I was bought this at Christmas as part of a Lynx gift set. I emptied the rest of the products into my Lynx Box (http://i.imgur.com/evGcDMZ.jpg) and used the shampoo that night as I was very intrigued as to whether it was actually any good considering the amount of advertising I had seen for the range everywhere for the month or two prior.
My first impressions were regarding the bottle. They definitely spend quite a while designing this bottle. It is made of a thick, hard plastic which is tube shaped with two ridges either side of the bottle which I can only assume is to aid in grip or maybe to aid in stability of the bottle. Although this so far is pretty boring, the cap features a very well designed push button mechanism to open the cap automatically - this is helpful in the shower as you can then open the bottle with a single hand unlike with a flick-top where two are generally needed - definitely not a necessity but still a nice added feature; or so I thought. One day, when I came to get my shampoo for my shower, I found that the lid was open and some of the shampoo drizzled over the side - this meant either I had been the victim of the most pathetic practical joke ever or the push button opening mechanism had betrayed me. It seemed that I I had moved around other items in the place the shampoo was stored, i pushed something against the button without realising. I didn't lose too much of the shampoo inside but it really did highlight the fact that for travel, in the packaging that the shampoo is currently in, it is not satisfactory and should be avoided - in a suitcase, not only is the risk of the same thing happening increased but the negative effects could be catastrophic for a trip.
The shampoo is sadly pretty standard though. it doesn't appear any better nor does it appear to be any worse than any other mid-priced anti-dandruff shampoo on supermarket shelves. The shampoo itself is a light blue and quite thick (It looks and feels almost identical to Head & Shoulders shampoo, if any of you know this product). It foams on hair an average amount, not the best foaming I have ever experienced but it still worked fine. It didn't seem to have much of a fragrance at all and therefore my hair afterwards just smelt clean as clean hair should i.e. it shampoo added no noticeable fragrance to it. Afterwards my hair did feel fairly soft, possibly one of the better results from shampoos I have tried so this is an advantage although it is only marginal in comparison.
As the shampoo is really what you are purchasing, I felt that it only deserves 3 stars for its averageness. Lynx seems to have spent all of their money for this product on advertising and packaging instead of the thing the consumers actually care about.
I've been on a bit of a Lynx fix lately and so decided that it was time to buck my traditional Head and shoulders trend and try the new Lynx branded Anti dandruff shampoo.
Already I can hear the clicking of keyboards as people ready themselves to infer me the status of dandruff inflicted lesser mortal. Now Hear this!!! I have a scalp condition called Seborrheic Dermatises. This is an inflammation of the scalp that can cause severe dandruff if not treated correctly. I treat it with Head and Shoulders therefore I am not a lesser mortal! Checks dictionary definition of 'dandruff inflicted lesser mortal'... and find a photograph of myself has suddenly appeared. Darn kids and their digital tenchnophony dictionaries!!!
The Lynx Anti Dandruff shampoo immediately stood out to me on the shelf. The packaging has the usual Lynx appeal with a simple black bottle featuring dark green swirls and the Lynx logo in the center. The word 'new' in bold red letters is always an attention grabber, and the promise that it "visibly reduces flakes" excited the dandruff inflicted lesser mortal within me.
Needless to say; after shamefully purchasing the shampoo and sneaking it into my home, it was time to try it out. As with all of the Lynx products I use a simple click of the lid opens the bottle and releases the fragrance inside. The product contains a pleasantly sweet fragrance; with just a hint of coconut, that immediately makes it more satisfying to use than the usually chemically scented fragrances of most other Anti-dandruff brands.
Squeezing the bottle releases a small portion of a thick mint green liquid that unfortunately refused to lather properly. In the end I required quite a generous portion of the shampoo in order to cover my head with this decidedly thick substance. At the time I remember comparing it to shaving foam; which is not something I would generally attempt to wash my hair with, and this made it quite difficult to massage into my scalp.
Thankfully it was easy enough to rinse out with a relatively quick dunk under the water. What was left was actually quite impressive. My entire scalp felt alive with revitalized energy. Intentionally scratching I found no residual flaking to worry about, which was kind of a moot point anyway since my scalp had ceased itching anyway. The product advertises that it is infused with a zinc based conditioner, and the effects of this are immediately noticeable as my hair feels softer and fresher than it's felt in a long time. Since I have let my thick hair grow a bit too long at the moment (I look like a human microphone) then this is the time that Head and Shoulders would have failed me badly. However Lynx Anti Dandruff shampoo has not only helped with the dandruff, but revitalized my head in ways I wasn't anticipating. I feel bad complaining about the thickness now, as this is probably what makes it so effective. Sorry thickness!
If I was to pick anything to complain about the product though it is that the bottle hasn't bounced back into shape after the first wash. The dents not only make it look ugly on the shelf, but I'm anticipating it losing the ability to stand after a few washes. Also the rrp of £3 is a little more expensive than I'm used too. Other than these minor gripes I would like to commend Lynx on a very effective shampoo that overcomes its lack of lather by refreshing the scalp nicely.
Before I go I would just like to point out that this is the first Lynx product that I've purchased that is honest in its sales pitch. "Girls not liking flakes"... sigh, what does Vicky see in me?
I have recently been buying head and shoulders to treat my dandruff and its been going well! In the past since these new lynx shampoo's have come out I have tried a couple, I never saw that they had one which was specifically for dandruff. I thought it was well worth the try as it was on offer and I have tried the other lynx shampoo's and have had fairly good results from them. I purchased this from superdrug for £2 as it was on offer.
For my £2 I recieved a 300ml bottle which is very good looking. It stands tall and has a great way of opening, you simply press a button and it flips up! it is very easy to open and close and it stays firmly closed, this means there is not any spillage or leakage if this is left upside down or on its side. the bottle is easy to squeeze and its easy to control how much of the product you actually need. You are told that this is for dandruff specifally. Make sure you check that you have picked up the dandruff one as there are many different types and it is rather easy to pick up the wrong one.
did it work?:
This worked very well for me, you only need a small amount on your hand and it will lather up quickly in your hair. I usually wash and repeat for best results. It has decreased my dandruff. I would say it is not as good as head and shoulders as my hair didnt feel as soft. It did decrease the dandruff and my hair felt clean. The smell is nice and refreshing. My hair was also easy to style afterwards. I have to say I was impressed and didnt expect it to be brilliant as it is the first anti dandruff shampoo created by lynx. I will use this again in the future if on offer as it is far better value than more expenisve brands of shampoo.
I would recommend this to anyone with dandruff, I would also recommend the other lynx shampoo's. They all clean well, smell nice and leave you feeling clean and manly! I am impressed. I am really happy with this. It gets 4 stars from me and I am sure it will be in my trolley again in the near future! Thanks for reading, hope my review helped you out a little! Josh :)
Lynx have long been associated with male fragrances and deodorants, anti perspirants, shower gels and aftershaves but finally they have decided to expand on their range by finally releasing hair styling products and a range of shampoos but are they any good?
- Well packaged in a bottle that stands up with ease this is perfect for when your hands are wet as the shape is such that you can handle this with ease. Rather than having a bottle top that you need to pull open you have a simple push button on the front which you press a little to open the lid fully and simply click shut to close which ensures that you don't have the shampoo leaking when not in use.
- A squeezable bottle means that you can determine how much of this shampoo you are going to use as it is easier to measure out than some of the other bottle designs out there.
- The shampoo is of a good consistency so that you don't find it too watery to the point it runs straight off your hands or hair and it is not so thick that it will not lather up and clean your hair.
- This shampoo leaves your hair feeling clean, fresh and soft whilst still fighting against dandruff in a way that helps to remove up to 100% of the visible flakes that can cause embarasment. Washing your hair with this shampoo is a thankfully gentle cleaning experience that tackles dandruff without burning at your scalp.
- Leaves hair very clean and fresh without the strong and nasty smells from some of the other anti dandruff shampoos out there on the market.
- Rather expensive for a new product on the market as a bottle costs around £3.50 for a 300ml bottle but if you keep an eye out you can pick up some deals like a bottle for £2 or 2 for £5 so this is the best way to go when you are picking this up.
Overall I have been very impressed with this Lynx attempt at an anti dandruff shampoo and have found it does help with the reduction in visible flakes without feeling like it is a harsh shampoo that burns at your scalp. The cost does put me off somewhat but I have just purchased a few and stocked it up when it is on offer so that I can save money (5 at £2 costing me £10 rather than £17.50). Well designed packaging that means this is easy to store and use when needed is an added bonus but for me it is the shampoo I am paying for and so I can't really fault how good the shampoo is.