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Home Bargains sell a variety of Schwarzkopf Supersoft shampoo's each costing a pound for 400ml. Being a recognisable brand and having used them previously, I bought some. We've used the berry one for coloured hair, the apple boost version (which is rubbish by the way, my hair is left lanker than usual) and coconut which is the one I'm reviewing. It comes in an oval light brown bottle with the usual blurb, a brown flip top lid and pour control hole. It's easy to open and easy to pour. The shampoo is repair and care which boasts yoghurt protein and coconut extract. The shampoo smells nice and coconutty this doesn't however last for long on my hair. I like it's smooth medium consistency as I find too thick shampoo's difficult to rub through. It behaves like conditioner you need a good dollop to get a lather going and it takes longer than usual to rinse out. It leaves my hair squeaky clean which isn't really a good thing as I find this drying. When dry my hair feels a bit straw like, it certainly doesn't repair and care or moisturise. I don't really like this shampoo and to be honest I'm not keen on any in the range I've tried. They leave my hair feeling lank and limp, especially the volume one.....these shampoo's need conditioner as they don't care for hair on their own. I probably wouldn't recommend it however I think I'll give it 3 stars, one because it smells nice, one because it cleans and one because of it's consistency.
When I initially bought this product it was bought more for the fact that it smelled of coconut - a smell I love - than for any other reason. The fact that it was there to repair and care didn't really matter much to me, given that this is what most shampoos are supposed to do. It was solely for the fact that it was coconut scented that I bought it. The packaging for this is entirely brown, with a little bit of blue writing on it and the picture of a coconut on the front. It is exactly the same as the image that Dooyoo have used, which should give you a pretty good idea of what it looks like. The lid is a flip top lid where you can open it up using a finger or thumb (which I found to be pretty easy, to be fair) and then turn it upside down in order to get some of the shampoo out of it. This was a pretty simple mechanism for getting the shampoo out of the bottle. One thing I did immediately notice with this however was how runny it was, and how it came out of the bottle so quickly when I turned it upside down. This is something that annoys me about shampoo because it often means you end up wasting quite a bit of it, and it was no different here with this shampoo. The first time I used it I ended up with far too much! As for using the shampoo, I didn't really notice any sort of improved condition of my hair when I used it. Even after using it several times I didn't notice any real improvement at all. I did notice that it smelled strongly of coconut even a couple of days after you'd used it though which I would say is definitely a good thing as I like the smell of coconut, but if you don't like it then I wouldn't recommend this to you at all because the smell certainly does linger. Having been fairly disappointed with this, I wasn't planning on giving it another go. However, I saw it in Poundland one day with the conditioner for just a pound for the two bottles (shampoo and conditioner (both 400ml bottles) together for just £1!). I couldn't resist, naturally. Especially considering just how good they smelled. Whether they did much good for my hair or not, the smell drew me back to them again! I was surprised to find that when I used the two products together, my hair became much softer (maybe supersoft wasn't such an exaggeration after all?) and stayed that way for several days. I've since tried using the conditioner with a different brand and it was like I hadn't even bothered to use it at all. I think i can fairly safely conclude from that, therefore, that if you use the two products together, the overall result is much better for your hair. I'd definitely recommend this shampoo, but only if it is bought and used with the conditioner or it simply doesn't do anything for your hair and you might as well not bother using it. For that reason, I can only give it 4 out of 5.
I am currently really enjoying trying out a lot of the old ranges of various shampoos and conditioners at our newly opened Wilkinson's shop. I am sure a lot of the stuff in there is reduced because it is old stock but it doesn't stop me from trying them out, I don't really think it matters too much how old a bottle of shampoo or conditioner is, it's still going to work at the end of the day. As I have started to have my hair lighted over the past year or so, I have found that my roots now seem to be more greasy than ever whilst the ends of my hair can be quite dry and brittle. I have my hair trimmed every six to eight weeks or so, but the ends remain dry and overall I do think that lightening my hair has dried it out quite a lot and therefore it needs a shampoo which is going to be ale to put back lost moisture into it and make it more hydrated. It was for this very reason that I bought a large )400ml) sized bottle of Schwarzkopf Supersoft Repair & Care Coconut Shampoo. I do feel that my hair really needs constant repairing and whilst I am not overly fond of the smell of coconuts in beauty or hair care products, I decided to give this shampoo a try as it was only 59p for this huge sized bottle. The first thing I noticed about this shampoo is that it really does have a terrific smell of coconuts. Just as soon as I flipped back the top of the bottle I was immediately hit with the overwhelming smell of a very natural coconut fragrance. As I say, I am not really a fan of coconut smell, but this was rather nice. This shampoo is medium thickness in consistency. It lathers exceptionally well and creates a good thick foamy lather on my hair. I washed my hair only once with this as I try not to wash too often as it makes the roots even more greasy than they were before. The shampoo rinses off well and leaves no stickiness or residue on my hair afterwards. I use a conditioner treatment on my hair every time I wash it though not the one to match this particular shampoo. My hair does feel very hydrated after using this particular shampoo. Also, the smell of the coconuts lasts for about half a day and then it gradually disappears. I feel that it has made the ends of my hair feel a lot less dry and brittle and overall it looks just in better condition, more hydrated and definitely more shiny and glossy. I am so very pleased with this shampoo and as I paid only 59p for a massive 400ml bottle, I feel I got a real bargain with this and it will last me for ages. Highly recommended.
My partner bought this shampoo, I should have known better really than to mention I needed shampoo as he was on his way out of the door to drive to our local grotty discount store - he came back with this Schwarzkopf Supersoft Repair & Care shampoo in Yogurt and Coconut, and matching conditioner. Lucky me. It is, as it's 79p (grimy yellow) price tag would suggest, rubbish. It feels like it could be a decent shampoo; the smell is extremely synthetic but nice(ish) in a not-very-much-like-coconut kinda way. It's got a plastic scent to it that's strangely addictive, I'm glad it doesn't linger once I've rinsed my hair but I do like it as I'm going through the arduous lathering process. Now, I can hardly get a decent lather up at all using this shampoo but my friend (with whom I've discussed this shampoo) has used it and says she can easily lather up a thick Afro of foam with it. I have no reason to disbelieve her, but she lives 170 miles away so I wonder if it's an effect of the water quality in our different areas. For me, and it's MY review, the thin washing up liquid type foams sits lank in my hair and makes it feel like the most un-luxurious shampoo ever. Considering the lack of bubbles, it's amazing the length of time I need to spend rinsing it from my hair. It's one of those shampoos that clings to your hair; once you've rinsed it all out, start again because I can promise you you won't get it all. And you need to get it all, this awful shampoo WILL make your hair look limp and dull so any residue you miss will just amplify this effect - a horribly heavy and lingering shampoo. Needless to say it doesn't make my hair look or feel very clean, to be fair it feels freshly washed for a couple of hours after washing but quickly loses this and looks dirtier than before it was washed. Another downside is the fact that my hair is always horribly tangled after I've washed my hair with this 'Repair & Care'; I have an irritating issue with my hair, and it's the fact that the merest hint of dampness or humidity will leave it practically in dreadlocks - a decent shampoo and conditioner will usually go some way to preventing baldness when I brush it though so it's not too much of a problem. Until I use rubbish like this shampoo that is, and then even the best and most efficient conditioner can't save you! Honestly, this appalling 'Repair & Care' shampoo doesn't even PRETEND to be caring and I can tell you now that if my hair was in need of repair then there would be absolutely no chance of this helping at all. I used it to wash my hair three times, and that was only because I couldn't get out myself to replace this uber crap shampoo - for those two and a half days my hair felt dreadful, my scalp itched faintly but irritatingly and knotty tangles kept appearing when I knew I'd got them all out only an hour before. On the third day a sample sachet of Tresemme arrived in the post and I couldn't wait to run upstairs to use it despite the fact my hair had only just dried from the morning wash! I didn't waste it, I placed the shampoo bottle on the sink downstairs and we used it as hand wash - it did a much better job of this, the annoyance being that it took an equally long time to rinse from my skin as it had my hair! Don't bother, even if you see it for 20p a bottle. Naffer than naff.
Not to be confused with Radox's deliciously scented Shower Smoothies (or any other smoothie) Schwarzkopf's Supersoft range of 'smoothie' shampoos all feature various ingredients with yoghurt, in the case of the one I am reviewing, coconut. I'm not particularly brand loyal so I was happy enough to throw a Pound at this product, even though I have not used Schwarzkopf products for years, finding that they have become drearily old fashioned. The fact that this particular range has ended up on the shelves of the cut price retailers might suggest that I am not the only one who feels like that. The bottle follows the typical Schwarzkopf tear-drop shape with an easy to use flip top lid. I can see why they chose this coffee-ish colour for the bottle but to me a smoothie evokes ideas of vitality and this just looks a bit dull. No, it was the combination of yoghurt and coconut that caught my eye, definitely not the packaging. I do tend to make a beeline for anything that has a coconut fragrance and a surreptitious sniff of the contents persuaded me to make a purchase. Each product in the range is intended, as you would expect for a different hair type. This one is intended to 'restore, moisturise and condition dry and damaged hair leaving it silky smooth'. I only really have an issue with my hair being dry in the summer when I tend to spend a lot of time out doors, especially after a holiday by the sea. I am a bit lazy when it comes to conditioning my locks and the combination of sun, sea water and neglect makes my hair quite dry. However, as this tends to affect only the middle to ends of my hair, and not my scalp, I was a little wary of using a very rich shampoo as the roots are prone to be a little greasy. The fragrance is very mild and reminded me of coconut milk rather than the slightly cloying sweetness of the Body Shop's range of coconut products. The appearance of the shampoo was a little disappointing as it has that slightly grey look that the watery liquid on the top of the solid coconut when you open a tin of coconut milk, whereas I was hoping for an opaque white shampoo. The consistency is good, not so thick it takes forever to squeeze it out of the bottle, and not too runny so that it disappears off your hand and straight down the plughole. This, I'm sorry to say, is where the positives end. This shampoo didn't suit me at all. I found it actually made my hair feel almost rope like after rinsing and I had to use a conditioner after each of the handful of washes I used this shampoo for. Once conditioned my hair felt smoother but that was obviously the effect of my conditioner, and not the shampoo. There is a conditioner that goes with this shampoo but I wouldn't team the two up if the shampoo didn't meet with my approval in the first place so I just used whatever I had to hand. This meant that my hair no longer smelled of coconut, and it was with the hope of it having that scent after washing that I'd bought the shampoo in the first place. I did try the shampoo without following it up with a conditioner and found that my hair did not retain that 'freshly washed' feeling as long as it does with other brands. Having spent only £1 on this I was not devastated and Himself, having very short hair, found he could use it perfectly well and the contents got used up. Based on my own experience (long hair, medium thickness, dry ends) I couldn't recommend it. I believe that your shampoo should make your hair feel good after use and shouldn't require that you use a conditioner after every wash; unfortunately, that's exactly what Schwarzkopf Supersoft Smoothie shampoo did for me. I've only seen this in low price shops and having tried it I can understand why it hasn't been a big success. A look on the web tells me it comes in a smaller bottle, but I have only seen it in the 400ml size. Not recommended.