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Like a tropical beach island!
L'Oreal Kids 2 in 1 Mango Shampoo
Member Name: k444tmc
L'Oreal Kids 2 in 1 Mango Shampoo
Advantages: smells lush! my daughter loves it and doesnt mind having her hair washed!
Disadvantages: regular price could be lower!
Previously I have only tried the Lavender version (which I have also reviewed), as it suited my needs better - I tended to use it after my daughter had come out of the swimming pool and the lavender one appealed more as it tended to make her sleepy before bedtime... However I am open to trying new things and my daughter loves strawberry scents... In my latest visit to Tesco I spotted the Mango and Strawberry versions at buy one get one free - at just £1.99... So as you do, I stocked up!
My daughter attends swimming lessons twice a week and has very long nice normal hair... to keep it this way I prefere to wash her hair straight away whilst in the swimming baths rather than leave her hair full of chlorine overnight or wait til I get home - saves my hot water as well this way ;-)
My little girl hates having her hair washed she is forever complaining that I pull her hair too much... or the shampoo stings her eyes... This range is definetly the mildest I have found on childrens skin and eyes.
I started using the L'Oreal childrens range around around two years ago when she started her swimming lessons because I am aware L'Oreal is a well known brand and I believed it would be mild on her young head - The no tears and no knots slogan on the adverts also sold the product for me!
There is a total of 4 2in1 shampoo's in the L'Oreal range. The choices you have are:
* Mango Tango
* Cherry Almond
However I have not seen the cherry version in my local Tesco before.
About the Lid
Rather than the lid being straight along the top of the bottle it slants the the side giving the overall bottle a unique shape. The lid colour is a darker orange in comparrison to the rest of the bottle and is quite firm to open / close - great for little hands not being able to cause a mess!
About the bottle
The bottle, as mentioned above is a very unique shape. There is no other bottle like it that I have seen... The bottle contents are also 250ml - just to give you an idea on the size... The bottle itself is quite small in comparison to other 2in1's - this doesnt put me off because the liquid does tend to last a long time between buying new bottles in my opinion! The bottle is not too hard to squeeze the liquid out it can be used easily enough - even by children.
The Scent Of The Product
To me, the closest scent I can compare the liquid to is almost like Robinsons Diluated Squash! Or like a holiday... I love it!
About The Liquid
The liquid colour is a pearl colour with a hint of orange to go with the product type. The texture of the liquid is not too thick / too runny - its just right. It also doesnt take a lot of liquid to be used to create a good lather in your childs hair - which great compared to a lot of supermarket own brands you would likely need to use twice as much as this brand - therefore costing you more in the long run.
The bottle itself is a lighter orange colour than the lid. Compared to when I purchased the Lavender version of this 2-in-1 the label has completely changed. On the front you have a large image of Manny from the Ice Age films - and it also advertises the new Ice Age 4 movie. It also gives you the chance to win a trip to Florida - info for this is on the back and can be found at lorealkids.co.uk - no purchase neccessary.
The back label then reads the following:
L'Oreal kids is so gentle, its tear free.
Formula tested under ophthalmologist control.
L'Oreal kids makes hair so soft and shiny!
Knots can't fight against the conditioning 2in1 formula of L'Oreal kids. Its creamy formula leaves hairsoft, smooth, managable and extra shiny!
L'Oreal kids is easy to use and smells so good!
With L'Oreal kids its fun to shampoo!
With its soft bottle its easy to hold. With L'Oreal kids its fun to shampoo! Wet hair, squeeze a little on to your palm. Apply shampoo and lather up. Rinse clean. The delicious smell of mangos makes hair washing a real treat!
CAUTION: DO NOT SWALLOW. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF INFANTS UNLESS SUPERVISED BY ADULTS. IN CASE OF CONTACT WITH EYES RINSE IMMEDIATLY.
Get hooked at www.lorealkids.com
* The bottle also states the product has shelf life of up to 12 months - which is good in my opinion.
For those who need to check for allergies on their childrens skin, the product uses the following ingredients:
AQUA / WATER, SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE, POLYSORBATE 21, COCAMIDOPROPYL, BETANE, CETYL ALCOHOL, HYDROXSTEARYL CETYL ETHER, COCAMIDE MIPA, SODIUM CHLORIDE, SODIUM METHYLPATRABEN, DMDM, HYDANTOIN, PHENOXYETHANOL, ETHYLPARABEN, POLYQUATERNIUM-10, DIMETHICONE, PROPYLENE GLYENE, PROPYLPARABEN, ISOBUTYLPARABEN, CARBOMER, METHYLPARABEN, BUTYLPARABEN, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, PARFUM / FRAGRANCE
I love the smell from this version of their 2-in-1 and in my opinion the scent is more noticable than the Lavender & Strawberry ones I have tried - however in no way overpowering...
The shampoo is great in everyway. Cuts the time used in having to shampoo your childs hair, then wash off... then condition and then wash off again... This product means it can be done all in one. My daughter has commented on how this product doesnt sting her eyes as much as others have (Although its not completly sting free this is the only downside!). It smells great. Easy to use and the product lasts a long time. I have never noticed any irritation / dandruff on my childs head nor does she complain about it. It also does keep knotty hair at bay like the adverts state.
The only thing I can advise, if you have very young children / babies - be vary wary before using this product on their due to their sensitive heads - the last thing you want to do is cause them dandruff / sore heads at their ages. There is no age that the product is recommended towards but personally I would advise after the age of 4 - as my daughter has normal skin/hair, she started using the product at this age and there has been no problems.
At the time of writing this review you there is a buy-1-get-1-free offer in Tesco for £1.99.
Summary: would recommend to everyone with kids!