Head and Shoulders Pyrithione Zinc Dandruff Shampoo Review

Head and Shoulders Pyrithione Zinc Dandruff Shampoo Review

Hi Friends,

How are you all! Enjoying monsoon’s hot crispy pakodas/samosas with coffee and chai? We are also enjoying surprise monsoon rains here finally.  God knows when and how the weather would turn hot and rainy all of a sudden here.  I am living here since the last 2 years, but never experienced rain and cold breeze in June, but now we are shivering inside home in the month of June, Holy God! However, the good thing is that we are having hot pakodas and samosa with chai to beat this cold weather.  Today’s review is about an  anti-dandruff shampoo which is slightly a miss for me but my hubby loves it, don’t know why.  Please scroll down further to know more about the New Head and Shoulders Classic Clean Dandruff Shampoo.



$10 for 40 Oz (1.18 L) bottle, may vary from store to store.

Ingredients: Active Ingredients:

Pyrithione Zinc 1%).

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Inactive Ingredients:

Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate , Sodium Lauryl Sulfate , Glycol Distearate , Zinc Carbonate , Sodium Chloride , Sodium Xylenesulfonate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine , Fragrance , Dimethicone , Sodium Benzoate , Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride , Magnesium Carbonate Hydroxide , Methylchloroisothiazolinone , Methylisothiazolinone , Blue 1 , Red 33

About The Product:

Advanced formula relieves scalp itch, dryness, irritation and helps prevent flakes while improving hair and scalp health.

  • Clean manageable hair everyday.
  • Helps fight flakes 24*7 by regular use.
  • Gentle and pH balanced for everyday use even on color treated or permed hair.
  • Made in USA.

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This light green anti-dandruff shampoo comes inside an opaque and sturdy pump dispenser packaging. This particular 40 Oz packaging is not travel friendly as there is risk of spilling fluid through an open pump. However, this shampoo is also available in travel size, family size pack with proper cap packaging.

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My Experience with Head and Shoulders Pyrithione Zinc Dandruff Shampoo:

Well, I am not a Head and Shoulders person, but my hubby is a die-hard fan of Dove and Head and Shoulders, God knows why 😛 He keeps on purchasing H&S stuff  while I explore Garnier.  In his own words, nothing suits his (fine, colored, and full of dandruff) hair  better than Head and Shoulders.  He is so obsessed with this shampoo that finally he bought a 40 Oz family pack for himself only. Initially, when I used this shampoo, I found it okay, not good as I am also concerned about shine and healthy glow in my hair rather  anti-dandruff properties.  According to me, this shampoo does clean scalp well and keeps dandruff at bay, but it does not provide a healthy shine to my hair and my hair gets rough after a few hours of washing.

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I noticed dandruff on my scalp within 4 days of washing my hair which was scary as I have never experienced heavy dandruff before using Head and Shoulders.  I feel it is definitely not for my oily, frizzy hair.  However, my hubby has a different opinion about it. He is just concerned about dandruff and color treated hair and he says this shampoo does its job decently, but I haven’t noticed any shine in his hair.  I feel he is pleased by the cooling sensation it gives to his scalp.  He washes his hair every alternate day with this shampoo, but I can see dandruff flakes on his shoulder if he forgets to wash his hair any day.  Initially, this shampoo was pretty good, but it seems after continued usage, it has become ineffective against dandruff.  Looking at his hair, I can say that H&S is definitely not the best solution for his hair, but now since he bought a 40 Oz bottle, he has no choice left but to finish it off alone and it might take a year or so.  I wouldn’t dare to touch this bottle, I would rather pay the bill of my Garnier shampoo separately.

Let’s sum up the pros and cons:

Pros of Head and Shoulders Pyrithione Zinc Dandruff Shampoo:

  • Gentle pH balanced shampoo for everyday use.
  • Keeps dandruff at bay from first wash.
  • Mild enough for color treated or permed hair.
  • Treats itchy, dry scalp.

Cons of Head and Shoulders Pyrithione Zinc Dandruff Shampoo:

  • After a month of regular usage, it becomes ineffective against dandruff as per my observation.
  • It doesn’t impart any shine to hair, simply cleanses scalp.
  • I did not notice any effect on dandruff even after a month of usage.
  • Makes hair rough.

Overall, I would say that its just an average shampoo, not the best for me or hubby. Since he is obsessed with H&S, he will try other variants of H&S for sure, if he ever gets a chance to finish off this giant bottle.  I hope you know my rating and final verdict for this shampoo.

See you soon gals. Until next time, take care!

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14 thoughts on “Head and Shoulders Pyrithione Zinc Dandruff Shampoo Review

  1. “but I can see dandruff flakes on his shoulder” remind me of kareena and saif’s ad *hihi* I have used H&S but never found it beneficial for my oily scalp *cry*

    1. *hihi* is it.. thankfully he is not a decade older than me.. 😛 i still dnt knw why my hubby is obsessed with H&S pdts when i just skip them.. *ghost*

  2. hihihih I loved reading your review neetu. But now I am wondering if it is a good or a bad shampoo. 😛 But overall I guess it is more or less a skip.. right?

    Yeah the world is going insane.. we are having floods and all kinds stuff here in india. :(( and cold in month of june is something i cant even imagine *scared*

    1. Ohh yeah this shampoo is definitely a skip for all of us, as we wanna healthy shine apart from other treatments know.. *hihi*
      its really heart breaking to read and watch uttarakhand kedarnath , mass devastation. Never thought it could happen in lord shiva shrine. Lost all hope of happiness and peace there. is there any means we can share their pain and grief? Don’t want to offer help thru these corrupt netas or corrupt ngos know, they will just eat away their share and only meagre amt will be given to deserving needy people that too if they leave anything for them.. 🙁

  3. Nice review neetu ji…I have dandruff too..head n shoulders controls my dandruff to some extent at the cost of hair fall.. I have moved to Denver after getting married from hyderabad 5 months back.Right now I am suffering from dandruff,hair fall,tan *waaa* (I used to be fair in India). I am unable to overcome these. *waaa*

    1. aww is it.. u know wt when i first came to US i heard all people in US suffer from baldness in their lifetime.. *secret* *headbang* even am also experiencing continous hair loss since a year may be due to pregnancy or this place or both. U better take care and follow preventive measures rt nw. I ws late in implementing hair safety measures hence both me n my hubby are nw having less hairs as compared to earlier phase when we came here as fresher.. *waaa*
      Start having milk n calcium protein rich food now. try to wash ur hairs with distilled or filtered water as tapwater is reported to be lead contaminated or impure in most places including our place dnt knw abt denver though. Try to use mild hair shapoo for few months till ur prblm gets solved knw. Skip H&S it will only exaggerate ur issue believe me.. *pan*

      1. regarding tan i would suggest (as per my personal experience) avoid outings in peak noon. This place is more prone to UV hazards as compared to india know. IMBB is full of many rejuvenating face masks & packs which are very beneficial an effcetive in treatiing all ur tan and dullness know. Just search and read articles here in IMBB and u’ll get ur charm and glow back once again very soon.. *happydance* hope i ws helpful in solving ur queries.

          1. pleasure is mine dear.. *happydance* I love IMBB for this, we are here to share our happiness and grieves at the same time.. *happy dance* Am sure u’ll love to visit this second home again n again.. *haan ji*

            1. *pompom* yes yes *pompom* I am visiting this blog daily since 2-3 yrs..bought many products after reading reviews.. and this is for all of u *spank* ..u made my bank balance fly off.. 😛 😛

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