I just try to remember the products that I use for my entire body – starting with the head, I use shampoo and conditioner, then soap for my body, and facial wash for my skin, and more.

But wait, I just need to pause there and realize, I am talking about skin all over. Everything is skin for the human body! Face, and body, is skin. And even if I don’t really acknowledge it every day, the scalp is actually skin too! It’s the surface in which hair grows.

Aside from the exposed skin in our body, our scalp is also prone to damages that it gets from being exposed to outside elements – smoke, dirt, pollution, and being unbalanced with the wrong shampoos and conditioners. It is really important to find hair products that will suit one’s needs to keep our scalp healthy, and with that, our hair looking great, too! This is truly worth that extra step in being mindful of our bodies!

Head and Shoulders has been there as being one of the trustworthy hair care authorities in terms of scalp care. Boasting of a tri-action scalp care formula, it claims to nourish your hair for you to be able to have dandruff free, and healthy hair!

What I like about Head and Shoulders shampoos ( I’ve been juggling in between variants, as I like trying them out ) is that I feel it’s really balanced. It cleanses my hair effectively but does not dry out my hair at all because it is still moisturizing. My hair is really manageable when I use Hair & Shoulders shampoo. The variant that I tried with Sample Room is the Smooth & Silky variant, that promises to nourish dry and frizzy hair, and make the hair look smooth. So far, this has restored the confidence I have in my hair because it addresses my external needs for how my hair looks! I am delighted with this product.

But of course, aside from how my hair is faring with it, I must need to tell you how it works with my scalp. My scalp is very sensitive and I do have dandruff from time to time, and it really irks me, as I deem it inconvenient and such a confidence buster. Using Hair & Shoulders, having a Tri-Action Scalp Care formula has three components :

CLEANSE – With gentle cleansing agents the smaller ZPT particles create a rich lather that is deeply indulgent, whilst being effective in offering best in class flake reduction.

PROTECT – Micro-Zinc Dandruff actives go deeper into the places where dandruff causing fungus resides, for longer lasting dandruff protection and defense against oxidative stress.

MOISTURISE – The 3ActionFormula leaves the hair fibers feeling soft and instantly hydrated thanks to active ingredients that lock-in moisture for noticeably smoother, softer hair that is more manageable.

Cleanse, protect and moisturise. It also has smaller zinc particles right now, that deposit more effectively into the scalp that targets the dandruff-causing fungus, as it is hiding deep into the scalp. It can reach it more now! The Zinc particle used here is 8x smaller micro Zinc. In my usage of this product, I’ve seen a significant reduction of dandruff from my scalp, as my scalp agrees with this product. I am continuing using this product up to this day, as it really cares for my scalp, and makes my hair look beautiful!

Scalp is skin too!
Thursday, 18 August 2016

Yes, dear roommates, you read that right: Scalp is skin too!

More often than not, “scalp-care” isn’t necessarily included in a woman’s daily routine. She can squeeze in 5-10 beauty products for her face and body but almost never pay attention to her scalp– I know I don’t.

Speaking from personal experiences, I have curated my face and body routine to the products I know that work best for me after years of product testing and venturing into different fads and trends. My face and skin would look fab until late evening only for my whole game to be dragged down by an oily hair and an itchy scalp. Eeeek!

If you’re interested to start showing your scalp some TLC, then let’s start the journey together with these #SampleRoomTips:


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1. Scalp massages
Sans the relaxing and calming benefits, scalp massages also improve blood circulation to the head and face thus promoting healthy hair growth.

 

 

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2. Essential oils
Applying oil to the scalp once or twice a week will give your roots and hair an extra dose of nourishment and moisture. You can use lavender, rosemary, and peppermint oils or create a custom blend of your own. Massage in onto the scalp and hair and leave it for 10-15 minutes before rinsing. Your hair will thank you for it.

 

3. Healthy lifestyle
Proper diet and exercise promote healthy well-being that will also affect your scalp and hair. Make sure to stock up on your fruits, veggies, protein and good carbohydrates and sweat out whenever you can for an added boost of happy endorphins.

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4. Let your scalp breathe
Allow at least one day in a week to let your hair breathe by not wearing it down with too much hair products.


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5. Use hair products that will also benefit your scalp
Use shampoos and conditioners that are gentle enough to use on the scalp but also effective in cleaning and moisturizing it as well. Another option is to use clarifying shampoos. These amazing deep hair cleansing products are available in the market to remove your hair of all its accumulated gunk.

The new tri-action scalp care formula of Head and Shoulders are now infused with Micro ZPT Particles to cleanse, protect and moisturise your hair! Get yours now for free at our products page.

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Remember roommates, the scalp is skin too! It also deserves our love and attention.

Happy sampling!

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Smooth & Silky Shampoo
Want gorgeous, shiny and fresh smelling locks without having to worry about flakes? Head and Shoulders Smooth and Silky is the shampoo for you! More than just dandruff-free hair, it keeps it shiny and frizz-free all day! With its added moisturizers, go from dry, to gorgeous smooth and silky hair in just one wash.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
- Winner of the 2015 and 2016 Cosmopolitan Beauty Awards
- Keeps you up to 100% dandruff-free forever*
- NEW Tri-Action Scalp Care Formula—cleanses, protects and moisturizes your scalp
- With patented ZPT formula that removes dandruff
- Gentle pH balanced formula for everyday use, even on color treated hair
*with regular use, visible flakes only

Smooth & Silky Conditioner

To complete your perfect hair care experience, add this final step! With extra moisturizers, Head & Shoulders Smooth & Silky keeps your hair shiny and dandruff-free. Use it with Head & Shoulders Smooth & Silky shampoo—together, they restore dry and frizzy hair, leaving you with beautiful, soft, manageable hair.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
- Keeps you up to 100% dandruff-free forever*
- NEW Tri-Action Scalp Care Formula—cleanses, protects and moisturizes your scalp
- With patented ZPT formula that removes dandruff
- Gentle pH balanced formula for everyday use, even on color treated hair
*with regular use, visible flakes only

 

FULL SIZES:

Head & Shoulders Smooth & Silky Shampoo: 12 ml / 170 ml / 330 ml

Head & Shoulders Smooth & Silky Conditioner: 170 ml

 

PRICES:

Head & Shoulders Smooth & Silky Shampoo: PHP5.30 / PHP122.57 / PHP200.13

Head & Shoulders Smooth & Silky Conditioner: PHP101

 

AVAILABLE AT:

Head & Shoulders is available in all major supermarkets, sari-sari stores, drugstores, and convenience stores nationwide.

 

SOCIAL MEDIA:

WEBSITE: http://www.headandshoulders.ph/

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/headandshouldersphilippines/

 

Grab yours now here at Sample Room!

Head & Shoulders Apple Fresh Shampoo
Wednesday, 17 August 2016

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Feel, look and smell the freshest you ever have! NEW Head & Shoulders Green Apple Shampoo cleanses and cares for your scalp while providing extra conditioners to leave you with 100% flake-free*, beautiful hair that feels amazing. Feel an air of confidence with this sweet-smelling treat of a shampoo!
*with regular use, visible flakes only

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
- Keeps you up to 100% dandruff-free forever*
- NEW Tri-Action Scalp Care Formula—cleanses, protects and moisturizes your scalp
- With patented ZPT formula that removes dandruff
- Gentle pH balanced formula for everyday use, even on color treated hair
*with regular use, visible flakes only

 

FULL SIZES: 10ml / 170ml / 330ml

 

PRICES: PHP 5.30 / PHP 122.57 / PHP 200.13

 

AVAILABLE AT:

Head & Shoulders is available in all major supermarkets, sari-sari stores, drugstores, and convenience stores nationwide.

 

SOCIAL MEDIA:

WEBSITE: http://www.headandshoulders.ph/

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/headandshouldersphilippines/

 

Grab yours now here at Sample Room!

Head & Shoulders Cool Menthol Shampoo
Wednesday, 17 August 2016

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With Head & Shoulders, the World’s No.1 Anti-Dandruff Shampoo, beautiful and dandruff-free hair is now possible. With tingly menthol for revitalizing freshnessHead & Shoulders Cool Menthol is everyone’s go to shampoo! With its NEW Tri-Action Scalp Care formula it cleanses your dandruff away, while protecting and moisturizing your scalp from the first wash.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
- Keeps you up to 100% dandruff-free forever*
- NEW Tri-Action Scalp Care Formula—cleanses, protects and moisturizes your scalp
- With patented ZPT formula that removes dandruff
- Gentle pH balanced formula for everyday use, even on color treated hair
*with regular use, visible flakes only

 

FULL SIZES: 12ml /170ml / 330ml

 

PRICES: PHP 5.30 / PHP 122.57 / PHP 200.13

 

AVAILABLE AT:

Head & Shoulders is available in all major supermarkets, sari-sari stores, drugstores, and convenience stores nationwide.

 

SOCIAL MEDIA:

WEBSITE: http://www.headandshoulders.ph/

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/headandshouldersphilippines/

 

Grab yours now here at Sample Room!

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Delivering the latest innovation in superior scalp health has always been at the forefront of innovation at Head & Shoulders. Driven by the need to limit the compromise that most of us make when it comes to scalp care and beautiful hair results, with the majority prioritizing beautiful looking hair over a healthy scalp, Head & Shoulders unveils an exciting reformulation across its entire haircare collection.

 

Inspired by sun care formulations that optimize particle size to deliver a pleasurable feel, Head & Shoulders scientists discovered the importance of smaller size Zinc for both improved scalp and hair benefits. These smaller particles are eight times smaller to eliminate coarse particles. Additionally, smaller zinc particles:

 

- Provide an improved lather with finer bubbles that do not pop easily for an effective clean

- Deposit faster and deeper to areas where the dandruff causing fungus resides

- Wash away from the hair more easily

 

After 12 years of exploration, molecular modelling and countless clinical studies of particle distribution and deposition with the aim of pioneering size optimization of the ZPT particles, Head and Shoulders introduces its new 3ActionFormula with 8 x smaller micro Zinc.

 

By optimizing the size of the zinc, our scientists observed not just better scalp protection but great hair benefits too.

 

GETTING TO THE ROOT OF BEAUTIFUL HAIR?

 

We follow countless steps in a bid to restore the beauty of our hair but what we do not realize that caring for the scalp skin enables healthy hair – the scalp is the foundation to beautiful hair. Even so much as scratching the scalp can cause damage to the hair! New research from Head & Shoulders presented at the World Congress of Hair Research shows that the fungus that causes dandruff is also responsible for oxidative stress in the scalp skin. This oxidative stress to the scalp impacts the quality of the hair fiber, causing the newly grown, virgin hair to suffer from damage as soon as it emerges from the scalp. As a result, over time if not properly addressed, the hair can be of poor quality and have a “life” of damage, ultimately ending in breakage.

 

“Often people are very diligent in caring for their hair and neglect their scalp and, in many cases, it’s because they don’t know how to properly care for the scalp.”

 

Dr Lefkowicz, Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology

The most advanced formulation yet to help protect against microbe causing dandruff and deliver beautiful hair results from the root: introducing the NEW 3ActionFormula. Its effectiveness has received accreditation from the Skin Health Alliance.

 

“As experts in skin, my colleagues and I recognise the importance of good scalp health. With the Skin Health Alliance we have been granted unhindered access to the scientific research and clinical studies Head and Shoulders has undertaken into its innovative 3ActionFormula. We conclude not only does the science promote a healthier scalp, it would appear to deliver better hair benefits overall. Therefore we support the Skin Health Alliance’s dermatological accreditation of Head & Shoulders.”

 

Dr Tabi Leslie, Skin Health Alliance

 

BENEFITS

 

CLEANSE - With gentle cleansing agents the smaller ZPT particles create a rich lather that is deeply indulgent, whilst being effective in offering best in class flake reduction.

PROTECT - Micro-Zinc Dandruff actives go deeper into the places where the dandruff causing fungus resides, for longer lasting dandruff protection and defence against oxidative stress

MOISTURISE - The 3ActionFormula leaves the hair fibers feeling soft and instantly hydrated thanks to active ingredients that lock-in moisture for noticeably smoother, softer hair that is more manageable and beautiful

 

“Head & Shoulders provides an easy solution for scalp care through the new 3ActionFormula, which cleanses, protects and moisturizes all in one product. With regular use, you’ll notice flake free and beautiful hair.”

 

Dr Lefkowicz, Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology

-ENDS-

Beauty from within.

They say that no matter how much cosmetics you wear, or skin care regimen you follow, you truly need to be healthy from the inside, and that would make you glow. Good skin comes from being hydrated, and eating the right foods too!

As we take health supplements to bridge the gaps of our daily diet, we can actually get that bright and youthful skin thru the new VP Glutabright +HA food supplement. This is a beauty supplement that gives you anti-aging benefits and helps in skin renewal.

The VP Glutabright +HA is a combination of three powerful ingredients for beauty – 500mg of L-Glutathione – this helps the liver, and has a pleasant “side effect” of skin being fairer, Collagen – a powerful anti-aging ingredient that keeps the skin supple, firm, and youthful, and Hyaluronic Acid, that keeps the skin looking supple and always looking well-hydrated, as it maintains skin moisture levels. This is quite a powerful beauty-packed combo, methinks!

I really love this combination, as I have been using skincare that have both Hyaluronic Acid and Collagen for my anti-aging needs. If I use them topically, I would be more than excited to have my body experience the benefits of these ingredients, and be youthful from within, and let my skin glow with health with it! As for Glutathione, I’ve long respected it as a really powerful whitening ingredient – it is actually a very important antioxidant that keeps the skin youthful, prevent oxidative damage, and as a side effect, makes the skin fairer.

Given this supplement ( in which I must say, not for pregnant or lactating women! ), I think should be taken religiously once you grab a bottle, because you would be so excited to see the results in this that can be visible in a month’s time or two. I’m now on the road to beautiful skin, inside out, with the new VP Glutabright +HA. Excited to see my skin glow day by day!

A Brief Primer to Glutathione
Thursday, 11 August 2016

From billboards, beauty shelves, and countless commercials, we’ve seen the mother of all antioxidants advertised over and over as a whitening supplement. But what most people don’t know is that it is also the master detoxifier and one of the great boosters of our immune system: Glutathione (GSH).

Naturally, we produce GSH on our own body. It is a very simple molecule with three simple building blocks of protein or amino acids. It offers countless benefits to our health and it is the most prevalent antioxidant produced by the human body. GSH also helps protects cells from the damage caused by harmful free radicals, aids in detoxification, boost your immune system and keep your cells in tip-top shape.

However, as we age, our body’s natural production of GSH declines. But other factors such as poor diet, pollution, toxins, stress, and radiation also deplete the body’s GSH which, in turn, contributes to uncontrolled cell disintegration.

Luckily, supplement manufacturers from all over the world made it easier for us to get our dose of GSH through capsules, supplements, and even oral doses! But here’s where the precaution lies: Make sure you’re getting the real deal. We’ve known stories of people getting scammed with fake GSH and ended up with health problems. If you searched “fake glutathione,” you’ll stumble upon pages and pages of frustrations and scary experiences in blogs, news articles, and forums.

One way of making sure that the supplement you’re taking is if it’s approved by the Food and Drug Administration of the Philippines or commonly known by its former name, Bureau of Food and Drugs or BFAD. This agency is created to ensure that the food and drugs made available to the public are safe and would cause no harm to our body. You can check their online website for the list of approved supplements or just type the name and search site wide. Results will come up if it’s approved by FDA.

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Remember roommates, it’s one thing to take a step to a healthier you but it’s another to research about the product and make sure that what you’re getting is safe for your body. Consulting a physician before taking any supplements also helps so they can give you personalized advice and recommendations considering your current state of health.

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The VitaminPlus GlutaBright HA+, available in our products page for free!

Good luck roommates!