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If you like fruity, summery smelling hair then I suggest you buy a bottle of Avon Apple & Rosemary shampoo - you are sure to like it. It costs £2 for 200ml and the plastic bottle has a flip up lid and you can gently squeeze it to get the contents out.
This bottle isn''t massive like the Tresemme bottles are and which I personally find too hard to handle in a slippery shower. This is far more manageable. The smell of this shampoo is unique in that it really does smell very much like fresh apples and you can also smell the rosemary at the same time, although this is not so strong as the apple aroma.
The shampoo lathers very well once you have wet the hair sufficiently and I never need to have to use too much of it to achieve a good lather on my head and on my facial beard. It rinses off well too and yet I am left with the lingering smell of apples. I suppose I might smell like a fruit bowl but the other half says she likes it.
It makes my hair feel soft and light a feathery and smooth and wispy and a bit like candy floss. I don't need to use one of those conditioners after I have used this shampoo as I find my hair is soft enough already without it. My beard is easy to control after I have blow dried it after using this shampoo. It is also quite kind to my scalp. I suffer from a dry itchy skin condition on my scalp and I have to be careful what kind of hair care products I use but I never find this has a detrimental affect. I suppose it must be gentle if I can use it on my face and get away with it.
Nice shampoo, nice smell and recommended.
I am an Avon Representative, and I had a few left-over products following my most recent order, so I decided to keep one or two of them as a treat for myself, before attempting to sell on the rest to my customers.
One of the products in question was the "Apple & Rosemary" shampoo for normal hair, from the Avon Naturals range. The bottle is clear plastic, which is convenient as it lets you monitor how much of the shampoo you have left. The shampoo itself is a bright green colour, and the label on the bottle has a nice picture of fresh-looking green apples.
I got this product at no cost, as it was leftover stock, but it is available in the current Avon brochure for the cost of £2.00, for a 200ml bottle. I would point out though, that the Avon Naturals Range is one of the selection of products from Avon that are on offer most often, or I think so anyway, so if you are a regular Avon shopper, you might be better off waiting until such an offer is taking place, and using the opportunity to your full advantage by stocking up a little! A recent promotion of this kind was the opportunity to buy any 4 products from the "Naturals" range for the sum of £5. Not bad!
Now, back to the shampoo...
The plastic bottle has a plastic flip-up lid, under which is a small hole or nozzle. Because the bottle is plastic, the shampoo can easily be squeezed onto your palm, through the nozzle. This type of design makes it easier to choose how much of the product you want to use and there is less chance of waste.
The smell is, in a word, divine! It is a delicious aroma that is a refreshing, light, summery scent. It is not overly false or sickly. I would point out, however, that after washing my hair with this shampoo, I noticed no trace of the delicious scent on my locks after drying and styling. So if you are the kind of person who likes to be aware of the scent of your shampoo on your hair, this product might not be right for you. I on the other hand, am not particularly bothered either way.
The shampoo lathered up well, and I felt it rinsed from my hair and scalp fairly easily. The shampoo bottle clearly states that this shampoo is for 'normal' hair, which my hair is most definitely not, so I have to point out that I was rather dubious about whether I would be altogether impressed with the results after washing.
I needn't have worried; not only was my hair lovely and clean, but it had a nice shine to it, which can be hard for me to achieve from cheaper shampoos, much to my disappointment. On the down side though, I felt that the shampoo was a bit harsh on my colour; I needed to apply a colour rescue treatment a few days after using this shampoo, but to be fair, this is usually the case when I use any shampoo that doesn't have a colour-protection element to it, not just this one in particular.
I have a rather sensitive scalp, and some shampoos and conditioners can irritate this and make it itchy. I didn't have any of these unpleasant symptoms after using the Avon apple shampoo.
Overall, I felt that this product did exactly what it claimed to do. Whilst it wasn't ideal as an everyday shampoo for my own hair, it offers a nice substitute for an occasional wash. I also think it would be pleasant on holiday as the smell is just so fresh and 'clean'. I particularly like fruity products on holiday, so this will be a definite addition to my list!
I wasn't disappointed with the product at all, and would recommend it to my customers and fellow dooyooers alike. Five stars from me!
It may interest you to know that Avon have a conditioner in the "Apple and Rosemary" fragrance too, so you can use have matching hair care products if you wish. This costs the same as the shampoo, currently £2 per bottle.