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Asda Essential Care Anti Dandruff Sensitive Shampoo

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Brand: Asda / Type: Hair Shampoo / Subcategory: Anti-Dandruff / Helps against: Anti-Dandruff / What it does: Rejuvenates,

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      16.06.2011 01:16
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      A great shampoo to promote health and shine to the hair!

      First off I do have to point out that although I am reviewing an Asda Essential Care Anti-Dandruff Shampoo I am NOT reviewing here the Sensitive one. Nope! Dooyoo have however told me to pop my review here but for the record I am reviewing the Citrus fragrance of this and its for normal/greasy hair....glad we cleared that up!

      The Packaging:

      For £1.00 in Asda you can purchase this in only a 400ml size and it is a large white plastic oblongish bottle with a blue flip-top lid to the top of it concealing a small hole. On the front of the bottle we are told that it is indeed Asda Essential Care, Normal/Greasy Citrus Anti Dandruff Shampoo 'Action from the first wash'. On the back of the bottle other information listed includes being told a bit about the product and how to use it, warnings, ingredients and the size is stated and contact details for Asda are listed. This is a nice, robust and very large and informative bottle of shampoo and easy to use and so on.

      A Bit About The Product According To The Information Given On The Back Of The Bottle:

      Deeply refreshing citrus fragrance
      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

      Using It:

      Well all you do with this shampoo is use it as you would any other shampoo. Apply to Damp/wet hair, use a small amount of this lemon coloured creamy and thick shampoo, lather it up (which it does with real ease) and then rinse and repeat (only if you want to repeat of course).

      This has a really gentle and refreshing, creamy fragrance of lemons to it. It isn't an in your face zesty fragrance but rather mild and natural really and very unisex indeed.

      I found this to lather up and rinse out of my hair with total ease and although I always use a conditioner after washing my hair I didn't 'have' to as this left my hair in a tangle and knot free state with no soapy feeling left on my hair at all just soft and manageable and clean smelling and looking hair thankfully.

      This doesn't just rinse rubbish such as styling products out of my hair but grease and grime also. I struggle to rid my hair of its prone to greasy roots but this really does and makes them stay away for longer to. My hair is left feeling really soft and with a lovely natural shine but the main reason I bought this in the first place was to get rid of dandruff from my scalp.

      Happily I'm pleased to report that not only did this effectively get rid of dandruff from the first time I used it but on a regular basis dandruff has not reappeared as I think its been scared off by this or something and I am flake free!

      I really do appreciate this mild and gentle shampoo. The fragrance isn't typically strong as with a lot of dandruff shampoos I've used in the past and is pleasant and lingers on my hair for a good few hours to in a very subtle way indeed and really...well theres nothing to not like or not appreciate about this one.

      A great everyday type of shampoo at a pound a bottle in Asda stores!


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        08.04.2011 15:11
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        An ok shampoo

        I have never been one to suffer from a dry scalp...until I moved. It seems that the water here in Nottingham has a difference compared to where I used to live. I haven't changed the products I would generally use on my hair so I had to rule that out as a cause. Since moving, I have been more prone to a dry scalp and although it is far from terrible, it still bugs me quite a lot.

        == Price and Availability ==
        As this is an Asda's own brand, Asda is obviously the only place that you can buy it. A 400ml bottle costs only £1.20 which in comparison to Head and Shoulders, it is a great price. A 500ml bottle of a Head and Shoulders shampoo would set you back £4.50 which is quite outrageous considering the difference in cost.

        I have only just run out of using this product and it lasted me about 7 weeks which is a good length of time, especially as I have really long hair and cant get away with only using a tiny amount each time. I also wash my hair every day so at this rate of using the shampoo, I was pleased with how long it lasted.

        == Packaging ==
        Unlike the slim line design of a Head and Shoulders bottle, this Asda bottle is quite bulky and not very pretty. For £1 though, what can you really expect. The main part of the bottle is white and the lid is blue. On the front of the bottle is the product name along with the Asda logo in the top, left hand corner. On the back of the bottle is product information, stating that this shampoo is designed to help prevent dandruff, suitable for frequent use and also for people with sensitive skin along with leaving hair clean and shiny at the same time.

        == Using the shampoo ==
        The first time opening this shampoo and squeezing some into my hand, I was quite surprised. With some other anti dandruff shampoos, they can sometimes smell a bit medicinal, due to the ingredients but that isn't the case with this one. The shampoo itself is a white, pearly colour with a very pleasant, but not overpowering smell. The shampoo lathers up extremely well in my long hair and while I didn't use a tiny amount, I didn't have to use a lot either. The lather was actually much more than I was expecting and it took quite a while to get it all rinsed out of my hair after leaving it on for a couple of minutes.

        As I said earlier, I have used the whole bottle now and the results aren't amazing. My scalp isn't as dry as it was before but the problem also hasn't disappeared. I was hoping to be completely flake free but even after 7 weeks, there is still a little bit there. My scalp isn't red and it doesn't itch but I also didn't have these problems before using the shampoo. One of the reasons why I bought this product instead of Head and Shoulders is because I have coloured hair. Head and Shoulders has a tendency to fade coloured hair pretty fast so I thought trying an alternative might not ruin my hair. The Asda shampoo did not strip the colour of my hair at all.

        == Ingredients ==
        Aqua , Sodium Laureth Sulfate , Glycol Stearate , Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate , Zinc Pyrithione , Sodium Chloride , Cocamide MEA , Parfum , Citric Acid , Propylene Glycol , Disodium EDTA , Sodium Hydroxide , Tocopheryl Acetate , Aloe Barbadensis , Sodium Polynaphthalenesulfonate , Triethylene Glycol , Benzyl Alcohol , Cellulose Gum , DMDM Hydantoin , Chamomilla Recutita Extract , Ethoxydiglycol , EDTA , Magnesium Nitrate , Sorbitol , Magnesium Chloride , Sorbic Acid , Methylchloroisothiazolinone , Diazolidinyl Urea , Methylparaben , Propylparaben , Methylisothiazolinone , Sodium Benzoate , Hexylene Glycol .

        == Overall ==
        While it didn't do what it said it would, it is still a very nice shampoo and does leave my hair feeling great. The price is amazing and I would buy it again, mainly for the reason that it leaves my hair feeling so good. It is very soft and manageable and even though it didn't completely get rid of my dry scalp, it did impress me.


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          18.02.2010 13:40
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          Head and Shoulders is still the best for me.

          I get dandruff and a dry, itchy scalp, when I stressed and at the moment I'm stressed! I always but Head and Shoulders but recently have become more money conscience and decided to try Asda's own brand on a four 400ml bottles for £3 offer- for £3-4 I normally get one bottle of Head and Shoulders so this a huge saving! I plumped for sensitive as I always use the gentlest products available to me on my skin and scalp. I didn't realize til after I'd got home that the Asda offer (still current at time of writing) was for any four products for £3- so if that note helps someone, brilliant!

          The bottle looks like the old H&S ones squarer topped before they developed the curves. It's the same type of lid too- the annoying little plastic catch which needs a fingernail under it to snap it open and I've broken a nail as a result, the next time I tried to flip it open the lid itself snapped off so I've had to move it out of the way of the shower water. Not happy. I much prefer the newer style lids that current big brand shampoo manufacturers have gone for where a thumb flick can open a lid easily. However the spin side of the lid situation is that as it empties you can turn the bottle upside down to get the dregs out, which you can't do with more modern designs. Unless of course the lid has snapped off...

          The shampoo is a creamy with hint of blue colour, has a very mild smell like 'Victorian Floral' essential oil, comes out of the bottle after a squeeze quite quickly and is runnier than H&S which does mean it spreads through the hair quicker and make lathering up a speedier process, however it also runs the risk of dripping onto the shower floor/your shoulders. It rinses out easily. I have a long bob hair cut and needed my standard 50p piece sized blob so would expect the bottle to last (washing my hair daily) about 10-12 weeks.

          Now as for usage it's the standard shampoo blurb- wet hair, lather, rinse and repeat if necessary. On first use my scalp wasn't irritated by the shampoo, my hair felt clean afterwards, it says on the packet it leaves hair soft and shiny, but it wasn't as soft as with H&S nor as shiny, and my scalp felt dry still and there were still a few visible flakes. 2 weeks into using the shampoo yielded similar results, but I definitely felt that it wasn't helping my dandruff still and my scalp felt a little tighter and uncomfortable. My hair smelt mildly floral afterwards and I liked it.

          I switched back to my usual Head and Shoulders and within 2 days my scalp was soothed again, and within 2 weeks my dandruff.
          The spare unused bottles went to a friend who has no problems with shampoos, sensitive, dandruff or otherwise.
          www.asda.com for more help.


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            08.12.2009 19:31
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            This review is going to be a little different from my usual reviews - you see,my six year old daughter has been watching me do reviews for quite some time, and wanted to have a little go herself. I let her type up her review on her shampoo in Word, and I'll be adding that to the end of this review . However, I think she's missed out a couple of facts, so I'll be doing my own review first.

            I don't normally suffer from dandruff, but some time ago now, my daughter got nits, which required treating with a horrible alcohol based shampoo . I also treated my own hair as a precautionary measure, but my scalp had a bit of an bad reaction to the nit shampoo, nothing too severe, but it did leave me with dandruff. Now, I have very dark hair, so dandruff on me is clearly visible, so I definitely had to do something about it, picking up a 400ml bottle of ASDA Essential Care Anti-Dandruff Sensitive Shampoo, which cost a mere £1. It was also on a 4 for £3 multibuy offer, so I picked up a couple of other bits and bobs too .

            The bottle is fairly standard for a shampoo, and since there is a clear picture I won't go into too much detail . I will say that is has an easy to open flip topped lid, which is flat allowing the bottle to be balanced upside down when it starts to empty . It is also according the the label suitable for vegetarians, and will last for 24 months once opened.

            Using this is simple, much like any shampoo you simply lather into wet hair and then rinse out thoroughly. I found squeezing it from the bottle, and the shampoo was plain white in colour with a mild clean scent - nothing specific, no fancy florals, just something a little soapy. It lathered up really well , and I found a little went a really long way . My scalp at the time was a little sore and sensitive, but this shampoo was mild and gentle and did nothing to aggravate it .

            The shampoo was also easy to rinse off, and my hair smelt and felt very clean afterwards.

            I saw an effect on the dandruff after about 4 washes with this product , and I think this was a combination of using this shampoo and of my initial allergic reaction to the nit shampoo clearing up . Since then, I have rarely had any dandruff problems, and I don't use this shampoo for every hair-wash anymore, instead alternating between this and another shampoo each wash .

            For a pound for a large bottle that will last a good while , I think this is excellent value. I'll continue to use this as a preventative measure, and should I get any flair ups again, will revert to daily use.

            Overall, I recommend this product, and give it 5 stars . For me, it worked perfectly. And now, as promised, my daughters own review follows . I should clarify that she has never had dandruff, and simply uses this because it's there on the side of the bath! I've not edited her review in anyway, and I'm not sure how much it will add, but I thought it was sweet so decided to share it, unedited, in case it makes other people smile too .

            i like this shampoo because it is easy to get out of the bottle and it makes your hair soft and it makes yor hair clean and the last thing is its really bubly .It is really bubly so you have to wash them out for a long time .And it has bright colours on the out side. And I like the bright colours on the outside espeshully the blue and pink.it smells nice, i think it smells like apricot .but it hurts if i get it in my eyes and i dont like that because it hurts and then it makes me cry . The colour is white in the shampoo and it is easy to come from the bottle but sometimes I spill it in the bath and it makes a mess.thats enough revooing for now, i am going to eat my chocolate buttons that mum got me . love from ayesha

            Hope you enjoyed reading both reviews, and that they helped you make a decision! Thanks for reading!


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              02.11.2009 08:10
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              An anti dandruff shampoo from Asda for sensitive scalps

              Fortunately I do not have a sensitive or flaky scalp but unfortunately Mr Lools does. Therefore an essential item in our shopping trolley is an anti dandruff shampoo suitable for sensitive scalps. For years Mr Lools has used Head and Shoulders and found this product to be effective. However in our review of products and the decision to swap to "cheaper" brands Mr Lools decided to try Asda Sensitive Anti Dandruff Shampoo and has since been converted.


              The packaging is almost identical to the packaging of the Head and Shoulders product. The shampoo comes in a white plastic bottle with a blue snap top lid. The lid on the bottle is quite flimsy and on more than one occasion Mr Lools has snapped off the plastic lid. This isn't so much of a problem as the bottle stays in our bathroom but if you were travelling with this product you would probably find that it could potentially spill.

              The bottle is 400ml in size and therefore is quite big and bulky. The claims on the packaging are that this product is colour free and is only lightly fragranced.

              Some of the claims on the bottle state that:

              This is specially formulated with an ingredient proven to help reduce dandruff, starting from the first wash

              Use regularly to help control dandruff and prevent it reoccurring

              Leaves hair clean soft and shiny

              Suitable for frequent use and for sensitive skin


              A 400ml tub of this product costs £1 in Asda which I think is excellent value for money. Especially as a similar product from Head and Shoulders costs £2.98 in Asda.

              A 400ml bottle used daily lasts Mr Lools around 8 weeks and you do not need a lot of product on the hair to lather up.


              Directions for use are to wet hair. Massage a small amount of shampoo into the hair and scalp. Rinse thoroughly and repeat if required. Very simple and easy. Mr Lools only ever applies the product once as he does not feel the need to repeat.

              The shampoo is a white pearlescent colour and as described on the packaging it is very lightly fragranced. The scent is very much like freshly washed cotton therefore is not for those who like a stronger smelling shampoo.

              The shampoo lathers up very well. Mr Lools uses an amount about the size of a 10p piece which turns into a thick white lather. This is quite thick so dos take a reasonable amount of water to rinse out of hair.

              Mr Lools did comment that the Asda shampoo is very gentle and it did not sting his scalp at all which is what some products even aimed at sensitive scalps do to him.

              The product has not been tested on animals

              The product is suitable for vegetarians


              After using Mr Lools commented that his hair felt very clean and his scalp did not feel at all sore and there was no visible redness.

              Although the product is only very lightly scented hair smells very clean and fresh.

              One issue Mr Lools has with shampoo is that because he has naturally quite greasy hair many sensitive shampoos do not tackle this and by the end of the day his black hair looks quite greasy. The product from Asda is very soft and does not irritate his scalp yet it cleans his hair so much so that if he doesn't wash his hair the following day it still looks clean and grease free.

              Most importantly the product is just as effective as the more expensive Head and Shoulder product for keeping hair flake free and Mr Lools found that he had no dandruff when using this product. In fact Mr Lools felt the Asda shampoo was more effective that the Head and Shoulders product and it kept his scalp from feeling tight and itchy which sometimes used to occur when he used Head and Shoulders.


              This is a great product and one that Mr Lools will continue to use and actually prefers to the Head and Shoulders product which is double the price of this shampoo from Asda.

              Hair and scalps remain flake free and the shampoo does not irritate even the most sensitive of scalps. A shampoo which actually lives up to the claims on the packaging at a bargain price. Five out of five.


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                12.07.2009 17:06
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                See review.

                I have unfortunately always suffer with a dry and flaky scalp, so have always used anti dandruff products, after buying my own house and being in charge of my own budget I have had to change some of the brands I use, obviously my mum has more money than me!

                The product I will now review is - "Asda sensitive anti dandruff shampoo"

                This particular brand is very similar in appearance to the "Head and shoulders" brand, the bottle is white and blue in colour with a flat lid, this makes it much easier to get every last drop from the bottle as you can effectively stand it on it's head.

                The lid is a flip top design, but doesn't have much of a lip on it, so it can be a little difficult to open.

                As this product is stated to be colour free and only lightly fragranced I wasn't sure what to expect, I am a bit partial to scented products so didn't know if I would like this.

                The scent is peasant enough, very fresh smelling and the colour is white with a pearlescent sheen over the top.

                Very little is required to build up a good lather, around the size of a 10p piece. Thoroughly wet hair and rub gently into hair and scalp, I always try to do that lovely head massage that the hairdressers do to stimulate my scalp, but I have come to the conclusion it's like tickling, I can't be done by yourself to yourself!

                Once you are satisfied that you have rubbed for long enough, simply rinse out. It doesn't take long for the bubbles to disperse, even though the lather is quite thick.
                The bottle states that once rinsed you can repeat if required, I have never had to do this and think it is a ploy to get you to use more of the product than needed.

                I find that I do need a good conditioning afterwards, but this is the same with any shampoo I use, I am afraid that a lifetime of hair abuse is finally catching up with me!

                Once my hair is dried I check my scalp. Now this product states that this starts to work from the first wash, I do think this depends on the condition of the scalp prior to the initial wash.

                My scalp was having a good day, shall we say, so yes there was a noted difference from the first wash, my scalp was not only less flaky but considerably less tight and when I sprayed my hair gel on the next day to secure my style, it didn't sting like it does usually.

                My hair again was clean, smooth and shiny. Sometimes when I use a cheaper shampoo, even if conditioned there is a noted difference and more breakage to the ends, there was none of this after washing with this one.

                This is the only anti dandruff shampoo I use now, not only does it achieve the same results as the dearer branded products but is a considerable amount cheaper.

                Another thing to note (as an after thought!), is the fact that I use this on my kids as well, both my kids have dry skin issues, with my daughters scalp getting quite flaky at times, they have never complained of this product being too strong for them or it stinging, although unlike the children based products this will smart like buggary if got into the eyes, so do be aware!

                For a 400ml bottle, that last 24 months from opening this will cost you around £1.30, and more often than not these are on offer in Asda.

                For more information visit - www.asda.co.uk

                Thanks for reading x


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                Eliminate dandruff quickly and leave your hair soft and silky clean /

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