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I usually buy head and shoulders shampoo as I find most other shampoos don't really cleanse my hair properly, or at least as well at these do. I don't really have dandruff either, I just enjoy how clean they leave my hair. I bought this particular bottle as I have curly hair with dry ends, but a greasy scalp. I thought it would regulate my hair - and it did! my scalp feels clean and my ends feel thoroughly nourished after using this. The smell is average - but nothing too unpleasant. This is my favourite shampoo in the range after sampling many - I recommend :)
This is one of the best shampoos I have tried (and I still use it). I had bad dandruff and I tried many different shampoos against dandruff but I always came back to my Head and Shoulders. I absolutely love this brand of shampoos because it helped me get rid of the terrible dandruff and it made my hair and scalp much healthier. If you have already tried Head and Shoulders shampoo and it didn't help for you try different Head and Shoulders (there are many like:cool menthol, citrus fresh, dry scalp.. and myny others for all hair types). After my first wash with this shampoo I felt my hair different, it was free of dandruff it was cleaner, it was more shinny, full of volume and fresher than ever. I don't have to say nothing more then: If you want healthy hair just buy this shampoo, you won't regret it .
Sub-title: A dramatisation.
~~ Intro ~~
When I put this suggestion in a month or so ago, I was feeling over-dramatic. The truth is, there are very few things that make one shampoo stand out over another and testing and controls are so high these days I would be extremely surprised if using a shampoo caused your head to fall off (or slightly more likely: your hair to fall out). So I guess you wont be surprised if I tell you by using this shampoo my head didnt fall off, nor did my hair fall out.
Until my over-dramatic morning, I wasnt even going to write about this product because I figured one thing that people should know about a shampoo is what happens if you get it in your eyes and, Im sorry, but I wasnt planning on getting the suds in my eyes intentionally just for you guys! Then it happened, and so here I am.
~~ The Product ~~
Head and Shoulders products are advertised as anti-dandruff hair care products. There was a time when there were just a couple of choices on the market (do I want separate shampoo and conditioner, or a combined product? How frequently do I wash my hair and what kind of hair do I have?), but all of a sudden Head and Shoulders products have bred into shelves of choices for men and women with countless (OK, 10 with different size options available) flavours (scents) to choose from.
This review is about the Ocean Spa (with sea minerals) anti-dandruff shampoo for frequent use, 500ml size. The blurb on the back says it not only fights dandruff, but leaves your hair full of life and invigorated apparently it works directly on the scalp to fight dandruff where it starts. The recommendation is to use it every time you shampoo and apply it to the scalp and hair, lather, rinse and repeat if required.
~~ My Experience ~~
The shampoo in my bottle of this product is extremely runny. Not only can I not control how much I use, but it also gets all over the dispensing area, down the bottle and makes a mess, which is a bit annoying.
The shampoo itself lathers well and cleans effectively (no surprises there). Beware though; getting it in your eyes is EXTREMELY painful. When I got some in my eyes, the air in my bathroom turned blue with expletives!
The smell is surprisingly similar to other head and shoulders products. I cant really describe it, other than to say its pleasant, not overpowering and not especially masculine or feminine a scent.
It doesnt leave my short, curly hair any shinier or softer than any other shampoo. It also doesnt have any other secret benefits regarding manageability (my hair is still wild), and doesnt leave me feeling invigorated as the packaging suggests.
I dont tend to suffer from chronic dandruff, despite having fairly sensitive skin (and scalp), but I use Head and Shoulders as a safeguard against it in some respects. I trust the brand and it doesnt GIVE me dandruff, so I continue to use it.
~~ Summary ~~
This product is basically the same as any other Head and Shoulders product and has no feature that makes it stand out for any of the other products they offer. It is no better, worse or different to any of the other shampoos and doesnt stand out from the others in any way shape or form (unless you count the image of the wave, seaweed and starfish on the packaging).
~~ Supporting Information ~~
There is a list of complex sounding ingredients on the back of the bottle that are as long as your arm. I would suggest that if you know you have allergies to certain chemical compounds, you check out the back of the bottle just to make sure its not contained in the list. I dont know enough about these ingredients to comment on them, but I wouldnt be surprised if many of them were standard ingredients in modern day shampoos.
Head and Shoulders Ocean Spa is distributed by Procter & Gamble UK but it is made in France. There is a contact address and telephone number on the back of the bottle to enable customers to provide feedback to the company.
Their website can be found at http://www.headandshoulders.co.uk/index.jsp. Here you will find further blurb about this product and the others in the Head and Shoulders range, but other than that, the site isnt particularly useful.
This product costs £3.95 from Tesco online, but is not listed on the Boots website.
Head & Shoulders Ocean Spa brings the feeling of the summer holiday into your shower / Along with the gorgeous sea-inspired fragrance, the proven scalp-soothing and dandruff fighting ingredients help your scalp to stay irritation free and leave your hair smooth and glossy /