Unlisted Brand • Home Health Everclean Antidandruff Shampoo • Shampoo
|Would buy this product again.||100%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Everclean is cheaper than Neutrogena's T-Gel and works a lot better, in my opinion; the only downside is that it smells like a lumberjack's sock drawer. Also please note that this product is vegan, and is *much* less expensive than a lot of the other vegan-friendly shampoos out there! Do not be fooled by the appearance of "horsetail extract" in the ingredients list; that's just a type of plant that looks sort of like a horse's tail, hence the name (yeah, I googled it). Still vegan.
I have seborrheic dermatitis on my scalp, and T-Gel actually stopped working for me after a couple uses. I tried replacing it with a store brand version of T-Gel, but that did even less for me than the T-Gel did, and dried out my hair into a frizzy mess. I noticed that sulfates were really high on the ingredients list, and this led to me shopping around for products with a lower amount of sulfates/parabens/etc. and a higher amount of more natural ingredients. Everclean does list sodium myreth sulfate and TEA-laurel sulfate among its ingredients, but this is in in a much lower concentration than any other anti-dandruff shampoo I could find. They're at the bottom of the list, as opposed to being the second and third ingredients. I think this is probably as good as it gets.
So I picked up Everclean in the Vitamin Shoppe -- which I'm normally shallow enough to avoid just because of the gratuitously weird spelling of their name -- and I am really glad I did! For a shampoo, it's remarkably moisturizing, and after a couple weeks of use, the seborrhea is actually under control. I haven't noticed any drop-off of efficacy like I did with the T-Gel. Nor has the formula messed around with my curls, which is a huge point in its favor.
But oh my god, the smell. I understand that any product containing pine tar (the agent that cleanses away your flakes) is going to smell a little bit like one of those pine tree air fresheners people put in their car, but . . . yikes, this is strong! The good news is that you can eventually rinse the smell out of your hair, most of the time; the bad news is that this takes a while, and *sometimes* a bit of the smell actually lingers for about an hour after you get out of the shower. It's possible that a guy might actually like this scent . . . it's kind of manly, in a very dated "wood paneling, shag carpet, handlebar mustache, pipe-smoking" way. Alas, I am a lady, and this is not one of my preferred personal scents. In my opinion, the only way this shampoo could improve would be to do something to negate this effect, but I don't know if that's realistic given the ingredients list.
Although I would highly recommend this based on my own experience, it's possible that other people's scalp chemistry won't react the same way. I suggest buying smaller sizes of related products just to experiment and see what works best for you. Everclean in particular is a really solid choice, both in terms of price and efficacy, especially if you find most dandruff shampoos to be too harsh on your hair.
On a different note, the actual quality/effectiveness of the packaging is much better than that of other shampoos, if only because you don't have to cut open the entire dang bottle to get the last bit of product. I appreciate this because I always come pretty close to sawing off my own hand whenever I try to finish one of those bottles!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I have seborrheic dermatitis and this shampoo works well for this. I picked this up for less than $8 at Vitamin Shoppe. It contains a lot of natural extracts. Lathers well and cleans great. The only con is the smell. I guess the scent is the natural pine tar which smells like smoke or a campfire. Reminds me of liquid smoke used for cooking. And the smell lingers. But I use a fragrant conditioner afterwards and it's not so bad. Even if the smell lingered, I'd probably still use it since it works. I have to say that I haven't used it alone. I'm treating my scalp with a mix of neem leaf and aloe vera which I leave on my scalp for about 2 hours before washing with the shampoo. So far, so good. I would recommend trying this if you have dandruff or seborrheic dermatitis. It's a little drying on the hair, so conditioner afterwards is a must.