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I am only 19 so the fact that I was beginning to lose some hair was slightly worrying. It wasn't huge clumps or anything but was noticeable after a shower and on my pillow when I wake up. That was when I saw this in Tesco and decided to take the plunge. I got mine on offer for £3.00 (this offer has been available at the Tesco near me since I started using this about two months ago) for a 500ml bottle which is still very expensive. The price now at Tesco is £4.99 which is a lot to spend on shampoo.
The product pictured above is the old formula and the old design, on the new one the blue strip is orange so the packaging stands out more and is much easier to find. When I was looking it up on Tesco to see the most current price, I saw that is described this as being 'specially formulated for men with a unique male fragrance'. This is not mentioned at all on the packaging or advertising, but thinking back it does have a much different smell which I had previously just out down to it being a new formula.
This shampoo is said to fight dandruff on the first wash and I have to say that claim is very true, for me at least. My dandruff was not severe, but it was noticeable so I wasn't expecting instant results, but after just one use the effect was unbelievable. Nothing would ever cure it in one wash, but this did a very good job of reducing it drastically, and now with regular use the dandruff is kept completely at bay.
The other major claim of this shampoo is the hair endurance part, which is said to keep your scalp in good condition and help protect your hair. My scalp wasn't exactly in bad condition (I think... how do you know when your scalp IS in bad condition?) but my hair did need protection and one part of this is reducing hair loss. I have to say that again, this product performed at the highest level. The results weren't instant but that's only to be expected; after using it for a few weeks I began to notice considerably less hair falling out although it has never completely gotten rid of the problem (maybe you can't get rid of it).
On a more general not, the smell of the shampoo is very nice and is a subtle smell that is strong enough to be noticed but subtle enough to blend in. It provides plenty of foam and coverage so you only need to use a tiny amount meaning it will last for much longer than other brands. This takes some of the sting out of the high price but I still think it should be slightly cheaper.
Overall, if you have either dandruff or hair loss this is an amazing product and highly recommended. If it's on offer then I would recommend it to anyone, but if it isn't and you don't have those problems you can find cheaper versions within the Head and Shoulders brand which I would recommend as well.
My hair is very very fine and very very fly away. I also always rotate a anti dandruff shampoo with my normal shampoo to keep any potential dandruff away. I am a fan of the Tesco own anti dandruff, but when Head and Shoulders is on offer, I will purchase this as well. I have noticed however, that after using head and shoulders, more of my hair (than usual) tends to fall out. I don't mean in big clumps but strands will come off when towel drying, or brushing or simpyly when blow drying. My husband complains non stop about my hair that he finds in his car etc. Now, strands of my hair will always come away even when I use a normal shampoo, but it is noticeably worse when I use head and shoulders. I actually didn't realise until a hairdresser actually said not to use it as it does increase hair loss, and is damagin to your scalp. The only downside is that I always think head and shoulders leaves my hair looking soft and shiny and is really does keep any dandruff away.
Anyhow, on a weekly shop in Tesco, I noticed that Head and Shoulders now have a 'hair endurance' shampoo in their range, which claims to 'help slow down hair loss associated with dandruff and breakage'. It's not that I am worried about going bald as I still have plenty of hair, but because its so fine, I really would rather very little came out after washing my hair. The current price of a 200 ml bottle of this range of head and shoulders is just under £2.40, which is reasonably costly for all the size of the bottle, however it is currently on offer in Sainsbury's for just over £1.50.
On the front of the usual shaped head and shoulders bottoel, the design and colours are white and dark blue, so as many of the bottles of head and shoulders are colour coded for their different uses, you can spot this one with its dark blue tones.
On the back of the bottle, is states that this shampoo offers 'effective dandruff control with HydraZinc formula', which is apparently proven to tackle the causes of dandruff from the 1st wasg. It also states that this shampoo is 'formulated to fight dandruff and keep the scalp in good condition to protect hair.' It also says that it is not designed ' to remedy physiological causes of hair loss'.
Since using this shampoo, I have noticed a reduction in the amount of hair strands that come away after washing. I like using head and shoulders, as I said earlier, since it leaves my hair looking good, and I found that this shampoo still offers the same positive results of the softness, shininess and cleanliness of my hair, but there is definitely less hair strands falling out than when I have used the normal head and shoulders range, or in fact, any ofter anti dandruff shampoo. Don;t get me wrong, there is still some hair strands coming away, but it is more minimal now, in comparison.
So, all in all, at the right price when this shampoo is on offer, I will certainly purchase it over the normal anti dandruff shampoos. At full price it is quite costly, but if you are worried about the damage that these normal shampoos are having, then this is a way of keeping dandruff away but at the same time, protecting your hair and reducing the volume that falls out. A very good shampoo