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I tend to use a variety of shampoo's and like trying out different ones. One that I have recently purchased is from the head and shoulders range and is called cool menthol. This isn't one that i've really paid attention to or noticed before. I thought it was a new shampoo but the picture above clearly shows me it isn't. The bottle no longer looks like that and is now packaged differently. The bottle has a curved shape at one end and the front of the bottle is plainer with a picture of menthol at the front of the bottle.
I bought this as it was on offer at £1. I think it's usually priced between £1.50-£2.00. (For a 200ml bottle, 400ml ones would be double the price). The shampoo, like all head and shoulders shampoo's is an anti-dandruff one. It states that it is refreshment for all hair types and for frequent use.
--What is the difference between this shampoo and head and shoulders classic clean shampoo?--
Well.. it seems the only difference is that this shampoo has menthol included in it. Apart from that it does the same job as the classic clean shampoo, so if that shampoo works for you.. then this probably would too. It uses menthol, which wikipedia states is "an organic compound made synthetically or obtained from peppermint or other mint oils." The packaging states that it's a cooling shampoo, with a shot of tingly natural menthol, it cleanses and refreshes your hair and scalp.
--Does it work?--
I think so, you can certainly tell the difference between this shampoo and others. When applied it has a minty smell which is only whilst your using it. (Once your hair is dried it doesn't really leave any scent behind). And it certainly does refresh your head and scalp. It feels cool on your head and gives it a tingling feeling which seems refreshing. It really wakes you up, and would be great to use in hot weather.. it would leave you feeling refreshed and cool. I also found the minty scent quite strong.. seemed to get to my chest, but it certainly does what the bottle states. Although it may sound odd.. I think you'd have to try it to see what's meant by the tingling refreshed head feeling.
--How to use--
Gently massage onto your scalp and work through to the tips of your hair. Rinse and repeat if desired.
(Basically how you use all shampoos). The shampoo is light blue in colour, same as the other head and shoulders shampoo's, and it has a minty scent to it that is possible to be smelt as soon as you lift the lid.
--What the bottle says regarding anti-dandruff--
Our proven Hydrazinc formula tackles the cause of dandruff head on from the first wash, sweeping away visible flakes and helping to relieve dryness, itchiness and a tight scalp.
--Would I recommend it?--
That depends.. yes and no. If you like your shampoo to leave a nice scent behind, then this one doesn't really do that. But, if you want to get rid of dandruff and if you need waking up or cooling down.. then this one does what it says it will. I would buy it again, but it's not one i'd use all the time. I give it 4/5 stars due to the lack of scent left behind as I quite like nice smelling shampoos, and I do think that as the shampoo contains menthol it does give it a unique selling point, and it does leave your scalp with a refreshing tingling sensation.
This is by far my favourite shampoo in the world! I've tried many others and I always keep on coming back to Head & Shoulders Menthol!
The picture shows the old design but it is still the same product just in a cooler looking pack!
I had a bit of a dandruff problem until I started using Head & Shoulders. It really does do what it says in the adverts, destroys dandruff! Head & Shoulders helps me stay dandruff free as I use it every day. No other shampoo works this well!
But why Menthol!? I hear you cry!
I'm not a fan of those florally smelling shampoos and the thought of a citrusy shampoo just makes me think of stickiness! So menthol is the answer! It makes my scalp tingle whilst & after using it and no other shampoo leaves my hair feeling so clean & fresh!
I like to think of menthol shampoo as a MANly shampoo as girls tend to like pretty smelling things like flowers and citrus. I just like smelling & feeling fresh!
So in conclusion: Head & Shoulders Menthol Shampoo is a shampoo for men! (& women if they like menthol! Haha)
There is nothing like that embarrassing moment when you are at a meeting with a black suit, and horror of horrendous horrors, you spot speaks of white on your shoulders!
Arrrg! Well I will just go to my local pharmacy and check out their products....Hang on, ten pounds for that little tube! You have got to be kidding me?
It dosnt get better (meaning cheaper) from there, and in despair I trudge over to Tesco to pick up some grocery's for dinner. Passing by the cosmetics aisle (Yes I know they don't sell frozen meat there but hey, its my favorite part of the shopping trip)I spotted Head and Shoulders Anti-Dandruff Shampoo-Menthol, on sale.
Well I might as well give it a go, I mumbled tossing it into the cart, it was definably cheaper then that stuff at the chemists.
Arriving home, I relaxed under a nice hot shower, letting the water relax my tried muscles.
When I started to wash my hair I was shocked at the cool and fresh feeling that tingled over my scalp.
Now that was something, a perfect contrast to the hot shower.
It worked itself into a lather very nicely (kind of like me in that respect) and even a small amount was enough for my long hair.
And guess what? It works too! What more can I say, I'm a satisfied costumer.
Okay, firstly, the picture shows the old 'menthol', it is now called 'cool menthol' but is essentially the same product (I checked, what a saddo) so I have not asked Dooyoo to list it as a new product. It is but one product in a range of head & Shoulders products, the only one I have purchased so the only one I will review.
I did not buy this for me, but for my 13 year old, who, having recently discovered that girls notice his hair, has decided that he must be dandruff free at all costs. Well, actually it is about £4 for 400ml and about £2 for 200ml, yep, for the mathematicians that is about £1 per 100mls, though there are often offers in Boots, ASDA and Wilkinsons on this.
Plastic bottle, 200ml has a funky half cresent shape (hence the words 'new look'on the bottle), both have clear blue plastic lids and are easy to dispense the shampoo from. Nice little piccy of a menthol leaf. The back of the package has a pseudo scientific set of drawings and a list of ingredients that one could write a dissertation on.
Looks, smells, consitency:
Looks pale mint green, smells okay, but hardly fresh mint, more like old chewing gum. The consitency is nasty, gloopy is the best way to describe it. It lathers up well, but does not feel nice before it lathers, feels like cold custard, same consitency too.
Does it work:
No. Sorry, it may work for some folk, but had little effect on my sons dandruff. We tried it for a month to no effect, we have recently tried Neutrogena TGel (will review it some time) which is much better.
I have been trying to find something positive to say, and in fairness, my sons hair did look nice and shiny and smell clean afterwards, but then it does with any shampoo.
Does not smell that good, horrid consitency, does not work and as for the claims of 'A shot of tingly natural menthol', nope, don't agree.
If you do want more info on this or any other Head & Shoulders product, the website is listed below:
Most people in the country will have heard of Head and Shoulders range of shampoo and conditioners, but if you haven't, they are meant to reduce dandruff in your hair - hence the name, as it removes dandruff from both your head and from getting on your clothes. This type, cool menthol, is also meant to leave a cool refreshing sense on your scalp after use.
You use this just like any other shampoo - lather it into your hair in the shower/bath then rinse it out with water. The directions on the back say to start massaging and the scalp then work your way out to the roots, which I attempt to do in a way, but its easier just to rub it about everywhere like I normally do. The shampoo comes out fairly quickly when rinsed, which may sound like nothing special, but I have used shampoos in the past which take lots of water to get out.
*Does it work?*
Nobody likes to admit they have dandruff, but mine was quite bad. I'd end up with it on my shoulders after a few hours and it was getting a bit annoying, hence why I bought the shampoo. After about 10 days use, I have noticed that there's hardly any dandruff on my clothes anymore, and rarely any visible in my hair. I'm fairly impressed, as I think that's a really good result for after only a week and a half's use.
The bottles now look different to those shown in the picture, and you can see the new design on the boots website if you search for head and shoulders. The new bottles are mainly white with a pale green swirl, and the different head and shoulders types are similar but with a different coloured swirl, so if you know what you're looking for its easy to find it. I think the corresponding conditioners have the opposite swirl in the same colour, so it's difficult to mix them up. Head and shoulders products are available in Boots, Superdrug and many other chemists and pharmacies, as well as some supermarkets. A 400ml bottle costs £3.69 from boots.
*Cool tingling sensation*
I have noticed the cool sensation on my scalp that the bottle described, but I have to say I'm not a fan of it. When I'm in a hot shower, having the feeling that someone's poured cool water on my scalp is a bit disconcerting and makes me feel slightly ill. Maybe it would be nicer for people who use cooler water than me in their shower, but not for me.
The shampoo does have a mentholly smell, quite like chewing gum that contains menthol. However the smell doesn't seem to linger very long, which is a good thing, as it's not very feminine and I prefer to smell of perfume.
*Would I recommend it?*
If you have dandruff and want to get rid of it, then yes, as it isn't too expensive and does the job. If you don't have dandruff, then I probably wouldn't, as there are better shampoos out there. The smell isn't enough a reason to buy it, as most other shampoos actually smell better. For me, it's a good shampoo for the moment, but I'll switch to something better if my dandruff goes away.
Well, its summer again and time to find ways to keep cool. Of course, you in the UK may not find the need as pressing as I do (here in Israel), but certainly if you're off to some hot spot, you might find interest in this product.
My family and I have been using Head & Shoulders products for many, many years. My husband uses the one for greasy hair, I use either the one for dry/damaged hair or the one for extra fullness, and we've both used the 2 in 1 when we travel (so we don't need two bottles).
But it was my son who decided to try their Natural Menthol shampoo, and I must admit that I was wary. Why on earth would anyone want to use a menthol shampoo? The idea just seemed strange to me. Then I thought, well, why not? The truth is when you finish using this shampoo you will have a lovely cool refreshing feeling on your head - as if you're under a fan without the draft.
Now, as I mentioned before, I live in Israel where the weather is hot, so this is a clear advantage for me. And as for the minty scent, one might think this a bit off-putting. However, you can hardly detect it after your hair is dry, so there is no distracting "minty after-taste" there.
This product produces a good head of lather with the usual amount of the shampoo. And this is when you really can smell the mint in the product - when you're lathering up. I was sure that this would seem weird since one associates mint with cool, and my showers are invariably STEAMY, but it didn't seem strange in the least. In fact, it was very pleasant.
I felt no difference in the texture of my hair after using this product vs. using any of the other Head & Shoulder's products, so no problem there. My hair felt clean and soft and manageable. And since it is a Head & Shoulders product, it will control your dandruff equally as well as all their other products.
The packaging is much the same as the rest of their line - but with extra green Mint leaves on it, to distinguish it from their other-scented products. The shampoo within is, however, the same silky blue color that we've all come to associate with anti-dandruff shampoos.
So, in conclusion, when it gets hot or if you're going to a hot country for a visit, this might be the Head & Shoulder's product you'd want to take with you. Think about it, and COOL IT!
Thanks for reading!
Davida Chazan © July 2000, revised July 2006
Head & Shoulders is a Proctor & Gamble product and the full list of their products in this line can be found at http://www.headandshoulders.com/usa/OurProducts/Shampoos_flash.asp
This particular product can also be found on their UK site, which is at http://www.headandshoulders.co.uk/menthol.jsp
The 200ml bottle of this is available through Auravita.com for £2.29, and Ive seen this on Ebay for the larger bottles for as little as £1.
Head and Shoulders Menthol comes in either a 200ml or 400ml, white plastic bottle. It's not a paticularly attractive bottle, it has a blue lid and the head and shoulders logo on the front, with some writing informing the consumer that it is an anti-dandruff shampoo. Head and shoulders menthol is very good value for money, its usually only about £1.50-£2 for a 200ml bottle and £3 for a 400ml bottle. It's availible from almost every chemist, supermarket or highstreet store, such as boots and superdrug. A 200ml bottle can last quite a while. Me and my father both use it and we only have to buy a new bottle around once every 4-5 weeks. I've been using head and shoulders for over a year now and menthol out of all of their shampoos is definitely my favourite. It smells absolutely gorgeous and totally refreshing. While washing my hair it lathers up well and a little can go a long way. It is also very easy to rinse out. Its promise to get rid of dandruff is a promise well kept. My father, who suffers from dandruff, began using this product and within about 3 weeks of usage, once every other day, his dandruff had reduced to non-existent. But head and shoulders cannot promise that you'll be dandruff free for life, you have to continue using it in order to keep those white flakes away. I have very long hair and in order to keep it in good condition I have to have a shampoo that can offer me a caring and conditioning service. Even though head and shoulder menthol isnt a conditioning shampoo I found that just after one usage it left my hair soft, smooth, shiney and knot free. Perfect! There are a variety of shampoos in the head and shoulders range which are also avalible from the same stores and for the same price. So if menthol isnt your thing you could try out something different and still get soft, smooth, dandruff free hair. One downside to this product is like the majority of other shampoos if it gets in
your eyes it can cause an irritation. Head and shoulders has a warning about this on the back of their bottle advising you to rinse your eyes thoroughly with water or if the irritation does persist to consult a doctor.
I ordered a free mini-bottle of Head & Shoulders menthol shampoo from their website quite some time age. I didn?t actually have dandruff and in fact I rarely have dandruff, but I thought that this would come in useful in case I did get it. When I think of anti-dandruff shampoos Head & Shoulders is the first one I think of and it is well-known for being an effective cure for dandruff. The fact that it is also available for different hair types means it is more popular than alternative treatments for every hair type. I decided it was time to use my mini-bottle recently when I noticed a few small flakes at the front of my scalp nothing that was actually noticeable but as I?m not a great sufferer of dandruff, it was about as bad as it was going to get so I thought I may as well put the product to the test. Head & Shoulders comes in a number of varieties; Menthol, 2 in 1, Clean, Smooth and Silky, Extra volume and Dry Scalp. Menthol is specifically for refreshing the hair and scalp and is supposed to give a refreshing sensation when you wash your hair with it. The bottle is quite distinctive and easily recognisable. The bottle shown in the picture is from years ago and the current design is more modern. The bottle has a blue lid and a rectangular white bottle. On the front is the name of the shampoo and a green background with a small leaf in the corner. I quite like the design of the bottle; it?s simple yet effective. The shampoo itself is a pale blue colour, I expect this is caused by the chemical that they use to get rid of the dandruff but it smells quite nice, and I could smell the menthol smell, quite refreshing and when I used it in the shower it really did make my scalp feel refreshed and slightly tingly but only in a pleasant way. After rinsing I was
impressed with the result. Not a flake in sight and my scalp felt fresh, my hair also felt lighter than with other shampoos I?ve used. Overall I was very impressed with the product. I can?t say whether or not it would be effective on severe cases of dandruff, but the chart on the back claims that dandruff decreases with every wash and after 6 washes will be all gone so I?m sure if you persevere with this then you will see noticeable results in no time. They also recommend that you continue to use the shampoo to prevent dandruff coming back. The smell is fairly unisex which is a bonus and this is certainly a shampoo brought by both men and women. It?s not a shampoo I would use all the time but it was nice to have a sample of it and if I do have a problem with dandruff in the future I would definitely buy Head & Shoulders. A bottle of this shampoo will cost £1.95 for a 200ml bottle and £3.99 for a 400ml bottle in Boots; it is also widely available in chemists and supermarkets. Thanks for reading!
Thanks to Head and Sholders (or should I say the makers Procter and Gamble) my hair is virtually flake free compared to the dark old days of flaked dandruff t-shirts and my salt like shaker head. It does take a few washes to work on the scalp like most shampoos advertise, but the only difference being this one really does What it says on the product. The menthol arroma also adds to your new found long lasting anti-dandruff hair, the arroma is also long lasting and strong. The packaging comes in a noticable white and green packaging. Since I got the NATURAL methol Head and Shoulders it came with a metalic circle in blue and on the right hand bottom side there is 2 leafs (incase you are wondering why im describing the bottle for you its because its different from the picture above). All in all the product is worth a try for all its qualitys it boasts. I'd give this product a dandruff tackling 9/10 and the price was a cool breeze £3.49 for 400mls.
After discovering thousands of white bits all over my shoulders I decided it was getting to the stage where I needed a shampoo that did the trick. I recently had a grade 1 haircut all over and, believe it or not, the dandruff situation is worse than if you have longer hair. This I think is due to the roots being exposed more to people constantly rubbing it :-/ So I tottered off to Boots in search of an effective shampoo. I found the Head and Shoulders section after my friend recommended it. I spotted the green design of a particular type of the dandruff relief hair shampoo. It was the Menthol Head and Shoulders. Having flu?s quite regularly I decided to give it a whirl. On returning home after a long and sweaty walk I jumped into the shower eager to see if the shampoo does exactly what it says on the tub. Of course, the shampoo doesn?t work the first time you use it, but my flu?s got less regular due to the menthol properties in it. A deep breath when lathering the shampoo into your cranium really kick starts your morning! After a couple of weeks, I noticed the dandruff had really started to clear up. The shampoo really lived up to my expectations. Now I can go out without worrying about those pesky UV lights in the clubs showing the white bits up on my shoulders and hair! Overall, a great product from Procter and Gamble. The menthol ingredient is a refreshing alternative to the old fashioned ?cold flannel? treatment! I picked up my large size Head and Shoulders Menthol for a cool £3.49.
Firstly, YEAH- I admit it I get dandruff! Not just the odd bit only visible on the black wedding suit. I get 'real' dandruff!! (waits for applause... akin to admitting "I'm an recovering alcholic" on Oprah!) For years I have had to cope with third rate dandruff shampoos which strip your hair of any of the life that you thought it had! The end result- being that you are dandruff free but your 'new inproved' hair looks like next door's cat after it has been hit by a shogun and then placed on your head! So imagine my delight- when I spotted Head And Shoulders but a new brand- Menthol! Sceptically I thought "Well, whatever" and parted myself from the cash and thought "I'll give it a go." RESULTS Firstly, can I just say- you know those corny adverts where women wash their hair and it looks like they're having an orgasm and actually enjoying themselves washing their hair? Not real, are they? UM..... IN THIS CASE- YES! The sensation that you feel using this shampoo - ok, may not be orgasmic but your hair does feel squeaky clean and to quote Madonna: "Shiny and new!" It really is that good. No more dull hair just because you have snowflakes! Not only does this brilliant shampoo rid your hair of dandruff but it stops your head feeling itchy for ages afterwards! It smells really nice too. The older dandruff shampoos have been well known for ridding you of dandruff but also- all your hair's natural oils- so the result is no dandruff, no life in your hair! But this shampoo is very different. It makes your hair smell nice, feel nice and the results are immediate. The only problem is that once you have tried the menthol shampoo- you don't want to use anything else! Never, did I think that I would be reviewing a bottle of shampoo- BUT (please pardon this pun), this menthol shampoo really is head and shoulders above
anything else that I have used before! (Sorry, puns over!). Try it and see!
Yes, I hold my hands up - I don't just see flakes in the winter, I see them all year long. Or atleast I do if I don't use some sort of ant- dandruff shampoo to take care of the problem. I have had this problem since I was a kid. I washed my hair every day with a variety of shampoos hoping that something would stop it. Most stopped it for a period of time but then it would stop working. I really didn't want to use Head & Shoulders because it was highly uncool and also I really considered it a male shampoo. Also, when I had tried it out I found that it tended to dry out my hair to the point where is went very frizzy and unmanagable. So, when I saw the adverts for the new range of Head & Shoulders products I was a bit weary but they were on sale so I decided to give two of their new products a chance. I tried the menthol and the dry scalp care. I actually have a dry scalp as opposed to actual dandruff so I was encouraged by the fact that they had realised there was a difference. There isn't a catagory here for the dry scalp one but I will say here that it worked really really well. It was kind of weird because the first time I used it I could actually feel my scalp 'eating' it up. However, this is about the menthol version so I will stick to that. The first thing that is noticed when the shampoo is applied to the hair is the strong but not over powering smell of menthol that is relased durring the lathering period. It does actually give me a bit of a pick me up in the mornings. That isn't its only effect though. Once that mentol gets to my scalp I can feel it going to work straight away. Its never painful but it sure does tingle. Afterwards my hairs is soft and smooth and flake free. My only slight complaint is the lack of conditioners available for this range. I have had to take to using an independent conditioner a few times of week just to keep my hair a bit more managable.
I would really like it if they put out conditioners to match their products. Some of the new range does have conditioners but if like me you need to dry scalp or the mentol versions there isn't one to go with them.
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