My scalp drives me bonkers, and this was my go-to for long periods of time.
This contains piroctone olamine, which is an anti fungal and, according to head and shoulders, is best suited for mild to moderate dandruff.
Unlike the other shampoos in this range, I found that it was fantastic for oily hair, it left it feeling squeaky clean, minty fresh and it greatly soothed the itching I had immediately. After a handful of applications the dandruff was so much improved - but it dried my hair out more than it already was, and over time faded my hair colour somewhat (the latter is not unusual in coloured hair with head and shoulders products of course).
If you are like me, you will find head and shoulders causes pretty bad product build up after a while so I'd say that this is best for short term or periodic use; maybe switch to a cleansing shampoo every so often to get rid of the silicone on your hair.
Reviewed on Mon 18 Feb 2019
I am in my late 20's/early 30's with combination, fair tone skin and green eyes. My hair is medium brown, dry with coarse texture.
Bought this on holiday after my shampoo burst in my suitcase and used it almost every day for a week. It cleaned my hair well, however I didn't really notice much of a difference with my itchy scalp and found that it just made my hair colour (I have colour treated hair) fade. Head and shoulders are notorious for causing fading, so I should have known better really.
Reviewed on Thu 13 Aug 2015
I am in my late teens/early 20's with dry, light tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is light brown, normal with normal texture.
My partner uses this for his itchy scalp. He will not use anything else. It stops all the itching and no dandruff. His hair is cropped so do not know how well would work on long hair, but his hair looks very healthy, has a good shine and does not look greasy.
Reviewed on Wed 05 Feb 2014
I am in my mid 40's with acne/problem, fair tone skin and green eyes. My hair is blonde, processed with coarse texture.
shampoo is excellent if you have an itchy dry scalp. My scalp got that bad I ended up at the Doctors they gave a steroid scalp application. I tried T-Gel,to the point I was using it every day along with other treatments non worked. I saw a TV add for this item and thought ive tried everything else. On the first wash itching had stopped and after 4 washes the condition of my scalp had improved 90%!
Reviewed on Mon 25 Jul 2011
I am in my late 20's/early 30's with dry, light tone skin and green eyes. My hair is dark brown, dry with normal texture.
Where to Buy
Prices last updated 07 December 2019.
Where to Buy
Head & Shoulders Itchy Scalp Care is available to buy at Boots.com.