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Monday, November 21, 2011

Head and Shoulders Eucalyptus Itchy scalp care review {$50.00 Visa card giveaway}

Not sure about you, ladies and gents, but this time of year takes a toll on my hair and skin. I experience changes I am not personally fond of.
DRYNESS, first and foremost. I suppose the cooler temps and the heat being turned on are the major factors.
When the BlogHer network offered an opportunity to review Head & Shoulders Eucalyptus Itchy scalp care products, I was a bit hesitant at first. I seem to get hooked on a product with my hair and do not change. We tend to stick with what we know.
HOWEVER, I do experience a dry scalp and some minor flaking, so I thought to myself: what do I have to lose? I never have used Head & Shoulders and went into this review completely open-minded.
First, here is what Head & Shoulders Eucalyptus itchy scalp claims to offer.
*Promises to ease three scalp and dandruff problems: dryness, itchiness and sensitivity.
* With 84% of surveyed scalp issues sufferers concerned about these issues, Head & Shoulders has combined the effectiveness of their Hydra Zinc formula to alleviate these conditions, leaving your hair beautifully flake free.

* Dandruff is caused by a combination of factors, namely the presence of scalp oils, the fungus Malassezia globosa, and what scientists call a susceptibility to skin irritation (or reaction to the presence of the fungus.)
*Beyond leaving behind a clean scalp, the foundation for great looking hair, Head & Shoulders's new collection goes one step further to excite and indulge your senses with fresh, naturally inspired fragrances including almond oil, eucalyptus and aloe vera.

So as you can see, they make some pretty bold claims. I decided to put it to the test.

* I received my new product, and I decided to get right to it.
When I first opened the bottle I put it to the sniff test, and it was very pleasant and appealing, YET not overwhelming like I expected. I thought the eucalyptus would be stronger and more medicinal. NO, it was a perfect hint.
* The consistency also surprised me. I thought it would be thicker, which it is not. I used about a quarter-sized amount, as my hair is shorter. I thought the shampoo had a great hand feel.
* It lathered like a dream. At some point I was expecting a major tingling, again because of the eucalyptus. NO, not major at all, however enough that I felt the sensation working into my scalp.
* Next, I moved on to the conditioner. The conditioner consistency was like most. I used a smidgen, like a dime size. This is when I felt a bit more tingling happening, and I could feel my hair to be very, very soft. It rinsed out easily.
* Now comes the fun part: blow drying and styling like normal. Remember, I am the girl who uses the same stuff every day. I was anxious to see the results.
* My hair is very fine, and I am not one to use a whole lot of stuff, gels, moose, I do not use any of it, as I do not like the residue they leave.
* Within a few minutes of blow drying, my hair was starting to look very shiny, had a very nice, almost like thicker feeling, yet not heavy like with a product in it.
* My hair felt great. I continued to feel tingling, but very light, nothing that was burning or overwhelming. I even felt a slight tingling on my neck, I suppose that is where some had run down in the shower.
* After blow drying, I added my quick spritz of hair spray, and I was good to go.
I used Head & Shoulders twice a week for two weeks, as recommended on the bottle (no more than twice a week.)
I am pleased to announce I have a new winter shampoo. My hair and scalp feel great. I have had no itching, and absolutely no flaking.
I did not alter this picture in any way; this is me, my hair and I!

 The fun part for you, my lucky readers:

BlogHer is offering a $50.00 Visa gift card to one lucky reader.
 For a chance to win, leave a comment, letting me know how you plan on changing your hair or beauty routine during the winter months.
No duplicate comments.
You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:
a) Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post
b) Tweet about this promotion and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post
c) Blog about this promotion and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post
d) For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry.
This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older.
Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail.
You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.
The Official Rules are available here.
This sweepstakes runs from 11/21/11 - 12/22/11
Be sure to visit the Promotions & Prizes page on where you can read other bloggers reviews and find more chances to win!
Want more great tips for winter hair care? Check out the newest Looking Your Best post in the Life Well Lived section of

Thank you blogher for this opportunity!

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Blogger Sonny G said...

You look too adorable~!

Someone is gonna be thrilled to win that giveaway~!


November 21, 2011 at 7:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really need to try this product! You are cute as a button.

November 21, 2011 at 8:05 AM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Good job, Debbie. Who doesn't want to win a visa card. I use a lot more lotion on my itchy skin in the winter. Everything is a lot drier.

November 21, 2011 at 8:13 AM  
Blogger angnuzz said...

There's nothing like the feel of Eucalyptus. I'm def going to try this. Would love to win the giveaway too!


November 21, 2011 at 8:39 AM  
Blogger Denise said...

I'm not sure I know what you mean by sweepstakes prompt? Do I just leave my comment here?
I like the sound of this H&S, I've used Head and Shoulders original before but not for a long time! I'm sitting here now with an itchy scalp, so definitely going to give it a try.

November 21, 2011 at 8:45 AM  
Blogger Piper said...

I think I may have to try this... just yesterday I was thinking, I was going to have to change shampoos!!! Love your hair!!

November 21, 2011 at 8:53 AM  
Blogger Beth said...

You are so cute :). Thanks for stopping by my blog and who couldn't use an extra $50?

November 21, 2011 at 10:00 AM  
Blogger laxsupermom said...

I get the winter dries and always have to switch to a much thicker lotion during the winter. Great review! Thanks for sharing and for hosting this terrific giveaway.

November 21, 2011 at 10:06 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I am only planning on a trim/maintenance. Thanks for the giveaway!

November 21, 2011 at 10:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what a beauty you are!! I love head and shoulders,,for the same reasons,

November 21, 2011 at 10:20 AM  
Blogger Melanie said...

Great giveaway!
What a cute picture of you, Debbie. :)
I use a lot more moisturizer in the winter months. I also use moisturizing shampoo. I love winter, but it can be brutal on my skin!

November 21, 2011 at 10:41 AM  
Blogger Melanie said...

I will post this in my sidebar. :)

November 21, 2011 at 10:41 AM  
Blogger Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Debbie, you are a DOLL and I love your hair! My scalp has also been itchy since the seasons changed and my hair is also fine! But I do use mouse to give it a little umph!

Great give away!

Lou Cinda :)

November 21, 2011 at 10:48 AM  
Blogger Shannon Fox said...

Your hair so is so sassy & cute! Just like you ;) Both my boys use H&S. It's all my hubby has ever used. I steal some once in a while... just in case. lol. I'll give this one a shot, I bet Austin would like it.

November 21, 2011 at 10:58 AM  
Blogger Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

I have used Head and Shoulders every winter since I arrived in the Carolina's. It works great. Will have to try this new formula two times a week.

November 21, 2011 at 11:01 AM  
Blogger Angela said...

Thanks for the chance to win. I don't change my hair routine, but my husband and son do as they have exactly the same problem you describe. I just pile on the lotion as my legs seem to be tons drier in winter.

November 21, 2011 at 11:03 AM  
Blogger Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

You are too cute!
My hubby has used Head and Shoulders forever. It's his fav.
Of course, I'd love to win the gift card! Great giveaway!

November 21, 2011 at 11:12 AM  
Blogger Linda @ A La Carte said...

My head has been itchy since the change in weather and I think you just gave me the shampoo to try! Thanks and wow, wouldn't it be great to win a Visa card! hugs, Linda

November 21, 2011 at 11:32 AM  
Blogger NanaDiana said...

You are so darned cute and your hair looks shiny and wonderful. H&S is the product my daughter uses daily. She has long, curly hair with an itchy scalp...and she LOVES the products! xo Diana

November 21, 2011 at 12:03 PM  
Blogger Ruby Jean said...

Actually my boys use Head and Shoulders.. But not for their hair.. They have really bad Eczema on their skin and Head and Shoulders helps with the Itchy and Dryness....Your hair looks Sparkly Clean.. :)

November 21, 2011 at 12:57 PM  
Blogger Blessed Serendipity said...

Hello there pretty Debbie,
I have noticed my hair can be so much drier in the winter so I use a very moisturizing shampoo and conditioner. I would love to enter your giveaway. Who couldn't use a little more spending money this time of year?


November 21, 2011 at 1:13 PM  
Blogger Ashley said...

I use alot of lotion and moisturizer.

hewella1 at gmail dot com

November 21, 2011 at 1:43 PM  
Blogger Chrissy said...

Debbie, I just love your hair cut and feathers. I have sensitive skin, so I add extra skin cream to my face, plus conditioner to my hair. My son and husband use H&S, but I must by this one for them.
Thanks for offering the giveaway.

November 21, 2011 at 2:06 PM  
Blogger Savannah Granny said...

Great Head and Shoulders Eucalyptus sweepstakes.
Would love to win.

November 21, 2011 at 2:09 PM  
Blogger Savannah Granny said...

I don't tweet but I will go to the front porch and tweet about this to the little birds. Hugs,

November 21, 2011 at 2:09 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I would know that smile anywhere. Hey, are those turkey feathers in your hair? Looks like you are good to go for the family and holiday. Haircut on the list for tomorrow here. I wonder if my salon does feathers?....

November 21, 2011 at 2:15 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Sounds like a wonderful idea for winter hair ! Easy enough to try !

November 21, 2011 at 3:04 PM  
Blogger reFresh reStyle said...

Great review! I will try this for sure! My skin and scalp suffer this time of year! I could use that visa too! Fingers crossed!

November 21, 2011 at 3:10 PM  
Blogger Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Your hair looks terrific and very shiny. I could use a Visa gift card!
I usually use the same shampoo during winter, but I use a heavier conditioner. If not, my fine hair would be flying everywhere!

November 21, 2011 at 4:20 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Debbie, your hair looks sparkling. You look great!
For winter, I use lotion daily on my dry skin, but just the same routine for my hair. I shampoo every night. ;-)

November 21, 2011 at 5:29 PM  
Blogger imsteelefullofscrap said...

Wow I would have never even known it existed thank you for sharing will have to have him try it and the scent I know I would love so I may have to try using it even though I have normal hair!!!

November 21, 2011 at 5:56 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Debbie , you have the prettiest hair, very shiny and great color. I love your little multi-strips too not sure if it is your hair or braided with string :-) But it certainly gives you a sweet look.. --There you can do a post on in the future :-) I'm sure you are having a marvelous time with your mom and sister and your husband and children are enjoying the visit too. Cause when mama's happy everybody is happy "-)

November 21, 2011 at 6:20 PM  
Blogger DIYbyDesign said...

What a great giveaway. Who couldn't use a $50 visa card this time of the year. I have to use a ton of lotion this time of year otherwise my hands start to crack.

November 21, 2011 at 7:51 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

I don't change too much of my routine, although my skin does tend to get itchy & dry, so I use alot more lotion in the winter months.

November 21, 2011 at 8:00 PM  
Blogger ~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You really do look great, Debbie! I will use more conditioner during the winter months and may even change shampoos to one that doesn't strip my hair as much. I use more lotion and cream on my skin, too! Thanks! ♥

November 21, 2011 at 8:47 PM  
Blogger The Polka Dot Closet said...

Hello you shinny beauty! I use conditioner in the winter and never in the summer...Oh I would love to win!!


November 21, 2011 at 8:51 PM  
Blogger Alison @ The Polohouse said...

You are such a gorgeous girl!
Your hair looks so shiny and healthy too.

Such a nice giveaway!

November 21, 2011 at 10:07 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

Cute haircut! I may have to try this shampoo some time. I sometimes have to use Nizoral, but it has been hard to find lately. Please enter me in this great giveaway!

November 21, 2011 at 10:16 PM  
Blogger chedeb5353 said...

I am going to try this. I have been using the "other" brand but hate the smell.

November 21, 2011 at 10:52 PM  
Blogger Kris said...

You are so cute Debbie! Love the feathers in your hair too!!

November 21, 2011 at 11:54 PM  
Blogger Anonymous said...

I have seborrheic dermatitis (ugh!) and have a lot more problems with that in the cooler weather. I use head and shoulders anyway, but haven't tried this product yet. As for winter care, I usually use a thicker moisturizer in the winter months to protect my skin from the elements.

November 22, 2011 at 1:42 AM  
Blogger Lori said...

Thanks for trying and sharing. Itchy scalp should go away and looks like this does the trick. Sign me up.

November 22, 2011 at 7:05 AM  
Blogger Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

So pretty Debbie!! I always have to increase my lotion usage in the winter months because my skin gets so dry!! Great giveaway!

November 22, 2011 at 8:38 AM  
Blogger ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Cute picture Debbie and your hair looks amazing! I use a lot more lotion in the winter months, my skin gets so dry and I hate that.

November 22, 2011 at 9:11 AM  
Blogger Marie said...

Hi Debbie,

You are a beautiful gal inside and out :)



November 22, 2011 at 9:51 AM  
Blogger Susanne Tyree said...

Your hair looks great Debbie, nice and shiny. My problem isn't flakes or itching, but rather thin hair. When I hit my 40's I noticed a change with "the change". When I was still at home my family used H&S and it did take care of those dry scalp problems.

November 22, 2011 at 10:35 AM  
Blogger Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Your hair looks beautiful, shiny! I usually let mine grow a little in the winter, but need a good shape up!

November 22, 2011 at 10:52 AM  
Blogger boulderdamcottage said...

Hi Debbie, wow love your hair! count me in, at this point in time, my "thin Dad's hair" that I got! LOL could use a little help with some new product! :) Hugs Kat =^.^=

November 22, 2011 at 1:47 PM  
Blogger Renee said...

What a cute haircut! I have been doing the curly girl thing where you use conditioner to wash your hair. It sounds odd, but I think it works and it doesn't dry out as bad.

November 22, 2011 at 4:03 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

you look so pretty Debbie!...great giveaway!!!! Thanks!

November 22, 2011 at 5:34 PM  
Blogger Audrey said...

You are adorable ... will try H and S. My hair is colored and thin. I used something one time for itchy scalp and it pulled the color. Took care of the itch. Great giveaway. Audrey Z

November 22, 2011 at 11:42 PM  
Blogger teampr8 said...

Adorable!! great giveaway!!

November 23, 2011 at 4:39 PM  
Blogger Gina M (crave to save) said...


gina.m.maddox (AT) gmail (DOT) com

November 24, 2011 at 12:03 PM  
Blogger AubreyLaine said...

I plan on using more lotion on my face since it gets sooo dry!
littlegray88 at yahoo dot com

November 25, 2011 at 12:10 AM  
Blogger Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top said...

Your hair is fabulous! :) In the winter, I use tons of lotion for my hands, face and body and lots of vaseline for lips.

November 25, 2011 at 9:43 PM  
Blogger Mami2jcn said...

I use a lot more moisturizers in the winter as opposed to summer.

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

November 26, 2011 at 8:32 PM  
Blogger susan1215 said...

I use more conditioner on my hair and use more lotion in the colder months

s2s2 at comcast dot net

November 26, 2011 at 9:04 PM  
Blogger susan1215 said...!/susan1215/status/140611249296769028

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November 26, 2011 at 9:05 PM  
Blogger Rosa said...

Beautiful. Great giveaway!
I always use lots of moisturizer in every season, so my skin does not get that dry feeling.

November 26, 2011 at 9:42 PM  
Blogger Rosa said...

Adorable. I will be happy if I win.

November 26, 2011 at 9:43 PM  
Blogger Anash said...

During winter, I wash a little less frequently to prevent hair drying out! Thanks for this splendid giveaway
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November 27, 2011 at 6:24 AM  
Blogger Anash said...

I tweeted at!/anashct/status/140752574386151425
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November 27, 2011 at 6:24 AM  
Blogger JC said...

I switch to cream, more oily skin products to help.
tcarolinep at gmail dot com

November 28, 2011 at 12:41 AM  
Blogger JC said...!/tcarolinep/status/141028628292055040

November 28, 2011 at 12:41 AM  
Blogger Janice said...

Love your hair. Looks good on you. I have to use a thicker/heavier lotion during the winter months because I have extremely dry skin. I also use lotion more than once a day.

November 28, 2011 at 1:56 PM  
Blogger Janice said...


November 28, 2011 at 1:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I use more body lotion in the winter and a leave in conditioner.

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November 28, 2011 at 2:05 PM  
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November 28, 2011 at 2:06 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

I switch to a creamer moisturizer in winter so my skin won't feel dry up.

amy [at] utry [dot] it

November 29, 2011 at 5:08 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

tweeted about this giveaway:!/uTry_it/status/141639943071084544

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November 29, 2011 at 5:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was actually thinking of cutting my hair this winter. Love the Blog!!


November 30, 2011 at 8:12 AM  
Blogger Allyson Pecilunas said...

Wow your hair is really shiny!! I always have dry skin/scalp but it gets worse in the winter. I really just try to moisturize my scalp as much as I can with different shampoos. I will definitely be trying this! Thanks for the chance!

November 30, 2011 at 11:35 AM  
Blogger StephanieC said...

i let my hair air dry more in winter! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

December 1, 2011 at 11:21 PM  
Blogger StephanieC said...!/DesMoinesDealin/status/142457959388151808 scg00387 at yahoo dot com

December 1, 2011 at 11:21 PM  
Blogger Kelly Massman said...

i moisturize more!
thanks for a chance to win!
And, have a GREAT day!

December 2, 2011 at 4:58 PM  
Blogger cw said...

I use shea butter on my hands every day and extra moisturizer on my face too in the winter

December 3, 2011 at 1:57 AM  
Blogger karenmed409 said...

My hair feels drier in winter, and flat from wearing hats..Wash my hair and use a deep conditioner in the winter more than I do in the summer. Hardly ever wear eyeshadow during the summer, when winter hits I start wearing again. I change my nail polish a bit and wear more glittery golds, green, or reds for the Holidays.
karenmed409 at comcast dot net

December 4, 2011 at 12:26 AM  
Blogger wigget said...

i use conditioner more often

December 12, 2011 at 2:22 PM  
Blogger Susan C. said...

Your hair looks fantastic!

I definitely use lotion more in the winter than the summer.

December 15, 2011 at 2:54 PM  
Blogger Tina said...

I switch to an extra moisturizing conditioner

December 17, 2011 at 11:45 PM  
Blogger Tina said...!/HappyTina0115/status/

December 17, 2011 at 11:45 PM  
Blogger Erica best said...

I use more lotion in the winter.

purple_lover_04 at msn dot com

December 18, 2011 at 3:29 PM  
Blogger Erica best said...!/purplelover04/status/148500324624248832

December 18, 2011 at 3:32 PM  
Blogger LAMusing said...

I use more moisturizer and exfoliate more often

December 20, 2011 at 4:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only hair change I really make is to let it grow longer between cuts.

December 20, 2011 at 10:30 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

I switch to use a richer moisturizer in the winter months so my skin won't be dry.


December 21, 2011 at 5:06 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

I tweeted about this giveaway:!/ctong2/status/149430901133164544


December 21, 2011 at 5:09 AM  
Blogger angie lilly said...

I tweeted here:!/FotoMacro/status/149537902458703872
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December 21, 2011 at 12:14 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...


December 21, 2011 at 9:30 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

I moisturize more to help with my dry skin and use more conditioner to help with the static in my hair.

December 21, 2011 at 9:30 PM  
Blogger slehan said...

I go swimming three times a week all year round so my routine doesn't change much.
Thanks for the contest.

December 22, 2011 at 1:49 AM  
Blogger Howell said...

I use anti-dandruff shampoo much more often in the winter.

hlee99 (at) gmail (dot) com

December 22, 2011 at 7:18 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I use more lotion and lip balm. sweepmorey at gmail dot com

December 22, 2011 at 11:46 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...


December 22, 2011 at 11:46 AM  
Blogger Angel Jacklyn said...

I know I'll be spending a lot more time in front of the mirror applying products for acne

December 22, 2011 at 11:50 AM  
Blogger Angel Jacklyn said...

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December 22, 2011 at 11:50 AM  
Blogger Tabathia B said...

I use leave in conditioner for my hair and use vaseline intesive care lotion after each bath
tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

December 22, 2011 at 6:08 PM  
Blogger Tabathia B said...

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December 22, 2011 at 6:11 PM  
Blogger Mari said...

I use heavier moisturizer and add lip balm to my regimen.

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December 22, 2011 at 7:45 PM  

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