“ Brand: Tesco / in 1 Shampoo / Type: Hair Shampoo / Subcategory: 2 in 1 Shampoo „
As my children left toddlerhood I began to wonder what shampoo I should be using, it sounds silly but with a two year age gap I had just fallen into the habit of using Johnson's baby shampoo. I had been trying to find areas of our super market shop that we could economise on and as they were getting older and I wasn't so worried about their skin sensitivity, their shampoo seemed to be an area where this could easily be achieved.
I am actually reviewing, 'Tesco Kids Apple & Melon 2 in 1 Shampoo'.
The shampoo is packaged in a bright green bottle, I can't even describe the shape of the bottle but I'm guessing it's designed so that the look will appeal to children. It is currently £1 for a 250ml bottle. On the label it pictures a boy diver and a girl mermaid, I assume this is to demonstrate that it's boy and girl friendly. It states that it is dermatologically tested and hypoallergenic and less tangles and no tears. Tangles aren't an issue with my two boys short hair but tears at hair wash time definitely is!
The shampoo has a fruity fragrance and I would say that the melon is more evident than the apple. It works up a good lather on wet hair and I don't need to use a lot on my boys hair so the 250ml bottle lasts weeks. I actually alternate this shampoo on my 3 year old as he STILL suffers from very stubborn cradle cap. Washing a 3 and 5 year olds hair is never going to be up there with my favourite things to do, their reaction is quite unpredictable but they are usually very good. They have never experienced an allergic reaction and I belief that that any screaming is due to them over reacting rather than the shampoo hurting their eyes as they used to react this way with Johnson's baby shampoo which infamous for its no tears formula. The fruity scent is very subtle and leaves their hair smelling clean and fresh without masking the wonderful smell that I love about my own children.
This is the only kids shampoo I've used other than the baby shampoo days so I'm not sure how it measures up to others but I'm more than happy with the results so will be going back for more.
We have tried some of the Tesco kids range before and last month Tesco had loads of their hair products on 3 for 2 so I bought a couple more to stock up whilst they were on offer and I picked up this one which we had never tried before.
The product comes in a green plastic bottle which has a picture of a friendly looking shark on the front and has a see through green flip top lid. The shampoo is a 2 in 1 which I always use for my daughter as I prefer not to have to condition her hair seperately but as her hair is long and think she does tend to need a conditioner.
The product is one of Tescos own so you can obviously only buy it from Tesco and it cost me £1 per bottle which is great value considering the branded kids shampoos are always at least £2 each.
The shampoo is green in colour and it smells really nice and fruity, it lathers on the hair easily and washes back of the hair without leaving any residue. The smell doesn;t remain very well on the hair once it has dried which was a little disappointing and when my eldest hair was dry it tangled very easily and she was not impressed at how much her hair pulled to brush through.
I use this on my younger daughter simply because I don't see the point in buying 2 seperate products for each daughter and it is fine on her hair but her hair is short and thin so a complete contrast to her older sister.
From our experience I would say this is a great product if your child has short and thin hair but it is pretty useless on long thick hair and it did not condition her hair at all. Both my girls hairs were left shiny with the shampoo and felt soft to the touch but now I have started using a conditioner along with this for my elder daughter and it's much better
We have been using Tesco 2 in 1 shampoo on our little lad now for a few months. We used to use the cherry one in the bright red plastic bottle but when they ran out we opted for the other alternative which is their Melon and Pear Plunge which comes in a bright green plastic bottle. The bottle is a good size and suitable for little hands to hold and our little lad likes to squirt his his own shampoo onto his hands and then put it into his head himself.
It cleans well an dmakes his hair all soft and nice smelling. I think my other half actually likes th esmell of this more so that I do - after abit I find it a bit sickly sweet. The consistency is good, it's not runny or too thick and it lathers up well. You don't need to use a massive amount, just a bit will do so it's cheaper than the more expensive brands like L'Oreal for Kids. I have to say that it doesn't smell of either melons or pears though, which is a bit odd. We think it's got a bit of an artificial smell, much like concentrated juice drinks you can get, quite fruity but difficult to place exactly what the fruit is.
I think Tesco's have tried to make it look like the L'Oreal brand though because they have made the bottle much the same shape and size as theirs. It costs 40p and the bottle is a good size at 250ml so it saves pennies and does a grand job.
It washes out of the little lad's hair very well too and doesn't leave any sticky residue. I don't think it's actually meant to be kind to his eyes but we have noticed that he doesn't cry so much when we wash his hair with this stuff even though it looks like it is getting into his eyes a lot, which is impressive for both me and his mum.
It's easy to apply because it has a flip top bottle with a sturdy lid which clips back firmly into place after you have used it - always a good thing. Only thing is it doesn't have any of those grip things on the sides as some shampoo bottles do, which means that if it gets wet it is prone to slipping out of your hands easily.
Good stuff though and thoroughly recommended. ..