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Desert Essence Tea Tree Replenishing Shampoo with Peppermint and Yucca 12.9 fl oz (382 ml)

 
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Desert Essence Tea Tree Replenishing Shampoo with Peppermint and Yucca, 12.9 fl oz
 
3.9

(based on 39 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

74%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Cleans thoroughly (16)
  • Improves hair health (12)
  • Gentle (11)
  • Lathers well (11)
  • Great smell (9)

Cons

  • Smells bad (4)
  • Harsh (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (11)
  • Thick hair (7)
  • Curly hair (5)
  • Fine hair (5)
  • Oily hair (3)
    • Hair Type:
    • Wavy hair (11), Straight hair (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Survivalist / minimalist (9), Beauty conscious (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Potent smell, but good product

After reading others' reviews about the smell of this product, I was curious. I'd had positive experiences with tea tree oil, though, so decided to try it. My first reaction to the...Read complete review

After reading others' reviews about the smell of this product, I was curious. I'd had positive experiences with tea tree oil, though, so decided to try it. My first reaction to the smell was that it struck me as about 75 percent "shoe polish" and 25 percent "musty basement." My husband remarked that it smelled like paint. You'd think I might have tossed it out right away, but I really like how it works on my hair. So I'm continuing to use it every day. If you can take the smell, you might find that you're pleased with this product. If not, I'd recommend the Giovanni Tea Tree Triple Treat shampoo -- also a very nice product, but with a more minty scent, not near as overpowering as this shampoo.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

used to be great

why do companies reformulate products that are about perfect? this used to be the best product on the market. it was gentle, smelled great and left my hair so shiny that i would...Read complete review

why do companies reformulate products that are about perfect? this used to be the best product on the market. it was gentle, smelled great and left my hair so shiny that i would get complements constantly. i ran out of the desert essence DAILY replenishing shampoo with tea tree oil and lavender and ordered this instead. DON'T be fooled - it is nothing like the old stuff. this has a strong peppermint smell (not at all like the old gentle stuff.) and though it says it does not have SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate), my body can't tell the difference between that and the closely related sodium coco sulfate they now employ. my scalp broke out in sores from this stuff the first time i used it!buyer beware!!! this isn't the good stuff from about a year ago.

Reviewed by 39 customers

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1.0

Leaves hair dry and has chemical smell

By Cthulhu

from NY

See all my reviews

Pros

  • Cleans Thoroughly
  • Lathers Well

Cons

  • Dries Hair Out
  • Harsh
  • Smells Bad

Best Uses

    Comments about Desert Essence Tea Tree Replenishing Shampoo with Peppermint and Yucca, 12.9 fl oz:

    Despite being all natural, the shampoo smells more like some solvent mixed with plastic. Oddly enough, I also use the conditioner, and it's great.

    • Hair Type:
    • Straight Hair

    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    used to be great

    By amsp

    from chicagoland

    describe yourself Beauty Conscious

    Pros

      Cons

      • Caused sores on my scalp

      Best Uses

      • Putting down the drain

      Comments about Desert Essence Tea Tree Replenishing Shampoo with Peppermint and Yucca, 12.9 fl oz:

      why do companies reformulate products that are about perfect? this used to be the best product on the market. it was gentle, smelled great and left my hair so shiny that i would get complements constantly. i ran out of the desert essence DAILY replenishing shampoo with tea tree oil and lavender and ordered this instead. DON'T be fooled - it is nothing like the old stuff. this has a strong peppermint smell (not at all like the old gentle stuff.) and though it says it does not have SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate), my body can't tell the difference between that and the closely related sodium coco sulfate they now employ. my scalp broke out in sores from this stuff the first time i used it!buyer beware!!! this isn't the good stuff from about a year ago.

      • Hair Type:
      • Straight Hair

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Didn't work for dry scalp

      By Ezra

      from North Carolina

      describe yourself Beauty Conscious

      Pros

      • Cleans Thoroughly
      • Gentle
      • Lathers Well

      Cons

      • Ineffective

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Oily Hair

      Comments about Desert Essence Tea Tree Replenishing Shampoo with Peppermint and Yucca, 12.9 fl oz:

      I love Desert Essence products, but I was a bit dissapointed when the shampoo didn't work for me. I have never had dry scalp until moving to a new climate and started having an itchy scalp from time to time. I used Head and Shoulders which worked fine, but I wanted something organic and so I tried Desert Essence. I kept at it for almost a month hoping it would just take time to kick in, but it didn't. I also wash my hair everyday otherwise I would look like a greaseball. If you don't need this shampoo for dry scalp, I would definitely recommend this and the conditioner. It cleans well and gives my hair a very clean scent after the medicine smell wears away.

      • Hair Type:
      • Very Curly Hair

      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      smells great

      By 6wise

      from chicago

      describe yourself Beauty Conscious

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Gentle
      • Great Smell
      • Lathers Well

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

        Comments about Desert Essence Tea Tree Replenishing Shampoo with Peppermint and Yucca, 12.9 fl oz:

        smells great - lathers well - smells great!

        • Hair Type:
        • Wavy Hair

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Good for dandruff!

        By motherofpearl

        from Sacramento,Ca

        describe yourself Beauty Conscious

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • Cleans Thoroughly
        • Gentle
        • Improves Hair Health

        Cons

        • Dries Hair Out

        Best Uses

        • Curly Hair
        • Daily Use
        • Oily Hair
        • Thicker Hair
        • Thinner Hair

        Comments about Desert Essence Tea Tree Replenishing Shampoo with Peppermint and Yucca, 12.9 fl oz:

        I use this product to treat dandruff and scalp itch. My teenage daughters use it also. It works much better than Head And Shoulders. I love the smell. It is a bit drying so some may need conditioner. Helps 100% with dandruff and I love it! My favorite dandruff shampooo!

        • Hair Type:
        • Wavy Hair

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        great product

        By organic

        from MA

        describe yourself Beauty Conscious

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Improves Hair Health

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Curly Hair
          • Daily Use
          • Thicker Hair

          Comments about Desert Essence Tea Tree Replenishing Shampoo with Peppermint and Yucca, 12.9 fl oz:

          Great organic product for dry scalp. The old formula was better but this is still 4 stars.

          • Hair Type:
          • Wavy Hair
           
          3.0

          great shampoo

          By jm

          from charlotte

          describe yourself Product Junkie

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adds Shine
          • Cleans Thoroughly
          • Gentle
          • Great Smell
          • Improves Hair Health
          • Lathers Well

          Cons

          • Harsh

          Best Uses

          • Thicker Hair

          Comments about Desert Essence Tea Tree Replenishing Shampoo with Peppermint and Yucca, 12.9 fl oz:

          It smells kind of strong but i kind of like the smells , to me it smells kind of minty .Does not leave my hair tangeled ,notted or dandrefty like some other orgsnice shompoos i used in the past.

          • Hair Type:
          • Wavy Hair

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          They changed the formula

          By ichimunki

          from New York, NY

          describe yourself Minimalist

          Pros

          • Cleans Thoroughly
          • Gentle
          • Improves Hair Health

          Cons

          • Not the same

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about Desert Essence Tea Tree Replenishing Shampoo with Peppermint and Yucca, 12.9 fl oz:

          I loved, loved, loved the old formula which had tea tree oil very high on the ingredients list. It appears that perhaps tea tree oil got too expensive? The company changed the packaging of the shampoo, reduced the amount of tea tree oil in the product (lower on the ingredients list), added peppermint oil and added sulfates (perhaps to make the product clean better after the dilution of the tea tree oil?). I am using the new product now and I much prefer the older product. I have issues with itchy/flaky scalp and funky smelling scalp from fungus growth. The older product really helped to control these conditions. I am not happy with the new product and would be willing to pay more for the older product if tea tree oil is too expensive.

          • Hair Type:
          • Wavy Hair

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          great for flaky scalp- no harsh chemical

          By lella

          from austin

          describe yourself Minimalist

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adds Shine
          • Cleans Thoroughly
          • Gentle
          • Great Smell
          • Improves Hair Health
          • Lathers Well

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Curly Hair
            • Daily Use
            • Oily Hair
            • Thicker Hair
            • Thinner Hair

            Comments about Desert Essence Tea Tree Replenishing Shampoo with Peppermint and Yucca, 12.9 fl oz:

            It is great to find an organic shampoo that addresses a dry, flaky scalp naturally. NO PETROCHEMICAL means your health will not be compromised and you will be dandruff free.
            Why add more toxins to your body? Use this instead.

            • Hair Type:
            • Straight Hair

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Unpleasant Smell

            By Azcat

            from Canyon Country

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Cleans Thoroughly
            • Lathers Well

            Cons

            • Smells Bad

            Best Uses

              Comments about Desert Essence Tea Tree Replenishing Shampoo with Peppermint and Yucca, 12.9 fl oz:

              When I first used this, I had to double check the bottle to make sure I wasn't using dog shampoo. It smells exactly like the one I use on the dogs. I guess that is the Tea Tree smell. I don't like it on my hair. It cleaned, but I just can't get past that odor.

              • Hair Type:
              • Wavy Hair

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