I cannot decide which is my favourite shampoo in the Desert Essence line - the Lemon Tea Tree or the Italian Red Grape. They both have a pretty much equal amount of pros and cons. I might just end up switching between the two :P
I love the Lemon Tea Tree for cleansing the hair and scalp thoroughly, and the scent is very yummy - a natural lemony, sweet smell. It also leaves the hair shiny and soft like the Italian Red Grape.
Bottom line - fantastic shampoo if you have oily hair. I find that the Lemon Tea Tree along with the Italian Red Grape are both gentle enough for daily use as well. And if you have scalp problems (particularily oily scalp/dandruff) the cleaning properties and antifungal-antibacterial-antiviral properties of the tea tree oil are fantastic. These are my favourite shampoos & I would definitely recommend you give the shampoos in this line a try! :)
I love this stuff(: I bought it because I found tons of great reviews, and it definitely works for my oily hair! The only thing is that I do have to use a little more than I would other shampoo, but honestly, the results are so great I don't care! I also love that it's organic(:
To begin with, my hair is so oily that I have to wash it everyday. After reading the good reviews about this product, I decided to try it. I am so happy with the results: i can skip one day before I wash my hair and yet, the shampoo doesn't make my hair dry. I highly recommend this product to everyone who has a big problem with oily hair.
I buy this at Vitacost and it is very affordable (around $6) for a large amount that last a few months at least. The smell is great and it leaves your scalp so clean. I am allergic to gluten and so many shampoos have wheat protein in them that actually causes bumps on my scalp and neck if I use them. I have pretty much been using this as a daily shampoo. I don't have oily hair and I do worry that it might create oily hair since it might be too astringent for the scalp and cause it to overproduce oil. So, maybe not as a daily shampoo but definitely something for everyone to have in the rotation as a once a week clarifying product. Cheap and effective!
I am in love with this shampoo. It is great for my oily and itchy scalp, and no too dry for my fine and damaged hair. It keeps it clean for more than two days (that's a record for me) and my hair is bouncy and super-shiny. I also love that is hasn't any SLS or cones. I use it with a conditioner from Kiss my Face (Whenever Conditioner) and my hair has never been better. Oh, and the smell is just wonderful!
The price is great too: I bought it on iHerb for 6.03$. If you use the code LOP266 at checkout, you will save 5$ on your first order.
I'm so happy to have found this!
I have thin, wavy, oily hair, and had used Citreshine Fresh Fusion for years, and it worked great. However, lately, Fresh Fusion has become virtually impossible to find, so I looked for a replacement.
I wanted a shampoo that 1) is made by a cruelty-free company, 2) will get my hair clean without drying it out, 3) is not too expensive, 4) is readily available online, 5) will make my hair shiny and full, and 6) has a light, pleasant scent that won't provoke my allergies.
learly, this was not going to be easy. However, I'm happy to report that Lemon and Tea Tree seems to be *everything* that I wanted in a shampoo! I've had a run of "good hair days," which is unheard of for me, and I suspect that Lemon and Tea Tree is responsible for my hair's good behavior of late.
Admittedly, I haven't been using Lemon and Tea Tree for very long, so I'll update this review if anything changes. For now, anyway, this is looking like my HG shampoo!
I came across this shampoo as I was on the search for a shampoo for OILY hair. I am a latina with fine/ thick hair. My strands are fine but i have a good amount of hair which is why it is thick. Nonetheless my hair becomes oily extremely quickly and would limit my possibility for different style options. There were even times when I would wash my hair in the morning, dry then style and by the end of the night my hair was limp and OILY!!! I mention the condition of my hair because it was the reason I searched for a Oily Hair Shampoo. I was done dealing with the oiliness and based on reviews I decided to try this shampoo. At first I will admit I was standoffish about the smell. If lemons are what you like then you will love this product. After the first wash I was hooked! I fell in love with the smell and the way it works. It left my hair squeaky clean. Not the kind a regular shampoo does, it gives you clean without the residual feel. I applied a bit of conditioner at the ends just so they dont dry out. I wash my hair every other day and after using this shampoo for a week my hair is shinier, cleaner, with more body and smells great! I washed my hair yesterday morning and I woke up today with CLEAN hair. I was shocked! Definitely worth the buy, this product delivers. I can see how this MIGHT over dry hair if it is used everyday. But oily hair shouldnt be washed every day anyways, it just adds to oil production. Do use conditioner one in a while to add extra softness and manageability. This shampoo is also sulfate, paraben, silicone, artificial fragrance, wheat & gluten free! 100% Vegan. It really does nourish and not damage my hair or the environment! It is a god send!
Best all natural deep cleaning shampoo. Hair is squeaky clean and the just cleaned volume lasts for two or three days. Highly recommended to those with oily hair.
PROS: (1) smells amazingly good, like sweet lemons. (2) lathers well (3) leaves my hair very shiny.
CONS: (1) Over cleanses my hair.
I only used it for a week because I could not stand it anymore. I found it over stripped my hair. The texture of my hair became frizzy and ratty, I could never get it to style. I also used the matching conditioner, but it over restored moisture leaving my hair not only super shiny, but very greasy. This one is not a winner for me, it simply alters the natural texture of my hair too much. I like to keep my hair soft and full, not overly smoothed down and frizzy. At least my hair had a nice fragrance.
I picked this up @ Vitacost.com for $4.92 for 8oz.
Aqueous Infusion of Certified Organic Extract of Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit(2), Cocoamidopropyl Betaine*, Sodium Coco-Sulfate*, Coco-Glucoside**, Polyquaternium-7*, Panthenol, Certified Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil(1), Leptospermum Petersonii Oil, Certified Organic Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil(1), Citric Acid, Sodium Chloride, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Gluconate. (1) Certified Organic by QAI (2) Certified Organic by QCS
Wheat, gluten, parabens, sodium lauryl/laureth sulfates, phthalates, artificial fragrances or color, silicones, EDTA, glycol or petroleum based ingredients. Cruetly free and biodegradable: No animal testing of raw materials or finished product. No phosphates.
I have oily, highlighted hair that I wash everyday. This shampoo smells like real lemons. The lather is pretty rich for a 'natural' shampoo as they are usually very low lathered and does not clean very well(especially on the 1st lather).
Though the tube says it is gentle, I'm not too sure of that because as I tinse the lather off, imy strands sure feels dry and tangled. I definately need a conditioner after using this product! However, after blowdrying, I am left with super shiny hair that is lemony fresh.
I think I will use this 1-2x's per week. It did not say that it was good for color treated hair, so I will use this minimally. I do like it alot and will repurchase. Maybe, I'll try the red grape one because that is good for color treated hair.
I use this on occasions when my hair feels is on product overload. It takes all of the gunk out nicely. It's still too drying for daily use.