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During my second year of university, which was only in 2017-2018, I am still trying to learn how to budget properly. As someone who likes to spend money, I decided to try to make it a little easier on myself and start by looking at what I'm purchasing and paying attention to price tags.
The first thing I did was look at my bathroom essentials and started a list to see what I could bring down.
The first concern was my hair routine. I spend so much money on shampoo and conditioner alone, even though the only products I use in my hair is shampoo, conditioner, and more recently dry shampoo. So, I decided that I was going to look at cheaper options and that is where I discovered Down Under Natural's Shampoo and Conditioner with a friend of mine. In this article, I am going to compare my Tresemme brand with the Down Under Natural's Shampoo and Conditioner.
I first started by comparing the prices of both brands. So, to begin with, Tresemme, on the website, it says that a bottle of shampoo and conditioner is $5.76 each (at Walmart), which without tax, comes up to $11.52 together. Both bottles are 739 ml. Now, to compare to DownUnder Natural's, a bottle of shampoo and conditioner is $3.97 each (at Walmart), and depending if it is on Rollback, it goes down to $2.97. Each bottle of shampoo and conditioner are 1 L, which means I am getting more and paying less instead of the other way around. This was definitely a big hit for me.
To continue, I wanted to take a look at the packaging of the product. As they are both in bottles, I wanted to take a look at each and see how appealing each were. We'll take a look at the Tresemme bottles again. The shampoo and conditioner bottle follow two different colors; the shampoo bottle is red, while the conditioner is white. It has the Tresemme logos in black in white font at the top of the bottle and that was pretty much it. It had its fair share of color, but I didn't really find it as appealing.
When I looked at the DownUnder Natural's, both the shampoo and conditioner bottles were the same color of blue with an orange flower on it. It also has a cute picture of a koala on the DownUnder Natural's logo as well. In my opinion, I found that the DownUnder Natural's bottle was more appealing to me.
I think the only thing I would change about the packaging is the top of the bottle. I found that the pump to release the product was a little faulty and found that it was easier to put a different cap on it. I found that you had to pump it a lot to get a good amount of shampoo in it.
First Time Use
When I bought DownUnder Natural's, the first time I used it was interesting. I will admit that it took me a few seconds to figure out how the nozzle opened, but once I figured it out, I liked the feel of it. It felt lightweight and it lathered pretty well in my hair. The conditioner felt good as well and did not feel greasy and didn't leave any residue that I would normally feel in my hair with another product.
After using DownUnder Natural's, I found a huge difference. I was able to get away with not washing my hair for approximately 5 days (this was hard for me to do, as I like to wash my hair around the 2-3 day mark). My hair felt a lot smoother and softer as well. If I were to have the choice between these two brands, I'm sorry Tresemme, but DownUnder Natural's is my winner.
Now, all in all, do I hate the brand Tresemme? No, absolutely not! I think if I ever want to do a splurge for hair products, I'd definitely buy Tresemme. I love both of these brands and I really don't want to give the impression that I don't like Tresemme. As well, just as a small note, I am not sponsored in any way by any of the brands mentioned. This is my personal opinion. Thank you for reading!