The Shampoo: How It Looks Smells And Washes
The Tea Tree Special Shampoo from Paul Mitchell arrives in an attractive, salon-quality bottle and packaging, as expected. The shampoo itself is an opaque seafoam-green color and is very gel-like.
The shampoo suds up easily and washes fairly well. It will definitely get the scalp and hair clean, but since it is a thick gel, it may take a bit longer than youre used to, to make sure its all washed out. It left my skin and hair feeling pretty soft and clean.
The tea tree and menthol in the shampoo definitely come out when washing and simply sniffing the bottle. They provided an invigorating experience, both for my skin and my nose and left a slightly cooling sensation.
As active ingredients go, tea tree is one of the most popular treatments for mild cases of Seborrheic Dermatitis. Anyone with more severe cases should look to one of the stronger agents.
Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Scalp Care Anti
A lightweight conditioner that detangles fine and fragile hair. Featuring the exclusive Regeniplex® blend containing kakadu plum, pea peptides, clover flower, turmeric and ginseng, hair is strengthened without being weighed down.
Fragrance: inspired by nature and the botanical ingredients found in the Tea Tree Scalp Care productsbright lemon, basil and fir top notes mixed with florals, fresh herbs and rich base notes of patchouli, vanilla and amber. Tea Tree Scalp Cares uplifting scent is an olfactive garden for the senses.
- 85% increase in hair volume and strength*
- Detangles without weighing hair down
*When used as part of the Scalp Care Anti-Thinning product regimen. Based on an 8-week clinical study on 28 people conducted in an independent laboratory. Results may vary.
Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Scalp Care Shampoo
Gently cleanse the scalp and remove impurities with Scalp Care Anti-Thinning Shampoo.. . . Show More >
Gently cleanse the scalp and remove impurities with Scalp Care Anti-Thinning Shampoo. This color-safe shampoo features our exclusive Regeniplex® blend which includes Kakadu plum, pea peptides, clover flower, turmeric and ginseng to prime the scalp for thicker-looking, fuller hair.
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Whats Inside: The Ingredients
In addition, to the tea tree, this shampoo contains a number of interesting noteworthy ingredients.
The first two ingredients listed after water are Sodium Laureth Sulfate and Sodium Lauryl Sulfate. These are two incredibly controversial ingredients. They are basically cheap ingredients that both wash and foam. These harsh surfactants can, and will, strip your skin of its natural oils. Hence, they are strong potential skin irritants. Most people looking for gentle personal care products avoid these ingredients these days. There are far gentler alternatives out there, and their inclusion didnt fill us with much hope of what was to follow.
Parfum is one of the most likely ingredients to cause irritation and allergies for users. Its ranked at a whopping 8 on EWG and is a known human immune system toxicant and allergen. It was awarded contact allergen of the year in 2007. If you are sensitive or allergic to fragrances, you want to run from this shampoo. But even if youre not, and you simply want to use only safe, gentle products, we still recommend considering a different option. When Fragrance is listed on a product label, it represents an undisclosed mixture of various scent chemicals and ingredients, which can include phthalates. You dont know whats in this mixture and theres a good chance its a chemical soup.
Cocamidopropyl Betaine is another strong irritant and allergen. It too won the award for contact allergen of the year in 2004. Its a surfactant.