Rated 4.32 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review You should see my scalp!
Bought this after many many months of struggling with my seborrhic dermatitis. I have tried everything even prescriptions and nothing helped. I had large itchy, red, bleeding scales on my scalp down to my neck and on the backs of my ears. It was painful and embarrassing. I saw this while browsing for makeup and decided to give it a try. I prepped my hair by buying a tube of monistat and saturating my scalp with it overnight. I washed it out the next morning with TSAL shampoo ( helps remove the scaling, something i do weekly anyway with really no results ) The first time I used this (along with the scalp sync mint conditioner) my hair felt noticeably soft and shiny. After it dried I noticed that I didn't have nearly as many flakes and about 50% less scales. After 3 days now I am almost 100% flake and scale free. I also have less redness and irritation behind my ears. I plan on buying this again and creating a stock pile just in case this gets discontinued. please see the photos I've attached.
Most Helpful Critical Review This is fancy Head and Shoulders
You should know before you buy this that the active ingredient is the same as Head and Shoulders. Same ingredient, same potency. So if Head and Shoulders doesn't work for you, don't expect this to either. If H&S does work for you, you would probably be better off buying that at a fraction of the price. There is a benefit to this stuff, though. The active ingredient for itchy scalp and dandruff is the same, but the other ingredients are different enough that you could have very different results. If you like Biolage products (as I do), you might think it's worth it. For me, I bought it during a buy two, get one free Biolage sale and I was already planning on buying the other two things so it was a no-brainer to try this for my itchy scalp. It worked okay, but left my hair pretty limp, which I don't love. Would I buy it again? No, probably not.
Reviewed by 427 customers Great!
CABPatton from Daphne
This shampoo smells amazing and does exactly what it says without drying my hair out! I've had very little dandruff since I started using it. Will buy again!
Very good scalp treatment for dandruff
AH from Aurora, CO
Very good scalp treatment for dandruff, my mother said it was amazing how it cleared her scalp
Does not work
Molly8033 from Charlotte, NC
I have struggled with dandruff my entire life and have been searching for a shampoo that would clear it up. I have tried so many that don't end up working and this one is going on that list. (I have been trying it for over 6 months now) Not only does it not work, but holy cow it is anti-tear-free, just a little of this stuff by your eye will make them burn like crazy! 10/10 would NOT recommend.
No itch shampoo
Linda from Houston
I bought this shampoo hoping it will clear my scalp. I have itchy, flakey scalp due to using drug store products. On the first use it completely stopped the itching and flakes. I do have a dry scalp so will be alternating with another shampoo, will be going to Ulta this week to look for a hydrating shampoo. Will say that this shampoo does leave your hair feeling dry right after you wash it but once it's dry its manageable. There is no smell, I was hoping for a minty smell but no there is no smell to this shampoo so your hair pretty much doesn't have a clean smell to it ,its just clean if that makes sense. All in all ots a really good shampoo and my wash lasts a good 3 days before I start feeling a little itch coming. Don't forget to leave it in for at least 5 min before rinsing it out. The zinc in the shampoo needs to do its magic.
This is the only shampoo I use
RevBecky from McAlester, OK
I use this product daily along with scalp sync conditioner. It's the only product that controls my seborrheic dermatitis without drying out my hair. I've used it for about a year and a half and it's amazing!
Has eliminated dandruff but.....
Sleepypup from San Jacinto, Ca.
I have mixed feelings about this. Ok, so FIRST let me just say how great this product smells! Gives an invigorating and refreshing sensation. It did eliminate my dandruff rather quickly BUT my scalp is still super itchy, although I appreciate that it eliminated the "flaky" part of my issue, it's still no fun to feel itchy. I've used drug store shampoos that have better helped my dry scalp issue.
Fancy Head and Shoulders review was completely accurate.
Raquel from New Mexico
Overall this is a very good shampoo when it comes to your scalp. It did help me get rid of my flakes so it does what it says: improves your scalp's health. However, the Shampoo and Conditioner were really harsh (At least for me), it would leave my hair very dry and it completely changed my hair color to the point where you can see my black hair very close to my scalp, and the rest looks redish, like I totally dyed my hair when I did not. I had some red hairs before using this product, but they intensified a lot after a month or so.
I would recommend this product if your hair has no previous discoloration problems, because it really does work for dandruff.
Even my boyfriend uses it!
Mia from CALIFORNIA
I have well water and this strips the oily and dandruff hair. This kicks it all. My boyfriend uses it on his hair and beard and notices a huge difference in the skin and hair. We are hooked!!
Works for Psoriasis, Too
SaveThePrincess12345 from Charlotte, NC
I have psoriasis on my scalp, and it's been getting worse during recent months. (Thanks, stress and change of seasons.) I use this regularly (and more frequently when things get bad), and it works. That's all I need to know. It takes the itch away and it helps my scalp heal, and as long as it works, I won't be using anything else as my staple. Definitely recommend.
Good Shampoo & Conditioner Set to a Degree
Hannah from Indianapolis
I've had an itchy scalp for a while. I bought an argan oil product for my hair for my wedding then learned that I'm very allergic to argan oil, and since then my scalp has had an itch that doesn't seem to go away. I bought the dandruff set under the assumption that I had dandruff due to the allergic reaction and hoped it would calm my scalp down. The set smells lovely and cleaned my hair well and my hair felt soft after using it; however after a short amount of time my scalp would get super greasy and the itch wouldn't go away. After a while I switched to a shampoo set that deep cleans scalps and that has made a world of difference. My husband uses this for his dandruff and it works great for him. I do recommend this product for dandruff, but if you're still struggling with it after a while I recommend trying a deep cleaning shampoo instead. It could be that the itch is from clogged hair follicles.
Does the job without out the negatives of others
Drawley from Worcester
Got this because my bf experiences extreme dandruff and I get a little buildup now and again. We both have naturally oily hair, slight wavy texture. Both damaged by bleach, so I really wanted something that would help his situation without us damaging our hair or losing our color (we both do blues, purples, bright reds, etc) and man this does the trick. I've never used a dandruff shampoo that didn't kick my color to the curb (I've even used dandruff shampoo in the past to get rid of color on purpose) so this is a really great option for anyone who likes bleaching their hair and doing fashion colors.
It lathers a lot so you don't need much. I will say it gives you a bit of that too-clean/stripping feeling, but that goes away once you condition.
It Works After Years Finding A Holy Grail
Macy from Houston, TX
Wow, I cannot believe I finally found my product. I've always had dandruff since I was a kid. Now that I am older and bleached my hair blonde, its harder for me to find a good hair care without irritating my scalp. I have tried everything, Head And Shoulders, Redken, Paul Mitchell, Nizoral, EVERYTHING. I looked this up and I was stuck between Nioxin Scalp Recovery to this. I tried this one frankly for the affordable price... wow I am so glad I picked this one. My dry itchy scalp doesn't itch anymore and I don't have to do as much treatment like I did before. I can even leave my hair unwashed for almost a week and it still smells good while leaving it dry/healthy! I love it. Thank you, Matrix!
NO MORE ITCHY SCALP AND FLAKES!!!
Yesica from California
I found this gem after it was recommended on TikTok video by a former Ulta employee. I have tried so many different shampoos, products, and home remedies with no success. I have seen miraculous results using this shampoo for about two weeks now. My scalp is no longer itchy and I can finally run my fingers through my hair without any nasty flakes all over my clothing. I highly recommend!!!
Lauren from Illinois
Works fast and it gets rid of dandruff and the itchiness! Highly recommend it!
CHANGED MY HAIR
Suz99 from Fresno, CA
I have had bad dandruff ever since I was a little girl. Head and shoulders only works temporary but it drys my scalp and makes it itch which cases dandruff. My Dr. prescribed me to medicated shampoo which made my hair fall out like crazy. I saw this product on Tiktok from a former Ulta employee and I had to try it. After using it for 2 weeks I can truly say it works!! It smells good, makes my hair super soft after every shower that I don't use conditioner after and most importantly, it clears al the dandruff out of my hair. This will be my go-to from now on !!
REALLY DOES WORK
Brenda from Dallas
It really worked for my hair. I have the type that gets oily after 8 hours and I get bad dandruff. Since I started using this shampoo my hair has felt and looked healthier. Also by the 4th day of not washing my hair it doesn't look oily or dandruff in sight. Really recommend
Marbear from florissant
This shampoo is the only thing that works with my hair. It can become so oily, and once I started using this shampoo it all stopped! Plus it smells great!!
saved my scalp!!
HP from Nashville, TN
I developed intense dandruff because my shampoo wasn't properly cleaning my hair and the ladies at Ulta recommended this product to me. It immediately changed my scalp. Since then I have only used this product every other time I wash my hair, or on days when I use a lot of styling products. I massage my scalp with the product and let it sit for around 3 min before rinsing and just use a drugstore conditioner and have had amazing results. I'm about to buy it again with the conditioner because they're having an amazing sale!
FINALLY! SOMETHING THAT WORKS GREAT!
Helpful Fiancé from Cincinnati, OH
My fiancé has always struggled with horrible dandruff. He has tried so many shampoos Head & Shoulders, T-Gel Extra Strength, you name it. Shampoos have either only worked temporarily or not at all. I actually saw this shampoo suggested on TikTok by a former Ulta employee! I bought it for my fiancé almost immediately, and I am SO glad I did. I have NEVER, and I mean NEVER, seen results just from a couple of uses like this shampoo. His dandruff usually always returns after the first 24 hours of washing, but not with this! For the first time in years, my fiancé doesn't have to worry about wearing dark colored shirts for the fear of dandruff showing. I would recommend this for anyone who struggles with dandruff.
Sarah with the Splitends from Cape Cod, MA
The way this was described I thought it was a regular use shampoo, just with added benefits for dandruff prevention. I was disappointed to find out it's a "treatment" and is advised to use only 1-2 x a week.
Julie from NYC
I really like how clean my scalp feels with this product. It definitely helps with dandruff. I don't love the smell while I'm in the shower, but it does not linger afterwards. Many dandruff shampoos dry out my hair, but when used in conjunction with the conditioner, my hair is not dry.
Can't use another
Cat from Houston, TX
This is great for those of use easily prone to dandruff and oily hair. However, if you are like me and shampoo then body wash while shampoo is still in hair it will leave a buildup. I have to shampoo and rinse immediately. Hope this was useful.
Heather Feather from Fort Walton Beach, Florida
Was disappointed that I spent so much money and that I have to spend even more money because the shampoo and the conditioner left serious greasy build up in my hair.
Jess from Bethlehem, pa
I have a sensitive scalp and had been using head and shoulders. My friend recommended this product and I love it! It smells great, it makes my hair feel so soft and healthy. I honestly want to keep touching it, but I know I shouldn't!
My everyday go-to
Cady from TN
I have been using this product for a couple of years after wishing to up my game with my dandruff shampoo with something that smells great and that is still good for both my hair and my scalp. This shampoo does the trick - if I use it consistently, it does help control my severe dandruff and makes my hair feel nice and manageable. Every once in a while, I will still need a stronger/medicated treatment for when my scalp really flares up. But this is my favorite "everyday" shampoo for someone that pretty much has dealt with a flaky, gross scalp for my entire life!