I tried the Tesco own brand apple shampoo as I like the Alberto Balsam version and this one looked similar but a little bit cheaper.
Its been ok, but the bottle is nearly empty now and on my most recent shop I''ve gone back to the Alberto.
The shampoo lathers really nicely, but you do have to use a decent amount to get that effect, and to feel as though your hair is really squeaky clean. It takes a bit longer to rinse out than some other shampoos too and if you''re not very thorough and careful when rinsing you get a horrible sticky residue and need to get back in the shower!
The shampoo is not for any specific hair type, and it doesn''t really do anything for the appearance of your hair. It doesn''t give it any volume boost, or make it any shinier, it really does just clean it. If anything I think my hair is a bit limper than usual since using this, although it could be the very humid weather recently!
The shampoo has a fairly nice smell as you''re using it, fresh and crisp, it does have a hint of apple but its a bit too artificial to be completely convincing on that front! Sadly, the fragrance doesn''t really hang around after rinsing it off as some fragranced shampoos do. The bottle appears to be a decent size and looks as though it will last a long time, however because you need so much each time to get a good lather and clean it actually goes down quicker than expected.
The one final problem with this shampoo is that it seems to have the strange effect of making my hair tangle every time I use it, this may also be partly to do with the matching conditioner I''ve also been using, but even when I brush my hair before washing and take care not to tangle it too much, it still ends up bedraggled and I have to drag a wide tooth comb through all the knots. Just a word of warning for people who have hair prone to breaking or knotting.
Tesco own brand toiletries are okay so I often buy to try. I normally like Alberto which is only a quid but am trying to save a bit of cash. The Tesco Apple and Aloe vera shampoo is not that much cheaper at 80p for 500ml (though I think this is a smaller bottle than I've previously bought) but you do get 100ml more than Alberto.
The bottle above seems outdated, the new style bottle is cylindrical still with a flip top lid and has 'shampoo' written on it. The new look stuff is hard to read as is some of their shower gels. The bottle is see-through so you can see the shampoo which is a nice greeny blue colour. This is suitable to use every day and contains natural extracts. It claims to leave hair 'feeling soft, healthy and manageable'.
This smells really nice, don't know about aloe the over riding smell is of apple. The consistency is okay, quite but not too thin. After wetting my hair I massage a good sized blob in- not much is needed for a lather. This rinses off easily and doesn't leave a residue, I don't need conditioner even though during rinsing my hair feels 'dryish' a blast with the hair drier soon softens it up.
My hair is left feeling clean, soft and tangle free and smells gorgeous for a good while after. There's no irritation and I don't need additional conditioner.
4 stars from me
Avoiding the supermarket brands
I have naturally curly hair which can get a little dry. And I have tried many shampoos and conditioners over the years to help keep my locks under control. Generally, I find that moisturising shampoos and conditioners work well for me but I find the cheaper brands, such as L'Oreal, Aussie, and Herbal Essences and so on, work just fine. The only shampoos that have missed the mark for me in the past are the cheap supermarket-own brands and I have avoided these for several years now.
But recently I spent a week at my mum's and didn't pack any shampoo as I hate lugging bulky bottles about! And the shampoo and conditioner in my mum's shower while I was staying there was Tesco's own apple and aloe vera range. I decided to give it a try, although I wasn't expecting great results.
The bottle itself is nothing special, although I noticed it was a fair bit bigger than your average bottle of shampoo. It has a fliptop lid and although it is very basic packaging, it is functional and simple to use.
I am actually not a massive fan of apple scented products, but this shampoo does smell quite nice. It is definitely an apple fragrance, but it isn't too strong or sickly and I would say that apple fans would love this smell. The shampoo itself has quite a thin consistency, but it goes on easily and lathers up nicely too. I found I didn't need too much to wash my hair - and I have a fair bit of it! It washed out really easily and it left my hair feeling squeaky clean!
A pleasant surprise
I used this alongside the matching conditioner, which I shall review separately, but judging the shampoo on its own I was really pleasantly surprised. It had a nice fresh fragrance, and it cleaned my hair really well. It also left my hair smooth and tangle-free, ready for conditioning! It didn't have the same moisturising effects as other shampoos I would usually prefer to use but it didn't promise to, so this wasn't a big problem for me.
As this was at my mum's I didn't pay for it, but I have looked it up since getting home and I am amazed to find that a 750ml bottle costs only 88p! I think this is absolutely fantastic value for money, especially when you consider that the bottle is bigger than usual shampoos. It may not be the best shampoo I have ever used but I think for this price it is actually very good quality. I am not sure if I would definitely buy it myself but I think if you have normal, easy to manage hair then this would be a great budget option.
I wouldn't exactly call myself brand loyal when it comes to shower supplies. I rarely buy the same shower gel twice and am still trying to find the right conditioner and have been flitting from shampoo to shampoo since my beloved Head and Shoulders Citrus shampoo stopped being the miracle worker it once was. I liked Asda's cheap own brand shampoo when I was a first year student and so decided that it was worth giving one of Tesco's versions a try when I saw it in my local supermarket. There were a few available but I went for this apple version, as apple is one of my favourite scents.
== Tesco Apple and Aloe Vera Shampoo ==
This shampoo comes in a pretty large container: 750ml to be exact. This is a lot of shampoo, which makes its 88p cost particularly good value. It's a fairly thin shampoo, so you need to use a little bit more than with more expensive shampoos, but its low price means that this isn't much of a problem. It does smell quite sweetly of apple, which is very pleasant and smells of a mixture of artificial and fresh apples.
== What I Thought ==
This is a nice enough shampoo considering the price. I'm a real fan of the smell while using it and it lathers up well in the shower. My hair is also nice and clean after I've used it, which, as this is the main objective of using shampoo, makes it a good one to use. My hair isn't massively soft after I use it but neither is it dry, frizzy, greasy or otherwise unpleasant, so I can't really complain. As this comes in a big container it's lasted me a couple of months already and there's a fair amount left, so it's amazing value considering it's only 88p.
The only really negative aspect of this shampoo is the fact that it's not massively gentle on the scalp, and since I often like to use anti-dandruff shampoo, this isn't ideal for me. I haven't had noticeable dandruff since using this shampoo but my scalp does feel a bit rougher than it normally does.
== Conclusion ==
This is a decent shampoo, especially considering the price. The fact that it doesn't make my hair massively soft and isn't too kind on my scalp means that I don't love it, but I'm happy to continue using it until it runs out. I do really like the smell and would love to find a better quality shampoo that had the same apply scent if I could. In short: a good enough shampoo but not amazing enough to buy again.
I bought this first on holiday as I hadn't packed any shampoo due to hand luggage restrictions and it was cheap enough so decided to get another bottle when I got home.
The bottle is larger than most of my usual shampoo's at 750ml and costs only 88p in Tesco's. As it's a Tesco brand it is not available anywhere else.
The bottle itself it a tall, cylinder clear plastic bottle with a green lid. It has been changed from the picture on here now. The shampoo is a nice, bright green/blue colour. The packaging is pretty basic but I wouldn't care about this.
The ingredients are listed on the back of the bottle.
I used to spend a lot on the latest advertised shampoo's and conditioner's, but recently I find a lot of these can leave me with an itchy scalp so I tend to go for more natural ingredient shampoo's or baby shampoo's and always find the tea tree shampoo's are gentle and soothing on the scalp which is why I chose this. I wasn't disappointed and had no irritation at all after using it.
The shampoo itself is a bit on the runny side for my liking, if I'm not careful I end up pouring half a bottle into my hand and so much of the large bottle is wasted. It lathers up really well and although I feel the need for two shampoo's with this brand, if careful with it the bottle could last ages because a small drop would lather up a lot.
When I first used the product I didn't notice the smell of it too much, just thinking it smells nice and fresh. For a couple of weeks I could smell apple off everything and it was getting on my nerves until I realised it was me that smells of apples and not everything around me. I could also smell it quite strongly off my pillow and bedding but nobody else has commented on the smell so it can't be too overpowering.
There is also a shampoo in the same range which is just aloe vera so I think I will opt for that over the apple and aloe vera next time.
Due to the good value for money and the fact that it is sensitive on my scalp I use this most of the time now. I would recommend it to anyone who struggles to find a gentle shampoo but I do think if you are the type of person that can use most shampoo's without irritation that there are better low cost options out there.
The shampoo leaves my hair feeling clean, although not the softest so I find I definitely need to use a conditioner after it.
There is also a conditioner of this shampoo which is the same price and bottle size as the shampoo, so is also excellent value. I have the conditioner which is fine for everyday use although I do prefer another brand if I'm styling my hair and not just tying it up as this one leaves it very limp, although easy to comb tangles out of.
I always have a bottle of this at home, it's not the most luxurious of products but it does it's job, if it were a little bit thicker I would give it 4 stars.
I have recently written a review on the tesco apple and aloe vera conditioner! I though it was a about time I wrote a review on the shampoo. You can buy this shampoo from Tesco for as little as 88p. You receive a large 750ml bottle for that price which is very good value. I will now go into more detail on this product.
You receive a very large 750ml bottle. The bottle is tall with a green lid (the image provided by dooyoo is the old style bottle, they now have a new one which I am describing now). The bottle looks nice and the shampoo in the bottle is a near see through green colour. Overall the bottle looks great and very appealing if your a fan of apple! It is a very simple bottle, but much nicer looking than tesco value products (this is not in the value range)
I am a massive fan of apple, its my favourite smell. My car smells of apple all the time due to my apple air freshener. I noticed this a few months back and thought it was worth a try because of the price and also the fact that its apple. I flipped up the lid in the shop to smell it and I fell in love with it. I have been using it for a while and I can say it does a good job, it probably doesnt clean my hair aswell as tresemme which is my usual shampoo. The reason I like it is because of the smell, it will linger gently on your hair and body throughout the day, my girlfriend loves the smell on me which is a bonus. I have short hair so I dont need to pay it too much attention. My girlfriend has tried this and said it wasn't brilliant for her long hair. I found it removes dirt and cleans, your hair won't be very soft! But smells great. I would recommend you try it, it brightens up my shower time :)
This is a good value shampoo and should last you a while due to the huge size of the bottle. It cleans ok and smells good. Tesco products are usually very good and do the job nicely. I will be using this again in the future. Its well worth a try!
I am going to give this four stars :)
Thanks for reading. Josh
*** This review also appears on CIAO under the user name of jrlaker1992 which is mine ***
One of the nicer shampoos I have used is Tesco's Apple and Aloe Vera shampoo which costs just 59p for 750ml which I personally think is very good value for money indeed.
It is a bright green in colour and I really do love the smell which is very pleasant. It has a flip top lid which is really very handy if you are using it in the shower a lot as I tend to do. The packaging is simple and not overly fussy or womanly even though it has a picture of fruit on the front.
I only need to use a small amount and it seems to lather up on my head and my beard very well. It creates a nice lather so long as I use plenty of wwater with it and when I have finished washing my head and my beard I always find it rinses off very well too.
It is kind and gentle to my skin and it has never left me feeling irritated or itchy and I do have very sensitive skin so this is a plus point for me personally.
It is long lasting as I don't tend to need to use much and once my head hair and beard have dried off my hair always feels clean and refreshed and sits nice and doesn't spike up too much which is also another plus point.
While staying at my boyfriends house I had forgotten to bring my shampoo and so I needed to buy a new bottle. Having Tesco nearby I decided to pop in and see what was there but baring in mind I didn't really want to spend too much money on it as it was only for a few days. I saw all the more expensive brands and noticed there were no offers on which is why I looked at their own range. I am never snobby when it comes to stores own brands but I have never used any shampoo by them before. However, I spotted this big bottle by Tesco and the price made me decide to try it.
Tescos shampoo is in Apple & Aloe Vera which instantly seemed to me like a funny combination. It comes in quite a large tall plastic bottle with a bright green lid and has no fuss packaging which says 'Everyday Shampoo' down the side and the scent name. It has the Tesco logo and you can see it is a green liquid inside as the bottle is clear. It says it is for frequent use and it has 750ml inside which is a lot of shampoo, probably more than you get with premium brands that cost more. On the reverse it lists all of the ingredients inside.
APPLE & ALOE SHAMPOO
With this shampoo, I didn't look at what hair types it was for as I picked it up so quickly but it says that it is ok to use this every day and it is a formula made from natural extracts which is meant to leave hair feeling soft, healthy and manageable. Now, I have normal hair anyway to begin with so it was ok for me to use this as I wasn't needing a specific type. This shampoo has a nice smell and it does smell more apple than aloe vera to me as you can't smell that much at all but it has a runny consistency.
When using the shampoo I put a small amount in the palm of my hand and it lathered up really well. They do warn you on the bottle that if you get this in your eyes to rinse well with lukewarm water. I found this easy to massage into my hair and instantly the shower filled up with a fruity scent of apple but again, no hint of aloe vera here, it is a really pleasant and refreshing smell. I did my second wash again just to thoroughly clean my hair and I was refreshed instantly with the scent.
Once I was out of the shower, I dried off my hair and it felt just as good as with any other shampoo brands. I blow dried it and my hair looked shiny and the colour was nice as always, I wouldn't say it performed any particular miracles as it doesn't have any specific aims like making hair more shiny, or enhancing colour but my hair was as manageable as it usually is and it felt really clean with the slightest fruity hint to it. My hair did feel soft and I thought for a stores own brand it definitely did the job.
If you turn your nose up at stores own brand products then you shouldn't as in hard economic times we all try lower priced items out of curiosity and with this I am pleasantly surprised. You should give this a try if you don't care too much about which shampoo brand you use as it is a great shampoo and it cleans as good as the rest. My boyfriend has started using it too and also thinks it is really good so it will be saving a lot more money for us for the time being. It is good for both men and women and it lasts a great while too.
INGREDIENTS: Aqua, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Chloride, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Parfum, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Citric Acid, Tetrasodium EDTA, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Hydroxide, Triethylene Glycol, Polyquaternium-7, Benzyl Alcohol, Sodium Benzoate, Pyrus Malus Fruit Extract, Magnesium Chloride, Magnesium Nitrate, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylparaben, Methylisothiazolinone, Diazolidinyl Urea, Propylparaben, Polysorbate 20, CI 42090, CI 47005.
This shampoo is available from Tesco of course and to buy a 750ml shampoo bottle it will cost you 63p which is the ultimate bargain. They also do a conditioner to go with it if you want to use them as a pair.
The Tesco website is http://www.tesco.com where this product is listed and available for online shopping.
When it comes to toiletries, I don't have a preference to which brand I use as long as it isn't too expensive, it does the job and Tesco Everyday Apple and Aloe Vera Shampoo does just that. (Please note that the picture shown above is the old bottle shape. It now resembles a bottle of Bubble Bath).
For the past 6 months or so I have been doing my weekly supermarket shop online with Tesco. I was running low on shampoo so instead of picking a premium brand, I just typed 'shampoo' in the search engine and had a look at what Tesco displayed in front of me. I got about half way through the first page and added Tesco Apple and Aloe Vera Shampoo to my basket.
The picture of the Tesco Everyday Apple and Aloe Vera Shampoo bottle looked appealing and it was only when it arrived, did I realise that it was 750ml bottle. A much bigger bottle than I expected looking at the picture, more like a bubble bath bottle, but as it was for frequent use this was fine with me, as I wash my hair almost everyday. If you are image/brand conscious I doubt you would be proud to display it in your bathroom, but for me I don't mind.
The shampoo is Green in colour and has a lovely crisp Green Apple aroma; however there was no hint of the Aloe Vera, so assume the ingredient is used for it's moisturising qualities. Don't expect the smell of Apples to last though, as soon as you dry your hair the smell of the shampoo completely disappears.
My hair is of medium thickness, naturally curly and can be frizzy at times. Having used the shampoo for the past month the condition of my hair feels no different from using premium brands of shampoo, so I was impressed by this as I was expecting it to make my hair feel coarse as it is a cheap shampoo. I also find that I only need to use one 10p size blob of shampoo to wash my shoulder length hair, so a little goes a long way.
The shampoo washes my hair well. It neither leaves my hair greasy nor dry and doesn't leave a residue unlike some sleek/smoothing shampoo's. My hair also detangles easily when brushing my hair after it has been towel-dried, so I am happy with the results. The shampoo lathers fairly well, but I have noticed that the shampoo's which are creamier tend to lather better than the clear type, however if you do need to wash your hair twice you won't break the bank as the shampoo only costs £0.71. There is also an Apple and Aloe Vera Conditioner for £1.74 for 750ml if you want your hair to feel smoother.
I have previously used premium brands like Pantene, Elvive etc as I thought the moisturising qualities in these shampoo's would make it easier to style my hair when blow drying or using hair straightners. I am happy to say that my hair blow dries and straightens just as easily using Tesco's shampoo. I have used Herbal Essence in the past which made my hair dry and irritated my scalp, but have had no irritations using this shampoo. My Husband also uses this shampoo and has very sensitive skin and I am happy to say that it didn't irritate his scalp either.
Overall, I recommend Tesco Everyday Apple and Aloe Vera Shampoo and it gets 5 stars from me because it is great for frequent everyday use, does not irritate my scalp, has a nice Green Apple smell and is cheap at £0.71 for a 750ml bottle. The only disadvantage is that the packaging isn't particularly attractive and certainly not premium-looking but as long as the shampoo washes my hair well, I am happy.
Other shampoos and conditioners in this range include: Jojoba and Balsam, Tea Tree and Coconut.
For further information, please visit: www.tesco.com
Thanks for reading xx
© sweetdaisy 2011
Anyone who has read my earlier reviews will know that I like things cheap as long as they do the job they are made for. Well, that is why I chose Tesco Apple & Aloe Vera Shampoo and Conditioner. Now, although I had different experiences of both products I feel it unnecessary to make another review. It would also be difficult without just repeating a lot of stuff here. For that reason I will review both the shampoo and conditioner in this review.
- Packaging -
Pictures show this product to be in a rectangular container, however mine is round. As the bottle is so big and as my hands aren't the largest, it can be quite difficult to hold while I am wet. I guess this is a price to pay for getting so much in one bottle. The packaging is plain and the bottle is clear. However, it doesn't look bad or cheap on the shelf.
- Price -
I bought these for 71p each in Tesco (though MySupermarket now tells me that it is 61p at the moment) for a 750ml bottle. That is a lot of shampoo and conditioner for that amount of price; you certainly won't run out quickly. But is it worth it?
- Smell -
I have to say, both of the products smell great. The apple is very noticeable but the scent is fresh and not too strong. I also find that it sticks to the hair quite well so your hair will smell good. I used it earlier in lieu of soap and my hands smelled nice and apple-y. I would definitely recommend it for its smell.
- Using the shampoo -
On application I noticed that the shampoo lathered up really well. When my hair was longer it needed a bit extra shampoo but now that it is short I can use a 'normal' sized amount. As you massage the shampoo into your hair the light apple fragrance is noticeable. It leaves the hair clean and smelling good, it also feels quite good in the shower. I would definitely consider it to be more than worth the 71p I paid for it. I am sure I have paid more for worse.
- Using the conditioner -
Before I start this section, I should mention that I have curly hair and it can be quite dry. I find that normal conditioners provide me with the necessary moisture and conditioning for my hair. I would usually find that once I have conditioned my hair it feels instantly soft. However, with this conditioner I did not feel it to be that much more soft after the shampoo. As it dried I noticed that it definitely wasn't as smooth as it would usually be. It may just be my hair and if you have normal hair as the product is for, it may provide adequate conditioning. Though, I will not be using this conditioner any longer.
- Overall -
I found the shampoo to be the best surprise of the two. It is nicely fragranced, cheap, lathers up quite nicely and leaves your hair feeling good. It was definitely worth the 80p. The conditioner on the other hand wasn't very well suited to my hair. I won't be buying it again. If you don't mind spending more on branded shampoo, this product may not be for you. However, if you are looking to save some money then I would give it a try.
I am always on the move and always have been, my mum has been married twice and I'm really close to both my dad and my stepdad. Therefore since I was about 16 I've had three sets of parents to visit, then with boyfriends too it all gets really confusing. My friends all call me the travelling gypsy as I'm generally not in one place more than a night or two. This results in my car boot becoming a second wardrobe and me taking my essentials everywhere. Every so often though the odd thing gets forgotten, this is how I came across Tesco Apple and Aloe Vera Shampoo.
The packaging of the Shampoo is very simple. Its a rectangular shaped bottle with a easy flip up lid the shampoo then easily pours out. The bottle has a label on the front which has pictures of apples on and the label on the back provides usage instructions (just in case you're not too sure!) The bottle is pretty simple but I don't really care what my bottle of shampoo looks like, its what is inside that counts! The shampoo inside is quite a bright green, as you pour it from the bottle it has a medium consistency and it is nice and silky.
I find scent an important factor when choosing shower gel but I am not as fussy with Shampoo as long as the Shampoo isn't massively overpowering and as long as it doesn't smell disgusting. This shampoo has a nice light apple scent, it isn't the stuff that causes you headaches. You have to get pretty close to the shampoo to get a proper smell and you get a light scent from it as you use it in the shower.
To apply the shampoo I flip the lid and squeeze the amount you require into my hand and then manically scrub the shampoo into my scalp, I have sensitive skin so I find I have to wash my hair very thoroughly or I end up with dandruff like flakes and my head itches like crazy. I find that a relatively small amount of this shampoo goes a long way.
The amazingly good part the price, this shampoo cost 59p for 750ml, I think this is fab I use John Freida Straight Ahead Shampoo and I pay a lot more for a lot less shampoo.
As I've already mentioned I have sensitive skin but this shampoo doesn't irritate my skin. I only ever use this shampoo on an occasion basis and I always use conditioner with it. But my hair never seems any drier than normal, Aloe Vera is meant to have nourishing properties too. It also doesn't have a major scent to it but I'd rather it just have a pleasant smell than a strong scent.
I use this shampoo occasionally but I'm considering investing in some to use every other time I shampoo my hair and save some cash by not using expensive shampoo as much. I would recommend this shampoo if you are looking for a shampoo which leaves your hair feeling nice and helps you economise a little.
I grew up using this shampoo, as my mum was always on the lookout for good value, family friendly products that would suit all 5 of us. This certainly fitted the bill at under £1 for a family sized 750ml, and I see Tesco are still selling this for only 80p. A bottle of this size lasted our family a good few months, so it really is good value.
This hefty bottle is conveniently designed with a flip cap, under which is a small hole to squeeze the shampoo out of. This makes it ideal for kids to use- it's easy to open and close, and the squeezy design ensures you can control the amount you get out. The bottle is made of frosted plastic (is there such a thing?!), through which you can see exactly how much shampoo is left, and when you need to stock up.
The shampoo itself is appley green, clear and quite runny (a lot like washing up liquid actually!). It smells like sweetened apple juice, a very simple scent which didn't really stay on my hair after I'd used it like other shampoos do. It was easy to lather up, and always left my hair looking and feeling clean.
So far, so good. But by the time I reached my mid teens, I realised that, compared to other shampoos I'd tried out at friends' houses, this just wasn't cutting the mustard for me anymore. Whilst it did a perfectly good job of cleaning, it tended to leave my curly hair quite dry and frizzy. I wanted silky smooth hair that smelt delicious, as well as being clean, and so I found myself investing my hard earned babysitting money in the more expensive, branded shampoos that my friends were using.
I think the consistency of this is its main problem. Being so thin and watery, it doesn't leave much of a scent on your hair, and doesn't have the hydrating, shine creating creaminess of thicker, more expensive shampoos. But for its price, I think it's a great bathroom basic for a family- its appley scent will appeal to everyone and the large bottle will last a good long while.
I bought this a while ago for the price which was around about the 70p mark. You get a surprising amount for this price, 750ml to be exact which makes it sound great value for money. I think this is more designed for guys rather than women though personally which I'll explain further down.
It has a number of benefits. The main being price. 70p is great value too and I bought quite a few bottles of it last time. This means you can go a while before having to stock up again if you have the space. Also for 750ml its quite a lot and you can find yourself having to go quite a while before restocking.
It smells really nice. I do find the apple greatly outweighs the smell of aloe vera but you do get out of the shower smelling refreshed and ready to begin your day.
Also there's the design. It looks nice and it easy to hold the easy to apply end means that when you're soaking wet and looking to get it out of the bottle, there's little trouble in doing so.
There are a number of concerns. I do find that you need a lot more than you would with some of the more established brands in order to get a decent amount of foam and therefore get the job done. This may just be me but I do certainly notice each time I use it that I tend to use more than normal.
Also, it leaves your hair feeling rough afterwards and makes it a little sticky. This is only while it's wet though and once its dried it's fine. This is why I think it would suit men more as it could become a problem for combing it or straightening it.
Otherwise it's good and really, for the value you get it's hard to knock and handy for a back up at least.
As indicated in previous reviews, myself and my husband are currently trying to downsize our shopping bill. Before coming to my senses, I always used the more expensive brands of shampoo mistakenly believing the more expensive brands were better.
At only 62p for 750ml, this shampoo has got to be one of the cheapest on the market and was a great decider for me when choosing to buy, I figured that even if it was rubbish I'd wasted less than a pound!
As you can see by the photo, the packaging is pretty simple. See though plastic bottle with a sticker on the front and back. Plain and simple.
When lifting the lid on the bottle, the first thing I noticed is the aroma. Very strong apple scent but unfortunately for me, I thought it was far too overpowering and very artificial.
Onto the lather test. I once read that get the best results and be cost effective, you should use no more than a 10p piece sized blob, so this is what I've always done. I found that the lather this amount produced was more than satisfactory with lots of bubbles. I followed this with my usual brand of conditioner.
I'm cursed with naturally frizzy hair, so I need to use a hairdryer followed by straighteners. I followed my usual routine and inspected the results. I've got to say, I was pretty impressed! My hair was smooth and silky with a definite shine to it.
Overall I'm quite impressed, it cleaned my hair just as well as the more expensive brands at a quarter of the price. Bargain! The only thing that's putting me off buying it again is the artificial smell. I'll be looking to see of they have any other varieties on my next visit
Have you ever thought about the cost of all the "everyday" toiletries. Before leaving the house each day I use:- shower gel, shampoo, contact lens solution, deodorant, cleanser, toner, moisturiser, eye cream, hair gel, a little make up, a splodge of toothpaste and a squirt of perfume. And that is the absolute minimum. I guess some guys perhaps get away with less, but if you stop to add up the cost of this little lot you would seriously consider staying in bed. (I can think of other reasons to stay in bed................but they wouldn't really be relevant to a shampoo review.)
As I was thinking of all this, and wondering how I could economise, it struck me that my shampoo bottle seemed to empty rather quickly, and although I wash my hair daily, I use just a tiny amount. I then realised that my husband was the one who was being rather greedy with the bath and shower products. This particularly bothered me in that he is almost bald! The little hair he has is clipped on a number 2, yet he was happily lathering up with copious amounts of my expensive hair products.
Despite my protests he didn't seem to be able to curb his insatiable appetite for shampoo so I figured I needed to find a cheaper brand.
I am very wary "economy" shampoos. Yes - I'm all for products and ingredients not being tested on animals, but I also don't want to be the one with my hair dropping out or my scalp burnt.
I came across Tesco Apple and Aloe Vera shampoo. It's for frequent use. I figured that this would be a good one to try - yes, we are frequent users and I kind of hoped that this would mean the shampoo was mild.
Also, I'm not one for coconut smelling shampoos. I love the smell, but it reminds me of holidays and cocktails a bit too much for using in our shower cabinet on a dark November morning.
Another thing that really appealed to me was that for just 57p, you get 750 ml of the stuff. Enough for my husband to slop all over the bathroom without breaking the bank.
There is nothing fancy about the bottle - it's just a clear recycle-able plastic bottle with a sticky label decorated with a picture of a couple of green apples.
It's also not one of those silly bottles that you stand on their end. It has a flip cap and you just pour it out.
The shampoo is quite thin and runny and is quite a bright green colour. It does smell pleasantly of apples but not strongly. I have to get my nose pretty close to get a whiff.
I have fairly short hair, but even with longer styles I don't think much shampoo is required to get a pretty good lather. It feels fairly nice on your scalp - not in any way thick, greasy or too slimy. I find that it rinses out fairly easily - one wash is enough to get my hair squeaky clean.
The bottle gives the usual instructions - in case you are new to the hair washing business(!) and says it leaves your hair "soft, healthy and manageable". Pretty accurate stuff really.
My hair always feels very clean after I have used it. I don't think people would be aware of my hair having an apple fragrance - I can't say I am particularly bothered about that. My hair gel does have a fragrance which would probably cover anything up anyway.
Sometimes it feels as though my hair gets a little dry - but with trips to the gym it can sometimes be washed twice a day, so I can't really blame the shampoo. I have an economical conditioner as well that I use to rectify this from time to time.
So, all in all, for 57p, this is a really good buy.
I can't say that I feel particularly pampered by using this product, and I confess that when I go away for a few nights with work, I take my own, more expensive shampoo with me.......................you see, my greedy husband can't get his hands on that! But when trying to make a few cutbacks, you can save a few pennies here and not feel too hard done by.