Mum, Jen Dugard swears by this flake-free hair care range

During both of my pregnancies, I suffered from an itchy, flaky scalp. Yep, dandruff. That's why I went looking for an effective and safe solution.

Pregnancy Safe shampoo, anti dandruff shampoo

Pregnancy is a wonderful time for any woman. But, what they don’t tell you is how you will feel about your changing body….skin….hair….. You will glow they say, you’ll feel fantastic… and you do….at times. But, what about the days when you don’t feel fantastic, when your boobs are huge and your clothes don’t fit any more? When you just want to be ‘normal’ again and put on your favorite jeans to make you feel great? I don’t know about you but whenever I want to feel good I make an effort with my hair; book a cut or blow-dried, even blow-dryng and straightening it myself can take me from feeling blah to SO much better!

Imagine my shock…..I’d never suffered from Dandruff before, but pregnancy hormones can wreak havoc with your body and for me this included dry skin and a dry and flaky scalp. I went in search of a solution….to this problem.

Correct me if I’m wrong but usually when I think ‘anti-dandruff’ I’m thinking “there goes the quality shampoo that I love” – well, introducing Head and Shoulders brand new Beautiful Hair Collection with their three varieties for different types of hair; Damage Rescue, Thick & Strong and Glossy Colour. All designed to give you flake free hair that, surprisingly, doesn’t have you sacrificing good quality and a smooth and strong, healthy look.

Having stopped coloring my hair during pregnancy I gave the “Thick & Strong” shampoo and conditioner a go and was totally surprised with the results. Within only a matter of days the flakes started to clear up and not only that, but my hair was looking shinier and glossier than ever – there may have been some pregnancy hormones involved in that too, but I was certainly happy with the results.

Combat dandruff whilst gaining surprisingly beautiful, shiny hair.

Head and Shoulders, anti dandruff shampoo
SHOP – head & shoulders Glossy Colour Shampoo – $12.49/350ml, head & shoulders Damage Recue Shampoo – $12/ 350ml, head & shoulders Thick & Strong Shampoo – $12.49/ 350ml

I found peace of mind and confidence in the fact that this is a mild and gentle shampoo yet contains a highly effective formula that had been tried and tested and guaranteed to be safe to use for pregnancy mums – and confidence in myself again! I believe the Thick & Strong formula also helped with post-pregnancy hair loss that you experience as a new mum. I honestly think that I had less fly-away hair than I had previously and before using Head and Shoulders Beautiful Hair Collection.

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Now, post-natally I am still using my Thick & Strong shampoo, enjoying flake-free beautiful hair and I know, when I go back to coloring my hair again I can easily switch to their Glossy Colour product now that I have found a solution to one of the lovely pregnancy issues that many women might also face.

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Jen Dugard
Diversely qualified master personal trainer, writer/author and mother of two, Jen Dugard, specialises in helping mothers (new and not-so-new) find their body confidence and balance again after pregnancy, and runs the largest ‘specific to mums’ group exercise class network in Sydney, Australia. Via this multi award-winning business, along with her book “How To Love Your Body As Much As Your Baby” and postnatal exercise DVD “Rebuild From The Inside Out”, along with multiple presentations and workshops, fitness magazine cover model Jen is leading the way in training mums and provides profound insights that are changing the ways that hundreds of women view their lives as mothers. (Taking care of yourself makes you a better mum and role model). She is also an international elite obstacle racer. Jen’s message on exercise as a mum is simple: “you must take the time to re-build from the inside out to become stronger, fitter and more confident that you have ever been”.