I bought this Head and Shoulders anti dandruff shampoo for normal hair from my local discount store for £2.25 which is a good price as it is usually around £4. Although I did buy it for my husband I started to use it myself, mainly because he always leaves it on top of the shower so it was the first one to hand, and as I have had mild dandruff in the past thought I would give it a try.
As it is not a perfumed or flowery smell it is suitable for all the family. It has the usual list of ingredients and instructions for use on the bottle. As soon as you open the flip top lid you can smell a fresh fragrance which is a bit medicated but it is still very pleasant. It is a light cream colour and it is thick enough to transfer onto your hair without it dripping and to use I will squeeze about an inch blob onto my hand and find that this is enough to cover my hair which is currently just shoulder length. I find that it lathers up quite well and the bubbles seem to increase as you are massaging it into your scalp and it feels quite thick and rich as you are working it in. When I am happy that I have covered all of my hair I will then rinse it off and find that it washes away easily and doesn't leave any residue.
Afterwards my hair feels soft straight away even when it is still wet and it does smell very fresh and clean. I can tell when I am drying it with the hair dryer that it has been conditioned as it dries smoothly with no frizziness or fly away bits which I get if I don't use any conditioner, so the conditioner part in this product does work quite well.
So my conclusion is that this is a good all rounder shampoo whether you have dandruff or not as I was very pleased with the results on my hair, and my husband said that his dandruff had disappeared after using this shampoo so I would buy it again and recommend it to others.
I like to buy things in bulk, or larger sizes, as normally they work out better value for money than buying the smaller bottles. This is the main reason why I bought this massive 400ml bottle of Head and Shoulders Normal Shampoo - that, and the fact that I occasionally have a flaky scalp, my hubby has dandruff, and also it was only £1.99 in Home Bargains.
Thsi bottle was so large that it was impossible to use it in the shower unless I balanced it on the floor. It kept on toppling over. I do highly rate all the Head and Shoulders products I have used over the years and the NORMAL one is possible one of the oldest but the best I have used.
This shampoo is thick and creamy in consistency and it lathers up a real treat on my head. IT rinses off well, it smells divine and it leaves my hair feeling soft and shiny and full of bounce and body. It certainly adds volume to my hair. My hubby also loves it and we use it several times per week. I have never used it on my daughter's hair so I have no idea if it is suitable for the ENTIRE family but I have no reason to think it wouldn't be.
It works so well at eradicating all the small flakes of dandruff and it helps my scalp to feel like it can actually breathe again. I have to recommend this shampoo and it is such good value for money.
I noticed quite a few dandruff flakes on my sons head so grabbed a bottle of Head and Shoulders, there were a few in the range to choose from but I just bought the shampoo for normal hair. It's a good job I got in in as I noticed flakes on my own head too. It's not that cheap, at the moment Tesco have the classic version selling at £2.99 for 250ml but I paid less than this in Home Bargains. In the past I've used cheap versions which do work but not as quickly.
The shampoo comes in a white plastic bottle that's easy to spot on the shelf. The lid has a flip top with a pour control hole. The shampoo itself contains 'HydraZinc formula to fight dandruff'. It smells nice of shampoo- if that makes sense- and is thick and creamy. It's mild enough to use everyday and suitable for all the family.
You use it in the same way as ordinary shampoo. After applying to wet hair massage it in to the hair and scalp then rinse off. The shampoo has a thick consistency and I only needed a small amount to get a good lather, it then washed off easy enough. During rinsing my hair felt soft- sometimes shampoo can leave my hair feeling dry and tangled when wet but this shampoo didn't, I didn't need conditioner. My hair and scalp felt clean and not irritated in anyway.
Did it work:
Yes I was surprised by the results, my sons hair was more or less flake free after one go- several more washes and his head was completely flake free. For me one wash was sufficient as I only had mild dandruff to start with.
Would I recommend:
Yes because it works. We don't use it all the time just when necessary to keep dandruff at bay.
Head and Shoulders is a cracking shampoo, not only for eliminating dandruff but for also fading hair dye I kid you not! I had been dying my hair with permanent black dye for around 2 years or so and really wanted a change but didn't fancy the long and possibly damaging process of bleaching my hair or having to fork out a lot of money to have it professionally stripped. I read on the internet that Head and Shoulders in particular worked to help slowly fade out hair dye and that it even helped with black so I decided to give it ago. I bought a bottle of the original normal stuff and slathered it on to dry hair until my entire head was coated, I then wrapped in cling film and left it to stew for an hour or so before giving it a thorough rinse in hot water (I heard somewhere that hot water opens the hair follicle).
To be honest I really wasn't expecting much, how could normal shampoo possibly remove dye? But after I'd conditioned (the shampoo did leave my hair a bit dry but not overly so) rinsed again and blow dried I did notice that instead of being black my hair was now actually a dark brown, not a huge difference but still an achievement. I repeated this process 2 more times over the next week and managed to get my hair a bit lighter, sort of a dark brown with red undertones. I also noticed that my hair remained flake free - result! Since then my hair has been an array of colours, I also had it dip dyed on the bottom and would swap colours regularly, going from blonde to pink to blue. The dyes I use are vegetable based but have surprising staying power; I didn't want to bleach the ends of my hair each time I wanted to change colour so I used head and shoulders once again to speed up the fading process - it was a lot more successful with the bright colours than it had been with the black and did the job without damaging my hair - though of course it took a longer time than if I'd bleach bathed.
As well as for fading dye I also occasionally use Head and Shoulders when I'm suffering with dandruff, I would say that it works just as well as Vosene does and deep cleans my hair thoroughly, great for removing traces of other hair products and not offensive in fragrance - it just smells clean and slightly soapy. The shampoo is pale blue in colour and quite thick yet is easily squeezed out of the bottle. As with any shampoo I always condition afterwards as I can be prone to dry hair. This shampoo is now available in countless varieties - ones for men, greasy hair, fine hair etc. Can be picked up in supermarkets and other shops everywhere and prices will vary though usually costs no more than a couple of quid or so.
I know how it feels to be suffering from dandruff, going through the agony of people staring at you. I too had the dandruff problem. Everyone always came around with suggestions and I worked upon almost each of them. I tried all the age old grannies formulas but it also could not relieve me of the major scalp dandruff issue. Then one day, a friend suggested to go for Head & Shoulders anti-dandruff shampoo.
I was so curious that I used it from that very day and just after the first seven washes , I was amazed to discover the result, the dandruff vanished and it never came back. It also got me rid of a itchy scalp and I wouldn't have to scratch my head every now and then.
I also feel a cool sensation running through my whole body after shampooing because this shampoo has also got menthol and other cooling agents which impart a cooling effect to it. This makes us feel fresh and active even after long hours of shampooing.
The directions for using it are given on the back panel and is easy to use. The bottle comes in various different quantities , and thus giving the choice of handy and compatible packs, but I opt for the 400ml pack because its cost-effective and suits my usage.
I would recommend the Head & Shoulders solution to anyone who has a itchy scalp or is struggling to get rid of dandruff.
I sometimes suffer from dandruff, not too often so I do not have to use an anti dandruff shampoo on a regular basis but when I have a few problems with dandruff I usually just use a shampoo that is supposed to work to clear it and my problem is solved, thankfully.
This one is the brand I used to buy regular many years ago but my mum recently gave me one that she had found in her cupboard which she had not opened and so she gave it to me to use to clear my dandruff because she no longer had use for it, I do not know how long she had it in her home but it certainly is in a good condition unopened after the length of time she had it. .
It has a flip back top and the shampoo is white in colour, it smells of a nice fragrance and is quite scented but one that can be used for both men and women. It has a kind of medicated smell is best I can describe this one. It has a really nice texture of which is nice and soft. It is a very thick liquid and it does lather very well once on the hair. It feels nice on my scalp and it has never irritated it or make it all itchy. It does not work immediately to remove dandruff but I can certainly see the difference in the reduction of my dandruff in just a couple of days.
It is very easy to rinse from my hair with no problems at all, it leaves my hair nice and soft and although I do not use a conditioner on my hair, it does feel soft enough for my liking. I think I have a problem with dandruff because I use so much hair gel on my hair but I could be wrong because lots of people suffer with dandruff who do not use gels or any other products on their hair but my wife tells me she thinks it is the gel so I am not sure to be honest as I did not really suffer with dandruff before I used gels many years ago on my hair.
Only a little is needed with this one because of the good quality, a small amount on the palm of my hand works well for my hair, although my hair is short it is enough to give a nice lather. Head and Shoulder is a brand that is an extremely popular brand and this one is one that I highly recommend it for others to try if you have the same problem too. It has removed most of my dandruff and I have been using it for a week or so every day and the dandruff is almost all removed.
I rate it 5 stars.
Head and shoulders colour keeper conditioner.
I have tried all different products to try and keep my hair colour and I have found with them all I end up with quite dry split hair. I don't know whether it's my hair but I found Pantenne very dry and Elvive in the red bottle made my hair get greasy really quick.
Head and shoulders colour keeper is orange in colour and smells gorgeous, it give your hair a natural shine and it keeps the natural look. I have about 4 different shades of blonde in my hair to make it look natural and by about week 3 they all look the same. It was my hair dresser who recommended this product. I have seen the new treseme product for frizz free hair I think I will be trying that one next.
I would say I have found Head and Shoulders the best product for my hair and have been using it for months now. It is also one of the cheapest as I have tried many other ways of keeping my hair healthy looking even if you just use the conditioner, give it a try.
Head and shoulders is a name that we all know because it has een around for donkeys years. I think that the reason for this is because it is such a good product. It is sold as an anti - dandruff shampoo , which my husband is prone to suffering with from time to time. It helps to keep his flaking scalp at bay. I do not get dandruff and I use Head and shoulders shampoo too. I find that it makes my hair feel really nice and nicely moisturised. The only down side I can think of with this shampoo is the price. I have seen it as expensive as £4.50 in some places. Even though it is pricey , we still buy it because we have found no other product as good. It works out more economical to get the 400ml size, but does come in 200ml sizes and various other versions i.e for coloured hair, and in a 2 in 1 etc.
I have recently been suffering from a really dry scalp, which is not normal for me but with my shower recently breaking down I have been washing my hair over the sink or even in the bath, which is not good by all means.
I think that I have been struggling to rinse out the excess shampoo bubbles therefore resorting in dandruff, which can be very embarrassing when I am wearing black. So before the situation gets any worse I have decided to try head and shoulders as so many people rant and rave how good it is.
The shampoo is pure white in colour and thick is consistency, upon opening the bottle you get hit with a refreshing floral smell, that lingers while you are washing your hair and for hours after you have styled your hair.
Apply a small amount of shampoo to wet hair and lather it into your hair and scalp, and then rinse out until you have got rid off all of the bubbles.
I got this at home bargains for 1.99 a bottle which is a lot cheaper than buying it in the supermarkets, but now that I have tried and tested it I will pay full price if ever I have to.
I have never used a shampoo that makes me hair smell as nice days after using it, even after the second day I can still faintly smell the flowery smell. I have really warmed to the shampoo as the smell lasts and it has also helped with my dandruff problem.
This lathers up really well so only small amounts are needed, I had the mistake of putting to much shampoo on the first time and I had bubbles everywhere. Using small amounts works well and it will save me money as usually I go through a bottle of shampoo every few weeks.
I have only used this three times to date but I have noticed an instant change to my hair and scalp, this seems so have livened up my colour and added a lovely shine which my hair was lacking, the best bit is the fact that I am now dandruff free.
Now, then. I'm a man, right? So, for me, shampoo is shampoo, right? Of course it is. After all, all men do when they wash their hair is just use any old shampoo, and have done with it. There you go, hair's washed, therefore it's clean and it'll keep for a couple of days then I'll do it again. I'll carry on like this for the rest of my life and that's okay, right?
WRONG! Oh boy! How wrong was I? I've been rather lucky in that I've always managed to have someone else buy my shampoo for me. No, I don't have a butler or a personal shopper or even a stylist (hmmm, now there's a thought), I just always had my mum or my wife (who took me over like a baton in the relay of life from my mum) buying it for me. I've never even checked on my shampoo status. There's just always been some there.
Last week, we're out shopping, and Hannah (my darling, shampoo-educated wife) tells me I need some more shampoo. ALARM BELLS! Okay, I said, which shampoo is that? She was busy with our 4 year old, so said, oh, you you choose. Sure, I thought, I can do this. Could I? Not a chance. I couldn't even remember which shampoo I use! The only thing I could remember was that it was Head & Soulders. Mum had always bought it for me to combat my dandruff, so that much I was proud to remember.
On finding the shampoo shelves, I was amazed at the wide expanse of white in front of me as the entire Head & Shoulders range looked at me, each bottle begging to be chosen as my next shampoo. Not wishing to lose face, I chose the bottle that seemed more appropriate for me: the one that said 'normal'. Han didn't say anything when I got back to the trolley, and hasn't since, so I assume my choice was acceptable among the ranks of those who know.
The first shower I had, I got my trusty Head & Shoulders out and gave it a go. The feel of the light blue shampoo as it comes out was quite nice, and you have to bear in mind that I was concentrating a lot more on the shampoo and its effect than usual, because I was desperately trying to compare it to what I had had before. So, yeah, nice gel-like shampoo, light blue in colour, and it seemed quite rich and like it would do the job. I massaged it into my scalp, and it felt nice, once more. I know there are some shampoos out there which 'zing', such as the Original Source shampoos (see, I do know something!) but this just felt nice.
The smell was quite pleasant and reassuring, too, as I realised that it smelt and felt exactly the same as every other shower. The only difference was that I was actually noticing it for once as opposed to taking it for granted.
Emerging from the shower, having washed and rinsed everything I needed to, I dried my hair properly and felt to see how it was following the shower. It felt distinctly 'normal' which I guess is what it says on the bottle. There were options for greasy or dry hair, but I hadn't felt like this was me in any way, so normal it was.
The good thing about this shampoo was that the smell lingered for quite a while afterwards, and I liked the feel of my hair afterwards. My hair is slightly wavy/curly, and has a lot of volume to it and is quite thick, so each time I wash it I tend to get a natural bouffon (a source of constant amusement amongst my friends, and probably anyone else who sees me like it!). The Head & Shoulders left it feeling nice as it always does, and up in a bouffon as it normally does, but this time I appreciated the fact that it was clean.
Head & Shoulders uses intense marketing and advertising to explain how their brands of shampoo combat dandruff. I have always suffered from this, and I do get eczema and dry skin on occasion anyway, and as I don't use shampoo as often as I probably should due to the unwanted bouffoning, I can't really comment on this part. On occasion, I do wash my hair regularly, and the dandruff lessens, but I figured this was just because I was washing my hair more, and not necessarily anything to do with the brand of shampoo.
Don't get me wrong. I'm not 100% ignorant of shampoo, and there were times when I was at University when I ran out and bought some cheap shampoo for under a pound, and realised how good my regular shampoo actually was. However, the price for Head & Shoulders doesn't come in anywhere near the pound mark. A 400ml bottle will set you back near enough £4, so it's not a cheap option by any means. The majority of shampoos on the market do come close to Head & Shoulders in terms of price, and it has even been taken over in price and (apparently) quality by other brands which were previously only affordable by stylists and professionals with more money than sense, but for the layman who wants a good product with a respected name for getting the job done, you need look no further than good old Head & shoulders.
Head & Shoulders has a balanced pH formula, which I know from using things for my eczema on my skin means that it will be good for your hair and your skin alike, and that it is a safe option, and not full of chemicals that will damage your hair as opposed to protect it. I recommend this shampoo, but use it sparingly because it's not the cheapest out there. Ifr you're a struggling student and don't care, then sure, get a cheap rubbish own version shampoo and save the pennies for lunch (or a beer!). If you want a better product and want to play safe and get what you pay for, then Head & Shoulders is for you.
A couple of weeks after getting the shampoo, I casually dropped into a conversation with my wife that it was nice. She looked at me, agreed, and carried on. I probed a little more into the matter, which is when she said, 'Why shouldn't it be? It's the same one you always get. Why should it be different?' So, it turns out that my random choice was more intuitive than I had thought. Ofr, just a lucky guess. Still, what do I know? After all, I'm just a man!
I don't suffer from dandruff, fortunately, but my other half does. He always used to insist on using Vosene, something I couldn't stand the smell of, for some reason. I don't even know if they still make it - I haven't seen it in the shops for ages.
I think Head and Shoulders is very effective at eliminating dandruff and, used regularly, keeps it away. The blurb on the label on the back of the bottle says that Head and Shoulders use their proven Hydrazinc formula which 'tackles the cause of dandruff head on from the first wash and helping to relieve dryness, itchiness and the tight scalp associated with dandruff'.
My husband has jet black hair which meant that any dandruff was always visible no matter how often he washed and combed his hair. Since he has been using Head and Shoulders - for a few years now - I haven't seen any dandruff. He doesn't even use it every time he washes his hair but rather he alternates it with a mild shampoo, but the dandruff does not return on the occasions when he doesn't use Head and Shoulders so it has a long-lasting effect.
I use it myself just once week to prevent dandruff occurring and also because I like the way it leaves my hair clean and shiny.
I learned another handy fact about Head and Shoulders a couple of years ago; I colour my hair (to hide the increasing grey hairs that I am collecting these days) and one day I couldn't find my usual hair colour so I tried a different formula hair colour from the same company; it was even the same shade but, because it was a 'gel' and not my usual 'cream' formula, it left my hair a rather boring shade of mousey brown instead of the blonde I was expecting. Not wanting to colour my hair too soon after the disappointing result, I contacted the makers of the hair colour (L'Oreal) and they said that I should wash my hair with Head and Shoulders, leaving it in for five minutes before rinsing, and it would ''lift the tone' of the brown colour. I was amazed to find that this worked. It didn't lift it dramatically but just enough for me to be happy with my hair colour until my next colouring session. There must be something in the formula that does this and I have often wondered how L'Oreal discovered this.
Head and Shoulders can be used every day because the formula has a gentle pH balance but, as I have already said, it doesn't have to be used every day to maintain the effectiveness of the dandruff control
I paid £1.99 for a 200ml bottle in my local supermarket. The bottles are easy to recognise, being white with blue and pink lettering and with the distinctive Head and Shoulders logo on the front.
I have always been a fan of Head and Shoulders; I find their shampoo's to be the best for my particular type of hair. I have very bushy and thick hair which many shampoos I have tried leave feeling bristly and not very soft and silky. I was actually introduced to the product a long time ago by my mother; she suggested I tried it because it did wonders for her, her hair is very similar to mine, apart from the length.
The product I am reviewing is actually the newly released 500ml bottle, but it is still the same product as the one listed. It has just had a re-vamp and now comes in a slightly larger package.
The packaging is actually very pleasant, it isn't the brightest on the shelf but it does give you an idea of what you can expect from using the product. The bottle is mostly a soft white, with a matt finish. There is a label wrapped around the bottle which is actually very differently shaped from the bottle before. One side of the bottle is a smoother curve, so can you imagine a semi circle with the two ends cut off. The label has a light blue feather resting on what looks like a very gently rippled piece of material. The image oozes comfort and this gives you the impression that your hair will feel soft after use.
There is a small amount of writing which states 'Sensitive care', and then in smaller font 'for delicate scalps for frequent use'. This again signifies that the shampoo is a very caring and soft shampoo which should not irritate your scalp.
Above that there is the traditional 'head & shoulders anti dandruff shampoo' logo in dark blue so it stands out from the rest of the bottle. On the back of the bottle is a small description with images of how their product works and treats your hair. There are also instructions of how to use the shampoo. I find the best way to use the product is to apply a small amount and leave to soak for 30 seconds. This warms the hair up so to say, wash this out and then apply a more generous amount and leave for a few more minutes. This seems to produce the best results for me, but those with longer hair may find this could wash the oils out of your hair quite a bit quicker.
The ingredients and safety instructions are also stated along with the size of the bottle and contact numbers in case of problems
I have purchased this for £4.29 from Tesco but sometimes they have it on offer, maybe 2 for £6, which I will take advantage of it is. I think this price is actually fair, the bottle lasts quite a while, perhaps 3 months for men and 2 for women depending on hair length.
Smell and feeling -
The smell is very soft and not too strong, it has that smell of a fresh morning, it doesn't actually state an exact smell and I cant really put my finger on it to be honest, it isn't fruity, it just smells neutral (if this makes sense).
The liquid itself is white and quite thick, once applied to the hair it does fraught up very quickly and soon covers your hair, it soaks in very quickly and within two minutes you are ready to rinse. After my hair has dried as I run my hand through it, it feels extremely soft and each individual hair seems strong and refreshed. It does keep dandruff at bay which is its main objective and does reduce itching, although I find if I wash my hair and leave it; within a day or two my head does start to itch, but not very much.
The shampoo is relatively cheap and does what you would expect, it isn't a special formulation so those with really bad dandruff or any other kind of head or hair condition should use a specified product, this should only be used for regular everyday use. I would advise this product to anyone but apply fairly generously
Smell - 7/10
Effectiveness - 8/10
Packaging - 7/10
Overall - 7½ / 10
I found that my scalp to be dry with flaky dandruff and my friends told me to use Head and Shoulders Anti-Dandruff Shampoo.I purchased one and I thought that maybe it would work with my scalp. My hair happens to be long and my scalp is sensitive.I used it and I saw that it didn't work and some hair fell out.In honesty, I think it would work better with people who have short hair than those with long hair. Not recommended if you scalp is sensitive as it has too much fragrance.I hope this information helps. Take care always.
I'm quite fortunate in that I do not suffer from dandruff but my other half does occasionally and when he does I often get hold of this Head and Shoulders shampoo. Dandruff is basically dry skin which is caused when th scalp becomes itchy and inflamed and the skin dies and falls like snow when the hair is brushed or rubbed and is not very nice especially if visible on dark clothes.
I have also used this shampoo as well and I must say that it does leave my hair nice and shiny and my boyfriend certainly believes it helps as his scalp is not itchy when he uses it, I think it is because he wears hats a lot that his scalp becomes inflamed but he will not listen.
The active ingredient in Head and Shoulders is HydraZinc and it is this that soothes the skin. The shampoo is a very light blue colour and it lathers up really well, found that a little goes a long way which helps economse. However a 400ml bottle is £3.89 at the moment so it is not too expensive.
This is a frequent use shampoo so it is quite mild and it has a nice enough smell to it however I would always use a different conditioner in my hair so the smell is not an issue for me.
My boyfriend finds it works for him and when I use it certainly my hair is nice and soft and feels smooth to the touch.
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