As someone who has an oily scalp but dry hair, striking the right balance in my hair care routine has always been a challenge. The excessive oiliness of my scalp also makes it dandruff-prone, particularly when I am under stress or there’s a change in weather. Naturally, finding the right product to work on controlling the greasy flakes on my scalp while keeping my frizzy hair in check has been a task.
Truth be told, for the longest time I resorted to anti-dandruff shampoos that stripped my scalp of oiliness (keeping the dandruff somewhat in check), but left me with a bad case of frizz! I had come to believe that there was no other way to deal with the problem. It was either dandruff-free rough hair or relatively manageable hair with a greasy, itchy scalp.
After years of coping with these hair woes, I was finally done with this vicious cycle of anti-dandruff shampoos (for my scalp) and DIY hair masks (to soften my hair). I had to look for a better dandruff solution for the sake of my tresses, since dandruff can never be fully cured, only controlled. Thankfully, after a couple of failed attempts with popular anti-dandruff solutions, I stumbled upon the Dove Dandruff Care range (thanks to my mom!). For the first time in many years, I found a balanced product that worked on controlling dandruff while caring for my tresses at the same time. You know what they say, mother knows best!
In addition to being infused with dandruff-fighting ingredients, like zinc pyrithione, the Dove Dandruff Care Shampoo has been formulated with micro moisture serum that nourishes the scalp instead of stripping it of hydration like most other anti-dandruff shampoos do. With my previous shampoos, I’d usually notice a tugging on my hair, immediately after shampooing; even while rinsing! But this one I knew from the get-go was different as it felt like a really nourishing shampoo, and left my hair soft and smooth. I started noticing a visibly flake-free scalp after just 3-4 washes, which was quite new for me (usually dandruff shampoos would take a little longer than that to work on my scalp). It is mild enough to use everyday and paraben-free - two key things you need in a dandruff solution for your hair!
Following up with the Dove Dandruff Care Conditioner was the cherry on top for the whole affair. Since I have always struggled with super dry, unmanageable and frizzy ends, the conditioning part of hair washing has held a special place in my hair care routine. Well, this one did not disappoint. Formulated with a Moisture Lock System, the conditioner worked perfectly in sync with the shampoo, fighting frizz and nourishing my hair thoroughly. Infused with glycerin (which is one of best hydrating agents for hair out there), I found my hair instantly smooth in just a couple of minutes (oh yes, it works that fast!).
The shampoo and conditioner combination is the best example of a win-win hair product I have ever come across. There is absolutely no compromise on any front, changing my idea of what dealing with dandruff looks like. I finally have a complete dandruff solution that helps address my dandruff issue AND keep my tresses smooth, shiny and happy!