Our scalps should be treated with the most care. I will admit I don’t nourish mine as much as I should. I suffer from a dry scalp which causes itchiness and irritation. Most of the time, my hair stylist washes and styles my hair so we mainly use her salon products and I occasionally bring her whatever products I am excited to try – hoping that the results will yield a clear and clean scalp. In addition to my dry scalp, I also suffer from dry and somewhat brittle hair (whowuddathunkit), so I get irritated when a product claims to do miracles in moisturizes your hair, but in reality, it stripped it even more. When I was sent Maple Holistics Tea Tree Shampoo, my mind went to a notion of “Good bye, itchy scalp!,” because my hair was currently getting on my last nerves. So I guess you’re wondering how I felt about the shampoo after trying it for the first time.
As someone who strives to use natural products as much as possible (Not 100%), I was pleased to see that this product contained over 98 all-natural compounds that helps promote scalp health. Ingredients I instantly recognized was jojoba oil, argan oil, rosemary oil, and lavender. Now if this was for my face, I would’ve been extremely skeptical in using it since essential oils typically break me out. But with my hair follicles, it’s a different story. Like I mentioned before, my hair is very coarse and dry, so moisture is NEEDED. My intent with trying this shampoo was to alleviate my scalp itchiness which is more prevalent on the top of my crown. Especially when it is overdue for a wash.
After smelling the product (who else does this?), I fell in love with the pleasant scent of tea tree, and also seemed to have that lingering scent of eucalyptus which always opens my sinuses. You know a product is natural when it doesn’t sting your nose or isn’t too overpowering..lol. So I washed my hair about 3 times because I felt like my hair was really dirty. Did I mention that this product is sulfate free? Sulfates are aggressive detergents made of sulfur-containing mineral salts. The most common are Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES). They strip our scalp of vital moisture and are also harmful. While I was so concerned with seeing the results of the amount of itchiness, I didn’t even think of how it would make my hair feel. The shampoo lathers pretty nicely (I was surprised of this since it is mostly natural) and feels soft. The product also claims to clear away dead skin and soothes scalp blemishes. I’m not exactly sure what scalp blemishes are but I will say, the itchiness didn’t subside as much as I wanted it too. What did happen though, is my hair has been extremely SOFT. So much to the point that I can’t stop feeling it and everyone has been complimenting me on how great it looks. At first I thought it was due to my deep condition, but now I believe it is from the shampoo.
Recently, my choice to deep condition has been a number on rule in my hair care routine. A couple of months ago, I purchased Shea Moisture’s Jamaican Black Castor Oil Hair Masque. This has been a cool product, but I honestly can’t remember my hair being this soft which is why I know it has to be the shampoo. I leave this on for about 20-30 minutes. It contains shea butter, peppermint and apple cider vinegar. So if you’re looking for hair masque that strengthens and restores and under 10 bucks, you may want to try this.
A combination of the Maple Holistics Tea Tree Shampoo, Shea Moisture hair masque and Moroccan Argan Oil ( I use this while blow drying my hair) will be my hair care routine for the next few months because my hair has never felt softer. Although the shampoo didn’t remedy my itchy scalp as much as I would like, I did notice on their site a recommendation of the Hydrate Shampoo for itchy scalps.
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This was product was sent to me in collaboration with Maple Holistics. All opinions are my own. Thanks for reading! xoxo