Showing posts with the label hair care

White Rain Cool Ocean Wave 3-in-1 Shampoo, Conditioner, and Body Wash for Men (Dollar Tree)

A pretty gross, unappetizing picture of an underwhelming product. I don't use body wash very often, instead opting to frequently use bar soap, just as I always have...guess you could call me old-fashioned! But I do keep at least a bottle of “three-in-one” (shampoo, conditioner, body wash) on hand at any given time, either for when I run out of soap and forget to buy more (happens way more often than it should), or for when we go traveling, so I don't have to take three separate products. Other than that, it just tends to sit in the shower for long periods of time to frequent inactivity, and it was having two bottles sitting in there now that made me think to finally do a review of them! The first one we'll take a look at is White Rain for Men, in the Cool Ocean Wave scent. The smell itself doesn't do much for me...there is a “cool” watery side to it, and it's not terrible, but I think it mostly smells like cheap chemicals. Oh well, it sure smells better than

Power Stick 3-in-1 Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Wash for Men: Cool Blue Water (Dollar Tree)

This is stuff is pretty...well, excellent for the price. Here's another 3-in-1 that I've had in my shower for months! It, too, is available from Dollar Tree. Normally, these bottles are 12 oz., making them three ounces less than the White Rain version I reviewed previously , but I happened to get lucky and get this when it was a “Bonus Buy”, so I got 16 oz. for the same price! Double win! That win gets compounded even more with actual performance, because it improves upon White Rain's version in almost every way, at least when compared to my preferences. For starters, it comes out nice and smooth, just like the bottles that cost five times (or more) as much, and it doesn't take much at all to get a nice lather going. It's the standard lather you would expect, with a nice, thick layer of foam arising with a minimum of required effort, and it goes on the skin smooth and easy. It's one of those things that would be a decent deal at even three times the price,

Hairvitalize Balsam and Protein Shampoo (Dollar Tree)

Never judge a product by its cringeworthy brand name... Given the number of shampoos I’ve already reviewed, one must think I’m obsessed with my hair.  I assure you that’s not even the case.  In fact, it’s just the opposite:  Since I don’t care, I don’t really have a go-to brand, hence the reason for me jumping around and trying so many different kinds…but now, thanks to Dollar Tree, I might just have my “go-to” shampoo. You have to be skeptical when approaching Hairvitalize (a brand name that makes me cringe).  At least, I know I was.  32 ounces of shampoo for just a dollar?  Considering I have also reviewed 12 and 20 oz. bottles from the Tree, and was underwhelmed with each one (though for different reasons), I thought for sure this would be another one for the discard pile.  But I was wrong.  This stuff works!  First things first, it has a proper consistency for shampoo, something that Silkience didn’t have.  Also, unlike that brand, it lathers up pretty well, so you actual

Lucky Super Soft Fortifying Shampoo (Dollar Tree)

Not bad for $1, though the competition is rather crowded in that price range at Dollar Tree. In my previous review, I tackled Silkience Moisturizing Shampoo, which is available from Dollar Tree.  However, I did not like the texture, or its inability to lather in one’s hand.  I was not the only member of my family to find it less-than-desirable…my wife refused to even touch it.  So on an ensuing trip to Dollar Tree, she looked for an equally-cheap alternative. Lucky SuperSoft Fortifying Shampoo was the end result.  It comes in a clear, plastic bottle, while the liquid itself is blue.  Like everything from Dollar Tree stores, it is also priced at a dollar, putting it in line with such shampoos as Suave and White Rain.  But whereas you get up to 18 oz. for a buck with the latter, and 15 oz. for a dollar with the former, Lucky Supersoft only provides you with 12 oz.  So why not get the national brand if you’re going to be paying the same amount for less? Scent-wise, Lucky has a s

Silkience Hair Care Moisturizing Shampoo (Dollar Tree)

It seems to clean hair, but the thin texture and lack of lather are off-putting. Yes, the name of this blog is Budget Food Review.  And yes, I understand shampoo is not meant to be eaten.  But I also understand that places like Aldi and Dollar Tree sell so much more than just edible products.  So while the main focus of this blog will remain food-related items, I don’t see a problem with including some non-food related things from time-to-time.  First on that train of thought is Silkience Moisturizing Shampoo, which is available at Dollar Tree stores nationwide. The greatest thing about this shampoo is its price:  True to Dollar Tree form, one single, solitary buck will be enough to get you 20 oz. of “Salon Formula” shampoo, as the front of the product boasts.  That’s five ounces more than similar-priced offerings from Suave; two ounces more than White Rain.  But how does it stack up to these two more well-known brands of hair cleaner? Let’s get started with the basics:  The s