I have started to shop at Asda lately as a new one has opened up near to where I work and I have started to purchase a few of their own brand things, much like I do in my local Tesco.
I do quite like their Reviving Thyme Shampoo which comes in a massive plastic bottle containing 50mls and it is only 89p. It is well worth the money but it is murder trying to use it in the shower, simply because the bottle is just far too large.
My hubby uses this as an al over body shampoo and doesn’t just use it in the shower. To me, it is like a much cheaper version of the Clairol Herbal Essence Range of shampoos. It lathers up really well and it rinses off the hair well and it is not drying as some of the cheaper shop’s own brands tend to be, I have found.
The colour is unusual in that it is quite a vivid purple colour but the shampoo itself is quite thick in consistency and as I say, it lathers up well and it smells lovely. The only downside is that the fragrance does not last at all after my hair has been washed and dried but my hair does feel lovely and soft and it is relatively easy to manage after I have used this shampoo. I cannot say I have used it as an all over body shampoo but hubby recommend it for this too!
I really do rather like it – especially as it is so very cheap.
This is a review of ASDA Reviving Thyme Shampoo which my husband mainly uses in the shower (I usually take a bath) but when I do have a shower, I have been known to pinch his shampoo! This product was his purchase decision as I probably wouldn't opt for a shampoo which has thyme as the main ingredient but having said that, it is a pleasing purple colour.
The 500ml bottle is a clear (well pearlised clear) bottle which you can see the product through. The product is purple and the writing on the bottle is in matching purple shades. It states the shampoo is for normal hair and is in reviving thyme fragrance. The top is a flip cap which you just squeeze to release the product in to your hand. My husband decants it in to a big pump action bottle so it lasts him ages.
I find I need to use a little more of this shampoo than average to get a good lather on my hair. It is lightly fragranced and would fit in a 'herbal' category to my thinking but it does smell quite pleasant.
I find my hair can go around two days with this shampoo before it gets greasy which is around average for me. You can also get the matching conditioner in the range but we didn't buy this so I can't comment on whether it improves the finish or not.
A 500ml bottle costs 80p at Asda and as it is their own range you can't buy it elsewhere.
This is an OK shampoo and certainly does the job for my husband and me when I occasionally use it. I don't think I would want to use it all the time as it doesn't seem to get my hair to that squeaky clean stage. It does however smell very pleasant and is a nice light purple colour that doesn't affect my light blond hair in a detrimental way. I think the price is good and a bottle lasts us ages. Whilst it is a shop's own brand, it is not quite in the smart price range, just in their 'essentials' range which makes it feel not so cheap.
I can recommend this shampoo as an occasional use and I think it is good to try different shampoos on your hair as mine seems to get too used to one kind if I use the same one all the time. I would be interested to try the conditioner from the range in the future and would certainly think the shampoo will be a repeat buy for us some time soon.