I originally bought this because it was cheap and I liked the idea of a minty showering experience while washing my hair.
The bottle is nothing special - just a plain plastic container with a black flip top lid stating the ORIGINAL MINT SOURCE name in big letters on the front. Ok, so well be making no mistakes in picking up the wrong product! However, lets give it a chance its cheap and cheerful and also states New Improved Recipe. Hang on, isnt everything?!?
The shampoo is green in colour and not too thick in its consistency. Forgive me if I am stating the obvious but the scent is totally minty. If you dont like mint you will absolutely loathe this - its mint mint minty mint and there is no mistaking that! Personally, I love it as I am sure a lot of other people would, but it does smell very strongly so dont say I didnt warn you.
It's simple to apply: as with all shampoo simply wet hair fully, squeeze a small amount (yes, only a small amount, it lathers well) into the palm of your hand and lather thoroughly through hair then rinse and apply conditioner. The cap is well designed as it is not too fiddly to operate in the shower (and it doesnt break your nails either girls!)
Whilst lathering and massaging the soapy foam on your head take a moment to breathe - it's great! Really refreshing! I think possibly the best point of this product is the fresh minty aroma. You might also feel a tingly sensation going over your scalp if you've massaged it in thoroughly. This sensation reduces over time as you continue using it (which could be a good or bad thing!)
According to the manufacturer this shampoo is suitable for frequent use (stated in small type on the bottom of the bottle), but they would say that wouldn't they?
I would say that after blow drying my hair in the normal way it leaves my hair feeling really clean, fresh and slightly volumised. However, it does tend to reduce the amount of shine on my hair which I don't really like. I have also noticed that with continued use it dries out my hair (which isn't great when I still have the slight remainders of highlights making the ends dry).
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
£2.49 for 250ml. There is no denying it is a bargain! It lasts for ages because it is a fair sized bottle and is sold absolutely everywhere...supermarkets, chemists, Boots etc.
I guess for the money you can't expect miracles. I think it'd be suitable for once a week application on 'normal' hair but if you have coloured or treated hair I'd steer clear. It could be good for oily/greasy hair though, as it may help to dry up the oil.
Personally I shan't be buying this again - I'll stick to their shower gels!
carly_pussycat - dooyoo UK ©
Whey hey, I'm back. Somebody off here wrote about Ebay, then I got hooked for about three months. I've nothing left in my house now, lol. Anyway Happy New Year and off we go. As everybody seems to know, Original Source have been giving away loads of samples to test their products lately, but before I had the chance to try them, somebody had let me have a bottle of Eucalyptus and Mint Shampoo in a full size 300ml. I had forgotten all about it until I sent off for the samples and proceeded to try them all. I quite liked some of them, so that's when I proceeded to dig out this bottle from the bathroom cupboard and have a go. Everyday I wear quite a lot of hairspray and back comb it and abuse my hair, so I needed something to get the rubbish out of my hair. Maybe this was the perfect thing, as I'm sure even the smell could frighten off all the nasty chemicals sat in my hair. You can smell the Mint as soon as you open the bottle, it's strange really, you are never sure whether to pour it on your hair, or eat it. I wasn't sure whether my sensitive scalp could take it, as I remember using something similar, and all it did was tingle my head. As for the colour, it's a very vivid Green, rather like what the Incredible Hulk would use. Oh well, here goes. *APPLICATION* All you need is a small amount of this shampoo, I just applied it from my hand and massaged into my scalp. Boy does it tingle!!. It's not unpleasant, but I'm still not sure about the aroma, it does become even stronger on release to your hair. Bloody hell, never mind Wrigleys, I'm smelling more like a Trebor Mint now. My hubbie runs in, and says what's that awful smell. Oh well, don't think he'll be using it then. *RESULTS* Well I must say, my hair squeaked when I rinsed it. That's a sure sign that it's perfectly clean to me. It combed through very easily,
even without applying much conditioner. My hair was still tingling, and even my face was. It's a real weird feeling, like on the bottle it says "A Zingy , never felt before experience". I can vouch for that, it is something different, but I wouldn't like to use it too regular. Every now and then is ok. Maybe if I used it regular, then I will get over the shock, as it's so different to my normal shampoo. *A BIT OF INFO* The range of haircare products for Original Source was inspired by the bush remedies of Ellen Wakeman, she was the daughter of missionaries who lived in new South Wales. She disgraced her family when she ran away to join the Australian Gold Rush in 1857, and then met a barber who she pursuaded to give her a job. When she was learning to shave whiskers, she discovered the healing powers of plants which grow in the outback and that's how the ingredients came to light in the Original Source range. *INGREDIENTS* Aqua, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamide, Eucalyptus Oil, Peppermint Oil, Citric Acid, to mention just a few. It's not tested on animals, and uses only Natural Oils. I have seen Original Source in many shops, but mostly, Boots, and Superdrug. I think it's priced at £2.99. *Will I be buying it again?* Not sure on that one. I do prefer nicer smelling shampoos, but then it did leave my hair free from all that build up which hair gel and hairspray leaves you with. It was particularly kind as I do have dry/damaged hair, and this was ideal for that, as it can be used for frequent users. I'll leave you wondering on that one:) HAPPY NEW YEAR AGAIN. XXX
I had tried Original Source Orange products and loved them, but I'm not too keen on the smell of mint, so I had given all of their mint products a wide berth until recently. I might not have ever experienced the bizarre experiance of this shampoo, had it not been for the 8 25ml free samples that Original Source are giving away on their website. Knowing a good freebie when I spot one, I worked my way through ordering the free samples, and, once I had received all eight, began trying them. Admittedly, I left the mint shampoo until last, as I had convinced myself that I would not like the smell. When I opened the sachet, an almost overpowering smell of mint enveloped me. They are very proud of the fact that they only use natural oils in their products (peppermint oil in this one)and this sure smelled like the real thing! Don't bring to mind the smell of mint sweets, or chewing gum, this is the smell of real mint, just like the stuff that grows in your garden, that you think is a nettle until you pull it up and smell the scent of mint on the air! Make this 10 times stronger and fresher, and couple it with the most refreshing sensation on the nose (yes, it'll clear out your nostrils and leave you breathing clearly) and you may begin to imagine how this smells! My brain was startled by being woken up so abruptly and so still wasn't sure whether this was a good thing, but I proceeded to squeeze out the strikingly green shampoo anyway. As I rubbed the shampoo into my hair and created a rich lather, I began to become aware of a new and strange sensation. My scalp was gently tingling and becoming cool. The packaging advised to leave it on for a minute, and my head felt fantastic! When I rinsed it off, I could feel the faint tingling all over, and I had gone from snoozy to wide awake in two minutes! For the rest of the day, there was a faint minty smell around me, which wasn't unpleasan
t and kept me feeling refreshed. My boyfriend even commented on how nice I smelled :o) The best thing was, I am allergic to 90% of products on the market, but this did not make me itch at all! Obviously natural ingredients are the way to go! Original Source Pure Mint Shampoo is easily up there with the market leaders in terms of effectiveness, and surpasses other brands in terms of originality, sensation and scent. I'm convinced that my hair is shinier since regularly using this product too! The other thing that might interest our furry friend lovers is that Original Source products are not tested on animals :o) My advice to you is, if you only try one new hair product this year, try Original Source Pure Mint Shampoo :o) PS Mint is a very unisex scent, so you blokes out there must try it too... especially those of you who need a kick start in the morning :o)
About four years ago, I began to suffer from an allergic reaction (cause still unknown) and as a result i developed eczema and dermatitis from my neck up. The skin on my scalp, face and neck was raw, red, blotchy, flaking, hot and extremely itchy. I was seeing dermatologists everyday for about four months. A consequence of scratching my over sensitive and burning scalp was a few open wounds which led to an infection in my glands. i was put on cortesone and other putrid tar products. The best advice the dermatoilogist could give me was to wash my skin in salt water (which didn't do anything positive). I tried so many different things, and when my long curly hair started to fall out i got desperate. It was at this point that I discovered Original Source Tea Tree and Mint Shampoo and Conditioner. I cannot emphasise enough as to how much this product has helped me. the biggest problem was the hot and irritated scalp which caused me to scratch madly. I have been using this product for about three years and the cooling properties have saved my skin and my hair. There is nothing more refreshing than knowing i am going to be washing my hair with this product. It revitalises me and rebalances my skin. I have been dermatitis and eczema free since i started to use this product. Because your product has helped me out so much, i would like to know where to buy it in Melbourne as I have tried every possible supermarket, haircare store and health shop i can and it is no longer stocked here. Can you please write to me and tell me if it is still coming to Melbourne and where. I am eking out my last bottle of conditioner and it wont last too much longer as i have a big curly afro now. (Thanks to Original Source Tea Tree and Mint Shampoo and Conditioner. Once again i cannot stress enough how much this product has helped me- there was a point where my skin was so dry and flaky that my ears began to peel off my head. Disgusting, I know, but this product is fantastic, it ma
naged to cure me!).
I must admit the first thing that attracted me to this shampoo was not a recommendation or looking up the opinions on here or even the shape of the bottle but the price. Somehow it didnt look a cheap type of shampoo but it was only 99p As my family have different types of hair I bought original mint source lemon and mint and pure mint. Pure Mint is for normal hair. Lemon and Mint is for greasy hair. Both bottles are the same so if you are in a hurry dont forget to check which one you have. The shampoo itself is green but dont let this put you off. The next thing you notice is the easy flip top which when washing your hair this makes life so much easier to open than to unscrew tops and then remember where you have put it. The shampoo is thick and really does smell of mint. I love it but I could imagine that it could be a bit strong for some people. It lathers up well and is easy to wash off. Because it is so thick you dont use much and it does last. The one for greasy hair, or oily prone hair as they say, makes it shine and your hair takes a bit longer to get greasy than with other shampoos. I prefer this to a lot of more expensive shampoo. It is value for money and just as good, if not better than most
Wow!! - I have never had a shampoo experience like this!! The total effect of Original Source stuff is as good as they state on the bottle and better. I have never relied upon the blurb of advertisers and wait to make an opinion by myself but Original Source stuff really does what it says and lives up to all their promises. Their shampoo - Mint and tea tree and extra mint for the fans of minty stuff is an amazing experience. Your whole scalp is cleansed with a cooling effect as the mint evaportates off. I supposed it is like having a large cool mint melted onto your scalp!! The cleansing effect is very good without being drying. I have coloured hair which as those whose hair colour emits from a bottle, will agree, can be very dry when washed, but this shampoo keeps it nice and smooth. My hair is also curly and prone to frizz - this is where the conditioner really helps - yes you have guessed it - minty too and has the same effect again - a double whammy of mintyness - sheer heaven in the shower. As with all Original Source stuff it is a little bit more expensive than the extra cheap 69 pence job for a whole family size shampoo but well worth it as a little goes a long way. I can't wait until they do freebies of this on their site - maybe I will suggest it.
I would like to take a moment of your time to tell you about a great new revolution that has hit my life (well my body caring). The product I speak of is none other than this product called "Original Mint Source Shampoo" It is the best shampoo I have ever tried, not because it removes 100% of dandruff, not because it makes your hair shine with luxurious quality, not because it conditions your hair to perfection. NO That is not the point of Original Source. They do not rashly declare that their products are revolutionary (although they are to me) and will save your hair from the great greece pit you must be falling into. They do not cry out that "you are worth it". NO Original Source is all about feeling, sensation. Applying the magic shampoo is like giving yourself a massage. It relieves the body and mind, blowing away your senses. (and no, I did not take that off the bottle!) It really is absolutely brilliant! If like me, you have to up in a abnormally early hour in the morning, it is perfect. It wakes you up like 10 tonnes of cafiene. Once you use this, you ARE awake. Looking at the bottle, no doubt there is some stupid story. I will just go and get it. Apparently it all started from a women called "Ellen Wakeman", clearly upset by the standard of hair shampoo, she ran away to Australia during the gold rush. Then miraculously while working for a barber, she came across medicines that grew in the out back. She became famout for her herbal remedies. Wow, is that a great story. Is it not? Well, even if the story seems extremely cheesy and unecessary, the product certainly is quite amazing. Although I am not certain that mint is a particularly rare "only grows in the out back" plant. One thing I will say is that it is quite expensive, though compared with the "top-quality" of L'oreal ect it is not bad. Anyway
, I am worth it! I say: Try it, feel the sensation, especially when you are tired, and you will change. I did!
They took my pun, half the point in writing ops is to put a really dodgy pun down as the title but the makers of “Original Mint Source” Shampoo beat me to it, DOH!!! What has it come to anyway, writing ops about shampoo surely the warning bells must be ringing, opinion addiction is but a step away. The irony of it is I don’t have a great deal of hair to talk about anyway, I cut it short and I’m beginning (only beginning mind you) to fall victim to my own male hormones, in short I no longer have the luxuriant mop of my youth. Still using Mint Source as a shampoo isn’t about making your hair shiny, though it does, it’s all about the sensation. I have to wake up at 6:00 every morning to catch trains, which for anyone who knows me knows this is a next to impossible task. I shamble to the shower dragging my knuckles on the floor and bumping into the walls along the way and try and operate the shower without freezing or burning my particulars off. When I have finally mastered the cutting edge technology of the shower I’m ready for the first of the three “Sh’s” of the morning; Shampoo. It is mint shampoo, for those who have never used it before imagine the kind of tingle you get in your mouth after a really good brush with strong toothpaste. The kind that makes your breath feel cool on the way in and on the way out. Now transplant that sensation to your head, it’s definitely enough to wake you up in the morning. Leave it for a couple of minutes and your head feels like its been in cold storage!! Rinsing your hair gives you the same feel. It leaves your hair feeling fresh, the mint smell doesn’t hang around too long, in short you aren’t going to smell like a packet of mint imperials all day. The bottle tells a story about Ellen Wakeman a bush herbalist from the Aussie Goldrush in 1857, who learnt her herbalism whilst working in a barbers pulling teeth a
nd shaving whiskers. I’m not sure how true this is and quite frankly it doesn’t matter, it’s just an additional bit of guff above the lather rinse repeat instructions on the bottle. One word of warning the shampoo contains real peppermint and lavender oil so it can be quite potent stuff, people with skin complaints might have trouble using this. Also applying it to sensitive areas can have some pretty unexpected results, avoid those mucus membranes.....how often do you get to say that in an op?? It’s pretty sensational stuff all in all, maybe I should use that the pun for the op title?
Update - I was gobsmacked to get an e-mail from the Original Source people about the opinion following. They were very interested that I had not taken to this product, which is one of their best sellers (I believe them, there are loads of positive opinions about the Mint Source range on DooYoo). They explained to me that I am sensitive to the menthol, which is why I don't like mentholated cough sweets either! Many thanks to Original Source for reading my opinion, and to DooYoo for giving me the opportunity to write it! Opinion - ASDA recently had a promotion on this stuff and my husband went the whole hog, shaving foam, shower gel and shampoo. He chose the tea tree and mint range, mostly because that was the only "flavour" they had in shaving foam. Last week I ran out of my usual shampoo and pinched a bit of his. I had barely begun to lather when the mint vapours hit my eyes and nose. IT STUNG. The "fumes" were so strong it was as if I had poured the shampoo into my eyes. Even after rinsing my hair, face upwards, under the shower for several minutes, it was difficult to open my eyes. My husband has none of these difficulties, maybe my eyes are extra sensitive to the mint (I'm fine with the rest of the range). All I can say is take care, this is not Johnsons baby shampoo!
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