COLOR, FRAGRANCE AND PLANT ESSENCES
Special blends of color, fragrance, plant essences, and other ingredients are added to make using our products even more enjoyable. Each of our products contains slightly different blend of these ingredients. There is a complete list below, and you can check the label of your shampoo to find out which it contains.
Head & Shoulders shampoos and conditioners come in a variety of shades, including white, blue, peach and pale green.
The formula for our core range of shampoos is naturally white, so we add blends of three specific tints to achieve the perfect colour:
- Red (CI 17200 / Red 33)
- Yellow (CI 19140 / Yellow 5)
- Blue (CI 42090 / Blue 1)
Shampoos with the anti-dandruff ingredient selenium sulfide naturally have a peach or orange tint; they may also use a dye (CI 14700 / Red 4).
Cooling mint essences: Itchy scalp? Nothing feels better than a cooling sensation on an irritated scalp, so we use mint essences (mentha arvensis leaf oil, mentha piperita oil, or menthol) in some shampoos to give you cool relief.
Many of our shampoos also contain natural botanical extracts like:
- aloe (aloe barbadensis leaf juice)
- lemon (citrus limon fruit extract)
- eucalyptus (eucalyptus globulus leaf extract)
- almond oil (prunus amygdalus dulcis oil)
- lavender (lavendulan angustfolia flower extract)
- tea tree oil (melaleuca alternifolia leaf oil)
- avocado oil (persea gratissima oil)
- ginseng (panax ginseng root extract)
- argan oil (argania spinose kernel oil)
We also use other natural ingredients like caffeine, charcoal extract (bambusa vulgaris), sea salt (maris sal), and honey (mel).
We’re proud to provide great smelling shampoos- proving that anti-products don’t have to smell like medicine to be effective! Our fragrances are made of a blend of ingredients which may include amyl cinnamal, benzyl benzoate, benzyl salicylate, citronellol, eugenol, hexyl cinnamal, hydroxycitronellal, limonene, linalool, and menthol. Please refer to the ingredient statement for your specific product.
WANT TO FIND OUT MORE?
We believe that everyone who uses our products should be able to easily access information on all the ingredients we use.
If you haven’t found what you are looking for in this article, please get in touch for information about a specific product, and we’ll be happy to help.
Head & Shoulders is part of the Procter & Gamble family, and as a group we are committed to providing as much information about our ingredients as possible. Check out our complete list of the fragrance ingredients we use across our brands, along with a guide to those we don’t, here.