“ Brand: Superdrug / Type: Hair Shampoo „
I must admit I am not very brand loyal when it comes to shampoos and conditioners, I just generally purchase what is on offer. I have my favourites so normally stock up when come on offer, but on the hold whatever deal is on.
Superdrug - Extracts Shampoo Coconut & Almond:
'Let nature do the work with Superdrug Coconut & Sweet Almond shampoo for dry/damaged hair. Formulated with natural almond extract and coconut oil, this shampoo cleanses and helps restore moisture and shine'.
This is the second time I have purchased this shampoo now and I must say it works well with my hair. I have very thick and slightly dry at times hair. I do colour my hair a lot so I do tend to look for shampoo's that either cater for dry or coloured hair.
Pretty much normal consistency when it comes to shampoos, white in colour but I do find you need to use a bit more than some other brands in order to get a good lather going. The fragrance isn't all that strong, subtle but sweet and noticeable.
The fragrance is a light sweet coconut with a soap like hint, not strong at all, reminds me a little of some suntan lotions. Which I guess I'm not going to be using for a while!
Once used my hair feels clean, which, after all is the aim here but it does feel slightly heavy so conditioning is a must. I have to condition anyway otherwise I wouldn't get a brush through it! There much better shampoos by Superdrug and other brands but for the money not bad.
Like most shampoos you just apply to wet hair and rub in, once a nice lather has been created you just rinse from your hair. The product comes away from my hair with ease, and you can tell the difference once used.
Product comes in a plastic bottle with a flip lid, nice and easy to open, and shampoo comes out with ease. Once empty can be recycled! Suitable for vegetarians and vegans and what do like with Superdrug items they are against animal testing.
Price and Availability:
At the moment this is on offer for only 98p! This is brilliant value for money. There is also several other fragrances / styles to cater for all needs.
For me this is a standard shampoo, cleans hair ok and has a nice fragrance. For rather dry hair or badly damaged I wouldn't recommend this one.
Three out of five stars from me.
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*~Coconut and Sweet Almond Shampoo~*
Superdrug offer a range coconut and sweet almond hair care products including shampoo, conditioner and an intensive conditioner. I will be discussing my use of the shampoo.
This shampoo is perfectly suitable for vegetarians and is not tested on animals. Superdrug claim that this shampoo will help 'restore moisture and shine' and is best suited to dry and damaged hair types. This shampoo contains natural coconut oil and also almond extracts which together, should help strengthen your hair and leave it soft, healthy and scented.
This shampoo is presented in a tall, slim cylinder shaped bottle which is made from clear plastic. It is complete with a black, screw top lid which conceals a small dispensing hole. The label around bottle offers the important product information and the bottle can be recycled. This shampoo has a 12month shelf life.
*~Price and Availability~*
This shampoo is available in Superdrug stores and from www.superdrug.com. A 100ml travel sized bottle is priced at 79p and a 300ml sized bottle is 99p. This shampoo is currently part of a '2 for £1.49' offer.
A few weeks ago I needed to replace our shampoo and conditioner. I usually buy what is on offer and like to try new brands so when I spotted the '2 for £1.49' offer on this shampoo and the matching products, I decided to buy and see if it was any good. I bought this alongside the Intensive Conditioner. At the moment, I wash my hair every second evening and use Boots Leave In Conditioner. I currently use the Intensive Conditioner once per week.
My hair is long, thick and quite dry. It is damaged too and is badly needing sorted out at the hairdressers. At the moment, I am not interested in my hair being perfect - I just want it to be clean and tidy as it goes up in a bobble most days. I chose the coconut and sweet almond shampoo as I love the scent of coconut but unfortuantely, I have not been fully impressed with this shampoo and I feel the quality definitely reflects the super cheap price of this product.
The shampoo itself is a milky colour and quite glossy. It has a rather thick, gloopy consistency. As you would expect, I do need to use quite a lot of shampoo per wash but each time I use this shampoo, I feel like I am using much more than I would with other shampoos. I thoroughly soak my hair with the shower head and then dispense a blob and then another as the shampoo doesn't lather up all that well. Once I do get a lather going, it isn't 'luxurious' as Superdrug claim and is definitely lacking.
The scent of this shampoo is no where near as nice as most coconut products are. The almond is probably more noticeable and there is only a hint of sweetness - it doesn't smell tropical like I would expect it to and is quite a synthetic scent. It does linger on my hair for a short while which isn't a great thing really when I don't like it! This shampoo takes very little time to rinse from my hair and leaves no residue.
Once my hair has been rinsed, it feels squeeky clean and the shampoo doesn't irritate my already irritated scalp. The let down is definitely the moisturising aspect of this shampoo - it simply doesn't perform well for overly dry hair. My hair had a nice shine about it but even when soaking wet, I could barely get my fingers through my hair. It was full of tangles and felt incredibly dry. If left in such a way, I would be in pain trying to get a brush or comb through it. No softness - no moisture.
A conditioner (and a good conditioner at that) is required to put moisture back into my hair after using this shampoo. The leave in conditioner works wonders and I would expect any decent conditioner could rectify the dryness but a shampoo really shouldn't cause so much damage to hair. I found my hair did remain fresh for the 2 days in between washes. My fiance finds this shampoo to be perfectly fine for his short, normal hair type though.
If you have normal hair then this may be fine as it is gentle and does clean hair well. It is not suitable for the targeted consumer though in my opinion so was a let down for me personally. I wouldn't buy it again and can only award it 3 stars (would have been two but the fact that it does clean hair saves it one star). I hate wastage so will use the last dregs in the bottle we have before disposing of it.
Thanks for reading :)
This is one of my favourite conditioners - you really cant go wrong: My hair is usually a frizzy mess but after using this conditioner it feels amazing!!
The mask is really thick, to the point of being almost solid, you can easily stand a pencil in it. You scoop it out with your fingers - i use about a palmful. You leave it on for about 2 minutes but i sometimes leave it on longer / wrap my head in clingfilm or hot towel when my hair is in need of some TLC. My hair is left feeling soft, shiny and feels amazing - and smells absolutely gorgeous.
Its well packaged, it comes in a clear tub so you can see how much is left and you get plenty of uses from one tub. I have thick shoulder length hair and i got 8 treatments out of one tub.
The best part is this conditioner costs less than £2 and does a better job thn some of the big name designer brand conditioning masks i have tried over the years - and its easily obtained on the high street.
My hair is disaster, curly and thick it is a nightmare for every hairdresser. I just have to wash it every day and accordingly blow dry it every single morning.
Normally I invest quite a lot in hair care but at the moment I really need to save money for my upcoming trip to Asia. The Superdrug 2-for-1 offer came like a god send to me; shampoo and conditioner for 98 pence!
The label is very promising, the Coconut & Sweet Almond shampoo is supposed to 'help restore moisture and shine' and is especially suitable for 'dry and damaged hair'. Sounds good but unfortunately that's as far away from the reality as possible. My hair felt even drier after using the shampoo!
Look & Smell
The bottle looks quite good with the black & white design and the image of a coconut and almonds on the front. The shampoo looks silvery shiny.
The smell is great, the first thing I noticed was this lovely coconut smell. You cannot really smell the almost but they make the overall smell sweeter. I actually smells like something I'd love to eat!
The smell actually stays with you for a while and your hairs smell of coconut for at least 2 hours. I just love coconut - it reminds me of beaches, palmtrees and sun.
I could rename this chapter to downsides, from working it in your hair to the end result it's a big disaster. Firstly I needed lots of it to create any foam. Than I could instantly feel that my hair was sticking together and didn't feel clean at all as it normally does with other shampoos.
Combing it took me more than twice as long as usual and after a few days I realised how dry my hair was getting sine I started using the shampoo.
As recommended I also used the conditioner but that didn't make any difference.
All in all a huge disappointment; easily the worst shampoo I ever used and definitely the first I've ever thrown away!
Price & Value
The normal price is 98 pence but I got both the shampoo and the conditioner with a 2 for 1 offer, 49p is not bad for a 300ml bottle of shampoo! Unfortunately it's not even worth these few pence, it made my hair drier than it was before and I've thrown it away after using it for a week.
My conclusion is that I'll happily pay more and have healthy and good looking hair than saving a few pence.