The tea tree aspect is really refreshing for a dry scalp. I have very thick wavy hair and this increased the dryness post shower. I always use a deep conditioner after so not too big of a deal. The deal breaker for me was the breakouts it caused. I have never broken out so bad from a shampoo before. Acne all along my hair line and on my temples.
My boyfriend bought this for his dandruff. It smells like menthol/tea tree. It feels so nice in the shower, its tingly and refreshing and does help itchy scalp. It made my thick hair really bouncy and shiny.The bottle is a very awkward rectangle shape which sucks in the shower. but overall is a good product that i use once and a while.
I love this shampoo. I'll never use another. It's vegan, it lathers up perfectly, it tingles and seems to refresh my senses c: it cleans up very well without leaving my hair unbearably dry. Honestly, give it a try! I'm so picky about my shampoos and this is one I can use safely every single day and not worry about my hair's health.
Actually bought this product for my son who is suffering from dandruff, tried everything from Aveda Scalp Benefits to California Baby nothing seemed to work for him. I wont say this product worked 100% but his scalp issues are much better than before. I like this shampoo, lathers well, moisturizing does not leave a scrunchy effect. On the whole nice shampoo.
UPDATE**** Changing it to 5 star rating..very moisturizing shampoo for me, soft silky hair..
Last spring I had hair loss due to stress, so I went to the organic store to look at shampoos. Giovanni's Tea Tree shampoo was on sale for $9 (it sells for about $12-13 in Canada, and I've seen it on sale for $5 at supplement stores during my trip down in the States) I also have a really oily scalp and dry ends. This shampoo totally cut the grease but leaves the ends dry especially if you use it daily, but you can totally remedy it with a conditioner or rotate it with another natural shampoo. Or when you lather it up focus on the roots and not soap the ends (like not piling all your hair on top of your head).
I massage my scalp with the tea tree shampoo in for couple mins and leave it in for 5-8mins depending on how much time I have. It has a great tingling feeling which feels especially great in the summer time. I don't find the shampoo to dry out my scalp or give me any dandruff.
I have also tried Trader Joe's Tea Tree shampoo as a cheaper alternative to Giovanni's. I find the Trader Joe's one doesn't lather up or clean as well. My scalp gets kind of oily by the end of the day. If I use TJ's Tea Tree shampoo I have to wash it daily, but with Giovanni's I only need to shampoo it every other day if I don't go work out and get my hair all sweaty.
I've used Giovanni's shampoo for 10-11 months now and my hair grew back the past year in conjunction with other natural treatments. I used to used to mix my own scalp hair treatment that I would use 3x's per week but I only do it twice a month since my hair is better now. If you do the treatment you have to shampoo your hair twice to get it out. I mix organic grape seed oil, tea tree oil, lavender oil and rosemary oil and massage it in for few mins and leave it in for an hr or overnight. I've been complimented on how shiny and luxurious my hair is now.
My only problem with Giovanni's tea tree shampoo is the packaging. The top lid breaks easily or doesn't close properly sometimes.
I have oily roots (gets oily within the day).Worst shampoo I have ever used. Made me get dandruff right after washing. Could be too drying, I'm not very sure but what I'm sure is, in the bin it goes.
One word: AMAZING. This shampoo is an organic shampoo that does an excellent job at cleaning and making my hair look good! It even produces a little bit of foam so you know it's cleaning all that dirt! I recommend you get the conditioner too! Note: the smell smells a bit like mint/glue.
I have thick hair and a troublesome, oily scalp, and this shampoo works really well to wash out the oil without leaving my scalp and hair feeling dry. It doesn't work miracles or anything, but it cleans very well and smells nice. I love that it's SLS-free and cruelty-free. It's pretty reasonably priced for an organic shampoo, and I am definitely going to try more from this line.
I did not like this shampoo. It smells good, but it left my scalp itchy and greasy feeling. It also made me break out in my hairline and on my temples.