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A drugstore gem to tame your hair’s biggest secret
There are certain things you learn in the workplace. One, most people have dirty little secrets they don’t want to own up to. Two, you never know what happens behind closed doors. Three, you never know who is aligned with who.
My dirty little secret is that I have suffered with seborrheic dermatitis aka dandruff since my teenage years. It is visually painful and ugly because your scalp literally can rise to the surface during the day and flake off on your clothes. How is that for honest?
The itching (or the urge to itch) can be excruciating. As an adult professional that tends to wear a lot of black, it is just down right humiliating and embarrassing. I have been to the dermatologist numerous times, tried endless products to rid myself of this awful plague. In short, I have been at war.
Enter Suave Scalp Solutions Anti Dandruff Shampoo and Conditioner with nourishing coconut and shea butter. When Stef sent out an email to all of the writers and asked if anyone had dandruff and would be willing to admit it and test the products, I thought “WHY NOT?” I am currently trapped using an expensive salon product that does not work that well and frankly there are not that many good options for my problem out there.
The first thing I noticed about the Scalp Solutions Anti-Dandruff Shampoo ($4.29) is that it smells good, a mild coconut scent. This is a major revelation because you would be surprised how many dandruff shampoos out there smell like tar, coal and other things you do not want your hair to smell like. These same shampoos also dry the heck out of your hair and make it feel like a brillo pad with zero moisture.
This shampoo is different, the texture is smooth and creamy. Used in conjuntion with the Scalp Solutions Anti-Dandruff Conditioner my hair felt great after each shower. There was no problem detangling, styling or drying. I did not have any itching or any major scalp exfoliation/ flaking. The active ingredient has Phrithione Zinc 1%, to help prevent the itching and dandruff and like a miracle from heaven; it works.
Another thing I really appreciated was that the directions were honest. Suave said to use these products two times per week or as directed by your doctor. I liked the fact that I was not asked to commit to everyday. I used them every other day and had good results. No, I am not completely cured from the dandruff plague. But, it improved my situation and the price is very affordable.
• Smells good
• Did not dry out my hair
• Did not strip the color out of my hair
• Still have some dandruff
My name is Holly. You know more than I tell most people about my dirty little secret. I now use Scalp Solutions Anti Dandruff shampoo and conditioner behind closed doors. I am proud to be aligned with Suave.
we heartsters – do you share my secret dandruff shame? I recommend the latest from Suave for an affordable solution.
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