“ Brand: Superdrug / Type: Hair Shampoo „
=Superdrug Tea Tree and Peppermint Shampoo=
I feel like I have spent most of the last 2 years getting rid of the visitors (nits) from my daughters hair, the letters that come home from school, there is an outbreak, please treat your child's hair, while somewhere along the line I think there is some kids that aren't having their hair treated and are re-infecting the rest of the class.
(Apologies Rant Over)
Pleased to say we now have my daughters finally clear. So now once a week I use these tea-tree and peppermint shampoo (and the conditioner) as its know that tea-tree and nots don't mix.
This bottle is a 300ml bottle, and is made from a clear plastic and this has a black screw top lid.
=Clothes Peg to the nose=
I have problems with shampoos and shower gels that are mint based, so with this one I open the product and leave my daughter to finish off the lathering and rinsing off.
The shampoo is a mint green in colour, it is a runny consistency, which is pratical as the bottle is made from a strong plastic and it is difficult to squeeze so when your down to the last 1/4 of the bottle it gets jammed upside down in the shower rack so it is ready to use.
Although it has tea-tree oil in it, this does not come through but the mint comes through very strongly.
=Using the shampoo=
The shampoo comes out easily from the bottle, and is easy to apply to the hair, my daughter managed this shampoo a lot better that some of the others. It has a good lather and rinses out very easily.
(by this time, I get a Mum can you check my hair), so in I go and she's got it all out,
Her hair feels clean, smells like mint, but it does have a drying effect on her hair, so it is straight to the detangling lotion.
I'm not sure exactly how much we paid as Mr Thrifty picked it up for me, but I think it was around £1 per bottle.
I am pleased to say that since using this once a week (from Christmas) as well as running the nit comb through her hair, we have been nit free. So for the smell I can tread this off for the benefits we get.
I have very fine, straight hair which goes dry very quickly. In fact, in the cold weather, it accumulates so much static that I look like someone's rubbed my head with a balloon! Not the most attractive look...
I usually tie my hair back in a bun which hides a multitude of sins, but sometimes I just want to let it all hang out, and that's when I realise I need to do something about my hair's condition. Every so often I go into 'Let's do something about this!' mode and that's when I try out a bunch of new products to see if there's something to give my hair some help.
A while ago I decided to give Superdrug's Tea Tree hair products a try. As they had a multibuy offer on their travel size bottles I picked up a handful of different products, including the Tea Tree and Peppermint shampoo. Even though the label states it's for normal hair I decided to try it as there are many claims for the benefits of tea tree.
As with the standard 300ml bottle, the travel-size 100ml bottle is cylindrical, made of a sturdy, clear plastic and has a black screwtop lid. The bottle opening is quite wide, allowing the user to refill the bottle, which I think is very useful. Since the bottle is so sturdy it should last for quite a while so would be ideal to use for several short trips away from home.
The one disadvantage of the bottle being so sturdy is that it's impossible to squeeze! When you're down to the last quarter of the product it takes forever to coax the contents out. Since the lid is flat it's possible to store the bottle upside-down in the shower and let gravity do the work, but this results in product running into the lid and creating a gunky mess every time you go to use the product! It's not something I enjoy dealing with when I'm in the middle of a shower!
The shampoo itself is clear and mint green in colour. It's quite runny, making it easy to pour (too easy when stored upside-down, hence my previous comment about gunky messes!).
Now for the good news: the shampoo smells wonderful! The medicinal tea tree smell is offset by the mint fragrance resulting in a very pleasant, clean, fresh odour. Not only that, but the shampoo is very easy to spread through the hair and it creates a phenomenal amount of lather.
I've only used this shampoo a handful of times but I've found it a very pleasant experience. My hair feels very clean after use and smells great!
Unfortunately the shampoo has a very drying effect on my hair, and it also makes my hair very knotty. Using it in tandem with a good conditioner is essential or I end up with an uncombable rats' nest!
This shampoo smells far better than I expected, and certainly cleans my hair. However it has a very drying effect and I would imagine that if I used it too much it could make my hair brittle. In addition, the packaging hasn't been thought through: it's sturdy, reusable and easy to open but it's a real pain getting the product out once the bottle is only part full.
Whenever I'm considering a tea tree based shampoo I'm always comparing it to the standard set by Original Source Tea Tree shampoo which for me is a good quality brand and a great product. This shampoo is certainly cheaper that Original Source as my 300ml bottle only cost me 79p which is a very cheap price for a decent sized bottle of shampoo and while this shampoo is not as thick as the original source shampoo it is still pretty good quality and represents good value for money.
This shampoo is recommended for normal hair types however with tea tree being one of the active ingredients I would also expect this to be good for anyone with a dry itchy scalp as tea tree has really good soothing qualities.
The bottle is pretty basic, it has a screw top lid and the body of the bottle is black with green trim and looks nice enough. The shampoo itself is reasonably thick and has a nice minty smell to it which is the peppermint comming through however it is not too strong and it combines well with the tea tree aroma. It is not an over powering smell and while it is detectable in my hair after application the smell does not hang around for too long.
The shampoo lathers up nicely and has a pretty good consistency and it is easy to massage into my hair which is resonably long, I only tend to leave it in for a short while and then rinse it out so that I can then apply a conditioner to my hair. It is difficult to isolate the effect of the shampoo when used with a conditioner however my hair is nice and clean after using this and it certainly removes any product remanents that might be still in my hair. My hair also smells nice and fresh and is easy to manage after washing.
Based on the low price and the fact that I cannot really come up with any negatives for this product I have no hesitation in recommending it. Being an own brand product you can only get it at Superdrug.
I have a love-hate feeling about tea tree products. I find that they tend to work really well on my skin, but I am not a huge fan of the scent. I can sometimes find it a bit overpowering and there are other scents I prefer in general. On the other hand, I love the smell of mint. So Superdrug's Tea Tree and Peppermint shampoo gave me a bit of a dilemma! I decided to finally try it when it was a part of a buy 2 for £1.49 offer as I wouldn't be wasting too much money on it if I found it a bit strong smelling. They are normally 99p each although I have often seen them on offer for around 79p individually. [300ml]
WHAT HAIR TYPE THIS SHAMPOO IS FOR AND THE BENEFITS OFFERED'''
The Superdrug shampoo is for normal hair. My own hair is of the combination type which means that I have a greasy scalp and drier ends. I usually find that using a shampoo for normal or normal greasy hair gets the best results for me as it seems to keep all parts of my head happy. I did wonder if the inclusion of tea tree would mean that the shampoo would be good for dandruff or an itchy scalp for example, as I have often seen it included in shampoos meant for those conditions. The label doesn't state this though, but it does say that the tea tree has anti-bacterial qualities and that the peppermint will help remove "everyday residue". I was mainly interested in the fact that Superdrug say the shampoo would leave my hair "soft, clean and healthy"
The shampoo has not been tested on animals and carries the leaping bunny/BUAV logo to show this. It is also free from animal ingredients so it is suitable for vegans.
I was not worried about trying a own label shampoo because I have used a few before and found them to be mostly good. My hair can cope with a basic one so I tend to spend more on conditioner. I didn't purchase the partner conditioner to the Superdrug shampoo for that reason, although I have since ended up with a bottle. I haven't used them together however, so this review is just based on my experience with the shampoo.
It comes in a tall, narrow bottle, with a screw top lid. I would prefer a cap that didn't need unscrewing because it is easier to use with wet hands in the shower but I can live with it. The label is a smart black and green colour and a step up from the really basic own label products appearance wise. I am not too bothered by packaging myself but I think it doesn't look too "own brand" if you are.
The scent was the thing that I most wanted to test and my first sniff was a pleasant surprise. I could smell both the tea tree and the mint and while the former was strongest, it wasn't too overwheming. The scent was less astringent and harsh than I thought it would be and the mint undertone smells really fresh and natural. It reminded me of the aroma you get when you tear mint leaves apart, rather than the scent of toothpaste for example! I was surprised that the perfume didn't linger on more hair for long - it was barely detectable the next morning. I don't mind that as my hair did smell fresh and clean which is the main thing.
NICE TO USE?
The shampoo is green and quite thick in texture. At first I thought that this would be a good thing as runny shampoo can be wasteful and messy to use. However, a gentle squeeze of this bottle delivers a big gloopy blob of shampoo, and more than I really need to wash my hair. It does actually spread through the hair easily though as the texture changes when it gets wet. I was impressed by the generous lather produced and I did feel that massaging the shampoo into my scalp was enjoyable as a result. The lather thankfully washes away surprisingly quickly so full marks there.
My hair looks and feels properly clean after using this and I agree that it also looks healthy, because it is more bouncy too. I would say that the shampoo left my hair with just as good an appearance as the TREsemme shampoo I used just before that. The main thing that was slightly disappointing is that my hair didn't look as shiny as some shampoos can make it. Similarly, my dry ends felt worse/drier than normal, although they didn't look it to be fair. For the price of the product, I still think it has done a reasonable all-round job though. I can't tell whether the tea tree killed any bacteria or whether the peppermint removed any residue as I wasn't aware of any in the first place.
WOULD I RECOMMEND THE SHAMPOO?
I would, if you are looking for a reasonable basic shampoo. It doesn't perform miracles on the more problem parts of my hair, or add a lot of shine but it does clean well. I think that if your hair tends towards the drier end of "normal" this shampoo may not suit based on my experience with my dry ends. The thick texture does mean that I used the bottle up about 25% faster than others of a similar size. However the low starting price makes up for that.
You can obviously buy this in Superdrug only. I have just noticed that a travel size version is available. Although it works out more expensive per ml, it could be a good way of trying it out yourself if you aren't sure whether you would like the scent. If like me, you are not so keen on the scent of tea tree in general, you can be comforted by the fact it doesn't linger on the hair and you have the nice mint aroma to enjoy too.
[This review is also under my user name on Ciao.]
When Little Miss was going away for a couple of nights, I wanted a decent shampoo which was small enough to fit into her toiletry bag.
WHO IS IT FOR?...
The shampoo is suitable for anyone with normal hair and promises to give the user healthy looking hair and scalp.
PRODUCT AND PACKAGING...
The shampoo comes in a plastic bottle with a screw on/off lid. When I look at the shampoo through the bottle it looks a kind of dark green colour and indeed when I get the shampoo out of the bottle it remains green, although not especially dark in colour. Although this is peppermint and tea tree the overwhelming smell of the shampoo is tea tree. I like this as I find the smell of tea tree quite pleasant and clean smelling.
HOW TO USE IT...
The shampoo should be applied to wet hair and massaged into a lather then rinsed. I always apply and rinse twice to get my hair really clean. It does lather up easily and feels and smells refreshing on my hair as I massage it in. the shampoo is nice and easy to rinse out and leaves no residue on hair so it does look really clean afterwards,
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY...
The shampoo is available instore and also online at www.superdrug.com. It costs 99p for 300ml and is currently on offer at £1.49 for 2 bottles.
The shampoo is a great everyday shampoo, gentle on hair and suitable also for children. I use it a lot on Little Miss along with the conditioner and we find that it leaves hair squeaky clean and fresh smelling
It is very reasonably priced and because a little of the product goes a long way, it lasts for ages.
A recommended shampoo for anyone with normal hair.
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