“ Brand: Sainsbury's / 300ml. / Type: Hair Shampoo „
"At just 52p for a bottle of shampoo this has to be worth a try!" I thought as I picked up a bottle of the Sainsburys own Tea Tree shampoo on a recent trip to the supermarket. All the other shampoos were £2.50 plus for a bottle, I had no card and only cash... it had to last!
The shampoo itself is very nice. It smells just like tea tree and not like a cheap immitation. It lathers up really well and makes my hair really shiny. It cleans my hair beautifully and though I do team it up with a conditioner, I haven't noticed a difference in the condition of my hair at all. My other half hasn't noticed a difference either but has commented on how nice and fresh it smells.
The bottle is made of plastic (and so can be recycled!) and is thick enough to not feel cheap and nasty. The lid is easy to open and close, and so with wet hands you aren't struggling.
I will be buying this shampoo again. It is cheap and cheerful and definitely gets the job done. My hair feels nice throughout the day and through to the next morning, where as other cheap shampoos I have used have left my hair feeling greasy and in need of a wash by the next day. Not this one.
Definitely a recommendation!
I am staying at my Mums house today and one of the products on her bathroom shelf is this Sainsburys' Tea Tree Shampoo which is available from Sainsburys' stores for around 55-60p at present (fluctuates slightly from time to time).
The bottle is clear plastic and has a frosty screw top lid which has a flip in the top and the shampoo inside is a vibrant green colour and this product definitely stands out quite well on the stores shelves.
Once I flip open the lid I can smell a slight tea tree smell and it is not until I dispense a 50p sized amount and begin to rub it in to my hair that I can really smell the ingredients within. I get a fantastic lather from this shampoo and I really concentrate on rubbing it right in to my scalp and whilst it stings a little on the back (siriocis) it smells fantastic and really feels like it's cleaning deeply. After I rinsed it off my hair is squeaky clean and lightly scented without being too overpowering. I found that my hair was very easy to comb after using this shampoo and I also felt reassured that tea tree helps to kill nits and their eggs and keep them at bay so I'm helping to barrier my hair when I pick my nieces & nephew up from school (so many children is surely a recipe for nits but my sisters little ones are nit-free thanks to my sisters regular measures).
I think that this shampoo is fantastic, it's a bargain price which also helps. It is in very handy packaging which makes it very easy to use in the shower and it does not pour out to fast so there shouldn't be any wastage. I would definitely recommend this product and I am therefore rating it 5/5.
This is so much more than just a shampoo and conditioner and I will explain why in a moment.
This is currently selling for £0.54 for 300ml compared to Original mint source tea tree and mint shampoo which is priced at £1.97 for 250ml
It comes in a clear plastic bottle with frosted top and is green in colour, it is very basic to look at with minimal information but the price is very cheap and I'm not just wanting it to make my hair smell nice!
Aqua, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Chloride, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Parfum, PEG/PPG-14/4 Dimethicone, Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid, DMDM Hydantoin, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Benzoate, Limonene, Benzophenone-4, Melaleuca Alternifolia, BHT, Hexylene Glycol, CI 42051, CI 47005
As a shampoo which is for all hair types which is supposed to leave your hair full of vitality - it's not that great. It does have a very pleasant minty aroma but fails to lather a great deal when washing hair.
However this is a great shampoo to have on stand by for anyone who comes into contact with younger children especially because...............
It KILLS NITS AND THE EGGS
My Son came back from a week with my sister and her two small children and, to my horror, he had got nits. I imediately went and bought this shampoo along with the conditioner as this works far better in my opinion than other specialised shampoos which do not smell pleasant and cost a small fortune!
I shampooed his hair then liberally applied the conditioner and left it for 20 minutes. I then combed through with a nit comb - the nits literally fell out, before rinsing. I am almost certain he was clear after the first treatment but he has fairly long hair so I did this 3 days running to be sure. I then made him use it whenever he washed his hair for about a month as a precaution though this wasn't really neccessary. I used it on myself - just incase! and the other half was made to as well.
I am unsure what it is in the tea tree which works but I do know it does - and this is a cheap way to treat all the family after an outbreak. When my son was younger I used to make sure heis hair was washed in tea tree shampoo/conditioner at least twice a month to prevent infestation.
I always buy my own shampoo and conditioner. I have my personal favourites and I have a good idea of what works best on my hair. However I decided to have a financial cut back recently. I worked out how much my outgoings are on my personal upkeep and nearly fainted! There are certain things I can't cut back on as I'm the only to use them in my household but shampoo and conditioner are things my Mum always puts for family use in the bathroom so I thought right I'd try them out to see what they were like and to save some pennies.
Clear 300ml bottle with frosted flip top lid to the top of the bottle. On the front there is a clear label over the bottle and on that in small white writing I'm told it's Sainsbury's. Under that there is a like a green circle with a white picture on it although for the life of me I can't tell you what the picture is meant to be! Under that I'm told it's Tea tree Shampoo for all hair types. On the back of the bottle all in small white writing still I'm told what it is, directions for use, warnings, ingredients, customer care details and told Sainsburys are against animal testing and a bar code is on there as well. The packaging just looks a bit cheap to be honest and the white writing is fine to see (though a bit on the small side) when the liquid is in the bottle. When no product is in the bottle or your using some you can barely read it (I have good eyesight!)
About The Product....
Sainsbury's tea tree shampoo cleanses your hair and scalp for added shine and vitality. Specially formulated for all hair types.
Directions For Use....
Wet hair. Massage a small amount of shampoo into your hair and work into a lather. Rinse thoroughly and repeat if required. For best results, use with Sainsbury's tea tree conditioner.
The first thing that really put me off was how runny this product was. I tipped the bottle upside down and the bright green liquid flew out the bottle into my hands almost dripping everywhere. I was off put to say the least! However that was the only negative point about this shampoo. About the size of a 10p is well enough of the product to use on just below shoulder length hair. It lathers up quickly and into lots of white bubbles. The smell is really minty and you can definitely smell tea tree. It's very fresh and although strong doesn't tingle on the hair or scalp and doesn't make eyes run (I have really sensitive eyes). I always lather, rinse and repeat and the one thing I really felt is that it didn't dry my hair out. After using it, it rinsed out quickly and without much effort.
Hair felt soft and conditioned and had no tangles. Of course I always follow up with a seperate conditioner (in this case I have the corresponding one) so I can only tell you about my hair up until this point. Hair felt clean but as I said earlier had no tingle or anything and the smell was lovely!
Am I impressed? For the price of 54p a bottle you bet ya bottom dollar I am! The results were no better of less impressive than using alot of far more expensive shampoos out there. It cleans and freshens hair, doesn't make it go greasy or dry and I shall buy it again and again! Shocked? I am it's so worth a go, suitable for any hair type and because of the fragrance is definitely unisex! Really there are no negatives it's a great everyday cleaning, fresh shampoo that does a great job.
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