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Head & Shoulders Instant Oil Control Dandruff Shampoo

BY HEAD & SHOULDERS #79 in Shampoo

4.3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars60%
  • 4 Stars24%
  • 3 Stars11%
  • 2 Stars4%
  • 1 Star2%
4.36 / 5 based on 801 Reviews


With New Head & Shoulders Instant Oil Control Dandruff Shampoo conquer your hair and scalp oil to get a clean you can feel instantly. Its formulated with mango and citrus essence and delivers 100% flake-free* hair giving you the carefree confidence you...

Pyrithione Zinc 1%

Water,Sodium Laureth Sulfate,Sodium Lauryl Sulfate,Cocamide Mea,Zinc Carbonate,Glycol Distearate,Fragrance,Sodium Xylenesulfonate,Dimethicone,Cetyl Alcohol,Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride,Magnesium Sulfate,Sodium Chloride,Sodium Benzoate,Magnesium Carbonate Hydroxide,Benzyl Alcohol,Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract,Methylchloroisothiazolinone,Methylisothiazolinone,Yellow 5,Blue 1

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  • I wonder if this would help me because not only do I have...2 Answers
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  • Does this help control the oil? My hair gets oil after ha...7 Answers
Head & Shoulders Instant Oil Control Dandruff Shampoo
Head & Shoulders Instant Oil Control Dandruff Shampoo
Reviews (801)
Q&A (17)
Media (11)
Amber L.
Lexington , KY
7 reviews
I bought this shampoo because my dermatologist recommended it when I started accutane. I normally have oily hair, so I bought the oil control. In the first week or two of the medicine I noticed my hair was dryer than normal. Once I started using the shampoo I saw instant results. I genuinely love using this shampoo. It’s a thick texture, and it feels like it’s foaming in my hair once I put it on. My scalp feels so fresh as I massage it in, I actually like the experience! I’m not sure I need the oil control formula now, but I still like this product. My hair is always shiny now. I’ve only used head and shoulders once when I was a kid. I didn’t like using it then because of silly reasons, like thinking dandruff was a bad or gross thing. I, admittedly, didn’t want to buy it again because I didn’t like the idea of a dry scalp, but it’s such a good product. The connotation of the brand shouldn’t hold you back!
Desiree A.
Garden Grove
54 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I didn’t realize this product works until I stopped using it. I recently stopped using the product and I’ve realized I had a lot more dandruff than when I used the product (I had virtually none while using Head and Shoulders). I’ve tried the Redken Scalp Relief Dandruff Control Shampoo and it doesn’t work as great. The Redken is 3 times as pricey as head and shoulders ($12 vs $4) and you get less product for the more expensive brand. This stuff works wonders. I have also gotten a lot of complements on how good my hair smells.
Christine J.
31 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
 I bought this Head & Shoulders Instant Oil Control Dandruff Shampoo for my teen son, who started getting oily looking hair this past year no matter what brand we tried. I was glad to find this product but more than half of the time that he used this, his hair became even worse. Every once in a while it made his hair soft and nice, but most days his hair still seemed oily right after using. (he used the shampoo and conditioner).  It just wasn't a good product for him. I switched him to the itchy scalp type, which worked better for him.
Lydda L.
Miami Beach
202 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Favorite, classic shampoo! I have thicker, and slightly curly hair and it does wonders for my frizz and greasy scalp. It’s also non-sebum so I don’t have to worry about back pimples. My dermatologist even suggested using it to rinse of spots that tend to be pimply on my body (back as well as the back of my legs). Has worked wonders and I highly highly recommend for the price!!
Allie M.
41 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I CANT express my LOVE for this shampoo. It’s so embarrassing having dandruff and oily hair. Ive tried everything. I’m not kidding EVERYTHING from shampoos, to treatments, to tea tree shampoos and nothing works except this shampoo. It cures my dandruff and I don’t have to wash my hair for three days and my hair stays clean. Would highly recommend for these problems.
Lauren S.
san antonio
22 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This is definitely my favorite shampoo. The lather is very good and it makes my head feel super clean. Ever since I have used this my dandruff has gone away and it hasn’t come back. Now I’m just trying to focus on my oily roots. I would definitely recommend if you have oily hair or are trying to combat dandruff, but this stuff is amazing!
Crystal M.
128 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
your hair stylist may recommend this is the worst ever for your hair but i've found nothing that works for my hair for oil control. no matter how many times i've tried to train my hair oil control (but skipping hair wash days) it's just never worked. this stuff is great and doesn't irritate my scalp. always feels fresh.
Casey J.
64 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I use this shampoo in between my regular washes with my daily shampoo. I have an oily scalp that is prone to buildup. I use this to get rid of any excess buildup from my other shampoo. I do think this is too harsh for everyday use(I tried it for a year) it is perfect for at least once a week. The smell is a plus too.
Karlie R.
Spencerport, NY
37 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
For someone who has oily hair by the morning this stuff really works. The oil and dandruff seems to be better than it was before. It works a lot better than off brands in my opinion. The only thing I seem to find that doesn’t work with my hair is doesn’t really help with the frizziness that comes with curly hair.
Kalee P.
Fort Gay , WV
69 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This is good! I have a few issues with it though like it made my hair so tangled, and it only helps with oily hair by a tad. I really think there’s an Amazing scent though! I’d probably buy this again just make sure if you buy it put stuff in your hair to untangle your hair when it’s wet!
Jamie P.
Arlington, TX
55 reviews
I tend to get really oily hair after just one day and have tried different shampoos bit either they don't do anything or they dry my scalp too much. My hair is also thin so how has this shampoo worked for those with the same issues?
catherine m.
Dresden, TN
21 reviews
I wonder if this would help me because not only do I have hair that has dandruff also have oily hair can anybody help me by answering this question?
Takarra H.
138 reviews
Does it really work? My hair tends to be dry in the winter! I'm looking for a good product!
Angelique S.
Brooklyn , NY
49 reviews
How good does this really work?
Sheily D.
13 reviews
I've been trying to find a good shampoo that controls oily hair, but don't have too much dandruff, would this be a good product to use?

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