*Maple Holistics sent me these products for free in exchange for my honest review.
Summer is going away and Fall is coming. Every season changes bring me a little trouble. For some unknown reason, I always have a sensitive itchy scalp. I also want to grow my hair very long so it is a pain everytime I wash my hair and dry them. My hair gets really oily if I don’t wash my hair every day. I also need to make sure they are completely dry before I go to bed, otherwise, I will gain some pimples overnight. Recently, I have a bad habit of scratching my scalp, and it makes my scalp worse and has pimples.
It is why I say yes when Maple Holisitcs ask me to review their tea tree oil shampoo and conditioner. Tea tree oil is a really famous ingredient for acne treating product. I originally thought to use this set to clear pimples on my scalp and didn’t expect too much about it. Honestly, the word of “cruelty-free” pulls me in too. I am not banning products that test on animals, but if I have another better option, why not? And if more people know about and use more cruelty-free products, it will be amazing.
Well, enough said. Let’s jump into the detail of this tea tree line.
Both shampoo and conditioner come in an environmentally-friendly, BPA-free bottle, and have some instructions on the back of the bottles.
Tea Tree Oil Shampoo
It costs around $9 USD for 8 oz of products. The key ingredients are aqua, jojoba oil, botanical keratin, argan oil, tea tree oil, lavender oil, and rosemary oil. It is claimed to moisturize hair and scalp, promote healthy hair growth, and soothe the irritated scalp.
The instruction on the bottle said we will need to use a quarter size of product on our wet hair and scalp, massage for 2 minutes, rinse it, and repeat the above step one more time. It basically wants us to wash our scalps and hair twice to make sure they are clean and make sure the natural oils have enough time to work on the scalp.
Tea Tree Oil Conditioner
It costs around $9 USD for 8 oz of products. The key ingredients are water, aloe, argan oil, shea butter, certified organic pomegranate, green tea and sea buckthorn, silk amino acids, jojoba oil, botanical keratin, tea tree oil, lavender oil, and rosemary oil. It is claimed help treat an itchy or oily scalp, thinning hair, patchy hair, flakes, and even scalp-related blemishes. Please also note that it doesn’t contain no silicone or sulfate.
The instruction said we will need a quarter size of products and put on our wet hair like other conditioners, but make sure leave this on for 2 to 3 minutes for our hair to absorb. It also has a cooling sensation to help calm our scalps.
My Experience and Thoughts
Scent: Both shampoo and conditioner have a very strong tea tree scent especially the conditioner. It is out of my expectation. The tea tree scent from the conditioner is fresh like mint and combine with the cooling sensation. This wakes me up every time I wash my hair. I personally don’t mind this scent and make me trust them more. But, if you have a sensitive nose, it may bother you.
Cleanness: The shampoo doesn’t give a squeaky clean feeling, but it cleans my dead skin and oil away. It doesn’t foam up a lot so it is not easy to spread all over my scalp. It makes my hair smooth and soft after rinse too. The conditioner doesn’t have any slippy feeling like most conditioner. It doesn’t make me feel like having an oil coat on my hair.
Result: It is for sure moisture my hair and scalp. I don’t have new pimples. My scalp is not itchy anymore. I can tell my scalp is healthier. I don’t have hair loss problem so don’t know if it is helping. I still lose about the same amount of hair. My hair is soft and smooth. I don’t need to use hair treatment anymore. It is not oily smooth either. I am surprised how few natural ingredients are enough for my hair. I have to mention that some conditioners have a slippy feeling like it will make you fall easily if you step on it. This conditioner doesn’t have that feeling and can make my hair silky. I also like the cooling sensation. This cooling sensation can stay after rinse and blow dry. It calms my skin and helps my scalp less itchy.
Final Thoughts: I think the ingredient list on their site can improve since I don’t believe oil itself can foam up like soap. I also wish it offers a larger size option. Maybe the natural ingredients are not supposed to keep in the bathroom for too long? I want a bigger bottle so I can use it for longer. Overall, I give it a 4/5 star. 1 star off because of the scent. If the tea tree scent is a little be lessen, it will be 5/5. But, I am really glad to try this product and may purchase more to help my sensitive scalp. If you have similar issue like me, I would recommend to give it a try. So far, I see a good result and nice reviews online.
Where to get it:
They have a free sample program. If you are interested, you can check it out. (https://www.mapleholistics.com/free-sample/)
Tea Tree Oil Shampoo (Link)
Tea Tree Oil Conditioner (Link)
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