is not very thick but not so runny that it ends up all over. The shampoo doesn't really lather very easily so I found that I was probably using double what I would normally use on my daughters hair meaning of course that realistically the price of the bottle doubles and considering there are much better childrens shampoos at £1 it makes this a not so good buy.
With my youngest daughter Emily she barely has any hair and this shampoo leaves it clean and shiny so it does a good job however my eldest daughter Sophie has hair nearly to her bum and this shampoo is useless as it just leaves it a tangled mess as there is no conditioning agents in it.
I would say this isn't the best of the Value range simply because it isn't very good on long hair without a separate conditioner and you use more so you might as well buy a better product. Not one of the value range I will be buying again.
Tesco everyday value shampoo is a great value product costing a mere 46p for 500ml, it comes in a white plastic bottle with a white lid that you can press to create a small opening to squeeze out the shampoo or you can opt to unscrew it. The label is the relatively new everyday value packaging; it is white with orange and brown writing and small baby related symbols below.
Its ingredients are Aqua, Sodium Laureth Sulphate, sodium chloride, cocamidopropyl betaine, disodium cocoamphodiacetate, sodium cocoamphoacetate, trisodium sulfosuccinate, parfum, disodium edta, peg-150 distearate, polyquaternium-7, citric acid,triethylene glycol,benzyl,alcohol, propylene glycol, sodium hydroxide, magnesium nitrate, methylparaben, methylchloroisothiazolinone, magnesium c hloride, methylisothiazolinone, propylparaben, hexylene glycol, ci 19140, ci17200.
As with all shampoos you simply wet your hair, apply shampoo, massage in well then rinse thoroughly.
I brought this product with no great expectations but have been pleasantly surprised. Having been on a tighter budget of late I have begun trying a lot more of the "no frills" brands from many of the supermarkets, but I have in the past always preferred to opt for the more expensive brands when it comes to personal hygiene.
I was unsure at first but found the shampoo to have quite a pleasant subtle scent, and the consistency was appealing. The shampoo is a transparent golden yellow and fairly thick similar to the more popular brand available on the market. Not wanting to try it on my little one until I was sure it was alright, I decided to try it myself first and found it did the job lovely, my hair was clean, tangle free and smelt wonderfully clean.
One drawback is that it does not state if it is "no more tears" and I was obviously careful not to find out. However it does claim to be formulated by baby care experts.
I have since started to buy it more frequently, more for myself than my son. I like to add a few drops of essentials oils to the bottle and shake it for a more adult scent, plus you can change the scent each time you purchase. My favourites are lemon or lavender. I have even added tea tree oil to a bottle and used it on the dog when I ran out of doggy shampoo, he smelt lovely and his coat was lovely and glossy. Not that I would recommend using this for animals all the time as it isn't designed for dogs and I personally prefer to get the proper dog shampoo, but for emergencies it is an ideal substitute.
The shampoo is available in most if not all Tesco store but I bought mine from www.tesco.co.uk
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Customer service telephone number is 0800 50 55 55.
I wouldn't ordinarily buy such cheap shampoo to use on my two youngest kids hairs, but five year old Hollie has very recently started using the shower by herself and after using three bottles of (ridiculously expensive) L'Oreal Kids shampoo up within the space of a week I decided to look for alternatives in an attempt to cut down on the expense of her daily cleaning (and water play) routine.
At 46p for a 500ml bottle, this shampoo is certainly cheap. Tesco have rebranded their Value range so the front of the bottle is different from the one shown above, the Everyday Value features a very 1970s orange and brown colour scheme which I think screams 'cheeeeeeeap' far more than the previous bottle - odd really considering this rebrand was to prevent shoppers feeling embarrassed at having the blue and red Value products in their trolley! Epic Tesco fail in my opinion!
The shampoo doesn't lather particularly well but providing you've wet their hair thoroughly you'll get enough bubbles to ensure it cleans their hair well. It doesn't have much of a smell, I'd been hoping for something akin to the fragrance of Johnson's baby shampoo but this one has more of an unfragranced shower gel scent. When washing their hair I use quite a large blob of this shampoo simply because I realised after the first time I used it that I needed rather more than I would if using our usual L'Oreal shampoo - this isn't just because of the lather issue, but because the formulation of the shampoo just isn't as good as L'Oreal or Avon kids hair care products.
It's easy enough to rub through 22 month old David's newly short hair, coating every strand as well as his scalp to leave it feeling cleaner pretty much as soon as I wash it before I've even rinsed the bubbles off. His fine hair is easily covered with shampoo and one excellent advantage of this one is that it allows me to spike his hair comically while he's playing in the bath! Hollie has slightly more problems with her long but thin hair, the shampoo cleans it well but the lack of any conditioning aspect leaves her with straw-like and pretty unmanageable hair for a while after washing. Of course this can be countered by using a separate conditioner, but as I usually use 2-in-1 products on the kids' hair this does make the process more time consuming.
The Everyday Value shampoo rinses out relatively easily from their hair, again it's more of a problem with Hollie's hair as I have to use more shampoo to ensure it's all washed properly due to the length. It leaves absolutely no residue in their hair and it's really easy to tell when it's all been rinsed out because small bubbles collect on her scalp and I need to use a kind of scrubbing motion to remove them all - once all these have gone I know her hair has been properly rinsed and it feels smooth (if unconditioned) with a squeaky clean feel. I always allow her hair to dry naturally and just give it a light rub to remove the excess water before brushing and plaiting it, when it's dry and I remove the plait her hair has a lovely shine and her natual blonde highlights look as bright as when her hair is freshly washed with our usual L'Oreal Kids. It makes David's baby hair extremely flyaway once it's dry but this crazy effect disappears by the following day, I learned the hard way about this after washing his hair immediately before taking him to have a professional photo done - eventually having to buy a can of mousse to coax his hair into some semblance of normality.
Their hair doesn't feel especially soft after using this very cheap shampoo, but then again the snob in me wasn't really expecting it to - it's a pure and simple cleansing shampoo and while it does this job adequately, I think I'll go back to L'Oreal Kids once she's learned to regulate how much shampoo to use each time she has a shower. Another reason for this being that Hollie's eyes do go red after she's washed her hair, she says they don't sting (and would be the first to squeal her irritation if they did!) but this tells me that this Everyday Value baby shampoo isn't as gentle as other, more expensive, shampoos. I definitely wouldn't use it on small babies as suggested by Tesco; while David might be young, he's robust and (usually) pretty unbothered by toiletries so I'm happy to use it on his hair for a while - although I do miss the comforting Johnsons's fragrance when we're cuddling after his bath.
When we went on holiday back in May, I bought some stores own brand toiletries to take with us so that we could just leave them in the hotel to stop our bags being heavy on the way back. One of the things I purchased was this Tesco Everyday Value baby shampoo for my daughter.
The shampoo only cost 46p for 500ml. Most places try and bump up the price if the product is related to babies or children, but Tesco don't do this. Obviously, as this is a Tesco product it can only be purchased from Tesco in store or if you do your grocery shopping online from there too.
As it is a value product the packaging isn't anything fancy but that doesn't bother us in the slightest. It comes in a white bottle with orange and yellow writing and pictures of baby related items on the front. On the top of the bottle is a flip top lid, you have to push down to get it to pop up, it's quite hard to do to start with but loosens after a few uses.
The shampoo itself is a rich yellow colour and is particularly runny for a shampoo. The runny consistency isn't too bad, it doesn't go running off your hand if you apply it there first but it is runnier than Johnsons. I don't need to use much shampoo in one go as my daughter has very short hair from pulling it out all of the time, a 20p piece size dollop on my hand is sufficient enough to produce a nice lather. There isn't much of a scent to the shampoo, it has a faint clean and fresh aroma but nothing too in your face or overpowering.
The shampoo leaves my daughters hair feeling clean and soft just the same as when we was using Johnsons baby shampoo. After towel drying her hair I find it easy to brush through it without any tangles.
I'd definitely recommend this Tesco Value baby shampoo, it is super cheap and cleans my daughters hair with ease. Amazing value for money.
When it comes to my hair I often try out a variety of products. I like to buy shampoo and conditioners that are designed to compliment each other but when it came to this particular shampoo I bought it because it was just 9p! This seemed like a bargain to me and I figured that even if I used quite a lot as long as it cleaned my hair I'd be saving a small fortune, plus it might be good for my sensitive skin as a cheap shampoo would hopefully have less rubbish contained within it. While reading this review do note that tesco have re-branded this as Everyday Value and it now costs a staggering 46p rather than 9p for the same 500ml bottle.
This shampoo comes in a plastic bottle with a white flip top lid. The flip top part is very small and it is quite rigid too so it does take some force to open up the lid. This is something that I've never really found with many products in the past and so this is a huge downfall of this product as my thumb hurts after opening this. It is not because the top is sharp, just that it is so thin it takes so much work to open it. The bottle itself is a decent thickness and I have no worries about it breaking when it gets knocked in to the bath. The bottle can be squeezed if you need to but I find that just tipping this upside down and waiting will produce some shampoo within a few minutes.
The shampoo has a deep golden yellow colour to it and is fairly thick. This has a light clean fragrance to it, slightly perfumed, that is inoffensive and doesn't bother me in the slightest. It is not as nice as other shampoo that I have used in the past but because the price is so low, even at the vastly increased 46p, it is definitely something I could cope with.
When applying this shampoo to my hair I use a very generous amount. This is partly because it is cheap and partly because I personally feel that a generous amount is required for a sufficient lather to clean my hair. Once I've got quite a large amount on my head it does start to lather and then I can run this all over my hair from root to tip. I only need to leave this for a moment or two before rinsing it off and this gives me fantastic results.
While I am rinsing my hair it has become softer and I always finish up washing and treating my hair by using conditioner. Before I blow dry my hair I also use a straightening spray or other heat protecting product too. I have not noticed any dryness to my hair and I can go a good two days without having too wash my hair again. This shampoo comes off my hair easily and leaves my hair incredibly soft, clean and shiny afterwards.
In all I am going to say that this deserves a 5/5. My hair looks shiny without being greasy afterwards and the price is just fantastic, even with the massive price increase. There is no overly offensive perfumed smell to this and it does not irritate my scalp, even with daily use when needed (ie after I have been sweating all day or have styled my hair and want to wash it). I have been using this followed by the value conditioner, which leaves my hair tangled, so for the purposes of an accurate review I did wash once without using the conditioner and my hair was manageable, easy to brush and just as shiny as it was after using the conditioner. I feel that this really is worthy of 5/5 stars and so that is my rating!
My grandchildren sleep at my home regularly. I always have a couple stay over at the weekend and always like to make sure I have a baby shampoo available for the babies who stay. I buy lots of different brands but noticed this one was really cheap a couple of weeks ago. So I decided to buy it.
It comes housed in a plastic bottle which is very basic looking. It is a yellow coloured shampoo which has a slight smell to it, it has a slight perfume smell but one that isn't very strong at all but fine for the cheap price. It does have quite a runny consistency but I find if you just squeeze the bottle a little slower it isn't too bad. For the price I didn't really expect it to be too thick anyway. But it isn't a problem.
I do tend to use a little more of this shampoo, compared to some other brands but it does lather really well. I am happy with the way it washes my grandchildren's hair. It does clean it really well, like any other cheap shampoo. It is easy to rinse from their hair. It does leave it nice and clean, it also leaves the hair smelling nice.
The amount in the bottle is 500ml. I paid just 9p for it from Tesco's. For this cheap price, I think the quality is really good. Value wise, I think it is terrific. I expected it to leave their hair rough and tangled but it has left it feeling remarkably soft. Some of my granddaughter's have fairly long hair and it hasn't been a problem washing their hair with this shampoo. I can easily brush their hair after towel drying it with no problems at all. There is no smell on the hair after it has dried but I think it doesn't really matter so much, so long as it washes well, which it does.
My wife has also tried this on her own hair and found it has been a nice shampoo for thicker hair too and so not just for babies but also a nice one for adults if they so wish to use one that is in the home at the time, especially if you have ran out of shampoo. If you are trying to cut back on products, this shampoo would be a really good one.
I am happy to recommend it for anyone looking for a cheap priced baby shampoo. I don't think you would be disappointed with how this one shampoo's the hair and the way it cleans it really well indeed. For 9p if you don't like it or it isn't suitable, you haven't wasted a lot of money, just a couple of pence. I will buy it again, sometime in the future because I do like it quite a lot and also it has saved me lots of money.
I rate it 5 stars.
For those who read my other reviews may have a view of me based on what I write about, I think it is basically... will try anything to save a few pennies, always trying to de-clutter, organise and simplify her life. (I do try but don't always succeed!). The latest mission is to work my way through cupboards, food/toiletries etc and use up what it there, once it has gone try a cheaper version of the product.
--- The Packaging --
This is Tesco Value baby shampoo. The range has been given a facelift recently, its no longer the blue & white stripey packaging, which stood out slightly when the majority of your shopping trolley was this! It is now a white 500ml plastic bottle with a different label attached. In a peachy colour and a darker shade of orange it says 'Tesco Everyday Value baby shampoo', with the description 'formulated by baby care experts and approved by customers' and then underneath this it has images related to babies, such as a teddy bear, a bath, dripping tap, bubbles, duck, little foot prints, alphabet blocks and bubbles. The lid is white plastic which is easy to open and close.
It lists the directions for use which very straight forward 'Apply to wet hair, massage into a lather and rinse thoroughly'. A VERY long list of ingredients.
-- How was it? --
After having years of being told that you get what you pay for, I didn't have high expectations of this shampoo as felt it was 'too cheap'. But I thought that even if it was awful I could afford to waste 9p.
I thought I would try it on my hair before using it on the children's hair. It is lovely, very similar to the branded version but maybe slightly more of a runny liquid. It is a pale yellow colour and smells like other baby shampoos I have used before. I used probably two 50p sized blobs on my hair (it is very thick), and rinsed it off. It left my hair feeling clean, lightweight and fresh. My scalp felt fine, sometimes I find it itchy after using shampoo.
-- Price and Availability --
Obviously as this is a Tesco value branded product it is only available from Tesco Supermarkets or using their home delivery service and it is the bargain price of 9p!
-- Overall View --
Great mild shampoo for the whole family, which I would recommend.
Thanks for reading.
Having 5 messy guinea pigs (3 of which are mainly white) who like nothing more than sitting in their own wee and poops, and 4 pooches that love to frolic in mud, puddles as well as roll in the most disgusting of materials (unfortunately I'm talking about fox droppings here people) our beloved pets do require baths fairly often if they are to stay reasonably clean and free of offensive odours! Pet shampoo can be pricey and some of them can be a lot harsher than you'd think so nowadays we tend to opt for baby shampoo as it is guaranteed to be mild and gentle on pet skin - my thoughts are if you can use it on a newborn baby then it's generally going to be fine for bathing a robust springer spaniel or a herd of porky pigs.
One of the greatest points about this product is its amazing price, just 9p...yes you did read that correctly, just 9 of our english pennies for a 500ml bottle; compare this to £4 for a minute quantity of small animal shampoo and you're making a massive saving. The shampoo itself is runny and yellow in appearance, it is quite a thin liquid that is easily squeezed out of the bottle and hasn't really got an apparent fragrance...it just smells clean. Being virtually scent free is a plus side as I don't particularly want my pets reeking of some artificial fragrance that could potentially aggravate their skin. When bathing any of the pets, particularly the pigs are they're only tiny wee critters I don't tend to use a lot of shampoo; I'll make sure their hair is thoroughly wet before applying a small stripe down their backs which I then massage in until it has lathered up nicely. Especially with my long haired pigs I'll pay particular attention to the hair around their bottoms or "skirt" as I call it as this is the area that usually gets the most grimy!
This shampoo lathers up well, I don't use enough for it to be bubble overload but the resulting lather does the job well and after a good massage it shifts any stubborn dirt; for the white piggies I find it also removes any urine or slight yellowness in the coat and that after their baths they are left looking sparkly white once again. I love the mildness of this product and have never noticed any adverse effects when using it, the pets don't scratch and their skin is absolutely fine - no flakes or scalyness produced by the shampoo. It manages to tackle the dogs' coats really well and get rid of any dirt/dander build up; to be honest I think that for 9p you really can't go wrong as it does everything it promises. Haven't used it on my hair yet but if I ever do I'll let you know how I got on!
I'd read good reviews of this shampoo and for 9p I decided it had to be worth trying. I've been using it for a couple of weeks and so far so good - very gentle on my hair, lathers well and leaves my hair feeling clean and fresh.
I have quite greasy hair and have been pleased to find that the Everyday Value baby Shampoo gets my hair clean effectively without stripping it completely (which can make greasy scalps worse).
The product itself is yellow and clean smelling. I don't really know how to describe it, it's a unisex clean smell and it doesn't leave any scent on your hair. It's thinner than most othershampoos I've used but is thick enough.
All in all I'm very impressed with this shampoo and will definitely buy it again as it suits my hair better than many far more expensive ones I've tried. I recommend trying it for yourself - for 9p if you don't like it you could always use it up by using it as hand wash liquid for delicate clothing or even for cleaning with. I used it as shower gel today and it lathered up nicely, so I recommend trying it for that too!