**Please note: This review was written over one year ago, but for some reason, it was never posted. That being said, my experience may be outdated. If the opportunity arises, I will try this product again and update my review and include pictures as well!**
**I was not financially compensated for this post. I received this product for review purposes. As The Amanda Turns takes pride in providing honest reviews, with or without compensation from brands.**
When I first received the product, I went to open the bottle and I accidentally cracked the cap. (Oops! Guess I don’t know my own strength?) So keep that in mind- be gentle when taking the cap off (even though it was probably just user error).
I opened it up and the smell was pretty intense. It’s not a BAD smell necessarily but if you are not a fan of the scent of tea tree oil, you probably won’t like this.
The bottle says to wash your hair with it twice and let it sit for 2-3 minutes each time. Since I used it during my normal shower, I estimated the length of time it was in for. The first time I used it, I did not follow it up with conditioner, but I feel like it made my hair feel dry. So the second time I used it, I ended up using one of my regular conditioners as well. I believe it helped make my hair feel more normal that way.
I occasionally get an itchy/dry scalp, which tea tree oil is supposed to help with.
Real talk: When I was younger, I did have lice a couple of times and it’s a pain in the butt to get rid of! Treatment after treatment after treatment… it’s a MESS. Because I’ve read that tea tree oil helps with preventing lice (I believe it’s because they don’t like the scent?), I would definitely use this product when I know I’m going to be around kids (like in a school or home setting) or when I’m performing in something that requires me to wear specific headpieces. It’s always better to try to prevent it, rather than having to get rid of it once you have it!
Overall, this would be a product I would use as a precautionary tool for my scalp.
Please leave some love in the comments below! Have you ever dealt with lice? Would you try a tea tree oil shampoo?