sarah jane young, Head & Shoulders, beauty review


Boo-hoo to winter I see you all saying on social media, yer well I hate to break it to you, but she’s here to stay – at least for a few months anyway. While this season does bring with it some pretty lousy weather, it shouldn’t be feared in the beauty department. Alas, I am here to save your bad winter hair day! Today on the blog I am tackling the oh-so glamorous topic of dandruff and how to survive winter beautifully. I am also reviewing the New Head & Shoulders Beautiful Hair Collections (Glossy Colour, Damage Rescue and Thick & Strong) – a brand I have been personally using on and off for the last 20 years! Below are my top winter haircare tips, along with my own annoying experiences with dandruff!


  • Do wash your hair post-workout if you have dandruff or showing signs, as sweat can irritate your scalp
  • Lay off over-using styling products in the cooler months, as this can also lead to a dry scalp
  • Ensure you rinse your hair with cold water after a hot shower – cold water helps close the cuticle and seal in the moisture from the conditioner
  • Use a hairbrush with natural bristles – this will prevent static hair by helping to redistribute oils from the scalp to the rest of the hair
  • STAY HYDRATED! Drink lots of water to avoid dry skin and hair
  • Use a nourishing shampoo and conditioner (such as this H&S collection) – our scalps are prone to dryness during the winter months with indoor heating and increased usage of hair dryers
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All three new ranges by Head & Shoulders { GLOSSY COLOUR / DAMAGE RESCUE / THICK & STRONG } work just as effectively as the original formula did for me 20+ years ago, but it’s been completely renewed in almost all other aspects. After testing out the three ranges, I’ve found Glossy Colour is the most effective on blonde hair. The dynamic ranges offer both a shampoo and conditioner that work together to treat the not so glamorous symptoms of dandruff and an itchy scalp. These have all been designed to also target dryness, dullness, coloured hair, and work as preventative measures during the cooler months where our environmental conditions are harsher.

I’ve found these all surprisingly beautiful – the fruity scents, the ‘after’ shine and how gentle they are (especially on fragile coloured blonde hair!). The shampoo and conditioner work well as a team, so whether this is a short-term treatment or long-term solution – you are in safe hands. None of the Head & Shoulders products smell like your typical dandruff shampoo (a smell that has probably scarred many a childhoods!), which many people might be under the false-impression -BOOM, myth busted! In my experience I’ve found in highly stressful times, my hair can become very itchy and just feel meh. I am a big believer in our skin and hair being the obvious signs of something not right on the inside. This could be due to poor diet, a hormonal imbalance, external stressors (work, relationships, being a new mummy!), so listen to your body.

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1 Comment
  1. Tatiana
    July 1, 2016

    I love that you recommend H&S because you are right, their new range is incredible. May I ask, how often do you have to wash your hair? I have oily hair and I have been told that I can train it to not be so oily and I have managed to reduce washing every other day to once every 3-5 days (5 being the OMG-it’s-feral stage) I use dry shampoo daily but I am finding that during winter that only makes it weigh my hair down.

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