Malassezia and the Coconut Shampoo Calamity(2)

10 Dec



 Malassezia Maintenance


   * Malassezia ~ Product Clarification and Warning *


*Malassezia and the Coconut Shampoo Calamity (2) *
Malassezia Coconut Calamity 4 


  Below the Two Shampoo Containers Side by Side

 My Regular on the Left – The New one on the Right

Minor Design Changes are easily observed

     such as an Improved Lighter Pump…

Malassezia and Shampoo1

and a Red droplet? of supposedly …silky hair???


    But then looking closer i noticed something

                            that could Possibly be an indicator

                             of a more Significant Change 

    in the Contents of the Shampoo ….

Malassezia and Shampoo 2

 Contains Zinc Pyrithione 1% w/w

   Was ‘Zinc P’ Dropped or Reduced???

Would they have left out of Prominent display

                          Such an Important Ingredient

                        for an aesthetic look of the Bottle?…


Then i Checked the List of Ingredients on Both Containers

                                to see how they Compared 


   Top: The Old one – Bottom: The New one

Malassezia and Sampoo Ingredients


      Exactly same Number and Name of Ingredients

but Volume / Weight / Percentage of Each is Not listed

to afford comparison / confirmation of Changes – IF any…


Perhaps as long as all Ingredients are listed

there is no requirement listing percentages

        and /or changes in formula.


A Lot of ‘Lethal’ ingredients in the List of Contents

       – much like most other Shampoos –

    which i elected not to research to avoid the horror

  that comes with the knowledge of the detail

             except for two –below– that might be related

                        to the indicators of Change.


 –  Strong, ‘Thick’ Coconut (Oily) Fragrance

–  Oily ‘Heavy’ Feel of Bath Water

–  New Yeast Proliferation on every inch of my Scalp/Body

    (similar to my Previous OIL Experience) *


Possible Related Ingredients:


  Malassezia and COCAMIDE

                All Shampoos i have checked so far contain

    – often more than one Coconut Fatty acids in some Form and Name –

so the difference would be in the Proportionate weight / volume etc

    to the other ingredients especially the number and quantity

           of other type of Oils and of total shampoo weight.



Is it … ‘The’…  Coconut one that drove me Crazy???


In a Guessing Game of Possibilities 

i can see a number of Potential Combinations

 of ‘Increased / Decreased / Unchanged’ ingredients.


    And again, in a Guessing Game of Possibilities

going by the Indications and Effects on my Scalp and Body

i would guess there is a Definite Coconut Related Change

whether as ‘Fragrance’ or ‘Cocamide MEA’ or Other Type

and Possibly – also guessing – a Reduction in Zinc potency

   indicated by the Omission of  ZP 1% w/w on the New Container

              rather than on result and effects noticed

        much too complicated and even harder to verify

             no matter if or how obvious they might be.


Now because the Strong Smell was the Only established indication

        of change, while the other two could have a different cause

and because i never like jumping into quick conclusions and risk falsity

             i decided to Continue using it for a Few More Days

              and watch for results like a hawk from every angle

making sure it had been trialled for at least a full week as a minimum

   or until the detrimental effect got too strong and too painful levels

          and having to face longer fight and distress in my hands.

When i made sure it was getting worse and was too obvious

              that there was no other lead to any other source 

         i simply gave it up.


              I could have phoned the company to find out … or not…

but i prefer to go by the results on my Body that can detect the minutest

offences much like the Princess and the Pea under the 8th mattress!…


    Even if there was no significant change and only fragrance added

       i simply and regrettably cannot stand the overpowering smell

       unless there were any strong indications against Malassezia 

                    rather than as Negative  as are standing 

                       i prefer to avoid any unnecessary risk

                                        and in the end

                  Zinc Pyrithione alone cannot help much

    especially drowned among other Opposing or Neutralising elements

     such as Cocoa Fats, Fragrant Oils, Methyl /Acetyl Alcohols etc

                    already present as it is in most shampoos.


        The reason i have written all this in such detail is that

        i have been mentioning this particular H&S Shampoo

                  as Effective and one of my Daily helping tools

         and this may have prompted some people to try it 

           or come to rely on it as a partial solution to their problem

                      so i feel i have an obligation to report

  in order that each person can be aware of possible changes

        watch out for any effect on their particular problem

       IF of course the Formula on their side of Planet

              has happened to have Changed as well.


            For myself i decided reluctantly to simply Jump Ship

    and have gone back to an old harmless Baby Body Wash i used

      before i replaced it with the H&S – and i am now on the lookout

          for a new Shampoo while using sparingly the Old H&S

            which i pinched and exchanged with my husband

        whose Body is better equipped in fighting of Malassezia.


             Since i dropped it and went back to the Old one

                             Peace has been restored

                     All is Clear and Near Normal again!


Incidentally, while preparing this entry i have been surrounded all day

by the same Coconut cloud and wandering where is it coming from

then remembered that while i was transferring both Old and New

Containers form our Bathrooms in order to take the above Photos,

i was cradling them with my arm and leaning them onto my Chest

so i would not drop them, and the Coconut cloud been emanating from

the Front of my Jumper and Sleeve where the New One was leaning on…


The Baby Wash i Used before i replaced it with the H&S Shampoo

      Kids Body Wash M

Kids Body Wash T

It too contains Cocamide DEA and some other evil things

but i know not of a better alternative at this stage 😦 😦 


I have been using it in the Bath on its own and for Scalp and Hair

as 1/2 and 1/2 with the remaining Old H&S while it lasts

              – and so far i have had No problems.

All back to Normal and Clear and almost as quiet as before 

   It is sold at Woolworth’s and Cole’s Supermarkets

     and some Chemists … here in the “Down Under”


     In the mean time i am on the search for a suitable shampoo

              with the Lowest possible Oil Content

                        and hopefully Problem Free

         Otherwise i will use the Baby Wash for All areas


                           * Previous OIL Experience * 

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Malassezia Issues – Related Topics
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