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on 5/26/2018 6:38:00 PM
More reviews by rsg5062
Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine
Contains selenium sulphide as its antifungal agent, rather than pyrithione inc in the rest of the H&S line.It is effective at treating dandruff, seborrhoeic dermatitis, and pityriasis versicolor BUT there is no getting away from that sulphur smell. It's not so obvious immediately since there is so much scent covering it up in the formula itself but give it a few hours and your hair starts to smell like fart. It also has its delightful aroma cling to every towel and sponge it touches, too. I can't deny its effectiveness as an antifungal treatment but it smells so bad it's an effective antisocial agent, too.If zinc-based antifungals disagree with you, try looking into coal tar or ketoconazole based shampoos.
3 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 6/1/2016 2:26:00 AM
More reviews by leilarose68
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium
HO-LEE SHIT. THE SMELL. SO BAD. I only used this once and trashed it so I can't fully speak to its efficacy (although it certainly didn't work wonders in one go) but the smell rendered this utterly unusable for me. It smells like musty old man dog pee cologne and the smell seems to intensify and expand as the days go on. 3 days later and I've had to wash all my clothes, bedspread, sheets etc because the smell was making me completely naseous. I don't understand why they thought this smell was okay. Also it seemed to give me a small mild rash on my neck
on 9/3/2015 2:32:00 AM
More reviews by lushlife505
Skin: Very Oily, Medium, Neutral
You do have to let it sit on your scalp for a little while in the shower before rinsing to get the most benefit. It did help with flakes and itching ok but nothing spectacular. The initial scent is not too bad(almost like a medicated dog shampoo) but after a few minutes UGH terrible. Also after rinsing very well, I can still smell this on my body and hair and the smell keeps building and getting stronger and stronger. It smells horrendous! It just keeps getting worse. I cannot stand it. I will not be repurchasing this for that reason. It literally makes me gag throughout the day. Update:My dog peed on her toy and it dried, the horrendous musky urine scent reminded me very much of this shampoo. Yuck
on 3/15/2015 2:59:00 PM
More reviews by Sonatina
Skin: Other, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
I moved from west to east coast and all of a sudden I have dandruff, probably due to extremely dry winter air. I tried Head and Shoulders with zinc, Body Shop ginger shampoo that gets rave reviews on this site, and neither of them worked to get rid of my winter flakes. This shampoo worked to get rid of the dandruff within a week. I was really happy.HOWEVER, my bf cannot stand the smell. He says it reminds him of old men smell (his dad). I could not stand the smell for the first couple of days, but then I got used to it, but apparently the smell can be pretty appalling to other people. I think I will try Selsun Blue to see if it smells better.
on 2/11/2015 8:20:00 AM
More reviews by divaqueen89
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool
It works! The fastest and most effective thing to knock out my stubborn sebhorrheic dermatitis, (ewwwww). And after you're all cleared up using it just once a week or so seems to keep it at bay since it is a bit drying and not the greatest smell. Disappointed that I can't find this in Europe. Do note that it advises super-thorough rinsing on light-coloured hair, mine is nearly black so I didn't find this an issue but something to keep in mind.
on 2/7/2015 7:51:00 PM
More reviews by eilishfitz
Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
I've been suffering with dandruff for ages now. I haven't really had any luck with other dandruff shampoos. Then I came across this one. I love it I use it every time I wash my hair (~3 days) and this works. I noticed that in winter, my scalp gets a lot more oily than usual. The only thing I don't like is it smells weird.
on 9/2/2014 3:54:00 PM
More reviews by KourtneyBrooke
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
the only thing that really works for my seborrheic dermatitis. helps with flakes and bumps on my scalp. tried other things over the years and went back to this.
on 9/2/2014 9:50:00 AM
More reviews by Laurin
Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
I thought I had reviewed this product long ago, but apparently I hadn't! I have had problems with seborrheic dermatitis (basically an extreme version of dandruff with oily scalp and itchy, crusty dandruff--gross, I know!) since I was about 10 years old. It seems to be seasonal and is ramping up again now that it will soon be Fall. I have kept this product on hand for probably 15 years (formerly called Intensive), and it definitely does the trick to stop the severe itching and flaking. The only negative is that it doesn't smell great--my hair smells clean, but this shampoo definitely leaves an underlying sulfur odor which I can smell all day on my hands and nails, as well. I asked my teenage daughter to smell my hair and she claims she doesn't smell anything weird, but *I* can smell it on myself. If you have been suffering with persistent, crusty, oily, itchy dandruff give this a try!
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 3/27/2014 8:07:00 PM
More reviews by eadinsmo
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Red, Other, Medium
In 1997, I had been suffering from a seriously flaky scalp for years. I don't know what it was - dry scalp, dandruff, fungal infection? It wasn't itchy, just persistently flaky. I had tried everything over-the-counter like Neutrogena T-Gel, Selsun Blue, and regular Head & Shoulders. I bought this, expecting it work no better. After a few uses, I realized my flakes were GONE. Since then, I have never been without this shampoo (I think it was called Intensive at the time, but this is the same thing). I don't use it every time I wash my hair; I just treat my scalp with it once every couple of weeks or so. It's not a very luxurious shampoo experience. It doesn't smell great, and it appears to strip and dry my hair. But that's what conditioner is for. And anyway, it's worth the downside. It's the only thing that works Every Single Time! I buy mine at CVS for maybe 6 or 7 dollars (I think?). I don't have to buy a new bottle very often, so I'm not sure. And it's a big bottle, unlike most specialized treatment shampoos, so it's very cost-effective. Give it a try if you have persistent flakes.
on 12/2/2013 12:14:00 AM
More reviews by haha341778
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
This shampoo " cure " my heavily dandruff head. I tried a lot different kind of shampoo and tried to figure out why my hair has so much dandruff, and this shampoo has help decrease the dandruff drastically and now I have no dandruff anymore. I only use if for a few weeks and dandruff is all gone now I am using regular shampoo. But if my dandruff comes back, now I know I would use this shampoo. Thanks to my boyfriend who introduced me this shampoo.
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