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My husband suffers from a dry, flakey scalp which often results in the dreaded dandruff - making him uncomfortable and self conscious. We have tried a variety of shampoos to treat this but the only one that we have found to work is Head & Shoulders. As a result, we always have a bottle of this 2 in 1 (shampoo and conditioner) in the house. This costs around £5 for a bottle of 400ml and is available in most supermarkets (and is frequently available on special offers, so worth watching out for).
The bottle is a squeezy plastic bottle with a blue cap. The shampoo and conditioner inside is a white-blue colour and creamy in consistency. It has a unique smell that anyone who uses head and shoulders will be able to identify instantly, yet I am unable to really describe nor put my finger on exactly what it is.
The shampoo lathers well and only a small amount is required per wash. I have used this on occasions when my own shampoo has run out and, whilst I do not have any dandruff issues, I have always been pleased with how well this cleans my hair. It leaves it not only clean but feeling in good condition too - easy to run a comb through and soft and smooth. For my husband, it smells sufficiently masculine and works well to cure any dandruff issues. The 'HydraZinc formula' works to fight the cause of dandruff and this is effective without being too harsh or drying and it is gentle enough to use everyday, if required.
Overall, this is one of the more expensive options available but we have tried various supermarket own versions of anti-dandruff shampoos and they just do not seem to have the same effect on my husband's hair. The fact that only a small amount is needed per wash means that a big bottle like this can last a couple of months, so it doesn't actually work out that expensive. For the effects on dandruff, I highly recommend, as a shampoo I also recommend as it cleans well and conditions the hair too.
Head & Shoulders first hit our shelves in the 1960s after being researched by the company which makes it today, Procter & Gamble, who have also brought brands such as Always, Ariel, Duracell, Gillette, Pampers, Pringles and many more to supermarkets all around the world. Since its 1961 release it has developed into a brand of its own, with 13 products including Head &and Shoulders anti-dandruff shampoo & conditioner, which is the subject of this review.
The 400ml bottle is very large, standing at 20cm tall, 7cm wide, and 4cm deep which means generally you can not fit it on small shelves. Unlike in the picture featured, the bottle has a more modern shape which fits very well into the palm, one side is rounded so you can grip it with your thumb, and the other side is flat which means you can close your fingers around it for even more grip - perfect for showering as we all know how often we drop slippery products in the shower! The top of the bottle as a harder dark blue plastic which is also the lid! A problem with this maybe that the hard plastic of the lid/bottle top is more prone to snapping if you're not careful after purchase, or in your luggage - which has happened twice to me.
The front of the product is aesthetic, only the product name "head & shoulders anti-dandruff shampoo & conditioner" and a small description half way down the bottle; "2in1 classic clean for normal clean, conditioned hair" "for frequent use" (for some reason they don't use capitals) as well as a pretty looking watery swoop which goes from the bottom right, around the text and finishes at the top. The back of the bottle contains everything you need to read many books about to understand including the fact that this product uses a Hydrazinc formula to tackle your hair. So, water and zinc?
"Our proven Hydrazinc formula tackles the cause of
dandruff head on from the 1st wash, sweeping away
visible flakes and helping to relieve dryness, itchiness
and tight scalp*
*associated with dandruff"
"for clean, conditioned hair
Balanced,, beautifully clean hair starts with the scalp.
This daily shampoo and conditioning system is expertly formulated to thoroughly cleanse and condition without build-up, leaving your hair soft and shiny."
As well as this, the back tells you to avoid putting it in your eyes (if you do rinse thoroughly with WATER (as opposed to cola)) followed by lots of foreign words and the ingredients, which I have mentioned in the next section.
The product itself is a light blue colour, with a hint of green and is very thick as well as having a very strong smell which is what I imagine smells like what would happen if you dropped a piece of fruit into a vat full of long-named chemicals. The ingredients are as follows;
"Aqua, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Lauryl, Cocamide MEA, Zinc Carbonate, Glycol Disearate, Sodium Chloride, Zinc Pyrithione, Dimethicone, Cetyl Alcohol, Parfum, Polyquaternium-10, Sodium Xylenesulfonate" Damn science and its big words "Magnesium Sulfate, Sodium Benzoate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Ammonium Laureth Sulfate, Linalool, Hexyl Cinnamol, Magnesium Carbonate Hydroxide, Benzyl Alcohol, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexine Carboxaldehyde, Limonene Citronellol, Sodium Polynaphthalenesulfonate, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, DMDM Hydantoin, CI 60730, Disodium EDTA, Terasodium EDTA, Methylisothiazolinone CI 42090"
And now I understand why people copy it all from Wikipedia.
Anyhow, these are the ingredients! Maybe scientists and people who have allergies will understand what they need to avoid, but to you and me, this might as well be Greek.
I have been using this product for as long as I remember, which must be over 10 years as I have had dandruff problems for most of my life, so this product is something I'm very experienced with, showering with it most days. I have dabbled with other products in the last few years, including tar based products which stank like death.
The fact that this product is thick means that only a small amount is necessary, just a little but I overdo it most of the time for extra assurance that my hair will be dandruff free. The average 400ml bottle lasts me for one and a half months on average, often longer as I do not shower with it every day.
I find that the strong smell can be a bit much right after I have showered, but it stops after about an hour but stays noticeable throughout the day and, though it is not my favourite smell I have had others comment that my hair smells nice after using it. I don't find it a terrible smell - I just find it very chemical!
The anti-dandruff side of this product is very effective, after one shower I have only once or twice found any dandruff at all, and I've been using it for years. It's great that it works like this, you can be dandruff free in 5 minutes. To be honest, it says to use it every day, which I find too much for me, as generally my hair remains dandruff free for 4 days after using the product, so I use it every 2 days to be sure.
Unfortunately as a conditioner, I do not find this product very useful. It leaves my hair dry and feeling a bit lifeless. Apparently it has a low PH of 8, but occasionally I do have burn feelings if I use it too much.
Overall, I find this product a life saver, and it's been a lot better than the other brands I've been trying recently (most of which appear to be a bit over-exaggerated). The price for a bottle of this size is generally about £3.50-£4, and it is often on offer at supermarkets, it lasts for a month at least if you shower every day so it is a very good price.
The concept of combining two in one is quite handy, it cuts down on space in a crammed bathroom. I was dubious however of whether it would achieve the desired results.
I need to wash my hair everyday and I am forever trying out new shampoos. This shampoo is often advertised on tele, so I thought it would be worth a try. The shampoo pours out well and a small blob is needed before it lathers up. It works into the hair with ease and has a very soft smell to it which you can hardly detect. It is a smell which would please men or women, as it isn't too masculine or feminine. It rinses out quickly and the hair did feel pretty clean.
I don't suffer from terrible dandruff, but my scalp does sometimes get a touch of the itches, so I wanted to see if this would help. It did seem to make the scalp feel less irritable, though there was a downside.
The hair felt like it had been stripped of protein and though it felt clean, it did not feel quite as voluptuous as if I had used my normal 'Aussie' range.
Verdict: Handy to combine the shampoo and conditioner in one, it saves time and money, but I got the feeling my hair was washed rather than pampered.
Since I was in Elementary I have been using this shampoo.My sister recommend this product to me because I was complaining about my hair dandruff's and itchiness.
I like it because it is really good in the hair.This one has many benefits and very affordable.This maybe one of those shampoo which has a reliable quantity and quality.
This one could be bought anywhere,I think its available because its a popular shampoo.
When I started using it i wasnt satisfied with its effectiveness but when my sister told me that I should use it everyday, I was starting to be happy with it.
* It makes you dandruff free
* Its cool in the hair (if youll use the green one)
* Its smell last long
* And also very affordable.
The only disadvantage of this is when kids try the one which has mint it may run in their eyes and its dangerous.Just be careful in using it.I hope you'll use it too.This is also international so maybe you can buy it in your place.
Finding a good shampoo is increasingly difficult. One that you won't use it consistantly and it just makes your hair become dull and hard and one that is also affordable and works well.
Having extremely thick hair I always have problems finding a suitable shampoo. I've tried loads of variations and different brands but finally decided to settle on the classic Head & Shoulders '2 in 1'. Not because I have dandruff but basically because I was pleased to find a shampoo that offered a shampoo and a conditioner all in one for about the same price as just a bottle of shampoo had cost me
for previously used brands such as Tresemme. Head & Shoulders has been around since the late 1950s and has spawned a variety of different shampoos under its name for all different types of hair. The '2 in 1 Classic Clean' is aimed particulary at getting rid of dandruff and leaving a softer scalp and hair.
It comes in a 400ml bottle for about £3.75 and roughly lasts about a month and a half for me if I use it everyday. The bottle is white and not really big on the eye catching side like some other brands but the 'Head & Shoulders' brand is easily visbile and it has a blue cap.s On the back are the usual pieces of information about a beauty product - such as what it does etc. I was a bit worried at first when I found out that H&S products had a PH of about 8 which is far too strong for the hair, though this product prides itself on having a gentle pH-balanced formula.
The shampoo itself is a white colour with a sort of fruity smell. I haven't been able to place it yet but it does make the hair smell really nice. I've found it's one of those shampoos where you can occasionally actually get a scent of it during the day. The shampoo is easy to apply and easy to rinse out as wel. It doesn't linger in the hair or make your hair cotty or hard to comb afterwards and really does come through on its promise to leave your hair feeling soft and smooth [though I've yet to be convinced on the shiny part they all have on the adverts].
What I find works best is that as its a 2 in 1 forumla is that it saves less time if you're in a hurry in the morning you don't have to mess around afterwards applying a separate conditioner and the price as mentioned is exceptionally good for a shampoo brand and the size of the product. I think also at the moment there's also an offer on the product in Superdrug where you can a 2nd half price.
Overall whilst not really an amazing and attractive product the classic H&S shampoo works brilliantly and a lot better than some of the more 'hyped up' products out there.
Firstly I should say that the Head and Shoulders 2 in 1 anti-dandruff shampoo I use doesn't have the bottle pictured next to this review. I'm pretty sure that's because it's an old bottle pictured though as it's definitely the same as the product I use even if mine has a more recent bottle design.
I've been using this shampoo for many years now as my motto with these things has always been "if it ain't broke, don't fix it". I used to get a little bit of dandruff years ago but I've not seen any in a few years now. Okay, it might be that I no longer get it - but who wants to find out?! If the shampoo I'm using leaves me dandruff-free, then that's all that matters. And I do know for sure that I had it when I first starting use this brand.
This 2in1 is particularly good for blokes I think as most of us don't like to spend too much time faffing around in the shower of a morning. Even my teen lad, who's a self-confessed tart, doesn't spend more than five minutes in the actual shower. We're a practical species by nature like that I think (even if some of us then spend 20 minutes styling our hair - not me, the boy). Anyway, being a 2in1 means that you don't need to shampoo and condition your hair separately - one of blob of this stuff does it all.
It's really good at lathering up which I like but it whiffs a little bit of medication too which I'm not so keen on. That said, I'm happier smelling like I've got clean hair than dodgy floral or mango and passionfruit hair. What would the lads at work have to say about THAT? So a quick lather up, rinse out - and presto, I've got clean hair that doesn't smell like I've just pinched the wife's Herbal Essences.
This is a really good price at about £2.50 per bottle and a bottle shared between my son and I lasts about two months each. So I think that's good value. You don't need to use loads each time because it lathers easily plus it's a cheap price to pay for all that time-saving you do (and the water you save too - eh?). I recommend this stuff for no-nonsense blokes who get a little or have had a little dandruff in the past and want something quick and easy to wash their hair in.
Four stars from me - it loses one star for being a bit whiffy. You can get this from loads of different supermarkets and chemists.
I have used Head and Shoulders since i was a child, as my mum used to always buy it. By the time i was about 15 i spent alot on my money trying out new hair products and stayed away from head and shoulders because it was 'uncool'!!!! However i have now come back to using this 2 in 1 product as it makes your hair feel so clean. I haven't managed to achieve the same clean feeling with any other product and most definatly keeps the dandruff at bay.
Gone are the days when going to the supermarket to buy hair shampoo were easy. Now when you go there are shelves and shelves full of different brands. I always stick to my usual brand of Head and Shoulders, but even this isn’t easy anymore. Do I choose the one with extra volume? (NO definately not) dry hair? greasy hair? classic clean? or 2 in 1 with conditioner? After careful consideration I decided to buy the 2 in 1. The head and shoulders bottle is mainly white with a blue flip up lid. The front of the bottle has a small blue egg shape in the middle and printed over it in metallic blue is h&s. Nearer the top of the bottle in black letter it says Head and Shoulders. Near the bottom of the bottle it tells you what type it is. This particular bottle says 2 in 1. Anti-dandruff shampoo and conditioner classic clean for frequent use. The back of the bottle tells you some details of what the shampoo actually does. The shampoo and conditioning system fights dandruff and leaves your hair clean and conditioned without buildup. They tell you that it has immediate action because head and shoulders’ zinc pyrithione based formula starts working on the cause of dandruff from the 1st wash. They tell you that the best way of using Head and shoulders to eliminate dandruff and prevent it reacurring is to use it every time you shampoo your hair. The gentle P.H balanced formula is suitable for every day use. They provide a little graph on the back that shows the more you use head and shoulders the less dandruff you will have. The ingredients are also printed on the back of the bottle which you should read and if you are allergic to any of the ingredients then you should not use the product. Head and shoulders comes in different sized bottles. My one is 200ml but they are available in 500ml and 550ml. The price varys depending on where you buy it from and what size bottle you have, but it is between £1.50 and £4.50. The lid flips up and
you need to gently squeeze the bottle for the shampoo to come out. It is quite a thick liquid coloured light blue. The bottle tells you to apply to the scalp and hair ensuring full coverage from root to tip. Gently massage in. Rinse, and repeat if desired. I have found that I don’t need to use alot of this as it lathers up really well, I just put a small amount in the palm of my hand. It rinses out well and I do not need to repeat it. After drying my hair it looks soft and shiny and feels great. I usually need to wash my hair every other day when using Head and shoulders. They have a web site. www.headandshoulders.com and they provide telephone numbers for you to give comments. GB 0800 7312892 IRL 1800 409066 RSA 0800 001959 I have used Head and shoulders for over a year now. Before I started using it I had a terrible flaky scalp, but this has gone now. I had tried using many other shampoos that claimed to be gentle on the scalp and that were supposed to eliminate dandruff but they just didn’t work. I did stop using it for a few weeks though while i tried something else and the dandruff did come back I now don't use anything else.I can wear black tops again without the snowy shoulders look. I would recommend Head and shoulders to other people.
I have been using Head & Shoulders Shampoo for many years now. I still remember days when the bottles had there unique shape. The one with a long neck and with a screwcap. Infact I wrote an opinion on Head & Shoulders some time ago and have now re-visited this same category to write about the other version that I am using. This is the Head & Shoulders 2in1. (I will refer to it as H&S sometimes in this opinion) Head & Shoulders is the No. 1 selling shampoo brand in the U.K. and over time they have introduced many different formulas and variations to their standard shampoo. It is made by the giant Proctor & Gamble Company the home to many household brands. One thing that remains unchanged though is the colour of the shampoo itself. The sky blue colour is unmistakable and almost unique to this brand. I have been suffering from dandruff since my teenage years and with the help of Head & Shoulders have been able to control it satisfactorily. However if I stop using it then the dandruff appears within a few days. This is probably the reason why Head & Shoulders maintains a solid base of trusted users and more likely than not, once you start using H&S you are most likely to stick with it for a long time to come. Certainly it does help the majority of users by eliminating the dandruff, but as mentioned earlier, if you discontinue using it the dandruff reappears quite promptly. Surely there must be some medication out there that could remove dandruff permanently, but then again if there was brands like H&S would go out of business. Back to the product. One of the major disadvantages of H&S is that even though it handles the dandruff issue well, the chemicals used to do this have just the opposite reaction on the hair itself. The scalp and hair are almost battered into submission and although the hair gets cleaned it is stripped of all its natural elements like oils, protein etc. This l
eaves the hair very dry and lifeless and for those that have lots of hair (especially women) this can be a major problem. It is principally with this in mind that H&S have developed other variations of the basic shampoo and one of these is the 2in1 version. This is also the version that I have now recently started using, which was more out of fate than choice. I usually purchase my toiletries personally but on the one occasion I got the wifey to pick up my replacement shampoo she ended up bringing this one home. For one of the rarer times I can honestly say that I have not been too dissapointed in getting the wrong product. The H&S 2in1 version contains a conditioner to balance out the unilateral abuse that the dandruff killing elements, it possesses, dish out to your hair. It's sort of like punching someone unconscious and then reviving him with smelling salts and when he's awake do the same thing again. This seems to work for my hair and this is probably helped by the fact that as I get older my hair has begun to thin considerably. Gone are the days of the jet black, every growing forest of hair that used to sit proudly on my head. The more hair you have the less the benefits of the conditioner since the give and take affect is apparent here. (or should I say the Take, Take & Give a Little Back effect). What I can say positively though is that it is significantly better than the standard "Classic Clean" version and provides you with the same dandruff protection. It is also suitable for everyday use. I personally wash my hair every two days. If I go 4 days without washing then the dandruff starts reappearing. H&S 2in1 is available in plastic rectanguler shaped bottles with a blue pop - up plastic cap. They are a lot easier to use than the older version bottles. I (or should I say the wife) purchased the 200ml bottle and they go for £2.65 a bottle. From what I understan
d they also have a bigger size and also a travel pack size. Overall I am pleased with this version and will probably stick to it in the future. After all my scalp is addicted so what choice do I have.
I have decided to write in the beauty section, my reviews will not be excellent, in fact pretty poor but I thought I’d give it a go, here goes: Well start by saying what a con head and shoulders is, all that expensive advertising tricked me into buying as it’s for dandruff free hair. No its not because it doesn't work. I bought this because I suffer from a bit of dandruff and I was hoping to get rid of it, the first time I used it I thought it was great, bouncy, shiny, clean hair. As it says on the bottle you have to keep using it or your dandruff will come back, so I did what it told me and it was rubbish after using several times. I realised that it wasn't working at all; I used it daily and my hair felt awful. I’m sure I could have done better buying something from my local chemist for 99p instead of the £2 something I paid for it. What a rip off it was and I certainly wouldn't recommend using as it doesn't give you dandruff free hair. I know many people like this hair care but I certainly don’t.
Head & Shoulders Dry Scalp I have always had a battle with dry scalp and was losing. The last few weeks, it was getting out of control and hard to conceal. It was such a problem that I had to find a good weapon against it and fast. I had tried many different products and not any working well enough. I had never actually never given any notice to any products that say it is for dry scalp. I had heard of many of them on adverts on the television but never thought about buying them as my friends don't use them and they are usually quite pricey. When I got to the shop's shampoo lane,Something caught my eye. It was Head & Shoulders Normal and Head & Shoulders Dry Scalp for normal or dry hair on special offer. I knew they had been around for quite some time but I didn't buy them as they would have been expensive but I seen it on special offer so I tried it (when it's not on special offer, it is still cheap). After reading both product labels I settled on the Dry Scalp formula. As it said it would solve my problem I bought 2 as it was buy one get one free. The bottles held 15.2 oz. so it should last me and for that price it was well worth it. It only takes a small bit to get a good lather going. I wash my hair every second day or when I play some sport. With all the different kinds I have tried, I have never used one that makes my hair so soft. It is so soft, it is quite hard to gel it but if you blow dry the gel it hardens and gives you a great long lasting hold. Head & Shoulders Dry Scalp has a patented, clinically-proven formula (or so it says in the advert). It is supposed to balance your scalps natural moisture and stop it from flakeing. After using this for about a fortnight, I noticed that it wasn't itchy and didn't flake as badly as it did before. Now that I constantly use this shampoo, the flakeing has stopped. The special formula is designed to clean and lightly cond
ition the hair and to leave it soft, shiny and manageable. Manageability might be good for a blow and go hair style. It is easier to manage your hair the day after washing it. Head & Shoulders Dry Scalp is formulated so that it is gentle enough to use everyday, even on permed or color-treated hair. It is also PH balanced. The directions for use is to wet hair and message shampoo onto scalp. Rinse and repeat if desired. They suggest that for best results you should use at least twice a week or as directed by a doctor. For maximum dandruff control you should use every time you shampoo. The active ingredient is 1 % Pyrithione zinc. Inactive ingredients are water, ammonium laureth sulfate, ammonium lauryl sulfate, sodium lauroyl, sarcosinate, glycol distearate, sodium sulfate, frangrance, dimethicone, dmdm hydantion, sodium chloride, disodium phosphate, sodium phosphate, lauryl alcohol, Peg-600, polyquaternium-10 and FDC blue #1. (all taken from the bottle) There is a warning on the label. This product is for external use only so should be kept out of reach of children. Avoid contact with the eyes. I know what they mean after a few stupid incidents! If you should happen to get this in your eyes, you should rinse eyes thoroughly with warm water. If the condition for which you are using this product worsens or does not improve after regular use then you should consult a physician. The container comes with a small flip top that makes dispensing the product very easy. The shampoo is a white semi thick lotion. The opening is not very big thus making it easier to control the amount you squrit out. The container is plastic so no worry if you should drop it in the shower or tub. There is a use by date on the bottom of the container. With two people using this it is easy top use it all before the expirey date. When the big special offer sign caught my eye and I decided to try it, I haven't regretted since. <
br> When the need arises for me to purchase more shampoo for dry, itchy and flaky scalp, Special deal or no special deal I will be purchasing it.
Head and Shoulders is specially made for flaky scalps, Claiming to help prevent dandruff in just 1 week . You can shop around and the cheapest i have seen it for was just £1.39p ( depending on size of bottle ) . So i put it to the test , It smelt great and was easy to apply and rinse off . Once my hair dryed there was not yet a noticeable improvement but i stuck with it washing day after day and 1 and 1/2 week later the improvement was amazing and the rest of it lasted me for about 2 week later . Im so impressed with this product and its claim im still using it and recomending it to all my friends and most inportantly to you .
New Head & Shoulders gives you its best ever dandruff control / It works with your scalp to remove dandruff where it starts / Also, with regular use, it prevents dandruff from ever returning / The result is hair that is always so dandruff-free and attractive