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      31.01.2014 08:13
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      A cheap shampoo but not one that I would buy again

      I am all for getting a bargain and budget supermarket brands are something that I purchase quite often as a lot of the time the products are exactly the same as their branded counterparts and every bit as good. Sometimes however there is no comparison between the budget product and the branded one.

      This is the case with the everyday value shampoo as although it is cheap I would never buy it again as it was just not nice to use and I would rather spend a little bit more to purchase something that was of a higher quality instead.

      The everyday value shampoo only costs 40p for a massive 1 litre bottle so I wasn't expecting anything luxurious but I did expect a decent mild shampoo with no frills but what I got was no better than had I washed my hair with washing up liquid.

      The shampoo has a weird consistency as it doesn't look all that thin but I found that it was runny in my hands and loads of it spilt through my fingers and down the plug hole. I also didn't like the smell as although it was quite gender neutral it smelt cheap and a bit nasty like toilet cleaner.

      I needed loads of this to be able to get a good lather going as the normal amount that I would use just wasn't enough and I had to use double to wash my short hair. I wear a lot of wax in my hair and need a shampoo that is going to clean it all out of my hair without stripping it of all its natural moisture.

      This was a strange shampoo as I found that my hair just didn't feel clean after using it and I would need to wash my hair twice to get rid of all the waxy residue and even then it didn't feel like it was all gone. The reason that I found this strange was because although I didn't feel like this deeply cleaned my hair it felt very harsh on my hair and I would have expected when a shampoo left my hair feeling and looking frizzy and dry then it would have at least cleaned all the product from it too.

      I just wouldn't recommend this shampoo or ever buy it again as I just didn't think it was pleasant to use and it left my hair looking horrible afterwards. It also didn't really work at removing all the wax from my hair even though it wasn't particularly gentle and although it is really cheap I don't think it was any different to using a bar of soap on my hair so for me personally I would rather pay another 60p and buy myself a decent shampoo.

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        31.12.2013 00:36

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        Not for hair long enough to need brushing

        So, I was skint and I was almost out of shampoo. This was around 40p for a large bottle and for that price I figured, how bad could it be?

        Firstly it was INCREDIBLY thin. I tried to pour it into my hand and it escaped between my fingers. I ended up pouring it straight onto my head (which obviously means you use more). It didn't seem to lather particularly well, and (probably unsurprisingly) left my hair feeling very dry and tangled. It was nearly impossible to brush afterwards. The smell at least was inoffensive though - just vaguely soapy, the sort of smell you'd like if you don't like scented shampoos.

        I ended up buying more shampoo as soon as I had the cash, and using this as bodywash instead (it worked okay for that!) I can't recommend this for anyone with hair long enough to need brushing, but for someone with very short hair (like, say, my husband) it might still be okay. However, it's so thin, you may find you save less than you might think.

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        10.09.2013 18:22
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        A good budget purchase.

        An updated bottle from the one shown in the dooyoo picture now - as Tesco have rebranded their Value goods to call them Everyday Value - a litre of this shampoo can be purchased for just 40p. I tend to keep a bottle of this in the cupboard as a good standby should the creamier and pricier products we buy run out.

        The product:

        The product comes in a large, recyclable, screw top bottle. The directions are to apply to wet hair, massage into a lather and rinse. Avoid contact with eyes.

        Ingredients:

        Aqua,Sodium Laureth Sulfate ,Sodium Chloride ,Cocamidopropyl Betaine ,Glycol Stearate ,Cocamide MEA ,Disodium EDTA ,Citric Acid ,Parfum ,Sodium Hydroxide , Triethylene Glycol ,Benzyl Alcohol ,Propylene Glycol ,Sodium Benzoate , Magnesium Nitrate ,Methylchloroisothiazolinone ,Magnesium Chloride , Methylisothiazolinone ,Hexylene Glycol ,CI 15985 ,CI 16035

        Experience with the product:

        I am not going to say I prefer this shampoo to some of my more luxurious brands - but for 40p you get quite a lot from this shampoo. The shampoo itself is orange in colour, thick(ish) and gloopy in consistency. The smell is quite nice too - it's fresh with a hint of citrus about it. I would define the scent as being more masculine than feminine. No wonder my husband actually prefers the smell of this to some of my premium brand shampoos.

        I use it from time to time when I'm running low on the others and I can't complain about the results I get. I am quite generous in my usage of this shampoo and pour out a fair amount onto my hand. It makes a good lather though - and when I've rinsed and repeated the process, my hair feels clean. There does not seem to be any lingering fragrance from this shampoo. Once I've conditioned my hair, I can't really tell too much that I've used a cheap shampoo on my hair rather than a more expensive one. My hair shows little noticeable difference. My slightly sensitive skin does not react adversely to the product - so basically, it gets a thumbs up from me.

        Would I swap to it for every shampooing? No, because the creamy, floral shampoos I like make me feel pampered and I feel they nourish my hair more. The other problem is that I find the bottle a bit clumsy to manage when I'm in the shower. It's quite a big bottle and I usually end up pouring too much out and wasting some.

        Nevertheless, this is one I'd recommend to keep in reserve. Considering the price and the results it's good value for money.

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          03.04.2013 11:28
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          Not one that I would ever use again

          I have no idea what possessed me to try Tesco Value shampoo in the first place but it probably had something to do with the fact that it is so cheap and I love a bargain and the majority of Tesco value products are really quite good.

          Unfortunately the shampoo just wasn't and it isn't something that I would recommend to anyone no matter if you are on a strict budget or not as I think this was like washing my hair with cheap washing up liquid.

          If this had been any good I would have thought it was the bargain of the century as you get so much for your money but I really wouldn't even use this on the dog so it ended up being a waste of cash. It costs 40p for a great big 1 litre bottle of the shampoo so you certainly get a lot of it.

          It has quite a mild fresh scent to it that isn't horrible but that is where my praise for the shampoo stops I'm afraid.
          It lathers up really well but it doesn't have a thick or creamy lather and it really did remind me of washing up liquid especially in how it foamed up.

          This was far too harsh for my hair and left it feeling like it had been stripped of all natural oils and moisture and it also left it feeling as though it had tangled and had tugs in it. When dried I could notice the dryness and how flyaway and static my hair was. My hair was clean but it just didn't feel nice to use and my hair was left in much worse condition than before I had used it.

          I understand that people are on a budget but you can get much nicer shampoos for not much more money these days and I think that anyone who uses this will probably end up regretting it. The only people I can imagine using this and not regretting it instantly are people who have very greasy hair as it will strip all the grease from hair but it will also leave it looking lifeless and dry.

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          02.04.2013 23:40
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          An OK budget shampoo which won't appeal to all but has it's uses

          I like to try value items because sometimes you find that they are just as good (and on occasion, better) than even the branded alternative. So I picked up a bottle of Tesco Value Shampoo purely because it was cheap, being only 40p for a large 1 litre bottle. I figured that for that price I'd give it a go, and then if I could manage OK with it (I have no special hair requirements!) then I could make a decent saving over time especially as a 1 litre bottle would surely last me ages even on a daily wash.

          So, the Tesco Value Shampoo as I've said is 1 litre in size, it's a mustard yellow bottle, and it has a white plastic cap. The sticker on it has the old Tesco Value logo (though I believe they are phasing this out in preference of 'Everyday Essentials' which looks a bit less harsh), and overall it does admittedly look a bit cheap and basic. But hey, what do you want for 40p?!

          The shampoo itself is surprisingly thick and though it's orange in colour does not smell citrusy, just of plain shampoo or soap. It's a perfectly nice, clean smell, perfectly acceptable. A 10p sized blob in the palm of your hand will work to a nice, creamy lather, which I was impressed at. It cleans the hair well and washes out, leaving it squeaky clean.

          For me, it might just strip a bit too much out of the hair because this is a shampoo you absolutely must use a conditioner with, and I'm not overly keen after trying the Tesco Value Conditioner because it's a bit thin for me. So I ended up using a conditioner that I got for £1, which is the price I usually pay for a 2 in 1... meaning really I was slightly worse off for using the Tesco Value Shampoo and it took me longer, too. If I didn't condition, I wouldn't even be able to get a brush through my hair, I tried, and broke lots of it off.

          I feel that Tesco Value Shampoo therefore probably isn't suitable for someone like me who washes daily, has shoulder length normal hair and needs that conditioning element. It does have it's uses though - my husband uses it no problem, in fact because it does strip the dirt out of your hair it's actually ideal for getting gel out, so he quite happily washes his hair with it - which makes back a slight saving as he used to use a blob of more expensive Lynx.

          Overall I was pretty impressed with Tesco Value Shampoo. OK it doesn't work out for me as it's more economical and time saving to use a 2 in 1 but if you don't condition, or you have short hair, it's great, and for 40p, then it really is a huge bargain, it will last you ages. I'm going to give it 3/5 based on my experiences, I will probably buy it again if the bucket sized amount left in my bathroom ever empties!

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            30.03.2013 12:31
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            A good money saving buy if on a tight budget!

            Like a lot of people who are reading this review I am on a tight budget and so I try to make little savings as I go and where I can. When it comes to shampoos and conditioners I tend to think that they are much of a muchness. I want a shampoo to simply clean my hair and with washing it most days I get through a lot of shampoo as you can imagine on my past shoulder length hair. I have tried cheap shampoos in the past and been ok using them so when I spotted a really big bottle of this for only 40p in my local Tesco store I decided it had to be worth a go and if it was rubbish....well I hadn't lost much!

            The Packaging:

            Well this is an 'Everyday Value' product so as you'd expect really this is cheap looking and very basic packaging to look at. The bottle is see through plastic and it has a white twist on/off cap to the top of it and then around the main of the 'body' of the bottle there is a white label with orange, brown and black writing on it and on the front of that label we are told that it is indeed Tesco Everyday Value Shampoo 'Formulated by hair care experts for everyday cleansing' and there are little pictures shown of a bath, ducks and hairdryers and so on and then towards the back of the label other information listed includes directions for use being given, warnings and ingredients are stated and we are told the size (as I have listed already) and we are told to use the product up within 24 months of opening it and contact details for Tesco are given.

            The Shampoo:

            This shampoo is quite runny and not all that thick at all with a pearly look to the peach coloured liquid. The fragrance of it is mild and not in your face, it is a clean fragrance though and smells fresh though I can't really put my finger on what the fragrance of it is and all I can say is that it isn't fruity or floral and in my opinion it is a unisex shampoo due to the very light fragrance of it.

            A little of this goes a very long way indeed and it lathers up easily. It is a bit of a pain in use though as the shampoo is so runny but you soon get the hang of that!

            This is easy to use and it rinses out easily too. My hair is left feeling a little dry after using this so I do need to replenish my hairs moisture with a a generous amount of conditioner as I can't get a comb/brush through my hair after using this by itself however this is a problem I have had in the past with just using other shampoos on there own in the past which is why I always condition my hair after every wash anyway.

            The Bottom Line:

            This doesn't leave my hair smelling of anything really after using it but my hair feels clean and that's all you can really expect I guess from a product this cheap I guess! It works out great value for money and I have no problems with it though I would like a more fragranced hair product but this is simply what it is and you van't go wrong for 40p buying this really in my humble opinion!

            Only available from Tesco stores.

            This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.

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              29.03.2013 20:06
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              Basic product that works well

              During my weekly shop in Tesco I spotted this shampoo from their value range which I ended up purchasing.

              The packaging must have recently been updated as it is a little different from Dooyoo's picture. Tesco's Value Shampoo comes in a large one litre clear plastic bottle with a white screw top lid on top. As the plastic is see - through the orange shampoo can be seen inside. On the front of the bottle is a simple white label which gives the brand logo along with the fact that this is one of Tesco's everyday value products.  It also states that this product now has "improved cleaning" and is "formulated by hair care experts for everyday cleansing". The picture of a lady washing her hair has been replaced with bathroom related pictures, including such things as hair brushes, bubbles, taps etc.

              Usual information is given on the back including an ingredients list and general warnings. Once opened the product should be used within twelve months. Both the bottle and cap can be recycled. Directions for use are also given:

              Apply shampoo to wet hair, massage into a lather and rinse thoroughly.

              The shampoo itself is orange in colour. I was expecting it to be of a runny consistently but was pleasantly surprised to discover it was quite thick. It has a rather generic clean shampoo smell, it is not unpleasant but rather plain and bland. 

              Only a small blob needs to be applied to the hair to produce a nice lather of fluffy white bubbles, massaging the product into the hair is easy and pleasant enough. It also rinses out nicely leaving no sticky after residue.

              I was not expecting amazing results from a Tesco Value hair product, however it delivered what it promised, it cleaned my hair well, but that's all it did. I simply feel it is a little basic for my hair care needs as I regularly colour my hair and need a shampoo that not only helps protect my hair but also keep the colour for as long as possible. However, my nine year old daughter has been using this on a regular basis, she has long thick brown hair and I feel this shampoo leaves her hair looking clean, shine and healthy.

              At only 40p for a large 1 litre bottle I feel this shampoo certainly offers brilliant value for money. I bought this bottle a while ago and it is still going strong with plenty of shampoo remaining. Although due to its large size the bottle can be rather cumbersome and it takes up a lot more room in the bathroom compared to a standard size bottle.

              This is certainly not the first shampoo I grab whilst in the shower but that's not to say it isn't a decent shampoo, it simply just doesn't suit my particular hair type or needs. It would probably suit those with a more "normal" type hair who are looking for something basic. It is nice and gentle and therefore perfect for using everyday.

              Tesco Value Shampoo can be bought in most Tesco stores and on their website (online delivery charges may apply), currently costing 40p for a 1 litre bottle.

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              27.01.2013 21:44
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              Short term use only

              I've bought Tesco Value shampoo on a few occasions recently and it's fine to use for short periods of time if you're trying to save a few pennies. I don't think I'd recommend using it long term though as it's quite drying and not a great moisturising shampoo.
              The last time I bought a bottle of this shampoo it was still only 40p for a massive one litre sized bottle. The packaging is plain and simple and fairly 'no frills' in its design and it's described as being an Everyday Shampoo. It's meant to be suitable for use by the entire family. The bottle is large (obviously) and plastic and transparent so I can see how much there is inside and also the colour of the shampoo itself - a kind of pale orange / mango colour.

              Using a bottle of this size in the shower is fairly difficult as it's so large I find it a little bit hard to manage to hold onto it with wet hands when trying to pour some out onto my hands. The bottle is also smooth and there are no ridges down the sides to enable me to keep hold of it properly with wet hands. The shampoo itself is quite a thick consistency and it takes a while for it to come out - once it does though, beware, because suddenly a lot will plop out altogether. This is where I become annoyed as I lose a lot of it on the shower basin and then I end up slipping on the soapy floor.

              The smell of this shampoo is nice. It's not too strong, neither too male nor too masculine and it smells fresh and light and 'green' if you know what I mean. It lathers up really well and rinses off fine without a sticky residue being left behind.

              If I use this for more than a week or so though I do notice that my hair starts to look quite dry and even brittle. That's why I say I only use this is a stop-gap shampoo or if I'm trying to cut back for a bit. It's really important that I use a good conditioner if I do use this shampoo for any length of time as it seems to dry my hair out very quickly.

              Overall though, it's not a bad price, it cleans well and does make my hair look nice for a week or so at a time until I have to switch to another brand. I do recommend it, though not for long-term use.

              Also posted on Ciao! as basketofbuttons

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                16.12.2012 00:56
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                Clean hair for 40p a litre I shouldn't really complain

                Another attempt at thrift shopping resulted in me buying Tesco Value shampoo. At 40p a litre it's super cheap so I was pleased with my purchase and keen to try it. After previously buying a value shampoo from a different supermarket you'd think I would have learned.

                The bottle is big making it awkward to use, the lid has a screw top. The label is now different and depicts bathroom pictures in brown and orange. We're told that this 'Everyday Shampoo is formulated by hair care experts for everyday cleansing'.

                I did the usual and applied a blob to wet hair. Loads comes out so fortunately the bottle should be finished quick. It has the consistency of bubble bath- it smells like bubble bath, is pearly like bubble bath and has a peachy colour like bubble bath. Loads is needed to get a good lather, but even so it rinses out easily enough.

                Whilst rinsing my hair feels clean but brittle, dry and over squeaky. I don't often have time for conditioner but this shampoo requires it, without it my hair gets tangled which isn't a problem I normally suffer from. Although it leaves my hair clean and that's what it's supposed to do it just feels so dry, drying with the hairdryer softens it a little but not by much. It really does feel like when I've got bubble bath in my hair after a bath.

                I wouldn't buy it again even for 40p, but for 40p I couldn't expect much. It's better to spend a pound for a lesser amount. 'Proper' shampoo goes further so the saving is debatable plus I have to use loads of conditioner so that's an extra expense. It's a shame because I'm usually pleased with Tesco shampoo's and soaps etc.

                I'm giving it 2 stars one for the price and one because it cleans my hair and that's what it's used for.

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                  28.10.2012 08:18
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                  Just ok

                  Although I am normally a bit of a snob when it comes to shampoo and conditioner, I am always looking for good offers and seeing what the best value for money is. It had been a long time since I had tried a supermarket's own brand of shampoo so I figured it was about time to give it another go.

                  Now regularly shopping at Tesco, I bought a bottle of their value shampoo. For only 40p, you can get a litre bottle of this product which I think is a lot considering what you pay for it. The bottle is very simple and plain and made out of plastic. The bottle is clear so that you can see the product inside and it has a white screw top lid. The bottle has a label on it which explains what the product is and has the ingredients on the back. The colour of the product inside the bottle is somewhere between gold and orange.

                  As the bottle is so big, it is a little bit annoying when trying to use in the shower. Smaller bottles of shampoos are much more comfortable to hold so this is one downfall that this product has. Upon opening the bottle for the first time and pouring out some of the shampoo, it feels quite nice in consistency. However, once the shampoo began to come out of the bottle, it was hard to make it stop. A lot of the liquid came out of the bottle so I guess it's a good thing that there is a litre of it in there.

                  The smell of the shampoo is nice, although not overly strong or fragrant. This shampoo smells quite fresh which makes it suitable for the whole family, rather than just females. Men won't want to use a shampoo which makes their hair smell like flowers so I thought the smell of this was quite good.

                  As I put the shampoo on my hair, it lathers up quite well although I did need to use a fair amount in order to cover my hair, which comes down to the middle of my back. I did use this with my normal conditioner so I cannot be sure what it would be like to use it on its own. However, as I had bought this and there was so much of it, I decided to give it a good try and use it for a whole week before deciding whether or not to carry on. After the first couple of days, my hair didn't feel much different in comparison to what it normally would. Towards the end of the week though, my hair felt extremely dry and looked limp and lifeless.

                  While this shampoo did ok for a couple of days, I would not recommend it for long term use. As it was only 40p, I would say that this shampoo would do for when you run out of your normal shampoo and haven't had time to go and buy anything better.

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                    07.03.2012 21:44
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                    Not a bad bargain!

                    This is a bargain shampoo exclusive to Tesco stores and it costs just 61p per litre bottle.

                    The shampoo is said to contain basic ingredients and no fancy formula. It's blue in colour and it looks like toilet cleaner to me. The shampoo smells okay but it doesn't smell all that strong. It's not an unpleasant scent but it's not the best smelling shampoo that I have ever tried!

                    The shampoo lathers up okay but it isn't very foamy. I don't plan on using this all that often so I wasn't too bothered. However, if you like your shampoo to have plenty of foam (lather) I wouldn't recommend this. The shampoo is easy to use. You just use it like normal shampoo, massaging the shampoo into the scalp first and then working it down to the ends. I did think that this shampoo would strip the colour from my hair with it being so cheap but it's actually really gentle and moisturising. I guess basic shampoos aren't as harsh on the hair, hence the reason why this one is quite mild and gentle.

                    The shampoo is easy to rinse out and after use it leaves your hair soft and super shiny.

                    It doesn't fragrance your hair but you can always add a touch of hairspray to add a touch of scent.

                    For the price I would say this is a bargain. Plus the litre bottle lasts ages and you don't mind paying less than a pound for a litre bottle of decent family shampoo!

                    A bargain.

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                    23.02.2012 23:49
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                    Great inexpensive everyday shampoo that can be used by all the family.

                    **********'No fancy formula - still cleans your hair'.**********



                    ---Why I Buy This---

                    Like everyone else we are trying to economise and one way is by using Value brands.
                    I shop online with Tesco and often 'downgrade' my purchases to the Value brand unless I find them unsuitable.



                    ---The Brand---

                    One of Tesco's budget lines - basic but functonal.



                    ---The Product---

                    The Value Shampoo only comes in this 1 litre bottle.
                    The image above is out of date - although I do recall having the green shampoo as well.
                    The large round plastic bottle is good quality and sturdy.
                    Screw top white lid.
                    The shampoo is a pearly peach colour.
                    Produced in the U.K. and with a 24 month life once opened.



                    ---Instructions---

                    Apply to wet hair, lather and rinse.



                    ---Cost---

                    62p for 1 litre.



                    ---My Opinion---

                    For me this product works fine. I do not have dandruff or an especially sensitive scalp and have had no problems using this shampoo.
                    I only lather once with shampoo - I do not see the point of doing it twice as often advocated by other brands - I think it is just a way of getting you to use their product up quicker.
                    This shampoo does contain perfume but the smell is very faint and it just smells of shampoo to me.
                    It is a reasonable consistency - not very runny but not too thick either - I just pour a decent dollop onto my palm and lather - it rinses out easily.
                    There is nothing special about this shampoo - not the bottle, consistency or perfume - but if you just a basic shampoo this one is fine.
                    It does not feel cheap - and probably if in a fancy bottle you would not guess how inexpensive it is.
                    One bottle lasts absolutely ages.
                    Although it is peach in colour it does not smell 'feminine' and the males in our house have iused it without complaint.



                    ---Star Rating---

                    5 Stars.



                    ---Would I Recommend?---

                    Yes definitely.



                    ---Website---

                    www.tesco.com

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                    21.12.2011 13:51
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                    Overall good value

                    I don't think you will get many shampoos this cheap to be honest. For just 62p expect to receive in return a whole one LITRE of this basic range shampoo from good old Tesco. It comes in a large plastic bottle which is very plainly packaged, (which can be recycled) and it has a screw top lid. I personally prefer a flip top lid but for 62p I cannot really complain much. The bottle is strong and sturdy and stands up well without toppling over in the shower.

                    The smell is quite a medicated one, and I was a bit surprised at that as I was expecting more of a fruity affair. It is a little bit runnier in consistney than I like but it mashes well between my hands and fingers before I apply it to my head. It lathers reasonably well though I personally find thatI have to use a bit more in order to gain a lather as good as I like.

                    It smells pleasant and fresh as I rub it onto my head and face and it seems to clean a freshen well. The only downside for me personally is that this shampoo leaves my face feeling irritated and itchy. I am uusally okay at being able to use most shampoos on my beard as well as on my head hair but unfortunately this is not the case with this cheasp shampoo. If I use it on my beard it leaves my mouth and chin area feeling very dry, itchy and flaky.

                    This is not a shampoo you would want to use if you have senstive skin or a dry skin, I feel. It is not a very moisturising shampoo and I feel it actually made my hair feel a bit dry after I had used it so you may want to use a dcent conditioner if you choose to use this shampoo.

                    Decent enough though and I am giving it three stars.

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                    26.10.2011 10:35
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                    A bargain shampoo that's worth trying

                    ~~~~~~ Tesco Value Shampoo ~~~~~~

                    When I first met my other half he had shoulder length hair. And he used to wash it with a bar of soap! So when we moved in together I got the hump when I discovered he was using far bigger dollops of my John Frieda shampoo than I was for my almost-waist length hair. That'll teach me for living with him 2 months after we met, I suppose.

                    Almost 7 years later, I rarely spring for premium shampoos but I do use nice ones. And he still uses more than I do even with his now short-back-and-sides! So the last couple of years, times have been a lot harder and I started buying this shampoo for him to use to save mine - he washes his hair daily, I wash mine every 2nd or 3rd day depending on what I'm doing or where I'm going, so it just doesn't do that he uses more of my shampoo! I have used this value one myself loads of times when I run out, or if I have plenty of conditioner I will just use this to save the pennies.


                    ~~~ First impressions ~~~

                    You get 1 whole litre of this everyday shampoo, in a transparent recyclable plastic bottle with a white screw cap. It is standard value packaging, with a small label simply stating the important information such as directions, ingredients and Tesco contact details.

                    "No fancy formula, still cleanses your hair" the bottle proclaims, and in keeping with this the ingredients list is just full of chemicals. The shampoo itself is a pearlescent peachy orange colour and it smells gorgeous - sort of sweet (but not sickly), fresh and light. It smells really similar to the Tesco Value bath foam, and I absolutely love the scent. It's not particularly feminine though, and when I catch a whiff of it on my partners head it doesn't seem 'wrong'! The liquid is quite gelatinous. relatively thick but gloopy.


                    ~~~ Using & results ~~~

                    Dispensing this shampoo is a bit tricky, due to the consistency - it does run off my hand if I pour too much out at one time. I find it easiest to dispense only a small amount, apply it to my head then apply more as needed. And in fact, pouring out only a little isn't the easiest due to the wide bottle neck and the thin-ish pliable plastic of the bottle; it doesn't take much pressure to squeeze the bottle especially when it's full, which can result in more shampoo on your hand (or the floor of the shower).

                    Dispensing issues aside, I need quite a lot of this shampoo to work up a decent lather as it doesn't spread very well through my hair and over my scalp. Once I get a decent amount on my head though, it lathers up well, though the lather doesn't feel thick or creamy, just 'soapy'. But then it doesn't claim to be rich and creamy, so I wasn't really disappointed with this. While using it though, I can smell that lovely clean scent which is very enjoyable.

                    It rinses out very easily. It almost seems as though the lather disappears a bit before I begin rinsing it out as there isn't much shampoo visible going down the plug and the water runs clear from my hair in no time at all. When it's all rinsed out, my hair feels really squeaky and a little rough - my hands don't glide over the surface of it and I really feel the need to slap some nice conditioner on. I don't notice any real scent left on my hair after using this, but then my conditioner is what I usually smell on my hair. However, I do smell it on my partners hair for the rest of the evening after he's used it, and it probably is detectable at my scalp.

                    It does leave my hair clean, fresh and shiny though, which is all I was looking for it to do. It doesn't irritate my scalp or anything like that either. It doesn't do anything special for my hair, but it doesn't leave it a mess either!


                    ~~~ Recommend? ~~~

                    I would. It's not fancy but it does clean my hair. It's not the easiest to use, but it smells great. If you are a guy who's not fussed about fancy shampoos, then this would be absolutely fine for you. If you're a girl with long hair then you may feel the need to be generous with your conditioner, but for the price this shampoo is who can complain?

                    The last time I bought it I paid somewhere around 30p for the bottle. I wouldn't be surprised though if it's jumped up in price as this seems to be happening a lot with Tesco products. So long as it stays below 60-70p, then I would say it's fantastic value. The next Tesco shampoo up can be bought in different varieties and was less than £1 a bottle last I seen, so this value one needs to stay comfortably below £1 in my opinion. Especially since you'll find branded shampoos in £1 shops these days.

                    I'm giving this 4 stars as I think it's more than 'satisfactory'. For the price you pay I think it's good and I would hope people wouldn't be daft enough to expect more than you get from it! It certainly does the job in stopping my other half using up my shampoos, he can use as much of this one as he wants as not only is it a bargain but there's a whole litre of it!

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                      15.09.2011 16:06
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                      An excellent shampoo for the money

                      I recently decided to try Tesco Value Shampoo. I use quite a few things from their value range and have found most to be very good value for money. The value shampoo is sold in a 1 litre bottle and costs just 62p. Its a very simple clear round plastic bottle with a white screw top lid. The label on the front is nothing fancy. It has the Tesco Value logo on it along with a picture of a lady washing her hair. The words across the middle state that this is shampoo with no fancy formula but still cleanses your hair.

                      The back of the label states that it is suitable for everyday use and gives the instructions for use and the usual warnings to avoid contact with your eyes and should this occur to rinse with clean warm water. It also gives a list of ingredients. The bottle is fully recyclable so can be disposed of in the correct bin or recycling centre.

                      The shampoo is a pale peach colour ( not what Dooyoo are showing) and has a slightly pearly look to it. There is only one basic type of shampoo in the value range (well this is the case in my local Tesco) so if you are looking for a shampoo for a specific hair type then this probably wont suit you.

                      The first time I used the shampoo I removed the lid and was surprised to find that it smells just a medicated shampoo which I actually liked and found quite fresh. Given the price I was expecting the shampoo to be quite runny, however this is not the case. Its reasonably thick and has what I would describe as a gloopy consistency. I poured some into my hand and to be honest as I was expecting a runny liquid I poured quite a big blob of shampoo out.

                      I shampooed my hair as usual and found that I had poured far too much shampoo from the bottle, it lathered up really well and the medicated fragrance smelt really clean and fresh. I rinsed the lather from my hair, conditioned and dried as normal.
                      I was pleased with the results, my hair looked shiny and felt lovely and clean as did my scalp. I have suffered no flakiness or itching on my head either.

                      I usually wash my hair every other day and after using the value shampoo I wondered if I would need to wash it every day but this has not been the case. My hair remains clean and fresh exactly as it does with a more expensive shampoo. I also found that the medicated smell disappeared virtually straight away after washing my hair.


                      In my opinion this is definitely worth trying. Its cheap and basic, you wont get a fancy smell or a pretty bottle but it does a good job, and for 62pence that cant be bad.

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