Nature's Gate • Tea Tree Oil Shampoo • Shampoo
|Would buy this product again.||73%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
In the past, I've used Nature's Gate before and really loved the smell, texture, and how my hair felt after use. The only thing that kept me from buying Nature's Gate all the time was the price for the amount of product. Well, during these past Fall/Winter months, I had a little bit of that pesky itchy scalp that some other people experience. I never saw any sign of dandruff so, I didn't want to use something that was medicated or would be really harsh for my hair and scalp..I'm so glad that I bought this! It smells really fresh, lathers like a champ, and more importantly for me, has made my itchy scalp issues a thing of the past. My hair looks clean and bouncy after I use this and I love that.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I bought this shampoo when I started having some flaky dry patches on my scalp, since it has tea tree oil in it. It didn't get rid of my dry patches completely, but it did improve the condition of my scalp. But I was so surprised at how I fell in love with this shampoo! I'm not one to buy "natural" products, but this is really the best shampoo I've used. Besides my dryness issues, the shampoos I had been using wouldn't give me a healthy shine and inevitably built-up on my fine hair, weighing it down. I have baby fine hair that I need to wash every day or else it gets oily. What I love about this shampoo is it makes my hair very shiny, I love the earthy tea tree smell (I know a lot of people don't) and how healthy it makes my hair feel. I like it for what is does contain (natural ingredients) as well as for what it doesn't (sulfates, parabens, etc.). I love the thick, rich texture of this. It lathers up so nice, but it rinses clean, too. When I'm washing my hair, I can feel how it isn't drying out my hair. It doesn't leave a noticeable tea tree scent, if you're worried about that. You get a big bottle of the stuff for about $6. I really wasn't expecting like this, but I've found my favorite shampoo! This combined with my HG leave-in conditioner, Matrix Biolage Smoothing Shine Milk, works to give me healthy, shiny, strong hair.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I've tried two kinds of the Nature's Gate line, and so far I like this one the most. I picked this brand because their shampoos contain no parabens, sulfates, and were not tested on animals. I have moderate dandruff, and thick wavy hair, so I need a dandruff shampoo than can keep the flakes and itch away for 2-3 days between shampoos and this shampoo has been successful at that so far. After I switched to sulfate and paraben free shampoos, I'd been adding in my own tea tree oil to shampoos for dandruff control, and I finally decided that extra step was getting annoying so I began looking for shampoos already made with it in :) . It lathers really well (very important when you have thick hair), and doesn't leave any residue. In terms of how it effects the condition of your hair, I don't think it harms or helps much beyond the dandruff control.. it's just a straight forward simple kind of shampoo. So if you're looking for added volume, shine, or extra things like that then you might be dissappointed. But as a shampoo that just cleans your hair and effectively takes care of dandruff while having natural and non-harmful ingredients, then it's great! The only things about it that I'd love changed are the smell (it's not bad smelling, but not a smell I love) and that the price is higher than everyday type of shampoos. It's effective and natural though, so I'm going to keep on using it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Other
I tried Paul Mitchell's tea tree shampoo to help clear up my seborrheic dermatitis. While that product had it's pluses and minuses (more of the latter), this tea tree shampoo was much better. I think it cleaned better without overdrying my hair and was gentler on my scalp. It also smells very good. Not as minty as the Paul Mitchell shampoo but very earthy and pleasant. I didn't end up using the entire bottle so I used it up as body wash to see if it would help with body acne. Worked fine for cleansing, but didn't clear up any body acne. (Side note: I reviewed the old version of this shampoo that contained sodium laureth sulfate, I've not tried this product since being reformulated without sulfates.)
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I have long, color treated hair, and an oily (itch prone) sensitive scalp. I tried the Tea Tree Oil Calming Shampoo. After 2-3 uses, the itching has gone. I had previously tried Head and Shoulders, which faded my haircolor. This suds quite well. It leaves your hair clean, but feeling a bit rough (which I attribute to the lack of sulfates...and it doesn't mean your hair is dry.) so I hit it with some light conditioner and I'm a happy happy camper. Leaves your scalp feeing nice and cool. Seems to keep my scalp from getting too oily between washes too. I'm addicted.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I'm very happy with this shampoo. I have hair that tends to get oily in the summer and have had scalp problems using other shampoos. This shampoo took care of both issues. I didn't pair it with the Nature's Gate Tea Tree Oil conditioner, but instead used Nature's Gate Awapuhi Volumizing conditioner. That combination has been working well for me during the summer months. I might have to get a different conditioner for the winter ones though. Finally, this shampoo might not work for those who have dry hair or those who live in cool/dry climates because it does take a lot of the oils out of the scalp and hair (which I like).
Update: Unfortunately, this stopped working for me. It made my hair dry and stiff so I stopped using it. I took off 3 lippies from my original review. On the plus side, this shampoo never made my scalp itchy. But, it's highly unlikely that I will repurchase it because of what it did to my hair.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I got a huge size of this at Whole Foods on sale and it lasted me 8 months. Not bad...I did not have problems with the fragrance but some people do not like the tea tree oil smell. Not the "most natural" by any means but for the huge size with pump that I got for $8, I am not going to complain. It cleaned alright too.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
My big hippie boyfriend introduced me to this shampoo. I liked the tingly sensation it had on my scalp, but that's all I did like. I hated the smell, I love tea tree oil but this was had a medicinal tinge to it. It rinsed clean from my hair but left a gross residue on follicles and dried out my ends pretty badly.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I have an oily scalp and dry ends and this is fantastic at keeping my scalp from getting oily and itchy. It's not drying at all and really leaves your scalp feeling very clean. I noticed a big difference, normally when I go the gym my hair is flat and greasy but using this shampoo it is still clean and bouncy. My husband also commented how bouncy and shiny my hair is.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Black
First I'd like to correct that "tea tree has harmful parabens"
While some of there products may have parabens. THIS shampoo doesn't. I have very oil balanced fine soft and shiny hair with decent body. When I was younger I would go through a month or two of mild dandruff (however with black hair no amount of dandruff seems mild) and this stuff did the job minus the gross smells or textures of other dandruff shampoos... I use this daily and have had no problems with my hair falling out.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
In my never-ending quest to control scalp flakes and itchiness, I read online that some people had success with the Tea Tree & Blue Cypress Organic Shampoo. I found it on clearance, so I decided to give it a try. I was disappointed that it didn't do anything to help my scalp issues. As a shampoo, it's ok, but I didn't notice any benefits and would not repurchase.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I liked the idea of this shampoo-- silicone free, tea tree oil for the scalp, inexpensive, and easily accessible (they have it at my grocery store super close to where I live). However, it didn't really work out. It was great for my sensitive scalp (no flakes, no irritation, etc), but not so much for my hair. It left my hair feeling DRY (and I'm normally oily), straw-like, frizzy, and very hard to detangle without breaking the hair. I have fine, damage-prone hair to begin with so, that was unacceptable. I ended up returning it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
I'm a big fan of tea tree oil and this was the product that turned me from a questioner to a believer. I've now tried both Nature's Gate tea tree shampoo & conditioner and Paul Mitchell's tea tree shampoo & conditioner and I prefer Nature's Gate. Tea tree shampoo/conditioner in general is great because:
-Tea tree oil can clear up breakouts both on your face and body when the suds wash over you, and at the very least will definitely not make you break out on face/body like some shampoos/conditioners can.
-Supposedly it helped my boyfriend's dandruff. I don't have dandruff, but his does seem better.
-I hear from many that in general if you have acne, bacne, dandruff, oily hair or scalp, itchy scalp or really any ailment of the scalp or near it tea tree oil really does work for a lot of people, sometimes better than synthetic "medicinal" shampoo. I definitely believe it's worth a try.
What I love about Nature's Gate in particular compared to Paul Mitchell is that it's cheaper, has a better bottle with a lot of product and a good dispenser, and is strong enough to give me all the benefits without drying out my hair after extensive use. I also find that the Nature's Gate conditioner is more conditioning than Paul Mitchell. This definitely cleared up my bacne and helped my acne, as well as working as a clarifying shampoo for my oily hair full of gunky products. Left my hair soft, subtley shiny, healthy and bouncy. It also didn't dry out my hair even when I used it exclusively every day to the bottom of the bottle, so it gets a perfect score from me! I'm on my second bottles of Nature's Gate shampoo & conditioner and would repurchase again. I want to try Giovanni's tea tree line as well. I definitely recommend this to everyone interested in the benefits of tea tree, if it's not strong enough for you I find Paul Mitchell's is stronger but also harsher and more drying. The one warning I have is that if you have no real scalp problems and have very dry hair, stay away from tea tree all but occasionally because it will be too drying for you. You can also try using it as shampoo occasionally with a very moisturizing conditioner and that might work for you. To clarify: I have not tried the Tea Tree Oil and Blue Cypress Shampoo from Nature's Gate that many people seem to be reviewing here. The one I'm reviewing is called Nature's Gate Rainwater Tea Tree Calming Shampoo and comes in a bigger, white bottle.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
I have thick and flat hair, becaused my hair is coloured and thick I need conditioner on the ends always, otherwise I could never ever comb them. Since 2 years I have oily roots, I dont know why now and not before?! so I tried a lot of shampoos but nothing helps and they made buidups on my scalp, ieh.. when I found nature gate was very happy. Natural, not harsh, good for earth etc.
What can I say..I like it very very much. the BEST shampoo for a good price that I ever tried.
The consistency is like gel, a bit thick, not so easyy to get the rest out of the bottle, but its not important. it lathers very well what surprised me, normally these "nature" shampoos dont do and leave the hair not so clean like this do. my hair is shiney, soft and healthy, no buidups. love it. ok, my hair still gets oily on the second day after wash but not so bad like before, looks more on the normal way.
The only thing is, here in my country they translate it wrong: this tea tree and blue zypress shampoo they wrote it for oily and dandruff scalp. but it is for flakey and itchy scalp. so this may be not ideal for me but in spite of this I like it.
next time I will try the aloe + lavender shampoo. only cause Im curios:)
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I wanted to like this but it is sooooooooo over drying, my hair literally feels and looks like straw after wash
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Ok, there are 2 tea tree oil shampoos from Nature's Gate. I'm reviewing the Tea Tree Calming shampoo. I got really scared when I read the reviews on here since I got this shampoo on a whim and I rarely do anything like that before checking with MUA. But after using it for over 2 months I can say it works for me. I haven't been tearing out any clumps of hair (which would suck for me as I have thin hair to begin with). It smells very clean, and cleans my roots gently without destroying the rest of my hair too much. I am a fan.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I never believed reviews on this site that said a product made their hair fall out but I have been shedding like a cat since I started using this shampoo. I figured I would just finish the bottle and never get it again, since I hate to waste anything, but I'm sick of pulling out my hair in vast handfuls. It might be the matching conditioner too. Either way, never again.
The only good thing about this stuff was the smell. The bottle opened on a plane ride even though I taped it shut...that's how determined the stuff is to screw up my life.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Nature's Gate Shampoos contain harmful parabens, the main reasons for keeping away from your basic commercial shampoo. For me quite a turnoff for a claimedly "natural" shampoo.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Just about every reviewer is calling this product the tea tree shampoo, but I need to be specific here and call it the Tea Tree Oil and Blue Cypress Shampoo from the Nature's Gate Organics line, just so that there will be no confusion.
This shampoo claims to reduce oily build-up, and help with the flaking and drying of the scalp. I had high hopes it would live up to its claim, but I was disappointed. My head was still sometimes itchy, and it went back to being oily within two days. Unfortunately, tea tree oil seems to never work for me.
Ingredients: CERTIFIED ORGANIC ROSEMARY HYDROSOL, BOTANICAL INFUSION OF CERTIFIED ORGANIC NETTLE, ROSE HIPS, PEPPERMINT, THYME, YUCCA, WITCH HAZEL, HOPS; OLEFIN SULFONATE, COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE, SODIUM MYRETH, COCAMIDE MEA, METHYL GLUCOSE DIOLEATE, CERTIFIED ORGANIC ALOE VERA, CERTIFIED ORGANIC TEA TREE OIL, WILDCRAFTED BLUE CYPRESS OIL, HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN, HYDROLYZED WHEAT STARCH, SOYAMIDOPROPALKONIUM, PANTHENOL (VIT. B-5), DISODIUM EDTA, GRAPEFRUIT SEED EXTRACT, PURE ESSENTIAL OIL OF PEPPERMINT.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily Hair: Black Eyes: Black
Thanks for all the reviews here. I can not get it locally. Last month I visisted a bigger city for one day and I found a Wild Oats nearby---I went straight in because I remembered this shampoo and I wanted it so much based on the reviews here. Ha! I was not disapointed at all! I love love love this shampoo! I have long thick oily hair, this shampoo removes all the greasy stuff and my hair feels so clean---all the gals who liked it were right!! I am so happy it works for me. They got only two bottles left on the shelf, I got all of them, but now I wonder where to buy it again when it runs out..:(