“ Brand: Asda / in 1 Shampoo / Type: Hair Shampoo / Subcategory: Anti-Dandruff / Further Category: 2 in 1 Shampoo / Helps against: Anti-Dandruff / What it does: Rejuvenates, „
I really hate having to buy a bottle of shampoo and a bottle of conditioner as sometimes either one bottle or the other bottle for my hair type is out of stock in one brand and then you have to start looking at other brands, it's just not worth the hassle. So when I saw that Asda were doing an anti dandruff shampoo and conditioner for just £1 I grabbed myself a bottle and I haven't been disappointed.
Asda's Protect Anti-Dandruff Shampoo and Conditioner comes in a white tapered plastic 300ml bottle with a blue flip top cap. The cap is rather handy because it's flat and so you can stand the bottle upside down so that all the shampoo runs to the opening, hence cutting down on wastage. The shampoo its self is light blue in colour and is of medium consistancy. It has a slightly floral, yet menthol fragance and a little goes a long way. Trust me, I have long hair and have always been use to using quite a large amount of some shampoos to produce a good lather, so when I used the same amount with this one I was amazed at how much lather I got. It was thick and creamy and left my hair feeling soft and without too many knots. It took quite a bit of rinsing that day to get rid of all the bubbles, but since then I've used just a small amount, maybe the size of a 5p and it's still produced enough of a lather to clean my hair without the need to repeat the process and it's washed away really easily.
This is a good product which does what it says on the packet as I don't have any dandruff and my hair does feel soft.
When purchasing shampoo and conditioners there are some very expensive choices in the stores. So when I decided to use this Asda own brand shampoo and conditioner I was pleased with the results.
Not only is this brand far cheaper than more well-known brands it also comes as a combined shampoo and conditioner. It also has the added benefit of being anti-dandruff. I don't actually suffer from dandruff anymore. I had a small amount a few years back and started using anti dandruff shampoo then and I have just carried on using the anti-dandruff shampoo ever since more as a deterrent rather than as a cure.
I haven't got as much hair today as I once had but I still feel it's important to prevent things like dandruff. I find that this manages to do that effectively.
I found that the shampoo produced enough lather for my requirements. I'm not sure if that would be the case with someone with a lot more hair.
I also found that my hair was okay to brush afterwards. Again it could be having less hair than some other users and it would be interesting to hear from people with a lot more hair to see how they find the lather and the after wash combing.
So from my experiences I have found this shampoo satisfies my needs of preventing dandruff at an affordable price.
I always like to make a saving on my shampoo and try to use a 2 in 1 where I can not just for the cost saving but also for the time saving, as I wash my hair every morning before work. I was experiencing a sensitive scalp (after using Dove shampoo, which I've already reviewed) and after finishing my course of Neutrogena T-Gel, I decided to keep on using an anti dandruff shampoo as I was still experiencing a slightly flaky scalp and the pharmacist advised to try head and shoulders.
So, in the interests of money saving I purchased Asda Essential Care Anti-Dandruff 2 in 1 Shampoo as it's so obviously a copy of head and shoulders and at over half the price for twice as much, well, who wouldn't? I paid £1.29 for a generously sized 400ml bottle which even on my daily usage will last me about 6 weeks.
The Asda Essential Care Anti-Dandruff 2 in 1 Shampoo is a pretty thick shampoo by all accounts and has a light blue colour to it, it feels quite sticky in the palm of your hand and for that reason I only use a small blob, just enough to work into a lather over my shoulder length hair. It doesn't make a creamy lather, more a soapy, big bubble lather, but it does cover the hair well and rinse off OK.
The shampoo doesn't have a particular scent to it other than fresh and clean, and certainly doesn't smell medicated which I prefer. On brushing out the hair following a towel dry, and prior to the blow dry, I noticed my hair was ever so slightly softer than normal - not soft in a good way, but soft in a residue left on the hair way - this is presumably the anti dandruff or possibly the built in conditioner of the shampoo. On blow drying the hair it holds it's shape well because it has a bit of a residue, almost like product in the hair, but on the downside it doesn't move as much and it is no where near as glossy.
I am glad I used Asda Essential Care Anti-Dandruff 2 in 1 Shampoo as it helped my scalp to calm down, but unless I was suffering from a dry scalp in the future I probably wouldn't use it again as the finish to my hair wasn't as nice as using some other shampoos. It may possibly be more suitable for men as obvisouly it's less likely they'll miss having long, glossy manes! Overall then because it did soothe my scalp and it did leave my hair manageable, I will give it 3 stars out of 5, also it's excellent value for money. For ongoing daily use I'd probably give the brand a try.
Overall - give it a go, though the results may vary.
I sometimes have a flare up of dandruff especially if I use a new shampoo. I often shop at asda and purchased this as an alternative to a popular brand because of the difference in price. I wash my hair every other day and I was looking for a frequent use shampoo. I have never tried a two in one shampoo let alone a shop brand dandruff shampoo so my expectations may have been quite high.
When it came to lathering the shampoo it didn't really lather that well, as the other dandruff shampoos I have used the consistency is very thick ans gloopy. The smell is quite nice and doesnt smell medicated at all.
As said the lathering on my head was difficult and also I had to use quite a lot to get enough suds
Once washed off it made my hair quite difficult to brush when wet and it also had a quite wirey feel to it I had to use conditioner to make it feel normal.
I cant say it left a silky feel to my hair I can say that after three/four washes the dandruff was much better but my hair was left quite dry. I will add that my hair was coloured with blonde highlights at the time of using
Lately I've been suffering from quite a dry scalp, it's especially dry around my temples and hairline, so I was on the look out for a decent medicated/anti dandruff shampoo, so when I saw this one that had a conditioner built into it too, I snapped it up, especially as it was only £1.20 for a large 400ml bottle, alot cheaper than the similar products by a well known branded product.
Up until getting this product, I used to always use a separate conditioner to match the shampoo I was using at the time, it always seemed to work better for me than 2 in 1 products, that was until I found this one! For such a bargain buy, I am really impressed with this, it does a really fab job of keeping my locks cleansed and very well conditioned whilst helping to clear up my dryness.
As well as being functional, I really like my products to have a lovely smell, and this one certainly does. It's got such a lovely fresh and invigorating scent and is a nice pale green aqua in colour. After use, your scalp also feels so invigorated, and not at all dry. Only a small amount -about a 50p size- is needed to get a really good amount of lather going.
It claims to have "action from the first wash", and I found this to be true, I found the slight flakeyness on my temples and my hairline to be improved, I have since used it a few more times, and it really has helped to clear it up to great effect. It also claims to be suitable for all hair types too.
When I first tried this product, I thought it was going to leave my hair dry and tangly, because when I'd rinsed, my hair did feel extremely squeaky clean to the point where I thought it felt abit like it had been stripped abit too much of it's natural oils and that it would be a nightmare to comb....not at all though! Once dry, my hair was lovely and soft and swishy too, and not at all fly-a-way, which is a big problem for me, as even though I have lots of it and my hair can appear quite thick, it is actually very fine. This give it just enough weight to make it behave itself, and not appear fluffy like it normally does, this was especially good, because it required alot less straightening, which really speeded things up in the morning, and obviously is alot better for my hair.
I have used a very similar product by a well known branded name, which did leave my hair feeling dry and wrung out, and very artificial feeling, and it definitely wasn't a patch on this product.
After deciding to go away for a long weekend recently, I knew that to cut down on the amount of toiletries we were taking I had to pack smarter.
I don't like buying miniatures as I feel it is a false economy, so instead went for dual purpose products, hence this review.
The product I will now review is - "Asda, 2-1 anti dandruff shampoo and conditioner".
Now this is obviously a two in one product, and normally just for a long weekend I would have quite easily forgone my conditioner, but due to the water were we go on holiday, going without a conditioner there would mean I wouldn't be able to get a comb through my wig, not a good look when getting glammed up for the night, well as glam as you can get in Skeggy!
I have used the anti dandruff shampoo in this range for a long time, doing the same job as the dearer branded shampoo's, but for a much reduced price, so I had no problems trying this one.
The bottle is slightly different in design now to the featured picture, being a deep blue, setting it apart from every other shampoo type available in the range.
The bottle is a generic oblong shape, with a flip top lid, with the obvious advantage being that when you are nearing the dregs of the bottle you simply need to flip it on it's head, and the remaining product will drip into the applicator end, so now wastage either!
There is all the normal "bumf" on the bottle, brand name, product name, properties, quantities and ingredients list.
This product is described as a "frequent use" product, which for me is ideal as I wash my hair daily, so need something moisturising but also gentle on my scalp and roots.
The shampoo is a lovely coral colour, with a lovely fresh scent to it, which also stays on the hair once washed!
To use you simply massage gently into well wetted hair, this will in turn produce mounds of gently cleansing bubbles, though at this stage you won't feel any difference to the softness to your hair.
Another point to make is not to rub the hair too frantically, as if you suffer with bad dandruff ( I don't but I do suffer with a dry and tight feeling scalp) this could agitate the scalp and produce more flakes, even with a good shampoo.
Once rinsed out, my hair feels really squeaky clean, and my scalp feels normal and not tight like it does with stronger branded shampoo's!
Once I start to try and brush my hair through (when wet) I immediately notice that it is actually a lot softer and easier to brush through than I had first anticipated.
Once dry I am truly gob smacked with how shiny and soft my hair is, with the softness being almost as good as with a separate shampoo and conditioner, even with the nasty water in the caravan site we stay in!
Price wise and purchased singularly this costs a little more than the shampoo's available in the Asda range, costing around £1.20, but these are very often on offer, meaning you could get three bottles for £3.00.
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This is a fantastic space saving item, that really worked well in my hair, and lasted me an age too, recommended!
Thanks for reading x
I tend to use an Anti Dandruff Shampoo quite often. I have quite a flaky Scalph. My hHairdresser says there is a difference to Flaky Scalp and Dandruff which I can't see really. Perhaps my hairdresser is trying to be nice. Anyway I tend to stick to Head and Shoulders and find that works really well for my Hair, but I branched out and tried Asda's own brand. This is a bit unusual for me as I usually stick to brand named things for my Hair, but in the interest of cost cutting and trying not to be a label snob I gave this a go. Since I am happy to downgrade labels with most other things then this can be a hidden jem!
This 400ml bottle costs a mere £1 per bottle, but even better this was part of the recent 4 for £3 offer in Asda which covered some brand named goods as well as Asda branded things. So this ended up costing 75p.
The bottle isn't exactly eye catching. It looks quite basic and not too cheap looking, but it isn't fancy either. It does it's job though. It is a plain white bottle with a label on the front and back. The main colouring on the bottle is blue, and I feel that this is trying to look like Head and Shoulders in a way. The flip top lid is easy enough to open and not all that stiff even with the first open. Easy to open with wet hands as well.
This is more a Cream and a medium thickness. This comes out in a dollop, and lathers up well on wet Hair. You only need a small amount of this rubbed into Wet hair to produce a good lather of Bubbles.
This washes out easily enough, and leaves your Hair feeling soft with a bit of shine and a nice gentle scent to it. It seems to be quite a fresh smelling scent but there is a dash of Cream smell through this as well. It didn't aggrivate my Scalp and it was nice and gentle on my Hair.
I never usually use 2 in 1 products as I always heard they were bad for your Hair, but i'm sure using 1 now and again is alright. At least I didn't have to add Conditioner, and although normally I know they don't condition that much a light Condition is fine for my Hair since my Hair is pretty thick. It done just fine for me. This product states that it is suitable for all Hair types.
A good product at a good price. I would recommend this as it is just as good as the brand name at a fraction of the price.
I usually purchase a shampoo and a conditioner opposed to a 2 in 1 style one however I simply spotted this one night when in Asda and they had an offer on at any 4 certain products for £3.00 and I had 3 items but had no idea what to get for the fourth item!
I do occasionally suffer from dandruff though thankfully not all of the time or alot but when I do I do get paranoid about it due to having long (dyed) jet black hair and it being highly visible! So this particular 2 in 1 suited what I was looking for and after giving it a quick sniff in the store and liking it I popped it into my already overflowing trolley to try out!
400ml white plastic bottle and it has a blue plastic flip-top lid to the top of it concealing a small hole. On the front of it I am told that it is Asda Essential Care 2 in 1 'For All Hair Types' and that it is an Anti Dandruff Shampoo & Conditioner 'Action From The First Wash'. On the back label other information listed includes being told a bit about the product and how to use it, the ingredients are listed as well as the size being stated and contact details for Asda are given. It's a rather plain looking but large size bottle (and the only size I have seen this available to purchase in by the way) but still as informative as it needs to be of course.
A Bit About The Product According To The Information Listed On The Back Of The Bottle:
Cleanses and conditions hair in one easy step
Specially formulated with an ingredient proven to help reduce dandruff, starting from the first wash
Use regularly to help control dandruff and prevent it recurring
Leaves hair clean, soft and shiny
Suitable for frequent use
Well the shampoo/conditioner is a very, very light turquoise colour and creamy looking and soft the touch. This has a really light and pleasant sort of none distinctive fruity smell to it which is fresh and as I say light and entirely unisex and not at all what I expected it to smell like if I'm honest as it is an anti-dandruff product and I usually find them rather stinky and a right give away fragrance wise that I have dandruff!
A little of this goes a very long way indeed and you use it as you would any other hair cleansing product of course and you can rinse and repeat (as I always do) if you want too. It lathers up with ease, feels creamy and soft when in use and it rinses out with complete ease and not leaving any sort of residue behind at all.
This leaves hair feeling really cleansed and refreshed. It doesn't tingle my scalp as I expected it to like usual anti-dandruff products do and what I wasn't expecting was my hair to actually feel like I have used a conditioner after shampooing it as from experience with other shampoo and conditioning 2 in 1 products usually have left my hair in rather bad condition and dehydrated my hair. This simply doesn't do that. Hair feels and appears soft, strong and supple and has an incredible shine to it. If I was to have a small moan about this product at all I would say the scent doesn't last very long at all as it isn't strong in the first place but then if you use styling products and the likes who really cares anyway?!
This really is a very good 2 in 1 hair product that fullfills all of its promises and I'm surprised how much I love it!
However on to the main question I'm sure that you have... does it really help get rid of dandruff and/or keep at bay? Once again this 2 in 1 really does live up to its promises. The first day I had dandruff I used this and yes it did seem to vanish over night and so I used this every day for a couple of weeks and it dared not return! Do bare in mind though that my dandruff isn't horrific so if you have a sandstorm going on, on your head it may not work so well but me it really does and my hair looks and feels fab and I also feel confident after using this!
I can heartily recommend this product and I'm pretty sure thinking through all the reviews I have ever written (here or anywhere else) I have never recommended a 2 in 1 shampoo and conditioning product ever before but I like this one and think that not only does it give exceptional glossy results to my hair it offers amazing value for money for what it is and what it offers! Well done Asda is all I can say!
If not on offer this large bottle of shampoo will cost you a pound a bottle and it's only available in Asda stores.