If I’m Scratching My Head, I’m Thinking.

If I’m Scratching My Head, I’m Thinking.


I have a love/hate relationship with my hair. I love the natural color and curl. I hate that the color has decided to show my age and the sometimes lovely waves are frizzy when I fail to use a leave-in conditioner. Unfortunately, sometimes I get in a rush and put it on unevenly or get it on my scalp. What this does is cause my head to itch like crazy. Even if I wash it, I still have ramifications of the itchiness. When I was young, I often used dandruff shampoo to address the itching but in hindsight, I think it was a reaction to the hair care products I was using.

Every so often, I decide to use a dandruff shampoo to help with the itchiness. It usually takes the edge off some but it burns and I positively hate the smell. If you have ever used, opened or been around someone who used a dandruff shampoo, you know exactly what smell I’m referring to. So I end up washing and rinsing then washing with another shampoo before conditioning. Shampoos strip the natural oils from hair in the process of cleaning it which is why conditioning is so important. Since I already have a problem with frizz, this process of double washing doesn’t help the situation any. At all. Hello frizz.

That smelly, burning, frizziness may be a thing of the past for me though. I recently tested out a new anti-itch shampoo and conditioner from Dr. Marder. Like other shampoos, it left my hair feeling clean but also feeling stripped of oils. For me, that is normal. What isn’t normal is the smell. Or should I say the lack of smell. I think I was so surprised by this odorless realization that it took a few minutes for me to notice that the shampoo had soothed my itchy scalp. Honestly, I couldn’t believe it. No strong medicinal odor AND a head that stops itching? Amazing.

Since it does like other shampoos and left my hair needing a bit of moisture, I used the matching Dr. Marder conditioner. It, too, soothed my scalp. Did it condition my hair? That I’m not so confident about. I decided to go a day without leave in conditioner but realized that was a mistake. Like a zebra can’t change its stripes; my hair handles best with a leave-in conditioner. If I had hair that wasn’t so fine and a severe case of itchiness, I would certainly think this would be a great option. It’s a 2-step process so I’m guessing the conditioner isn’t just about conditioning the hair but also has something to do with how the scalp is treated. Who knows… I just know I need to use a leave-in conditioner as usual.

No more itchy scalp (or nasty odors) with Paraben free, Sulfate Free Dr. Marder Total Relief Scalp Therapy. - SahmReviews.com

Dr. Marder Total Relief Shampoo and Conditioner is the first over-the-counter dandruff system that uses hydrocortisone. That’s the reason it helps with the itching! The two step system relieves itching, flaking and dandruff after the first use. Had I not used it and felt the immediate relief, I wouldn’t have believed it! It’s also sulfate free, paraben free and safe for all hair types. As I mentioned, mine is colored and Dr. Marder products didn’t fade my hair.

If you have a problem with an itchy scalp, this is worth trying out. The price is a bit more compared to mainstream products that you would find at your local discount store or drugstore but just like high-end makeup, clothes and electronics, the high quality end result is worth the price. If this problem doesn’t affect you but you have a close family member that needs to utilize medicinal shampoos, let them know about Dr. Marder shampoo. Their head and your nose will thank you. For more information on Dr. Marder products, check out their Facebook and Twitter pages. You can also get 15% off your order using discount code “DRMARDER” at DrMarderSkincare.com.

So from here on out, if you see me scratching my head, it’s because I’m thinking and not because it itches! Do you ever have an itchy scalp? How do you treat It?

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About Nicole

Founder and owner of SAHMReviews.com, Nicole has been involved in social media marketing since 2007. She has partnered with a number of major corporations who utilized her skills to improve their social media outreach and online presence. Nicole has worked closely with brands such as Netflix, Nintendo, Domino's and Disney, has been featured in McDonald's videos as well as Maria Bailey's book "Power Moms". Always a SAHM (stay-at-home-mom) and mother of two amazing daughters, if you can't find Nicole, she is probably somewhere being an advocate for playing board games.

14 comments on «If I’m Scratching My Head, I’m Thinking.»

  1. I have the same problems with my hair. I have healthy thick curly hair but I’ve had problems with itchy scalp pretty much since my teen years. And again I would occassionally need to use a dandruf/itch shampoo to keep it under control. Some hair products make it worse so there’s only certain brands I can use. I will take a look for these because I really don’t care for the way dandruff shampoos leave my hair less curly than usual and dry feeling.

  2. I had not heard of this product. I often suffer from itchy scalp. I’ll have to give it a try.

  3. My daughter has the same problems and I have been scratching my head as to what product to try to help her. I am going to look into the Doctor Marder.

  4. I find when I color my hair, it can get quite itchy on my scalp. I never know what to do to get rid of an itchy scalp.

  5. i just found out that the hair color brand my stylist was using was irritating my scalp. Within hours of application my scalp was itchy and driving me nuts. What a great product to help with that!

  6. Michele says:

    I sometimes experience itchy scalp. I wonder if it from the shampoo I was using at the time? I will have to try this one out.

  7. Janie Prather says:

    I have not heard of this product but would love to try.

  8. Austin Baroudi says:

    The fact that it itches!

  9. Raffle copter is too long. It is a lot to ask of people to spend their time at that. Most people win nothing. I usually only do a few and then stop. I have a lot of work to do in life.

  10. Marnie G (Derrick Todd) says:

    I hate how annoying and distracting an itchy scalp can be. It really takes away from whatever you are doing.

  11. I have a similar relationship, expect mine is falling out in the wrong places! I think I might get me some of this stuff.

    Good piece!

  12. Luckily, this isn’t something I’ve struggled with personally. However, I’m glad you found something that works for you. I’m sure the itching was driving you crazy!

  13. I would love to try these products.They sound amazing and I need help for a dry and sensitive scalp.Thank you for the great giveaway.

  14. I hate that it`s always a constant annoyance and it`s also embarrassing!! I love to get some help and these products sound so good.Thank you for this opportunity to win. would

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