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I’m Finally Flake-Free, Thanks To Head & Shoulders with Fresh Scent Technology

By on August 28, 2014
in Hair Care

Head & Shoulders Soft & Silky #PartOfOurFamily

Head & Shoulders Soft & Silky #PartOfOurFamily

We all have that one physical feature that we love more than the rest and totally play up. For me, it’s my hair. I may fight with unruly waves and frizz but I am lucky to have a thick head of hair that, when tamed, I just adore.

However, nothing can ruin a dark mane like embarrassing dandruff flakes. It happens to most of us and it’s something I began battling last winter. Though thanks to regular Head & Shoulders Smooth & Silky use, I can finally declare that I am FLAKE-FREE.

Head & Shoulders Smooth & Silky

When I was in high school, dandruff would randomly rear its ugly head and I always turned to Head & Shoulders to get my scalp back to normal. Thankfully, I spent the majority of my adulthood without issue. And, when the boyfriend had dry scalp issues, I got him on the H&S train. 10+ years later, he’s still a faithful user.

Though when my dandruff problem arose earlier this year, I was oddly resistant to return to old faithful. You see, thanks to some persistent hairline grays, I regularly color my hair and that left me with color fading concerns. However, I finally gave in and am happy to report that, the Smooth & Silky ph balanced formula has not only made me flake-free, my color has never been affected.

In fact, my hair feels just as soft and frizz-free as when I was a super, sulfate-free girl. To boot, I no longer have build-up issues from silicone-heavy styling products. And now that Head & Shoulders includes Fresh Scent Technology, I get the bonus of a water-activated sensory experience. The scent is so good, you guys!

Head & Shoulders Soft & Silky

Head & Shoulders Soft & Silky Shampoo & Conditioner

Head & Shoulders #PartOfOurFamily Sweepstakes

Just as Head & Shoulders has been a part of my life for over 20 years, it’s been a part of Sofia Vergara’s family for over 20 years. Seven out of eight Vergaras use it. And now you can have a chance to meet Sofia at an upcoming Head & Shoulders shoot.

For a chance to meet Sofia Vergara, follow @HeadShoulders on Twitter and post a photo of your gorgeous, flake-free hair tagging #PartOfOurFamily #sweeps and @HeadShoulders. You have until September 1st, 2014 to enter.

For more info, visit

Sofia Vergara - Head & Shoulders #PartOfOurFamily

Sofia Vergara and family #PartOfOurFamily

#PartOfOurFamily Hairstyles

Now that my hair is flake-free, I can go back to experimenting with different hair styling techniques, like braids. Before, I would perish the thought of kicking up flakes as I used my nail to separate pieces for a braid. I’ve even found myself attempting more complicated techniques, like a waterfall braid with confidence.

I even feel better about my everyday flippy blowout, knowing I don’t have to be on patrol, looking for pesky flakes at my crown.

Everyday Hair with Head & Shoulders #PartOfOurFamily

Everyday Hair

This past weekend, I packed my Head & Shoulders as I sailed away with the boyfriend and family to my fave summer locale, Put-In-Bay. It was a hot, windy weekend so a simple waterfall braid kept my shorter layers from blowing in my face.

Waterfall Braid with Head & Shoulders #PartOfOurFamily

Waterfall Braid

ps I learned how to do a waterfall braid from Meghan Rienks. Her curls give me major hair envy.

Waterfall Braid with Head & Shoulders #PartOfOurFamily

Waterfall Braid

Wanting to try something more fun, and knowing I could wear a deeper part with no flaking, I gave this faux, side-shave braid a go. Again, something I saw from my little sister in my head, Meghan Rienks. After curling my hair with a clipless wand, I created a deeper-than-usual part and did a tight french braid down the side, pinning the tail underneath

Side braid, faux shave hair #PartOfOurFamily

Side braid, faux-shave hairstyle

Have you tried the new Head & Shoulders with Fresh Scent Technology? It comes in Green Apple, Smooth & Silky, Classic Clean and Damage Rescue varieties. Visit Head & for more info.

What’s your go-to hairstyle for summer? Have you attempted a waterfall braid? What’s the most difficult braid technique you’ve mastered?

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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  1. Lisa N. says:

    Sounds like great products and awesome to hear its working for you.

  2. Theresa says:

    You do have really pretty hair. I have flakes but avoided h &s for the same color fading reason. I’ll have to give it a try. Thanks!

  3. Cherry2000 says:

    You know what else Head and Shoulders is great for? Clearing up back acne! My husband applies it to a Salux-type towel, and uses it to scrub with in the shower (usually lets it sit a few minutes). He used to have a really bad issue with breaking out, but he’s been clear for years since adding it to his routine. I hear that you can also use it like a topical cream. Supposedly, it’s the Pyrithione Zinc (active ingredient) that works the magic.

  4. Cara says:

    Was it any trouble to switch back from sulfate free? I have recurrent scalp itch for no medically discernible reason, and going sulfate and paraben free for a while hasn’t cured it. I keep wondering if switching back to an H&S type product would cause another reaction.