Product Review (and free sample!): Maple Holistic's Tea Tree Shampoo
Tea Tree Oil Shampoo and Conditioner Set
Tea Tree Oil Shampoo
|This is the product Maple Holistics sent me.|
Nothing. I had nothing to lose. AND I GAINED EVERYTHING!
Okay, okay, a bit dramatic. But hey, when you live your entire life with dandruff and eczema, an itchy, flaky head is no joke. This is gross — and maybe TMI — but I've reached a point where scratching my head and coming away with bloody nails isn't that uncommon. The skin is just so irritated! Or it was, before this shampoo.
Maybe I should give the organic, all-natural movement a second look, because dang, this stuff really works.
I started using the tea tree oil shampoo with my regular routine to see how it worked without any other variables. For context, I change up hair products a lot, but I was using Suave Professionals shampoo and conditioner at the time. I really like how they affect the look and feel of my hair, but like most shampoos and conditioners, they weren't doing my scalp any favors. I swapped out the shampoo but kept my conditioner the same.
My first impression of this tea tree oil stuff, I'll admit, was not favorable. It smells like tea tree oil (shocker) and lavender — natural lavender, not the store-bought fragrance type. I've never been a fan of lavender or of natural oil scents in general. I didn't like it, and it was strong. But I had committed to trying this, so I kept using the shampoo anyway. I also wasn't used to shampooing twice in one shower, but that's what the label directs, so I did. It was an adjustment.
At first, I didn't really notice a difference. If anything, my hair seemed the tiniest bit more oily by the end of the day, which was annoying. But after about a week, I could tell that my skin was much less irritated. I got used to the smell, too, and actually started to like it. Lavender really is relaxing.
This product lathers well in hair that isn't particularly muddy, sticky, or dirty. When the bottle says "quarter-sized amount" and you've got maybe three inches of hair, less is absolutely more. I used about a dime-sized amount most of the time. It took a couple of months for me to finish off the 8 ounce bottle.
When I finish using something I got for free, I almost always go back to my usual routine. I resumed using the Suave Professionals shampoo. It took less than a week for me to notice a difference, though I didn't immediately realize what caused it. Itchy, dry, flaky, irritated — my scalp was not happy.
|Maple Holistics' Tea Tree Oil Shampoo and Conditioner set.|
I was surprised to find that the conditioner smells very different; I'm not sure why, but it's not unpleasant. The product is described as offering a "cooling, tingling sensation," and it delivers. It was a really weird feeling the first time I tried it! I do like it. As a major user of pure aloe vera gel for half my cosmetic needs, I appreciate that its main ingredient (after water) is aloe. No wonder it's so good for my scalp.
To conclude: I'm in love with this hair care set and will probably continue buying it the rest of this year, at least. The all-natural scents and experience took some getting used to for me, but the results were worth it. If you want relief for an irritated scalp and like (or can tolerate) some strong natural lavender and tea tree scents, I definitely recommend Maple Holistics' Tea Tree Oil set.
Do you want to try Maple Holistics for FREE too? The company offers free samples, and opportunities for free full-sized products, at www.mapleholistics.com/free-sample/. You have nothing to lose! Try this shampoo, or a different product, for yourself!
I received one free bottle of tea tree oil shampoo in exchange for this review. I purchased another bottle, as well as one bottle of tea tree oil conditioner, for myself. No purchase was requested or required for this review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.