A few years ago, I had a series of mishaps with terrible hairstylists. It seemed that no matter where I went, something terrible happened to my hair! Tickle-Me-Elmo red, striped cheetah, orange and yellow… Everyone who was supposed to fix it just made it worse! By the time the gang was done bleaching and wrecking my hair, my scalp was damaged beyond belief. It burned, itched, stung… You name it, I dealt with it. Terrible!
I tried everything I could find, including super expensive treatments from big name colorists. However, it wasn’t until I finally picked up a bottle of Head & Shoulders from the drug store that I got some relief. I don’t remember what it was I used back then exactly-there weren’t nearly as many options-but it worked wonders! My short product attention span lead me to different pastures, though, and I forgot about it…
Until I had the opportunity to try some of the amazing new formulations earlier this season! Once again, Head & Shoulders came into my life at the perfect time, because my scalp was dry and itchy due to the cold, dry weather. Within one use, my scalp started feeling better, and after a two weeks, my hair and scalp were incredibly happy.
Head & Shoulders works so well for a litany of reasons. The zinc formulation eliminates 100% of visible flakes, and gets rid of inflammation, itchiness, irritation, redness, and dryness. The product is gentle and pH balanced, which makes it safe for permed and color treated hair. It also leaves hair incredibly soft and shiny.
I know a lot of people who mix up their shampoo and conditioner brands, which drives me crazy! Head & Shoulders shampoos and conditioners are great on their own, but they work much better when used as a system (matching shampoo/conditioner). My boyfriend’s family stocks my favorite of the bunch-I’ll tell you which in a minute–but they only keep the shampoo on hand. I make a point to bring my conditioner with me when I stay there because the two combined make my hair feel luxurious!
I tried three of the new formulations, and each was great. First was the Ocean Lift, with is enriched with sea mineral essences to invigorate your shower experience. I loved the scent and tingle; it felt great and left my hair feeling refreshed and my scalp feeling soothed. Next was the Restoring Shine, which is enhanced with natural plant extract and definitely did it’s just in restoring the shine to my over-processed and dull hair. Finally, I tried the Smooth & Silky and absolutely fell in love! My hair tends to be dry even though I invest in it with lots of TLC. It gets frizzy regardless of season and temperature, and it just generally temperamental. Smooth & Silky resolved all of those problems; when I use the shampoo and conditioner as a system, my hair is left manageable, shiny, healthy, and beautiful! And while I still can’t quite stay faithful to one shampoo/conditioner team, Smooth & Silky has cemented a place in my weekly rotation!
If you’re not sure what your hair needs are, don’t worry-Head & Shoulders has a quick quiz that will diagnose your hair needs and direct you to a product that will take care of it!
Head & Shoulders Shampoo & Conditioner are available in the following:
~Citrus Breeze for fine/oily hair (shampoo only)
~Classic Clean for a deep-cleansing experience
~Dry Scalp Care for those with serious scalp issues
~Extra Volume for fine hair (shampoo only)
~Ocean Lift, as described above
~Refresh for a tingling scalp and clean hair (shampoo only)
~Restoring Shine, as described above
~Sensitive Care for those with allergies
~Smooth & Silky, as described above
Several types are also available in 2-in-1 formulas, which are great for travel & gym bags!
Score samples of Smooth & Silky or Dry Scalp Care here, and enjoy!