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Washing Natural Hair with Maple Holistics' Tea Tree Oil Shampoo and Condtioner

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Wash day has become the bane of my existence.

If this is your first time reading my blog then you would not have the slightest clue as to why I loathe wash day. But to make a long story short.... I am Lazy!
I call myself a lazy naturalista for a reason, not just for laughs and giggles. If you have natural hair then you know the struggle that comes along with detangling and washing and oh yea you can't forget the conditioning! It's so stressful simply because my hair is always and I mean always tangled.

How do you prepare your natural hair for wash day?

I've seen some people do pre-poos and conditioning their hair before a wash, but as I mentioned before, my arms nor drive was built for that so I try to keep my process simple.

Wash, Rinse and repeat. 

Repeat with conditioner of course, then I'm done! I personally don't see a need for a 7 step process on wash day because my 4 step process is long enough. 

Because tangled hair and dandruff always seem to be my biggest problems on wash day, I try my best to find products that will take care of these problems  simultaneously while I am washing my hair.

When Maple Holistics reached out to me to do a review on their Tea Tree Oil Shampoo and Tea Tree Oil Conditioner, I had to say of course because mere tea tree oil itself works heavens. Accepting hair products from an unknown company is always makes me cringe a little bit because our hair strands are just like any other cell in our body and can cause major reactions if it isn't paired well with a complimentary product. So you all know I'm sensitive about my ishh(In the words of Miss. Erika Badu)

What is Tea tree Oil?

Tea tree oil is an essential oil that is widely known to heal wounds because of its antiseptic properties. Most people use tee tree oil topically to treat fungal infections, such as acne or dandruff.

After this explanation you should have an idea as to why I have a love for Tea Tree Oil. 

Maple Holistics Tea Tree Oil Shampoo (8oz)

Price: $8.95
Our Natural Tea Tree Oil Shampoo is the hair care solution you've been dreaming of! Boasting wonderful therapeutic benefits thanks to the incredible effects of natural tea tree oil, this shampoo can improve hair and scalp health while promoting hair growth and even slowing hair loss. Suitable for men, women, and children, our Tea Tree Oil Shampoo is cruelty-free, parabens-free, GMO-free, and gluten free.

Promotes healthy hair growth.

Can slow hair loss, shedding, and thinning hair.

Helps prevent flaking and dandruff.

Capable of soothing an irritated scalp.

Potential to naturally eradicates lice.

Leaves hair and scalp rejuvenated and fresh.

What I think: 
Upon opening the shampoo, I could immediately smell the tea tree oil, it was probably the strongest I have ever smelled as it mimicked a menthol scent. Menthol doesn't bother me much, but if you are sensitive to smell then stay clear. The shampoo had a medium consistency and I didn't have to use much of the product to get a good lather.
As I mentioned prior, washing my hair is so strenuous because the knots that form in my head are ridiculously hard to get out. Unfortunately, this shampoo made my hair even more knotted because it didn't have any slip. Please be aware, the only shampoos that do have slip are moisturizing shampoos. The Tea Tree oil shampoo stripped my hair of any oils and residue that was built up on my strands. To some, this may sound scary, but for me I enjoyed it. I like giving my hair a good clarifying wash every now and then, other wise my hair will appear limp.
I can definitely say after my first wash my scalp felt as if it could breathe again! It claims to reduce dandruff however I won't be able to truly notice results with only one or two uses. But in the present moment, the dandruff has subsided.
I probably wouldn't use this as a weekly shampoo, but on the days I want my hair to be really purified and rid of residue, this bad boy is it!
As a curly girl, you have to make sure that you are restoring your hair's natural PH balance and moisture for optimal health. In this case, if you were to use the Maple Holistics Tea Tree Oil shampoo please deep condition to replenish your strands.

Maple Holistics Tea Tree Oil Conditioner (8oz)

Price: $12.77

Maple Holistics Tea Tree Conditioner provides the hair conditioning treatment you've been waiting for! By utilizing safe and effective conditioning agents - including our star ingredient, tea tree oil - our Tea Tree Conditioner will condition and soften your hair like no other. Our formula, which features complex plant derived keratin, silk protein amino acids, Vitamin B5, and more, can help you achieve a clearer, healthier scalp with the silky, easy-to-handle hair of your dreams!

Made with all-natural ingredients.

Conditions for an all-natural and satisfying result.

Utilizes quality conditioning agents.

Can improve dry, curly, thinning, frizzy, brittle, static, and wavy hair – and more!


What I Think:
I applied this conditioner directly after I applied the Tea Tree Shampoo. It applied pretty smoothly and had a thicker consistency. The scent was similar to the shampoo but less potent. It offered adequate slip for the detangling process and added needed moisture back into my strands. A deep conditioning treatment was still beneficial after the shampoo process in order to really restore full moisture. With the use of this conditioner my hair was smoother than it was prior to use. I noticed that the product does include some silk protein so if you're protein sensitive (as I am sometimes) you don't want to overly use the product. 
Overall, I have mixed feelings about this product. Don't get me wrong, It was a good product but I had to use a quarter of the bottle on my kinky hair to really coat my hair, meaning I would only be able to use this product a total of four times. 

My Hair after the conditioner application

Is Maple Holistic's Tea Tree Oil Shampoo and Conditioner Good for Natural Hair Wash day?

It truly depends on what kind of wash day you are having. If this is your usual wash day routine I would say hold off on the shampoo as it may be a little too drying for our tightly coiled strands. 

If this is your clarifying wash day I said grab these bad boys with both hands and get to scrubbing your scalp! The price is pretty decent and it does a great job clarifying your scalp. If you don't have mid back length hair then the conditioner will be suitable for shorter hair types as you can get more uses out of the bottle. 

Maple Holistics Free Samples

If you would like to try this for yourself, be sure to check out Maple Holistics' website. I am not sure what you will receive but hey, if it's free you can't beat it.

Check out their free sample promotion here

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