Head & Shoulders Anti Dandruff Itchy Scalp Care Shampoo Review

Head & Shoulders Anti Dandruff Itchy Scalp Care Shampoo

Head and Shoulders is a company that has been providing dandruff treatment for hair and scalp since 1950. From personal experience, I can say that they certainly have evolved a lot over time. A while back, these shampoos were really harsh on my hair, but now they’re way better.

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Head and Shoulders claim to have created Vitazinc complex, which is supposed to work well since it acts on dandruff effectively and quickly.

The shampoo being reviewed here is the Head & Shoulders Anti Dandruff Itchy Scalp Care Shampoo. My reason to choose this was because of the extreme itchiness I was suffering due to the peak Indian summer heat. Remember the TV ad where Kareena was scratching away at her head like crazy? Yeah, I was pretty much in the same situation :-(.

Name of the Product: Head & Shoulders Anti Dandruff Itchy Scalp Care Shampoo

Cost: Rs. 59.00 for 80 ml

Shelf Life: 3 years

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Product Claim:

  •  Begins working from first wash
  •  Lightly cooling formula relieves scalp from itch
  •  Contains Eucalyptus and menthol to cool the scalp
  •  Patented Vitazinc formula eliminates dandruff and prevents it from coming back
  •  Leaves hair feeling soft and manageable
  •  Soothes an unbalanced scalp

Review of Head & Shoulders Anti Dandruff Itchy Scalp Care Shampoo: The shampoo comes in a standard Head & Shoulders white bottle with blue flip cap. The cap seems leak proof and appears travel friendly.

Directions of use are to wet hair and gently massage onto scalp. Lather and rinse. Repeat if desired.

The shampoo is white and creamy and a very little quantity is required to work up a good lather. A little bottle will thus go a long way. The fragrance is also mild yet pleasant.

On first use, my itchiness came down just a little bit. But from the second wash onwards, the itchiness has significantly reduced. I used it continuously for two weeks, washing every alternate day and I’m pleased with the results. This is a good shampoo for Indian summers, when you are practically melting away.

I used to shy away from Head & Shoulders earlier since it always left my hair dry and rough. But this product leaves my hair smooth and soft. Of course, I ALWAYS use a conditioner after shampooing, so it could be that too :-). The fragrance also lingers on my hair the day that I shampoo it.

This product is only available as a shampoo without conditioner.

Ingredients: Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Cocamide MEA, Dimethicone, Zinc Carbonate, Glycol Distearate, Sodium Chloride, Zinc Pyrithione, Sodium Xylenesulfonate, Fragrance, Cetyl Alcohol, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Magnesium Sulfate, Sodium Benzoate, Magnesium Carbonate Hydroxide, Linalool, Butylphenyl Methyl propional, Benzyl Alcohol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Salicylate, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Extract, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone

Pros of Head & Shoulders Anti Dandruff Itchy Scalp Care Shampoo:

1. Reasonably priced
2. Long shelf life
3. Easily available
4. Good fragrance which lasts
5. Small quantity required
6. Controls scalp itchiness from first wash
7. Hair is smooth and soft
8. No parabens

Cons of Head & Shoulders Anti Dandruff Itchy Scalp Care Shampoo:

1. Contains Sodium Laureth Sulfate and Sodium Lauryl Sulfate

Verdict: This shampoo does what it promises. You begin to see minor results after the first wash and then on, it does remove the itchiness of your scalp. It leaves hair smooth and smelling pleasant. Now only if it didn’t have all those darn chemicals :-).

Will I buy it again? Yes, if I have an itchy scalp problem.

Rating: 4/5

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18 thoughts on “Head & Shoulders Anti Dandruff Itchy Scalp Care Shampoo Review

  1. Nice review ,….wud like to try ,…i have tried other versions of H&S in the past but was not impressed .this looks promising

  2. nice review.. the cool menthol is my favorite.. god that thing feels like ice on head… soooo goooodddd for summers… 🙂

  3. Nice review, Fabida. I agree that H&S people have changed something in their products. I used this one recently during an emergency when I couldn’t find my own shampoo and it didn’t leave my hair dry at all. In fact, they were pretty smooth even though I hadn’t followed up with a conditioner. Too bad it contains SLS though. 🙁

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