Rene Furterer Melaleuca Anti-Dandruff Shampoo

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5 reviews

60% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.4

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.4

Price: $$$


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on 2/20/2012 10:38:00 AM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

My new hairdresser works with Rene Furterer and she advised me to use the Okara Shampoo and the Melaleuca shampoo (for oily hair)every other wash.
She promoted the product as very safe and very natural and with beneficial plants that are good for the scalp. I had a small patch of SD at that time so she thought that the Melaleuca would be very beneficial for my scalp as Rene Furterer is not only good for the hair but also for the scalp.
My scalp is very sensitive, so I thought that this brand wouldnt do a lot of harm.
When I came home I saw that the ingredients were not very natural at all. Actually these products represent the worst of both worlds. The irritating plant oils that are used in natural products and the irritating chemicals (fragrance, parabens, dyes) that are used in regular products.
For my hair the Melaleuca Shampoo performs okay (at least there are no silicones), but after rinsing the shampoo out, it feels as if it is coated with something sticky. For my scalp this shampoo is a nightmare. After 4 weeks of using these two products my scalp is red, irritated and full of painful pimples.
The package is in a tube, not very convenient. The price was 13,50 euro. Obviously I will not buy again.
I don't have a complete ingredient list (the ingredients were on the box, that I threw away), but a few of the ingredients are:
Zinc Pyrithione, Essential oil of Melaleuca, dyes and fragrance.

on 8/1/2009 10:50:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Dark, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I used the version for an oily scalp a few years ago when I has a severe case of oily dandruff. It cured my condition within a couple of months. It's a miracle product! Whenever I get stressed and start eating badly and not drinking enough water is when the dandruff starts to creep back, so I always keep a bottle of this in my bathroom cupboard and use it the minute I notice any symptoms. With this product the dandruff clears up immediately. I use Korres Aloe and Soapwort PH neutral shampoo as my regular shampoo - I find the PH neutral keeps my scalp balanced from the outside, so long as I stay balanced on the inside. But when I slip up, I know RF is always there to save me!

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I don't have a constant dandruff problem, so to be honest, I'm not sure how this shampoo would manage such. I do however, have relatively severe allergies to a lot of products (I get small open sores on my scalp and flakiness), and this shampoo really helps to calm my scalp down quickly.

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

There are 2 versions of this shampoo: one for oily scalp, one for dry scalp. All of the drugstore dandruff shampoos I've ever used have been *really* drying to my hair, so I tried the RF version for dry scalp. Love it!!! My scalp gets irritated very easily by shampoos, but I have seborrheic dermatitis so can only go 2 or 3 days before I have to shampoo or else it gets irritated from the dermatitis. The Melaleuca shampoo has been the perfect balance: gentle enough to my scalp; the most hydrating dandruff shampoo I've found (although still less moisturizing than a true moisturizing shampoo); and no weird film left on my hair.

I've tried Nizoral: drying to hair and left a film - also didn't control my dandruff as well as the Melaleuca; Phyto's Phytoapaisant (old and new formulas): old formula was a close 2nd to the Melaleuca, but left my hair more dried out...the new Phyto formula is REALLY REALLY drying; Head and Shoulders: dry/brittle limp hair; Garnier Fructis 2-in-1 dandruff shampoo (used with a conditioner after it): surprisingly good dandruff results, but Melaleuca leaves hair in much better condition.

I've used this in the super-hard water and drying air of Colorado where I live, as well as softer-water and humid coastal Mass - worked equally well both places. The shampoo has a pretty thick consistency - I cut it with about 2/3 shampoo to 1/3 distilled water - spreads MUCH easier that way and way easier to rinse out.

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on 12/2/2006 9:12:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I've been using this stuff on the recommendation of my colorist for several months now to treat my oily scalp and dandruff. Because I have dry, coarse, color-treated hair, I try to limit my shampoos to 3x a week or less. I'd have to say that this has about the same effectiveness as other dandruff shampoos I've tried, and does seem to be fairly gentle. Smell is a bit medicinal, but I can't really fault it much for that. My impression of this shampoo is simply "meh", so because of the cost, I probably won't repurchase. Why bother when cheaper shampoos are just as effective and gentle?

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