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I had mentioned in a previous review about Head and Shoulders shampoo that I sometimes suffer from a dandruff breakout where my scalp gets a bit flaky and a bit itchy. Its not the nicest feeling and its not the nicest look either, no one wants to look like they've got snowflakes in their hair, especially when you can do something about it. The way in which I do something about it is to use a Head and Shoulders treatment for about a week or so and I find it clears it right up for me and gives me back a nice looking scalp and hair.
I always like to use a shampoo and conditioner in conjunction with each other so you are using the same type of product so when I use the shampoo I will also finish off with this Head and Shoulders conditioner. I always need to use conditioner as otherwise my hair will be really knotty and have a really horrible feel to it.
Head & Shoulders say that this Classic Clean Conditioner has a formula, containing zinc, which not only helps keep your scalp healthy and up to 100% flake-free but also combats itchiness and tightness as well. Plus, the pH-balanced formula is gentle enough for everyday use and leaves your hair looking and feeling thoroughly clean.
After I have shampooed my hair I apply this conditioner as normal by squeezing out a dollop and then working it through my hair. Unlike other conditioners that I use I actually apply this one onto the top of my hair and my roots. I find other conditioners are usually too heavy for this but with this one from Head and Shoulders I like to massage it into my scalp to make sure the formula really gets to work on my flakiness. I then let it sit for a few minutes whilst I do other things in the shower (shave my legs, use shower gel, etc,) and then I rinse it off. I find a little goes a long way and it really smoothes into my hair. Then when I comb my wet hair I find it combs out really well and I have no tangles and its really smooth. After I have dried my hair I find its really soft and smooth and very manageable and like I've said above this conditioner really works well at getting rid of my itchiness and flakiness in just a few days so I would definitely recommend it if you have the same problem.
I don't know why it is so shameful to admit it, but it certainly feels like it is! So, OK, I confess, every now and then I have to use head and shoulders to try and fight my dry skin. My scalp tends to dry out so easily, and a bottle of head and shoulders at the back of the cupboard, dragged out once a month tends to minimise the dry skin. When it runs out I buy a new one. This particularly time when I was doing my regular shopping in Tesco I stumbled across a bottle of the shampoo with the matching, head and shoulders conditioner attached. It was the same price as usual, just with a freebie attached to try and get your attention. I can't resist a freebie so I grabbed it immediately, and went home feeling all smug for picking up my bargain!
Next time when I came to use the head and shoulders shampoo, instead of opting for my usual conditioner, I tried this conditioner instead. The conditioner itself isn't strongly scented. It doesn't smell medicated like some of the varieties of head and shoulders do. This makes you feel like you are less likely to get caught out, using the product! The conditioner is creamy and white. It rubs into your hair nice and easily, feeling like you are giving it a really soft coating.
I always leave my conditioner on for around 5 minutes (or as long as my lack of patience allows) and then wash off. As soon as I washed this off my hair felt silky and soft. It is not hard for me to find a conditioner which has this result, but the real difficulty is finding one that does this without making my hair greasy within a day or two. This conditioner makes my hair last 48 hours between washing, which is the best I have found from a non premium brand under £10! I was really really impressed with this conditioner and certainly won't turn my nose up at it again.
A short time ago I was horrified to wake up and find that my scalp was all flaky and my hair covered in dandruff. I don't normally suffer from dandruff, and was quite embarassed by the state of my hair, so on my way home from work I tootled into my local supermarket and picked up some Head & Shoulders Classic Clean Shampoo.
As it happens, there was a 'buy one get one free' offer on all Head & Shoulders products, so I also picked up the Classic Clean Conditioner to compliment my shampoo.
I'll tell you about my experience with this conditioner in just a moment, but first let me tell you a bit about Head & Shoulders.
~Head & Shoulders~
This is the anti-dandruff hair care range produced by Proctor & Gamble.
Following almost a decade in research, Head & Shoulders was first introduced into the U.S Market in 1961, and contained pyrithione zinc, the ingredient which would help to combat dandruff. There are now many different hair care products in the Head & Shoulders range, making it a billion dollar brand. These products are:
Classic Clean Shampoo / Conditioner
Classic Clean 2 in 1
Hydrating Smooth & Silky Shampoo / Conditioner
Volume Boost Shampoo / Conditioner
Soothing Care Shampoo / Conditioner
Sensitive Shampoo / Conditioner
Colour Care Shampoo / Conditioner
Citrus Fresh Shampoo / Conditioner
Cool Menthol Shampoo / Conditioner
Ocean Spa Shampoo / Conditioner
For Men Shampoo
All above products are anti-dandruff, and are available in 250ml and 500ml bottles.
~Classic Clean Conditioner~
This product comes in a bottle, the same as you can see in the picture above. H&S Conditioner bottles are reverse in shape to the shampoo bottles, and have the opening at the bottom. On the conditioner bottle is a red stamp which claims that this particular product has been voted product of the year 2007, in the conditioner category.
This particular conditioner is appropriate for normal hair and frequent use, and is designed to be used with the Classic Clean Shampoo. It claims to help maintain the dandruff protection of the H&S Shampoo whilst providing hair with moisture and care. The result being healthy-looking hair that is easy to manage and amazingly revitalised.
This is not a leave-in conditioner, therefore it should be massaged through the hair following shampooing, then rinsed out thoroughly.
You can expect to pay approx £2.39 for a 250ml bottle, or approx £4.49 for a 500ml container.
For further information on this conditioner, or other Head & Shoulders products, have a look at www.headandshoulders.co.uk
I was quite eager to try both the H&S Classic Clean Shampoo and Conditioner, as I found my scalp very flaky. As I am only reviewing the conditioner, I won't go into details about how well the shampoo managed my dandruff - although it did get rid of the flakiness quite satisfactorily.
So, I washed and conditioned my hair as directed, and noticed that the conditioner did make my long hair more manageable, and that I was easily able to run a comb through my wet hair, without me screaming in pain or tearing my hair out. This is a good start.
However, when I was blow-drying my hair I noticed that it had a greasy sheen to it, and didn't look as shiny as it normally does after washing. Very strange indeed, I assumed that I had not rinsed my hair well enough, and decided to wash it again the following day.
On this second occasion I made sure that my hair was well rinsed before leaving the shower. Again, it was soft and manageable, but once more it looked greasy like it hadn't been washed properly. At this point I didn't know if it was the shampoo or conditioner (or both) that was causing the problem, so over the next few days I tried different combinations and discovered that when using only the shampoo, my hair was shiny and clean (though perhaps not quite so soft), but there was no gresy side-effect. When using the conditioner, everytime I was left with an unwashed look to my hair.
This really surprised me considering that Head & Shoulders Classic Clean Conditioner was voted the best Conditioning product of the year in 2007, so I can only surmise that my hair has a somewhat unique reaction to this conditioner.
Unfortunately I can't recommend this product as it did not do what it claimed it would - that is to give me healthy-looking hair that is easy to manage and amazingly revitalised.