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      13.10.2013 16:53
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      beautiful smelling clean shampoo making soft manageable children's hair

      WHAT IS IT?
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      L'oreal Kids is a range of 2 in 1 shampoo's for children. It comes in many different scents abd each smell comes in a different colour bottle. Today I am reviewing the Mango one.

      INTRODUCTION
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      I always used johnsons baby shampoo on my children when they were babies. As they got older and became toddlers I noticed that the baby shampoo just didn't seem to be working very well. They both have very thick hair and it was becoming tangley and knotty, it also just didn't seem to be very clean after washing, and was dry. So I had a look around next time I was shopping and came across L'oreal Kids 2 in 1 shampoo in 'Mango Tango' (or yellow flavour shampoo as my 3 year old calls it...). I bought it and have never gone back.

      WHAT'S IT LIKE?
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      It comes in a nice little bottle which is yellow. It's not a usual rounded circular bottle, more like flat and thin with rounded sides. The top of the bottle and the cap is orange and there is an eye on the front along with some nice child suitable writing. The whole bottle looks quite fun and good for children.

      The shampoo itself smells lovely and actually like mango. I love washing my children's hair with it as it smells so good! It is very creamy and lathers very well. It feels like very good quality and thick but still runny enough to squirt out easily.

      After using the shampoo I can still smell it in my kids hair for a couple of days after, which i think it great. Their hair feels so soft and is much easier to brush and detangle after using it.

      HOW MUCH?
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      This shampoo is available from most supermarkets and sells for £1.99 a bottle. Occassionally it is on offer for £1 each so tend to stock up on them then. If it's not on offer Tesco's do their own make one which is always £1, it is very similar in every way. I only slighly prefer the L'oreal one if it's the same price as it smells slightly stronger.

      THE RANGE
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      L'oreal Kids 2 in 1 shampoo comes in lots of different colours and scents, but the mango one is definitely my favourite. Others available are;
      *Strawberry
      *Melon
      *Cherry
      *Lavender

      CONCLUSION
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      Fab shampoo, smells great and leaves my children's hair soft, clean and manageable.

      5 dooyoo stars from me!!
      Definitely recommend!


      xx Mrs K xx

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        06.04.2012 00:10
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        I wouldn't use any other product on my little ones head :-)

        In this review I am going to tell you about L'Oreal Kids Lavender 2in1 Shampoo and Conditioner and how it makes mine and my daughters life a lot easier and hassle free :-)

        My daughter attends swimming lessons twice a week and has very long nice normal hair... to keep it this way I prefere to wash her hair straight away whilst in the swimming baths rather than leave her hair full of chlorine overnight or wait til I get home - saves my hot water as well this way ;-)

        My little girl hates having her hair washed she is forever complaining that I pull her hair too much... or the shampoo stings her eyes... Until we discovered this shampoo...

        I started used it around two years ago when she started her swimming lessons because I am aware L'Oreal is a well known brand and I believed it would be mild on her young head - The no tears and no knots slogan on the adverts also sold the product for me!

        I choose to use the Lavander 2in1 as her swimming lessons at at 7pm and with her going to bed shortly afterwards I feel its good for her to wind down for bed and lavander scents do the trick for her :-)

        There is a total of 4 2in1 shampoo's in the L'Oreal range. The other three in the range are:

        * Mango Tango
        * Strawberry
        * Cherry Almond

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        About the Lid

        Rather than the lid being straight along the top of the bottle it slants the the side giving the overall bottle a unique shape. The lid colour is a frosted white and is quite firm to open / close - great for little hands not being able to cause a mess!

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        About the bottle

        The bottle, as mentioned above is a very unique shape. There is no other bottle like it that I have seen... The bottle contents are also 250ml - just to give you an idea on the size... The bottle itself is quite small in comparison to other 2in1's - this doesnt put me off because the liquid does tend to last a long time between buying new bottles in my opinion! The bottle is not too hard to squeeze the liquid out it can be used easily enough - even by children.

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        The Scent Of The Product

        It actually is a really nice soothing smell of lavander - it clings to my daughters hair and skin for hours after use. Its not an overpowering smell though.

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        About The Liquid

        The liquid colour is pearly white - almost the same colour as the frosted lid on the top of the bottle. One thing I would recommend L'Oreal to do is change the liquid to a colour to match the bottle / scent - as we all know kids LOVE bright colours and it may make it a bit more fun for them than a box standard soapy colour. The texture of the liquid is not too thick / too runny - its just right. It also doesnt take a lot of liquid to be used to create a good lather in your childs hair - which great compared to a lot of supermarket own brands you would likely need to use twice as much as this brand - therefore costing you more in the long run.

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        Front Label

        At the top of the label you have the blue and white image of an eye with a big twinkle inside it - I believe this is to represent the no tears slogan... You then have the standard L'Oreal kids slogan stamped underneigh with an image of half bubbles which I would believe would represent the lather created from the shampoo. The words " EXTRA GENTLE 2 IN 1 " is then printed under this to make the consumer aware that the bottle contains both shampoo and conditioner... The phrase " No Tears No Knots" is then noted towards the bottom of the bottle - which is the most famous and important reason why parents choose this brand for their kids... In slanted writing at the very bottom is the words " For Bed-time Soothing " this is due to the lavander scent in the mixture which is great for helping children - or anyone for that matter! - wind down to sleep.

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        Back Label

        The back label then reads the following:

        L'Oreal kids is so gentle, its tear free.
        Formula tested under ophthalmologist control.

        L'Oreal kids makes hair so soft and shiny!
        Knots can't fight against the conditioning 2in1 formula of L'Oreal kids. Its creamy formula leaves hairsoft, smooth, managable and extra shiny!

        L'Oreal kids is easy to use and smells so good!
        L'Oreal kids SOOTHING LAVANDER shampoo has a soft calming fragrance that is perfect for a relaxing shampoo before bedtime.
        With its soft bottle its easy to hold. With L'Oreal kids its fun to shampoo! Wet hair, squeeze a little on to your palm. Apply shampoo and lather up. Rinse clean. The delicious smell of soothing lavander makes hair washing a real treat!

        CAUTION: DO NOT SWALLOW. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF INFANTS UNLESS SUPERVISED BY ADULTS. IN CASE OF CONTACT WITH EYES RINSE IMMEDIATLY.

        Get hooked at www.lorealkids.com

        * The bottle also states the product has shelf life of up to 12 months - which is good in my opinion.

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        Ingredients

        For those who need to check for allergies on their childrens skin, the product uses the following ingredients:

        AQUA / WATER, SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE, POLYSORBATE 21, COCAMIDOPROPYL, BETANE, CETYL ALCOHOL, HYDROXSTEARYL CETYL ETHER, COCAMIDE MIPA, SODIUM CHLORIDE, SODIUM METHYLPATRABEN, DMDM, HYDANTOIN, PHENOXYETHANOL, ETHYLPARABEN, POLYQUATERNIUM-10, DIMETHICONE, PROPYLENE GLYENE, PROPYLPARABEN, ISOBUTYLPARABEN, CARBOMER, METHYLPARABEN, BUTYLPARABEN, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, PARFUM / FRAGRANCE

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        My Verdict

        The shampoo is great in everyway. Cuts the time used in having to shampoo your childs hair, then wash off... then condition and then wash off again... This product means it can be done all in one. My daughter has commented on how this product doesnt sting her eyes as much as others have (Although its not completly sting free this is the only downside!). It smells great. Helps your child drift off to sleep at bedtime. Easy to use and the product lasts a long time. I have never noticed any irritation / dandruff on my childs head nor does she complain about it. It also does keep knotty hair at bay like the adverts state.

        The only thing I can advise, if you have very young children / babies - be vary wary before using this product on their due to their sensitive heads - the last thing you want to do is cause them dandruff / sore heads at their ages. There is no age that the product is recommended towards but personally I would advise after the age of 4 - as my daughter has normal skin/hair, she started using the product at this age and there has been no problems.

        At the time of writing this review all of the 2in1 L'Oreal shampoo and conditioners are retailing at Tesco for £1.65 per bottle.

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        Hope you enjoyed my review on this product :-) Any feedback on how to improve myself is welcomed :-)

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          29.10.2009 21:50
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          A great kids shampoo

          I always used Johnson's shampoo on my little ones hair - I loved it, loved the smell and made my insides go all gooey. Well my youngest is now 2 so I really must face up to the fact that I don't have a baby anymore - get a grip girl. Anyhow when I finished the last bottle of Johnsons, instead of just buying another, I began to look for an alternative.

          The L'Oreal brand seemed like the most obvious choice, it was the only leading brand that was offering a range for children. I selected the Cheeky Cherry Shampoo, I opted for this one primarily for a purely self-indulgent reason, I absolutely love the smell of cherries and if my little angels hair smelt like this then I would be more than happy. I also selected this one as it was said to have a 2-1 conditioning formula. My daughter's hair can get really tatty so this really appealed to me.

          I used the shampoo during bath time, a small blob was rubbed into her wet hair and I was impressed that it began to work up into a good foamy lather. I was able to give her hair a really good wash with just a small amount of the shampoo. I then rinsed her hair with the shower head and it did take me a while to remove all the shampoo from her hair. I had no complaints from her about stinging eyes so that was a bonus also.

          The shampoo does have the most amazing smell of cherries, it really is scrummy and I just hoped that it would linger on her hair. After bathime when she was all dry and snug in her pj's I was really impressed by how soft and silky her hair felt. I could still smell the cherry aroma although it was a little fainter than I would have liked.

          A 250ml bottle of this shampoo costs £1.71, which I think is a great price because a bottle does last for ages. All in all I think this is a great shampoo for thoses mum's who are willing to say goodbye to johnsons

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            04.10.2009 12:36
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            great for children's hair

            I love the smell of lavender and do believe it does help relax you which is why when I spotted this childrens shampoo from L'Oreal I thought it was worth a try to get my two young boys to unwind a little in their bedtime bath..

            I am a big fan of L'Oreal products myself so was expecting this to be very good. My two boys have normal hair and though neither has long hair they're still prone to tangles now and again.

            Price and packaging~
            I saw this kids shampoo in my local pound shop so no prizes for guessing the amount! With the fragrance being Lavender the bottle is attractive to the eye because it's in the same shade. Now as my bathroom is lilac this looks very at home perched on the side of the bath, but that's not the reason for buying it honestly..!!

            The shape of the bottle is sort of a tear drop and above the word L'Oreal is an eye giving the bottle the appearance of a cheeky face, which appealed to my boys.

            The bottle has a flip top lid which opens and shuts easily enough and the shampoo squeezes out without too much effort.

            Using the product~
            On opening the bottle there is a faint whiff of lavender but it's not as strong as I thought and is actually quite faint compared to Johnsons who do a similar shampoo.

            On squeezing a few drops onto my hand I noticed the colour is an opaque white and the consistency is fairly thick.

            I applied to my boys wet hair and it lathered up very well so a little goes a long way. After the rinsing and drying process I noticed the aroma had intensified slightly and the lavender was far more noticeable.

            The shampoo is a 2 in 1 and this was apparent as my boys hair felt super soft to the touch and there wasn't a hint of a tangle anywhere.

            Summery~
            I am glad the smell of the lavender was stronger after using it but as for it's calming effects my boys went to sleep late and were awake very early the next morning!

            The actual shampoo worked very well and there hair was clean, soft and smelt great after use.
            The bottle is 250ml and because a small amount lathers up really well this is a product that is well worth the price of a £1 and I will be buying this in the future.

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              18.05.2009 09:37
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              Ideal shampoo for all my daughters

              With all my three daughters I have used johnsons baby shampoo and till they were around 2 and then switched to l'oreal kids shampoo. The one I buy at the moment is 'EXTRA GENTLE 2-IN-1 CHEEKY CHERRY SHAMPOO' which states on the bottle that it is for extra conditioning. My main reason for buying the extra conditioning version is that one of my daughters has very long, thick curly hair and if she uses ordinary shampoo it tends to go very dry and tangles at the ends and can be a nightmare to try and comb

              THE PRODUCT - The bottle is bright red and very eye catching the bottle is curved on one side making it very easy to hold and open the flip up lid at the same time with one if necessary which is quite handy with a wriggly 2 year old. There is a lovey distinctive frangrance from the shampoo which isn't unlike cherry bakewells and the smell does last all day on my girls' hair. It lathers up beautifully and produces lots of bubbles and their hair feels squeeky clean and looks beatifully glossy and healthy afterwards. It is perfect for my daughter with curly hair and leaves her hair well moisturised and more or less tangle free so no more tears trying to comb it afterwards.

              VALUE FOR MONEY - This product is around £1.87 in Tesco and with three girls using it doesn't often last more than a week and a half although it was recently on BOGOF so I have stocked up. There are cheaper alternatives like stores own brands but none are nearly as good for my daughters curly hair and in my experience the fruity smell does not last nearly as long so for my family it is definately value for money.

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              23.04.2008 22:53
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              Expensive shampoo that does stop tangles,

              We have always used Johnsons baby shampoo on my daughter but recently I've started to notice that her hair is becoming increasingly tangled, so I asked our hairdresser if there was any types of conditioners about for youngsters that would solve the problem. She told me L'oreal make a kids shampoo and conditioner.

              On my next trip to Tesco I spotted it amongst the shampoos so checked it out. As my daughter is only two I first checked to make sure there was no minimum age recommendations and there wasn't so I duly purchased a bottle at £1.60. It was quite expensive compared to the Tesco own brand at just 38p for the same size bottle but I thought with it being L'oreal it was going to be good.

              The L'oreal kids range have 5 different flavours Cheeky Cherry, Tropical Mango, Soothing Lavender, Sunny Orange (all 2 in 1 shampoo/conditioner) and Very Berry Strawberry shampoo and Very Berry Strawberry Conditioner. The 250ml bottles are very brightly coloured and are shaped to look like a fish with an eye and scales on the bottle. It states in the bottle "No Tears!" and "No Knots".

              I purchased the Cheeky Cherry Shampoo as this is the only one my Tesco branch sells and it does state on the bottle extra gentle 2 in 1. The bottle is bright red with an orange coloured lid. It contains 16 ingredients none of which I have heard of or have any idea what allergies they can cause. On opening the bottle you are greeted with a very strong and sweet smell of Cherries. The shampoo is clear in colour.

              We started using the shampoo on my my daughter and it was great. No tears during bath time and it certainly made a difference to the shine of my daughters hair. The main thing was there was no tangles at all even the following day after my daughter had slept. In the mornings was when we used to get the tangles and the tears when trying to comb them out, so I was very pleased how easy it was to comb her hair.

              About three weeks after we started using the shampoo I noticed my daughter had developed dandruff and after closer inspection of her skull I could see grey scabby areas all over her scalp, so immediately stopped using it. After using the Johnsons again her scalp went back to normal and the dandruff cleared up.

              I checked out the L'oreal kids website (www.lorealparis.co.uk) to see if it mentioned anything about reactions to the shampoo but there was nothing. Eventually I found a telephone number for me to contact them.

              I telephoned and got through to customer services and asked them if there was a minimum age recommendation and all they said was that it was not suitable for babies. I then explained to them that my daughter was two and had had a reaction to the shampoo. The customer services lady was very helpful and said that she would file a medical report for me. She asked me about the symptoms and took my name and address. She told me to immediately stop using the shampoo on my daughter which we had already done and offered me either £3.00 in vouchers or a refund of the purchase price paid direct into my bank account. Seeing as I don't use any of the L'oreal range I opted for the payment into my bank account.

              A few days later I received a letter from L'oreal confirming my telephone call and stating how sorry they were that I had had problems with their products. It also confirmed that the refund had taken place and they also advised me to take my daughter to the doctors to have her checked out to make sure everything had cleared up.

              I have been using the shampoo myself as I hate the thought of wasting anything and it seems to be fine for me although for about the first hour after washing my hair all I can smell is cherries. We have started using the Tesco shampoo on my daughter and touch wood (my head) this seems to be ok on my daughter.

              It is such a shame my daughter had the reaction because I was very happy with the condition of her hair when we first started using it but I must say the Tesco shampoo seems to do the job just as well at a fraction of the cost.

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                11.03.2008 11:49
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                Not the best shampoo for children, Avons is better and cheaper

                I told you earlier about my experience with L'Oreal childrens conditioner that I brought for my grandaughters. At the same time I brought the childrens shampoo. I got the Banana and Melon one because their hair is fine and dry and is very flyaway sometimes.

                I wash my younger grandaughters hair for her but the other one is 11 so she does hers herself.

                I wet my grandaughters hair and added a small blob of the shampoo. I then rubbed her hair to get a good lather and made sure I washed all the little hairs around her ears and everything. The shampoo lathers up very well and left her with a "hat" of bubbles on her head which she liked because the shampoo from Avon I usually buy for them doesn't give her so many bubbles.

                I had to rinse it for a long time to get rid of all the bubbles and even when the bubbles had gone there was still a lot of the shampoo in her hair which kept on bubbling and fizzing even while I was trying to rinse it. It felt like a never ending job. The shampoo smells very nice and I can smell both the melon and the banana in it, my grandaughters both like the smell and I liked the way I could still smell if even after their hair was dry. It also made my bathroom smell nice all night.

                When their hair was dry I could see that the shampoo had worked well and their hair was nice and clean. The older one uses a little bit of hair spray on her fringe and the shampoo got rid of all the spray and its residue. The only thing is that because she washes her hair herself she hadn't bothered to rinse out the shampoo for as long as I had with her sisters so her hair went limp quite quickly because there was still shampoo in it.

                The shampoo comes in the same fish shape bottle as the conditioner and they look nice in my bathroom, they were definatly designed for children but I think they are nice as well and I am an adult. They cost about £2. 25 for a bottle big enough for about 12 washes but sometimes you can buy it in the pound shop and the only difference is the label is written in Arabic.

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                08.09.2004 06:12
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                I'll be honest: I'm a big kid. If something is packaged in bright colours and has a cartoon face on it, chances are I'll buy it. Now, the shampoo aisle in the supermarket doesn't usually contain too many brightly coloured, cartoon adorned packages, so it's no surprise that L'Oreal for Kids managed to catch my eye quickly. Now, I'd walked up and down past this stuff a million times and had never bought it. I'd always wanted to buy it, but for some reason I just felt like too big a wean to actually take it up to the checkout, but one day I just threw caution to the wind and nestled it in the trolley among the loo roll and bubble bath. Now, the second thing that you really should know about me is that I'm the laziest person in the world when it comes to washing my hair. Now, obviously I need to do it, but I avoid conditioner if I can help it 'cause it just seems like too much extra time and hassle added to an already unpleasant task, and I hate having to use a hair dryer as it takes so long for my hair to dry (my hair is long). However, no need to fear, because L'Oreal has a 2 in 1 shampoo, Fast Dry shampoo.. My supermarket didn't have the best choice, but it did have Burst of Pineapple Flash 2 in 1, and when I first bought it it came with a promotional Finding Nemo bath mitt...what more could a girl ask for in life? So I took it home and examined the bottle. I wasn't too confident. After all, it was kids' shampoo so it would probably dry my hair out or make it feel sticky or something equally horrible. It stated it had a no more tears formula, but I doubted the validity of this statement. It also said it reduced tangles, but I didn't have much faith in this statement either. Most of all, I doubted t
                he claim that it was Fast Drying. However, it came in a colourful bottle, so I was chuffed at that alone! So I decided to give it a go and the first thing that hit me was the smell. Oh my word! It was wonderful! It smelt really pineappley, and I didn't want to wash it out of my hair it smelt so good! All for the sake of research purposes, I let some slip into my eyes, and although it made my eyes feel rather dry it didn't sting them like ordinary shampoo did. Ok, brownie points to L'Oreal so far, then. It worked up a good lather and rinsed off easily. I kept as far away from the hair drier as possible, and true enough, my hair was dry really quickly, a lot quicker than it would've been if I'd left it to dry itself after using another shampoo, and my brush ran through my hair really easily both when it was wet and dry. For once, it seemed, I'd found myself a product that didn't just adorn itself with marketing ploys...it really worked! I stuck to this for a while, and then went back to ordinary shampoo, but nothing makes my hair feel as soft and manageable as L'Oreal For Kids, so I'm going to go straight back to it! L'Oreal kids products are available in different varieties: Fast Dry Burst of Pineapple Flash 2 in 1 Fast Dry Burst of Cool Melon Shampoo Burst of Juicy Grapefruit Conditioner Sweet Pear Tangle Tamer So Strawberry Shampoo Burst of Tropical Fruit Shampoo Splash of Sunny Orange Burst of Cherry Almond I suppose these products are quite expensive, especially for kids, as they usually come in round about the £2 mark, give or take 30p or so, and they smell so good kids might try to put them in their mo
                uth, but they are excellent nevertheless, for little kids and grown up kids alike! Capital letters courtesy of: http://www.chuckleweb.co.uk/fixit.php

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                  just wanted to share with you my experience of L?Oreal shampoo 2 in 1 for kids. I have used the cherry and almond on my children previously and found it worked satisfactory. The cherry almond is for extra conditioning and even my husband uses it! The watermelon is for thick wavy hair and the smell is amazing. You could almost pour it over a bowl of Walls vanilla ice cream. (though I wouldn?t recommend it!). My boys have a good head of hair and this one works just as well as the cherry almond. My dad uses the So Strawberry and he has thick white hair, very unruly. It suits him fine but he?s too embarrassed to be seen buying a kids shampoo, so I have to buy it for him! I cannot comment on the Orange Swim Shampoo, as I have never bought it. I have smelt it and like the others it?s pretty yummy. The tropical fruit has the strongest of all the aromas and this one seems to sting my boy?s eyes, so it?s not on my regular weekly shop list at Tesco. The banana melon is perfect for my little girl. Its meant for fine hair and as she doesn?t have much (she is only 1) its perfect I find the smell lasts on their hair well into the next wash the following day and condition?s the hair very well, leaving no residue. Boots sell the L?Oreal range at £1.69 and its occasionally on BOGOF as well, so keep an eye out for offers. Tesco sell it for £1.47 at the moment but prices fluctuate. However, though I would say I do like the range, there is a small hiccup that I want to tell you about. I have recently bought the APPLE AND CINAMMON. This is a limited edition shampoo I am pleased to add as I will not be buying this again. I saw it on offer at Tesco and did the smell test (as you do). It was like apple crumble and I had to buy it just for the smell alone. Little did I know that it was going to affect my children?s skin. After using it, they complained their eyes were stinging. I rinsed them out wi
                  th clean water and they were fine after that. During the night my two boys were awake complaining of their head itching. They finally settled down to sleep with a dose of Calpol and a good scratch. The following morning my boys chest, neck, face and sections of their legs had a rash. Because it was quite thick around the chest and neck I presumed they had both caught chicken pox. The GP examined them and said it wasn?t the chicken pox but an allergic reaction. He asked if I had changed my washing powder, fabric conditioner etc. The only new thing introduced to their skin was the shampoo. The doctor said to get in touch with the company who manufactured the product and get them to test it. My boys had to take medication for a week until the rash subsided. They were also given piriton. They didn?t feel unwell with it, just frustrated at being itchy. I had to confirm to their teacher it wasn?t chicken pox in order for the boys to return to school the following day. I wasn?t very pleased with this L?Oreal and sent the shampoo away to them with a detailed complaint against their product. Today I received a reply: ?Further to our recent correspondence, we have received the results from our factory regarding testing of your returned product. Our quality assurance department has now examined the retainer and have reported all tests conform to the required product specification. The problem you experienced is unusual and we ask you to accept our apologies for your disappointment and inconvenience caused. We would like to assure you that all our product formulations are extensively researched and tested to ensure they are suitable for the purpose they have been designed. We have rigorous quality controls at our manufacturing centre to ensure all products adhere to specification.? I was a bit disappointed with the reply. It was a complete was of time and my postage returning the product. I migh
                  t as well of just poured it down the toilet ! Based on my experience I will not buy this product again. L?Oreal seem to think all is ok with the apple and cinnamon but regardless of what the letter says my boys skin proved different. Oh by the way, L?Oreal kids shampoo does clean the toilet pan very well if you run out of toilet duck or bleach. There was a ?deposit? left inside the pan and my cupboards were bare, as I needed a tesco shop big time. I decided to squirt a bit of Cherry Almond on it, flushed it after a while and then it went. The pan was gleaming! Use it to clean your sinks out too, it shines and you get a lovely smell of Cherry. I wont stop using the L?Oreal range based on this hiccup, just the apple and cinnamon. I will also be cautious to try out any limited edition shampoos in the future.

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                    28.12.2003 01:23
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                    My 3 year old daughter has got the most gorgeous blonde hair and she is soooo proud of it so she likes to try all the latest products to make it look and smell nice. Recently whilst browsing the aisles of our local Kwik Save we saw L'Oreal Kids Cherry and Almond 2 in 1 shampoo on special offer and decided to give it a go. Packaging. The bottle is mainly red with a few other funky colours which are obviously designed to draw your attention to it. The bottle is strangely shaped, it kind of looks like a fish so I suppose if you have a child that doesn't really enjoy having their hair washed this may keep them distracted for a little while. The Shampoo. The shampoo that we bought was Cherry and Almond "flavoured" 2 in 1 shampoo and conditioner. The shampoo itself is not too thick or too thin and it lathers nicely. The added bonus with this shampoo is that it has a no tears formula, so no more hunting round looking for a flannel or a sponge to rinse eyes!! The smell of the shampoo is wonderful. Imagine Mr Kipling?s cherry bakewells and there you have it. Unlike some shampoos where the smell only lasts for a few hours, this one leaves a lovely scent on the hair for up to 2 days. Rinsing is also very easy. Value For Money. The bottle that we purchased like I said was on special offer. We paid 74p but the normal price is £1.75 which on the whole is not too bad for a kid?s shampoo. The bottle seems to last for quite a long time as you only need to use a small amount. Results. After using this shampoo, I noticed that it was much easier to pull a comb through my daughter?s hair and that it was much shinier and healthy looking. We are very impressed and will be trying other "flavours" in the future.

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                      21.11.2003 14:45
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                      Hair care for me should be as non-intrusive as possible. To quote a famous brand I like to be able to wash and go! Alas, I wasn?t given the raw materials to work with and my hair will always despise conditioners and need the styling and attention that I am loathe to give. The L'Oreal for Kids range of shampoos simply screamed at me from across the supermarket aisles. I was initially attracted by the brightly coloured, slightly odd shaped bottles and upon closer inspection came across the magic words "fast dry" This was too much. The girl has to have some. And so that, your honour, is how this childless 29 year-old came to have in her possession a bottle of children?s shampoo (complete with free gift). » What to look for I' not into describing packaging in a big way save where it is relevant. Here it is. The six varieties of shampoo in this range come in brightly coloured, wonky-oval shaped containers, each with a flip top lid. What makes these different is the attention to detail. They are made from "oft-touch" plastic to make them appealing to small hands and to enable them to float in the bath. I would imagine that this is a huge bonus if your child does not like having their hair washed and would provide them with a degree of distraction. The "soft-touch" plastic is also a bonus as an adult as the bottle is a lot less slippery than standard plastic bottles and the shape is a lot more ergonomic. It also enables you to squeeze every last drop from the bottle without the need to have the bottle up-ended for days. Just as well really as the flip-top lid has a safety design to prevent you from taking the whole lid off the bottle. A real child-friendly touch. The flip-top lid is fairly stiff though. » The product itself The shampoo is marketed as a no tears, no knots formula and I can vouch for both. This does not sting in the slightest if you get it in your eyes and a
                      s for tangling, that's a thing of t he past! My own experience is of the Fast Dry Burst of Pineapple Flash shampoo (what a mouthful). This shampoo smells absolutely heavenly, a real fruity sensation that lingers on the hair for a good few hours. It smells sweet but not sickly and is fairly true to the smell of real fruit (not too surprising as pineapple smelling esters are one of the easiest to synthesise). The shampoo itself is a rather disappointing white, not pearlised like some shampoos, but a pure colour. It is about the consistency of Head & Shoulders, fairly thick and substantial. This does mean that you have time to tip some onto your hand and then massage it into your hair without half of it falling into the bath or shower. A ten-pence sized blob will produce a good lather on short to medium length hair although I suspect you may need slightly more for longer hair. I find that I only need to do one wash with this as opposed to the two that I do with many shampoos. The first hint of how good this shampoo is comes when you rinse it off. It comes away easily leaving your hair feeling incredibly soft and conditioned. My hair tends to be greasy and so I rarely use conditioners which tend to make it worse and the first time I used this product I was concerned that I might be falling into the same trap again. I needn't have worried. After a quick towel dry I set about combing my hair. Not a tangle in sight! So, what about this quick dry formula? The product claims to use innovative silicon technology to allow your hair to dry quicker. Having experimented with the new Comfort Fast Dry fabric conditioner (not on my hair!) and found little difference I was sceptical. Again no need. This stuff really is good. I managed to blow-dry and style my collar length hair in under 3 minutes (the same song was playing on the radio when I finished as when I switched the dryer on and no, it wasn't Bohem
                      ian Rhapsody or American Pie!). My hair looked incredibly shiny and smooth. Would it last? I'm pleased to say that it is no worse than any other shampoo I have tried despite its conditioning qualities. My hair was more than ready for a wash towards the end of day two but that?s usual for me. Commuting wrecks any chance of a beauty regime! I wouldn't hesitate to buy this again. At around £1.70 it's not the cheapest shampoo on the market but that smell and the quick dry formula is enough to keep me coming back! Unfortunately the other quick dry shampoo is watermelon which I cannot stand. The other fragrances are not quick dry formulae which may put me off from trying them (Tropical, Orange, Cheery Almond, Strawberry and Melon being the others). Available from all good supermarkets, Boots, Superdrug and many other retail outlets.

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                        16.07.2002 06:33
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                        I tend to buy shampoos based on smell as much as on their other qualities and through a lot of tests find the ones which are good for my hair and smell gorgeous. The L'Oreal Kids shampoo I use is the Cherry-Almond one. The bottle is red and fairly soft to enable those little hands to use it more easily. The smell is evocative of marzipan and very sweet. You only need to use a little bit as it lathers up very well. Ok so the good and bad bits. The best bit of this shampoo is its smell. It is also very good for removing hair product build up although I have to lather, rinse AND repeat for best results. However, as I find with most two in one shampoos it does not condtion my hair as well as I prefer so I also use a spray leave-in conditioner. It is marketed as tear free. I have to admit that it is much milder on the eyes than most shampoos and therefore most suitable for children or people with sensitive eyes. However, having got it in my eyes earlier I find my eyes are still stinging slightly so it is by no means perfect but that is probably down to the perfume more than anything else. Also if you have to wear glasses or contact lenses you will definately need them in to read the tiny tiny section with the customer care helpline number on it. I cannot think of the price off the top of my head but believe it to be between £1.20 and £1.80. I have ended up rating this as three as I use it but have other shampoos I prefer far more. Happy Hunting

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                          26.02.2002 21:58
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                          Having tried most of our adult shampoos on my kids, it became apparent that they neither need treatment for bleached/damaged or even permed hair, so we reverted back to childrens products. The latest line we have used is the L'oreal for kids line, with exciting colours, resulting easy for even them to spot on the shelf in the supermarket, and excellent price/quality relation. All of the range has great "smell" value. (very important to little girls) and actually DOES do what is promised on the bottle. The latest one in the bathroom is the Burst of Cherry-Almond extra gentle 2-in-1 shampoo, described to be extra conditioning. The smell is really great, you only need a small amount of the product and away you go with the lather, allthough maybe it is a tad too thick, so steady on application, but the end results are great, easy combing and great shine when dry. Basically it lives up to it's capital letters promise on the bottle: NO TEARS! NO KNOTS! More to the point it works for the adults too. An all round family shampoo really, if the adults do not mind smelling like a fruit basket display.

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                            11.12.2001 17:54
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                            Does anyone else out there dread washing your young children’s hair. The tantrums can be pretty out of this world, moaning that waters got in their eyes and now the shampoo is making them sting and so on. Well worry no longer I am writing this opinion about a lovely smelling shampoo I have come across that could make bathtimes more fun and I have also added a few of my bathroom super hints as an added extra for you all. ** The Product:- Loreal Kids 2-1 Extra Gentle Shampoo ** Whilst hunting around the supermarket recently I decided to put a lot of thought into buying a shampoo for the children, I wanted a no tears, nice smell and an interesting container for them to fight over. I think I found it in the way of Loreal Kids 2-1 shampoo. There were a few varieties to choose from and the one that got my final vote was the Banana and Melon flavour. The bottle states that it’s so gently that its tear free and has been tested under ophthalmologist control. If that makes you feel any better about the product!! They claim that the special design shape of the bottle makes it easier to hold. It is an unusual shape, however I did not notice the difference it made whilst holding that bottle to any other. Now lets see if it passes the all-important children in the bath test. Once bath time was upon us I broke it gently to the children that it was in fact hair-washing day. After wails and screams and struggling to get out of the bath I showed them the new shampoo bottle. I have always washed their hair with children’s shampoo but they still complained that their eyes were sore. Armed with my new found product I showed Luke who is four the new shaped bottle which comes complete with a blue lid and yellow in colour bottle with a picture of an eye in the centre, rather like Cyclops. Luckily he found this quite different, so I then took it a stage further and let him pop open the flip top lid and have a smell for himse
                            lf. We had a guessing game as to who could name the smell of the shampoo and after going through several other fruits he finally guessed. With a flannel over his eyes I finally applied some shampoo on to his hair. The shampoo is clear and the consistency of runny honey. It lathered up really well and the aromas were wafting from his scalp. To make it more entertaining for Luke I decided to make his hair into different hairstyles and let him have a mirror to admire his beauty with!! He was impressed and after several minutes of pampering I was able to wash the shampoo off. Charlotte my nearly two-year old was also impressed by the smell and was then happy for me to apply the shampoo to her hair. So my overall opinion on the product is that it’s a good smell, lathered well and there is certainly no tears at bathtime now.

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                              22.06.2001 04:32
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                              I am sorry to have to say this about L'Oreal, but their kids hair product is a bit of a sham. Whilst it is true that if it gets in their eyes it doesnt hurt, it is not true that it gets the knots out. I was shampooing my five year old sons hair and it got in his eyes and he didnt flinch, as normally he would cry and say it hurt, he has now asked me to use it all the time, which I will of course. When I was washing my eight year old daughters hair, which is below her shoulder blades, I had terrible problems trying to brush the knots out. I really think they should rethink their ingredients to ensure that it has more conditioner so the knots do come out, but also ensuring there is still that no tears factor.

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                              L'Oreal Kids is so gentle, its tear free / Formula tested under ophthalmologist control / L'Oreal Kids makes hair so soft and shiny / The creamy, conditioning 2-in-1 formula helps eliminate knots and leaves hair soft, smooth, manageable and extra shiny / L'Oreal Kids is easy to use and smells so good.With its soft bottle, it's easy to hold / With L'Oreal Kids it's fun to shampoo!