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Aussie mega shampoo normally retails at approximately £4 there abouts, which might seem a bit expensive, although a few places do deals such as 3 for £10. But I think it's worth it. It's main selling point is that it is meant to prevent product build up in your hair. Before I started using Aussie mega shampoo I used to have wash my hair everyday or at least every other day, any longer and my hair would be disgustingly greasy. Now I only wash my hair a couple of times a week. It leaves my hair feeling soft and relatively shiny. It smells delicious, sweet almost! But the smell is not to strong once hair is dry. The only disadvantadge is that it can slightly dry out your hair, but this easily remedied by using a little conditioner each time you wash your hair. All in all it's a brilliant product and I wouldn't use anyhing else.
I was keen to try Aussie Mega Shampoo as I find that shampoo builds up easily in my hair over time meaning I need to switch shampoos often or my hair gets greasy. I found this frustrating as I loved the Aussie Miracle Moist shampoo. Aussie Mega Shampoo claims to be a shampoo that doesn't build up in your hair meaning you can use the same shampoo for as long as you like.
Texture and smell:
One of my favourite things about Aussie shampoos is the smell. It's a sweet, almost bubble-gum like smell which is a little too sweet for some, but I'm a big fan. The smell isn't too overpowering once hair has dried so it's not unpleasantly strong. Aussie Mega shampoo is easy to apply and lathers particularly well. I find that the shampoo works best on my hair when I lather it right into the roots.
Effect of the shampoo:
This shampoo leaves my hair with lots of volume and, most importantly, doesn't leave a residue in the hair so I can use it over and over again without getting a greasy build up. I do find prefer to use it with a small amount of conditioner as it can leave the hair looking a little dry. I also have a sensitive scalp and find that it can irritate this a little. I solve this by using Head and Shoulders twice a month to soothe the scalp.
Price and value:
Bottles of Mega Shampoo aren't cheap at £4.49 for 300ml (Boots). However, they are often in 3 for 2 deals which brings down the price significantly. Personally, I'm happy to pay a little extra for a shampoo that stops my hair being greasy and means I can wash it every other day instead of every day.
Overall, a great shampoo if you want soft, bouncy hair without a greasy build up.
Aussie is not a brand that I am particularly fond of and I never buy the products as I find them overpriced. My Mum however is a really big fan and she has been stocking up since Tesco first started their 3 for £10 Aussie promotion. She gave me this shampoo last weekend as she had tried it but preferred a different one.
~ Price ~
This shampoo usually retails at just under £5 for a medium sized bottle (300ml). In my opinion this is extremely overpriced. If it actually felt like a good quality, luxurious shampoo then yes it would be worth it however it doesn't, and I have had better results from much, much cheaper shampoos.
~ Packaging ~
Like most Aussie hair care products this comes in a medium sized plastic bottle which stands upright and has the usual purple and cream colour scheme. There's lots of information about the product written on the bottle and the bottle has a flip lid which I always find an advantage when it comes to shampoo and conditioner as it stops too much product from coming out at once.
~ My Opinion ~
As I said above, Aussie is not a brand that I ever buy and having recently tried one of their conditioners I was very disappointed and unimpressed so I didn't have much hope for this shampoo. Aussie claim that it has a unique formula with 'Australian Kangaroo Paw Flower Extract' (bizarre!) and they reckon it will leave hair feeling 'bouncy and clean'. They don't really throw many claims about with this and it comes across from the marketing as quite a basic but expensive shampoo.
The first thing that I noticed about the shampoo as soon as I flipped the lid up was the smell. It is very sweet and girly - almost too sweet and the smell definitely isn't natural smelling. I don't really like strong smelling shampoo but luckily the smell doesn't last for long and it doesn't linger in my hair for more than a couple of hours. The smell isn't the sort of scent I would like for a shampoo - it doesn't smell particularly clean or fresh, instead it is a sweet, perfumed scent.
The shampoo itself has got a slightly strange texture - it is almost like a runny gel and doesn't really have the usual consistency of shampoo, though luckily it is not sticky or anything like that and it does spread through my hair really easily. I have shoulder length hair and find that I need around two to three large dollops of it for good coverage so my 300ml bottle definitely isn't going to last me very long considering that I wash my hair every two days.
The shampoo as long as I apply a decent amount of it lathers up very easily and it rinses out easily too, leaving behind absolutely no residue or anything and my hair feels instantly squeaky clean, soft and a little silkier too. I use a good conditioner after using this shampoo so I can't comment on whether the results once my hair has been dried and straightened is purely down to this shampoo (soft, silky, shiny etc) but it does certainly leave my hair feeling extremely clean and soft, and its not at all drying or anything.
~ All in All ~
Though this shampoo leaves my hair clean and soft like any good shampoo should do, I feel that it only deserves three stars. This is due to the price, the sickly sweet smell and the slightly odd texture.
Love the product...
Everybody has strength and weakness somewhere within their body. I'm fortunate to have the stomach of a waste disposal system and my friends marvel at how I am the only one who routinely survives the previous night's debauchery of curry and beer or worse.
While I demonstrate with unfortunate regularity that I was definitely the first in the queue for a stainless steel stomach, unfortunately I was caught napping when it came to the handing out of good and useful skin. I am the only person I know that can get sun burn while hiking in Cumbria in March. Likewise, I have cycles of skin allergies which mean that one month's soap and shampoo which works perfectly well suddenly dries my skin the following month. It's not always a blessing to have a Celtic Welsh and Irish heritage.
While I don't believe Aussie Mega Shampoo is particularly renown for being soft and delicate it is one of my two main standbys when my body is in rebellious mood. Fortunately, I like the Aussie product in any case so for the past decade and more it has been an almost permanent feature on the side of the bath.
That said, I really dislike the strong pink bubblegum smell of the Aussie Mega Shampoo but over the years I have gotten used to it. I spend good money on aftershaves and the like and so it's a bit frustrating to come out of the shower smelling like your 15 year old niece. It could be worse I guess; coconut is far harder to mask.
The Aussie Mega Shampoo works well and I don't need a great deal of product on my short hair to make it lather up. Therefore I can usually get through between Boots 2 for 1 offers before stocking up. Likewise, it is only once a flood when I've been up to something particularly messy where I have to use a second slart of the stuff to make my hair squeak.
The Aussie Mega Shampoo claims it doesn't encourage "build up". I must confess I've never spotted layers of built up old shampoo clinging to my (or anyone else's) hair, so I guessing that's a bit of marketing bull. However if they are trying to say the product cleans the hair well enough to leave it fine and springy then it certainly does that in spades. I'm fortunate enough to have a pretty full head of hair despite my advancing years and the Aussie Shampoo ensures I don't look like I've got a comb over.
I also don't particularly find the product too drying, and I find it helps remove any dry flaky patches on my scalp pretty quickly when my skin is in its rebel mode. For my skin allergy, I usually avoid conditioner, so Aussie does the job of not being too stringent and drying while cleaning my hair.
Hate the ethics...
Strangely for a brand called Aussie, my shampoo is made in France. Actually the Aussie is named simply because it has Kangaroo Paw Flower in its ingredients (fairly low down in the list of chemicals in the ingredients).
Aussie is my real guilty secret as it is made by Proctor and Gamble a large American company founded in 1837. The company regularly features in boycott calls by animal rights activists for its animal testing. Ethical Consumer rate the company with half a point out of a possible 20 for a whole range of human rights, pollution and other issues.
I would use my "other" safe shampoo brand instead although I don't like it as much, but yes you guessed it, that is made by P&G too.
Overall I'll give Aussie 3 stars - 5 stars for the product, 0 stars for the company getting my money.
* Originally published on my ciao account where I write (drum roll) as cr01. Who would have guessed :o)
I'm not really massively interested in shampoo, I generally go for something that cleans my hair well, isn't too expensive, and smells nice.
Aussie mega does all of those things, and it's called Aussie mega which is really memorable!
I love their branding, the slogan of 'there's more to life than hair but it's a good place to start', the whole bottle feels very twee and I like it.
I'm not sure what it smells like, it's slightly floral and exotic- it smells great though. It lathers up really well so it cleans my hair in one go even when i've used some heavy wax.
It's not super cheap but it's not expensive either, it's worth the cost thought as you don't have to use much to get a great clean, sometimes with other products I have to wash my hair twice to get my hair really clean. After washing it leaves your hair soft, and easy to style, with no sticky or unpleasant residue.
I don't use any of the other aussie products so I can't comment on how well they work together.
The bottle design is great, as it doesn't fall over in the shower and the design means it can be operated easily with one hand, even when you're running low it's easy to get product out the bottle.
Highly recommended and definitely an appropriate shampoo for a man to use that also isn't too manly that a woman couldn't use some too.
Having tried a variety of shampoo brands Aussie Mega was recommended to me by a close friend, I was dubious at first due to the high price tag for a product to wash my hair and wondered if this product was really any better than the others out their. Having tried it I now use no other hair product, I found it left my hair feeling really soft and very easy to style afterwards.
I would recommend anyone looking for a new shampoo to try Aussie Mega just once, yes it does cost more than other similar products but it really is worth the extra.
Although Aussie Mega comes in a small tall bottle I find I need to use much less of the shampoo than I did with other products, this actually makes the small bottle last longer than a larger bottle of another shampoo. The bottle also has a waterproof click lid so is perfect for the shower.
I was looking around Boots recently for new hair products when I spotted a 3 for £10 offer on the Aussie range. I remembered having used and liked a couple of their products years ago so I thought I'd give them another go and picked up 3 products. The first one I went for was this Mega shampoo. I think they usually cost £3.99 each.
The packaging has been updated since the picture above and it now comes in a cream coloured plastic bottle (which unfortunately is opaque so you can't readily see when it's running out) with a purple lid. To be honest I don't like the packaging design at all as I think it looks much cheaper then it is.
The shampoo is quite a thick, slightly yellowish looking gel with a beautiful fresh and fruity scent. It lathers quickly and easily into a lovely foam which is great to massage through my hair. I don't need to use much at all to get a good lather and thoroughly clean my hair, which is currently just below shoulder length.
It rinsed out easily and leaves my hair and scalp feeling fresh and clean, but I do feel it seems a little drier than it normally does at this point, so I always make sure to use a good conditioner with it. Once it's dry my hair feels fresh and light and bright and healthy. It does feel nice and soft but asi said I do always use a good conditioner with it so I can't comment on how soft it would be if used on it's own.
Overall I do quite like this shampoo, it leaves my hair fresh and clean and it does seem to stay fresh for longer than with other shampoos which impresses me, but the fact that I wouldn't dare use it without a conditioner means I won't be buying it again.
Aussie Mega Shampoo
I usually have a good relationship with Aussie hair care products and this is one of the very few exceptions to this though. Although the mega instant conditioner works really well for me, this product doesn't and I will not be buying it again unfortunately.
- About the product
This shampoo comes in the original Aussie packaging with the kangaroos embossed on the bottle and the information about the main ingredient on the front of the bottle. The bottle contains 300ml of product which is a 50ml more than the average bottle and this specific product contains kangaroo paw flower extract as the main ingredient. The bottle states that the shampoo is newly formulated and it now also contains aloe vera. This product claims to: rise clean with no build up, leave hair with vitality, shine and body/bounce.
- Using the product and results
The first thing I noticed about this product is the scent of this product. The scent is really floral and sweet - mostly very sweet and it does smell like cheap, strawberry bubble gum, which I actually like but some people definitely will not like the scent. Secondly, the texture of this product is quite gel like which is what I like in shampoos as it allows the shampoo to glide through the hair really easily. This shampoo lather really quite well and I feel like it clean my hair well without striping my hair making it dry or oily. The application and lather is great and this shampoo washes out of my hair quickly and easily, There is just one main problem with this product, it makes my scalp very flaky and slightly irritated. The day after I use this shampoo my scalp would become very flaky and slightly irritated (itchy) and then when I washed my hair with another shampoo this negative effect would not occur - therefore the shampoo was the cause of this negative effect, in my opinion. I do really like Aussie products on the whole and I have never experienced a reaction like this to any shampoo before but this product just doesn't agree with my hair/scalp. I will not be buying this product again and I don't really recommend it based on my experience with it - although my sister now uses this product and she hasn't had any negative reaction.
- Price and availability
I bought this product a while ago and probably because it was on offer, this brand is usually on offer in Boots as a 3 for £10 deal. This shampoo individually is priced at: £4.49 in Boots (3 for £10) as a 300ml bottle. This product is also available in Superdrug and online chemists for a similar price.
*Lathers well and rinses out quickly and easily
*Smells nice, to me anyway
*Cheap and Aussie products are usually on offer in Boots/Superdrug
*Irritates my scalp
*Causes my scalp to become irritated and very flaky - this effect disappears completely when I stop using this product (the mega instant conditioner does not have this effect on me though)
Thank you for reading my review
When it comes to shampoos, I tend to go for the middle of the range, average priced shampoos. I change my shampoo on a regular basis because my hair tends to get product build up if I continue using the same one for too long. I find this a real problem, because as soon as I find a shampoo I like, I can never stick with it. However, after discovering Aussie, all of my hair problems seem to have been cured! I have tried numerous Aussie products before, and always been generally quite impressed. After scanning the aisles, I picked up their MEGA shampoo hoping for some good results.
Admittedly, Aussie is not the cheapest brand on the high street, but I do think it is a worthwhile investment. The retail price of this shampoo is around £4.50 in your average supermarkets, as well as in Boots and Superdrug. If you hunt around, these do tend to be on offer quite a bit such as on 3 for 2's so it does make a decent saving if you are a regular user of their products. They are widely stocked and have a whole range of hair care to benefit all hair types.
The 'MEGA' shampoo stood out in comparison to all the others for its product claims. It claimed to be a great everyday shampoo that prevents product build up. This is everything I look for in a shampoo, so I went ahead and purchased it. The bottle itself has changed since the image which is displayed on this review. Rather than being in a purple bottle, it is a much more toned down yellowy white shade. Everything else however, is the same. You get 300ml worth of shampoo in the bottle which is a decent amount and does last a good while.
To use, simply push down on the cap to open up the dispenser. Very handy as it saves having to open up caps and means no water can get into the bottle. The first thing I noticed was just how quick and easy the shampoo dispensed. It sounds silly, but I get frustrated when you have to squeeze really hard to get a good amount out. The shampoo itself a slightly orange/yellow shade and has quite a thick but creamy consistency. The first thing I noticed was the smell of this. The shampoo states that it contains kangaroo paw flower, but I have no idea whether this contributes to the scent. It is a very difficult scent to describe as it is quite sweet, yet not fruity. I personally feel it is a lovely scent, and leaves my hair smelling great long after use. It is much different in comparison to other shampoo scents and I think this is why I like it.
To use the shampoo was really easy and quite effective. Because of its thick and creamy consistency, it lathered into the hair really, really well. Only a small amount of this goes a long way, and I could not believe how great and quickly it lathered up. The smell stands out as it is rubbed through the hair, and I also found that rinsing this shampoo out was quick and easy. Almost immediately from application, my hair felt much better and cleaner and once I had rinsed it all out I knew it was a good shampoo.
Because I don't usually spend so much on shampoo, I was really hoping for good results. Thankfully, they were delivered. I have now been using this shampoo for around a year on/off and I have experienced no product build up whatsoever. It leaves my hair shiny and glossy and cleans it through thoroughly. My hair normally tends to get greasy quite easily, but when washed with this shampoo it does not. I really believe that this shampoo does everything which it claims, and that is why it's worth purchasing. I also found that when used with the matching conditioner, results are even greater.
Overall, this is the best shampoo I have ever used. Although £4.50 is an expensive price, it is well worth paying for the results you get. If like me you suffer from product build up, I really recommend trying this out to see if it stops it for you. I now use this as my everyday shampoo, and I have happily repurchased it numerous times. Thanks for reading and hope it helps.
I bought this shampoo as it promised that it would be suitable for daily use and that it wouldn't build up on my hair.
It does what it says on the bottle!
The shampoo smells great, a lovely sweet scent that makes the shampoo even more pleasurable to use. You only need a small amount of the shampoo as it foams up really well. I have hair just below my shoulders and I find that a blob around the size of a ten pence piece is more than enough to cover all of my hair (including the ends).
The shampoo rinses easily and it doesn't leave any residue on your hair after use, nor does it build up, so it WOULD be suitable to use every day. After use my hair feels so much softer and is much easier to manage. The shampoo helps to detangle my unruly hair, calming my ugly frizz and split ends. The smell of the shampoo also stays on your hair after use, so you end up with lovely sweet smelling hair, yum! This is a great shampoo for al hair types, you can even use it on coloured hair too as it really is that gentle. I have coloured hair and I am pleased to say that this doesn't rinse any colour out.
It will last you a good while too as a little amount goes such a long way.
I bought this shampoo a little while ago because I heard great things about the brand and thought it was worth a try as it was on special offer.
I wash my hair everyday and I like to try out different shampoos to see what the other brands are like. This was a good choice, the shampoo smelt lovely and really made my hair feel great. I highly doubted what it said on the packet about being suitable for everyday use, so many claim this but in reality they aren't so kind to the hair. However, this product was great, my hair felt like it was in an excellent condition, was soft, smooth and shiny. I used this in combination with the mega conditioner.
The package is a small bottle with a flip lid. I found this a little difficult to get into as it could be quite tight, however, I just left it open and it was fine. That was by far the easiest thing when half asleep in the mornings!! I was disappointed with the size of the bottles as I got through this shampoo so quickly, for the price I paid (mentioned in a minute) I expected more for my money.
This shampoo isn't cheap, when I bought it it was on special but even at half price it was still an expensive buy. This is the main reason I now don't use it regularly, because I can't afford it.
So to sum up, this shampoo is lovely and really feels great on the hair, however, the cost makes it a pretty impossible choice for everyday use... Price is about £1.20 per 100ml and it doesn't last.
The Aussie brand has been around for a while, but I always avoided buying it because it seemed a bit too pricey for me. However, after using a friend's Aussie shampoo once, I was convinced to buy this because everything in the range seems to smell so damn good!
The packaging is fairly basic - a cream (not purple as shown in the photo) bottle with purple and pink writing. The picture of the kangaroo and the writing about how there is kangaroo paw flower in it makes it seem quirky and unique - features that generally tempt me to buy something.
The shampoo itself is a pale cream colour, and it's thick and creamy. Instantly you can smell its fruity, flowery fragrance - and it's gorgeous. The shampoo lathers up extremely well and you can really get the sense that it's working.
The product promises that there is no build up, and I can vouch for that. Whether you only shampoo your hair once, or more, you can feel that your hair is squeaky clean afterwards.
The shampoo rinses out very well too, and you don't feel as if there is any residue left on your hair afterwards. Your hair and scalp feel clean and refreshed, and even after drying you can still smell the product on your hair.
I use this daily and my hair doesn't feel dry even though I have naturally curly hair which is a little on the brittle side. Mega Shampoo cleans the oilier roots very well yet doesn't make the ends dry whatsoever.
The only issue I have is that I always seem to go through the 300ml bottle very quickly, and at around £3.50 it is on the more expensive side. However, for such a good product I think it's worth it. You won't get the same great smelling, bouncy, clean hair from a cheap shampoo (not that I've found anyway).
Thanks for reading!
I have never used an Aussie product before but a close friend always goes on about how wonderful it is. When I saw it on offer in my local Asda and knew my shampoo was low at home I decided to pick it up and give it a go. It cost me £3 for the 300ml bottle. I'm not one to spend out much on shampoo, usually only around £1 or so I was banking on the great recommendations that this would be worth the extra cost. It is usually on offer in the likes of Boots and Superdrug too.
It states on the front that this is designed for 'everyday cleaning' - but I can't wash my hair everyday, so I only use it every other to every 2 days and that does not seem to have affected the outcome from the product (and if anything, it makes it last a lot longer too!). It also boasts, 'Australian Kangaroo Paw Flower' power which has zero build up and will keep your hair bouncy and clean. I usually take this little points of sales with a pinch of salt, never expecting them to be fulfilled 100% - so you can imagine my surprise when it did exactly what it said on the bottle after the first wash.
I have past shoulder length hair which is quite thick and gets greasy easily. I never expected immediate results but I got them! After the first wash I was surprised at how soft and bouncy my hair was, even the frizz from blow drying had been dramatically reduced. Though it says it is to be used every day, I have found that it seems to keep my hair clean and fresh for up to 2 days before it needs re-washing. This includes dramatically reducing the immediate greasiness I am usually faced with when using other shampoo brands.
I am a sucker for the smell! If you have ever used 'Snow Fair' body and shower gel by Lush, then this has almost the exact same smell (minus the glitter) and the smell does linger for a day or so and wafts whenever I swish my hair around. Again, this makes my hair feel fresher for longer.
The shampoo itself is a pinky/white colour and even though my hair is long and thick, it does not take much to completely lather up every inch. I use around a 50p sized blob and it lathers up wonderfully. It washes out easily and quickly, leaving no residue or build up behind. Follow the shampoo with the matching conditioner for the full Aussie experience.
My friend has naturally thick curly hair and she swears by Aussie products to help her manage and control her curls. Her hair always appears smooth and sleek so I would have no qualms in recommending it to those with a similar hair type. I have noticed that it does not give my hair much of a shine, which I prefer but I know some out there would rather have a shine. I have noticed that it seems to have brought out my natural highlights more too.
I've never really been that big a fan of Aussie products, but this morning when I went for a shower the only shampoo left in the bathroom was this Aussie Mega Shampoo. My hair was in need of a good wash so I had no choice but to use it.
The reason I don't normally like Aussie products is the smell. Lots of people like it but personally I think it is horrible. My hair smells like it now after using the shampoo this morning, and I'm really not keen on it. According to the bottle it is the smell of Australian Kangaroo Paw Flower - not an actual kangaroo's paw but a flower named after it because of the way that it looks. I don't know what a kangaroo's paw smells like but I'm guessing that this isn't it! The only thing I can think to describe the fragrance would be that it is quite similar to the smell of bubblegum. It is quite a strong overpowering smell that stays in your hair all day long.
In terms of actual substance and cleaning, this shampoo is the best I have used from the Aussie range. When you squeeze it from the bottle it is a nice peachy colour and looks quite shiny. I found this thick enough to work through my hair, from roots to tips, and thought that it cleaned my hair very thoroughly. There is no grease left in it and it feels very clean and refreshed. Apart from the smell right now it is looking gorgeous.
This shampoo does exactly what the bottle says: rinses clean, with no build up. I would recommend the shampoo for that reason.
Normally I find Aussie products are quite expensive. They are sold in Boots and most good supermarkets, and this shampoo would normally cost you about £3 which for me is a bit pricey and I wouldn't personally choose to buy it at this price.
If you like the way that Aussie products smell I think you will love this shampoo. Personally I will try to avoid using it again though, just because I'm not a fan of the fragrance.
I've been using Aussie hair care products for two years now and the Mega shampoo remains my firm favourite, along with the leave in conditioner and the now discontinued volume hair spray (much to my dismay!). My hair is long and straight, and also limp. I decided to give Mega Shampoo a go after it was on offer in the supermarket (two for a fiver: this offer is quite a regular one, as it was in Tesco a while back, then in Waitrose straight after! So keep your eyes pealed!).
Firstly, the smell. It smells gorgeous and feminine. It is a pleasant smell and I have had compliments on the smell of my hair on a regular basis after using this shampoo. This is possibly one of the best smelling shampoos I have ever used, with Timotei or Fructis coming a close second and third.
Secondly, it does not lie. The bottle says it rinses clean with no build up, and this is true. I've been using this for two years and every single time, it has rinsed clean. Not once has there been build up. Also, only a small dollop is needed for my long hair (my hair is almost down to my waist) and I find this is enough once it builds into a lather. It cleans my hair really well: dirty hair becomes clean and healthy (and shiny!) looking and any traces of grease are eradicated.
All in all, Aussie haircare products, in my eyes, are second to none. They've done wonders for my hair and it will take a hell of a brand of hair products for me to switch alliance!