Sunday, October 14, 2012

TBS Ginger Anti-Dandruff Shampoo Review

WHAT IS IT: TBS Ginger Anti-Dandruff Shampoo


TBS Ginger Anti-Dandruff Shampoo: Enriched with refreshing ginger root, moisturizing Community Trade honey, and strengthening panthenol, this is one shampoo scalps will find it hard to live without. This refreshing shampoo with ginger extract is perfect for dry scalp and refreshes.

It's yellow-ish, where the color is reminiscent of ginger and suds good.

VERDICT: 'fess up if you're someone who can be just a little lazy when it comes to choosing sleep over washing your hair/showering after a long day. Well, don't be ashamed nor shy as I'm also guilty too. Sometimes, we just value sleep too much to sacrifice it as opposed to staying awake just a little more longer to decently wash/shower ourselves clean before climbing into bed.

What's even worse is the fact that almost all girls love long hair and with long hair comes the inevitable dandruff, oily scalp and the likes that follows suit. To make it short, I've started growing out my hair long as early as I finished Secondary School and ever since my scalp has been plagued with dandruff. The only time I get respite from it is when I chopped off my hair and turned into a tomboy (a.k.a temporary butch) just to give my head/hair/scalp a "reboot". Although it worked, but still it's rather heart-wrenching to see long hair gone, to be replaced by a tomboy haircut where aunties proceed to refer to you as "Uncle".

Needless to say, I've tried many anti-dandruff shampoos throughout the years I've had my hair long. Some seemed to work, but only to stopped being effective roughly a week later while some just promised and gave you more than it promised. Yes, it's exasperating sometimes despite having some "time-off" from dandruff.

Finally, I chanced upon this Ginger Anti-Dandruff Shampoo at TBS one day, and although not knowing what the review was or whether it was positive or negative, I just decided to give this a try. And I am glad to say that it worked for me. Although using the right shampoo for your hair is one thing, using your shampoo the correct way is another factor to ensure that dandruff stays off and stay away forever.

The smell of this Ginger Anti-Dandruff Shampoo is actually pleasant and unlike real ginger that can be a little too spicy for some of us, this shampoo doesn't "sting" as ginger does. It's actually clear and a slight tinge of yellow in it, reminiscent of ginger. And don't even get me started on the wonders of ginger yet. The good part is that it cleanses your hair, especially if you have oily scalp and leaves your hair fragrant-smelling for a couple of hours after using this shampoo. What's not to like about it?

Also, I love how it lathers well and the suds actually look creamy enough to literally make you want to lick it. And the best part of all, it stopped the itching on your scalp after 1 wash. And we all know how sometimes dandruff or oily scalp makes our scalp even more prone to itchiness, and this is definitely a godsend product for those of us who not only have dandruff and oily scalp but also suffers from the after-effect of those hair/scalp problems, which is itchiness.

And before I end this verdict of a review, here's some correct methods in washing your hair too. I'm sure some of us could be washing/shampooing our hair the wrong way throughout the years and that can cause unnecessary scalp problems due to wrong shampoo methods. If you are that particular someone who literally squeeze out a generous dollop on the top of your wet hair and start rubbing suds out of it, then you are definitely washing your hair the wrong way.

  • Start by combing your hair before going into the shower as this smooths out your hair, decreasing the chance of your hair tangling while you're washing it
  • Squeeze out a small dollop, roughly the size of a 20-cent or 50-cent coin onto your palm
  • Lather your palm-ful of shampoo before rubbing the lather into your hair/scalp as suds are better at picking up yucky stuffs on your skin/hair/scalp than the soap-version
  • If your hair is long, you may need to repeat the above step until your hair is totally covered in shampoo lather
  • Massage your scalp for a good 2-3 minutes using the shampoo lather, but do not pile hair onto the top of your head as this makes your hair more likely to tangle up
  • Wash away the shampoo suds on your hair/scalp until the water runs clean
  • If you choose to use a conditioner, apply only a small 20-cent (for short hair) or 50-cent (for long hair) dollop on your palms. Rub your palms to "distribute" the conditioner evenly before running it through your hair, avoiding the scalp
  • Leave conditioner in your hair while you proceed to wash your face, lather yourself up with your favorite shower gel or wax your legs, it's up to you. But leave the conditioner untouched on your hair for a good 3-5 minutes
  • Wash the conditioner off your hair until your hand doesn't feel "greasy" from the conditioner, which means running your hand/fingers through your hair while washing the conditioner away
  • Plonk yourself in front of an electric fan on the lowest settings and let the wind from your electric fan help you to dry your hair, especially if you need to rush. If not, just drape a long towel under your hair, but above your clothes and sit it out

This method is my all-time hair-care method in ensuring my hair/scalp stays dandruff free. If you have more, do feel free to share it via the Comment section too.


WHAT I THINK: Ginger, the all-time favorite in anything.

WHERE TO REDEEM A SAMPLE: So far, I've never ever seen sample satchets for this shampoo. However, you can pop by any TBS outlet and ask to try the shampoo on the spot, if possible. Or bring a small re-usable container and ask (nicely please, when asked nicely, even a "No" becomes a "Yes", you'll be surprised!) if it's possible if they could pour a small amount into your re-usable small bottle for you to try.


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