The hype made me want to try this shampoo, but I wasn't really impressed. And for the price, it made me rate it only two lippies.
Yes, it smells great and due to the tea tree oil, it gives your scalp that tingly feeling. However, you could add tea tree essential oil to your shampoo to get that for a lot less of a price.
I have thin, straight hair that tends to get oily Like other reviewers, I noticed it tends to leave your hair stripped of moisture and dry---almost straw like. You have to compensate with a heavy conditioner which I feel kind of defeats the purpose.
I neither like nor dislike this shampoo. It has a nice minty feel to it as you lather up, but once it's rinsed out it makes my hair feel squeaky and stripped. Paired with the matching conditioner, my shoulder blade-length hair is tangled and hard to comb through. I tried applying Phyto7 to my ends before blowdrying and some smoothing serum to soften my hair, but it was still a tangled mess.
So, I rarely buy high end products. The only beauty product I've ever owned prior to this that I didn't buy at walgreens was my foundation, but this shampoo is being added to the list. I got severe dry scalp a while ago as a reaction to a l'oreal shampoo; my scalp was literally flaking off. I didn't think there was much to do; I switched to Garnier, I put oil treatments on my scalp to moisturize- nothing. Finally, while getting my hair done for an event, my stylist asks what's happening on my scalp, before recommending this shampoo to me. I didn't like the idea of shelling out more cash, but I was desperate. Immediately - literally the first use - my hair was noticeably softer, shinier, and I had no flakes. My scalp was still dry; I could pull my hair up and see it, but it wasn't flaking. Huge improvement!! My scalp isn't completely recovered, but I'm stunned by the improvement- I had no idea shampoo could make such a difference. The price tag can be a little ridiculous, but it's well worth the money.
I began working in a salon and decided it was a good idea to start taking better care of my hair. I recently moved to an area where they have nothing but well-water which took an awful toll on my scalp and made it dry and itchy, and my hair a dry/frizzy mess.
First of all, I NEVER would have bought this shampoo if I didn't recieve a discount through the salon. Personally, I think it's too expensive for the amount you actually get.
That being said, after over a week of me actually using the shampoo, my hair and scalp feel healthier than ever. My hair is shiney, well-maintained, and my scalp no longer itches.
However, I use the shampoo along with the Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Hair & Scalp treatment as a conditioner (which I also never would have bought without some sort of discount). I feel like the shampoo along with an average conditioner would be too harsh on my hair and the hair & scalp treatment seems to help wonders.
Would I suggest using this shampoo? If you have any type of issues with your scalp, definitely. But I can't see this shampoo working for all hair-types. I think I might have just gotten lucky.
I'm on the fence about Paul Mitchell's Tea Tree Special Shampoo.
Does it do what it claims to do? Yes! A resounding yes. Although I wouldn't say I have oily hair, I'm still prone to those days where my scalp is greasy and gross. And this shampoo delivers! ;) It cuts right through the oil and takes care of any itchiness that comes along with it.
But I wouldn't necessarily recommend this shampoo because although it works wonders on my scalp, it makes the rest of my hair super-dry. I find that before shampooing my roots, I have to coat the rest of my hair with conditioner in order to balance this effect. If I don't, I have to be extremely careful when combing my hair afterwards.
And then there are the ingredients. Please note that this is not by any means a negative review! I love how much this stuff calms my scalp. But it worries me that this product contains both sodium lauryl sulfate and sodium laureth sulfate (neither of which are good for the hair, skin, or eyes). I wouldn't say I'm an all-natural person, but the effects of SLS concern me! :(
All in all, I'd say that your results will really depend on your hair type. Although this isn't the best shampoo for my hair, it is the only shampoo (in fact, the only hair product in general) that my brother will use - and his hair is shiny and perfect. Go figure! :)
My ex bought this for our teen-aged daughter, who has thin, oily hair. My hair is thick. wavy, and fine, but I thought I'd give it a try, too. I don't really care for the scent, but it dissipates when my hair is dry. What I do like about it is how soft and clean my hair is after using it! It makes my scalp tingle a bit and I've found I don't need any additional product for body after using this. Even my hair dresser noticed a difference in my hair at my last haircut. She asked what I was using and said there was a noticeable difference in it from the previous time I was in. Because of the scent, when that bottle ran out, I got the regular PM shampoo, but it wasn't as good as this tea tree oil kind, so I went back and got another bottle of the tea tree oil shampoo. I do hate the stupid hard plastic bottle. It's hard to squeeze and I have the shake the shampoo down hard to get the last remains out. But that wasn't enough to make me not use it again.
My scalp had issues. I HAD to take a shower EVERY SINGLE DAY because the moment I woke up, there was never a day when I didn't scratch my head because it was so itchy. I didn't take shower because my hair looked wild or because I didn't wash myself after sports that day; I had to clean my hair so that it wouldn't smell and itch throughout the day. I used many products that said would be good especially for scalps but those products didn't really live up to my expectations.
Until I met Paul Mitchell's Tea Tree Shampoo. I now don't have to wash my hair every single morning and go up to two days without washing my hair (yeah that may should gross but it's true)! It's truly a miracle for me and I really love it! My first time ever in my life when I felt my hair was clean and fresh!
People say that you should wash your hair at night if possible because all the dust, oil, and other molecules in the air will block the pores on your scalp and that can create itchiness, inflamed scalp, and that disgusting scalp scent that everyone hates. But after using the Tea Tree Shampoo, I don't have that problem anymore! My scalp doesn't smell anyone, even on the second days, and no more itchiness as well! I really really love this product~
The bad side to this is that it does dry my hair out... like a lot... but it's okay because that's why people created conditioners and treatments! Because people hate having dry hair! I also haven't gotten a hair cut in a while so I might just be hallucinating. But this is a great product. I will definitely buy this again.
The most I like about this shampoo is its peppermint scent and a cooling sensation.These two things together truly invigorate my spirit! But obviously the reason I bought this shampoo was not to feel more energetic but to have healthy and shiny hair.
I used this shampoo around 4 times and by now I didn't notice that it boosted the strength of my hair.
At the same time I cannot say that this shampoo is bad as it does its work - it washes away impurities and leaves the hair fresh and clean. But mostly thatís it, I cannot say anything else good about it.
In spite it contains peppermint oil, tea tree oil and lavender oil, I feel like it still dries out my hair, probably because it contains sulfates.
I donít think I will repurchase it again, as personally for me it is not worth to pay 17 euro for the results it gives.
Edit: I am using this shampoo for over a month time now. And I noticed that if I use it three times a week, it dries out my scalp. And it had never happened to me before! I thought that if my roots become oily in 2-3 days my scalp just can't be dry. But yes, it can be if you use such shampoos as this... I am angry and disappointed..
I won't buy this brand any more as it is not the first time when Paul Mitchell doesn't meet my expectations.
A friend had a gallon of this and raved how great it was, and I was afraid that my hair loss could be from scalp issues, so she gave me some in a jar to take home. At first I really liked the tingly feel and nice minty smell, but it does dry my hair out like crazy. I usually use good conditioners after, but I don't like my hair to squeak when I'm taking out excess water. That sounds like damage to me. I guess it works for some, but for me it's just too strong. I'm making my husband finish it. He has greasier hair :) I prefer Clear brand Shampoo. I wouldn't recommend this for anyone with dry hair. I sometimes use it to shampoo out an oil mask. But other than that I avoid it.
An unfortunate side effect of a medication that I began taking was scalp acne, very oily hair and skin, and my scalp was also itchy and irritated. I tried MANY different shampoos/conditioners/treatments (and I gave them all 2 weeks or more) of various brands and prices before I tried the Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Special Shampoo. This product has almost entirely cleared the scalp acne, and leaves my scalp calm and gets rid of the itch. It manages to removes the thick film of excess oil from my hair (especially the roots). This shampoo is probably very drying on NORMAL hair, and it does tend to dry out my ends, which is why I use a very moisturizing conditioner on the ends. I also rotate with a more moisturizing shampoo. The first time I used this, it tingled so much that it felt like it was stinging, but it was very temporary. Now that I'm used to it I barely notice. Also, the smell can be overpowering even if you like the smell of tea tree oil, but this wasn't a deal breaker for me. Again, I'm pretty used to it by now. The product is pricey, but since this product is exactly was my hair and scalp needed, it's worth every penny to me. I hope Paul Mitchell never dicontinues their tea tree line!!!