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      21.07.2009 15:00
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      recommended but not for everyday use?

      I must admit that, although I do buy Head & Shoulders products fairly often, I don't use them everyday mainly due to the price & not the quality I hasten to add.

      Luckily I only experienced having dandruff for a while during puberty & again when I was pregnant & it soon cleared up after using the Vosene my Mum used to buy.

      Head & Shoulders came on the market around 35 years ago (too late for my teenage years unfortunately) but I bought it when my daughters too had dandruff & it worked a treat. I've used H&S conditioner, shampoo for greasy hair & everyday plus hubby has used the shampoo for men & as a family we've all been pleased with the results.

      The products are all well presented in sturdy, non-drip bottles & the shampoo etc is of a good consistency, does the job it's supposed to & all smell lovely. I find for some reason that the smell of the shampoo or conditioner tends to last longer on the hair making it feel extra clean, soft & shiny.

      Most of the shampoos tend to be blue except for the citrus anti-dandruff one for greasy hair which is pale lemon & smells divine as it contains lemongrass, green tea & grapefruit yet isn't overpowering. The Ocean Spray is another great shampoo which smells very fresh & once again is long lasting.

      I also found that as well as dealing with dandruff it was also brilliant when used on de-nitted hair. They say nits love clean & shiny hair... I found after using a nit comb & treatment on my daughters' hair that if I then used Head & Shoulders they didn't seem to want to revisit!

      From my experience in using several of their products I'd have to say that I'd recommend them as all were easy to apply yet easy to rinse off, all smelled fresh & all seemed to do the job they claimed to do (eg. de-dandruff the hair, condition, clean, combat greasiness etc). I never found my hair to feel heavy or be left with a 'film' so, all in all, I'd say this is a great range.

      The only thing I don't llike, however, is the price - £2.70 for 250ml seems a lot to pay for an everyday shampoo - so I normally use a much cheaper one these days & a good conditioner & if I ever need H&S I look for it on offer or use my Boots Advantage points.

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      - a wide choice of products which, in my experience, work well.
      - nice thick products.
      - lovely long-lasting smell.
      - the anti-dandruff ones work well as do the shampoos & conditioners leaving hair soft, light & shiny.
      - recommended but personally I wouldn't use them every day.

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        19.12.2001 18:03
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        Head & Shoulders is a name synonymous with tackling dandruff. It is a product that is known and respected throughout this world and has become the benchmark on which other companies, making similar products, have tried to start from. I have suffered from dandruff ever since I was a teenager and I have always used Head & Shoulders. In those days making a selection was not a complicated task. If I remember correctly the choices were either Selsun or Head & Shoulders. My parents bought the latter and this is what I have been using ever since. During these times we also never used to have any complications in choosing the right variation or formula. I remember then it was just one type and in the standard vase shaped plastic bottle. Head & Shoulders is the world’s leading antidandruff shampoo and they have been making it since the last 35 years. Dandruff affects almost 70% of the European population at some time during our lives and therefore is not something that you should be embarrassed about. Dandruff is caused by a natural fungus called “Malassezia”. This is found on everyone’s scalp and it sustains itself by feeding on the natural oils on your skin. Everyone has a different tolerance level to this fungus and therefore the lower your tolerance the more prone you are to having dandruff. Your body sheds excessive skin naturally but with the variations in your tolerance levels this speeds up the shedding and causes dandruff, which in simplified form is just dead skin. I have always used the Natural version of Head & Shoulders Shampoo and with the newer versions in I have changed to the Classic Clean type, which is as close as you can get to the normal type. The secret of being dandruff free is to shampoo your hair regularly. I always shampoo every two days and sometimes more frequently on weekends. If you stop for more than four days most certainly start to see the dandruff
        reappearing. The shampoo not only keeps your hair free of dandruff but also gets it squeaky clean. It works just aswell as any other shampoo that I have occasionally used and gives you that clean and fresh smelling hair minus the dandruff. The formulation also allows you to use this type on a daily basis without damaging your hair. Head & Shoulders is distinctive from other shampoos by it’s sky blue colour. No matter what variation you use the colour is always standard. In all my years I have never seen any other shampoo that has this distinctive colour. The Natural 400ml bottles used to go for around £3.90 and the new Classic Clean type goes for £2.65. Although slightly on the expensive side Head & Shoulders is well worth the money as it not only provides you with all the benefits of a regular shampoo but also with the added security of dandruff free hair. Head & Shoulders is as the name implies head and shoulders above the rest as far as dandruff free hair is concerned.

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          06.12.2001 18:25
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          There is nothing I love more than being woken each morning with a kiss from my husband after he has just had his bath before going to work. Of course it is lovely having the kiss, but even more so I love to smell his hair. He uses head and shoulders shampoo and no longer has dandruff. Why still use head and shoulders you might ask! Well because when I first met him he did have dandruff, and after using head and shoulders for a few weeks no longer had it, so almost 13yrs now my husband has been dandruff free. He did stop using it for the length of about 2 bottles of shampoo, so about 2 months but we noticed a few flakes return. He only stopped using it because of the price, it is more than twice as expensive as my own shampoo. I would use it myself if I had dandruff as I love the smell, but I cant afford to use it for the sake of using it. DANDRUFF ........ Everyone sheds skin from their scalp it is one of natures way to get rid of excess skin, and this is just the same as what dandruff is except it is a more rapidly lost than the average person. About 70% of the poulation will suffer from this problem at some time through out their life, so it is nice to know that we have head and shoulders to fall back on to help us out in times of need, even if just to save our blushes when we want to wear that favourite sweater. HEAD AND SHOULDERS ................... Head and shoulders have been giving us protection against dandruff now for more than 35yrs and are always bringing us new products. Here are a few they have at the moment and a small description of them. CLASSIC CLEAN- Gentle enough for daily use, even on coloured hair. CLASSIC CLEAN 2 IN 1- This is the same as the one above except it has the advantage of having both shampoo and conditioner in one bottle. EXTRA FULLNESS- Still dandruff control but with more fullness to your hair. SMOOTH AND SILKY 2 IN 1- Helps to pre
          vent frizziness, split ends and breakage and again conditioner and shampoo in one bottle. DRY SCALP CARE- Contains cleansing and moisturising ingredients to prevent dryness of the scalp. REFRESH- contains natural menthol that leaves your head totally refreshed. All Head and shoulders shampoos are PH balanced so is okay for daily use, you should also remain using this product even when your dandruff has cleared up. So go on buy head and shoulders and be a hair sniffer too, you wont regret it.

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            12.11.2001 02:30
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            I realise that I have just destroyed any competition I may have had for the "Worst Title Ever" prize on dooyoo, if such a thing exists. But it made me laugh when I thought of it, and I'm still laughing now. Which proves nothing, I guess, except for how easily pleased I must be. Except for when it comes to my hair. I am not the greasy haired rocker of the title. Yes, I am a rocker. Yes, I have naturally greasy hair. But my hair is more akin to Andrex - it's soft, strong, and pretty long. Oh, and it's dandruff free. Apart from one of the above, Head and Shoulders is the reason. I have been using Head and Shoulders for around twenty years now, with very few complaints. My hair is very important to me. As a rocker, I've been growing my hair for the last three years, to keep with the image. I always wanted long hair, and now I've got it, I want to keep it in the best condition I can. It is vitally important that my hair is clean and soft not only for work but also for my social life. In a lot of places I go to, the quickest way to meet a woman is to smack her in the face on the backswing when you're moshing. If you hair is greasy and full of dandruff, you've blown your chances before you even realised there was a woman anywhere near you. Sorry, guys, but the Lynx Effect does not apply here! As a long-haired guy, my hair is one of my most important pulling tools. That it doesn't work is more down to the hideousness of the face below it - but that's a matter for my "My Experience of Cosmetic Surgery" op when I've got the money together, I suspect! I originally started using the Head and Shoulders "greasy" variant shampoo when I was weaned off Johnson's baby shampoo as a child. Back then, my whole family used Head and Shoulders, for no other reason than that my mother used to do all the household shopping and that's invariably what she would com
            e home with. Back then, the shampoo was a turquoise kind of colour, more towards the "green" end of the spectrum than the current "blue with a greenish tint" of today's Head and Shoulders. The pack was the full white colour as in the picture above, and had the old logo - about the only thing that was improved in the repackaging and reformulation of earlier this year. Generally speaking, back in these days of the early 1980s, my hair always felt clean soft and grease free after washing. Then, as now, I washed my hair by the Homer Simpson formula - "Lather, rinse and repeat. Always repeat". Living out in the country, as we did back then, with fewer pollutants, and with the child's natural distaste towards bathing, I found that, even with my hair being naturally greasy, I could go a couple of days, sometimes even three, between washes without my hair giving me any problems. Of course, it was a lot shorter back then as well. Life continued this way until earlier this year. Proctor and Gamble, ever mindful of the increasing number of shampoos on the market, with more colourful packaging, and with football stars in the adverts, which generally had better strap lines than their "don't have dandruff, have great looking hair" decided that they had to keep with the times and appeal to the younger audience to win more sales. Indeed, could they reclaim the attention of my mother, who had switched to Pantene a few years before? Well, no. They repackaged the product, got a new logo, changed the pack design. Unfortunately, they also changed the product itself and, in doing so, nearly lost my custom as well. The packaging didn't change a great deal. The outside of the container remained largely the same shape, although the tops of the containers were now the same colour as the "type" of shampoo. However, most of these are varying shades of blue, which can be a
            little confusing. The new logo is a great improvement, and will do the most to win over new and younger customers. And it is still available in 200 ml and 400 ml bottles. If this were where the changes stopped, there wouldn't be a problem. The first problem was in the pricing. The larger (400 ml) was about £1 more than I remember it being before. Fortunately some places, most notably Tesco, have been selling it more cheaply, although, for some reason I will never understand, in Superdrug it is cheaper to buy two 200 ml bottles than a single 400 ml one. Sadly, this takes up more room on your bathroom shelf although it does make for a less costly mistake if you leave your shampoo behind in the changing room of, say, your hockey club! At the time of writing, Tesco have just started offering two 400 ml bottles for £3.99, not much more than the usual price of two 200 ml bottles. Grab it while you can - I did! However, it is the contents which have changed the most, and not generally for the better, I'm afraid to say. The clolur of the shampoo is a lot paler then before, almost a pastel shade, and is more blue than green. The fragrance has not changed, although it does seem a little stronger than before. The aroma is still distinctively Head and Shoulders, however. The range has changed slightly, as well. Instead of the previous "greasy" variant, there is now only a "normal/greasy" type. How this works on so-called "normal" hair, I don't know, as I've never had it, but the nerw formula doesn't appear to be as effective on greasy hair. Although I wash my hair in exactly the same way as I always have done, I leave the shower with is not feeling as clean as it did before, and with my hair feeling drier. It doesn't feel as "squeaky" clean as the old formula used to make me feel. I would assume that this is due to the new shampoo trying to cater for those with &qu
            ot;normal" hair as well, and therefore some of the effectiveness it had at caring for greasy hair has been lost. It may also be that, as a working adult, I now wash my hair daily, which may explain why my hair feels drier, although it is supposedly suitable for frequent use. However, I will not be changing my shampoo in a hurry. I have tried other shampoos, usually borrowing my housemates, or my mother's for a trial period. Other shampoos, I find do a worse job on my hair, and I often come out of the experience, even if it is for as little as a week, with an itchy scalp, and the start of a dandruff problem, which a few days back on the Head and Shoulders soon clears up. It could be that my hair and scalp have become so used to Head and Shoulders that this is just a reaction to the change. However, I do believe that this consistency of approach is the reason that my hair is in such good condition, and why I rarely suffer from split ends and dried out hair. Head and Shoulders has served me well for twenty years, and I believe that it will do the same for twenty more, or until hereditary genetics catch up with me and I follow my father into baldness. So, Head and Shoulders forever, for me.

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              13.10.2001 18:42
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              Scrub a dub dub for very clean squeaky hair is my motto. The shampoo market is littered with many top quality products. If your girly then (in best Divid Ginola accent) 'because I'm worth it' Loreal is probaly your kind of thing. Kid even have the glamourised Johnsons no more tears range with very succelent apple smelling shampoos. I previously had used Pantene pro v with conditioner as it left my hair very soft and had a nice tangy smell to it which stayed on without disappering the next day. That is until I discovered, well maybe not discovered but decided to try it, Head & Shoulders. H&S did something that my trusty Pantene didn't do it actually made my hair feel cleaner with a louder squeak effect after cleaning. With Pantene although it left my hair nice and soft it would feel very greasy again as soon as I went out, even with multiple lathers. With H&S the feeling of greasiness was eradicated until the next night when I would wash again anyways. I'm not going to bore you with the ingredients as this is a op not a fact telling extravaganza so for you interested freaks out there I suggest you read the packaging. Which leads me on nicely to the packaging side of the Procter & Gamble product. Head & Shoulders is packaged in a white shampoo bottle, in either a small, medium or large size. The design is a cool blue streak with coll writing on it. Not overly impressive but you hardly buy shampoo for the packaging, its the contents that count. More on the actual product itself, as I said wih some lathering and rinsing Head & Shoulders will leave your hair squeaky clean. The smell of the product is not as vibrant as Pantene but its still a refreshing and clean fragrant. After washing and rinsing your hair will sometimes feel a bit dry even though the shampoo has a conditioner as a 2in1 combo. Thats the only quibble I have with Head & Shoulders, it could leave the hair soft like Pantene, but instead it feels ki
              nd of wirery and stiff. The shampoo is also good for dandruff sufferers, so thats a plus, the menthol fragrant is very strong and nice as well, so be on the lookout of the variety you have at your disposal. However don't let that put you off as Head & Shoulders will leave you satisfied.

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              09.09.2001 17:15

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              dry/scalp care shampoo.My itchy/flaky scalp was made more itchy - Advantages: clean hair, cheap - Disadvantages: harsh, itchy scalp made more itchy

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              08.05.2001 05:58
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              ... because it's the only shampoo that clears my dandruff. So, wherein lies the problem? Well, it's because of something that I've been told by many hairdressers over the years and it doesn't make for comfortable thinking. Apparently, it is SO effective because the shampoo actually removes the top layer of skin that is flaking. Now. I may be running the risk of incurring some libel law that will be swooped upon by Proctor & Gamble's lawyers (although you can guarantee that there won't be any flakes gently sifting down from behind them) but I've heard this from enough seperate sources, from people who should be in a position to know, that this is the truth of it's success. And as you can imagine, this isn't actually all that brilliant a thing to be happening to your scalp. I've tried other makes, but with little success. Sometimes the anti-dandruff shampoos would make my hair very soft, which is nice if you like the puffball look (Neutrogena in particular) and I don't have the time to spend slapping mousses, waxes or gels and sculpting it into shape every morning. And anyway, if I'm not fully awake in the mornings, it'd look like something by Henry Moore instead of Rodin. I've tried the Oilaetum anti-dandruff shampoo, but that left my hair flat and lifeless. Then you've got the problem of some anti-dandruffs that strip colours out of the hair, or affect the colour itself. T-Gel thankfully didn't turn me a Khaki green, but my colour did fade a heck of a lot quicker. And so I find myself being tutted at by my latest hairdresser because I have to keep reverting back to the scalper in order to stop my head flaking away into nothing. The products he wants me to try by Redken and Clairol are laughingly out of my budget to use on a regular basis, and so I have to use Head & Shoulders. And I hate not having any choice. I try to alternate the s
              hampoos between H&S and another more scalp-nourishing treatment, but it takes far longer for the dandruff to go and I need it to disappear NOW. I hate standing in a personal snowstorm after an abrupt sneeze. Also it's incredibly difficult to disperse the drifts collecting on your shoulder without everybody knowing exactly what that sly little movement is that you're doing. Nature can be cruel and humiliating at times. So, here I am after my last failed attempt with a anti-dandruff shampoo having to stock up on the Head & Shoulders normal range (nice smell, good lather, leaves the hair feeling clean and not sticky, although you do notice a distinct whistling of the wind around the hair roots once you're aware of how this stuff works) and prepare to remove the pesky flaking layer once and for all. Great performance from a dandruff shampoo. Just a shame my dermaetological bits have to die so brutally in the process.

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                04.11.2000 17:08
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                I used to suffer from a bit of dandruff, never very much but enough to concern me enough to not wear darker coloured tops when going out in case white flecks would appear on my shoulders!!! I tried Head and Shoulders shampoo for a few months in the hope that it would help and yes, no more flaky white bits, but oh, was so harsh on my hair!! My hair is very fine and thin, and I use colour on it and this shampoo although wonderful at removing all traces of dandruff, left my hair looking dull, lifeless and completely stripped of it's natural shine. Also, my head always felt itchy after using it so I'm wondering perhaps if I was allergic to some of the chemical ingredients, or whether it just simply wasn't suitable for coloured hair! So yes, as a treatment against dandruff, I would recommend this but for a hair cosmetic product in itself, it just wasn't suitable for me. Be wary is what I say....

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                  02.11.2000 05:39

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                  I find that Head and Shoulders suits my hair type so I use it to prevent dandruff. I don't wait until I notice little white flakes on my shoulders before I shampoo with it. My hair type is normal to greasy and I find this shampoo leaves it glossy and healthy looking. If you need extra conditioner it is also available as a two in one (i.e. including conditioner). You may get what looks like dandruff after using this a few times. This isn't a return of your scalp condition but more likely to be caused by inadequate rinsing or a scalp that has dried out. If your scalp dries out then you can't use Head and Shoulders all the time as its not right for your hair.

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                  23.09.2000 21:28
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                  My hubby has used Head and shoulders for a number of years now. He has sensitive skin and this is the only shampoo we have found that does not irritate it. Just recently they have changed the design on the packaging and also the smell is yummy now. He uses the frequent use one which has conditioner in it, it is quite thick and creamy and very easy to use. It prevents dandruff and also keeps his long hair in good condition. For the price of a large bottle currently £2.89 in our local tescos we are very pleased with the quality of the product. He would recommend it to anybody who has or has not got dandruff.

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                  09.09.2000 04:28
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                  I go swimming quite a lot, and let my hair dry naturally. Unfortunately this tends to mean i can get dandruff regularly. I couldn't get rid of it at one point. So asked the pharmacist and he suggested frequent use head and shoulders. Fair enough its not the best looking shampoo on the market, and it could sure do with a change of fragrence but ive not had dandruff for a while now. Even though i wash my hair on average five times a week, so somthing in it definately works. I'd definately recommend it to anyone.

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                  08.09.2000 22:54
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                  I suffer from chronic eczema, dandruff and scaly scalp has always been a major problem until I tried 'Head & Shoulders'. The menthol one seems to help my scalp breath a little better as I do have very thick hair, it also makes my scalp feel more refreshed, more so than the others in the available range. I can also use it daily without any adverse affects to my chemical sensitive skin. I can thoroughly recommend this product to anyone who has a sensitive scalp, as I have been using it for 9 months on a daily basis and my hair is finally looking more like hair and not steel wool. It is also probably the best value for money product too due to the small amount that one needs to achieve the desired result.

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                  07.09.2000 00:44
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                  I recently tried this shampoo again, I used it when younger and my scalp was dry, it helped me then but not any more, this could be because my hair is color treated?. I remember when there was only one or two choices in hte way of dandruff shampoos on the shelves, now there is so much choice, I have really gone of head and shoulders now, the smell leaves something to be desired for, it does make your hair feel squeaky clean, but!, my hair went so knotty that it was almost an imppossible job to comb through it. My hair is long too so it was very awkard, when I used it I had to use my regualr condioner after it as my hair felt so dry, it did help my scalp but I don't like the feel it gives your hair. For the price that you pay today for head and shoulders you may as well shop around, even some of the designer hair products have special treatments for dry scalps or dandruff, they are not that expensive either when you compare with the cost of head and shoulders

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                  I have been trying the new menthol version OH THE SHAME. And it is really good. Though the whole cool thing in the ads hasn't really worn off on me. As an anti dandruff shampoo I have found it more effective then normal shampoo it keeps the dandruff off for quite along time. However I feel that as a shampoo it is not all that good it has an awful lot silicone in it which is a BAD thing. If you need a non drastic cure for dandruff it really is good and as a normal shampoo it ain't half bad.

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                  16.08.2000 19:11

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                  Head and shoulders has always been associated with ridding the hair of dandruff, and I imagine it does a pretty good job of it. But if it does this easily then what is it doing to the hair shaft and is it doing it any harm. I know one time I put a permanent colour in my hair and was dismayed at the colour it turned out, I was advised to use head and shoulders a few times and the colour would eventually come out. To my amasement it did, the water each time I washed it was running with colour. So I only use it for this reason now just in case it would dry my hair out any more than it already is.

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