Head & Shoulders Green Apple 2-in-1 Dandruff Shampoo + Conditioner REVIEW

"To be a great champion, you must believe you are the best. If you are not, pretend you are."
 -Muhammad Ali

               Hello Beautiful people! I thank God for another day. Today I am reviewing Head & Shoulders Green Apple 2-in-1 Dandruff Shampoo + Conditioner. I received this product to facilitate my review, but all opinions are my own. I laugh when I see companies write such bold statements on their products: "#1 Derm recommended" "#1 Doctor recommended"
My daughter sees a dermatologist, but her doctor has never recommended this brand. Does that mean the product does not work? No. It only means that we don't know whose doctor has recommended this product. As mentioned here, I have been using the original Head & Shoulders shampoo + conditioner on my daughter's hair since she was a baby, and it is still the product that I would recommend for any child that has multiple allergies and suffers from occasional or seasonal rash/dandruff. #IamNotADoctor

How Head & Shoulders describes the product
Beautiful hair has never smelled this good! Bring those locks to the orchard and feel an air of confidence with the sweet scent of green apple; formulated with Head & Shoulders’ new Fresh Scent Technology for an improved in-shower scent experience. Head & Shoulders Green Apple 2-in-1 Dandruff Shampoo + Conditioner cleans and cares for your scalp while providing extra conditioners to leave you with 100% flake-free,1 beautiful hair that smells amazing.
  • 7 Benefits: fights dry scalp, calms itchy scalp**, relieves irritation**, reduces redness**, great scent, controls flaky scalp** and leaves hair looking beautiful (**associated with dandruff)


Helps prevent recurrence of flaking and itching associated with dandruff.


Water, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Glycol Distearate, Zinc Carbonate, Sodium Chloride,  Xylenesulfonate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Dimethicone, Fragrance, Sodium Benzoate, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Magnesium Carbonate Hydroxide, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Blue 1, Yellow 5.


For best results use at least twice a week or as directed by a doctor. For maximum dandruff control, use every time you shampoo. Shake before use. Wet hair, message onto scalp, rinse, repeat if desired.

My opinion
              Head & Shoulders Green Apple 2-in-1 Dandruff Shampoo + Conditioner has a blue-ish color. The consistency is fairly thick and creamy, as you would expect from a two-in-one shampoo + conditioner. The smell is divine, but it does not last. It does have the green apple scent, if you were wondering. The packaging is perfect, as the product gets dispensed from the bottle with ease. I have been using head and shoulders shampoo on my daughter's hair for almost 7 years. So, instead of using the product on my scalp, that has "no dandruff", I used it to wash my daughter's hair. The question is whether or not the product cleaned her scalp without stripping it from its natural oil. Since the ends of her hair felt a little dry, I used a conditioner on her ends to detangle her hair. I rinsed it out before applying the product directly to her scalp. I gently massaged her scalp, then rinsed out the shampoo from her hair. Her scalp was very clean after the first wash. The shampoo lathers well and rinses very clean. As a 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner, I find the product to be very stripping. Cianna's hair felt a little crunchy. I had to condition, deep condition, and moisturize her hair in order to get it feeling soft and looking shiny again. 
The bottom line

             I am not saying that this is a bad product. As with any product that contains sulfate, dryness is inevitable. My daughter's scalp get flaky sometimes due to food sensitivity. Next time I use this product on her hair, I will definitely do a hot oil treatment first. This will lessen the effect of the sulfate on her strands for sure. Diluting the product with a little bit of warm water might help too, since it is so creamy. The bottom line is that her hair looks very clean and her scalp has been looking better.
Have you used Head & Shoulders products before?
Nerline Germain
Nerline Germain

Nerline Germain is an auntie, sister, wife and mother. My passion for writing led me to create this little space. I mostly write beauty related articles, but this is also a lifestyle blog. My goal is to share my experiences with you. Hopefully you will learn from my mistakes:-) Contact: chicfromhair2toe@gmail.com. .


  1. I was going to say that with the SLS I wouldn't use it on my hair that is extremely prone to dryness, but I do like the packaging. Great review dear.


  2. I think I never saw the green apple one. Will look into it. Great qiote btw, it´s so sad he passed away. I was really shocked, such a great man and human being! May he RIP.

  3. My husband uses this shampoo and I love the smell of it. There are some scents of Head and Shoulders that I can't stand, but this one is great :)

  4. Great post Nerline!! very detailed and informative, i have been seeing this product on the shelves alot lately but never tried it. If it dries out natural hair imagine what it would do with relaxed hair, although everyones hair is different though.
    thanks for sharing your opinion. I subscribed and would love it if you could follow me too
    have a lovely week

  5. I've never had a problem with dandruff, but one time I used it (years ago) and it was drying. So I never revisited it. I love a green apple scent. At least you know how to resolve the sulfate issue.

  6. I only used head&shoulders once and that was enough for me, my scalp got itchy, it was so dry, like a dessert. It was just not for me, I suppose. Happy new week, sista.

  7. I love using head and shoulders too because I suffer from server dry scalp. I didn't know this product can dry your hair, thank you for the info! :)

  8. Great product!!!
    Have a nice day, doll!!! my g+ for you!!!:)))

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥