Try washing face with Head & Shoulder...

Markham, Canada

#23 Mar 13, 2009
I've been using head & shoulders since I was in high school. I had a battle field on back, and my face looked like that of a war veteran (Full of scars, blemishes, abnormal pigmentation, and acne). I started using head & shoulders for the hell of it, since I was getting tired of buying acne meds that didn't do a thing for my acne.
It didn't destroy zits already, there, but I noticed that no new breakouts occurred within 24 hours, so I continued to use it for not only my face, but my back as well. Funnily enough, I was zit free within a year. I just continued using it ever since.
I can go a day or two without using it these days, probably because my body has fully matured, but it still helps with occasional outbreaks. That said, it works wonders. And you're right. ONLY USE CLASSIC CLEAN. 2in1 doesn't work as well. I find it works best if I wash my hair first to get rid of the oil, and then use a little on my hair again for a second wash, but this time use the bubbles to lather it on my face as well. This way, the dosage use is a lot less than directly applying it on your face. However, for my body, I just directly use it, since for some reason, the skin on the rest of my body doesn't dry as easily.

Riverdale, GA

#24 Apr 19, 2009
I just went and bought some head and shoulders!! Hopefully it works!! I have a big weekend ahead that includes lots of pictures.
bob bear

Lake Worth, FL

#25 Apr 20, 2009
Doug wrote:
Try using head and shoulders as a facial wash for at least one bottle, you'll probably notice results before you finish the bottle though. It works for me, I've been rosasea free for about a year without any other treatments, creams or med's
I'm not sure, but I'm fairly certain that most shampoos contain particular detergent ingredients (such as sodium laureth sulphate) that are irritating to the skin.


Fishers, IN

#26 Apr 22, 2009
This cleanser and Nizoral are best suited for seborrheic dermatitis. If you have sensitive skin you may be in for trouble though.
bob bear

Lake Worth, FL

#27 Apr 22, 2009
Dermatitis wrote:
This cleanser and Nizoral are best suited for seborrheic dermatitis. If you have sensitive skin you may be in for trouble though.
You know, I get the impression that one of the big problems with cleansers is when they aren't rinsed off completely. If you leave any soap or detergent on your skin for long enough, you'll receive an alkaline burn (as the active ingredient is always, to my knowledge, some kind of basic salt). For us with sensitive skin, it is imperitive to get it ALL off.

It might well be the case that irritation from soaps is more a product of extended exposure than anything else. If you're interested in knowing more, this link might be useful:

But the bottom line seems to be RINSE well after cleansing!


Fishers, IN

#28 Apr 22, 2009
Its my understanding that skin care products and cleansers can cause inflammation within 20 to 30 seconds. No matter how well you wash it off. Just another thing to frustrate us.
bob bear

Lake Worth, FL

#29 Apr 22, 2009
Sucks doesn't it!

I'm like you - I can't use anything really. I once used regular soap and my face broke out horribly.

These days I use warm water and one of those Dermaspa clothes. Those things are really good imo.

Michael 23

Fishers, IN

#30 Apr 22, 2009
BB. You dont use any cleanser? How do you clean your pores? Are you talking about the Dermalogica soft cloth? How do you use the cloth to cleanse your face and do you use soft water. Thanks.
bob bear

Deerfield Beach, FL

#31 Apr 22, 2009
Michael 23 wrote:
BB. You dont use any cleanser? How do you clean your pores? Are you talking about the Dermalogica soft cloth? How do you use the cloth to cleanse your face and do you use soft water. Thanks.
Well, I'm fairly fortunate in that my skin isn't especially greasy, so I am able to get away without using a cleanser if I use the Dermaspa cloth.

The cloth itself is pretty cool, it's like an exfoliation cloth. No embedded chemicals. I'll try to find you a link (my misses gets them off ebay I think).


Palatine, IL

#32 Jun 25, 2009
my skin got burned too....there arent any blisters, but it hurts!!! What did you do???
Spinner and Paddlefoot

Naperville, IL

#33 Jun 25, 2009
What exact shampoo did you use and how long did you leave it on before rinsing it off?

Elmhurst, NY

#34 Jun 30, 2009
Are these affects limited to Head & Shoulders, or is it a function of the anti-dandruff ingredients that most of these shampoos seem to share?

If so, which ingredient is the one that's producing these affects?

Peter Waters

“We want the truth”

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#35 Jul 7, 2009
You might find this article interesting that I posted on the RSC.

Woodhaven, NY

#36 Jul 8, 2009
Um, thanks for posting that aricle, Peter, but how exactly does that answer the question about which ingredients help produce the helpful affect?

Seems like the article just repeats the same information already mentioned, ie that dandruff shampoo helps some people, but we don't know why.

But thanks in any case for the repost - I don't care what everyone else says about you, you are really smart guy!

Manhattan Beach, CA

#37 Jul 27, 2009
Hi i recently bought H&S classic clean shampoo to help clean and clear up my face. I was probably as apprahensive as probably everyone was when using a dandruff shampoo on your face, but i recently used it tonite. It really helped make my face smooth and softer, and already i could see some of the redness on my chin and forehead start to fade away.
im going to try it for a couple weeks, 2x a day, and keep posting on my progress. I have very mild acne, and blemishes, and have normal skin
Spinner and Paddle Foot

Naperville, IL

#38 Jul 28, 2009
Please keep us updated! THX

United States

#39 Aug 6, 2009
using a combo of head and shoulders, clindamycin antibiotic topical gel, and retin-a cream... all I can say is wow. my skin hasn't been this clear since I can remember!

San Antonio, TX

#40 Aug 6, 2009
I SUFFERED with acne throughout my teens..then in my 20s acne cleared up almost entirely but seborrheic dermatitis came about..a major case all over my face and hair line area..I tried everything until a doctor recommended i wash my hair AND face with head and shoulders classic clean totaly cleared up which to me is a true miracle because i no longer would have to deal with the pain and embarassment of it any longer...i strongly recommend anybody suffering with what is known as facial dandruff(redness and peeling around line) to give head and shoulders a try..note:do not stop treating your condition entirely because although it may be "gone" it most likely will return if left untreated.

Cypress, TX

#41 Aug 11, 2009
Jeff, How long after you used the Head N Shoulders did your face clear up?

Pooler, GA

#42 Aug 19, 2009
My daughter is 18yrs old. She has gone through so much with her skin. The dermatologist has put her through so much. I was told about the H&S last night from a friend, so I thought what would it hurt. My daughter didnt want to try it thinking that it would make her face worse. So I am going to the store this evening when I get off and get some H&S for her to try anyway. Reading some of the testimonies looks like it has done some good. The dermatologist last resort is the Acutane. I really dont want to go that rout if at all possible. My daughter is beautiful and it will only make her georgous with her face cleared up.
Thank you for all the posts and thank you to my friend for bringing this to my attention.

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