Our story begins over 65 years ago with a hero and a villain… 1961 After 10 years of clinical trials, Head & Shoulders is born. NOW With over 500 experts around the world, we’re as committed as ever to improving our shampoos and conditioners to make them the best they can be. In 1949, John Parran Jr, a chemical engineer and bacteriologist from the University of Tennessee, joined Procter & Gamble. His task was simple – free the world from dandruff. Back then the solutions to remove dandruff, like coal-tar and egg-oil, were unpleasant and even if they worked, they would damage your hair.
Dr Parran wanted to create an effective solution to the problem of dandruff that didn’t harm your hair and was a lot more pleasant to use.