Product Type: Andrex household products
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Shea's not the one
Andrex« Shea Butter
Member Name: eilidhcatriona
Andrex« Shea Butter
Advantages: Gentle on skin, strong
Disadvantages: A bit too soft/slippery
So, here we go...my first ever toilet roll review. I never thought this day would come. But I'm saving up for our Christmas trip so here I am.
I'm not brand-loyal when it comes to toilet roll. Although I generally think Andrex is best, I'll buy anything except the supermarket value stuff (tried it, hated it) - basically whatever is on offer or cheap. So the few occasions I've bought Andrex Shea Butter have been when it is on offer, usually at ú2 or less for a pack of four rolls (average price is around ú2.25 I think)
The first time I bought Andrex Shea Butter was after we had had a pack of Andrex Aloe Vera, which my partner had bought. I thought the Aloe Vera was ok, but decided to try Shea Butter, thinking it would be nice and gentle, and maybe even smell nice.
The toilet paper is a light cream/beige in colour, and has a different texture to most other toilet rolls (except the Andrex Aloe Vera): it is lined, rather than flat or quilted. It is quite soft to the touch, and although I couldn't detect any shea butter scent from it, my partner asked why I had bought smelly bog roll (probably not a sign he was going to approve).
Like all other varieties of Andrex, the Shea Butter toilet roll does stand up to the company's claims of soft and strong. It tears easily at the perforations in the roll, but otherwise holds together very well. It is absorbent, and only a couple of sheets are required at once, meaning that although more expensive, it is good value for money.
The toilet roll is soft on the skin, and much gentler than cheaper brands, which can be quite rough. However I find that the softness of the Andrex Shea Butter actually goes a bit too far in the opposite direction: it is so soft and moisturised that it actually slips far too easily over the skin.
Aside from the obvious use, my other main use for toilet is as tissues when I don't have any tissues. This is one use that the over-softness of the Andrex Shea Butter is not a problem whatsoever: it is very delicate on my nose and prevents me getting a red and dry nose when I have a cold. When I have had a cold while we've had this toilet roll, I've chosen to use this instead of tissues when at home.
The over-softness of this toilet roll is a small issue, but given the overall quality of the Andrex brand, it's enough of a flaw to stop me choosing Andrex Shea Butter if the whole range is on offer. If only this and the Aloe Vera toilet roll are on offer, I choose Shea Butter.
Summary: Not the best Andrex has to offer.