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Is Head & Shoulders damaging to coloured hair?

(14 Posts)
WillSingForCake Wed 31-Oct-12 10:39:23

I used Head & Shoulders for the first time ever today. I've never had dandruff so haven't bought it, but was staying at a friend's house for the night and helped myself to her Head & Shoulders shampoo & conditioner whilst in the shower this morning. And it's great! My hair is all shiny and swishy, am very impressed with the results.

So am keen to start using it regularly now, but because it's medicated do you think it'll strip the colour from my hair (I have blonde highlights)?

cocolepew Wed 31-Oct-12 10:43:07

I know people use it to try to strip colour out of their hair if it's been dyed too dark. I'm not sure if it works though <unhelpful>

DameEnidsOrange Wed 31-Oct-12 10:54:08

Like coco I have heard fo people using it to strip colour.

I suffer from dandruff and use it and my colour does seem to fade quickly although my hair grows so quickly that I have to colour ever 3/4 weeks so it is not such a big problem for me

Loobylou222 Wed 31-Oct-12 10:57:58

Yes head and shoulders definately strip colour I used to tell clients to use if if the wanted to go from dark to light.

cocolepew Wed 31-Oct-12 10:59:34

Maybe it will make you blonder grin

Loobylou222 Wed 31-Oct-12 11:00:31

Oh didn't read whole post sorry blush it may still strip colour but if it's really light you probably won't notice.

vodkaanddietirnbru Wed 31-Oct-12 11:08:05

they do shampoo and conditioner for coloured hair so you could try that

valiumredhead Wed 31-Oct-12 11:10:52

Ime no not at all but I find L'oreal better for clearing a flaky scalp. I think originally way back when H and S used to be very harsh.

JuliaFlyte Wed 31-Oct-12 11:15:56

I have seen H&S for coloured hair. In a shampoo emergency I once had to wash my hair in Fairy Liquid, my hair was shiny and silky soft shock

nipersvest Wed 31-Oct-12 11:36:57

plain head & shoulders will strip the colour. not tried the one for coloured hair tho.

WillSingForCake Wed 31-Oct-12 12:10:50

Thanks everyone!

HoopDePoop Wed 31-Oct-12 12:23:11

I use it weekly to deep clean my hair - also blonde highlighted - and it leaves it super soft and swishy, and a bit lighter too.

Can't use it daily though, too harsh. I use silicones and coconut oil to keep it soft and smooth all week.

miche8 Thu 01-Nov-12 09:06:32

I use the one for coloured hair, stops me getting an itchy flaky scalp.

Robynxie Thu 06-Apr-17 10:53:31 I was worried about this same thing but found this video... I am going to use it.

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