“ Brand: Tesco / Type: / Type: Hair Shampoo / Subcategory: Anti-Dandruff / Helps against: Anti-Dandruff / What it does: Cleanses, Rejuvenates, „
Tesco Anti Dandruff shampoo
500ml for 99p
A thick viscous shampoo that is easy to control how much you use, it is very economical. It lathers well and often needs only one application and rinse to get clean shiny hair. I have found it good to control dandruff and general itchy scalp symptoms.
I have been using this shampoo for a couple of years now, on a regular basis every week, and it continues to perform well. Some other shampoos I have used I have become sensitive to after a while and needed to change, or at least vary their use with another, but this one seems to be one that does not have a cumulative effect for me. Nor do I find that there is a build up of residue to dull my hair. It is effective in removing hairspray or other products that I might use to keep a hairstyle in place (being involved in amateur theatre I sometimes have to create period hairstyles that require some very hefty applications of gel or heavy duty hairspray)
If you need to wash your hair daily this may be too strong a shampoo for you.
The 500ml bottle is easy to hold and use, with a flipup section to the top for dispensing the shampoo. It is made of plastic and is recyclable.
All in all this product is excellent value for money
This shampoo is from the Tesco brand and can only be bought in Tesco stores. In is a cleansing anti-dandruff shampoo for normal/greasy hair.
The shampoo itself is pale blue in colour and has a thick gluey consistency. The shampoo looks like, feels and does exactly the same as the popular Head & Shoulders brand.
500ml of this shampoo costs just 99p which is great considering the size of the bottle and in comparison to:
£3.99 - 400ml Loreal Elvive Anti-dandruff
£2.00 - 300ml Clear & Confident Anti-dandruff
£4.49 - 500ml Pantene Anti-dandruff
£4.99 - 500ml Head & Shoulders classic
The bottle is a tall white 500ml bottle, it has a blue lid which can be flipped open easily to reveal a hole to squirt out the product. It is easy to get the right amount of product out and you can remove the lid is required.
There is a white label on the front with the name of the product and a list of ingredients on the back of the bottle.
The bottle can be recycled.
HOW TO USE
Application is simple, just wet your hair, put a small bit of the shampoo in your hands and massage into the hair and head making sure you get it into the scalp, the root of the dandruff problem. Rinse the shampoo thoroughly and repeat if necessary. Regular use is recommended to fully combat the problem of dandruff.
The shampoo has a nice, fresh and clean smell. Hair feels cleansed and soft after use but it is not the most luxurious of products.
I can't use these types of shampoos often as I find prolonged use makes my scalp peel and also as I have coloured hair I don't want to risk using it often as they have been known to strip colour from hair.
I do find it fine for occasional use though and my partner swears by the product and he uses it daily and has no dandruff.
For anyone who uses a similar, more expensive brand I would recommend giving this a go as it represents excellent value for money and I think it is very difficult to tell the difference between the products.
I have been using this shampoo for roughly the past 2 years to keep dandruff at bay. There is nothing worse that a load of white specs on your hair and clothes. I have quite dry skin and normally get some dandruff if I don't use an anti-dandraff shampoo.
Before trying the Tesco brand I would have always used the leading brand, which to me is Head and Shoulders shampoo. However, since making the switch to Tesco's equivilient, I wouldn't go back to the leading, more expensive brand. I have found no increase in the amount of dandruff I have since changing brands. This suggests to me that the shampoo is just as effective as the leading brand.
Tesco offer a good range of anti-dandruff shampoos, which generally start around 60 pence up to about £1. Compare this to a brand like Head and Shoulders where you are likely to pay upwards of £2.40 for a bottle of the same size.
There's not much more to say really than Tesco's product is an afforable alternative to the leading brands, which offer equal quality in my opinion.
Due to suffering with dandruff (fortunately not as bad as I used to) I have always purchased Head & Shoulders shampoo. I would normally use it about 3 times a week, and then use another shampoo such as Pantene or Tresemme.
As things are getting tight in our household due to the infamous credit crunch I decided that on the next shopping trip to Tesco I would look for a cheaper alternative to Head & Shoulders (as well as my other shampoos). This was something that I was a little apprehensive about as I didn't want to stop using something that worked for me, and very well so, to using a product that didn't help, and could make things worse!
With this in mind I walked over to the hair and beauty aisle in Tesco and spent a good fifteen minutes contemplating which product I should buy (I did get a few strange looks and I can't blame people, as the contortions on my face would have made anyone look! I am no good at choosing items to replace my first choice).
I finally decided to purchase the Tesco Cleansing Anti Dandruff Shampoo. (Just to point out that the bottle I picked up was 2 in 1 shampoo and conditioner). I was amazed at the price of the bottle at first glance; 59p! (I was sure that someone had out the wrong label on the shelf!). When I looked up at my normal Head & Shoulders the price was £1.30 upwards. Amazing!
Time to go home and try out my well priced bottle of shampoo!
That night I decided to have a shower and try out my new bottle of shampoo.
Normally with Head & Shoulders you do not need a lot of shampoo as it lathers really well. I thought (mistakenly) that I would need a little more of this shampoo. I thought this due to the price, but how wrong I was! Due to me applying extra shampoo I ended up with rather a lot of shampoo bubbles on the top of my head!! Needless to say, it took some standing underneath the head of the shower to finally clear my head and hair of the bubbles.
When I finished washing my hair it did feel that I had not got all the shampoo out. When I looked in the mirror it did seem that all the shampoo had been washed out. I will add that I have used the shampoo since then and applied less than previously, and it still felt that I had not washed it all out. I normally leave my hair to dry naturally and after roughly ten minutes after washing my hair it didn't feel like I had any shampoo left in my hair. It was a strange thing!!!!
After washing my hair with this shampoo it felt brilliant. It was soft and it also had a little bit more of a bounce to it. It is not a volume shampoo, but I was surprised that when I styled my hair the next day it had more bounce and styled easier.
The liquid itself is a nice thickness and you definitely don't need a lot, as demonstrated above! The colour is the same as Head & Shoulders; a light blue colour.
My significant other half has now started using this shampoo and is hooked!! I now have to share this bottle of shampoo with him!!
The only thing that I do not like is the lid. It is not the easiest to open and that's not good especially when you are stood in the shower shouting at the lid!
Tesco has a great range of shampoos available on the market and their anti - dandruff range is one of my particular favourites.
What is most appealing about their range is the price! You can buy a bottle of the shop brand anti dandruff shampoo for under one pound, where as one of the leading brands can cost up to three pounds, yet in my experience they do much the same job.
The bottle is simply designed and has a flip top lid. This is not brilliant however, as it can often become clogged up with shampoo residue which gets annoying as it means the lid cannot close down properly...which in turn can cause a problem when travelling with it!
The shampoo has a very pleasant smell, yet does not smell as 'medicated' as the leading brands. I think this is in part due to their being some differences in the ingredients in the shop and brand leaders.
The shampoo comes out of the bottle really easily and a little goes a long way. It creates a great lather which feels mild enough to use everyday. The colour is the same as the leading brand and the thickness and texture feels the same, it does not however have as pleasant scent as the leading brand.
Washing out is easy enough and I find that a brief shower will clear it out from my hair. I do not like washing this product out in the bath though, as I find that it makes the water very cloudy.... that just may be me though!
I find that frequent use of this shampoo is great and I do not have dandruff...which is what I am ultimately concerned about and the price of the product allows me to ensure that this is something that I can afford to keep up.
Looking good when you are out and about is important and I hate ever having dandruff. This shampoo ensures that I never have dandruff and that my hair looks good.
I would suggest that as well as this shampoo, which is medicated, you may consider using another non medicated shampoo on occasion to further boost your hair.
This is a really great product and definately, one of the best shop branded products I have discovered in recent years.
I have been suffering from dandruff more and more increasingly over the past year and it got to the point where I felt I had to do something about it. So I went out to the supermarket and got my first anti-dandruff shampoo. I went home and used it the following morning and although results weren't instant there were definitely signs of improvements. So I continued to use it and within a couple of weeks my dandruff had gone (providing you wash your hair through thoroughly and use it frequently). I was really impressed as it did exactly what I wanted it to. Unfortunately there are some negatives to this product:
The smell - The smell is not unpleasant but its nothing brilliant either, I'm sure Tesco could quite easily change the smell making the product almost faultless.
Your hair - It often leaves my hair quite rough and straw-like and my hair seems to attract a lot of grease pretty quickly.
But at under £1.50 a bottle this product is great value for money and it sorts your dandruff problem out. The shampoo colours are great also. If they could sort out the negatives it would be a serious contender to the top brands.
My mum uses this shampoo all the time, nowadays her skin gets very dry, expecially on the scalp, and she says this works better than anything at getting rid of dandruff.
My hair is a bit more combination and I use Tresemme or another deep cleansing shampoo most days to keep it clean, however using such harsh shampoo regularly can make my scalp dry and I have the odd outburst of dandruff so I use this for two or three washes and it's clears it up really well.
Head and Shoulders is the leading anti - dandruff shampoo on the market but this really does rival it. It's incredibly cheap at under £1.50 a bottle and lathers up well so you don't need a large amount each wash.
The thing that lets it down is the smell, it not unpleasant but it's a little clinical smelling. I suppose for the price you can't have everything. Also, I think it's a little bit of a contradiction with a shampoo to be called cleansing AND anti dandruff. I would have thought AD shampoos would add moisture to combat dandruff and cleansing shampoos would strip hair of excess moisture and grease.
I wouldn't use this all the time, but I will change to it occasionally especially in winter when my scalp gets dry.
Helps to reduce dandruff while leaving your hair feeling soft, healthy and manageable /