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      24.05.2013 09:49
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      The conditioner is much better than the shampoo

      I'm a big fan of the Palmolive bath range, so when I saw their Naturals Milk & Honey hair care range I just had to give it a try. I came across this in Poundland, where the shampoo and conditioner cost me (surprise, surprise!) just £1 each.

      Product description: "Dry hair needs special care. Palmolive Milk & Honey shampoo contains natural milk. This creamy formula gently cleanses and helps to nourish your hair and smooth its surface. Gentle care for hair that shines with life."

      The shampoo comes in a standard plastic bottle with a flip-top lid which allows you to dispense the shampoo through a small hole. It's a little awkward when nearing the end as the bottle needs to be tilted upside down for some time before the remaining product flows towards the end so you can get it out, and because the top of the bottle is curved I was unable to leave it standing up on the other end. The plastic has a bright golden yellow colour which you cannot see through so it's impossible to get a good idea of how much is left inside, and I much prefer transparent bottles for this reason.

      I tend to demand a lot from my hair products as I'm quite fussy and my hair has many different needs and requirements. I have thin hair that is prone to looking greasy at the roots and dry at the ends. Added to that I've been dyeing my hair every few weeks to maintain my new ginger colour, and I've started to see signs of damage and breakage. This shampoo is recommended as being suited to dry hair types but in my case I find that this is not rich enough to provide enough moisture for my hair in its current state. The shampoo itself is quite thick and creamy with a pearly white shiny finish to it. It creates a very rich lather and spreads well from the roots and throughout the lengths of my hair. It feels nice and gentle as I'm rubbing it over my hair, and it does help to get my hair fully cleansed removing any tangles and excess oils. However once my hair has dried I am left with two very different results! The roots of my hair seem very well cared for, feeling soft and smooth to the touch as well as looking neat and tidy. But down at the ends of my hair it looks completely different, from about half-way down my hair turns into a mass of frizz and is left looking and feeling very dried out.

      I was disappointed with this shampoo as I had experienced a much better result from using the matching conditioner, which was richly hydrating and nourished my dry damaged hair so that it looked and felt in much better condition. The conditioner has a lovely sweet scent of honey as you would expect from a Milk & Honey based product, but the shampoo has a less pleasant fragrance and smells more like a generic sweet and soapy floral perfume. It's also worth noting that when I followed the recommendation to use both the shampoo and conditioner together, it performed poorly compared to using the products separately with another brand shampoo or conditioner. The combination of Milk & Honey shampoo and conditioner left my hair flyaway, static and difficult to manage, and after several tries I decided it would be best to use them separately.

      Overall I don't think I would bother using this shampoo again. I had much better results from using the conditioner with a different branded shampoo, because the matching products do not seem to be compatible with each other. At just £1.00 for a 400ml bottle it was good value for money, but unfortunately it is not properly suited to my hair type and leaves my hair unbalanced.

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        22.09.2012 14:17
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        A cheap but cheerful shampoo which leaves the hair fresh and clean

        My hair is quite dry and damaged because I always have to straighten and blow dry it in order to get my locks under some kind of control. Unfortunately this also leads to split ends and dull hair but I don't have a choice. That is why I purchased the Milk & Honey Shampoo by Palmolive for dry hair.

        What does the product do?
        The product promises to cleanse the hair and to remove hair products and grease to leave your locks looking and feeling squeaky clean. The shampoo contains milk proteins to strengthen the hair and honey to nourish and protect the hair. It also claims to smooth the hair cuticles leading to hair that shines with health and vitality.

        How do you use the product?
        The product is to be used in the same way as a normal shampoo. It should be massaged into damp hair, through the length and the roots, and then rinsed out thoroughly. It should then be followed up by a good conditioner.

        Packaging and Price
        The shampoo comes contained within a honey coloured bottle which has some honey and milk being poured on a picture on the front. There is some additional information about the product on the back of the bottle. It has a flip top lid which allows you to easy open and close the bottle with wet and soapy hands. The product will cost around £2 and for that money, you will get 400ml of the shampoo which gives you plenty of washes. The product can be bought from plenty of stores such as Boots and Superdrug, large supermarkets and also from a variety of online websites.

        Aroma and Appearance
        The product does smell very sweet, if a little fruity and a bit like honey. I love the Milk & Honey hand wash and body wash by Palmolive but unfortunately, this product doesn't have the exact same scent. It's still nice enough though and I do like it. The consistency of the product is quite thick and luxurious, and the colour of the shampoo is honey coloured and golden.

        Application and Performance
        The product works up a nice lather in the hair and it really feel like it's doing a good job of cleaning my hair. The sweet aroma is very evident when you are using the product and it makes the experience an enjoyable and relaxing one. When it is time to rinse out the product, the shampoo is easily and quickly removed from the hair. The hair is easy to brush through after use so there aren't any tangles. Once my hair is dry, I can see that it looks nice and clean, and it has a healthy shine. I still need to work hard to get my hair under control but the dullness is gone and it looks in a slightly better conditioner, or this can also be attributed to the conditioner as well.

        Conclusion
        All in all, this is a good shampoo which leaves my hair feeling and smelling fresh and clean. It hydrates my hair to some extent, gives it a nice shine and leaves it tangle free. I wouldn't use this shampoo for a special occasion but it is certainly a good everyday shampoo which lives up to the promises which it made.

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        19.05.2011 17:51
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        A great value shampoo for £1

        As I have said before, I tend to have a few shampoo's on the go, rather than using the same one everyday, and I also tend to go by what is on offer at the time, although there are a few I would avoid at all costs. Recently I visited Poundland, and picked up a bottle of this Palmolive Naturals shampoo Milk and Honey for a very reasonable £1 for a 400ml bottle. I had previously reviewed the anti dandruff palmolive shampoo and liked it as well, so I was hopeful that this would be as good value for money.

        The bottle itself is quite unmistakable, given that it is orange in colour and rather tall, in comparison to other shampoos on the shelf. This shampoo is primarily aimed at those who have dry hair, and although I don't tend to suffer from this, I know that continual straightening and styling, as well as using hair spray, can dry out even the best textures of hair. This shampoo is therefore promoting the fact that it offers 'Nourishment and care' for those with dry hair, creating 'smooth and soft' hair through use.

        On the reverse of the bottle, there is more information about the effectiveness of the milk and honey in this shampoo. THe mixture of the proteins from the milk and honey extract create a 'creamy formula' which 'cleanses' and helps to 'nourish' hair and 'smooth its surface', leaving hair that 'shines with life'.

        If you are looking for a strong scent off this shampoo you won't find it. Yes, when you apply it to your hair, it lathers well and rinses out well, but it really only smells like a cleaning shampoo, and there is no hint of the honey that you might get a whiff of. The texture of the shampoo is creamy as claimed. I have been using this shampoo for about a week and a half now, and I have been impressed with how it leaves my hair. My hair tends to be thin and lifeless, although it is generally a smooth texture, and this shampoo, although it doesn't add to the volume, it certainly doesn't leave my hair looking lifeless either. In terms of smoothness and shine, this is where I think the product works well, as it claims it will, as my hair is left looking in great condition and feeling in great condition.

        All in all, for the price I paid ie £1 for a 400ml bottle, I cannot fault this shampoo. In my opinion, in terms f shine and smoothness, this rates as highly as some of the more expensive brands on offer, and really, who is going to know that difference whether you use this or a costlier version. I think this shampoo, when getting it for that price, offers very good value for money, as I expect it to last a good length of time given the size of the bottle. A product that is hard to fault for its price!

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          18.04.2011 23:01
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          Great value product with no hard sell, leaves your hair with a healthy shine.

          I usually buy my toiletries based upon what is on offer that week in the supermarket. I am quite easily pleased when it comes to essentials such as shampoo's and When I noticed the Palmolive Naturals Milk & Honey shampoo on offer in my local supermarket I bought a couple of bottles. I love the scent of this product and as it contains natural milk proteins and honey extract I know it is healthy for my hair and it also leaves a very healthy looking shine to it.

          The Palmolive Naturals Milk & Honey shampoo comes in a 400ml bottle and it cost me £1 in my local supermarket. I don't really do brand loyalty when it comes to most bodycare products but I have always liked Palmolive products and I knew this was one offer I couldn't miss. The offer wasn't a knockover deal - the usual price is around £1.30 so it wasn't a huge saving but a saving nonetheless. The golden bottle this product comes in immediately draws your attention as it stands out on the shelf, and the Palmolive logo is quite prominent on the front of the bottle. Containing 400ml the bottle will go a long way. The shampoo itself is of a rich and creamy consistency and the text on the bottle informs you that the formula will gently cleanse and nourish your hair aswell as leaving a smooth surface. My hair is always left squeaky clean afterwards and with a healthy shine, so I know it does the job.

          A lot of haircare products come with fancy gimmicks and sales patter but with the Palmolive products I have always seen the results first hand without the need for any hard sell. I love the thickness and smell of the shampoo and buying from a trusted top brand is always reassuring to me. When this shampoo is on offer I always stock up. Particularly recommended to those with limp and lifeless hair.

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            28.03.2011 14:45
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            A fantastic shampoo

            I will happily admit that I don't stick to one type of product whether it be shampoo, moisturiser, perfume or even fabric softeners so when I realised we were getting low on 'family' shampoo I thought I'd try this Palmolive Naturals in Milk & Honey..

            As I highlight my hair I like to spend a bit more money on *my* hair care range (such as Aussie) when I can afford it but for my husband and two boys I tend to buy whatever is on offer.
            When I spotted this 400ml sized bottle of shampoo in Netto recently at just over £1 (£1.09 if we are being exact) I thought it would do nicely and popped it into my basket.

            I washed both of my boys hair later that night with it and liked how soft it left their blond locks feeling, not to mention what a lovely clean fragrance it had so thought I would try it for myself.

            The shampoo comes housed in an upright standing generic looking bottle. It has a matte finish to it and is a bright tangerine in colour meaning the contents aren't visible.
            The bottle has a slight rounded appearance to it and curves in towards the neck where there is a flip open lid perched directly on top.

            My experience of using the shampoo~
            After how this shampoo left my boys hair I was eager to test this out for myself. I didn't really notice whilst in the shop, but on reading the bottle at home it does state this is designed for dry hair and as my hair can become dry if not looked after properly then this sounded ideal to use.

            On opening the lid - which is very easy to do so (Yves Rocher needs to take note as their lids are impossible to open) I was met with a wonderful fruity scent. Though this states it's fragrance is milk and honey, all I could smell was a citrusy orange type of fragrance though this didn't deter me in the least as it was a lovely scent.

            Squeezing the shampoo onto the palm of my hand I saw the consistency to be surprisingly thick, whilst the texture was very creamy as was the colour.

            About a 10p sized blob seemed to be enough to wash my hair thoroughly as on contact with the water the shampoo lathered up within seconds.
            I was very impressed at how soft my hair was feeling despite it still being full of bubbles but it felt softer already so I was hoping for good results once my hair was rinsed.

            I found rinsing the shampoo away seemed to take a good few minutes as the bubbles seemed to intensisfy and the more I rinsed the more it seemed to lather!
            Once the water was running clear though my hair was feeling nice and soft, though I didn't want to risk it so used a conditioner to follow (not palmolive though).

            Would I recommend this?~
            I originally bought this just for my boys and husband as they all have natural short hair as opposed to my long (ish) coloured hair so they are not usually too bothered by what they are using. My husband says this is one of the nicest shampoos he has used and both of my boys hair smell wonderful when I've used this on them.

            I didn't know what to expect when I used it on my own hair though so was greatly surprised at how soft and tangle free it left it feeling. Admittedly I did use a conditioner yes, but even before applying I could tell a difference to the overall feel of my hair whilst it as still wet after rinsing the shampoo away.

            My hair seemed easier to dry, was easy to style and seemed smoother so I didn't need to apply a serum afterwards which made a change. The fragrance seemed to linger on my hair well into the following day and overall it's just a fantastic shampoo.

            I would happily recommend this shampoo to people whether you have dry hair or not as it's one of the best - and cheapest - shampoos I've tried.
            Because of the large size it is available in it is also economical as we have all been using this regularly for over two and a half weeks now and there is still over half the bottle left.

            I will be buying this again once the bottle runs out and will also be looking at trying the matching conditioner, if it's half as good as the shampoo then I will be very pleased.

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              21.10.2010 08:03
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              A high quality shampoo from Palmolive

              A few months ago I noticed that my hair was looking rather dull and had lost its' healthy bounce and shine. I was of the opinion that it was due to the fact that I had been using the same hair products for many years so I decided to experiment with a few new brands. One of the products that I purchased was Palmolive Naturals Brilliant Color, which I found to be excellent for my hair, particularly as it restored the natural shine. Unfortunately, I was not able to find it again in any of the shops, so decided to purchase the product I am reviewing today, namely Palmolive Naturals Shampoo Milk and Honey, which is manufactured by Colgate-Palmolive.

              It seems from some of the comments left against my previous review that this brand of shampoo is not particularly well known and I would have to agree. I say this because I have never noticed their products in any of the supermarkets or stores such as Boots or Superdrug. I was fortunate enough to make my purchases from Poundland for of course, just £1, which is superb value for money for this 400ml bottle. I would say at this point that my hair is my crowning glory and I would never knowingly use inferior shampoos and conditioners.

              The appearance of the shampoo is somewhat eye-catching, as it is provided to us in a bright yellow rigid plastic curved container with an easy to open flip top lid situated on the upper section. The familiar logo of Palmolive is located below the lid and we are informed that the shampoo will achieve both smooth and soft hair. My reasons for choosing this product were due to the fact that it is aimed for those with dry hair and as I have abused my locks for many years due to excessive home dying, I felt it was well suited to my particular needs.

              The pearly white shampoo is easily dispensed via the small opening and is of a good consistency. Whilst I cannot detect any honey fragrance there is something about its' gorgeous aroma that whisks me back to my childhood. I can vividly recall my Mum washing my hair with Palmolive back in those good old days; the container of which was extremely different to the one I am using today. I sometimes struggle when attempting to describe fragrances and I am totally stuck with this one, as whilst I cannot state that it is a floral aroma I simply cannot detect a familiar fragrance, so I would have to say to believe me when I say it is gorgeous. In fact, I would go as far as saying that I probably will not be changing my brand of shampoo for a very long time now that I have discovered this.

              As I have very long hair I find that I sometimes need rather a large amount of some branded shampoos, but I need only a small blob of Palmolive, which is sufficient to create a plentiful lather and thoroughly clean my hair. As I use hairspray on my fringe it is essential that I purchase a good shampoo that will remove the residue and I am pleased to report that this most certainly carries out the job for which it was intended.

              The shampoo is easily rinsed, but as I cannot find a matching conditioner I use another brand, so unfortunately, I cannot advise if the shampoo fragrance remains in my hair. However, I can state that the product always leaves my hair feeling silky soft with plenty of natural bounce and I do not feel that this is solely from the effects of my conditioner. I have been using this shampoo for the past month where I wash my hair every other day and I am absolutely thrilled with the results.

              The rear of the bottle advises that the product is effective due to the fact that it contains natural milk proteins and honey extract, which is perfect for dry hair. It further states that the creamy formula gently cleanses and helps to nourish your hair and smooth its' surface. Located below are three small images, which advise us how this product actually works.

              Once the bottle has been opened the contents should be used within 12 months and the empty container can be recycled once empty.

              I cannot recommend this product highly enough, but I am disappointed that I can only locate it in Poundland. As this is an extremely effective and beautifully fragranced shampoo it receives a full 5 stars from me.

              I hope you found my review useful and would thank you for reading.

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                24.09.2010 03:02
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                A fabulous shine enhancing shampoo!

                Getting through as much shampoo as I do in a week when I recently spotted this product on offer for 50p a bottle (for a limited time only in Asda) I picked one up. Usually I would opt to purchase the matching conditioner to any shampoo I bought but that wasn't in store so I simply bought this and thought I would use this along with a hair mask a couple of times a week!

                The Packaging:

                I bought this in a 400ml orange coloured plastic bottle that has a flip-top lid to the top of it concealing a small hole. on the front of the bottle I am told that it is Palmolive Naturals Shampoo Milk & Honey 'Smooth & soft hair' and that it is for nourishment and care for dry hair. On he back of the bottle other information listed includes being told a bit about the product and I'm shown diagrams of how it helps the hair, ingredients and the size are listed and contact details for Colgate-Palmolive are given. It's a nice unisex, sturdy looking and informative bottle this one and I do like the large size of it.

                A Bit About The Product According To The Information Listed On The Back Of The Bottle:

                Dry hair needs special care. Palmolive Milk & Honey shampoo contains natural milk. This creamy formula gently cleanses and helps to nourish your hair and smooth its surface. Gentle care for hair that shines with life.

                The Shampoo Itself:

                Well all you need per wash of your hair with this is is a small blob of the runny white transparent liquid. It feels smooth as you apply it onto damp/wet hair and it really does feel moisturising as you massage it into the hair and scalp and lathers up into big thick white lather. It rinses out with total ease and leaves no residue behind and that is that. Of course you can lather, rinse and repeat if desired and use conditioner after using this (which I always do!).

                This leaves hair clean feeling and looking. Hair feels smooth and softened and lightly hydrated and glossy after using it too. I can comb/brush my hair with ease after using this and styling is made easier since the hair all feels so smooth and soft and any frizz is left banished into history.

                The only thing that I am not too keen on with this shampoo is the fragrance of it really. Ok it fragrances the hair for a good few hours after using it and smells fresh and clean but I expected a creamy and sweet smell but this to me smells simply soapy and more fruity and tangy than anything else.

                I live the effects this has on my hair and that it doesn't make it feel greasy or anything adverse and I adore the shine this creates making my hair radiate with health and vitality however I wish this smelled a bit more like I wanted it too and a bit more feminine really!

                Apart from that though this is a great shampoo and I wouldn't hesitate in purchasing it again in the future!

                Expect to pay about £2.00 a bottle in all good chemists and supermarkets etc).

                This review is also posted on Ciao under this same usename.

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                  18.09.2010 18:32
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                  Great formula for dry hair.

                  I bought this shampoo because it was extremely cheap - only 75p in Asda. I assume this was a special offer however. I have not seen the shampoo in any other store or infact in Asda since I purchased it a couple of weeks ago though, so it may be a difficult product to come by.

                  The shampoo comes in a large 400ml sized bottle. It's a little larger than most of the shampoo bottles for sale these days for a similar price, so you get your money's worth. The bottle is bright orange plastic so you will need to check your local recycling services to see if it can be recycled. All information about the product is printed onto the bottle labels. This includes full ingredients, contact information according to distributing country and details about the benefits of the product.

                  The bottle has is shaped with a pointed tip like a torpedo. This makes handling the bottle very easy. It has a little flip lid at the top which is a little bit tough to open but very secure when closed - you need not be concerned it might leak if you are travelling with the bottle in your bag.

                  This shampoo is especially formulated for dry hair and it contains "milk proteins" and extract of honey to help nourish and smooth the surface of the hair shaft. Since this shampoo is part of the Palmolive Naturals range there is little else mentioned in terms of ingredients. I think in this case the ingredients are kept pure and simple. There is a handy (if slightly patronising) set of illustrations showing how a raggedy hair strand is filled with the healing shampoo molecules and transformed into a shiny, sleek hair strand.

                  The shampoo has an absolutely beautiful fragrance. It basically smells just like a honey yoghurt although there are hints of passionfruit in there too. It's a yummy, clean and slightly dreamy aroma that I'm very happy to smell as I'm working up a lather!

                  The consistency of the shampoo is quite thick, sticky and honey-like. It has a golden white colour to it. I hardly need to use any of the shampoo on my long hair - say not much bigger than a 50p size dollop. It becomes bubbly almost instantly it hits the scalp and hair and therefore it's easy and a quick job to work the shampoo through the hair. The lather it produces is silky and smooth.

                  The shampoo feels like it's cleaning my hair immediately. I really love how it feels on my scalp in particular - almost like I'm massaging a moisturising agent into my head. It makes my scalp feel clean but not stripped of any essential oils. It does not irritate any inflamed areas or scratches on my scalp.
                  I find the shampoo really easy to rinse out and my hair feels soft and a little bit fluffy afterwards!

                  The fragrance does stay on the hair when dry which is a plus as the smell is so delicious! My hair and head are really loving this shampoo. Until using this I was having trouble finding the right shampoo to ease my summer-dried hair. Well, I've found the right formula! It really softens all the straw like parts of my bleached hair and gives it a baby soft kind of texture, pretty tuftiness and swing. The shine on my hair is quite good although not extreme - I'm happy with the appearance as well as the texture.

                  Having previously been dissapointed in the Palmolive Naturals Shower Cream range I'm really glad I overcame my predjudices about the brand and bought this shampoo! I intend to keep buying it (if I can find it, that is!) and recommend it to anyone with dry hair.

                  You can also buy Palmolive shampoos for all hair types - see the Colgate website for more information:

                  http://www.colgate.co.uk/

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                    25.07.2010 23:04
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                    A gorgeous smelling and good value shampoo.

                    As a student I'm always looking to save money but I also want products that smell nice. I picked up this shampoo with the matching conditioner in Poundland as I really like the Milk and Honey shower that Palmolive do.

                    The shampoo comes in a generous 400ml bottle and is a thick liquid. You don't need a huge amount to clean your hair but it doesn't foam as much as some shampoos. It smells gorgeous like creamy honey.

                    I have a sensitive scalp and this shampoo doesn't irritate it. It also doesn't contain parabans which is always a bonus. It leaves my dyed hair in good, shiny condition.

                    This is a rich shampoo so if you have combination rather than dry hair I would only recommend it for people who wash their hair frequently.

                    I have seen this shampoo in other pound shops as well as Poundland and it is also available in Savers, Quality Save and Bodycare. It isn't available in Boots, Superdrug or most major supermarkets. A 400ml bottle will cost you close to a pound wherever you shop so it's excellent value for money.

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