It's called marketing, it happens
@Cabbage Salesman, only under certain conditioners
@Prince super Vegeta , well played you beautiful bastard you
@Cabbage Salesman, where's the shampoo for apache helicopters?
@Your Dankest Secret, It's midnight and christmas just ended... I came up with L'Oriellicopter, the spokescopter for an apache helicopter shampoo line... Do what you want with the rest of the joke, I'm too tired for this shjt.
@Prince super Vegeta , they only mark it up for women so they can mark it down to the men's price and then women are happy cuz it was "on sale." True marketing genius.
Plus if it wasn't cheaper then men wouldn't buy it, if all I have is a bar of soap it's going to be my shampoo, face, and body wash lol
@Todamnfunny, and if it looked too cheap, women wouldn't buy it
Head and shoulders in the name, but what does it do for shoulders?? Maybe we will never know
@flash1523, it keeps the dandruff off them
When you start to get triggered by dandruff shampoo, you may wanna take some time to reflect on your life.
Common sense 101.
If these are the ones I'm thinking of then the formula is slightly different and the women's one is a larger capacity bottle...
Yeah it has the same ingredients but the quantities are different. Men don't need as much vitamins and moisturizers that women do because our chemistry is different.
Less active ingredients = Lower cost to make = lower cost to sell
@PyroCMXXVI, I don't know what biology textbook you read, but our biochemistry does not differ based on gender. This is marketing plain and simple. Hair is hair, bro.
@Nyxa, I'm not really interested in arguing so I'll just make my key points.
Women have significant hormonal differences to men which means their hair must be cleaned more thoroughly.
Men's hair tends to be shorter, thicker, and less damaged by outside factors (coloring, ironing, hair jell, you get the idea) so it's easier to get to the scalp, clean and repair.
Lastly, businesses are in buisness to make money. That's it. Nothing else. They aren't going to give men a discount for no reason. If it's cheaper to sell it's because it's cheaper to make.
@PyroCMXXVI, Dude, I have a bachelors in biology. lol There are situational factors, yeah, but it's mostly marketing. Especially as the original post said that the ingredients are the SAME. You are looking at it backwards. They are selling it more expensive for women because they CAN. Increase profit. There are so many studies on it, go look them up. It is really interesting. There are some products that are upcharged for men as well.
I mean, obviously she should go with the Men's version. But it's funny that there is even a difference to begin with. You'd be surprised how many things are upcharged based on gender. From children's toys to dry cleaning. It's so dumb. The "pink" tax is a real thing and it is ridiculous. Mainly funny, but also low key sexist towards both genders and pretty lame.
@Nyxa, If women stopped paying for overpriced products, companies would stop selling them. Fact is, women are willing to pay more money for that stuff than men, so companies price their products appropriately.
@CriTiKa1, So if women stopped paying $0.40 MORE for Head And Shoulders, the company would stop making the shampoo? We are talking about the SAME products/services being charged differently based on gender. Go to the cosmetic section in Target, you'll see grooming kits for Men being charged a few dollars more than the women's version, WHICH IS THE SAME EXACT TOOLS except packaging has a different logo. My point is that marketing by gender is pretty dumb and sexist, and since men are so touchy about that word, let me clarify, it is sexist against BOTH genders. So I don't understand what point you are making, other than pointing out a flaw of capitalism, cause the disparity I am speaking of isn't simply women-only products/services? I don't know why you are making it only about women. It's a silly standard effecting both men and women.
@Nyxa, Yes, is you stopped paying more for the same products, companies would stop overcharging. Clearly you don't know how companies work, so let me explain it to you. All they care about is profit. They don't give two shjts about whether their pricing is sexist or not. All they care about is he fact that women are willing to pay more for shampoo. So obviously they're going to take advantage of that, they'd be stupid not to. It's simple supply and demand. If the demand for these overpriced products went down, then so would the supply. Marketing based on gender is what maximizes profits for these companies, which is their only purpose. It's how they're able to give their employees raises and bonuses. It's not sexist at all. It's simple economics.
@CriTiKa1, You didn't have to explain anything to me. I use men's shampoo, I am above the system lol. Like I said originally, it's mostly just funny, but when services are being charged differently based on gender, that's pretty messed up. That's the only part I have a problem with. Like a man shouldn't be charged more for getting his eyebrows waxed, and a lady shouldn't be charged more for dry cleaning.
@CriTiKa1, and you are continually making this about women. I don't get that. It clearly impacts both.
@Nyxa, If they're willing to pay more, then why not? No one is forcing men to pay more for eyebrow waxes or women to pay more for dry cleaning. They could easily take their business to another place that doesn't overcharge.
@CriTiKa1, The problem is ALL businesses are overcharging. Ethical business shouldn't be a novel idea. It should be a standard.
R.I.P. George Michael.
@CynicalSir, George Michael isn't in the picture.
@Donald Trump, he's just outside the door.
Write "wo" on there if it would make you feel better. Good gravy people need to lighten up. This feminist crud is annoying.
@CyrusAmory, actually they like writing it "womyn" because they "don't need men" (actual radical feminist ideology^)
The ingredients are different in the men's as male hair is less delicate therefore needs less expensive chemical
As a man i can confirm i also buy mens head & shoulders shampoo
There are really cool videos about this. I think vox has a good one
what's the ID on epilepsi?