There are numerous factors of what causes dandruff and it comes with numerous solutions as well. I grew up dealing with dandruff with Head and Shoulders because it’s the most popular anti-dandruff shampoo in the country. Today, you’re going to know if its rival can compete by this Head and Shoulders VS Clear Shampoo showdown.
The idea of making a comparison came to mind because my readers have been enjoying my VS series.
I am in no way sponsored by both brands but still take the comparison with a grain of salt. What may work for me may not work for you.
Seborrheic dermatitis is a condition which causes scaly patches, skin, and dandruff. It can even occupy the brow area which me and my siblings share. TMI and gross but yeah, it’s basically the reason why I’m so into anti-dandruff shampoos.
Head and Shoulders VS Clear Shampoo Comparison 2018
What both shampoos have in common is a vital ingredient in treating seborrheic dermatitis which is called Zinc Pyrithione.
With that alone, you’re assured of both shampoos’ efficacy in getting rid of dandruff.
What causes dandruff to me may not be the same with how you get yours but having a potent common ground in dealing with it makes life a lot easier.
Let me share with you the strengths and weaknesses of each product by starting with the more popular choice.
Head and Shoulders Anti-Dandruff Shampoo in Cool Menthol Review
Packaging is very ugly and looks like a summer graffiti (that doesn’t make sense but whatever).
I don’t see the relevance of a cartoonized man who’s sunbathing to how the product can get rid of my dandruff.
The ice cube and mint combo doesn’t help either. However, I really like how the bottle is askew.
Trivial things aside, I LOVE the scent of the Head and Shoulders cool menthol variant.
Whiff exudes a very refreshing and cleansing feeling.
What I do when I use an anti-dandruff shampoo is it’s what I apply in the shower before everything else.
I leave it on for about 5 minutes or when my scalp can’t take the menthol’s sting anymore.
I find that the cooling sensation is a good gauge on when to rinse the shampoo off my hair.
Head and Shoulders is very effective in removing dandruff but it can irritate a bit if you have a sensitive scalp like mine.
I don’t really mind because I’m used to getting my hair dyed. The discomfort is not as bad as the feeling I get from the latter.
You’re going to have really brassy and dry hair if your hair is bleached from using the Head and Shoulders shampoo. However, you’ll really see a smaller number of snowflakes compared to when you’re not using it.
Let’s continue the Head and Shoulders VS Clear Shampoo battle with the younger brand.
Clear Anti-Dandruff Cool Sport Menthol Shampoo Review
If I recall correctly, the first time I’ve ever tried a Clear shampoo was in the year 2007.
It’s what my ex-boyfriend uses and I’ve tried it several times when I stay over at his place.
I love the execution of the packaging as it looks very professional. It’s something that commands attention in a very good way.
I don’t really mind “for men” products because they’re usually the same thing with the original formula but with a different scent.
The “100% Made for Men because men are more prone to dandruff” line is such a cheesy marketing bit.
I think we all know that the majority of men have drier skin but women get dandruff as well. It’s like making something exclusively for a certain gender which makes the other miss out on the good stuff it can offer.
Alright CLEAR, we get the machismo but that is so archaic. I demand Shampoo Equality lol.
Scent is similar to Head and Shoulders cool menthol but lighter.
Head and Shoulders VS Clear Shampoo in terms of lather? Both do very well and will provide an enjoyable shower experience.
Unlike Head and Shoulders, Clear shampoo doesn’t sting on the scalp. Though it provides a milder formula, it’s not as good in removing dandruff as the Head and Shoulders cool menthol variant.
What you’ll like about it is it won’t make your hair too dry and brassy if it’s dyed.
A tiny bit more economical than Head and Shoulders at 114 PHP for 180ml. It’s a very good option for super sensitive scalp.
Both shampoos’ scent doesn’t linger and I highly recommend for you to finish your hair off with a keratin conditioner.