I was battling dry, flaky, itchy scalp on a regular basis due to a bad reaction to sulphate shampoos. I didn't realize the problem until I stopped using sulphates and switched over to sulphate free. Once I did that, my scalp issues were a thing of the past. Giovanni's Tea Tree shampoo has been my holy grail. I like that it clarifies my hair leaving it super clean without the drying effects and at the same time soothe, nourish and heal my scalp with the ingredients of peppermint, tea tree, eucalyptus and rosemary oils. It lathers quite well for a sulphate free shampoo and washes out cleanly without that waxy feel. It removes silicones, oils, hairspray etc; so if you're seeking an alternative to those harsh, scalp irritating ingredients, take a look at the Giovanni line. I also use their Smooth as Silk and Direct leave-in conditioners and love them both just the same.
I was really excited about trying it. But, I find that every time i'be used it, it leaves my hair feeling very dry. Like it's really stripped my hair of everything.
The scent of it is okay, nothing special. Unfortunately, I will not be trying this product again.
This thing makes my eyes sting (even though it doesn't touch my eyes) and some parts of my scalp burn because of the menthol extracts!! Horrible product IMO, will never purchase again. I bought it because I loved the ROOT 66 MAX VOLUME SHAMPOO and now I just don't feel like purchasing any Giovanni product again just because of how irritating this one was!
I bought this at Marshall's where I usually see a large bottle for a decent price. I'm not in love with this stuff, it feels too harsh on my scalp, makes it itch. Sometimes I will mix this with another shampoo if I skipped a day of washing. Not my favorite but for me simple and not too harsh works better. I'm sold on Herbal Essence Shine line in original packaging even though I did like some of the Giovanni products.
Ok so for me shampoos are hard to rate. I feel like my conditioner is doing the bulk of the work for how my hair looks and feels. I have used this for at least 5 washes now and I am alternating it with H&S to help my dry scalp because TeaTree is supposed to be good for the scalp. I see no negative side effects to using it so to me that's worthy of a good rating.
I like Giovanni's 2Chic Brazillian Keratin & Argan Oil Ultra-Sleek Shampoo because it smelled nice and lathered well for an SLS -free shampoo and so when I saw this bottle on clearance at Walmart I just grabbed it for later. Then I developed the dry scalp in winter and whipped it out.
It's a bit liquidy and the opening pours so it can be easy to get too much. It does not lather at all like the 2Chic but it is also a more clarifying type of shampoo and more importantly it spreads well despite that. Rinsing it out can be a little tough because it makes my hair feel very flat/heavy and not slick at all, but my shower is also not very high pressure so I feel like it's a bit of a chore to rinse my hair anyway, not a big deal for it to be a tiny bit worse.
I don't really like the smell of Tea Tree and this has no additives to sweeten it so I find it a little stinky but it doesn't linger.
I wish it made my head tingle more like people describe here but for me it's just mildly cooling, which is still pleasant enough.
It definitely keeps me interested in Giovanni as a brand and I look forward to trying their other products. It looks like Ulta has dropped most of their stuff so that's a bummer but it can be bought at drugstore.com and stuff.
As for price I don't know what places are marking it up to $11 for an 8.5oz bottle but you can get it for $7 or less at Walmart in store, cheaper online, and for $15 or less ( I don't remember for certain) at Marshalls/TJ Maxx you can get a 24oz pump.
I love the sensation this product imparts. I simply love mint. It's a bit overpriced but these shampoos don't have sulfates so it's good for dyed hair. I used to have dyed hair briefly, but not anymore. This shampoo really is a treat and is my favorite of the 'healthy' 'non-sulfate' shampoos as they can often get pricier than this (wen, etc.).
Whoo boy, is this product ever pricey. For a small bottle I paid over $11. Normally I can buy shampoo for half that and get twice as much. What I will say is, it's worth the extra dough. And I've seen on here that at iherb it's only around five dollars so providing the shipping isn't too expensive I could possibly save.
I have been using this for several weeks now, and waited to post my review because of this. I wanted to be sure of my thoughts on the product before I commented. I have jumped the gun on reviews before.
I usually wash all of my hair from scalp to ends, and I am learning that with this shampoo it is not necessary. If you're like me and have oily roots but dry ends, a good scalp scrub will do the trick. If your hair is very greasy it might be good to do it twice.
I use Giovanni's 50/50 conditioner on my ends and midshaft. I find this combo works perfectly. Let the conditioner sit for a few while you wash and whatnot for good results.
This gives me crazy shiny, much less itchy hair!
EDIT: 12/11/2013: I had to take off a couple lippies, because although I still love that this product is natural, it has actually begun to contribute to my dandruruff and itchy scalp. My hair still looks okay, but my head is driving me nuts. Switching to Andalou Brilliant Shine and I'll update on that after a few weeks!
One of the best shampoos I have ever used.
-no harsh ingredients
-made hair shiny, soft, and silky
-i had lots of great second-day hair again
-couldn't find it local (bleh)
-price ($9-10) but you dont use a lot
I shampoo my curls every 3 days, so I don't go through this very fast. It's a great buy. I wish it was here locally because then I could get it for $6. Anyways, it was great! Loved it!
I love this shampoo!!! I've been hunting for a sulfate free shampoo that's not crazy expensive for years. This is the first one I actually like!! My hair shines and looks beautiful! I can't say enough!!
I love this shampoo. I started using this because my scalp is extremely oily. I'd wash my hair in the morning and by night time I had to wash it again, smelly oily hair and I could not even dream of skipping a day. I also lost a lot of hair with every wash and then a whole bunch more when brushing it. It was not normal amounts. Ever since I started using this the hair fall is a lot less and I don't have to wash my hair daily. I can go 2 days sometimes even 3 days without washing my hair. Just throw a shower cap on and jump in for a quick 3 min shower. I usually wash my hair and leave the shampoo in for about 5 min or so while I do everything else then rinse condition the ends of my hair and I'm all done. I love it! I love the minty smell and the tingling feeling on my scalp. It doesn't weigh my hair down and it has really helped my scalp. I will continue to buy this again and again. It's a bit pricey about 12 bucks a bottle but for my hair i will pay anything to keep my hair healthy and on my head rather than on my hair brush. Remember to leave in in for a few min before rinsing!