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      23.09.2013 20:02
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      Head and shoulders

      Just washed my hair. Hey, I like to wash it every couple of months or so...whether it needs it or not.

      I used an anti-dandruff shampoo called Head and Shoulders Dry Scalp. Strange really, as I neither have a dry scalp nor suffer unduly from dandruff. Still, the way I see it, although I could be wrong, shampoo is just soap for washing your hair and all those hydroplipomenes and styralacetatethingummyjigs are just marketing ploys.
      So, if I doubt the validity of their claims, and even if it lived up to said claims, I don't really need it, why in the name of flaky, snowy scalps, would I use the stuff?
      Because it was there. (Actually, it was bought because it was a totty-wee 75ml size bottle which is handy for travel.)

      You don't need me to tell you how to use it, but even if you are so intellectually challenged that you need instructions, there's some on the label (assuming you're not so intellectually deficient that you're illiterate) along with a muckle-big list of unpronouncable ingredients. Hmmm.

      Anyway. After thoroughly rinsing my hair, I fumbled with the flip-top lid and squeezed out a generous, goopy dollop of creamy, off-white goo. It looks strangely familiar, but I can't quite say why (not on a family site anyway).
      It's pretty rich and thick and it lathers up fairly well.
      Unusually for an anti-dandruff type of shampoo, it doesn't smell 'medicated'. On the contrary, it has a fragrant, decidedly fruity aroma - quite pleasant and not at all 'girly'.

      But how does it taste?
      - Soapy. So best not too drink it then. Best not to get it in your eyes either, according to a warning on the label. Convenient for those of us who'd think to use a product like this on our eyelashes.

      As I said, it lathers up well and soon coats every single hair on my head (no great feat, it's true). You're supposed to work it well into your scalp to let it work its magic, so I did. To be honest, it felt pretty much like any other shampoo so if you've ever washed your hair, and I'm sure most of you have, you'll know what wet, soapy hair feels like. It rinsed out fairly easily.

      Like all shampoos, they suggest you repeat if necessary. It wasn't - I didn't.


      So, does it do what it says on the label?
      No idea.
      On past experience, I've always found that dandruff appears and disappears whether I use an anti-dandruff shampoo or not so I can't attest to the validity of their claims. My scalp wasn't dry and flaky before using it, but it did feel quite smooth after it I have to admit. (A little too smooth for my liking!)
      However, my hair did feel clean and soft, and you can't ask more of a shampoo than that, can you?


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        12.05.2006 15:05
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        doesnt get rid of dandruff

        I couldnt wait to try this shampoo when it first came out. For a few months have noticed a bit of dandruff after washing and when i saw the advert for this shampoo i thought great this will sort my hair out.
        My brother has used the original head and shoulders for years and he has got no dandruff and his hair is lovely and shiney.I looked every where for this shampoo and it was out of stock every where until i went to my local tescos and it was there got the shampoo but could not find the conditioner anywere and i thought its always the same when i buy anything they havnt got it. Then i spotted it on promoting half way down the ailse no were near the shampoo .The shampoo was £2.50 which i thought was abit expensive but the conditioner was only £0.99 .
        The shampoo annd conditioner is for dry scalps and greasy hair which sums up my hair.
        Tried it the next day and it had a nice smell after drying and straightening my hair it smelled lovely and was shiny and soft and i still had a bit dandruff but you cannot expect it to work straight away 10 washes later and have still got dandruff.It does say on the bottle after a few washes you are dandruff free.

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        24.05.2004 02:11

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        This shampoo is excellent. It fights dandruff and leaves your hair looking clean. It is easy to use and works best when used often. If you have severe dandruff of greasy hair head and shoulder will cure it. Not only does it help prevent dandruff it also cleans your hair and makes it look shiny and clean. I would recommend this to anyone of any age who has dandruff or even if you don?t have dandruff you can use it to prevent!! Its quite expensive but is well worth the money!

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        09.03.2003 22:48
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        After my recent part-success with Head & Shoulders Citrus Fresh, i decided to route out the free trial sized bottle of Head & Shoulders Soothing for Dry Scalp, which i had recieved a few months earlier. I had not used any of this when i got it, because i don't actually have dandruff, and at the time, did not have dry scalp either, so i didn't think it would be worth using on my hair. But now i'd had a half-success with another Head & Shoulders shampoo, and had developed a dry, itchy scalp, i felt it was time to give it a go. It was a dinky little 75ml bottle, which is really just a shrunken version of the larger bottles, as it looks just the same. The packaging is nothing special, a white bottle with a blue lid. The sticker on the front of the bottle has the Head & Shoulders logo in plain view, as the main feature, then the name of the shampoo, 'anti-dandruff shampoo - soothing for dry scalp', in the bottom right hand corner. The back of the bottle has all the information you need to know about the product, including what it is, what it does, and how it works, directions, and a list of ingredients. The lid has a flip up section which opens to reveal the hole through which the shampoo is dispensed, which ensures ease of use, and secures the lid tightly to avoid spillage. According to the back of the bottle, the shampoo is designed with a soothing formula, which helps to protect the scalp's natural moisture balance, which in turn prevents dry and itchy scalp. The formula also helps to fight dandruff and leave you with great looking hair. The shampoo also has a gentle pH-balanced formula, which makes it suitable for every day use. The directions on the bottle are really easy to follow, just apply to the scalp and hair, ensuring full coverage from root to tip, gently massage in, rinse, and repeat if desired. It also suggests that for best results, the shampoo should be used every time you shampoo your hair.
        When i first came to use this shampoo, i was quite surprised to be greeted by a more than pleasant, fresh, creamy smell, which was not at all chemically or medicated as i had expected from this type of shampoo. The texture of the shampoo is really creamy and smooth, and is neither too runny nor too thick. It is almost pure white in colour, and creates a really nice lather of pure white bubbles. I found it extremely easy to massage into my hair, and just a small amount was enough to easily cover all of my shoulder lenght hair. It feels great on the hair, and had a nice cooling effect on the scalp. The shampoo was quite difficult to wash out, and it still felt as though there was some left on my hair. However, this feeling went as soon as i began to towel dry my hair, and it suddenly felt really clean and fresh. My scalp still felt quite cool and refreshed, adn not itchy or dry. Once my hair was completely dry, my scalp still felt clean, fresh, and revitalised, and my hair looked clean and shiny, but no longer felt particularly clean. After about another 2 hours, my hait had begun to look quite greasy, dull, and not at all clean, which was extremely disappointing. The fresh, clean, soothed feeling the shampoo had given my hair lasted all day, and it did not once feel dry or itchy, but the efffects on my hair deteriorated rapidly throughout the day. So overall, another half-success story with Head & Shoulders. The shampoo is available in 200ml bottles, for £2.29, and 400ml bottles, for £4.29. I think, for anyone who values the condition of their scalp over the condition of their hair, this would be a reasonable price to pay, but if you want your hair to look and feel good aswell, then i wouldn't recommend this product.

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          05.02.2003 21:34
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          • "not soothing"

          I have very dry hair and scalp and thought this would be worth a go because I've tried so many before. At best I found this made no difference to my scalp at all and at worst it may have even made it worse. I think to really get rid of a dry scalp you need to go through a course of proper dry-scalp/ anti-dandruff stuff that you get in the chemist rather than these cosmetic shampoos. Although I know Head and Shoulders claim to be more than a cosmetic shampoo. It smelled nice and it cleaned my hair but it did not calm and soothe my scalp as the ads claimed and my scalp was still really dry. I went out and bought a bottle of Nizoral and I'm going to give that a try but I wouldn't bother trying this Head and Shoulders one again. But it's cheap enough to give it a whirl at around £3, there's no harm in trying it - everyone's differenct after all.

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            23.01.2003 20:40
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            It was a pretty stressful time for me, the winter of 2001. I'd been made redundant from a job I'd loved at the end of October, even worse, my ex-employer basically had me over a barrel (metaphorically speaking, of course, and for reasons that I won't go into in a shampoo opinion, but through no fault of my own, honest!) This meant, though, that I had been forced to work a ridiculously long period of notice (almost four months) which had proved to be emotionally exhausting. Afterwards, it took me several weeks to find a new job, and when I did although the people were nice the job itself was incredibly dull and the money was rubbish. Obviously, this wasn't the job of my dreams so I was attending frequent interviews, usually two or three a week, at least. Can you think of any worse time to be suffering from a bad case of dandruff? I certainly couldn't. I've always had really greasy roots, too, so used to shampoo my hair at least every other day. Like most people I'd had a few scalp flakes every now and again, usually if I'd been lazy and rinsed my hair with the bath water instead of using the shower attachment, but I'd never experienced anything on this level. Looking back on it now I'm pretty sure that this outbreak was caused by all of the stress I was under at the time, but back then I was absolutely appalled and disgusted with the state of my scalp. This wasn't just a little light dusting of flakes, either. Those of you over a certain age may remember Ally Sheedy's character in the Breakfast Club, well, let me tell you, she had nothing on me! Huge chunks of skin were flaking away at an alarming rate, some several millimetres across, and there were plenty of them, too. I took to only wearing light coloured tops, to better disguise the unwanted shoulder-coverage, and avoided brushing my hair outside of the house because that always resulted in a fresh flurry. The real problem was, though
            , that it wasn't just the flakes on my shoulders causing the problem. Because my scalp was itchy, I'd be unconsciously scratching it almost continuously, which not only must have made me look like I had a bad case of untreated nits, but also resulted in a very, very sore scalp. If all of this wasn't bad enough, I'm afraid there's even more to add to the sorry tale. All of that scratching was dislodging the flakes of skin, yes, but because my hair is long and very straight with a centre parting, the flakes would settle on the top of my head, either side of my parting, which was just SUCH an attractive look as I'm sure you can imagine. Several times an hour I'd be rushing to the loos at work to try to wipe away the flakes stuck to my hair with a damp paper towel. My workmates must have thought I had a bladder problem! You might wonder, with all of this going on, why I wasn't doing anything about this affliction. Well, at the time I was using L'Oreal Elvive to wash my hair, you see, and I absolutely swore by it, loved everything about the stuff from the bottle it came in to the smell. I was loathe to change shampoo, but needed to do something about my flaky scalp problem, which was getting worse as time wore on, so bought myself a bottle of vosene. Vosene is, in my opinion, awful stuff. I don't think I can adequately describe how appalling I found it. Not only does Vosene smell absolutely rank, but I used it for well over a week and it had absolutely no effect on my dandruff at all, with the unfortunate side effect of all of that 'medication' making my sore scalp sting like you wouldn't believe. After my Vosene trial had failed so miserably, I was understandably wary about trying other products claiming to miraculously cure dandruff. It was at about this time, however, that Head & Shoulders were regularly plugging their 'new' product, Head & Shoulders Soothing - for dry scalp, on t
            he old goggle-box (or television, to those of you who weren't brought up by my parents). Desperate, intrigued and extremely hopeful, I made a special effort the next time I went shopping to pick some up. The price is about what you'd normally expect to pay for a branded shampoo. I've just checked on the Asda website, and they have the 400ml bottle priced at £2.97, which equates to 74.3p per 100ml. So, whilst paying almost £3 for a bottle of shampoo does sound like an awful lot of money, if you compare this with, for example, the L'oreal Elvive Citrus Ceramide I was buying at the time, which comes out at 73.5p per 100ml, you can see that the difference in price is so small that it's not even worth worrying about. So, if you've stuck with me this far you'll probably be wondering how things went when I got home that evening and actually tried the Head & Shoulders. Well, you'll be pleased to hear that the results were absolutely remarkable. I distinctly remember, as I poured a generous glug of the stuff into my hand (I've got very long hair so need to use plenty of shampoo) being a little put out by the odd, pale blue colour of the stuff. What with the smooth, gloopy consistency and the unusual colouring, first impressions were that it distinctly resembled something akin to toothpaste, diluted with a hefty slug of oven cleaner. However, my need was great, so leaving the colour out of the equation for the moment, I prepared to take a very (remembering the awful stink of the vosene) tentative sniff. It's a throwback to the dreadful tablets that had to be chewed, cough mixtures and worming powders (don't ask!) of my youth that I've always suspected that anything that does you good has to taste, smell or feel awful, probably all three. So I was expecting the worst, but I have to say that I was, and still remain absolutely delighted with the smell of this stuff. I've never been very good at describing sm
            ells, but this, I guess, is very clean smelling with a subtle hint of fruitiness. The aroma is quite delicate, certainly not overpowering and equally suitable for both sexes, in my humble opinion. Moving quickly on, I shampooed my hair in the normal way, and the Head & Shoulders behaved exactly as you'd expect any good shampoo to behave. It didn't lather quite as much as my usual shampoo, but the result was still good, clean, shiny hair. For cleaning results it scored every bit as well as the Elvive I'd been using for months. More importantly, though, there was absolutely no stinging at all, not even one little bit! This was good news in itself, but after I'd rinsed my hair very thoroughly (as my mother in law, who's a hairdresser, had warned me that not rinsing your hair properly can make dandruff worse) I was surprised and elated to find that my scalp had already stopped itching. It had stopped itching completely, as I recall! In fact, once I really thought about it, I realised that the itching had begun to subside even as I was still massaging the lather in. Now, I have to state at this point that this is only shampoo, it's not a complete miracle product and the places on my scalp which I'd scratched red-raw were still sore, but other than that the cessation of itching and the soothing effect it had wrought on my scalp were close enough of a miracle for me, and far more than I'd been expecting. The nearest I can come to summing up the feeling it left me with me is probably 'calming'. The results from just one use were so good that I was able to relax that evening without feeling the constant, unstoppable irritation I'd been living with for the better part of six weeks (I'd sent the husband out for the evening, you see - Sorry, couldn't resist!) But did it cure the dandruff? I mean, that's the big question, isn't it? Well, yes, I'm glad to say that it did! The results
            were good, there were noticeably less flakes even after the very first time I used it. However, after a week of washing my hair with it every evening, the dandruff had, for all intents and purposes, completely cleared up. I could hold my head high in a black top again, brush my hair in public without generating my own, private snowstorm and, more importantly, get on with life without obsessively scratching my itchy, sore head any more. I continued using the Head & Shoulders until the bottle ran out, which was a fair amount of time even with my stupidly long hair. I would estimate that a 400ml bottle lasts me a good four months, even with my husband sneakily using it occasionally too. However, once I'd finished the original bottle I naively assumed that my dandruff was 'cured' and went back to using the half bottle of Elvive I'd abandoned months before. Big mistake, HUGE! The dandruff came back almost immediately. Not, in all honesty, anywhere near as bad as it had been previously, but bad enough to make me itch, and once again I was very conscious of my problem in public. So, it was back to Head & Shoulders for me, and it has been ever since. I had been warned by a friend before trying it that Head & Shoulders can have a very drying effect on the hair, she recommended that it's best not to use it for every wash. However, I now no longer use anything else and I haven't had any problems like that at all. In fact, what I have found is that my excessively greasy roots have calmed down noticeably since I began using Head & Shoulders regularly. I can now comfortably leave my hair for two days, or even three at a push, without washing it. With my old shampoo it would be looking pretty lank by lunchtime of the second day. I can even get away with the utmost in laziness and just dunk my hair in the bath water a couple of times to rinse it, and the itchiness and dandruff and still kept at bay. I love this stuff! So, o
            ver all, Head & Shoulders Dry Scalp Care gets a very, very big thumbs up from me. If I could give it more than five stars I would, it's that good! For further information about this and other Head & Shoulders products, take a quick look at their website: http://www.headandshoulders.co.uk You can even order a free bottle of Head & Shoulders citrus fresh on their site at the moment.

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              28.06.2002 22:19
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              I have recently switched my regular shampoo from a cosmetic type to “Head & Shoulders Anti-Dandruff Shampoo” formulated to soothe dry, itchy scalp. I chose this shampoo as I had mild dandruff, and was itching as a result. I have naturally curly hair which very thick and prone to frizz. I blow-dry my hair straight every morning and have damaged ends due to the heat from my hairdryer. I don’t use conditioner at all as I find it makes my hair very greasy. You can see why I needed the soothing! The first time I used this product to wash my hair I noticed the creamy texture, very similar to that of a conditioner. Massaging the shampoo in released the delicious fragrance, I am not sure how I would clearly describe it but it is very light and pleasant, as opposed the fragrances used in other medicated shampoos I have tried which tend to be a little ‘chemical’. Post-wash I styled my hair as usual, noting however the slight increase in shine and manageability. My hair was a little smoother and my scalp did feel calmer, i.e. less itchy and irritated. I have remained faithful to this shampoo for two months now and I have significantly less dandruff, smooth manageable hair and I hardly suffer from itchy scalp at all. In conclusion this is a remarkable shampoo, gentle enough to use every day yet very effective as a treatment for dandruff and related scalp problems. I would definitely recommend this product to those with hair and scalp issues such as mine.

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                25.05.2002 22:05
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                Ive been using this product for about two years now and i must say its a real pleasure to wash my hair with it. I don't by this product to get rid of dandruff but purley because of what it does to my hair. Ive heard allot of people say it makes their hair feel like straw but it makes mine feel so soft its unreal but i suppose thats because i have thin hair anyway. Head and shoulders have been around for ages. They use the formula of two in one, shamopoo and condtioner. I think this works quite well becuase it saves you a few minutes from having to condition your hair. This product is great, you only have to sue it once every two days to keep your hair feel soft. The product is real soothing to lather into your hair, it feels quite nice, you can get some which just feels like your rubbing mub into your hai but for me its not the case. Another great feature is that it smells great. After you come out of the shower the smell of it makes you fell fresh and clean. Its great if you've just been doing sport and are knackered, whiz some of this round your hair and you'll feel great. Anyone whose lookiing for a new hair shampoo should go for this. Its quick to use, works brilliantly it smells great, what more do you want???

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                  18.04.2002 00:15
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                  Alright, so shampoo is not the most interesting of subjects but, for most of us, it is something we have to use if we want clean hair. I also have to admit that at various points in my life I have suffered from dandruff. We can all identify with that dreadful moment when we are out on the town and we think we look really great...but that smart black jacket we are wearing shows off our awful secret. Our friends are thinking "Is it snowing out there?" We know that the blizzard settling on our collar is dandruff! Dandruff is more common than you think - you are not alone! Dry scalps and dandruff are the most common problems that affect the scalps of more than half the population of Britain. WHAT IS DANDRUFF? Dandruff is a flaking of the scalp, it is not a disease and nor is it the result of poor hygiene. Skin shedding, from the scalp, happens to everybody, but dandruff occurs when the rate at which the scalp loses its skin increases. One cause of this is a condition known as Malassezia; a natural fungus that feeds on the natural oils in the scalp. It is not a dangerous fungus, but if you happen to have a low tolerance for Malassezia, your chances of developing dandruff are increased. This is only one cause of dandruff. Many other things affect the condition of your scalp; these include stress, health and hormones. So, anyone can get dandruff at some point in their life. WHAT CAN WE DO ONCE WE HAVE GOT DANDRUFF? Dandruff cannot be cured completely; it is impossible to get rid of it forever, but its effects can be lessened by the use of a good anti dandruff shampoo. This is where I (finally) get to the subject of this opinion. When I am suffering from dandruff I usually turn to Head and Shoulders Dry Scalp Care Shampoo. I sometimes use the Classic Clean but usually I opt for the one intended for dry scalps, because generally I find that when I am suffering from dandruff my scalp tends to
                  dry out too. The Dry Scalp Care shampoo contains mild cleansing and moisturizing ingredients that help to prevent the dryness and itchiness that you may experience. My local branch of Body Care in Chesterfield sometimes has Head and Shoulders on offer for around a pound a bottle, but I have paid up to £1.50 a bottle. I don't mind paying more for the product because I know that it works for me. Although I only tend to use this shampoo when I have dandruff (and for a while afterwards until I know it has cleared up) it is gentle enough to use daily. I suppose I really should it all the time, but I am one of these people who is always looking for a bargain. I collect "money off" tokens and trawl the shelves for the 99p shampoo bargain of the week. If I were wise and thought about it I would use Head and Shoulders all the time, to prevent myself getting dandruff; but, no, I wait until the problem reoccurs before I run for the trusty bottle again! INGREDIENTS Here's the (very) technical bit: Pyrithione zinc in a shampoo base of water, Ammonium laureth sulphate, Ammonium lauryl sulphate, Sodium lauroyl sarcosinate, Glycol distearate, Sodium sulphate, Dimethicone, Fragrance, DMDM hydantoin, Disodium phosphate, Sodium phosphate, Lauryl alcohol, PEG-600, Sodium chloride polyquaternium-10 and FD&C Blue No. 1. I'm none the wiser, but it works and that?s all I really need to know! It also contains conditioning agents, so left my hair feeling manageable and soft. The pyrithione zinc kills the Malassezia fungus that causes the dandruff and also helps to get rid of the flakiness and itchiness that results from the problem. It says on the bottle that if the condition persists, or worsens, you should consult a doctor. There are also the usual warnings about only using it externally and avoiding contact with the eyes. These
                  are standard safety guidelines; they are a very good idea because a) It doesn't taste particularly nice, and b) It stings if you do get any in your eyes. I'm not sure if this would result in any serious damage, but I would avoid doing them anyway! As with all other shampoos, using Head and Shoulders is easy. You wet the hair thoroughly and massage into the scalp. At this point I would leave it for a few moments, before rinsing off all the shampoo, just to make sure that the product can have maximum effect. Now use some conditioner, if required, and continue to dry and style your hair as normal. If you have bad dandruff it may take a couple of washes before you see complete results, but I usually see the benefits straight away. My hair always feels very clean and smells nice too! Head and Shoulders has changed its packaging quite recently and it has taken me a bit of time to identify it on the shelves. Now I am used to the new containers and labels I am just as happy with my shampoo as I was before. The container was easy to undo, even with wet hands, and I didn't drip shampoo out of the bottle all over the bath, floor and me! You would be surprised how much mess I can get into with lids and drips, so this is definitely a bonus for me. They have also introduced some new products to their range. Along with the classic dandruff shampoos and conditioners, there is an Intensive Treatment which contains 1% selenium sulphide to help stop itching, flaking, scaling, irritation, inflammation and redness associated with dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis. If you suffer really badly from dandruff this may be the best product to opt for. I will stick to the one I know works for me although there are some other options I would like to try; particularly the one called Refresh. This has a refreshing (hence the name) fragrance of mint, as well as the dandruff reducing ingredients. I would certainly recommend Head and Shoulders Dry
                  Scalp Care as a good and gentle shampoo. I have coloured hair and it isn't harsh; in actual fact, I think that it protects my hair, making it less dry and brittle. It may not work for everyone, but I have no complaints about the product. It is a must for me; especially when I am suffering from my own little snowstorm!

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                    27.11.2001 01:22
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                    I have always had a battle with dry scalp and was losing. The last few weeks, it was getting out of control and hard to conceal. It was such a problem that I had to find a good weapon against it and fast. I had tried many different products and not any working well enough. I had never actually never given any notice to any products that say it is for dry scalp. I had heard of many of them on adverts on the television but never thought about buying them as my friends don't use them and they are usually quite pricey. When I got to the shop's shampoo lane,Something caught my eye. It was Head & Shoulders Normal and Head & Shoulders Dry Scalp for normal or dry hair on special offer. I knew they had been around for quite some time but I didn't buy them as they would have been expensive but I seen it on special offer so I tried it (when it's not on special offer, it is still cheap). After reading both product labels I settled on the Dry Scalp formula. As it said it would solve my problem I bought 2 as it was buy one get one free. The bottles held 15.2 oz. so it should last me and for that price it was well worth it. It only takes a small bit to get a good lather going. I wash my hair every second day or when I play some sport. With all the different kinds I have tried, I have never used one that makes my hair so soft. It is so soft, it is quite hard to gel it but if you blow dry the gel it hardens and gives you a great long lasting hold. Head & Shoulders Dry Scalp has a patented, clinically-proven formula (or so it says in the advert). It is supposed to balance your scalps natural moisture and stop it from flakeing. After using this for about a fortnight, I noticed that it wasn't itchy and didn't flake as badly as it did before. Now that I constantly use this shampoo, the flakeing has stopped. The special formula is designed to clean and lightly condition the hair and to leave it
                    soft, shiny and manageable. Manageability might be good for a blow and go hair style. It is easier to manage your hair the day after washing it. Head & Shoulders Dry Scalp is formulated so that it is gentle enough to use everyday, even on permed or color-treated hair. It is also PH balanced. The directions for use is to wet hair and message shampoo onto scalp. Rinse and repeat if desired. They suggest that for best results you should use at least twice a week or as directed by a doctor. For maximum dandruff control you should use every time you shampoo. The active ingredient is 1 % Pyrithione zinc. Inactive ingredients are water, ammonium laureth sulfate, ammonium lauryl sulfate, sodium lauroyl, sarcosinate, glycol distearate, sodium sulfate, frangrance, dimethicone, dmdm hydantion, sodium chloride, disodium phosphate, sodium phosphate, lauryl alcohol, Peg-600, polyquaternium-10 and FDC blue #1. (all taken from the bottle) There is a warning on the label. This product is for external use only so should be kept out of reach of children. Avoid contact with the eyes. I know what they mean after a few stupid incidents! If you should happen to get this in your eyes, you should rinse eyes thoroughly with warm water. If the condition for which you are using this product worsens or does not improve after regular use then you should consult a physician. The container comes with a small flip top that makes dispensing the product very easy. The shampoo is a white semi thick lotion. The opening is not very big thus making it easier to control the amount you squrit out. The container is plastic so no worry if you should drop it in the shower or tub. There is a use by date on the bottom of the container. With two people using this it is easy top use it all before the expirey date. When the big special offer sign caught my eye and I decided to try it, I haven't regretted since. When the need arises
                    for me to purchase more shampoo for dry, itchy and flaky scalp, Special deal or no special deal I will be purchasing it.

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