“ Brand: Vosene / & Conditioner / Type: Hair Shampoo / Subcategory: Conditioner / Further Category: 2 in 1 Shampoo „
I was recently selected to sample a new product in the Vosene kids range. I was sent a 50ml bottle of the 3 in 1 conditioning shampoo with head lice repellent. I used the sample on my daughters hair, the bottle lasted around two weeks.
Vosene Kids 3 in 1 conditioning shampoo comes presented in a lime green plastic bottle, the vibrant colours really stand out and there would be no confusing it for a different brand, it certainly fits in with the Vosene look.
General information is given on the back including ingredients, cautions and directions for use, all of which should be read thoroughly before use. The product has been dermatologically tested, looking at the ingredients list I can see it contains parabens. Once opened the product should be used within 12 months.
Vosene claim this shampoo has three functions, it cleans the hair, conditions it and "defends" hair against head lice. My youngest daughter started reception in September and over the past few months she has come home with head lice a few times, so I was very happy to try this product.
The shampoo itself is colourless, it is clear and of a gel like consistency. I found only a small amount needed to be applied to my daughters hair and it lathered up well creating lots of white foamy bubbles. The shampoo washed out easily too, according to Vosene no added conditioner is needed.
I was expecting the product to have a very strong fragrance to it, however I was surprised to discover it was actually quite mild in scent. It does have that tea tree smell to it which is a little medicinal but not altogether unpleasant. The fragrance did not stick around for long and within a few hours could no longer be detected, which did leave me questioning how effective it would be at repelling head lice. My daughter did not really comment on the fragrance.
After use, my daughters hair was left clean and smelling quite fresh. The first time I used the shampoo I used it without conditioner and found my daughters hair to be a little more difficult to comb than usual, so I ended up purchasing an additional tea tree conditioner to use along side it.
During the few weeks we used the shampoo my daughters hair was head lice free, however as far as I am aware there were actually no cases of head lice in her class during that time (the school usually send text messages if there are). So, I cannot be 100% sure if the product did actually work at repelling head lice and will just have to take Vosenes word for it.
I felt that Vosesne's 3 in 1 shampoo worked well at cleaning the hair, however it failed at leaving the hair conditioned and I needed to use a separate product for this. The fragrance was a little on the weak side and I was not entirely convinced at how effective it woukd be at repelling head lice.
A 250ml bottle is currently priced at £2.49 on the Boots website, which I feel is a little expensive really. Should I see it on offer for around half that price I would certainly try the product again, but would also purchase an additional conditioner to go with it.
From a popular brand is this kids shampoo. Presented in a lime green bottle with a flip cap lid (the larger bottle comes with a pump dispenser on the bottle). Found with the other children's shampoo in the supermarket retailing usually at £2 for a 250ml bottle.
This shampoo contains tea tree oil which is a natural head lice repellent. You can smell the tea tree oil in the shampoo and this is it's only fragrance. Thankfully this being a kid's shampoo the tea tree is not too overpowering in smell.
I first began using this shampoo on my son as he doesn't have long hair but its not shaven either and having very thick hair I was concerned, as any parent is about him catching head lice (I'm currently itching at the thought!). I have been using this on my son, now 6 years old for 2 years now. It is gentle on his eyes and hasn't caused him any problems with his skin or scalp. He has a slightly sensitive scalp at times like myself.
The real bonus for me is the head lice repellent shampoo has lived up to that fact. He hasn't caught them at all whilst using this shampoo despite many head lice warning letters from school. You may be thinking its good luck or coincidence BUT he did have head lice once. I had ran out of this shampoo and so used his younger sister's Loreal kids ( she needs one with a lot of conditioner) and within this week he caught head lice. And you will be exactly right in thinking I haven't ran out again since.
I also use the detangler / spray in conditioner by vosene and it seems to be equally as effective as a repellent on my daughter.
Nits! Every parent's nightmare! My 11 year old stepdaughter, Alice, caught them at school, and we had to act fast to avoid her passing them on to Oscar! He's only 2 and toddlers aren't the best for sitting still while you comb their hair! We treated Alice with a wash in, wash out treatment, and that got rid of them fast.
I saw this Vosene 3 in 1 in Boots, and thought it would be good to try, to give us a fighting chance of keeping the little critters away! It was £1.66 for a 250ml bottle, and contains shampoo, conditioner and tea tree oil and lemon eucalyptus. Apparently the lice are deterred by the strong odours of the tea tree oil.
The bottle is light green with a dark green flip top lid, and the Vosene Kids logo. It shows ingredients and directions for use on the back, as well as additional safety warnings. It's worth noting that the tea tree oil may affect epilepsy and acute asthma sufferers.
The first thing you notice when opening the bottle is the smell! It's so strong and leaves the bathroom smelling of it for ages! No wonder it deters the headlice, as the smell is vile!
It lathers up nicely onto the hair, and does leave it feeling and looking really clean and soft. I haven't used it on myself (as so far I haven't had any unwanted visitors! Fingers crossed for me please!!), but Alice's hair always looks nice and clean, and feels sleek and shiny.
The bottom line is, it works! Since using this shampoo Alice hasn't had anymore headlice, so despite the horrible smell it really is worth it.
With four children (including three school age, long haired girls), I've dealt with more head lice infestations than I can remember. I hate the little beasties, each time one of the kids catches them I thank god for my bleach and colour destroyed hair as these nasty little buggers don't tend to like my straw-like mop and I'm never left scratching myself.
So when Hollie started nursery in early 2011 I decided I was going to nip it in the bud and start applying tea tree oil to her hair after washing, being aware of the fact that this is a natural head lice repellent which would hopefully prevent her bringing them home in the first place. I didn't have any tea tree oil so went to Boots to buy some, where this Vosene Kids Conditioning Shampoo caught my eye - it wouldn't have done as I'm not a fan of Vosene, but it had its own special little display and the words 'head lice repellent' jumped out at me. I bought a bottle through curiousness more than anything, although in retrospect I must have been fairly convinced as when I got home I realised I hadn't bought the tea tree oil I had initially gone to Boots for!
This shampoo is infused with both tea tree and eucalyptus oils, both of which help to make your hair smell as unappetising as possible to head lice. It smells of tea tree but underlying this you can detect the old comforting Vosene fragrance; while I've never rated Vosene as a shampoo, there's no getting away from the fact that it smells gorgeous so I'm glad this new version has a hint of the original scent.
You use it in exactly the same way as you would any shampoo, it has a mild formulation so is suitable for daily use (important if you have a child who can't eat without something getting in her hair) and can be used by children and adults alike. It doesn't lather particularly well and I often find I have to pour extra water onto Hollie's hair during the lathering process, she has very thin blonde hair so this could be part of the reason although I recently washed the hair of my friend's son (who has an afro) and the lather seemed even thinner on his extremely thick hair. It rinses out quickly and easily without leaving any residue in the hair, the tea tree smell seems to strengthen slightly upon rinsing but soon dampens down so that people won't necessarily know you're using head lice repellent on your child - although presumably the lice are still well aware of it.
After drying Hollie's hair I wouldn't say this shampoo is particularly conditioning, I wouldn't say it was conditioning at all actually as it tends to make the strands of her hair stick together which in turn creates tears at hair brushing time. Her hair has a nice shine after washing with the Vosene, although at four years old she has shiny hair after using any shampoo so this isn't a special effect of this particular shampoo. Her hair is squeaky clean after washing though, and that's all you can ask for really - apart from maybe a real conditioning effect.
The thing that has amazed me, and caused me to continue buying this shampoo, is the fact that she hasn't had head lice once either through nursery, Reception or Year One. This is despite the fact that we get regular letters home saying a child has been found to have lice in her class; apart from the one rogue live louse I found in her hair recently we've had nothing, and a long combing session after this louse appeared showed me that there were no more (and more importantly, no eggs) in her hair which I found pretty impressive. It's got to be the shampoo, Hollie is a very touchy-feely child so I'm in no doubt that she hugs and gets as close to her friends as possible at school - the fact that the little blighters (I mean the nits, not the kids) have consistently kept away from her speaks volumes to me.
At around £2.50 for a 100ml bottle, it's not the cheapest way of keeping your childs hair clean and Hollie is also not impressed that this clinical smelling shampoo has replaced her usual (gorgeously scented) L'Oreal Kids shampoo. But for me, as the mum, I'm completely in awe of it as it's saved me many hours of 'Bug Busting' and also saves Hollie from the horrible itching that is a matter of course when you find yourself infested with head lice.
After having used this for several years I thought I'd review on here to recommend it for others. When my son was in reception year at school we starting getting regular letters warning that there had been a case of headlice in his class. I used to check his hair after school and one day I did find a big head lice, not kidding you it was shocking the size of it and that it had been in another child's hair unnoticed. (itching your head yet?) I have a nit comb and used that sometimes to check his hair too, but after finding this I hoped it hadn't had chance to lay any eggs so was extra cautious for a week or so checking his hair. It was only when I saw this product advertised that I thought I'd give it a go. Prevention is better then cure if I remember rightly the nit treatment shampoo used to smell horrid.
I found this Vosene kids 3 in 1 conditioning shampoo in a store and started using it and never looked back at other shampoo for him. A 250ml bottle currently costs £1.50 in Asda. It is in a distinctive green bottle and flip top lid. A bottle lasts several months with just my son using a small amount at each use.
It cleans conditions and defends as contains natural head lice repellents. These repellents would be the Tea tree oil and lemon eucalyptus. It is fine for daily use too so this stays in the bathroom and is used every time my son is bathed or showered. I can smell the Tea tree oil in this quite well and is a pleasant smell even if it's a slightly medicated smell. Only a small amount is needed to build up a nice lot of lather to wash the hair properly and rinses out well. You can smell the shampoo after the hair is dry and I guess this is what keeps the lice at bay. This also leaves his hair nice and soft. Touch wood we've had no more uninvited visitors to his head since I've been using this shampoo and will continue to have none. I always thought it was only girls that got lice due to having long hair so it did surprise me to learn that wasn't true. I guess if you rub heads with someone who has them they are easily passed.
I would like to draw your attention though to a warning on this bottle which reads as follows - Tea tree aroma may effect epilepsy & acute asthma sufferers.
So yes I would recommend this shampoo highly but I would not guarantee my son would never get lice again but this has helped so far.
My boys have their hair washed in the bath every other day to keep their hair clean and fresh. Especially now they are in school and are around other children quite a lot.
My favourite shampoo to use with them is Vosene Kids 3 in 1 Conditioning Shampoo Head Lice Repellent.
This shampoo comes in a lime green 250ml bottle with the green vosene logo on it and a lot of purple writing including telling us that this shampoo helps protect 8/10 children.
The 3 in 1 aspect of the shampoo means that it 'Cleans - Conditions - Defends' as it contains natural head lice repellents tea tree oil and lemon eucalyptus.
The shampoo is transparent, smooth and considerably thick rather than thin and runny. It smells very refreshing, and you can certainly pick up the tea tree scent however it's not overpowering, it's quite mild which I like as it is meant for children. When using it on my boys hair it lathers up in an instant using only a tiny amount as they don't have much hair. It smells lovely as it lathers and I can really feel the smooth softness as it's conditioning their hair. Afterwards their hair is left light, airy and so clean which I really like. We have had no encounters with head lice yet, but they are boys and don't have a lot of hair really, but maybe this shampoo does help in protecting them whilst they are around other children.
I'd certainly recommend this shampoo though just for it's cleaning, it really leaves my boys hair clean and soft.
I don't know if it has something to do with this shampoo but since starting reception at the beginning of september there has already been an outbreak of headlice within the school and touch wood my boys havn't had them. I know they have short hair but it does get long enough sometimes for headlice to hide in and I believe this shampoo does help.
I remember this brand from my childhood, when I saw it on the shampoo section of Boots with 'head lice repellent' I decided there and then to purchase it. I bought it for £2.98. With three children at two different schools it got beyond ridiculous to buy head lice chemical shampoo and various nit combs to try stay on top every single week.
The bottle is very sturdy and the flip open top closes securely with ease, the bright green bottle with darker green trim pattern stands out very well amongst other branded bright coloured bottles of shampoo aimed for children. Unmistakeable. It looks different from what I remember, like all things, it got modernised. The gloopy gooey dark brown liquid smells strongly medicated and tea tree oil cuts through beautifully. My boys have short hair and a tiny squirt (5p size) was all they needed. Their hair was shiny and clean smelling (with boys it's important they smell clean after playing outside!).
It was a different matter with my four year old daughter, she has fine neck length hair and it was very obvious the shampoo is too strong for her, she did not have that glean, sheen or shine as the boys did, her hair was very fly away and dull looking, it brings tears to my eyes mentioning the tangles when attempting to brush her hair. Even using it once a week was worrying for me to use on her. In the end all she needed was conditioner slapped on for 30 mins and a run through with lice/nit comb.
The boys had no more nits/lice after using this shampoo, so I do recommend it, I think my daughters hair is different from my sons so this shampoo isn't really suitable for all children.
Our little lad has brought home head lice more times than I can remember and we have tried a whole range of various different creams, lotions and potions. His mum is never very keen on using harsh chemicals on his head, preferring the more 'natural' (but time consuming method) of raking through his hair every night he comes back from school and just catching them with the naked eye and coming his hair for hours on end.
Personally, I prefer to take a more radical approach and kill the blighters all off. She won't let me use anything other than Vosene Kids 3 in 1 Conditioning Shampoo at the minute. This is specifically targeted towards the prevention of head lice and acts as a repellent. At the minute he doesn't have head lice but we are using this as a preventative measure, in the hope they will not return.
The bottle is large and green and has a flip top lid and contains 250ml of shampoo which costs £3.79. The smell is great and I can really smell the tea oil and eucalyptus as soon as I open the lid and before we even get to washing his hair. The little lad says he likes it too and he calls it his 'zingy' shampoo - whatever that means!
This shampoo is recommended for daily use. Now as he is reluctant to bath at the best of times, there is no way we'd manage to get him to wash his hair on a daily basis too, so we tend to use this about once a week when he's having his 'Sunday bath' before school the next day. Washing our little lad's hair is a traumatic experience for everyone in our household - even the dog goes downstairs as there is such much bleating, wailing and hysterical screaming as he beats his chest and accuses me of trying to drown him. I'm hoping as he gets older he'll get better but he's been like this since he's been a tot so I'm not holding my breath.
I like this shampoo as it's also suitable for the whole family. I have used it myself on numerous occasions and it makes me hair feel soft and fresh and leaves it with a rather nice smell after it's dried off - I'm guessing this smell is the one that is meant to repel the lice. I even use it over my beard and it comes up a treat! The shampoo is a good thick consistency, green in colour and it lathers up really well and rinses out easily.
There is a Vosene Spray that you are supposed to use in conjunction with this shampoo for best results, but to be honest, we haven't used this yet. To date, we have only used the shampoo on its own and we are aware that some kids in his class do have head lice at the moment as we have had the dreaded letters from school, but fingers crossed, so far he's not been unlucky enough to get any this term, and I am currently attributing this to the use of this shampoo.
Overall, it's good stuff. It's inexpensive, smells nice, can be used by the whole family and it seems to be working.
Job's a good'un.
Vosene 3in1 kids shampoo with head lice repellant.
I first bought this in Savers for £1 about a year or so ago when my then 3 year old was coming home from school nearly every week with nits.
Luckily for me he keeps his hair quite short so it wasnt too difficult to keep on top of but I would rather not have had to dealt with it every week!
Whilst searching for any sort of remedies I came across this, the bright green bottle makes it stand out on the shelf and as soon as I saw Head Lice Repellant emblazoned on the bottle it went straight in my basket!
It comes in a lime green coloured bottle with a darker green cap, the cap operates very simply by flipping the lid open. A big selling point for me is the fact that it is head lice repellant. With three out of four of my children who are school age this is an ideal shampoo. It contains tea tree oil and lemon eucalyptus which naturally repell nits, so no nasty chemicals on your childs hair.
To be honest though the smell is not very appealing and I don't particulary like it. It is quite strong and I think I can detect the tea tree coming through more than the lemon. It does however get my childrens hair nice and clean and none of my children have had nits since using it, so it does work.
When my daughter started school, I was dreading the day I found lice in her hair. I knew it was going to be inevitable, but still wasn't looking forward to having to deal with the infestation around the family.
To try and combat this, I frequently use Vosene 3 in 1 conditioning shampoo in her hair. It contains tea tree oil and lemon eucalyptus to repel head lice, so I have been going on the preventative path in hopes I won't have to deal with the treatment for a while longer.
The bottle comes in a couple of sizes of 250ml or 400ml bottles, each with a flip lid at the top. The design of the bottle starts off with a wider base and narrows towards the lid. I have found this bottle easy to hold and use whilst also holding a shower head and making sure the child in the bath / shower is ok. I do find the lid slightly difficult to open with wet hands despite it being a flip action.
You won't miss the bottle on the supermarket shelves however as its bright green shaded bottle and purple lid actually work well together. There is no fancy design to the packaging, but it says what it needs to quickly to parents looking for that preventative measure for children.
The shampoo itself smells quite pleasant without being too strong. It's a fairly clear thick liquid with a slight tinge of green to the colour. I found quickly that you don't need a lot at all to get a good lather when using.
It's designed to
- Clean, condition and defend against the lice
- Be specifically gentle for children's hair and scalp
- It contains camomile and penthenol to cleanse and condition gently.
Unfortunately it's not very kind to eyes as my daughter finds out quite regularly when we are rinsing the hair. She tells me it stings quite a lot so we have to be very careful and have a towel to hand when washing hair.
I do find her hair to be soft and quite silky after use. I wouldn't say it smells any better or worse than other shampoos we have used in the past, but it's certainly not unpleasant so I am happy to continue using it.
The bottle also suggests hair is left detangled after using this shampoo but I haven't found evidence of this. You can buy an extra product, but whatever I seem to use my daughter's hair is always tangled and I think this is just something I am going to have to live with.
You can expect to pay between £2 and £4 for a bottle of Vosene depending on the size of the bottle you buy. I think this works out to be good value for money in our house as we use so little of it each time, and so far it has worked well in warding off head lice as *touch wood* she hasn't had them so far since being at school full time since September.
Overall I think this is a good buy for parents.
When the baby shampoo stopped being effective on my eldest daughters hair we started trying out a few brands to find one that we both liked and that suited her hair type.
We have tried a few different brands of shampoo and conditioner and the one we are using at the moment is Vosene 3 in 1 kids conditioning shampoo with head lice repellent.
I stumbled across this shampoo on the Asda groceries website and as we had recently been infested with Head lice I was feeling a bit paranoid. The shampoo is currently £2.28 for a 250ml bottle. This is quite expensive for such a small bottle compared to other children's shampoos but it is a shampoo and conditioner.
I have used Vosene on and off for years as I love the smell and always feel that it leave my hair clean and shiny so I didn't hesitate to order this for my daughter.
The shampoo is clear and contains natural head lice repellents Tea Tree Oil & Lemon Eucalyptus so has the distinctive tea tree smell. You only need a small amount as it is easily rubbed into the hair and produces a nice lather.
There are warnings on the bottle that you should not get this shampoo in your eyes and if you do then you should rinse with clean water. I assume that this shampoo has this warning because of the tea tree oil. My daughter is quite worried about getting this shampoo into her eyes so I always wash her hair so that she can hold a flannel over her forehead to stop anything running down her face.
We have found that the shampoo is very easy to rub into the hair and due to the conditioner it gets out a lot of the tangles that come with having long hair. My daughter's hair is just past her shoulders so not very long but long enough to get knotty. Rinsing the hair is very simple and only takes a few minutes either in the bath or using the shower. When we have finished rinsing her hair always feels clean and doesn't have any residue that is left with some conditioners.
Once the hair is washed it is almost tangle free and very easy to brush or comb. Drying doesn't take as long as when we use a separate conditioner or a detangling spray and her is left soft and shiny. With other shampoos we have had to wash my daughter's hair two or three times a week because the residue from the conditioners makes her hair look greasy. We usually wash my daughter's hair twice a week since using this shampoo and conditioner and we have found it gets much less greasy and looks clean and shiny much longer.
We are very pleased with this shampoo and prefer it to most of the others we have tried and so far we haven't had any more head lice. How effective it is at repelling head lice I can't say. I was aware that head lice don't particularly like tea tree oil and have used my own tea tree shampoo on my daughter after using the medicated head lice treatment.
I would recommend this shampoo as it leave the hair soft shiny and manageable. I believe the hair is cleaner and stays cleaner much longer with this shampoo and conditioner. My only complaint is that it doesn't have the 'no tears' formula that children's shampoos would normally have.
Definitely worth trying.