I don't shop at Asda very often but every once in a while I will pop into the large one near to the Metro Centre in Gateshead and have a bit of a wander around to see what's on offer. It was about a month or so ago the last time I was there and I took the opportunity to try out a few of their own brands. One of the things I bought (and regret) was their Smartprice shampoo which cost 20p for a 500ml sized bottle. Yes, I know, I couldn't believe how cheap it was, either.
The packaging of this shampoo is ever so plain and Asda have made no effort at all to dress it up or make the plain white and green plastic bottle look pretty or appealing. It has a screw top lid, and as the bottle is rather squat in shape, it means that it's easy to use in the shower as it doesn't fall over.
The shampoo is medium level consistency and has a rather nondescript type smell. It's not offensive in any way but then again it's not something that I want to keep sniffing, either.
I need to use a fair amount of this shampoo to get a decent enough lather on my hair. The bottle descries this shampoo as being kind and gentle to the hair and says it's suitable for all hair types. It's certainly not suitable for mine!
After I have used this shampoo my hair feels and looks dry, like straw, and very dehydrated. I always take care to use a good conditioner on my hair, whatever type of shampoo I use, but whenever I use this awful shampoo my hair looks and feels in terrible condition. I am sure it strips my hair of all the natural oils it contains. My husband says there is nothing wrong with it and so I've left the bottle for him to use as he's not as fussy as I am.
The Smartprice range boasts that if you are not satisfied with any of their products then they will give you your money back. I'd be far too embarrassed to take this back and ask for my 20p back so I'm, keeping quiet, but making a mental note never to buy any more. Ever!
I recently tried this out of curiosity, I saw it on my weekly shop and was shocked at how cheap the product was. I like trying out the value ranges at supermarkets as you never know what you will like and you may find something that really works for a cheap price! I will now go into more detail on the product.
The image provided by dooyoo is the old bottle, they now have a see through bottle which you can see the shampoo in. The bottle is 500ml and short, It has a white screw lid which is easy enough to use. Its very basic and the only writing on the front of the bottle tells you that it is a shampoo and it cleans gently. The back has instructions on how to use which tells you to massage into wet hair and rinse. No expensive branding, just a simple enough product. You can also get your money back if your not happy with this, part of the asda "try me, love me"promotion, which I thought was brilliant.
You can pick this up for only 20p! Its a bargain price for a bottle of shampoo. Also 500ml is quite a lot so you wont run out quickly and it will last a long time. Its by far the cheapest shampoo I have every seen in my life! Proper value.
It has a lovely fresh scent to it which smells good on your hair too. I was shocked at how much I like the smell, its not offensive or overpowering. Its just right for me! I found my hair was clean after use and smelt good. I was able to style my hair with styling products without my hair looking greasy and unclean. It also lathered up really well and gave an even coverage of shampoo with only a little squirt into my hand. Its not amazing, but it works and as a tempory thing its brilliant!
This is great value and I will use it again in the future. It worked for me, I have short hair though, I dont think it will work well on women with longer hair. I would recommend you try it as it may work well on you. I am going to be awarding this shampoo 3 stars! it worked well and is excellent value, nothing to complain about!
Thanks for reading my review, Hope it helped you :) Josh
I am not the type to turn their nose up at basics or value products and the same goes with the Asda smart price Shampoo.
You get a 500 ml bottle of shampoo for under 30 pence which is incredible. It comes in a dull white bottle with the green Asda labelling over it. The bottle has a flat bottom and has no problem standing alone on the side of my bath. The lid is a simple screw top that is always well sealed when purchased.
The shampoo inside is a has a pink colour and pours out of the bottle well. The consistency is similar to any other shampoo I have used in the market. When mixed with water it lathers instantly providing a great clean. My hair ends up with all the gel I use removed leaving me with bouncy, silky soft hair. It smells really good as well with a fresh floral whiff. When rinsing clean it clears away and you are not left with any residue.
I have used it over the past 3 months and had clean, dandruff free hair. From each bottle I will get over 15 washes. For 30 pence a bottle I found that quite astounding!
I have been using Asda's own brand No Frills Basic Shampoo. For 500ml I paid about 25p and I have to say out of all the own brand stuff I have been trying out recently, this is going to come tops amongst them so far.
The packaging is very plain in the familiar green and whiet Basic Asda packaging. It has a screw top lid (though I prefer a flip top I won't complain) and it is a nice strong and sturdy bottle which does not topple over in the bath.
The liquid shampoo itself is not clear like I had expected but it has a pinkish hue to it and it is a nice thick consistency, not too runny as with some of these other own brand shampoos I have been trying out recently. It lathers well as soon as I mash it between my hands and fingers and it gives a good lather.
I am pleased I am also able to use this shampoo on my facial beard without it causing me any irritation at all. I do have a sensitive skin but this particular shampoo does not seem to adversley affect it whatsover.
It rinses off well too and does not leave any sticky residue behind at all. It leaves my hair feeling fresh and clean and my other half says I smell great when I have used this shampoo.
For the price I say you cannot be robbed! It's good basic stuff and of a decent quality and I will happily recommend it to anyone.
I have recently tried out the Asda smart price brand of shampoo and this is my review of the product.
I am not normally an 'Asda' shopper as I usually do my shopping in my local Tesco supermarket as it is nearer my house and I acutally did not buy this shampoo but my daughter gave me the bottle as she had a spare couple of bottles in her cupboard so she asked me if I wanted this shampoo to try out. I never look a gift horse in the mouth and so I took it home with me.
As I said I did not pay any money for the shampoo but my daughter thought that she paid around 30 or 40 pence for the bottle which I think is a great price for a bottle of shampoo. The bottle is 500ml in size and this is the same size as any other bottle of shampoo that I normally buy. The shampoo bottle is made of plastic which is good for me as I like to wash out empty bottles and recycle them cos I like to do my bit for the environment.
The shampoo is thicker than what I expected and for some reason I thought it would be runny and a clear looking liquid but it is not it is a thick liquid and it has a pearly look to it. The shampoo can be squeezed from the bottle easily and I thought just a small amount of the shampoo was enough to wash my hair cos I found it was quite soapy when I lathered it onto my head.
I found it so soapy that it took a while to rinse it all from my head but I think most shampoos are quite soapy nowadays. I really liked the smell of the Asda smart price shampoo and thought it smelt quite like a girly smell and I thought the smell was pleasant and fresh. I could still smell the shampoo on my hair when I was using the hairdryer to dry it off a while later and this did not bother me at all. The shampoo made my hair look quite shiny but I find any shampoo that I use makes my hair look nice and have a healthy shine well most of the shampoos I buy anyway!
My daughter is a bit of a snob when it comes to her hair so I was surprised she bought such a cheap shampoo but when I asked her about it she said that she uses it when she is dying her hair as she is only shampooing to rinse out the dye and she does not want to waste her eight quid bottle of shampoo to just rinse out a dye!
I did not think the shampoo did anything extra that any other type of shampoo would do but for the low price I thought it was really quite good and I will keep using it and finish of the bottle. I am not sure if I would go out of my way to buy it but I think it is ok and I have used a lot worse than this on my hair over the years.
I would suggest giving the Asda smart price shampoo a try out and lets face it if you do not really like it you have not lost much have you. For the low cost it is worth a try and you might like it. I think it would be ok to use on all of the family and I am pleased I gave it a try.
On a recent visit to Asda I was on the look out for some cheaper shampoo products to try since I am on a low budget at the moment as people who read my reviews regular will know I have a sick cat at the moment and so saving money where I can is helpful to me at the moment and I came across this hair shampoo from the lower priced products from the store and thought I would give it a try to see if I liked it.
It comes in a basic white plastic bottle with just a label on the front with the name on it and it has a screw off top, and inside it is a thick pearly peach colour liquid, which is a good quality, it is not at all runny as I imagined it would be, the texture of it is nice and soft and when placed onto the hair it blends in perfectly and it has an amazingly good lather to it, and it has a very nice fragrance too, and for only 20p for a 500ml bottle it is an excellent price, and I do not know how they manufacture it for such a low price in my opinion and the smell is lovely, I thought it would have no fragrance to it for the price but I was delighted with it and for 20p if I did not like it, it would not be any waste of money in my opinion, and I would have used it as a hand soap as I have done in the past with some shampoos I have not liked and used them that way but this one could have been throw away at the cheap price lol.
It is very easy to rinse off the hair too, and it left my hair not tangled as I first thought it would for the cheap price but I was delighted with the results.
I am trying to grow my hair again at the moment and it is at the messy stage and this shampoo left it lovely and soft and I am very pleased I bought it.
A little does go a very long way and I used it on my grandsons hair and it left his fine hair nice and soft too and my hubby was also just as pleased with it and so I will continue to buy it as it is an excellent quality shampoo.
When I massaged it into my hair it was nice and soft and I did not need to use more as I have often found with cheaper brands that I have to add extra to the hair to get a lather but with this one, only one application was needed and with my grandson, I used half the amount I used on my hair and it was the perfect amount for him.
For the very cheap price this is an amazing good quality shampoo and I highly recommend it to anyone to give it a try as you will be amazed how good it actually is and it can save you a lot of money, especially if you have a large family or on a low budget and I do not think you will be disappointed at all with the results.
I give it 5 stars for quality, texture and price.
Thank you for reading my review.
I have been trying different lower brands of shampoo as some of my friends and family have told me they are fine for them, and so I thought I would try one from Asda to try for myself and see how I liked it.
It comes in a sturdy white, very basic plastic bottle, with a screw off top and comes with the usual green and white colours of their lower range of products from Asda and inside it is a peach coloured thick liquid, and it is not too runny as I first thought it would be, it is quite thick in my opinion and it has a nice fragrance and for 500ml it was a very cheap price of only 20p, I thought for that price it would smell disgusting but I was pleasantly surprised how nice it does smell, it has a flowery aroma when using on the hair and on opening the top.
It lathers very well and it rinses off quite nicely and it does leave the hair nice, clean and soft, and although my wife tried it, she was not so keen as she has long hair and she thought it left her hair a little more tangled and so she does not use it anymore as she prefers to use her usual brand, and insists it does not work as well on long hair but in my opinion it works fine for my short hair.
It is ideal for large families on a budget and I think if you do not like it after it has been bought it can be used for a hand wash and my wife thought she would buy another one and use it in the soap dispenser as it smells and lathers very well and that is what she usually does if she buys a shampoo she does not think works as well, instead of throwing it away, uses it that way and to save money as she hates waste.
I recommend it for the very cheap price as I do not think it is a bad shampoo at all, and for the cheap price I think it is very good value for money in my opinion.
I rate it 5 stars.
I use any shampoo I can basically lay my mitts on. I'm not too fussy as long as it cleans my hair and doesn't make it like straw after using it so when I spotted this large bottle of economy looking shampoo in Asda costing 33p I simply thought it was very worth a try!
500ml cylinder white bottle that has a flip-top opening to the top of it concealing a small hole. The labeling on it is white and light green and on the front of said label I'm told that it is Asda 'Smart-Price' Baby Shampoo and it has a few bubbles depicted on it. Other information listed to the side of the bottle includes being told how to use it, warnings are given, ingredients are given, size is stated and contact details for Asda are given.
Well using it is just like using any other shampoo of course! It is a light pink, runnyish slightly floral but quite like baby fragranced shampoo really. You simply wet your hair and use a blob of it, rinse it out well and then repeat that process if desired.
I liked the smell of this when using it and I liked the way it lightly fragranced my hair after using it for a while, however that is all I liked it about it to be totally honest with you!
I needed loads of it to get a lather going on within my hair and when I did I felt it was really making my hair dried out. It rinsed out easy enough to be fair to it but when it finally did my hair felt knotty and like I could still feel the residue in the hair although I know I really did rinse it out well.
I hated this soapy feeling, cheap and nasty shampoo. I felt it left my hair feeling sticky, clammy and down right dead...it was so lifeless.
Cheap shampoo that works in a cheap way. I suppose that it gently cleaned my hair but not only was I not keen on it I'm glad I hadn't used this on nipper!
Only available in Asda stores costing 33p a bottle.
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I bought this shampoo since it was 12p currently 20p in my local asda. I always swop and change shampoos as my hair after a while gets use to the shampoo and they become less effective at cleaning, even the bottles that say this doesn't happen.
I have recently finished a bottle of branded shampoo and had a bottle of this in so I have just started to use it again. I have read reviews in which people say that it doesn't lather up very mush, shampoo doesn't have to lather for it too work the lather is a gimmick and that is a plus for me as I hate trying to get the lather out of my hair especially if I'm washing it in the bath.
About my hair I tend to have greasy roots but dry ends and I have long red hair, I only even use shampoo on my hair (all over) and I only condition the tips. This shampoo works a treat for me it cleans my hair squeaky clean, leaves no residue which I find with some branded products. I it makes my hair shine lovely.
It is the only even shampoo that I have been asked what I use. This was last year by my other half's mam she said my hair looked healthy, silky and very shiny (I don't use styling products so it was the shampoo) she was shocked when I told her that it was smart price - she is not the type of person to buy smart price which is a shame as it is a good shampoo.
If you like shampoo too lather, smell fruity and pay for the fancy packaging then don't buy this. If on the other hand you want something that cleans as good (in my opinion better) than leading brands then this is it.
The bottle itself is plain white and green like all the smart price range, it has a screw cap with a big hole which is easy to pour - if too much comes out you can easily put it back in.
Asda Smart Price Shampoo
Some people say you get what you pay for, other people say you pay for a name. In this case both are true, this is very cheap product only 12p but still does a great job and doing what you need it for.
I originally bought this as a bit of a joke, i just couldn't resist at 12p, but when I used it I was pleasently surprised. White and creamy, it lathers up very well into wet hair and smells alright, although not great. After it has been washed out my hair feels a little rough still and definitly not silky smooth.
To be honest I am not sure how different using an expensice shampoo would have been, obviously you get a nicer smell and final feeling but everything else is the same. The only thing I worry about using this extremely cheap shampoo that it contains some damaging chemicals to my hair, but I suppose that any shampoo could and just because it's cheaper doesn't mean it will be any worse for my hair.
If you just need your shampoo to do a job, say you have really short hair for example, give this a try (what have you got to loose). But if you have long hair and spend lots of money cutting it cut and styled etc. go for something more expensive and get that nicer finish.
I tried a bottle of this about 2 months ago and although I wouldn't buy this again, I thought it was worth a shot since it only cost 12p, and since I could write about my experience about this, then I could make money for the amount that I spent.
This totally looks cheap and not that cheerful. It is a white plastic bottle and the only colour on this is the lime green colouring of the Smart Price writing. There is a little picture of what looks like a blob of the Shampoo, but the whole thing isn't that eye catching. I found this down the bottom shelf of the Shampoo aisle, and around the other side of the aisle I found the matching Shower Gel which cost a bargain 8p! This bottle is 500ml. It has a screw top lid and the mouth of the bottle is quite wide.
When I poured this out I was expecting it to be as runny as water, but it was a little thicker than I expected. It had more of a Cream consistency rather than a Gel and I slopped this onto my long-ish thick hair and lathered it in. It foamed up pretty well and stuck to my wet hair good enough while I used my shower Gel - just went through the normal routine. It rinsed off alright too and although I had visions of this sticking in my hair it was alright and rinsed out in about the normal lenght of time.
I really wasn't that keen on the smell of this. I don't tend to use Fruity Scents, or any particular smell, as mine just normally smell a clean fresh scent, but this smelt a bit flowery. When it rinsed off you could smell the floral scent on your hair, but it wasn't too strong.
I still used my normal conditioner on my hair after using this and perhaps used a bit more than normal. This is just because I imagined this to make my hair feel like straw and unmannageable, but it done a good enough job and especially for the price.
I'm not putting men down, but since most men just grab their Shower Gel and wash their hair then I think this would do good for them - apart from the odd flowery smell though!
Not for me since I have thick, quite long, highlighted hair, but i'm sure some people would find this works alright for them
When a litre of shampoo costs you 34 p, then you should know that it may not necessarily be the best product in the market!
I bought this shampoo because I had finished mine and I was at Asda and decided to give it a try.
It is an interesting shampoo to pour, there is a cap and below it a small hole, you need to put pressure on the bottle to get the shampoo out. It is not very user friendly, I think.
It is meant to smell like fruits, but it does not have a strong smell. It does not smell badly, either.
Did it was my hair well? Mmh, yes, may be, but having used it few times, I realized I need to use more conditioner, surely this is not a shampoo I can use for long, and it is not very foamy either.
Surely a cheap shampoo, my flat mate, who is a guy, will now finish it, he found it "very good".
What with having two children and moving to a bigger house, we have been trying to economise on the grocery shopping.
The shampoo that we were using was a little bit expensive, so I decided to try and find a cheaper one to use.
The shampoo I decided to buy from my local Asda store is from their Smart Price range. It only cost me 29p for a one litre bottle. I thought that this sounded like a really good deal as I normally pay about £1.50 for my regular shampoo, which was only a 500ml bottle.
The packaging is typical of the Smart Price range, using the red and white label. The label only covers the middle part of the bottle. The bottle itself is made of a clear plastic, so you can see the green shampoo through it.
The label on the back of the bottle tells you the ingredients and contact details for Asda.
DESIGN OF THE BOTTLE/EASE OF USE
I didnt actually pay any real attention to the design of the bottle in the shop, I only noticed when I got home. The lid is of the twist off variety, which I was very surprised at. I have become used to shampoo bottles which have one of two types of lid. One where you lift up the lid and there is a hole where the shampoo comes out of, such as Pantene or Johnsons baby. The other type is where you push the back of the lid down and the front lifts up to reveal a hole, such as TRESemme.
I found the screw top quite annoying. It wouldnt have been so bad if the lid unscrewed and there was something inside which restricts the amount of shampoo that comes out. This unfortunately doesnt have anything. You unscrew the cap and you have a hole which is probably about 1.5cm wide for the shampoo to come out of. Bearing in mind that the bottle is one litre, then it is quite difficult to pour out a small amount.
I found it quite difficult to use in the shower. Normally I get in, wet my hair, flick the lid up on my shampoo, pour into my free hand and wash my hair. With this shampoo I have the bottle in one hand and the lid in the other. I have to find somewhere to put the lid so I have a free hand to pour the shampoo into. Then I have to find somewhere to put the shampoo so it doesnt tip out whilst having a shower.
I found the design of the bottle so annoying that I only used it in the shower once. I found my old shampoo bottle, washed it out and then filled it up with this shampoo.
I suppose I have gotten used to the variety of different fragrances that shampoo is available in these days; from fruity strawberries and cream to relaxing lavender.
I assumed that because the shampoo is green the fragrance would be a refreshing apple, or a zesty lime. I couldnt have been more wrong. There was no fruity smell to this at all. The smell is quite plain. It reminds me of how shampoo used to smell around ten years ago, before people came up with different fragrances all shampoos smelled the same. This is exactly what this smells like. It wasnt an unpleasant smell just plain. Saying that it didnt put me of using it.
Again I have gotten used to shampoos of today which are thick, rich, creamy, and you only need to use a small amount for it to lather up well. This shampoo was the complete opposite. When I pour this out of the bottle, I am again surprised as to how runny it is.
I poured out the same amount as I would have done with my previous shampoo and start to wash my hair. I was disappointed by the fact that there was hardly any lather. It didnt wash my hair very well. I had to put more shampoo on. In fact I ended up using about three times the amount on my hair to wash it than I did with my previous shampoo, and I didnt get anywhere near as much lather. Its not even as though I have very long hair it rests just above my shoulders.
DID IT WASH MY HAIR WELL
The short answer to this is no. My hair type is between normal to slightly greasy, so I tend to wash it every day. What I found with this shampoo is that even though I continued to wash my hair every day, it looked quite greasy the next day before I washed it greasier than it looked with my previous shampoo.
Another thing I noticed with this shampoo and to be honest was the final nail in its coffin, was what my hair looked like afterwards. At the moment Im going through the process of growing my fringe out. Anyone who has gone through this will appreciate that all you can do for a while is tie your hair in a ponytail and spray lots of hairspray on your fringe to keep it our of your eyes. I did this with my previous shampoo and it wasnt an issue. With this shampoo I noticed that when I dried my hair and went to brush it, I had lots of white bits in my hair. Even though I washed my hair in exactly the same way in fact with this shampoo I used more of it because it was so thin, it wasnt getting rid of the styling products residue. I carried on using the shampoo in the hope things would get better, but unfortunately it didnt.
I mentioned it to my husband to see what he thought. He said that he had also noticed white residue left in his hair. He has short, spiky hair and only uses a small amount of gel.
At this point I went out and bought a different bottle of shampoo and threw the rest of this away.
I was very unimpressed with this shampoo. I have used many of Asdas Smart Price range of products and have never been disappointed, but this shampoo has broken that record.
Things started off wrong with the bad design of the bottle, but if the shampoo had been good I would have gladly continued to buy it and pour it into a different type of bottle. I could have put up with the plain smell it was everything else that put me off.
It was too thin and runny, it didnt lather up very well at all and I had to use a lot of it. It didnt leave my hair feeling especially clean and my hair looked quite greasy the next day.
It didnt wash styling products out of my hair and left me with a white residue.
WOULD I RECOMMEND
I have to say that I would not recommend this shampoo, and I will definitely not be buying another bottle of this. In my opinion the bad points by far outweigh the good points.
Thanks for taking the time to read my review, Cath.