Surviving Winter Hair With Head & Shoulders

January is such an icky time of the year, at least here in Ohio. The winter weather has set in, and with it comes a wrecking ball of dry, cold air aimed at my hair and skin. It seems like no amount of moisturizer is enough to tame the sensitive skin on my face, and my hair has that lovely winter combo of oily on the scalp and filled with static on the ends. The dry weather always seems to irritate my scalp more, too, resulting in dandruff and itching.

Can’t you just picture me on one of my rare date nights with my husband, patchy skin, flaky scalp and hair that looks like I shocked myself? Attractive, right? Sigh…it’s enough to make anyone wish for spring.

I’m no longer afraid to admit I occasionally have dandruff due to my sensitive skin, and I need an arsenal of tough-yet-gentle options to fight it. I need my shampoo to get the job done while still giving me soft, great looking hair that doesn’t smell like a medicine cabinet.

Recently I had the chance to try out the new Head & Shoulders Green Apple shampoo and conditioner. The Head & Shoulders collection of soothing products promises to ease three scalp and dandruff problems: dryness, itchiness, and sensitivity. With 84% of surveyed scalp issue sufferers concerned about these issues, Head & Shoulders has combined the effectiveness of their HydraZinc formula to alleviate these conditions leaving your hair beautifully flake free.

That’s enough of a promise for me to expect some big results. I’ve been using the shampoo and conditioner for two weeks, and so far the results have been great. Despite the recent drop in temperature, my hair has been shiny and virtually flake-free. My scalp isn’t nearly as itchy as it usually is when the weather gets this dry, but the ends are still well conditioned and not standing out from static.

But even better than that? (Yes, even better than having great looking hair!) The smell! This shampoo has the most heavenly green apple scent. It’s like aromatherapy in the shower. I can breathe in deeply and imagine that spring isn’t all that far away.

The shampoo has a more powerful scent than the conditioner, but that doesn’t affect the fragrance left in your hair. The scent remains strong even after applying styling products and drying. While faint, the fresh green apple aroma is still noticeable on day two as well.

Overall I’m pleased with the results of Head & Shoulders Green Apple shampoo and conditioner. These new products make it easy for me to have beautiful, flake-free hair with a fresh scent reminiscent of a relaxing spa-like experience.

It’s OK…spring can wait.


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  1. On date night, I use Victoria’s Secret vanilla spray because it’s my husband’s favorite scent.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

  2. Date night? I have forgotten what that is.

  3. I like to curl my hair for the date night

  4. On date nights I wear light makeup & perfume and one of my favorite dresses.

  5. I wouldn’t say I have a routine but I do try to dress up a little and wear earrings for a date.

  6. I like to look very natural but still polished… just a little lip gloss and mascara! And straight hair!

  7. Anonymous says:

    i shower, put on heels, curl my hair, and add perfume! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

  8. Anonymous says:
  9. For date night I start with a long shower to wash off whatever the baby has wiped off on me. I always add lots of mascara and dress my jeans up with heels!

  10. making sure i am dress and have some make up on lol. 3 kids under 4 isn’t easy :)

  11. I take a shower, put on makeup, put gel in my hair and let it dry naturally and pick out and outfit

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

  12. Courtney B says:

    curl my hair and put lipgloss on

    vanitizebaby at yahoo dot com

  13. Courtney B says:
  14. My routine for getting ready for a date night starts with a shower. I have very greasy hair and I need to wash it every day. Then, simple make up, hair-do and pick out the outfits….maybe my husband’s too.

    Amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  16. Tiffany Kaykup says:

    I wash my hair with a Dandruff Shampoo the night before for flake free heat styling (:

    kaykup (at) gmail (dot) com

  17. I prep for date night by taking a bath (if I can) before I shower and wash my hair. It really relaxes me.

    That said, I am just happy to have a DATE NIGHT and may just as easily go out completely unwashed and dirty!

  18. Shampoo, blow dry , Make up and my favorite perfume mist help me getting ready for date nights.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  19. I just like to feel clean, fresh and smelling good, light makeup and ready to have fun



    ~eunice b
    tigergal01 @gmail .com

  21. Exotic coconut lotion from Bath & Body works….such a fun smelling lotion! A special addition to a date night!

    ~eunice b
    tigergal01 @gmail .com

  22. I don’t get to go out on too many date nights these days, so I make sure I put on my sexiest pair of skinny jeans, hair down and perhaps a bit of shimmer in the makeup.

  23. Angel Jacklyn says:



  24. Angel Jacklyn says:
  25. light makeup, perfume and my favorite dress

  26. Clean hair, makeup and perfume!

  27. nothing special for me! Thanks for a chance to win and best wishes,

  28. My routine for getting ready for a date night is first taking a shower, washing my hair with citrus scented shampoo and then a simple makeup and pick out an outfits.


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  30. I straighten my hair and try to make it look soft. Also put on lots of lotion so my skin looks healthy.
    songyueyu at gmail

  31. I’m not sure that I remember what a date night is. Shower, deodorant and pretty clothes.
    Thanks for the contest.

  32. I make sure I put on my favorite lipstick and my hubby’s favorite perfume.

  33. tweeted:!/KerryBishop/status/172879427791896577

  34. I love to smell fruity it make me happy.
    Purple_lover_04 at msn dot com

  35. Welcome to My World says:

    My routine for getting ready for a date night is my fav perfume, a long shower, blow out my hair and manicure.

  36. Welcome to My World says:
  37. I like to shower just a few hours before my date and I also like to curl my hair when it’s barely damp. It last longer and curls better that way. ❥
    Thank You so much!

  38. i spend extra time getting my hair and make up fixed just right!

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

  39. i tweeted here:!/bellows22/status/173979373433663490

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

  40. My hubby loves it when I take a bubble bath…he says I smell so good and my skin is so soft…so that is what I do every date night! LOL
    14earth at gmail dot com

  41. I tweeted here:!/MsTofuFairy/status/174116471226634240
    14earth at gmail dot com

  42. My routine starts with a bubble bath using my latest favorite scent of cucumber melon.

  43. We haven’t had many date nights recently. I guess it’s just a shower and getting dressed up a little

  44. When I have a special night I set my hair the night before so it will hold curl. A little make-up and a nice outfit and I’m ready to go!

  45. My date night routine is a shower, shave, lotion and spray my favorite fragrance all while listening to the good music to get good vibes going. Then I give my hair a bouncey blow out while listening to the latest news just so i’m caught up and not caught off guard if any current events come up. Last but not least I stare at my closet or am in and out of outfits for the minimum of 30 minutes trying to find something that makes me feel comfortable and look great. Lol* even if I try to plan an outfit a head I still spend forever on clothes T___T

    Thank you for the opportunity!

    Abitnerdygirl at gmail dot com

  46. tweet!/abitnerdy/status/174328703021629441

    abitnerdygirl at gmail dot com

  47. Fix my hair, light make-up and a hint of scent, then I put on something that makes me feel pretty

  48. Tweet!!/LAMusing/status/174344920348377089

  49. clean hair and Skin (perfume) by Bonnie bell

  50. I try to get my hair done if possible since I rarely go to a hairstylist if ever. I take the time to dress up and wear makeup

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  51. oh to be able to afford a date night! perhaps with that $50 dollar gift card we could…or we could afford to put gas in our car.

  52. Wisconsin Mommy says:

    I pretty much always straighten my hair before going out.

  53. My beauty secret is getting a mani and pedi beforehand.

    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

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