Saturday, May 30, 2009

Review: Organix Hydrating Teatree Mint Shampoo

Tea tree oil based shampoos are excellent for balancing the scalp and removing any build up from other shampoos, conditioners, and styling products. My sister loves tea tree oil based shampoos since her scalp is very tender and her hair is quite dry. I decided to test out a new shampoo she purchased, the Hydrating Teatree Mint Shampoo by Organix.

You'd have to be living under a rock to miss the popularity of green and organic based products on the market. This trend is even moving on to hair care, with many popular lines offering sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners. Organix claims that their Treatree Mint Shampoo is "sulfate free" and derived from "organic Australian tea tree oils."

Why should you care about sulfates?

Sulfates are the active ingredient in creating the lather of bubbles when you shampoo. They give a squeaky clean feeling but unfortunately, they can also strip your hair of oils, making it quite dry, and causing the color to fade faster. Even if you aren't concerned with color protection or going "green," I would add least make sure to use a smaller amount of shampoo in the shower to cut back on dryness.

Back to Organix. I have naturally light blonde wavy hair, with a oily roots and dry ends. My hair is fine but has some volume and quite prone to slipt ends. I do not color my hair. I usually alternate between a volumizing shampoo and daily/clarifying shampoo and follow up with an anti-breakage conditioner.

The Teatree Mint shampoo has a fresh, minty scent and comes in a mint green flip cap bottle of 13 fl oz. I absolutely love the scent and found it lingered long after my initial shampooing. This shampoo tingles your scalp a bit and doesn't lather much (lack of sulfate, this is a good thing). My hair felt quite clean after use and I could definitely tell that product build up had been removed. However, I was disappointed to find how "sticky" this shampoo is. By that I mean it took extra rinsing to remove any residue from my hair. I recommend following up with a deep conditioner (unless your hair is very oily) because the shampoo can by drying.

After drying, I found that my hair looked cleaner, brighter, and bouncier. Since my hair is fine, anything that creates volume ("bounce") gets an extra star in my book. However, the label "hydrating" is misleading. I did not get any extra moisture with this product--hence my use of a heavy conditioner to follow up!

I'll keep using Organix Teatree Mint Shampoo once or twice a week to remove build up. It definitely keeps my hair from being weighted down and just smells amazing.

Price: approx. $6.99
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Pros: Amazing minty scent, sulfate free, good price, volumizing, and removes build up
Cons: Drying, doesn't leave up to "hydrating" claim


Nicole said...

I have hair just like yours: a little oily at the roots and dry the rest of the way. I read advice to use this shampoo and the Organix Coconut Milk Conditioner. Supposedly, the shampoo does the great job of cleansing and the conditioner, if you just apply it to the length of the hair, does good moisturizing. I am going to try it out. I have been trying to find something that would not make my fine hair oily, but would give me soft, not dry hair.

Jess said...

I too have wavy/curly fine blonde hair. I have tried out some of the other organix products, but I looooooove mint flavored products, so I can't believe I haven't tried this yet...I think ill buy it after my current shampoo runs out. Wish me luck, haha.

Rekha54 said...

it just arrived at malaysia... bought it..imma try it tomorrow ... hope turns out well. however ive been using sls free shampoos for 2 years now and all of em kinda dries out ma masks or heavy conditioners are a must after shampooing :)

mushroomden said...

Looking for this shampoo in Malaysia but its hard to find! 😭 can you tell me where you get yours? Locally or online order? Would help a lot thanks :)