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I recently ordered this shampoo from Avon with the matching conditioner, however they didn't send the matching conditioner I requested but a different one meaning that I never got a matching pair which disappointing because I initially ordered them for my Mother for her upcoming birthday because she is a very practical person so I've ended up with them!
This comes in a creamy coloured bottle that you can't see through and it has a flip top lid to the top of it concealing a small hole and on the front of it we are told what it is and who it is by and told that it is 250ml in size and there is a little picture shown of almonds and avocado and then on the back of the bottle some information is given in Foreign languages, the ingredients are given, we are told to use up the product within 12 months of starting to use it and contact details for Avon are clearly stated. Nice enough packaging this is.
This shampoo is quite thick and skind of pearly looking and a light peachy colour and it has a sort of fruity aroma to it which is light and fresh and not what I think of as almonds or even avocado but it is really nice and light and has a nice subtle sweetness to it.
A small blob goes a long way, releases a nice scent and lathers up very nicely indeed and I wash my hair twice with this per time.
It rinses off quite easily and leaves my hair feeling soft and quite smooth. I allow my hair to dry naturally with this or of course blast my mop with a hairdryer and I have to say that I am rather pleased I got this and will be repurchasing it again in the future.
My hair feels really nice, soft and strong, clean and smelling nice for hours. My frizzy hair is really very dry and this does add moisture to my hair leaving it easier to style and not appearing so frizzy.
This does not on its own completely banish frizz but it does gently moisturise and I think this is a good place to start on getting soft, supple and strong hair that is moisturised and feels and looks healthy!
I paid £1.00 for this bottle and its very worth that indeed!
This is only available from Avon
=Avon = Naturals Almond Oil & Avocado Shampoo=
I like natural based product and this Shampoo is part of the Avon naturals range.
This can be purchased from your local Avon representative or you can order online direct from Avon, (don't forget your cash back). The shampoo is generally sold as a 250ml bottle for £2, although I have previously purchased a 750ml bottle of shampoo. It is one of the products that is generally on offer, such as buy one get one free or buy 3 products for £5. Even at the standard price of £2 this is good value.
Avon markets the Almond Oil and Avocado for dry and damaged hair, as the ingredients, are known for their moisturising and nourishing benefits.
The bottle is a beige coloured bottle, with a picture on the front and an explanation of the product and on the reverse is the ingredients, and further information. The bottle has a slight shape, narrow at the bottom, widening out at the middle and back to narrow at the top. The lid is a flip up cap based lid.
I find the shampoo is easy to dispense from the bottle, it is not runny or thick, it has an average consistency, the colour is a pale colour, and has no strong smell to it, you have a faint small of avocado, but this is not overpowering.
I find that the shampoo lathers up well, you only need a small amount of shampoo, I have short hair and pour myself out a small amount about the size of a 5p, my daughter has hair that is half way down her back, we use about 10p size blob of shampoo and this lathers well on her hair as well,
At home I wash my hair most days, and my daughters we do 2 or 3 times a week, I follow through with the conditioner from the same range.
I was surprised the first time I used the shampoo as I had originally picked the shampoo up for 99p a bottle, and it was a trial to see if it was any good, if so then I would buy again for holidays. There was no build up of product with the shampoo, it washed out easily, and smoothly and after a few washes I actually noticed that my daughters hair was looking less dry and started to look shiny and more healthy.
The following day, I could still smell the avocado on my daughters hair, by day three this had gone, but for 2 days, I was really pleased.
I brought additional bottles of this for holidays, and we have recently came back from 2 weeks away, with myself washing my hair every day, and my daughter, I would say we washed her hair about 11/14 days, for my daughter, I got her to shampoo her hair twice as she had been swimming, and this shampoo was really long lasting, we still had nearly half a bottle of shampoo left.
=Would I recommend=
I would highly recommend this shampoo, it has worked as good as shampoos that I have paid a lot more for.
I work part time as an Avon representative when my poor health allows. This means that I have great access to Avon's many ranges of cosmetics and toiletries, and I am often able to snap up assorted bargains from many of the brand's ranges. One range that I am particularly fond of is the "Avon Naturals" range and I regularly make purchases from within this range, finding the products to be of a good quality whilst offering good value for money.
I have purchased several items from this range in recent times, mainly because I have opted to stock up on some toiletry items whilst the Avon Naturals range has been subject to promotional offers lately. This review will focus on my experience of using the "Avon Naturals Almond Oil & Avocado Shampoo."
The normal price for the 250ml bottle is £2, which is not particularly excessive in my opinion, although I will admit to being pleased at getting to try out the product at the reduced price of 99 pence, which I felt offered excellent value for money.
Avon markets this product as being ideal for dry and damaged hair, with the following statement "Almond Oil & Avocado are known for their moisturising and nourishing properties, ideal for dry or damaged hair" so I was keen to see if it would help nourish the ends of my hair slightly, perhaps more than other, more 'mainstream' shampoos.
The packaging for the product is fairly uninspiring in my opinion, comprising of a beige-coloured plastic bottle with a 'flip up' cap on the end. There is a slight 'shaping' to the sides of the bottle, and a large label on the front of the bottle gives the product information alongside an image of almonds and an 'open' avocado. I can't say that I find the packaging at all inspiring or even remotely attractive, and I don't think the bottle would have stood out to me from a supermarket shelf. On the plus side, I find the packaging is rather simple and easy to use, and I can dispense the liquid contents from within quite easily, even though I struggle at times with mobility issues. Furthermore, I have experienced no difficulty with using the 'flip-up' cap that is incorporated into the plastic lid.
I find the shampoo is easy to dispense, with its consistency being a rather 'average' thickness, which allows it to be poured from the bottle without spilling or dripping messily. The shampoo is a pale 'peach' sort of colour and it smells quite attractive, although it is not particularly strong in its fragrance. This is probably a plus point for me as I am not particularly fond of strongly-scented products being used on my hair, the sort that have scents and fragrances that last for days after carrying out my usual hair care routine. I don't tend to mind about more subtle scents, and this Avon shampoo would probably fit quite well under this description, in my opinion. The scent is quite
The scent is quite 'earthy' which is presumably down to the Almond content within the shampoo's ingredients. I wasn't sure what to expect from the Avocado contained in the product but I found that I couldn't really detect this element in the overall scent. The shampoo's fragrance is nice enough, but to be honest I can't say that I would repurchase the product purely on this basis.
I find that the shampoo lathers very easily, which means that I don't need to use too much of the product to adequately cleanse my shoulder-length hair. This adds to the economical feel of the product, and its very 'purse-friendly' price tag of course. The other advantage for me personally is that I suffer with rather extreme fatigue at times, and I confess that I do find washing - and styling, and of course, drying - my shoulder-length hair to be quite exhausting, particularly if I am already feeling rather under-the-weather. I do find, therefore, that the rather 'quick and easy' lathering qualities of this particular product can make it feel rather more convenient to use than other shampoo products that I use regularly.
The Almond Oil & Avocado shampoo does not feel overly 'soapy' in my hair either, and I am able to wash and rinse all traces from my long-ish locks without incident or much fuss. I find that the shampoo does not 'cling' to the shafts of my hair annoyingly, which is something I have found with some 'budget' shampoo products that I have tried before. The fact that this annoying trait is not present with the Avon Naturals Shampoo makes me wonder if it's quality is better than I had initially anticipated. Similarly, I find there is no annoying 'build-up' of the shampoo on my hair, even after continued use. I find that this can make my hair look rather more dirtier than it should between washes, and it also requires me to wash my hair more often than I really want to... OR have the energy for.
I always apply a conditioner product after shampooing, and tend to use the matching conditioner to this shampoo product, finding that they are quite well suited to each other, as you would expect with products like this one. I find that as the matching conditioner is rinsed from my hair's lengths, there is a soft and silky feeling to be found that is quite pleasant.
Following my usual blow-drying and straightening routine, my hair was left with a noticeable shine and a rather overall 'sleek' end result. True, there were the usual 'flyaway' hairs that needed some gentle 'taming' from additional styling products, but this is usually the case after washing and conditioning my hair, irrespective of what products have been used to carry out these tasks.
After drying, I found that there was very little evidence of the 'earthy' aroma of either the shampoo or its matching conditioner on my hair by the time it had been dried, with just the faintest 'whiff' of its nutty-like scent lingering gently. By the following day the aroma had diminished altogether, although this is nothing more than an observation on my part.
In terms of coping with dryness, I have to be honest and say that perhaps I am not the best judge of this aspect of the product, as only the ends of my hair are affected with this complaint, and only mildly so. I do straighten my hair quite often and it is also dyed regularly - either by a colouring treatment being carried out in my local salon, or by using a home-dye kit - so it is fair to say the ends of my hair are slightly dry, and certainly dryer than the rest of my hair.
To be fair, I felt the ends of my hair were left in good condition after using the Almond Oil & Avocado Shampoo and its matching Conditioner, and certainly the products didn't add to the problem of dryness in any way. I have found in the past that some shampoo (and conditioner) products are not particularly effective at coping with this problem, so I was pleased that the Avon products didn't make it any worse. To be honest, however, I noticed no real improvement where the issue of dryness is concerned, which caused me to feel slightly disappointed regarding the claims made by Avon regarding the shampoo's effectiveness at combating dryness. For the reason that I felt this claim was unjustified, I will be deducting one star from the product rating score on Dooyoo.
The Avon Shampoo caused no 'stripping' from the hair that I could tell, with my expensive hair colouring remaining as vibrant as before with no fading being evident. I do, therefore, think it is suitable for use by those consumers who have dyed or coloured hair.
In summary, I felt the Avon Naturals Almond Oil & Avocado Shampoo worked well generally, when used as a sort of 'everyday' shampoo product. I thought too that the product was extremely economical, with the low purchase price proving to be excellent value for money. In terms of coping with dryness however, I didn't find the shampoo lived up to its claims, so I can't say that I would recommend it for this purpose, although I'm not sure that this point is enough to prevent me from repurchasing it for myself again in the future.
You can purchase the 250ml bottle of Avon Naturals Almond Oil & Avocado Shampoo directly from your local Avon representative, where the normal price is only £2. Alternatively, you can purchase online at www.avonshop.co.uk, although postage costs will apply here.
I don't recall buying this shampoo, but it must be a good few years ago, back when I was in a job and we regularly bought things from our Avon representative. Since my hair is dry and damaged I imagine that I did specifically choose to purchase this product rather than it being a product in a bargain bag (which I used to get quite frequently as it was very exciting and brightened up a day at work!) This almond oil and avocado shampoo is part of the "Naturals" range.
---The packaging and ingredients---
This 250ml container is a cream colour, and quite plain looking, with a greenish coloured label stuck onto the plastic, and a picture of almonds with a little avocado on it for good measure. Dooyoo's picture gives a better idea of what it looks like.
There is a great long list of ingredients on the label on the back of the bottle with long names such as Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, so it might be worth checking out if you have sensitive skin and/or allergies. The rest of the label has "Moisturising Shampoo, almond oil and avocado, for dry/damaged hair" written in absolutely loads of languages, in fact the label peels up to reveal even more - I have never seen so many languages on a shampoo bottle! I suppose Avon must provide this shampoo in many different countries, although it is actually made in Poland.
---Using the product---
I am not brand loyal when it comes to shampoos, generally buying what's on offer, and I tend to mix and match depending on what I feel like when I'm in the shower. When using this shampoo I'm struck with how runny it is compared to others I use. I feel that I need to use a bit more than I do with thicker shampoos. The peach coloured shampoo isn't the easiest to get into a lather either, but it is easy to rinse out. I do like the smell of the shampoo - it's sweet but not sickly. You can definitely smell the almond oil, and I can also make out the avocado, but probably only because I'm looking for it!
As already mentioned this shampoo is suitable for dry and damaged hair. I don't feel that it works miracles on my hair, but it doesn't dry it out further, and it does leave my hair clean. I don't have a matching conditioner although there is one available, along with a conditioning balm. On the whole I'd say that of the shampoos I currently have on the go, this is my least favourite.
Being an Avon product, this shampoo is only available from an Avon representative, or through the website ( avonshop.co.uk) . On the website currently I can only find a 750ml shampoo (three times the size of mine), with the rrp of £5. However, it is at the moment on special offer for just £1.99. Even though this isn't (in my opinion) the best shampoo in the world, that does sound quite cheap. Perhaps others might like this more than I do, but personally I wouldn't recommend it.
2 out of 5 stars
When I was putting away all of my Christmas toiletries, I noticed just how many half used bottles of stuff I had. I have decided to get them all used up, starting with this Avon Naturals almond oil and avocado shampoo. I bought this quite a while ago after spotting an offer in the Hello Tomorrow Avon book. This is a booklet that is given to Avon Reps (my mother is a rep) and contains discount items. The shampoo and conditioner were on offer at just 65p each an offer I couldn't resist, so I ordered one of each.
The shampoo comes in a sort of yellowy-beige coloured bottle which is not a particularly attractive shade. To me, it looks nicotine stained! I've noticed quite a few of the Naturals products are packaged in this colour bottle and I really think it looks awful and cheap. The label shows the obligatory picture of a halved avocado and a handful of almonds.
The back of the label states that this shampoo is for dry, damaged hair and will restore the hairs natural shine. My hair is long, thick and dry at the ends. I colour it and straighten it and whatnot, so it is quite damaged - again this is especially at the ends.
The shampoo itself is quite a thick consistency and it has a lovely fruity, avocado smell to it with a sort of nutty undertone which is nice and not too strong or overpowering. On a normal day I will use serum and hair spray in my hair, then a few times a week I'll use argon oil as well. When I wash with this shampoo, although it lathers up really well, my hair never feels clean on the first wash, so I always end up shampooing twice, which is slightly annoying and of course not very economical.
I follow this up with the matching conditioner. After use, the immediate result is very good. There is a noticeable difference to the dryness and my hair does indeed feel more moisturised. I have also noticed that my hair seems less frizzy and easier to control after using this shampoo.
There is however a big downside to this shampoo for me, hence why it was relegated to a drawer. As my hair is long and thick it can take a long time to dry and the whole washing/drying process is a bit of a chore. I usually leave it 48 hours between washes but whenever I use this shampoo by the end of the first 24 hours it looks incredibly greasy and in need of a wash again. This means that I really have to plan around using this, as I need to think whether I will have time to wash and dry it again in 24 hours time.
As mentioned I paid just 65p for a 250ml bottle of this, so I don't feel too much of a loss. The usual price is £2 and if you don't have a rep locally, you can order at www.avonshop.com
Overall, I have found this shampoo disappointing. It does make my hair look lovely and shiny when first used, but my hair ends up looking greasy very quickly. Although I will continue to use it as I don't like waste, I would not recommend it and would not buy it again.
**Introduction and reason for purchase**
I've recently become a fan of Avon products after a 'dry spell' of around a year of not being able to buy them. I say 'not being able to buy them' quite loosely as although products are readily available to buy from the avon shop on their website I do not purchase enough in one order to justify paying for P&P and until recently there were no local Reps in my area. Recently this has changed with a school mum friend eager to earn some commission by running Avon herself and being the supportive friend (that's my excuse) that I am I have been ordering the odd few bits from each brochure. I find some Avon products have been a bit hit and miss over the years but certain ranges have stood out for me with the Naturals collection to be one of them.
I've found shampoo and hair products in general from Avon haven't always been suitable for my hair, but after being very impressed with Chamomile & Aloe Vera shampoo - also from the Naturals range - I decided to order both the shampoo and conditioner in the Almond Oil & Avocado fragrance to see how they would compare.
My review will now discuss my thoughts on the shampoo..
**Price, packaging & availability**
I'm a real sucker for a bargain and when it comes to buying from the likes of Avon and Yves Rocher etc I will 90% of the time only make a purchase when items are on offer, it's not being 'tight' but merely necessary as with not a lot of spare money once the bills are paid I like to think I'm making the most of any remaining money. Luckily when it comes to Avon the majority of products are quite purse friendly and there are nearly always offers on in each brochure. I paid just 99p for my shampoo and also the conditioner which I deemed a bargain given the fact the bottle holds 250 ml worth of product, though the RRP is only £2 which again is economical enough to buy at full price.
Availability wise this is an Avon branded product so is available to buy via their brochures through a Rep, online @www.avonshop.co.uk or by checking out eBay where there normally are a wide range of products available.
The packaging for this is slightly dull and doesn't exactly stand out from the crowd, though apart from the bargain price of 99p, it was the fact that this shampoo is aimed at 'dry and damaged' hair and whilst I wouldn't say my own hair is damaged it's dry at times due to the fact I colour it these days so a good moisturising shampoo for me is essential.
The bottle itself is an uninspiring colour which I can only describe as 'mucky white'! I suppose to liken it to anything it does have a slight beige hue to it. The design is an upright standing bottle complete with flip top lid for accessing the product finished off with an image on the front featuring several almonds and a small avocado picture in the corner. There is very little decoration but I suppose it does fit in well with the natural theme of the range.
**My experience of using this shampoo**
I try to stick to washing my hair every other day as by the second day it tends to have a straggly appearance that is hard to style though is not 'dirty' as such. I've been colouring my hair for years now as despite being a natural blond when younger my hair turned into a rather dull version of itself in my late teens and so I helped it regain some colour by highlighting. I've since been using home colouring kits and colour all of my hair which these days I tend to have cut shortish into an inverted bob though it can become dry if not cared for properly. Whilst I am a huge fan of the Aussie hair care range, I am not a fan of the prices so use these premium products once or twice a week as a pamper and stick to good quality but cheaper hair products for all of the other times.
I purchased the Chamomile & Aloe Vera shampoo in the Naturals range a while ago and was very impressed by how soft and shiny it left my hair feeling so I had high hopes for this product too, especially as it specifically targets dry/ damaged hair.
On opening the easy flip top lid I was instantly greeted with a very sweet and enticing aroma and was impressed on my first impressions of the product. Having squeezed the shampoo into the palm of my hand, ready to apply to my already damp hair, I noticed that the shampoo had a much thicker consistency than I had expected though still retained a runny appearance.
I found that a 10p coin sized blob seemed the right amount to thoroughly cleanse my hair though this may vary from person to person depending on length/ thickness etc but for me this amount suffices. The shampoo has a 'nutty' beige colour to it but as soon as it's rubbed into the hair and scalp it turns into vast white bubbles and lathers up incredibly well.
The aroma of this product is actually very beautiful - if you like the scent of almonds that is (which I do) - and though it has a sweet element to it it also emits a nutty scent, though as for the avocado oil that doesn't seem to make itself very known fragrance wise.
The shampoo felt soft on my hair and didn't seem to pull or drag the hair follicles like some products can so it definitely scored points with me there. Rinsing was an easy affair too as despite the mass of creamy lather that it forms the shampoo rinses away very quickly leaving no residue in it's wake just clean feeling hair.
I've used this shampoo since the end of November of last year, at least 3 times a week so I've had plenty of uses from it and still have at least a 1/3 remaining in the bottle so if anything it's very economical as it seems to last for ages. I've used this product with both the matching conditioner as well as other branded conditioners and each time I've had the same results which I'm pleased to say have been very impressive.
The shampoo leaves it's sweet nutty aroma lingering on my hair for at least a day, though is more intensified if I've used the matching conditioner afterwards as obviously there is double the amount of fragrance then.
My hair has felt soft and smooth with no flyaway strands and has been both easy to style and manage since using this shampoo and I really haven't got a bad word to say about it. Okay so the packaging is a bit insipid and dreary looking but so what? At the end of the day this shampoo leaves my hair feeling thoroughly cleansed, hasn't irritated my scalp in anyway and makes my hair feel nourished and shiny and for the money - even at the full RRP - is excellent and a purchase I will be remaking again in the very near future.
I've always found Avon hair products in the past to leave my hair feeling lank and greasy or the opposite of overly dry but the Naturals collection seems to really suit my hair type and is a nice affordable luxury for once.
Top marks from me
I kept seeing this in the Avon books and thought it looked alright and the price was always pretty good for this product but I just never got round to buying it. I knew from reading the description for this that it was for Dry Hair and although I do have Greasy Hair it is a bit Dry at times from halfway down my Hair to the ends. I blame this on Colouring and Straightening it. So now and again I do reach for a Shampoo that will hopefully give me a bit more moisture and perhaps help with the Dry patches.
The bottle for this looks alright. It is a pretty thick plastic and an alright cream colour. Not the most exciting looking bottle with the simple label on the front but it does the job and the flip top lid isn't all that stiff after a couple of uses so easy enough to open with wet hands.
This is a Cream Shampoo and a little blob of this lathers up well and goes a long way so the bottle works out even more economical. It rinses out easily as well and my Hair feels glossy and smooth even when still wet. The scent of this is nice too and I would say the Almond scent is more easy to detect and it is a rich and slight Nutty scent. It is a nice scent and I am guessing the light fresh tone that I can detect in this Shampoo is the Avocado.
YOu get this in a 200ml bottle which normally costs £2 and a 750ml bottle which normally costs £5 but as with most Avon products they are often on offer and the offer is usually half price, so £1 and £2.50 for the 2 different sizes. A not bad offer price in my view. I only chose the 200ml bottle as I wasn't sure if this would be any good for my Hair and £1 wasn't that much to lose if I didn't like this. You can buy this from an Avon rep or from the Avon shop online. YOu can often find Avon goods on ebay but not sure if Shampoo's are on there.
After my Hair had been washed, Conditioned (with the matching Conditioner) and dried I felt that my Hair looked smooth and soft with a slight shine to it. It also seemed to feel quite lightweight as well even though my Hair is pretty thick. I have used this about 5 times already and it seems to be pretty good for my Hair. Although it does state that this is for Dry and Damaged Hair I think it would be good enough for any Hair that just needs a bit of extra Moisture in it and I will buy this again.
I have been using this shampoo for many years and would recommend it to anyone who is trying to grow thier hair. Since using this product my hair growth has increased and the condition of my hair has improved. It leaves my hair more managable less frizzy. I have curly hair and I colour my hair 2-3 times a year, so in the past has been in very bad condition. and extremely frizzy. This shampoo has tamed my frizz and leaves it in great condition after every wash. My sister also uses this shampoo and she has straight hair which is fine and much softer than mine, and she swear by it too. This means it is suitable for different hair types. In the past I have found I lose a lot of hair when shampooing, however this Shampoo and really cut down the amount of hair loss during each wash.
The biggest bonus is that its has increased my hair growth. I have been trying to grow my hair for a long time and this shampoo has worked wonders. I just hope they never stop selling this or change the ingredients as it is perfect for my hair. I currently pay between 99p and £1.50 for a bottle each time, depending on the size and the offers on at the time.
I highly recommend this shampoo tonanyone who is trying to grow their hair in length. I really struggled to find a shampoo that suited my hair, as I found most shampoos that I tried made me lose a lot of hair. I only bought this almond oil Avon shampoo for the first time when it was on offer last year for 99p, and I have been using it ever since. It is not advertised as a shampoo for hair growth however it is working miracles on my hair and my mums hair. My hair is curly and my mums hair is straight and it suits us both so I know the shampoo is for all hair types. We both have very different hair and yet this shampoo does both of us good. In addition to this the almond oil shampoo smells nice and leaves my hair soft and shiny. Overall this shampoo is brilliant if yourclooking for a boost in hair growth. And amazingly the maximum I have ever paid for this shampoo is 99p. It is always on offer in Avon which is great!
I don't usually bother with Avon shampoo because none of them suit my hair and make it go either greasy looking and limp or dries it out madly. I only used this Almond Oil And Avocado one because I didn't know it was Avon! lol I'd run out of my own shampoo and I grabbed it in the bathroom because the bottle looks like a Boots shampoo, but I'm glad I tried it because it's dead nice.
The shampoo is nice and creamy, it lathers good and also rinses out easy. You don't get a massive afro of bubbles but the lather is creamy and soft. It's got a lovely smell, I thought it would be a bit more of a marzipan smell but it hasn't really. It smells nice and sweet but I think it has also got a bit of a herby smell that is probably a mix of the almonds and avocado.
I was proper surprised at how clean and soft it made my hair feel, I still didn't know the shampoo was Avon at that point and was shocked out of my head when I looked at the bottle to check the name out! lol My hair was very easy to brush and manageable as well, I hadn't used any conditioner with it but it felt like I had. On the bottle it says it's a moisturising shampoo and it is, it made my hair feel sleek and it looked wicked once I'd run the GHDs over it.
I think this is a brill shampoo, I wash my hair every day when I'm going out but if I know I'm going to be slobbing it in the house I just stick it in a pony. When I took my hair out on the night it still looked and felt clean like some of the more expensive shampoo brands I buy and that was well over a day since I'd washed my hair. I don't make a habit of not washing my hair by the way but sometimes a girl just can't be arsed! lol
A 250ml bottle costs £2.00 but is on special offer at the minute where you can buy it as part of 3 products for £4.00. Obviously only available from avon.co.uk or your Avon lady.
**Product Price and Availability**
Avon Naturals Almond Oil & Avocado Moisturising Shampoo is only available directly from Avon, either through your Representative or from www.avonshop.com. That said, I have seen stacks of Avon products selling on internet auction sites!!
The regular price is £2.00 for a 250ml bottle. I paid 99p for mine, as the product was in the sale.
The shampoo is packaged in a cream coloured plastic bottle with an easy to use flip top lid. The label on the front is of an olive green colour, with product description and a picture of almonds and avocados.
The back of the packaging has the usual Avon peel away label with directions of use and product description in many languages and the list of ingredients.
The Green Dot Symbol is shown, indicating that Avon are compliant with the Germany Packaging Ordinance. The bottle is also recyclable showing HDPE 2 symbol. Finally, a shelf life of 12 months after opening is indicated.
**Using the Product**
After wetting my hair in the shower I easily with one hand flip the top of the bottle open and pour a 50 pence size blob of shampoo into my hand. The shampoo is of a creamy peach colour and is pearlescent. It smells wonderfully of almonds but not particularly of avocado. It is certainly a unisex fragrance.
Starting at the top of my head I work the shampoo in to my scalp and to the ends of my hair creating a rich foamy lather. After doing this for a few minutes I rinse out thoroughly.
I then apply the co-ordinating conditioner.
Once I have dried and styled my hair there is a light fragrance on my hair of the product
My hair feels clean and is easily manageable.
The shampoo is recommended for dry/damaged hair, and while my hair is not dry, it is coloured so I class this as damaged. This shampoo adds moisture to my hair.
I am pleased with this product. For the 99p I paid this is a great value product. After use with the conditioner from the range my hair is left feeling soft, squeaky clean and tangle free. It is easy to manage and style. The product smells nice and leaves my hair smelling pleasant. The bottle is easy to handle and the flip top lid is practical, there is nothing more irritating than trying the blindly open a product in the shower with wet hands and dropping the damned thing!
I would happily recommend this product and would buy it again without hesitation. I think it would be great for those with really dry hair as it has added no end of moisture to mine.