The Body Shop • Ginger Shampoo Normal/Dry hair and Loose Dandruff • Shampoo
|Would buy this product again.||76%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
Hmmm...I still have dandruff 50% through the bottle. Slightly dissapointed but not really as a lot of TBS products fail to deliver.
This shampoo smells like ginger, the cookie kind, and a little goes a long way. The bottle is hard plastic which makes it difficult to squeeze product out and the cap is difficult to open I find myself doing it with my teeth. I am under the impression the formulation has been altered as a lot of TBS products.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This shampoo works wonders on my dry scalp and I have been using it for the last 5 years. I do use other shampoos too but I can never go without this one for long. I have tried various anti-dandruff shampoos before but none have actually worked for me well. I don't think this one actually cures the cause of dandruff, but it certainly stops it appearing (for me - almost immediately). I tried the medical shampoos that suppose to elliminate the cause of dundruff but it keeps coming back still, so I don't see much point in trying to cure the cause and just happy that this little wonder keeps the nasty flakes and itchiness away.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I used this years ago (before The Body Shop got confused about what kind of store it wants to be) and remembered liking it. Came back to it recently. Does seem to soothe itchy, winter scalp a little and remove flakes from dryness. Not sure it would be effective against a real case of dandruff though. Smells GREAT. I've been using it paired with the now discontinued Back to Basics Ginger Therapy conditioner for great aromatherapy in the shower.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I have a very difficult relationship with TBS. I have to hold my nose when I purchase from them now because they still sell a tiny hand full of products I really love, and once those are discontinued, I will no longer buy from them. They just aren't as great as they think they are. Once upon a time, they were. I was an employee back in my student days when Anita Roddick (buon'anima) was at the helm. I have vivid and fond memories of a store with really fun and high-performance, outstanding products, and a 'feeling' gone-by....
About this shampoo. I wear only black. All the time. I can't afford to have flakes at all. Unfortunately, I have a very dry and flaky scalp especially in winter. I used to use Head & Shoulders but they've reformulated and none of their 'formulations' work for me at all. They didn't soothe my scalp, did nothing for flakes and my hair was dirty and flaky again 12 hours after shampooing. TBS Ginger shampoo worked after the very first shampoo! Flakes are gone. Hair is full of body and shine. Scalp feels good. I have a lot of normal to dry, baby fine virgin hair with a smattering of chunky blond foils. I rarely use conditioner because it flattens my hair and weighs down the natural body and waves. This shampoo was just right on it's own. Fragrance is earthy. HG. (Watch TBS go and discontinue it now.)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
The ONLY shampoo that has ever worked on my dry, itchy scalp. I've tried them all, including prescriptions. They stopped selling it for a while....I am beyond glad they brought it back again.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
I'm not sure how I feel about this product. I've repurchased it a couple of times, and, up until the last time I purchased it, I really liked it. This last time I bought it, it turned my normally shiny, healthy hair into dry, lifeless hair. I'm not sure if they reformulated it or if my hair just turned wacky, but I'm disappointed because it really took care of my dandruff and smelled awesome. Now I use a really gentle shampoo and add a couple of uncoated aspirins to a dollop of it a couple times a week, and that keeps my dandruff at bay.
Edit: Well I started using this again because it is the only thing that consistently keeps the dandruff away. I do think that it builds up on my hair so I alternate it with EO French Lavender shampoo which removes build up.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Tan Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Update (18/07): I've recently noticed that less hair is dropping out when I wash it everyday. Instead of clumps of hair coming off in the shower, now there's only 3-5 strands dropping each time. incredible! I do hope I'm not jinxing myself by posting this. *** This works! It does what it claims on the bottle. This is the most expensive shampoo I've ever used - I generally stick to drugstore brands. However my usual Head and Shoulders hasn't been performing at all, and may in fact have contributed to a recent bout of dandruff. When I saw the Ginger Anti-Dandruff Shampoo on sale at TBS, I picked it up together with the Olive Glossing Conditioner. After a week of use, i think its pretty good - the shampoo rinses clean, immediately upon first use, it cut the scalp itchiness, cleared the dandruff, and gives me clean, shiny hair. When paired with the olive glossing conditioner, my hair looks really healthy and shiny. So I went back to the store and picked up a second bottle. BUT I'm not too fond of the ginger smell. Smells like ginger tea, or 'teh halia' as its known in Asia. But I'll continue using and buying as long as it works for me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
Gets hair nice and clean and feeling light weight, smell not too strong. Not really sure if it does the flake removal it promises. Improved but seems to dry scalp out somewhat.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
If you have really sensitive scalp/skin, then this shampoo is for you. I have really oily hair with a touch of dandruff that I can't even wash my hair the night before because it won't last until the end of the next day. Because of my oily hair, for years I've used fairly cheap ($4-6) shampoos and conditioners that you get from drugstores that was specifically formulated for oily hair and let me tell you I'm paying the price for it. Those shampoos (Pantene, Garnier, Herbal Essence, John Freida, ect.) have hydrogenated ingredients that are made from god knows what and very unnatural ingredients (chemicals, blech). Because of this, it strips you hair of your natural oils and completely dries your hair out (especially the ends but makes your hair oily at the end of the day), it damages your hair, and on top of that damages your scalp. Every time I would go to my hair stylist, she would say my scalp was red and irritated and those products were the culprit. After using this shampoo for a couple of days, I could see the changes in my scalp and hair. My hair didn't end up dried out (although I use TBS's Honey Conditioner afterwards), it gets rid of pesky dandruff really well (I'd say better than H&S, since that still irritated my scalp and made my hair really oily) and my scalp actually isn't red anymore! I still find that my hair gets oily by the end of the night but since it's not damaging my hair or scalp, I'm sticking to this. I recommend this especially for sensitive scalp.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Works like a gem. I had typical winter dandruff due to indoor heating, but this shampoo got rid of flakes after just two uses! I gave it an overall rating of just 4 due to the smell. It smells really really strong. If you can't stand the ginger/cardamom type smell, stay away. Otherwise, its a great product- gets rid of dandruff, lathers up well with just a little bit of product, and keeps hair and scalp squeaky clean and oil free.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I like the smell, but it doesn't do squat for dandruff. there are much better dandruff shampoos available. But if you like the scent of ginger and want to treat yourself, this is an ok choice.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I started using this shampoo 11 years ago after trying EVERYTHING to get rid of an embarrassing waxy build up on my scalp. I've since turned several friends and family members on to it, and all are happy. I'd definitely recommend it to those with sensitive scalps, with or without dandruff problems.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This stuff wasnt bad at all and loved the smell. It did an ok job with my scalp but, i give this a 3 being that of cost and effectivness, as the drugstore brands arent bad and like the reviewer stated below cheap. If you like the smell of ginger and wanna get yourself something nice as a treat to yourself then get this, other than that i cant see myself buying it all the time.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I was pleasantly surprised at how well this worked for me. I got a really bad case of dandruff this winter and I tried this first (I was planning to get aesop's dandruff shampoo initially) with a view to trying others if this failed. I like the small travel size and the price was okay.
This shampoo has a lovely scent and it really worked for me. I have used it 3 times now and the flakes have all gone. I like that it wasn't too drying, smelt nice and rinsed out easily.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Black
Worst shampoo I have ever used. Head & Shoulders is a million times better and a billion times cheaper then this ! MY hair started falling out like crazy while I used this shampoo. It looks ugly and it smells weird. The only reason I made the mistake of buying it was cuz I was suffering from winter dandruff and thought Body Shop product would be gentle. No way!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This shampoo didn't do much for my scalp after a while, which is why I didn't buy it again when I ran out. But it has the BEST smell and turns my hair so silky-smooth that I don't even have to comb it after washing.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Been using this shampoo for years - I really like the spicy ginger scent. However i find that in comparison to other products(drugstore) it is pretty expensive
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Black
I think it's an okay product if a little too drying still for my dry permed hair. But it's my mum's HG shampoo. She bought bottles after bottles cos' it doesn't give her dandruff. She's allergic to most shampoo but this works great for her. She likes the smell too cos' it's not sweet. UPDATE: ARgh... it's discontinued... My Mum is really troubled.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Love the smell, it works very well as a regular shampoo - but does nothing for my scalp. If they didn't claim it was anti-dandruff I'd give it a five. However, it's no more expensive than The Body Shop's other shampoos, so I might buy it again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Mmmmm...I LOVE the ginger smell of this shampoo! (A very welcome change from the blue Heads and Shoulders!) It's a very light fragrance that doesn't stay in your hair long, so it's also good for people who aren't big ginger fans.
I use this alternately with my normal shampoo to keep my scalp itch- and flake-free. It doesn't strip my hair, and is priced fairly reasonably ($AUD15.30 for 250 mL)!