Recently I was given a (rather awkward) opportunity to try out one of Thompson Chemists best-selling and most beloved products, the Philip B., Anti-Flake Relief Shampoo.
I am rapidly approaching my 25th birthday (yay!) and have been having a string of bad luck including adult acne, a bed bug scare and itchy uncomfortable eczema in my scalp and hairline. *sigh*
Thankfully, I got some antibiotics for my face, turned out not to have bed bugs and now have solved my itchy scalp problem thanks to Philip B.
Despite the fact that I have sold this product a thousand times over in the last few years, and have sung its praises to anyone who cared to listen I had never tried it myself. I just never had dandruff before, and besides which I had learned its merits from a good authority. Additionally, my customers’ responses were overwhelmingly positive (I don’t think I’ve ever had a negative response).
Even so, I was a bit nervous trying it for myself.
So, first of all, it smells like you think a medicinal shampoo would (especially one made partially of coal tar!) but its creamy texture is instantly soothing. I found that it tingled a bit on the most irritated (read:scabby, gross I know) parts of my scalp, but it was a pleasant soothing tingle, like Tiger Balm on sore muscles.
I followed up with Philip B‘s Light Weight Deep Conditioning Creme Rinse and Detangling Toning Mist.
When I inspected my scalp post shower I found that not only did I feel better (no more itching!) but my eczema actually looked better too! The areas that had previously been inflamed and red were now soothed and light pink, like the color of a healing scar. And, as an extra special bonus, my hair looks great! It is clean, soft and managable.
Thanks so much Philip B!
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Philip B‘s Anti-Flake Relief Shampoo
7.4 fl oz
available at Thompson Chemists