“ Brand: Tesco / Anti-dandruff shampoo. / Type: Hair Shampoo / Subcategory: Anti-Dandruff / Helps against: Anti-Dandruff / What it does: Rejuvenates, „
I bought this Tesco Citrus Anti Dandruff Shampoo recently for something in the region of 80 to 90 p from Tesco as an alternative to Head and Shoulders. It looks almost identical and it could easily be picked up by mistake, the first big difference you would notice would be at the till - £2.99 for Head and Shoulders similar size bottle ( 250 ml ) with this you get 50 ml more and it's obviously a lot cheaper.
I found the fragrance of it to be rather bland, and not fresh as citrus would suggest, that is fine with me as I do not like strong scents. The shampoo itself is pale blueish in colour like Head and Shoulders. With the shampoo itself you need to use a lot more than with Head and Shoulders and can expect to wash your hair twice if you have greasy hair. So you will be using quite a lot of this shampoo and your hair will need washing again if you do not use enough, so it does not last long.
I found that It ran out quickly and it felt like I was not only using a cheap shampoo but having to buy a lot of it. This proves that you often get what you pay for, but not always as Tesco does have some good own brand stuff ( like Tesco lemonade which I love).
This citrus version looks fresher looking on the bottle but I suspect that for people like me with more of a greasy type hair that the normal/greasy version of this would work better. In comparison all of the Head and Shoulders range seem to wash my hair well and also not itch and the bottle lasts a long time.
This shampoo would be okay to use as a gift or an emergency, but I prefer to buy Head and Shoulders when it is on sale, as this just is not as good in my opinion.
In an effort to save a little bit of money on my grocery bills, I decided to look at some of the Tesco own branded products, a few value items, but mostly from the generel everday Tesco range. One such product, that I like to have handy is an anti dandruff shampoo. It is not that I have dandruff, but if I were to only use normal shampoos, my scalp would get dry and flake easily, so in order to prevent this, I regularly use an anti dandruff shampoo alongside other normal shampoos. I have previously always bought head and shoulders, since apart from the anti dandruff, I felt it left my hair feeling in great condition.
When I saw Tesco own anti dandruff shampoo for 80p in comparison to more costly head and shoulders, I thought it would definitely be worth a try. I opted for the citrus anti dandruff shampoo, although there is a regular one as well.
This 300ml bottle comes with a blue lid, and is rather simply in colour and pattern to the head and shoulders range. At the bottom of the front of the bottle, it states that this is for frequent use.
On the reverse of the bottle, it claims that this Tesco citurs anti dandruff shampoo 'has been specially formulated with extract of lemon and an ingredient proven to help reduce dandruff.' It also states that it will leave your hair feeling soft, healthy and manageable.
I'm not a brand snob, well, I don't like to think I am (unlike my husband), however, I was slighly dubious about this shampoo, given the price, but I have very pleasantly surprised, finding it to be just as good as the leading brand. My hair remains flake free, as well as feeling shiny and soft as it does when I use the head and shouders shampoo. The only thing I do notice, and it was the same when I used head and shoulders, is that more strands of my hair fall out afterwards - not in clumps, but just fine strands of hair, but from what I have read, I think this is a common element of many anti dandruff shampoos, so I cannot criticise the product for this.
In terms of the citrus element to the shampoo, I cannot say that I notice a very strong smell of lemon, and I certainly don't smell anything afterwards, but that doesn't really bother me, as I'm not that fussed on that citrusy smell anyhow.
All in all, I think this is a great product, and just as good as the leading anti dandruff brand, at a very very reasonable 80p. I will certainly be purchasing another of these products, rather than the head and shoulders (unless it is on offer as it sometimes is) and I will be totally happy using it. My husband has never mentioned noticing any difference either, despite it not being a branded product.