Monday, February 4, 2013

Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Review

I've always been sort of lucky when it comes to my hair. My hair is probably my favorite thing about myself, if I straighten it, it stays that way for days, and if I curl it it says til I brush it out. I very rarely have a terrible day where it just won't do anything.

In return I try and take very good care of my hair. I'm very picky about what I use on my hair, and since I'm currently absolutely in love with what I'm using, I thought I'd show you guys.

I'm currently using the Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Special Shampoo and Conditioner every time I wash my hair. Normally I mix it up, but I adore these together so much. It has Tea Tree Oil, Peppermint and Lavender as the promoted ingredients, and on the front of the bottle it says that they're an invigorating cleanser and conditioner respectively. They were $6 and $7 for 300ml at my local JCP salon respectively and honestly I've paid that for drugstore shampoos that I haven't loved. These however leave my hair feeling fresh and squeaky clean but still soft and bouncy at the same time. I adore them. Also it may just be me, but I've used this line before and it really seemed to help my hair grow, and I'm thankfully having the same result this time. I'm going to guess that its because its invigorating, and it really has made my hair healthier. The last time I went for a bang trim, I asked if my ends needed a trim as well and my stylist told me I didn't because I had no split ends. Which was awesome because it had been over 2 months since my last trim when she said this.

The Tea Tree Hair and Scalp Treatment is a new addition to my routine, new enough that I don't feel comfortable doing an all out review, but I like it so far. I bought this because I'm currently trying to grow my hair out super long and this along with the rest of the line is meant to be invigorating. I've read a bunch of different places that if you want to speed up hair growth you need to stimulate your scalp and keep it healthy. Since this needs to be massaged into your scalp I figure it might help. That's not actually its purpose but since the shampoo and conditioner seem to help then I figure this extra step might.

Plus as an extra bonus, the Tea Tree line is carbon neutral. That's not something I obsess about, and honestly didnt even know until after I bought it, but it is nice to know. Because I'm not all vapid and shallow, I totally care about the earth and stuff. I mean, like, just sign me up for the Pismo Beach Disaster Relief League already!

Then finally is the Paul Mitchell Super Skinny serum. I've actually used this on and off for years, ever since the first time my bestie T. flat ironed my hair for the first time. I adore this and it's the only heat protectant type thing I've ever used that doesn't make my hair either weird or greasy. Yes that includes the Treseme heat protectant that's beloved by every Beauty Guru and her Flat Iron. My hair just doesn't react well to anything else. You may have noticed that this is a tiny bottle. I don't actually use heat on my hair very often so I don't need much of this. I've had this tiny bottle for nearly a year now, and i use one full pump everytime I use heat on my hair. Mostly I just blow dry my bangs and let the rest of my hair air dry. My hair is naturally wavy sometimes, other times its pretty damn straight. I only blow dry my hair if I plan to leave it down and I only straighten or curl it if I'm going out or doing something special.

Next time I get my bangs trimmed I plan on picking up the Lemon Sage Thickening Shampoo and Conditioner, which is part of the Tea Tree range of products, to try out. Just to have a different scent, or maybe some added volume some days. I think it'd be great for spring/summer when I tend to do messier more voluminous styles. I'm also going to see if I can find a texturizing spray or maybe try one of the texturizing balms to help with my messy, beachy summer hair.  What are your favorite Volumizing or Texturizing products Readers? Are there any out there I should avoid?

Side note: for those that caught the reference: Yes, that is a Clueless Reference, I make them often. Or if you did not catch the reference: No, I'm not that stupid, yes I know Pismo Beach never had a disaster, its a Clueless reference.