Today's review is of Odylique Tea Tree & Herb Shampoo which the company describes as a natural clarifying shampoo made with organic coconut oil, herbs including rosemary, and antibacterial & antifungal organic tea tree oil. The company states that it is aimed at those with normal or greasy hair and helps to treat flaky scalps, leaving hair soft & shiny. It is 100% natural, 70% organic and vegan friendly.
Odylique Tea Tree & Herb Shampoo appealed to me because although I don't have greasy hair or a flaky scalp, I do have fine hair & a sensitive scalp so I like to use gentle hair care products. I found it interesting that there is no need to use a separate conditioner and I was intrigued to see if it would add volume to my fine hair. Plus, I'm always looking for ways to speed up my routine & I figured that skipping a step would help!
Whilst the design of the packaging isn't offensive, the bland colours aren't the most exciting and I doubt that it would appeal to me if I saw the bottle on a shop shelf. That said, I appreciated the functionality of the pump dispenser, which lends itself particularly well to allowing controlled dispensing of the lightweight formula- more shampoo packaging should incorporate this!
I loved that the ingredients are listed in both the traditional scientific terms as well as "in plain English". It gives the impression that the brand has nothing to hide and reiterates the natural ethos. What's more, I liked that it includes a "best before" date. The directions were clear & easy to follow, which I feel is important given that this shampoo is intended to be used alone rather than followed with a conditioner.
Odylique Tea Tree & Herb Shampoo has one of the most liquid textures I've come across in a shampoo and as such, I felt as though I needed to use a lot of product even though the SLS free formula produced a generous lather. This didn't particularly bother me given that the shampoo is intended to be used alone, thereby making savings on buying a separate conditioner.
Unsurprisingly, it has a strong tea tree scent and whilst I personally don't mind the scent of tea tree, I do find it to be rather medicinal and therefore, the shampoo didn't feel particularly indulgent to use.
Following the directions, I left the shampoo on my hair for 2-3 minutes (which wasn't inconvenient as I simply carried on with the rest of my shower routine) before rinsing it out. It felt as though the majority of the shampoo had "absorbed" into my hair and it didn't take long to rinse away the remaining residue. My hair was left feeling squeaky clean & fresh.
I was concerned that, having forgone conditioner, my hair would have more tangles than I'm accustomed to but I was pleasantly surprised to note that it didn't.
Once my hair had been dried & styled, I was highly impressed by how soft, smooth & shiny my hair was. It was manageable, with healthy movement & body. It wasn't weighted down and I even felt that it looked thicker & fuller. My sensitive scalp wasn't irritated and I couldn't detect the tea tree scent in my hair.
I didn't expect to be wowed by Odylique Tea Tree & Herb Shampoo but I'm highly impressed with the results. The shampoo only method won't be for everyone but if you have fine hair, I'd recommend checking this out.
Odylique Tea Tree & Herb Shampoo costs £12 for 200ml.