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This is a lovely product for anyone with mild scalp irriatation. The smell is wonderfully refreshing, and the sensation of the shampoo on your scalp is really enjoyable, a sort of tingling sensation of deep cleansing. For those of us that suffer from a sensitive or itchy scalp that is a great feeling.
Your hair is left really soft and shiny, and with a fresh clean sensation that lasts quite a while, and itching and irritation is held a bay for a day or so. Paul Mitchell products aren't cheap, and if you are on a budget you might think twice before buying them. A budget alternative would be to mix a little tea tree oil with a simple unperfumed shampoo each time you wash, but while this gives some of the freshening and cleansing effect, it is unlikely to leave you hair looking and feeling as soft, shiny and managable as this Paul Mitchell product.
The Tea Tree special shampoo is part of Paul mitchell's tea tree range which has has specific focus on dry, itchy and drandruff prone scalps.. he has three shampoo's in the range, one is the tea tree special shampoo, the tea tree lemon and sage (thickening) and tea tree lavendar and mint (moisturising) I bought the last one.. while i know this is a review for tea tree special shampoo i couldnt find it on DooYoo, also all three have very similar ingredients.
I chose the tea tree lavender and mint because my hair is chemically processed and a s a result pretty damamged! As this is moisturising I picked this one. I was able to get the shampoo and conditinoer for 20 pounds and the bottles were a bottle green color and was 300ml. The new Tea tree range is all packaged in bottle green bottles so if you see one that is in the standard paul mitchell white bottle it is likely its a pretty old bottle of shampoo - i wouldn;t buy it if i were you.
I bought the shampoo when I was suffering from itchyness and flakiness last winter and even head and shoulders didnt seem to cure it. I know tea tree is an antibacterial and lavender is oil balancing so i decided paul mitchell's tea tree range is the best for me. The main detergent is ammonium laureth sulphate which is very strong detergent and can on very sensitive scalps cause tightness, dryness and irritation - another group of people I would ask to avoid the range.
Havig said that, aside from a little tightness on my scalp it was left very well cleansed and the most amazing thing was tht it left my hair feeling like silk and very very shiny.. in fact i barely needed to use conditioner after shampooing as it left it tangle free and soft as if i had already conditioned. I also only needed the tiniest amount (roughly 50p size) of shampoo for my long thick hair and it was able to lather very well, while also rinsing clean.
The smell is something to one's own preference, while tea tree works very well for me wehn i have acne or otchy scalp i find it a bit nauseating, the combined with the lavender smell was awfull and i often kept the bathroom door open to allow the strong smell to spread out instead of choking me!! Also as it dried my scalp a fair bit I had to alternate with another gentler shampoo (body shop's honey) to stop it becoming too dry. It did work very well I have to admit, it got rid of all the flaking and itchiness as it contains slaycilic acid it gently exfoliates ur scalp while washing and if you suffer from mild psoriasis, itchy scalp, mild dandruff salyclic acid shampoos r the best thing to sort it out. It not a shampoo i would buy in bulk and use on a regular basis but wehenevr I have itchy, oily scalp issues I know I'll be repurchasing something from the tea tree range - possible the lemon sage next time!
Hope the review is of a little help to u all.. I bought mine from a salon upon reccomendatin which i suggest if its your first time buying paul mitchell, but once you have found what you like there are great offers online, were you can buy 500ml bottles for as cheap as 7pounds!! - less than what i paid for a 300ml bottle at browns!
oh one final point - while iv heard the tea tree special shampoo cant strip hair of colour, the tea tree lavender and mint shampoo specifically says it can be used with coloured hair and I didnt notice my hair colour fading any quicker than usual - if anythig it made it shinier and brought the colours out more.
This is such a brilliant product for quite a few reasons.
As a hairdresser I find its so deep cleansing, great for when you've used loads of products like mousse, hairspray etc. It really leaves your hair feeling CLEAN !
Also fantastic if you have children of school age ( apparently those dreaded nits really hate tea tree oil ). I use it on my girls once a week and I really think it helps keep them lice free. As I only use it once weekly it lasts for ages, as you don't need to use much per shampoo.
In the summer ( when we get one that is ! ) this is THE shampoo for making you feel really refreshed. It leaves your head feeling all tingly and cool. I took this to Greece with me a few years ago and it was lovely to use when you felt all hot & sweaty after a day round the pool.
Lastly, I recommended this shampoo to my brother-in-law who suffered with a dry, flaky scalp and he tells me it was great for combatting the red, itchy condition.
All in all I can't recommend this product enough.
I love to try lots of new products and see what is new and different and its always good inspiration for a dooyoo review. My husband however is quite the opposite and is very brand loyal once he finds something he likes. For years he used the Paul Mitchell Shampoo One which he bought at the hairdressers. However some years ago he had to have a kidney transplant and one of the many side effects of the drugs he now has to take was skin problems. This manifested itself in acne and also in a very red inflamed and dry scalp. He saw a dermatologist who was able to prescribe antibiotics to clear it up when it flared up but he also wanted something to help make it more manageable in between times. His hairdresser recommended the Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Special Shampoo which is good at cleansing the hair and scalp of impurities and this is the product he has been using ever since. I don't use it regularly as I feel it is too expensive but when I run out of shampoo or fancy a change I use his tea tree shampoo.
The shampoo comes in a large slim cylindrical white bottle with the trademark Paul Mitchell writing down the side. The lid at the top is green and has a snap open and shut mechanism. It holds 300ml. It states it is for all hair types and is an "invigorating cleanser." It also states that they do not conduct or endorse animal testing.
It is made with Australian Tea Tree Oil which is well known for its antiseptic healing properties. It also contains a blend of Hawaiian awapuhi (whatever that might be!), chamomile, henna, rosemary, aloe vera, jojoba. The natural ingredients continue with peppermint oil, white ginger extract, lavender oil and wheatgerm oil. The shampoo is a fairly thick pale blue/green colour and has quite a menthol type smell which comes mainly from the peppermint oil and the tea tree oil. I am not really keen on minty smells but I quite like the smell of this shampoo. It smells fresh and is a great way to wake up in the morning. It foams up well on your hair but not to an excessive degree.
Basically use as you would any other shampoo, wet your hair, rub some shampoo in your hands and massage it into your hair and scalp then rinse thoroughly.
Where can you buy it?
Paul Mitchell state that the shampoo is only guaranteed when it has been sold by a professional hairdresser. They state that this is because if you buy it elsewhere (and often therefore cheaper) it may in fact be counterfeit, old or tampered with. We buy ours from our hairdresser who stocks it along with many other products in the Paul Mitchell range and who uses Paul Mitchell shampoo and conditioner (although not the tea tree one) in the salon. You can buy it online but obviously you then don't have the guarantee that it is genuine or that it is a new product. In the salon we pay around £8 and you can get it online but it's around the same price and is available from online hair care shops and from eBay.
I like this shampoo, it is very good quality from the design and look of the bottle to the actual shampoo and how it feels on your hair. The smell is lovely, fresh and helps wake you up in the morning. You feel that it is really cleaning your hair and invigorating your scalp. After using it my hair feels clean, soft, bouncy and refreshed. My only criticism of this shampoo is the cost but that is the same criticism I would have of all of the Paul Mitchell range, I feel you are paying mainly for the name. The product is higher quality than many of the high street brands but not enough that you can justify charging £8 amount. However from my husband's point of view he feels this shampoo soothes his scalp and works better than an ordinary shampoo so he feels the price is worth it. I on the other hand will stick to my cheaper shampoos and just use this occasionally when I run out! I think it's good if there is a reason why you want to use the shampoo but otherwise it's really quite expensive for the average person to use on a daily basis.
it works! my hairdresser sister gave me some for my itchy scalp and it is loads better. Shame it is so expensive!
If you've read the title you're probably thinking I've lost the plot but what is special about this Tea Tree shampoo is that it contains a bit of everything. Peppermint, Hawaiian awapuhi, camomile, henna, jojoba, rosemary, aloe vera, and Australian tea tree oil. Whilst my boyfriend prefers to describe it as menthol because of it's peppermint contents, it's a decent mix of mint and tea tree oil. It looks somewhat like melted down blue Softmints and doesn't smell dissimilar. If you're not a fan of mint (what's wrong with you?) then don't worry because it isn't too overpowering and people won't notice that you smell of peppermint. PACKAGING As usual, Paul Mitchell shampoo comes in a slim white plastic bottle with black writing on it. It's pretty discreet and tasteful which is always a bonus. APPEARANCE As I previously mentioned it looks somewhat like melted down Softmints or Mentos - pale blue and reasonably thick in consistency for a shampoo. Blue is my favourite colour so the pretty appearance is another plus point as far as I'm concerned. SMELL Mmm, minty with a hint of tea tree. I found the plain tea tree shampoo by Paul Mitchell to be a bit stinky and overpowering because tea tree tends to smell a bit antisceptic. The thought of wandering around smelling of tea tree is never a nice prospect, regardless at how effective it is at cleaning your hair and scalp. The mint isn't too sickly or girly because it is natural peppermint and I personally think it smells gorgeous. PERFORMANCE Now to the all-important performance - you know how vital that is, girls. All the special ingredients in this product combine to make a shampoo that makes your scalp tingle (invigorated by mint), your hair soft and shiny, well cared for by the premium natural ingredients. The one complaint I have about this shampoo is that it leaves your hair
a little too squeaky clean, stripping some of the hair's natural oils. This means that I prefer to use a conditioner after this shampoo, but that isn't much of a downfall. THE PRICE Aha! Here's the catch. A shampoo that is natural, performs well and smells delicious doesn't come cheap and at £7.95 I'm glad I didn't pay. My boyfriend got this shampoo from our hairdressers but you can also buy it from Looktastic (http://www.lookfantastic.com/) priced £7.65. To be honest, I wouldn't fork out nearly £8 for any shampoo but you only need a small amount each time, with only one lather required. If you treat yourself to this shampoo for occasional use it will last a long time and prove to be a good investment. I do recommend this shampoo but only if you're not on a tight budget.
Invigorating cleanser / Adds vitality and luster / Leaves hair soft and manageable /