“ Brand: Asda / Type: Hair Shampoo & Conditioner „
I like to use 2 in 1 shampoos, because they save me time and money. I often go swimming and I recently purchased Asda Swim & Gym 2in1 Shampoo & Conditioner, which is available only in Asda (and on their website) and costs £1.29 for 300ml.
The idea behind Asda Swim & Gym 2in1 Shampoo & Conditioner is that it strips the chlorine from the hair (or the sweat, if you have been to the gym) but it also conditions the hair as if you'd used a seperate conditioner, which leaves your hair clean and soft, but crucially saves you tims so you don't have to carry multiple bottles to the gym and you can get clean and gone sooner.
That's the idea, anyway.
In reality I've never used such a poor excuse for a 2 in 1 shampoo as Asda Swim & Gym 2in1 Shampoo & Conditioner. It appears to clean the hair well - builds up a good lather, big soapy bubbles, and smells great. It washes out no problem, and up to that point you'd be excused for thinking you have a good 2 in 1 shampoo. Not so! The shampoo is so harsh it strips your hair right back and the conditioner is almost nonexistent. I literally couldn't get the brush through my shoulder length hair after washing with Asda Swim & Gym 2in1 Shampoo & Conditioner, and struggled, slowly, for over 15 minutes to pull the brush through enough to get a bobble in and get home and give it a good wash and condition. It leaves the hair brittle, dry, it snaps off when you're brushing it - birds nest is an understatement.
I've never used such a poor shampoo. I have tried it once, since, in desperation as I'd run out of every available alternative and even then using a tiny tiny bit and rinsing over and over it just leaves my hair in such a poor state. When I've managed to claw my way through it with a brush it dries terribly, both natural dry and blow dry - sticky, dull, and in need of a wash the same day rather than the next day as it is with my hair.
I cannot recommend Asda Swim & Gym 2in1 Shampoo & Conditioner at all, it's an absolutely terrible shampoo and a worse conditioner. I threw it away so my hair didn't have to suffer - I'd rather chance it with shower gel if I ever run out again, the outcome couldn't be any worse!
1 star out of 5 and even then it's pushing it!!
Recently I have been doing quite a lot of swimming - in an attempt to get fit and healthy. However the condition of my hair has suffered and I've been looking for an affordable product that will combat the chlorine for a while.
I found Swim & Gym 2in1 Shampoo & Conditioner located near other shampoos in my local Asda store. It has a green bottle with "swim and gym" clearly written on it in a white font. The green colour is the same shade that 'Wash & Go' uses... I'd hate to cast aspersions but I do get the impression that this is Asda's take on the 'Wash & Go' brand.
The back of the shampoo bottle also made the following points that appealed to me:
* It helps neutralise chlorine;
* It's suitable for all hair types;
* Suitable for frequent use;
* Ideal for use after sport or swimming;
* Specially formulated to help cleanse and condition hair in one easy step;
* No shampoo build up with regular use.
I also noticed that this product is suitable for vegetarians, apparently Asda is against animal testing and funds research into alternatives - which can only be a good thing.
To top it off the bottle is also reasonably priced at £1,00 for 300ml... so far so good.
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I'm not impressed by this product, because in my opinion it doesn't live up to what it promises. Don't get me wrong, the shampoo foams up nicely and pleasant, clean smell to it, but it leaves my hair feeling like straw! I noticed this the first time I used it and since then there's been no improvement. I have used this product about ten times in total, because I wanted to give it a fair chance, before I threw it into the bin / reviewed it, but I've now given up because I really don't think it's doing my hair any favors.
I have fairly thick hair, but I usually find that shampoo and conditioner combinations work well and this particular product claims to be suitable for all hair types. However I think the conditioner consistency in this product must be extremely low, because I found my hair very tough to comb after use.
**************** Overall ****************
I don't recommend this product, because it my opinion it doesn't do what it says on the bottle.
However as I've already explained my hair is thick and maybe it would be acceptable to others? It is only £1.00, so you won't waste much money by trying it out and as I previously mentioned, it doesn't lather well and smell good. But this product is certainly not for me because I don't think it does the job it promises to carry out - one out of five stars.