Product Type: Halo in Personal Hygiene
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Halo towels - benefitting charity but a little on the hard side
Halo Sanitary Towels
Member Name: karlsm93
Halo Sanitary Towels
Advantages: Absorbent, removes easily
Disadvantages: Not that soft to touch, pricey
In my spare time I am a buzz agent, which means I get sent products to try out then share my experiences of them with others. One range of products that I got sent recently was this range of personal hygiene products for women called Halo, which seem to be exclusively available at Tesco. Within this range, there are tampons, towels, and pantyliners so something for everyone during that time of the month.
This range of Halo products are quite eye catching, given that they are all in pink, so they do stand out on the shelf. As a buzz agent, I got to offered all three products, but this review is only on the towel pack that I got sent, which included a normal towel and nighttime towel. A pack of on average 12-14 towels dependent on whether you prefer winged or unwinged costs, at present, £1.50 which to be quite honest, I think is much too expensive, in comparison to other towels on the market. However, it is important to note, that some of this added cost is probably due to the fact that 15p from each sale goes to the Halo initiative which helps women and women's charities and what is even more important is that they state that none of this money goes on administration costs, which means your donation through a purchase goes directly to helping other women, including charities supporting those fleeing domestic violence, those with mental health problems and those suffering from cancers predominantly affecting women.
My regular towel of choice is usually one from the Always range, so when that time of the month visited, I decided to do my own experiment and use both my always towel and then a halo towel on the first day of my period when the flow would be at its heaviest. This let me really see the difference, as when you are only using a product like this monthly, you tend to forget. The Halo towels claim to have a soft cotton feel, as wel as having an ultra absorbent core and cotton soft dryness layer. Well there was no doubt that from the very beginning my Always towel was sooo much softer, even to touch before I put it on. The Halo towel just seemed so stiff in comparison, and when I put it on, it still felt quite stiff. That said, it didn't feel uncomfortable it just wasn't half as soft and flexible as the Always towel.
In terms of dryness, this Halo towel, was just as absorbent as the ALways towel, which I was impressed by. I didn't have to change it any more reguarly than my usual towel, and I felt perfectly dry. The towel was easy to put on and remove from my underwear which is also a plus, and no one wants to struggle to remove a soiled pad.
All in all, I have two criticisms of this product, firstly that the price is a little on the high side, despite the charity donation and secondly, it certainly isn't as soft as the likes of an Always towel. On the plus side, it is equally as absorbent as an Always towel and there were no issues with removing it or keeping it in place.
Summary: A towel that gives something back to charity but lacks the softness
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