“ Brand: Sainsburys / Type: Hair Shampoo „
I used this when I visited my boyfriend and this is all he had - it wouldn't have been my choice, usually for my hair I go with branded shampoo. However, I was pleasantly surprised with this.
It comes in a simple clear/opaque bottle so you can see the liquid inside. The top has a flip cap and a small hole - this isn't the most secure bottle, I would advise not travelling with this, it is likely to leak. On the front is a simple picture of an apple with the sainsburys logo and the usual ingredients list on the back (much like the picture).
The product is very runny, which means that it is easy to waste by accident, and sometimes hard to put through the hair without it running down the plughole. So be warned you may go through this quickly. Though the low price and the large quantity you get in the bottle means you are probably getting the same/better value for money as other brands.
I was worried that it would leave my hair dry as cheaper brands have done this. However, when I used it, my hair actually came out softer than some branded shampoos that I have used in the past (though I did use a conditioner afterwards, I usually do with branded shampoo too). But be prepared as previously mentioned, to use a lot to make it go through hair completely (my hair isn't even that thick).
Overall, I think that this is a surprising product, it left my hair soft and shiny and considering the price it was well worth it. Only qualm I would have is the amount used in a single shower considering how runny it is, and thus how much you lose.
Sainsbury's apple hair shampoo from the Sainsbury's cheaper ranges. Costing 88p for a massive 750ml bottle, this truly is a worthwhile investment for your money.
This comes in a recyclable bottle which is made of plastic and has a openning at the top that opens to one side as you simply squirt a little of this shampoo into your hand.
The reason I buy this is becaue if my grandchildren come and stay at mine, I like to keep my more expensive shampoos in my cupboard, but am happy to leave this one out on the side for them to use, because it is only cheap and doesnt matter how much they apply, i know a bottle of this is not going to break the bank and have a few bottles of the cheaper shampoos on the side of the bath especially for when they come over.
Does it smell of apples, well yes it does it is not the most overpowering smell but you can definetely smell a fresh smell in your hair after using this, as my grandgirls often ask me to brush their hairs after their showers or bath I can smell that it does indeed smell fresh.
It is also great to pop int the grandchildrens bag for swimming as if they lose this shampoo it doesnt tend to matter so much, or if they as they have done before tend to leave the shampoo behind that I would not be as bothered as if I had brought the more expensive brand of shampoo.
It does larther up, not as much as some of the more expensive brands but the end result is soft manageable hair that does smell fresh and appilly, and does not break the bank.
A little goes a long way they say.
Thanks for reading and rating my reviews.
Whilst doing my online shop the other day, I remembered I needed some more shampoo. Having noticed recently that my seven year old seems to be using a large amount every time she washes her hair, I decided to opt for something cheap, and when I came across this 750ml bottle of Sainsburys own brand apple shampoo costing just 88P, it seemed like a bit of a bargain .
The bottle is exactly as pictured above - a semi tranparent bottle bearing a simple outline drawing of an apple, through which you can see the light, bright, green shampoo . It has a solid flip top lid, which is easy to flip open even with one wet hand, and the bottle is very easy to squeeze .
This shampoo lathers up fairly well, but only into a rather thin lather, not the thick whipped cream lather you get with some pricier shampoos . Still, it was easy to make sure I lathered up every bit of my hair, and easy to rinse out too . The shampoo had a lovely light apple fragrance, and the scent was very natural and fresh . The scent lingered a little on my hair as it dried, but not so strongly that anyone who wasn't deliberately sniffing my barnet would notice it .
The shampoo doesn't make any elaborate claims to volumise your hair or anything like that, but in my opinion it leaves my hair lovely and clean, very manageable, and with a lovely light scent that smells fresh and clean. I also think my hair looks a little shinier from using this, which is always a nice touch.
Overall, I think this is an excellent shampoo for a bargain price . At 88p for such a large bottle, I don't mind if my daughter wants to use loads. I will definitely be buying this shampoo again in the future, although I will also on occasion use a more expensive volumising shampoo just to keep my hair bouncy!
5 stars - can't be faulted, and a bargain product .
If I can, I like to review a product just after I've used it. It's not that I suffer from terminal amnesia, but everything's still fresh in your head.....or in this case, fresh on my head.
My hair's just past shoulder length and prone to be greasy. But my hairdresser always seems to comment how shiny it is, and in very good condition.
I only use cheap shampoos, and never use conditioners. I have tried expensive shampoos, just to see what I might be missing, and the answer in this case, is absolutely nothing.
Sainsbury's Family Apple Shampoo costs just 88p for a whopping 750 ml bottle. It's a plastic see-through bottle, so you'll know when you're getting near the end, and has a handly flip-top cap (saves unscrewing a lid if you have problems with this) and you can squirt just the right amount into your palm.
The shampoo itself has just the right consistency, so none is wasted dripping off your hands, and for my length hair, two dollops (I'd guess that was about 2 heaped tablespoons) I had more than enough for a thick luxurious foam.
The perfume is definately appley (another made up technical term) and I'd say more like a crisp firm green apple...Cox maybe - rather than a sweet heavy Cara apple, which is good as it's ideal for men too - very refreshing in fact.
Now my hair's drying a little, there's a very feint smell of apples, but nothing to make anyone suspicious that I'd just downed a whole bottle of cider.........and is beginning to feel clean and shiny again.
There is a long list of ingredients, I have no idea what they are all, so won't pad out this review with them. However I do know a little about allergies so here I few I've spotted that may be of interest
Aqua - well, if you're allergic to this, you're in big trouble, as that's water to you and I.
Sodium Laurel Sulphate - know to be a problem for some people as it causes skin irritation....but as it's used in just about every toiletry, including toothpaste, you would know to look out for this if you have an allergy.
Citric acid - sounds harsh, but in fact it's the natural ingredient in all citrus fruits.
Pyrus Malus extract - none other than the natural extract from the crab apple (I was close with my Cox's apple observation)
Glycerin - it's a softener and edible, so no problems there I wouldn't have thought.
Now although from that list it sounds like a totally natural product. It isn't - but the long names of the chemicals really would only be of interest to a research scientist, and as I got a little bit of it in my eye when I was washing my hair, I can happily announce I have not gone blind, and it didn't even really sting. So it seems quite mild, yet powerful in it's cleaning action.
(If you do get any shampoo in your eye, follow instructions on bottle to rinse with plenty of water)
Sometimes I like to give comparison prices......and maybe these shampoos are better quality, but maybe they're not......and as you're not going to get any nutritional value from this product, you'll just be rinsing it down the sink.
Sainsbury's Family Apple Shampoo - 750 mls - 88p
Alberto Balsam Strawberry Shampoo - 400 mls - 1.00
Original Source Lime & Guarana - 250 mls - 1.49
Tommyguns Pomegranate - 250 mls - £5.99
Clairol Fruit Fusions - 200 mls - 1.75
So the big 750 mls is fantastic value really.
Tezzz's Tip of the Day
If, like me, you prefer liquid handwashes to bar soap........buy a 500ml handwash, keep the bottle, and refill with this......it's just liquid soap....nothing more than the thickness is sometimes different, but this in case, it's the same as any other handwashes......but look how much cheaper it is. And as a kitchen handwash, has a lovely refreshing and fruity smell.....
I really like this shampoo, and will buy again.
My dear other half is not like me when it comes to beauty products (although he does use Clinique for men). He is quite happy to use a store's own brands and very rarely sees any difference. Me however, I tend to use named products just because they are normally on offer but I am never one to turn my nose up at stores own brand products as I have found a few little bargains.
My other half washes his hair everyday when he is in the shower so sometimes it is twice a day especially if he is playing football so he gets through quite a lot of shampoo and can sometimes in the process use mine up which really does not impress me in the slightest! During my usual shop at Sainsburys a few weeks ago I picked him up a large bottle of Sainsburys own Apple Shampoo for normal hair. I ended up using this shampoo just before Christmas as I had run out of my own and simply couldn't face the last minute Christmas rush!
** Packaging **
The shampoo comes in a semi transparent square shaped bottle which is rather large compared to other shampoo bottles. There is a simple green rectangular label with the item name on the front and on the back of the bottle gives all the usual information you would expect. The bottle is no frills and no fuss.
** The Shampoo **
Colour - It is apple green in colour funnily enough and is clear.
Consistency - The shampoo has quite a thin consistency compared to other shampoos and what I would class more expensive shampoos. You do end up getting more shampoo than you actually want as, as soon as you tip the bottle to pour it into your hand the shampoo rushes to the bottle top and comes easily out onto your hand and then proceeds to go straight through your fingers and down the plug hole!
Scent - The aroma hits you as soon as you open the bottle top. It is a synthetic apple scent which is a bit fake in scent terms but it is light and refreshing without being sickly sweet. It does last for quite a while when you are washing your hair which is perfectly pleasant.
Using it - As I said above because the consistency is so thin you do end up with far too much than you actually want so a lot gets wasted especially when you attempt to get it on your hair (make sure you rinse the sides of the bath/ shower). It lathers up incredibly easy and produces a fluffy white lather which is pleasant. Washing it out is obviously easy and because it is quite a thin shampoo it doesn't take long to get it all out.
Post Hair Wash - After coming out of the shower and brushing my hair I did notice that it wasn't as soft or silky as it normally is. It was even slightly hard to brush as my hair was quite knotty which never happens usually. When blow drying it was simple but my hair didn't feel completely clean and looked a bit flat. Usually I have a lovely shine and incredibly silky hair but with this shampoo my hair felt different and didn't look as good as it usually does. Within 2 days my hair was crying out to be washed and was quite limp.
** Ingredients **
Aqua, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Chloride, Parfum, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, DMDM Hydantoin, Disodium EDTA, Polyquaternium-7, Citric Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Sodium Benzoate, Benzophenone-4, Glycerin, Pyrus Malus Fruit Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Hexylene Glycol, CI 18965, CI 42051.
** Price and Availability **
The shampoo is only available at Sainsburys. It costs £0.88p for a 750ml bottle.
** Overall **
Well it suits my partner as he washes his hair everyday and he is quite happy with it. But for me it won't be something I would use again as it made my hair feel greasy and quite limp. Not really impressed with it at all and wouldn't recommend it.