Product Type: Alberto hair care products
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Alberto Balsam Sun Kissed Raspberry Herbal Shampoo
Member Name: Butterfly-Wings
Alberto Balsam Sun Kissed Raspberry Herbal Shampoo
Advantages: Cheap, smells nice, cleans hair
Disadvantages: doesnt detangle unless you use a separate conditoner
I always stick to Herbal Essences Shampoo and Conditioner, however my shifts at work have changed and my poor boyfriend has been stuck with the task of doing the shopping. When at work I text him and asked him to pick me up some more Shampoo and Conditioner when he was at Tesco as I had realised I was running low. I didn't bother telling him what kind to get me as I assumed that he knew me well enough and knew exactly what ones to pick up. However when I returned home from work later that evening I was disappointed to find that he had bought me Alberto Balsam Shampoo and matching Conditioner rather than my old faithful Herbal Essences! When asked why he had bought this particular brand his response was shampoos all the same, it smells fruity and is less than a third of the price of Herbal Essences! I was less than impressed however decided to try it and see if it was any good.
Alberto Balsam Sun Kissed Raspberry shampoo is available in a 400ml bottle, the packaging is quite plain and simple but that's what you would expect for a low cost shampoo. It is supplied in a tall cylindrical see through plastic bottle which has a slight frosted appearance, the shampoo inside the bottle is a lovely dark pink gel like substance and you can clearly see the shampoo through the bottle which is quite useful as you can notice at a glance how much is remaining inside the bottle and of course how much of it you are using at a time. The bottle has a standard black flip top lid which you flip up to open and dispense the shampoo and flip back down again to close it to stop any leaks or spills. The flip top lid clicks snugly into place on the bottle and it is very easy to open. To dispense the shampoo like many others simply flip the lid opened, tilt the bottle and squeeze the desired amount of the shampoo onto the palm of your hand.
As this was a low budget priced shampoo I didn't really have any high expectations, I was expecting it to be a rather thin and runny shampoo which didn't have much of a scent and didn't clean my hair properly. However I was pleasantly surprised by how good this shampoo actually was, it had a fairly thick gel like consistency, and it did not run off the palm of your hand as soon as you squeezed it out the bottle, as it was as thick I didn't really have to use that much of it in order to fully wash my hair. I have really long hair which is half way down my back and I found a blob of shampoo roughly the size of a fifty pence piece was more than enough to fully wash my hair. The shampoo created a really thick creamy white lather on my hair and scalp with minimum effort and it was easily rinsed off and did not leave any residue or give me a dry itchy scalp like many other shampoos do (hence the reason I always stick with Herbal Essences) The Alberto Balsam Shampoo has a gorgeous scent, as the name suggests (Sun Kissed Raspberries) it has a really sweet smelling, natural raspberry aroma - I would say it smells more like raspberries and cream as it has a slight creamy scent! The scent from the shampoo lingers in your hair after you have washed and blow dried your hair and it can still be smelt 2 days after I have washed it.
As my hair is as long I always have to use a separate conditioner to detangle my hair, however for review purposes I decided to try the shampoo on its own without using a separate conditioner. After all the shampoo was rinsed out my hair my hair felt all knotted and matted (which is understandable considering the length of my hair) Once it was towel dried it did feel squeaky clean however I had great difficulty getting a comb through it in order to detangle - it took me approximately 10-15 minutes to get my hair tangle free and in the end my scalp was really sore due to bushing out the tangles. Once I finally got it tangle free and blow dried my hair it was really shiny and smelt like raspberries and cream, however as I did not use a conditioner my hair was quite frizzy! So I would highly recommend the matching conditioner is used with this shampoo. Even although my hair was frizzy after blow drying there was no other problems such as itchy dry scalp, dry ends or greasy roots so this shampoo turned out to be a good all rounder.
Alberto Balsam Sun Kissed Raspberry Shampoo is suitable for people with Normal/Dry hair types, it is available in 400ml sized bottles and can be purchased from many supermarkets and Pound Stores, and price will fluctuate depending on where you purchase it from. Best place to pick this up is in Poundland as you will save yourself some money - I have noticed supermarkets charge anywhere between £1.84-£3 in my area for one bottle. However if you keep your eyes peeled in Poundland you may be able to pick up the multipack of this where you get a 400ml bottle of Shampoo and a 400ml bottle of conditioner for a Pound! So it really does pay to shop around.
A low cost shampoo which doesn't break the bank!
© just.bcoz / Butterfly-Wings
Summary: A fantastic low cost shampoo