“ Brand: Avon / in 1 Shampoo / Type: Hair Shampoo / Subcategory: 2 in 1 Shampoo / What it does: moisturizes, Nourishes „
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My cousin bought a lot of avon shampoo and gave me few bottles of Avon banana & coconut milk, so I had a chance to try them out.
Available from Avon dealers and site.
It's 2 in 1 shampoo and conditioner for dry damaged hair. It comes out of a slimline clear plastic bottle, that need a little shaking and squeezing upon using. It has a firm flip top that clicks back into place that helps avoid leakage. The shampoo itself is quite thin, the scent is distinctively banana which overwhelmed with sweetness of a coconut smell, you can distinguish both yummy scents.
I observed that the bottle seems to go a long way with a small content that creates a good lather. I normally use seperate shampoo and conditioner but this product seems to be fine for my hair. I'm not a fan of fruity smell shampoo but this one is quite lovely to use. Some products, even the well branded ones leave me with dandruff and itchy scalp. I knew instantly that it quite work for me because I have'nt got that itchy and uncomfortable feeling. It also leave my hair shiny and soft.
I'm not saying that this will be the product that I will regularly use but I would consider this product for days that I fancy a fruity smell hair which I occasionally does. It actually depends on your prefences really but it will leave your hair smell nice. It also cleanse and moisturise your hair, also quite perfect for those who love the combination of banana and coconut in a 2 in 1.
So if you fancy a change or variety of scent for your hair, this might be for you. I believe that they offered different size but the one I got is the standard 200ml bottles for £2. My cousin bought it for around £1, when they were on offer. I actually think they're really good value especially if you can get them on a bargain price. So better grab the smaller one to have a go and if your quite happy like me, you can get the big one's that can be use when you're in a tooty fruity mood.
Thank you for reading ;-D
I've used a few Avon shampoos recently thanks to the special offers in the Avon books which has allowed me to order them cheaply along with other items, the one I was least impressed with was this Banana & Coconut Milk 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner from the otherwise excellent Naturals range.
The usual price of £2 for a skinny 200ml bottle isn't the most cost effective way of washing your hair, it becomes better value when you buy the shampoo as part of a special offer but even then this is likely to be the thinnest bottle of shampoo you have in your bathroom.
The shampoo itself comes out of the bottle after a little shaking and squeezing and I set about using it on my already wet hair in the shower. I didn't need to use too much of the 2-in-1 to get a decent lather up in my hair, my hair is shorter than shoulder length so be aware that you will need to use more than I did if you have longer or particularly curly hair.
The lather is quite thin and the scent of banana overwhelmed any subtle coconut smell in the shampoo, it didn't smell like a very cleansing shampoo even as I was using it and I ended up giving my hair an extra long wash using two lots of shampoo simply because it didn't feel like it was cleaning my hair at all.
After towel drying my hair it was soon obvious that there is very little conditioning effect in this 2-in-1 at all, my comb had to tear through knots and my hair felt messier than before I'd washed it! It left my hair extremely dry and straw like too which very rarely happens to me, after I'd stuck with this shampoo for a few washes I also realised it was making my scalp itch immediately after washing which is annoying. My hair and head just didn't feel cleansed in the slightest after using this appalling shampoo, which is a shame really as I've come to trust the Naturals range of products from the Avon book.
I have normal hair and can generally use any shampoo on it but this is just awful, it doesn't suit my hair one little bit and when I gave the remainder in the bottle to my granddaughter it was no good for her either. Mind you it had the opposite effect with her, she's 12 and is getting to the stage where her hair is becoming a little greasy and this shampoo made it look like she hadn't washed her hair at all.
I am not impressed with this shampoo and conditioner at all and in my opinion it has nothing going for it at all; it doesn't smell nice, is neither cleansing or moisturising and leaves my hair in poor condition after washing. Considering Tesco do a nice shampoo for just 49p I really don't know where Avon get their prices from sometimes!
As you are probably aware I am a big fan of Avon and can't help but support my local Avon representative when she pushes the book through my door. Every month I try not to buy anything but pen always touches that order form and I get carried away and spend more than I would want to.
As a rule I normally use the Advanced Techniques Straight and Sleek range from Avon as it seems to suit my hair really well, however having tried a few of the Banana and Coconut products, I decided to add on my order the All in One Shampoo and Conditioner.
They are not expensive at all and I think that I bought it for around 99p because they were on offer but for the product itself I actually think they are really good value.
The packaging is a slimline clear bottle, with a flip cap to squeeze the shampoo out. Avon tend to write descriptions on there bottles in several languages so it doesn't give you much information on the bottle. It also has pictures of the sources that are used to make the product, in this instance banana and coconut.
When you squeeze the product into your palm the first thing that strikes me is the smell. Both the banana and coconut are very strong smells and one does not over power the other really, you can distinguish both scents when you pour the contents out. As you could imagine it is bright yellow in colour and has a kind od pearlescent glow to it, which sparkles a little.
You do not have to use a great deal of the shampoo as a bottle seems to go a long way. I have quite long hair and I don't have to use a great to deal to crate a good lather which is great, as some cheapers shampoo's you have to use quite a lot to get it lather up. When on you hair it is very smooth and soft and you can imagine your hair feeling great after you have used it. It does leave your hair really soft.
What should be the bonus is that it is shampoo and conditioner in one bottle. It may be okay for some people, however I have naturally curly hair and I struggle to get a comb through my hair when I have washed it without a decent conditioner. I have found that I do have to use extra conditioner to be able to do this which for defeats the object a little bit, so as a shampoo I would recommend it however as a 2 in 1, I don't think it quite lives up to some of the other products on the market.
Overall I do really like this product, it has a great smell and if it was just a shampoo it would do the job and I would be happy. But for a measily 99p I will still continue to buy it as it leave my hair smelling great at a low price.
The Banana and Coconut Milk 2in1 Shampoo and Conditioner does not appear to be in brochure 18 for reasons known only to Avon themselves. However as this product was only released in the new bonus sized format about two brochures ago I am quite sure it will be in brochure 1. It is available online this week too.
I ordered this product as a demonstration item, which is when a representative can choose to have one each of a selection of items early at a discounted price. I thought the price I got this for was unbeatable and would be perfect for Dave as he really likes his bananas. When I received this and had a smell though, I quickly realised that this is not a product a man would want to use. Although the scent is distinctively banana with some coconut mixed in, there is a real sweetness to the smell almost like Avon have added in a few spoons of sugar for good measure.
I thought this was actually much more my kind of product and decided I would give it a try. I have relatively short hair now so using a 2in1 shampoo and conditioner is usually fine for my hair and I then use a separate conditioner once a week or so if necessary. This product was absolutely lovely to use. I do not even eat bananas as a general rule but this smell, especially when the product was lathered up, made me want to eat my shampoo!
Afterwards when I had dried my hair I was really pleased with the results. I found the product enjoyable and easy to use plus it had given my hair a thorough cleaning and left it in good condition too. This is a bonus sized product that comes in a 400ml bottle so that is twice as big as all the others from this range. It costs £3 for that large bottle which I think is excellent value for money. I believe this is already available in the standard 200ml bottles for £2 each too though I am certain this is the only bonus sized product from this range currently available.
Moisturise and nourish your hair /