Ingredients Hub


Our ingredients are at the heart of everything we do.

Always effective. Always kind.

Since 1964, we’ve been going head-to-head with dandruff and scalp worries, and we’ll never give up until we’ve beaten them for good.

That’s why we work closely with dermatologists to make sure our products have the perfect balance of clinically-proven actives and scalp-loving ingredients that care for your hair and scalp.

So, you can be confident that inside every bottle of Head & Shoulders is a kind and effective formula.

Head & Shoulders ingredients

We’re extremely selective with our ingredients because we know what you put on your skin is important to you.

We’ll only ever put the very best ingredients into our shampoos. Some people believe natural product ingredients are safer to use than man-made, synthetic ones. The reality is it’s not that simple. First, we define the safe range for every ingredient, whether natural or synthetic. Then we apply the same science-based approach as regulatory agencies around the world, because your safety is our number one priority.

What’s in…

All our products are packed with effective ingredients that treat your dandruff, benefit your hair and scalp, and make the product more enjoyable to use. Find out more about them here.

What’s out…

We’re also committed to removing the ingredients you don’t feel comfortable with from our formulas.

Paraben free
Paraben free

Don’t just take it from us

Our products are endorsed by the Skin Health Alliance, an independent dermatologist-led organisation.

We’re committed to making sure you feel confident in our products’ safety and effectiveness. Find out more about our safety processes.

We’re committed to reducing our impact on the planet. Here, you can read about the steps we’ve already taken and our commitment to the future.

We’ve been working to create gentle effective products for over sixty years. We’re driven by one mission: to solve your scalp worries for good.