Head & Shoulders is a brand of anti-dandruff shampoo manufactured and sold by Procter & Gamble. The researchers at Procter & Gamble started the manufacture of this shampoo back in 1950 after nearly a decade of research into making the formula. The formula introduced pyrithione zinc into the content of the shampoo. The product was introduced into the American market as a blue-green shampoo product. The brand has since then been able to grow and include more products into the brand line up. There are now about nine different varieties of Head and Shoulders products in the market. It is also interesting to note that the color of the formula has also changed from blue-green to white.
The idea of starting the Head & Shoulder brand dates back to 1950 when P&G realized that consumers in the market were not very happy with existing anti-dandruff shampoos. The company then invested their time and money into the development of a formula that would be effective in countering dandruff. It was after 10 years that the company finally discovered an effective formula that would help eliminate dandruff. The product was given the name Head & Shoulders and P&G went ahead and started working on the packaging and marketing campaigns for the product.
Head & Shoulders is currently working to eliminate the myth that dandruff is only the visible flakes that appear on the skin. The fact of the matter is that flakes are the result of the natural body reaction to a dandruff-causing fungus called Malassezia Globosa that resides on the scalps of every human being. Thanks to the research and products being produced by the company, you can now be able to counter and even prevent such infections.