Other Uses for Head & Shoulders Shampoo

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Procter & Gamble's website states that after 10 years of research, it made Head & Shoulders anti-dandruff shampoo commercially available to consumers in 1961. According to galtech.com, it is still the best-selling anti-dandruff shampoo on the market today. The main ingredient of the bluish-green shampoo is pyrithione zinc, which helps control dandruff. The shampoo, however, also can be used as an aid to several other ailments.

Dry Skin Conditions

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Use Head & Shoulders as a body wash if you suffer from a type of dermatitis, eczema or rosacea and have itchy, inflamed and/or scaly skin. The zinc pyrithione in the shampoo will reduce the inflammation and itchiness that is linked with these conditions. Check with your primary physician or dermatologist first before using the shampoo for your condition.

Fungal Infections

Get rid of ringworm, athlete's foot and other fungal infections by applying Head & Shoulders shampoo directly onto the infected area. The zinc pyrithione actually helps kill yeast, which is the main cause of fungal infections.


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Clear acne by washing your face with Head & Shoulders shampoo. Wash your face with the shampoo everyday and soon your pimples should start to fade away and disappear.

Dog Cleansing

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Prevent your dog from scratching by bathing it with Head & Shoulders. The shampoo also whitens white and stained fur while softening the coat. Avoid getting the shampoo in your dog's eyes, as the shampoo is not a tearless shampoo.

Hair Dye and Chlorine Removal

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Remove hair dye and chlorine from your hair effectively using Head & Shoulders. If you want to remove a bad dye job from your hair before recoloring it, just shampoo a few times with Head & Shoulders first. If you are a swimmer, use the shampoo after every swim to remove all traces of chlorine from your hair.

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