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      23.10.2014 11:06
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      great smelling anti dandruff shampoo

      If your anything like me and suffer from a dry scalp, then I am sure you have been searching far and wide for something to ease it even just a little, and this product certainly does the trick every time!

      Head and shoulders began in around 1950, where Procter and Gamble research showed that many customers were not 100% happy with there current anti dandruff shampoo range, so after ten years of research they found a new and effective ingredient that targeted the dandruff at its source. By the end of spring in 1961, the product had been given the name head and shoulders and released to the general public, along with extensive product advertisement and marketing schemes. Since then, the head and shoulders range has expanded to not only shampoo, but a range of conditioners and various other products too,

      I initially decided to give this product a go on the recommendation of a friend, after he had tried it and found the it significantly reduced his dandruff. The bottle I bought was on offer at the time, and only cost £3 for the shampoo and the conditioner, which I thought was a very good deal!

      I used the product the first day that I bought it, and found that it worked very well. The product is used the same way as any other shampoo and conditioner and smells brilliant. The bottle is mostly white with the head and shoulders logo across the front of it.

      Overall, I am very happy with this product and it does exactly what it says on the tin. Unlike most anti dandruff shampoos, it doesn't take fifty uses before you can see noticeable differences, it only took three washes before I had brilliant results. If your looking for a product that really works, look no further!

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      26.08.2014 20:27
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      No longer irritated

      I've used Head and Shoulders products for years. Most of the time my scalp is fine as my roots are quite greasy but every now and again I find that I get an itchy scalp and it can flake off and this is when I need to use a good medicated shampoo.

      Previously, I have fund that some medicated shampoos can dry out my hair even though they do help with the scalp irritation. I was therefore delighted when I discovered Head and Shoulders Hydrating Smooth and Silky shampoo. The only thing I don't love about this shampoo s its price tag as it can be expensive at over three pounds for a fairly small bottle. I have not yet been able to find it in the likes of Home Bargains but I still keep looking out whenever I go in there.

      This shampoo looks like any of the regular bottles of Head and Shoulders. It is quite thick in consistency and it lathers up really well on well wetted through hair. It also smells nice and not as medicated as say, the likes of Vosene shampoo.

      It rinses off my hair well afterwards and unlike with other shampoos, I don't use this to wash my hair twice as I usually find that one wash with enough shampoo the first time, is enough to do the job. This also saves money as it means I am not wasting shampoo by washing my hair a second time unnecessarily.

      After about three washes this is usually enough for me to be able to feel a huge difference in how my scalp feels. IT is no longer irritated or itchy and my hair doesn't look dried out of brittle.

      Overall, it is a really great shampoo as it makes my hair look and feel fabulous and it helps my poor scalp condition at the same time.

      Highly recommended.

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      05.07.2014 13:22
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      Makes treating dandruff feel like washing your hair normally

      I have quite long hair, and as a result I have to take good car of it so that the ends don''t dry out too much. However, my roots also get greasy quite quickly so when I''m looking for a moisturising shampoo I don''t want one that leaves a residue. Head and Shoulders Hydrating Smooth and Silky fits my needs really well - it treats dandruff effectively - If I stop using it for a week or two I start to notice the dandruff return, so I can tell it is working. Some people say that products stop working if you use them too much, but I have not found this to be a problem, I have using Head and Shoulders for years now. Many products that are designed to treat various conditions, in this case dandruff, can be very harsh, but this is not a problem with this shampoo, it doesn''t smell bad, it doesn''t damage your hair, and you can use it several times a week with no problem. Because of the nice scent, it feels like using a normal shampoo rather than using a product to help with a health problem, which is one of things I like most about this product. As I am using it every couple of days I want it to be a pleasant experience, which it is. I''m really pleased Head and Shoulders make products like this which aim to look after your hair, whatever type it is, as well as treat the dandruff.

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      05.07.2013 12:53
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      A great family product.

      I find that excessive use of a shampoo defaults it's effectiveness. For example, when I use my usual brand after about 6 months it will start to make my hair dry as it has gotten used to it. I always rotate between two brands and this Head and Shoulders Hydrating Shampoo is the other brand. I like to use this product generously and this a huge downfall for me because a bottle will last me just under two weeks. I always buy the 200ml bottle because I find the larger too expensive. This product has glorious effects to my hair and it hydrates it well. After washing my hair with this product it feel extremely soft and light. On average, by washing my hair with this product I can go around two days and 1 night without washing my hair.

      The product has a white bottle and the product inside is white and of a thick consistency. The front of the bottle has the branding logo to Head and Shoulders and a lovely pink swirl to represent the consumers hair and the hydrating effect. The back of the bottle has important information and guidelines.

      When it comes to head and shoulders I buy the middle sized bottle. I won't buy the large because it is too expensive and almost £7.00 a bottle and the tiny bottle wouldn't last me one wash, even if I did take it on holiday. Yes, I'm talking about the travel size Head and Shoulders. So, I buy the middle sized bottle for £3.00 to £4.00. Though this is steep for shampoo as I can get my Tresemme for the same price and it is triple its size I find that this product works really well and I haven't suffered with dandruff since I was a child.

      I would thoroughly recommend this product to families because this was my childhood brand and I find it very effective. Even as a child. The price is very worthy too.

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      24.01.2013 11:19
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      use intermitantly with other brands to give you best results

      Now Head and shoulders has been around for quite a good length of time and it is not a new product. Although in recent years it has renewed itself by revamping the original product with others that combat not only scurf and dandruff but oily and dry hair to boot.

      I and my family have used this product quite a few times over the years and my husband swears by it as it keeps his hair pretty much scurf free. Poor man suffers from it quite badly when he does not use it for a while.
      I on the other hand find it gives me a really itchy scalp after long term use and I end up with lumps which feel quite sore so I do not use this, probably due to my sensitive skin and eczema and not the shampoo in question although I do not think it helped me greatly.
      My son uses this periodically as and when he gets a breakout of scurf but prefers his own brand of shampoo in between times.

      It is a pleasant smelling shampoo smelling slightly of the sea and quite fresh, with a medicated after shock.
      The price for the size of bottle is reasonable although it has gone up quite a bit over the years sometimes with a bit of a leap, but if you catch it on offer that is the best time to buy it.
      Over all not a bad shampoo and I would recommend it to friends with a scurf or bad dandruff problem but use other proprietary brands in between uses for maximum effect and no long term scalp damage.

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        23.01.2013 22:46
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        Great shampoo, great price - head and shoulders is no longer just for men!

        My boyfriend always washes his hair with head and shoulders (the original one, or the one for men), but I tend to avoid it because people often talk about how harsh it can be on the hair. For example, if you ever look around for a way to get hair dye out of your hair, or make the colour fade, people often recommend washing with head and shoulders several times.

        I was quite surprised when I first saw this on the shelves because I've always thought of head and shoulders as being a product marketed more at men - I'm not sure if men tend to suffer with dandruff more often, but I've just never really know any women that use it. However, a product called "smooth and silky" is clearly more aimed towards women and the pink design on the bottle highlights this.

        I bought the shampoo and matching conditioner because a) it was on offer and b) I was intrigued - how could a harsh shampoo known for stripping colour from hair be nourishing and leave your hair soft, smooth and silky?

        The shampoo is quite thick, and it didn't have that "head and shoulders" chemically smell about it. The original head and shoulders used to always remind me of the shampoo you get for removing head lice! It always seemed to smell really strong, although I think they have toned it down now. The smooth and silky head and shoulders smelt just like a normal Pantene type shampoo - not of anything in particular, just a nice clean, fresh scent.

        Like other head and shoulders products, this shampoo is opaque and not translucent like most shampoos (it tends to be conditioners which are thicker and creamy). It lathered just like any other shampoo though, and when you rub into your hair, it really releases a nice fresh smell and feels like it is doing a good job of cleaning any products out of your hair.

        After just one wash, my hair felt squeaky clean and smelt lovely. It didn't smell masculine at all but wasn't overly floral either. So far, I was pleasantly surprised by this shampoo but it was when i tried my hair that I was even more surprised.

        I hadn't been expecting much from this shampoo, but I have to say, it left my hair feeling clean, light, smooth and silky. My hair also felt moisturised but without being weighed down. A lot of times, if I wash my hair every day (and condition it), I feel like I get a build up and my hair starts to look a bit lank and greasy, even if it has just been washed. This shampoo got rid of that problem, and actually I can use this everyday without it causing any issues.

        I think when you can get this on offer, it's a great price for a good shampoo and the bottle will last you a long time - especially if you get one of the larger sizes which are also often on offer in supermarkets.

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          27.10.2012 14:58

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          Does what it says it does!

          I have rather long hair and occasionally it gets a bit dandruffy which i hate. I wanted the apple smelling one but plumped for this one because of the smooth and sleek properties. And it works. My dandruff issue was gone after just 2 washes and my hair looks really nice and shiny. I have an issue with my hair being rather fluffy and dry after washing but with this shampoo it didn't happen. Just dried out nice and smooth with a lovely shine to it. It also smells really nice and still smelled nice until when it was due for another wash. I thought that maybe because it was smooth it would be greasey and need washing more frequently but that was not the case either. It lathers up really well so even with long hair i only needed to use a little blob and didn't cause my hair to tangle when wet like usual. I got this on offer in Asda at £2 a bottle and after using it and being impressed i promptly went back for more...!

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          23.10.2012 15:26
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          A great shampoo that I can not recommend highly enough, try it!

          Introduction:

          I have tried so many different shampoo's over the years. I have tried cheap and expensive ones, but I always come back to this stuff. It is a very expensive shampoo but when purchased on an offer can be good value and well worth using. I like head a shoulders because of the quality and the feel of my hair after use. I suffered from a small amount of dandruff and this was the very best for tackling the issue. I will now go into more detail and explain why I believe it to be so very good.

          Price/Bottle:

          I recently purcashed a 500ml bottle of this from tesco for £4.99. I usually buy this when it is on offer on buy one get one free deals. The price of Head and shoulders varies so much from week to week so it is a product which you need to keep your eyes pealed. The bottle is very well designed, yet very simple. The front of the bottle says smooth and silky, for dry, damaged or frizzy hair - for frequent use. It is simple but too the point. It is a no frills product that works very well. The lid is blue and looks great. There are many different types of head and shoulders shampoos and all are different colours on the bottles so you can see which one you are actually picking up. I usually use this version because it leaves your hair feeling so soft.

          Does it work, what is it like?:

          It is such a good shampoo, you only need a small amount in your hands and it lavers up nicely. It is so easy to get into your hair and feels nice. It washes out easily and instantly makes your hair feel so smooth as it is advertised to do. The good thing about head and shoulders is that it helps your hair and also helps your scalp. It is great for your head. The anti dandruff qualities are also excellent and really work. Many of my family also use this particular product and I would recommend that you give this a go. Its a shampoo that really works for men and women. The shampoo is a white colour which looks strange to begin with, but you get used to it. It also has a lovely fresh scent which leaves your hair smelly nice. I really like the feeling after I have washed my hair. It basically gives your hair a really good deep clean. I also like the way that I can put products in my hair afterwards such as hair wax and it is so easy to style! I love how clean the hair is. This is deifnately worth a try, you will love it!

          Overall:

          This shampoo has to be one of the best I have tried! It does everything A good shampoo should do and I am really happy with it. It is expensive but you are paying for real quality. It is worth looking out for deals with this product as you will end up paying a lot for this. The shampoo lasts a while and the bigger 500ml bottles are better value than the 250ml bottles which are on sale. Really happy with this! This gets a huge 5 star rating from me. Nothin that I can really complain about, just a decent shampoo that does everything neccassary. Worth a try! Thanks very much for reading my review, hope it helped you out with your next choice of shampoo!!

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          12.09.2012 21:29
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          Get this if you suffer dandruff

          I suffer from an itchy scalp and dandruff and this shampoo always keeps breakouts at bay.

          Positives
          - The product looks and smells like normal shampoo (some other anti dandruffs I have tried have smelt a bit chemically).
          - The product is easy to use -its simply applied just like a normal shampoo. I apply a fifty pence piece amount each application and its works up into a lather straight away
          - From first application I have noticed a decrease in scalp itch and soreness. I would say it takes a few applications to totally eradicate dandruff
          - On top of managing dandruff this shampoo also leaves my hair in good condition (okay I have to admit its not the best shampoo for shine or gloss but it does solve the dandruff issue)
          - Shampoo is very affordable (prices start at c£2)
          - There is a also a conditioner to accompany the shampoo (you pay for this separately)

          Negatives
          - My hair tends to be glossier and shinier when I am using Loreal so I tend to switch between the brands. Loreal is no good at keeping dandruff at bay but I think it is better for the overall hair condition.

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            14.07.2012 15:39

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            worked for me try it

            I was persuaded to buy this shampoo after my partner told me it really did work with combating dandfruff as I have a problem with itching my head all the time hense dry scalp hense dandruff sadly , it is terrible to have this it makes you constantly paranoid people are look ing and laughing at you. After the advice from my partner I pottered on down in to the town and picked up a bottle ( 500ml for £4.50 ) there were various different types mint ect. but I opted for the original the bottle design was the same for every type the base is thick slimming as it get to the top . The first wash I had with this did sting a little I will be honest but im not sure wether that was just all in my head the smell was quite nice though I cant really put a particular flavour to it just nice and clean, after using this for 3 weeks im happy to say it does the job no dandruff no dry scalp the head and shoulders has without any doubt made a huge difference I have made a huge effort not to scratch my head but head and shoulders has played a huge part im so much more confident after using this anyone with a similar problem just try it its really worked well for me also as a shampoo its brilliant my hair is soft and shiney

            hope this was helpfull

            Thanks

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            13.06.2012 16:13
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            A high quality anti-dandruff shampoo

            Background:
            Everyone suffers from a little bit of dry or flaky skin from time to time and sometimes that just happens to occur on the head. When suffering from dandruff probably the most common product that people suggest is 'Head & Shoulders' because it is so well known and produces great quality.

            The Brand:
            Head & Shoulders is the actual brand name and specialises in dandruff care. Their products tend to vary on other issues they aim to fix such as greasiness or roughness of the hair, and so there is quite a large range of products available to purchase.

            The Product:
            Head & Shoulders Hydrating Smooth and Silky Shampoo says what it is in the tin. It seeks to not only rid your scalp of dandruff but also leave the hair feeling smooth and silky (as you might expect..). I feel that this particular product is much more value-worthy than other dandruff removers as often when using a strictly dandruff shampoo your hair doesn't always get treated for other issues that may plague it. For example, when I have used just dandruff shampoos in the past, I've often realised that my hair feels pretty ordinary and not necessarily bouncy and light as it might do with other shampoos.

            On the dandruff removal front it is effective in removing the flakiness for long periods of time, rather than acting as a quick fix. Any itchiness or dryness is virtually gone. In addition, the other elements of the shampoo mean that my hair feels somewhat smooth, although perhaps not as smooth as it would from using another product that focuses solely on smoothness i.e. your Loreals, Tresemes etc. That is not to say however, that the product isn't high quality, it definitely is, just not as effective if compared with other often more expensive products.

            Price and availability:
            Whilst most Head & Shoulders products can be bought in pretty much all stores I do only tend to spot this particular variety in the odd supermarket from time to time. It can be bought online however, and would also probably be a bit cheaper there too. The cost of the product is usually £2-3 depending where you purchase it.

            My Thoughts:
            I think this is a good product that does everything it claims to do. Its effective and pretty cheap (well compared to other products with similar aspects) and is from a trusted brand. It is not only effective for dandruff suffers however and can be used by almost anyone just for its effectiveness in smoothening and softening the hair.

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            08.06.2012 00:47
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            10/10 Perfect does what its meant to do!

            I used to suffer with a small amount of dandruff so I tried lots of different shampoos to try stop the problem but none of them worked and some even made my dandruff worse.

            After hearing that this shampoo worked and stopped dandruff I went out and brought myself some right away. Once I got home I used it as was wondering if it would work like it say's it does.

            After a good wash of my hair and a good amount of the shampoo I started noticing that the dandruff was not visible as there was not any. It also made my hair feel really smooth and soft which was nice, it also made it very light and in the wind it now blows everywhere.

            I have medium length hair and it get greasy fast but using this shampoo sorted that out too. My hair stays light and clean for longer then ever before and that meant I did not have to wash it every day which got annoying.

            The smell of the shampoo in my hair after it was washed is a slight fruity smell that was appealing to others.

            I can clearly say this shampoo works if you need to sort out greasiness or dandruff problems. 10/10 on how it makes my hair look and feel I have been using this ever since the first time of trying it.

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            29.04.2012 17:57
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            Definitely recommended for people with dry or irritated scalps and for people who like silky hair!

            My son recently used Herbal Essences to clean his hair but after a while his head started to become red, dry, itchy and very sensitive. He also started to suffer from angry red spots in his head which really embarrassed him at school so he wore a cap to try and hide the spots!
            We paid a visit to his doctor and he said to try a different shampoo like Vosene or Head and Shoulders! So we decided to test out the all new Head and Shoulders Hydrating Smooth and Silky! Over a period of time washing his hair with this shampoo, his head started to look better and he said that it was no longer itchy, dry or sore any more and that his spots had gone!

            After, I decided to discontinue purchasing Herbal Essences and to buy Head and Shoulders instead. As a women, I like my hair to look smooth and silky so that I can show it off and this shampoo does just that!

            What does it do?
            The new Head and Shoulders carefully moisturises your dry or irritated scalp and gets to work immediately! It leaves your hair silky, smooth, shiny and touchably soft! It also helps to reduce dandruff which can really be a pain and also very embarrassing for some people. These are more reasons to why you should buy Head and Shoulders!

            Where can you purchase it from?
            You can purchase this shampoo brand from almost any pharmacies or chemists and it might be available in some supermarkets! Its definitely worth the money!

            Just to summarise:
            The Head and Shoulders Smooth and Silky is a fantastic product and is definitely recommended for people with sensitive or irritated scalps.

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              06.02.2012 20:20
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              Another great shampoo from Head and Shoulders

              I seem to suffer with dandruff and a flaky scalp on and off. As my hair is dyed dark I am quite self conscious of it, as white flakes show up badly, and I often find myself purchasing anti-dandruff products. I have been using the Head and Shoulders smooth and silky shampoo for quite a while now, although I have been alternating it with other brands.

              The smooth and silky shampoo is described as being for dry, coarse hair and is suitable for frequent use. My hair is dry at the ends, although tends to get greasy at the roots. It does have a tendency to get quite coarse at times, although sometimes it's quite the opposite and I've not quite worked out why that is yet!

              The shampoo comes in a white bottle with a blue flip top cap and a pink 'swish' on the front. It's plain and boring looking in my opinion, but it's functional which I suppose is the main thing - although I would prefer a clear bottle so I can see when I'm running out.

              The shampoo itself is white in colour and has a pleasant scent to it. I can't quite put my finger on what it smells like, but it's quite a fresh smelling shampoo and I think the smell is fairly neutral so should be suitable for either men or women.

              I have really long hair - about 3 inches past my bra strap at the moment - so I usually need a lot of shampoo. With this one, I find I only need about two thirds of the amount I usually would. It took me a while to get used to that, but you really don't need to use too much, as just a small amount produces a really thick, creamy lather.

              The shampoo rinses out well and leaves no residue. I tend to use a lot of products in my hair, so with a lot of other brands I need to wash twice to get rid of build up, but one wash will do with this shampoo.

              Once dry, my hair feels soft and yes, it does feel smooth and silky. I find it quite easy to manage when I've washed with this as it doesn't leave my hair so soft that it's fluffy and hard to style. In terms of appearance, I have not noticed a huge improvement to the way my hair looks, it doesn't seem to have added any shine, but it doesn't look any worse than normal either! There is a gentle fragrance left in my hair after use too, which is a plus point.

              The most important change this shampoo makes to my hair is to get rid of dandruff. It really does work and I noticed a difference after just a couple of uses. Even when I've not been using this, the dandruff doesn't seem to have come back, touchwood.

              The shampoo comes in a 500ml bottle. It costs £4.99 from Boots, but there are often offers to get two bottles for £6 which makes it a bit better cost wise. You should also be able to get it from most of the big supermarkets too.

              Overall this is a good shampoo and I would recommend it. It combats dandruff quickly, smells nice and leaves my hair soft and clean. A big thumbs up from me.

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                14.01.2012 16:33
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                A pleasant to use effective anti dandruff conditioning shampoo.

                I try and buy Head and Shoulders several times a year.. Not on a regular basis as I still need to buy other types of intensely moisturising shampoos and conditioners for various members of the family and it works out too expensive to buy them all at one . However as the husband is composed mainly of dandruff and my youngest also suffers now and then I do try and have it in the house for a large proportion of the year.

                Dandruff has more than one cause but the most common is a reaction to the Malassezia yeast or similar which normally lives on the skin without causing any problems. It can also be exacerbated by stress and allergic reactions.

                Head and Shoulders combats dandruff by attacking the yeasts and fungi which cause or make dandruff worse. The active ingredient is zinc pyrithione which also acts as an antibacterial. If your dandruff is caused by stress or allergies Head and Shoulders may not be the most effective treatment for you.

                This particular version of the shampoo has added moisturisers and aims to give you smooth frizz free hair as well as targeting any dandruff issues. It's a nice rich thick feeling shampoo with a pleasant sweet smell. As my hair is quite thick I need a bit of a dollop of product about a one to two desert spoonfuls if I had to hazard a guess at quantity. The consistency of the shampoo makes it easy to spread through my hair ensuring that I rub it well into my scalp right up to the hairline all the way around. The lather is delicious and a little thicker than most shampoos we use.

                Though the lather is rich it rinses away cleanly and while wet my hair does feel better than when using our usual budget buy shampoos without feeling heavy or tacky. The scent does remain a little apparent in the hair after drying, I wouldn't mind this as it's a pleasant smell however I don't usually buy the Head and Shoulders conditioner (unless there's a two for one offer on) so the smells of the hair products can clash.

                My hair does feel lovely once conditioned in the normal way (I never put conditioner on my scalp or top 3 or 4 inches of hair) and I would say this is one of the best shampoos I use purely from a cleansing and hydrating view point, though I wouldn't say it left my hair particularly frizz free. Something I have noticed with this shampoo is that my hair can feel greasy more quickly than when using other moisturising shampoos. This isn't usually an issue as I mostly wash my hair every other day therefore it doesn't have time to get greasy. However if for some reason I should leave it longer my hair looks as if it needs a wash on day three, whereas with other shampoos I can get away with a 4th or even 5th day.

                How does it do on dandruff killing? For me it works perfectly, I don't get much dandruff but what I do get is wiped out by this shampoo and I'm confident while using it that barely a flake will survive. On the husband it doesn't do a perfect job but I'd say it cuts the snow storm down by about 80%, and this is pretty much right from the first use. While using it none of us suffer much with an itchy head outside of the normal boundaries, which is down to the shampoo in the husbands case as he does get an itchy head at other times. We sometimes buy coal tar products to give his head a real blasting and that does seem to work better, but the rest of the family won't use that product so it is less economical. Head and Shoulders works well for my daughter too, it clears any dandruff she has right up and leaves her very long hair in good condition, and none of us have suffered any sensitivity to the shampoo.

                Once the bottle is finished we tend not to replace it for a while as it's a bit pricey. At the time of writing this is available at Tesco for £2.99 for 250mls, and £4.99 for 500ml. Something I found strange about the product sizing was that the large bottle of the compatible conditioner costs £4.99 for only 400mls, it's not the price I found odd although it is expensive (in my opinion), but the fact that the conditioner is a smaller quantity than the shampoo. This being a household of long haired women we go through much more conditioner than shampoo, and I'm assuming that even if your hair is about shoulder length you will use a little more conditioner than shampoo so I don't get this ratio and is one of the things that puts me off buying the matching conditioner.

                If you discontinue use of Head and Shoulders the issue usually reoccurs and for that reason we try to buy it regularly enough that the husband doesn't turn into Mr Frosty (yuck) which works out at about one bottle every three months, which is used by the whole household not just him.

                Although this shampoo does a good job of reducing dandruff and keeping the hair in good condition I often buy the old fashioned basic green Head and Shoulders as I love the smell and it does a good job (even better I sometimes think) of keeping the hair silky. There are other shampoos out there that give a better smoothing and silkening effect but this does a pretty good job while also being a treatment.

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