My scalp is incredibly dry. I dye my hair every month to cover up my gray roots and this seems to aggravate my scalp even more. I also have flaking and dandruff buildup from all of the hair products I use. I decided to try Garnier Fructis anti-dandruff dry scalp shampoo. After using it the first time I noticed that my scalp was less itchy and irritated than before. After using the product for a week my scalp had stopped itching all together and there was no redness or irritation whatsoever. The reason I gave this product a 7 is because this shampoo didn't take care of my dandruff problem at all. I still had a lot of flakes even after using this shampoo for a month straight. Bottom line, this shampoo is great for those of us with a dry itchy scalp, but doesn't work well at all for those individuals with dandruff. Effectiveness This shampoo was extremely effective in relieving my dry, red, irritated, itchy scalp. I would give that aspect of the product a 10. However, this shampoo wasn't effective at all in combatting my dandruff. It made no difference at all in the dandruff department and that's why I give it a 7. Scent The scent was pleasant. It wasn't overwhelming and didn't smell like chemicals. The Herbal Essence line of shampoos and conditioners smell much better in my opinion.