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Squeamish people (especially gents) may want to stop reading here, as I may have to mention the P word! "That time of the month" can be rather unpleasant for us girls so the main thing I am looking for in sanitary products is that they keep me as comfort as possible. Sure they can''t stop the cramps or mood swings or endless chocolate cravings, but it is nice not to have something all bunched up in your knickers on top of everything else. I find that Always products are the best on the market in this respect. I have been using their products since I first started needing sanitary protection, and I have used other products occasionally but always come back to Always. They stick on well, which more or less equals comfort and protection, although if you still feel you need more (for example, at night) they also do an Always Ultra Normal Plus product, which is more or less the same but has wings which wrap round your pants and prevents the pad from moving even better. They are not too thick for a normal absorbency pad and personally I find them suitable for the middle of my period once the heaviest part has passed, although that will vary from woman to woman. The system of absorbency is clear and simple to understand. This product is more expensive than its competitors, although in most supermarkets and chain pharmacies it comes on offer fairly regularly so it easy to stock up at a better price. However, I would happily pay full price as I think it is an excellent product which keeps me comfortable.
** Warning this review is about sanitary towels**
Now that my daughter is a teenager I find myself having to buy twice as much sanitary protection each month. As my daughter is not regular yet I find it useful to always have at least one pack of sanitary towels tucked away in the bathroom, it is much easier than having to speed off to the all night Tesco because of a nasty surprise in the middle of the night.
I am not particularly brand loyal when it comes to this sort of purchase and will happily chop and change between Always, Bodyform and Kotex. My only preference is that the sanitary towels are individually wrapped, slim, soft to the touch and absorbent.
My most recent purchase of Always was from the pound shop so obviously cost me a pound. In my pack there were 14 individually wrapped pads. I like the individual packs as it means I can pop a couple of these in my bag for when I am out and about and it also provides me something to wrap used towels in before disposing of them with the household waste. As we all know the towels should not be flushed as this is bad for the environment and could also clog your drains up.
I find Always pads to be nice and soft. I never suffer any chafing when wearing these. The towels are very absorbent and I do trust them to keep me clean and dry at all times. The towels do vary in absorbency and this is indicated by a table on each pack.
The towels are very thin, probably 2 or 3mm thick so once one is in place in my underwear I can forget about it.
The towels stay in place thanks to a strip of super sticky tape that is revealed when you pull the towel off the wrapping. I think this is a great idea as it cuts down on waste. It is fairly obvious which way around to place the towels in your underwear but if you get it the wrong direction I don't think it matters too much as long as it is not sticky side up. The towel stays nice and flat and does not bunch up which is very important comfort wise.
The towels are of an average wideness and fit neatly in most sorts of sensible underwear. These would be no good for thong style underwear.
All things considered I am happy to use Always just as much as I use any other brand.
Thank you for reading.
I do dread that time of the month when stomach cramps kick in, hot and cold sweats keeping me up at night, headaches etc these are just some of the things us women have to go through every month, and I particularly tend to suffer from extra painful cramps during periods. Anyway enough of my moaning! I will get to the point and state that although those monthly rituals are annoying these Ultra Always Pads makes dealing with such female issues a little easier.
ALWAYS ULTRA PADS:
*Cotton like feeling
The pads are available is normal sizes or extra long sizes, they are also available with or without wings. Therefore there is an Always Ultra pads to suit all women!
Each pad comes enclosed in a thin wrapper that is easy to unwrap, but I personally like the fact that each pad is neatly enclosed in a protective wrapper as it means the pads won't be gathering dust or dirt and kept in a neat folded form that allows it to stay in good condition.
I have used many different types of pads over the years, but I have to say that Always Ultra pads seem to be the best brand menstrual pads, as they are comfortable enough to wear which is great as many of the past ones were just too bulky, and would dig in too much. These however stay fitted in place thanks to the stick on wings that provide that extra security, as the last thing I need to find that the pad has moved down my leg and leaked through my trousers. The pads are around 3mm thick, so you I barely notice I am wearing them, I can go about my daily routine without feeling uncomfortable and can also do my weekly running exercises without feeling the need to restrain myself in case I leak through or feel irritation.
I do suffer from long heavy periods and have found these pads to really help with the heavy flow and keeps the pads relatively dry, this is all aided by the 'Clean feel technology' of the pad material. I found that pads are not only comfortable to wear due to the fitted wing feature but also feel very breathable to wear and soft against the skin. I have in the past suffered from irritation due poor quality pad material, so thankfully these Ultra Always pads have put a stop to that and instead feel breathable to wear.
The Always Ultra pads are designed in a specific way so that it enables the liquid to flow towards the centre of the pads, which is great as it prevents the liquid from leaking through the sides of pads. This as a result allows the wings to remain sticky and to stay stuck in place. I experience from heavy periods and have found that these pads very rarely overflow or leak down the side.
These are available to buy from most supermarkets and are priced from around £1.99. These are also available in Jumbo packs for £3.50. These prices mentioned are for those available from Tesco as I usually buy mine from there; however prices are pretty much the same across supermarkets.
I've got nothing to compare always sanitary towels too as they are the only brand I have ever used which just shows how good I think they are. I have never used tampons so I can't compare them to those either.
I have used different always towels just to see which suits me best and gives me the best protection. I have tried them with wings but they are really uncomfortable and I don't like pulling the wings off my skin when I remove them. I have found the best for me are always simply fit which have a normal (3 drops on the protection indicator on the packet) protection. These seem to give me enough protection even at night. Always have so many different towels available though I guarantee that everyone will find one suitable for themselves.
I generally buy them from asda and pay between £1 and £1.50 at the most for a pack of 18 pads which is great value for money. They come in different pack sizes, different levels of protection, night ones, ones with wings and lots more.
On the pack there is a table with the different types of towels they do and the protection indicator so if you find the one you have bought isn't suitable for you, you can see which one you need to buy. The pack doesn't have much more information on it just shows you a towel and the ways in which is protects you. How to use them is pretty straight forward so I don't think it needs anything else adding to the pack.
I would recommend these as there are so many different always towels that everyone will find one to suit themselves. They are great money for value, protect well and are comfortable.
If you are squeamish or of a sensitive nature then maybe don't read this review because it is to do with menstrual products. However, I think it's important that we discuss them since they're one of those products women routinely use and it's nice to know what others think of the product before you buy it.
I have to say the packaging leaves a little to be desired. I wish it were slightly prettier, maybe had a nice design or pattern on it - anything to make that time of the month a bit happier! For me I normally use the Ultra Long Towels with Wings as my flow is pretty heavy, especially for the first few days, and although I prefer to use tampons, sometimes pads are just handy. They tend to take up less room in your handbag and can be smuggled into a bathroom less conspicuously than a tampon.
These towels have never let me down. After buying longer pads I would never go back to regular ones, as I'm sure women with a heavy flow can understand. Also the wings help the towel stay in place, which is always handy.
These usually retail anywhere from £1.50-2.00, so I usually pick them up on offer. Mainly because I'm a cheapskate and I can think of much better things to spend my money on than menstrual products.
Tampons may be more hygienic than towels but there are times when a towel is better to use. Night time mainly, but also at certain times such as the beginning and end of a period.
I have tried a wide range of towels over the best part of 30 years but have stayed with Always for a long time. There are 2 main reasons for this and that is the fact that firstly they feel soft and secondly they are effective. A big selling point for me is the ActipearlsTM that work to combat odour.
It is very rare to say that you can forget a towel is there, but Always Ultra is about as close it gets. They are longer than most pads and work well when it comes to absorption.
The one think that is a slight issue about Always is finding out which packs of towels are the best value. All the packs are different sizes and so it is really hard to work out the pack to buy.
I am probably lucky that I have never had real problems with periods and these towels have always been able to cope perfectly. I have been able to use these through the night as that is the one time I don't like to use a tampon. Partly I think is the fear of sleeping too long and waking up and having to change the bed and partly the fear of toxic shock syndrome.
It was brought home to be recently just how much I prefer these towels with their wings and the fact that they are very thin. I recently had to buy a pack while I was out and the small store only sold Kotex. It was much less secure without wings and they were 3 or 4 times thicker. The soft material of Always was very much missed.
I have heard about a multipack that allows you to have the sort of towel you want for different stages of the period but have not seen them in England. I had a quick look online and it appears that they do have them in the US where they are packs of 88 that sell for the equivalent of £8.50
There are 5 different types of Always Ultra:-
Always Ultra Normal has 16 towels in a lime green pack - I have not used these as I see them pretty much the same way as an oversized panty-liner. They are given 3 out of 6 for absorption by Proctor and Gamble and this is an indication that they should be used on light days not that they are not very effective.
Always Ultra Normal Plus with Wings in a dark green pack - the shape has changed recently and they feel much softer. I always feel confident wearing these and on what I imagine will be the last night, and find them as good as the ones specifically designed for night time. They are given 4 out of 6 for absorption so can be used most days.
Always Ultra Long in a lilac pack - again I avoid these as they do not have wings. There are 14 in a pack and the company gives them 4 out of 6 for absorption.
Always Ultra Long Plus with Wings have 12 towels in a dark purple pack - these can be used on any day and feel soft and are very absorbent. They are longer than the others and yet don't show under trousers.
Always Ultra Night time have 10 towels in a dark blue pack - these are long and perfect for night time as they stay in place regardless of how much I move around. I can often spend 8 or 9 hours in bed and am confident that there will be no problematic leaks.
If I have any criticism it is that the new shape seems to have the wings at a strange angle. I wear sensible pants and anyone who tried to use them with pants with a narrow gusset would find that they overlap.
Boots tend to sell them at £1.99 but often have them as part of their 3 for 2 offers. I have managed to get them for £1 or £1.19 in Superdrug so tend to stock up when they have been on offer so I can't give an accurate price for what they sell for at the moment as I am still using the ones from a few months ago.
I only feel that I should rate the ones I have used and on that basis am happy to give the 3 different types 5 stars.
Some people might find this review a bit graphic, ive tried taming it down a bit but its hard to review a sanitary towel without actually mentioning blood etc so sorry for any potential offence caused!!
I get extremely heavy periods, and as I've ever liked tampons I always use the big thick pads for the first 4 days or so of my period and then the smaller panty liners for the last couple of days.
The bigger pads that I am using at the minute are the ultra ones which I usually buy from co-op or a supermarket. A pack of 10 is about £2 and I find that one pack will last me for at least a couple of days but I usually buy a few packs at a time just to make sure that I won't run out!
Even though these are super absorbent and protect against leaks, I make sure that I change the pad as often as possible when I have a heavy flow. In theory they wouldn't need changing more than 2-3 times a day as they absorb the blood really well and don't leak at all but I usually change them at least 4 times a day because I just can't stand the thought of carrying around a blood soaked pad in my knickers, it's just so gross!
When wearing one of these pads I have to wear granny knickers and baggy joggers or huge baggy pj bottoms because they're very bulky (a bit like training pants, lol) and with leggings or skinny jeans or any other type of tight trousers it would look horrendous.
The pad is quite long so it covers the whole of the inside of the middle of my knickers, so it doesn't just cover the middle part which I think is good as when I lay down with a heavy flow the blood dribbles downwards, but the pad catches it all so it's not unhygienic and it keeps my pants and trousers clean. The pad is wide and covers the entire surface of my pants, so there is no way any blood can spill out which is good as I hate it when my inner thighs get all bloody and gross.
The pad has wings so it stays in place and the adhesive is strong so it doesn't come away from my pants, which is good because when pads do this they can scrunch up and gather at the front and make it look like I have a bulge, lol! The pads are thick and absorbent and easy to dispose of, I just put mine in a nappy bag and then straight into the outside bin, I definitely wouldn't attempt flushing one of these as they're so thick and bulky!!
All in all these are good pads, they prevent leaks, are super absorbent, comfortable and most importantly they are pretty cheap!
I remember way back to primary school and the first year at secondary getting all embarrassed with my friends talking about the dreaded period. At the time we were given booklets and samples, most of which were from Always; at the time this stuff was like a foreign language (I had no clue). When I reached the tender age of twelve and the 'dreaded' arrived I used the samples and went from there, as I was illiterate in period technology my mam just bought me packets of sanitary towels as and when I needed them.
I remember most of the pads then were large in size and very bulky but as I was at school I needed the pre wrapped hygienically wrapped sort. I tried Kotex, Bodyform, own brands and Always. I found Bodyform tore easy (not pleasant), Kotex were bulky and own brands would hold minimal liquid. Always are and have been my sanitary wear of choice.
Always is a brand of feminine sanitary wear first released in 1983 under various names around the world; their line of products include scented wipes, maxi pads, ultra thins, panty liners, scented pads and incontinence pads (envive). Always are now under the global branding of Proctor and Gamble.
I have tried the ultra normal/plus, long/plus and night time with wings. The full range is extensive and includes the maxi range of thicker pads, ultra with freshelle, silk, ultra freshness, simply fits and pro fresh.
Normal/plus: this pad comes with or without wings and I have tried both; these come in a dark green or light green packet. The light green packet is normal which is the pad without wings, over the years it has had a makeover and now has '5 signs of protection in one pad'. The pad has a blue pattern and contains 'acti-pearls to neautralise odours, secureguard contours, super fit, cotton like topsheet and super absorbant core to lock fluid in. The pack contains 16 individually wrapped pads in a light green pack with a dark green Always banner on the front and the three out of six absorbancy rating. This pad I find is useful for use when the period is quite light such as the beginning or end days; although I find that the lack of wings can make the pad unstable and has led to the odd leak or two over the years.
Normal plus with wings is the same as the normal with regards to features but adds the safety of wings to the protection. The wings are shaped to fit the gusset of the pants easily and again I use this pad for the lighter days of flow and find this more comfortable as I know it is not going to move and leak from the sides. This pad is not very good on heavier flows or to be left for a period of over four hours as it is shorter in length and sitting down can move it to a position of leaking. This is the full green packet and contains 14 pads and moves up to the four droplet absorbancy.
The Always Ultra Long Plus with wings is my main pad of choice as it helps me feel secure throughout the day especially at work, when sitting or exercising. This pad is considered for heavier periods with the five droplet rating, however, I have a medium flow but as said like the security it provides. This pad agin has the '5 signs of protection in 1 pad' and comes in a pack of 12 with a dark purple design with the dark green Always banner.
Finally is the Ultra Night with wings which is obviously my choice of pad for the night times but I'm sure some ladies use this for a heavier flow during the day if they still want the 3mm thin pad. This pad has '6 signs of protection' which includes the over night coverage. This pad is great for the less heavy days but I'm afraid if you don't wear tampons (as I don't) then this pad does not protect from leaks coming up from the back of you. The pad comes in a pack of 10 in a full deep blue package.
The pads are dermatologically tested and I have had no problems from them with my skin. I find that they are very comfortable and the 3mm thickness means that they do not affect walking or the clothes I wear. After 14 years of the period I have become used to the pads and know exactly which one I need for which use and this definitely helps prevent leaks. Through the day the pads are fantastic but when laying down at night there can be issues.
A necessity for ladies so I have to pay the £1.99 regardless of whether I agree; sometimes there are deals in supermarkets of 2 for £3.
When it comes to sanitary production, my experience is that quality must take precedence over cost. When I have my period I use tampons and sanitary towels, depending on the day in the cycle, and whether it is day or night. I will generally use sanitary towels as extra protection when I am wearing tampons and my flow is particularly heavy, and I tend to wear sanitary towels at night. I can remember Always Ultra coming onto the UK market and I can remember how revolutionary the product was at the time and how I couldn't believe how much different they were to all of the opposition that I had tried. I think over the years we have become to expect more and there are now other sanitary brands that can give Always Ultra a run for their money, but for me, Always Ultra remains the best. There are different types of pad, but I tend to opt for the Always Ultra Night - which are longer and have extra absorbency - and a pack of 18 costs £3.69 from Tesco - which equates to 20p per towel. There is currently an offer on at Tesco which means you can buy two packets of these for just £4.00 - which means that each towel equates to only 10p per towel. These are certainly not the cheapest option on the market, but I am still more than happy to pay this amount for such high quality.
Each towel is individually folded and wrapped into a small thin square so that it can be carried separately in my handbag. The individual packaging is a purple plastic wrapper, which can also be used to wrap the used sanitary towel in also. Using the towel is simple and standard and involves peeling off the towel from the plastic wrapper and then sticking to your panties. The adhesive works well and I never find that the towel moves once it has been stuck down.
The towels are fairly thin and tapered and so it is not obvious to anyone else that you're wearing them - and because it isn't bulky then it's comfortable. The towel also has a soft silky feel to it and so it's not irritating. I particularly like that the towel is designed so that all of the flud is drawn into the towel and so the outer layers remain fairly dry and again this adds to the comfort. Once you can feel it is wet then it's time to change the towel! The fact that the fluid gets drawn into the towel also means that the fluid is drawn away from the edges and therefore there is much less chance of leakage around the edges - and this gives me peace of mind, particularly on those heavier days. I also like the fact that these towels have a system whereby odours are neutralised and so this helps everything to stay and smell fresh.
Overall, I think that Always Ultra are the best towels on the market and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.
What a lovely product this is too review!
Which one of us girls doesn't hate that time of the month? its a pain in the bottom.
We all want something that is going to keep us comfortable all day long, no horrible feelings down there, just normal.
Well this is where I introduce Always Ultra Normal.
After running out of pads half way through my period, the OH had to go and run out and picked up these for me for 98p in Wilkinson's, usually around £1.98 in most stores, not bad for 16 pads.
The pads come in a green and blue plastic packet containing 16 period pads.
On the front and top is the Always logo and spread over the rest of the pack is a lot more useful information on the product.
On the side is a chart which shows you what the type of pads are you have.
On the other side ( there is a lot of sides! ) there is a diagram with a period pad showing the types of protection you get with these.
On another side, there is information on how to use, how not to flush down the toilet, how to dispose of properly ect..
The pads themselves come in little green packages with pictures of arrows over ( arrows? strange.. ) a woman running along and a little white strip which you pull off to release the period pad!
The pad is very simple, white and light blue.
ALWAYS ULTRA NORMAL
Always Ultra Normal wouldn't be the best for heavy period as the front says, a light flow would be perfect for these.
Always knows that they can't help us with every bit of are periods, but they do know they can helps us with certain bits of it, and they are very happy too!
These pads are instant dry, they continually absorb liquid into the core, stop any nasty odours from appearing and leave you with 8 hours of complete dryness and a nice feeling.
They send us their love and tell us to have a happy period.
I'm usually quite heavy on my periods but half way through my friend decided to calm down, so I was a lot lighter and I didn't have a problem when my OH came back with these.
Now lets be honest, haven't we all had some kind of problem when it comes to pads! Where the pad just feels heavy, doesn't fit right, too big, too small, too uncomfortable..
These are great, they are just the right size and this is down to the shape, very simple and not over done like others can be and make them not fit or make them uncomfortable..
They are very thin as well, almost feel like you have nothing down there..I get the feeling with a few other ones that I am wearing a nappy, not the best feeling in the world if I am honest..
They also stick to your underwear great, they have no wings..Talking about sticking, that is another thing I have had experience with, the way others don't even attach to your underwear!
I have found these great as well at sticking to everything that they have said, I have felt very dry and comfortable whilst being on, these pads have given me a much better period than other times and I am glad the OH picked these ones!
However, I don't think these would be great for heavy period flows, and I wouldn't use them if I was quite heavy on, I don't know this for certain but they are not recommended for heavy periods so this is why I say that.
Overall, I don't think you can go wrong with the price, they give you ultimate comfort.
I hate that time of the month, but I guess no woman does. For me if I do not have the best protection then I find it very hard to function (by which I mean carry out day to day activities). This is why I now make sure that I only buy the Always ultra long with wings (purple colour). I have tried many brands of sanitary towels but Always have always been better.
They have maxi and ultra styles of pads and I use the ultra ones because they are sort of invisible and you don't notice it's there. The maxi are thick and they feel like a pack of tissues and so they are a little uncomfortable and they are not as discrete as the ultra pads. The material is also superior as it feels like cotton whereas other brands that I have tried feel rather cheap and plastic.
The ultra pads come in a small thin sealed pack and the pack is sticky so it stays on your knickers. They packaging can be reused to place used pads into. Personally I wrap it again in a newspaper as the packaging is really thin. The sticky back of the pad secures it really well and I have never had a problem with it coming off. Some pads come with wings and others don't. The wings give extra protection against it coming off and I always buy the ones with the wings because without them I don't feel protected. I have never experienced any 'leaks' even though I do have very heavy periods.
Depending on how heavy your period is will determine the pad you need. The bigger pads are for those who get heavier periods. The 'normal' is a green packet and for those with a mild flow, the 'long' is for those with a heavy flow and the 'night' blue packet is for those with a very heavy flow. They all come with or without wings.
The pads are available at all major supermarkets and chemists. The ultra long comes in a 12 pack for £1.99 or 28 pack for £2.99. I have frequently seen them on offer and it possible to get them for the same price as the cheaper brands when on offer.
I would highly recommend that those who have just started getting their periods to use the always pads as I think they are the most comfortable and they give the best protection.
These are the only sanitary towels I use.
Product: Always Ultra Sanitary Towels
I've been using the Always brand for many, many years now and they're definitely my first choice of sanitary towels once that "time of the month" comes around.
Always come in a Green/Turquoise colour plastic packet and on the front of the packaging is the white Always written logo.
The towels come in many different sizes and options of pads depending on the flow of your period so there is something for everyone, this information will be written on the packaging so remember to check that out first. Always have created lots of pads for different knicker styles i.e., briefs, hipster, tanga, string knickers so you'll always find something that 100% fits your preferred choice of underwear.
Always contains fourteen sanitary towels which I think is very reasonable for the price of £1.99. Remember to check out special offers too as Boots often have these at half price or on their 3 for 2 offer.
One of the most important factors for me when buying sanitary towels is how discreet the pad is, I want the towel to be as unnoticeable as possibly can be and Always never disappoints, you definitely can't tell that i'm wearing a sanitary towel.
Always sanitary towels are very absorbent, in all the time i've been using them i've never had any leakages, the wings on the sanitary towel are extremely secure and hold the sanitary towel into place so the pad never slips or slides, thankfully!!!
As Always as a cotton like feel topsheet on the pad, the material on the pad doesn't irritate my skin at all and always feels super soft on my skin.
The towels themselves comes in a small square plastic packet with the sanitary towel carefully folded up inside. They're very securely packaged and at an handy size to slip inside your handbag or washbag.
I've used many other different brands of sanitary towels over the years but Always are the brand which I keep coming back to time and time again, affordable, comfortable, safe and a product which does it's job well, best of all they're reliable.
*** May also be posted on Ciao ***
Always Ultra! the only pads I can trust!
All girls have that initial worry when they start their period... will people be able to tell i'm wearing a pad?! will I leak?! well i'm glad to say i've never had those worries with always ultra. They are very discreet and come in all different sizes and options depending on your 'flow'.
One major plus side to always ultra is that you don't ever feel like your wearing a nappy, something I think everyone will agree on is definately a bonus!
They claim to be very absorbent, and they definately live up to this claim. These pads stay where their put! no slipping and sliding... thank god!
An always ultra Towels long 14 pack will set you back £1.99, not bad for a pad you can trust and something you will always (ha) need. There are loads of other types of always pads that cost about the same price.
Always are definately more discreet and comfy than other brands, possibly a little pricier but worth it.
Have a happy period Always!
I often wonder who thought this slogan up, obviously it was someone who has never had a period. After all lets face it periods are not "happy". They usually go with pain, PMS, cramps and general misery. But its something all women have to put up with. So anything to make them slightly easier is welcome.
I did hesitate weather or not to review a sanitary product, but then I thought what the heck, we are all women of the world (apologies to any men reading) and these days most adults understand what periods are. Gone are the days when men (sorry again men) thought a woman's time of the month was something to do with the moon!
I started using Always Ultra several years ago, then there was just the one type. Now they come in lots of different shapes and sizes. The ones I'm using at the moment are Always Ultra with Silk. They cost £1.99 for a pack of 14 in Boots.
The Always Ultra Silk comes in a plastic wrapper with pink swirls on it and Always Silk written across the front. Each towel is individually wrapped so they keep nice and hygienic in your bag.
The towel is shaped slightly so it fits your body snugly. They have wings that wrap around your pants to hold them firmly in place. They also have a sticky strip down the underside of them which really holds the towel in place. I have found that Always towels do stick to your pants much firmer than any others I have tried. And the sticky strip goes just about the full length of the towel unlike some brands which seem to almost roll up when you move about.
The top sheet has a touch of silk in it and it really does feel very soft next to the skin. These towels are very thin and very absorbent.
Do they work well?
Yes they do. Any liquid that goes onto the towel goes straight through to the centre of the towel so the bit next to your skin feels dry. This in turn makes you feel so much more comfortable and clean. There's nothing worse than wearing something that feels wet. I always feel confident when I wear Always towels. I have never experiences any leaks at all.
The only down side is that you cant flush them down the loo. This isnt a huge problem though I usually buy some scented nappy sacks to put them in before I dispose of them.
Always Ultra Silk are dermatologically tested so you shouldn't have any allergy problems with them. I am sensitive with a lot of things but I have no problems with these.
I would recommend Always Ultra towels. They keep you feeling dry and comfortable and they are very absorbent. They wont give you a happy period but they do make it slightly more bearable.
My first period began when I first started secondary school, and the longer you had the period for, they do tend to get heavier especially on the first and second day, but others it can be up to three - all ladies bodies are different!
As my first and second day of periods are heavy i normally tend to use the always ultra as they have longer protection and you never have to worry about leaking however it sadly doesn't make you fresh and clean but only if you change your pad every couple of hours or so - as it does tend to smell if it catches the air.
These are also good for when you go to sleep, but sometimes extra long is better.
However they are good in hide in your handbag pocket or make-up bag so no one will ever know if you're on your period or not.
They usually come in a pack of about 16 and are sold approx 1.50 but they can be on offer for one pound so you can get 32 for the price of one almost.
They are sold in places like Superdrug and Boots and all supermarkets. So if you're in a hurry for some you can find your nearest place.
I do use these a lot and I like how they are a suitable size for handbag pockets and make-up bags so these are a good price and worth buying for any girl
Always Ultra pads aim to provide comfortable protection, claiming to be very absorbent, very thin pads that are perfect for women on the move