Product Type: Alberto hair care products
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Member Name: walsha11
Alberto Balsam Anti-Oxidant Pomegranate Shampoo
Advantages: smell, look, price, availability, size, soft hair
Disadvantages: not my favourite flavour but still nice
I have reviewed a couple of these alberto balsam shampoos before because they are my go to hair care buy when I run out of shampoo or conditioner. I also recently discovered they sell them in poundland which guarantees the price will be £1 and means I don't have to shop around to get the best buy.
As I said I've used a few of these shampoos but had never seen this pomegranate one until recently. I thought it was a really unusual flavour to have and was excited to try it out as I love fruity smelling shampoos.
The bottle has a very simple and functional design. The shampoo comes in a tall cylindrical bottle which is made from a clear frosted plastic. I like that this allows you to see inside the bottle because you get a good idea of how much is left, but it also isn't a horrible thin clear plastic. The bottle also has a black plastic lid which flips open. Underneath the lid there is a small application hole through which the product can be squeezed. The plastic of the bottle is quite soft making it really easy to squeeze the right amount even when not much is left.
I have found other products in this range have the most incredible punchy smells (juicy apple is my favourite). I was unsure how they would capture the smell and taste of pomegranate as it is quite an unusual flavour. The smell of the shampoo isn't as sharp or zingy as some of the others but it has a lovely sweet, fruity, mellow smell to it which is very pleasant. I wouldn't say it beats the apple flavour but sometimes it is nice to have a little break from your regular choice and try something subtle.
The shampoo is a deep red almost purpley colour which is really beautiful. The product also has a nice consistency and lathers up really well when you begin to rub it into wet hair. The shampoo creates a decent amount of foam. Personally I really like this because I have long hair and so there is enough foam created to disperse evenly throughout. I find you don't even have to use a huge amount of the stuff to create a good lather and this is definitely a plus for me.
The shampoo leaves my hair feeling clean and fresh with a lovely fruity, almost floral, smell to it which sticks around for the whole day making my hair feel really nice. My boyfriend always comments about how good my hair smells when I use these shampoos and it was not different with this one.
The bottle holds 400ml which is a really decent size for a very cheap shampoo. This costs only £1 from most retailers, though you might find it sometimes goes up in supermarkets. I now buy mine at poundland where the prices don't change. I really think this is a nicer shampoo than some more expensive brands I have used, and it always leaves my hair feeling great despite regular use of curling irons and straighteners. I also dye my hair but never really find that it feels dry or flat as a result of using this product.
Overall, I think these shampoos are fab and this is a lovely new addition as far as I'm concerned.
Summary: A brilliant shampoo with a lovely scent.
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