*DAILY MAINTENANCE *
* Malassezia ~ Product Clarification and Warning *
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…
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 ….
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
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:
* COCAMIDE MEA
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
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
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