Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle Shampoo


94 reviews

78% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.9

Price: $$

Package Quality: 3.9

Price: $$


Ingredients (* is Organic): Water, *Tea Tree Oil, *Peppermint Oil, *Eucalyptus Oil, *Rosemary Oil, *Nettle Oil, *Thyme Oil, Birch Leaf Oil, *Chamomile, *Clary, *Lavender, *Coltsfoot Leaf, *Yarrow Oil, *Mallow, *Horsetail Oil, *Soybean Protein, Coconut Derivatives (C12-14 Olefin Sulfonate), Vitamin E, Trace Minerals, Citric Acid, Sodium Hydroxymethlglcinate, Sea Salt, Grapefruit Seed.

on 7/14/2015 4:13:00 AM

Age: Unknown

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

my favorite shampoo at the moment. I've currently got 3 bottles stocked up. at first, I was unsure of the tingling aspect because it kind of seemed to burn my skin but I quickly got used to it. I love tea tree oil and the smell of it as well as pepperminty-mentholated stuff so if you don't like that, it's probably not a good match for you. it has decreased my dandruff and my hair is less greasy than it used to be.

on 4/10/2015 7:38:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

EDIT on 10/7/2015: I found out that it was actually the hard water in my apartment that was causing this shampoo to build up on my scalp. Once I moved to a place with softer water, this shampoo worked just fine! My hair and scalp were healthy and normal again! Now I love using this shampoo. :)
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I've been using this shampoo for about a year now. For reference, my hair is shoulder length, straight, fine and thin, uncolored/untreated, oily roots and slightly dry ends.

Pros: Cheap! Lathers well for a SLS free shampoo. Smells fantastic and gets my hair clean but does not strip too much moisture. I don't have to use a conditioner with this shampoo, and my hair is still smooth enough when dry that it doesn't tangle too badly.

Cons: With continued use over time, it caused significant build-up on my scalp. No matter how often I washed or how hard I scrubbed my roots, I always had a persistent yellowish, waxy/oily sort of build-up on my scalp.

I really wanted to keep loving & using this shampoo but unfortunately it hasn't worked out for me.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I am really enjoying this shampoo + conditioner combo. It thoroughly cleans my scalp and hair, which is great considering my hair tends to get pretty oily rather quickly. It doesn't leave my hair stripped and dry, and does a great job of taking care of dandruff. The shampoo bottle is huge as well. I can tell this is going to last a long time. Another great side affect of this shampoo is the almost pepperminty type tingle and coolness I get from the shampoo when washing, feels amazing, and seems to really calm down any irritation I might be having with my scalp. Very pleased and will continue to purchase if I ever manage to make it through the bottle!

on 3/6/2015 3:22:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

This shampoo feels so good on the scalp during a hot shower. It makes your scalp tingle and I love that feeling after a long and sweaty run. It doesn't dry my hair out like previous reviewers have mentioned. Instead it makes my hair feel pretty silky and my scalp feel normal. I suffer from oily hair/scalp and occasionally I get flakes. It's sulfate free and supposedly "better" for you and also CHEAP! $4 a bottle :)

The only downside to this shampoo, is it feels kinda watered down. I guess I can't expect it to be better as there are no sulfates, etc.

Overall, I love this product and I will continue to purchase it.

on 3/2/2015 4:50:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Dry, Dark, Cool

Hair: Black, Relaxed, Fine

Eyes: Black

This was the most drying shampoo that Iíve ever used in my entire life. It caused my long, curly and fine hair to tangle and become straw-like in texture. Afterwards, I used an extremely moisturizing conditioner (left on for 30 minutes) to try to repair the damage; it didnít work.

I'm very upset, since it caused hair breakage. The lack of sulfates was the reason why I decided to buy/use this product.

Donít buy this product, if you love having beautiful hair!

on 2/21/2015 7:25:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine

Eyes: Brown

Recently my Nizoral AD has been making my head itch, so I decided to try this shampoo for my dandruff instead. And I'm super glad I made the switch!
I love Trader Joe's products, and this is no different. With previous shampoos I've only been able to go 3 days without washing my hair. But now I can wash my hair and use this every 4 days. It smells really good and fresh. It has a medium lather and really cleans my hair. There's a light tingle sensation that is pleasant, nothing uncomfortable. Rinses out easily. It is a bit drying, but I use a mix of Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner and Nourish Conditioner afterwards. The price is only $3.99, which is decent.
Overall, I really like this shampoo. It's a good price and good quality ingredients.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

on 1/25/2015 7:46:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Straight, Other

Eyes: Blue

I love this shampoo! It feels so good almost like someone is massaging your head and shoulders. The smell is calming. My hair always feels so clean. Very affordable!

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

About a week ago I had some kind of allergic reaction to something (possibly food-related) and my scalp itched terribly as in it felt like I could not scratch it enough. That pretty much sucked but the worst part of all was when I woke up about two days into the itchiness and my scalp was swollen with hives (I also had an itchy welt on my right palm)...guhhh, not pleasant at all. I called the doctor and they basically said since I was still breathing to take some Benadryl and call back if it got worse. In the meantime I wanted some relief for my terribly uncomfortable scalp so I purchased this shampoo after I was lured by its natural ingredients and its claims to soothe. Well, after one use my scalp felt clean and cool and totally rejuvenated and most of the itch disappeared. I've now used it three times along with my regular conditioner and it seems to be a miracle shampoo. Not only is my scalp feeling great, my hair is soft and shiny and is not longer coming out a tangled mess after the shower. I really can't speak to its effectiveness in treating dandruff or other scalp conditions but I expect it would work great for all of the above and frankly I'm scared to stop using it. I'm so happy I found this. It's the best shampoo I've ever used in my life :)

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

on 9/22/2014 10:21:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Other, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

Love it! it makes my hair so soft without weighing it down. It also doesn't have drying ingredients in it

on 9/16/2014 9:32:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

So far so good! I usually get a bit of a flaky scalp immediately after shampooing (I only shampoo every 3 days or so), but very clear scalp after first use, and my hair feels really nice, not dry. I didn't use the matching conditioner, though, but Aveeno's sulfate-free stuff.

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