Product Type: Original Source hair care products
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Made me have the same hair as a coconut! :( Smelt nice though!
Original Source Almond & Coconut Shampoo
Member Name: marshall1993
Original Source Almond & Coconut Shampoo
Advantages: Smell was nice, lasted a long time, cleaned hair, cheap
Disadvantages: Didn't lather well, dried hair out.
*Where to buy and Price*
I usually use Herbal Essences, but I have heard some positive things about Original Source, so I thought I'd give it a go using the shampoo. The range can be found in many places that sell toiletries, including pound shops and the like. I brought mine from the 99p shop (!), for, you guessed it, 99p!
I know they are also sold in Wilko's at a little over a pound but are sometimes on offer.
*Appearance and Smell*
It is a tapered bottle, almost like a triangle with a flip cap top, with which you squeeze the contents out. The shampoo is a light beige/brown in colour, and has a pleasing consistancy, it is neither too think nor too thin, which should make it perfect for shampooing. The name is written on the front of the bottle, in chunky writing. It states it is for dry, or coloured hair, so I expected it to be moisturising and nourishing. It says it has a nutty smell, (which made sense) so I was expecting some lovely shampooing. I tend to go for fruity smells, and never really bother with Nuts(almonds) or coconut related products, but something drew me to it, I think I expected a richness and creaminess to it, which as I get older, I am looking for a little more in a product.
*Using the Product*
I opened the bottle and it had a mild smell at first, it wasn't at all offensive, and was quite apleasant, nutty, coconut smell.
I put in onto wet hair and tried to make a lather, I used about a 50p size, as I usually do, but I had a few issues. It didn't lather at all at first, and instantly began to dry my hair out (it felt like it made it like straw and rough). I added more water and shampoo in an effort to make it lather, but still, it was poor in my opinion.
I swilled it out and tried to start again, but it couldn't run my hands through my hair without it feeling like it was being torn out, I was actually surprised how painful it was to wash out. Quite gutted as well, so I gave it another go, trying to lather it up again, this time it worked, but I had used more shampoo by this time than I would have expected, and it was really hard to spread through my hair (if that makes sense). I was shocked that it dried my hair out this much, considering it was meant to be for dry hair.
After shampooing and before I used my conditioner, my hair was really dry, and straw like. But after using my conditioner like normal, my hair was super soft and shiney (weird) more than usual, so maybe the effects of the shampoo are only felt if used with a conditioner? This is one thing I would bare in mind, when purchasing.
My hair felt clean, and had a lovely smell to it for quite a while. The smell was only subtle, but this was fine, as I wouldn't want it to be too over powering. It had a sort of a nutty smell, but it felt more like coconut and creamy than anything. Nice smelling really.
I was a little bit dissapointed with this product, especially after using the shower gels and liked them, but I think possibly, this shampoo is made to be used with a conditioner afterwards, because although it dried my hair out on washing, after using a conditioner, my hair felt extra healthy and shiny, so I wouldn't dismiss this product completely. Basically, use this with a conditioner, or suffer straw hair!
The price is reasonable, for a product that has quite a good reputation, so if you're in need of a shampoo fix, this is worth a shot.
I wouldn't recommend this wholly to you, if you want a quick har fix, use a 2 in 1 shampoo and conditioner or a shampoo that doesn't need a conditioner, do not try this, unless you has very resiliant hair.
Take my review with others though, as I have quite unusual hair, and what may not work for me may do wonders for your hair, in any case, one pound to give it a try, even if it doesnt work for you, it isn't like you have spent lots of money on it.
I give this 3 Stars, because it has a good price, and cleans your hair with a nice smell. But dries it out.
Summary: Use with conditioner for it to work