I’ve been experiencing some bad dandruff since mid 2012. I always had oily hair, I know how to handle oily hair, dandruff is a whole new world for me. I did the first thing any internet addict does, I googled ‘Top shampoos for dandruff’. Total Beauty listed 8 of the best dandruff shampoos. Garnier’s was number 8. I thought, how bad could it be? It did make the Top 8 list after all. I was so wrong. This shampoo did not work for me at all. I used to have oily-flaky scalp, and I ended up with dry-flaky scalp. You may think this is a good thing but it isn’t. Oil can be fixed with a little dry shampoo (or even baby powder in emergencies). But dry means itchy. I do not like scratching myself all day. Who does? On the first wash it got rid of 60% of the dandruff and most of the oil. On the second wash the dandruff was back and it still wasn’t very oily. The day after the second wash, the oil returned with a vengeance. Oil Attack! It was horrible. My hair never gets that greasy the day after washing. Most of the time I’m willing to put up with bad shampoos until the end of the bottle just because they smell good. Garnier’s Anti-Dandruff has a funny, almost clinical smell. Not good. Needless to say, I dislike this shampoo. A LOT. If anything, I admire Garnier’s honesty. It really is “Effective Against Dandruff From The 1st Wash” (not so much after the 1st wash, but honest anyway). They also have “Active Fruit Concentrate” on the front, looking at the ingredients shows that this is true. They’ve got lemon peel extract and apple fruit extract in there along with sugar cane extract and willow bark extract. They even wrote that it’s a Surfactant Based shampoo, which it is. It uses a harsh detergent – sodium laureth sulphate. So honest.
Rs. 70 for 100 ml.
- Ingredients include Zinc Pyrithione (used to treat dandruff. Studies show that it has also proven to decrease hair shedding)
- Travel friendly
- A very honest product. Does exactly what it claims. Effective against dandruff from the 1st wash with active fruit concentrate.
- It is not effective after the first wash.
- Does not get rid of dandruff
- Does not smell good
- Uses a harsh detergent
- Dries out scalp
- Expensive for such a small quantity of product
Swatch: Ultimate verdict: A horrible product that you would be better without. Don’t buy it. Warn your mothers, daughters, sisters, and friends. I do not recommend this at all. Score: 1/5 (one point for being so very ‘honest’)
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