The OGX Tea Tree Mint shampoo has become one of my favourite shampoos in the OGX range. I’ve tried over sixteen different OGX shampoos now and found this one to be quite different from the others. This post is my full review of the OGX Tea Tree Mint shampoo and the matching conditioner.
The OGX Tea Tree Mint shampoo is one of the most cooling and refreshing shampoos I’ve ever tried. In the bottle it smells like mint chocolate chip cookie, but when mixed with water and lathered, the tea tree and witch hazel scents come through strongly.
After testing this shampoo out for over a month, I would recommend the product for anyone who has dandruff or wants to promote hair growth. If you have a particularly sensitive scalp or very dry hair, this product might not be for you.
If you aren’t sure which is the right OGX shampoo for your hair type, check out my OGX comparison post which lists all the OGX shampoos I’ve tested and reviewed.
This post is my full review of the OGX Tea Tree Mint Shampoo
OGX Tea Tree Mint Shampoo Review
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What is Tea Tree Mint shampoo Good For?
The OGX Tea Tree Mint shampoo contains a formula that helps to refresh and balance the scalp. The formula includes tea tree oil, peppermint and witch hazel. Please note that OGX make another Teatree mint shampoo which contains milk protein instead of witch hazel. Make sure you check the bottle to ensure you are selecting the product you want.
The extra strength formula is more refreshing, and balancing but less good at moisturising and strengthening the hair than the hydrating formula. The extra strength formula would work well for anyone with scalp conditions such as dandruff, or women wanting to create a healthy environment for hair growth. (In this post I am only reviewing the extra strength product).
Benefits of Tea Tree Oil for the Hair and Scalp
Tea tree oil is often used in shampoos to help with dandruff or hair loss. It can help to prevent product buildup on the hair strands, and keep the hair moisturised and healthy. Since it has both anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, it can be used for treating many different scalp conditions.
In one study from 2002, 126 participants used a tea tree oil shampoo on their hair for four weeks. At the end of the study 41% of the participants had an improvement in their dandruff. Many of them also reported that their hair was less greasy and their scalp less itchy.
Tea tree is used in hair products to regulate oil production in the scalp, stimulate hair growth, reduce inflammation, and to soothe scalp itching. It has also been used in natural treatments for head lice.
Benefits of Peppermint for Hair Growth
Peppermint oil helps to increase blood circulation in the scalp, improve hair growth, and reduce scalp inflammation. It also helps to relieve itching and pain, as well as help to enhance wellbeing with its refreshing scent.
One study from 2014 conducted on mice, showed that hair grew faster and thicker when peppermint oil was applied to the hair root. It is believed this may be because the peppermint oil helped to stimulate blood flow to the hair follicles. The results started to show after only two weeks.
How to Use the Tea Tree Mint Shampoo
To use the shampoo, apply a generous amount to wet hair and massage into the hair and scalp. Compared with other OGX shampoos I found that this shampoo lathered very well. I was surprised by this since the product is sulphate free, and sulphate free shampoos tend not to lather well. After you have massaged the shampoo well into the hair, rinse it thoroughly.
I noticed as soon as I applied the shampoo to my scalp, I could feel the peppermint and tea tree oil cooling my skin immediately. This refreshing feeling lasts long after you get out of the shower. Once the shampoo is rinsed from your hair, apply the Tea Tree Mint conditioner.
You can see from the image below that when the shampoo comes out of the bottle it’s completely clear. It smells like a mint chocolate chip cookie at first, but when mixed with water the peppermint and tea tree scents become stronger. It has a more watery consistency compared with other OGX shampoos I’ve tried that were more like a gel.
I expected the conditioner to have a light green colour, but it was white, as you can see from the photograph below. It has a similar smell to the conditioner. The consistency of the conditioner is quite thick, but not as moisturising as other conditioners in the OGX range.
I found these two products lovely and refreshing, and I liked the smell a lot. They didn’t do much to improve the volume in my hair however. My hair is quite fine and thin, and after washing my hair it didn’t look any fuller. I found the Biotin and Collagen Shampoo was much better at adding volume and fullness to the hair than the Teatree Mint. This shampoo and conditioner did however help to improve frizz, add shine, and leave my hair and scalp feeling and smelling refreshed.
I would recommend these products in the summer on a hot day, and for people with oily hair or scalp problems. I have had some hair thinning over the last couple of years, but didn’t notice that my hair grew any more when I was using these products. It may be however that I needed to try them for longer than a month to notice improved hair growth.
Pros and Cons of the Tea Tree Mint Shampoo
Although this shampoo is great for reducing scalp inflammation, tea tree oil, witch hazel and peppermint oil can all be irritating, so those with very sensitive skin may want to avoid this product.
Anyone with allergies to eucalyptus, or other plants from the myrtle family, are also more likely to also be allergic to tea tree oil, so should avoid this shampoo.
Overall I would recommend this shampoo for anyone with dandruff or thinning hair. The ingredients are all excellent for reducing hair loss and promoting a healthy scalp.
- Promotes hair growth
- Helps to treat dandruff
- Reduces scalp inflammation
- Very refreshing and cooling on the skin
- Lovely minty scent
- Lathers better than most sulphate free shampoos I’ve tried
- Anti-bacterial and anti-fungal
- Removes product buildup from the hair
- Ingredients may irritate sensitive skin
- May dry the hair out if used too often
- Can sting the eyes if you’re not careful
- Some may find the scent overpowering
OGX Tea Tree Mint Shampoo Ingredients
As I mentioned earlier there are two different OGX Teatree mint shampoos:
- OGX Extra Strength Refreshing Scalp + Teatree mint shampoo
- OGX Hydrating + Teatree mint shampoo
Both products come in green bottles that look very similar. In the Hydrating+ formula, the product contains milk protein, but the Extra Strength formula contains witch hazel and no milk protein. I’ve noticed that some online stores sell both, so you should double check which one your are buying before ordering.
Shampoos containing the Hydrating+ formula list Australian tea tree oil and milk proteins on the front of the bottle. I tested out the Extra Strength formula which is a stronger and more refreshing. The front of the bottle lists tea tree oil, peppermint and witch hazel.
Benefits of Witch Hazel for the Hair
Like tea tree oil, witch hazel can be used to help regulate oil production in the scalp. This is why it’s often found in hair products designed for greasy hair. Since witch hazel is a natural astringent, it can help to soothe and calm an irritated scalp, and reduce redness. Like peppermint and tea tree, witch hazel is excellent for treating dandruff and cleaning oily hair.
Since witch hazel helps to reduce irritation in the hair follicles, it may help to reduce hair loss. It works well in combination with tea tree and peppermint to encourage hair growth and promote a healthy scalp environment.
Ingredients in the OGX Refreshing Scalp+ TeaTree Mint Shampoo
Aqua/Water/Eau, Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Chloride, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Leaf Extract, Menthol, Menthyl Lactate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Lactic Acid, Glucose, Polyquaternium-22, Linoleamidopropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, PEG-7 Amodimethicone, Polyquaternium-39, Sodium Hydrolyzed Potato Starch Dodecenylsuccinate, PEG-150 Pentaerythrityl Tetrastearate, PPG-2 Hydroxyethyl Cocamide, Disodium Tetrapropenyl Succinate, Sodium Sulfate, Coconut Acid, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Citrate, Hexylene Glycol, Sodium Hydroxide, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Parfum/Fragrance.
Ingredients in the OGX Hydrating+ TeaTree Mint Shampoo
Water (Aqua), Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, PPG-2 Hydroxyethyl Coco/Isostearamide, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Hydrolyzed Milk Protein, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Panthenol, PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Dimethicone, Amodimethicone, Sodium Chloride, Glycol Stearate, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Polyquaternium-6, Polyquaternium-10, Laureth-4, Laureth-23, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Cetrimonium Chloride, Trideceth-12, Tetrasodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Fragrance (Parfum), Diazolidinyl Urea, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Blue 1 (CI 42090).
Please note that earlier versions of this product also may have contained dmdm hydantoin, but this ingredient has now been removed from all OGX products following claims that it may be linked to hair loss.
What Sets the OGX Tea Tree Mint Shampoo Apart from its Competitors?
When researching shampoos that contained similar ingredients to the OGX Tea Tree Mint Shampoo, I found many alternative products. These included:
- Australian Bodycare Tea Tree Oil Shampoo
- Avalon Organics Tea Tree Mint Shampoo
- Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Lavender Mint Shampoo
- EDEN BodyWorks Peppermint Tea Tree Shampoo
- Dr Organic Tea Tree Shampoo
- Nature’s Response Organic Tea Tree and Peppermint Shampoo
- Soapberry Peppermint Shampoo
The two shampoos that I felt were the most similar to the OGX shampoo when looking at the price, popularity and formulation, were the Avalon Organics Tea Tree Mint Shampoo and the EDEN BodyWorks Peppermint Tea Tree Shampoo. I have compared these two products with the OGX shampoo in the table below.
Last update on 2023-11-30 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API
In all the online stores I looked at, the OGX Teatree mint shampoo was less expensive than the Avalon Organics Tea Tree Mint Shampoo and the EDEN BodyWorks Peppermint Tea Tree Shampoo.
If you have very greasy hair you may prefer to use the EDEN BodyWorks Peppermint Tea Tree Shampoo over the other two products since it contains sulphates, and helps to better remove oil and grease from the hair.
Unfortunately out of the three products I compared, OGX is the only one which is not cruelty free. If you want a similar alternative to the OGX shampoo which isn’t tested on animals, the Avalon Organics Tea Tree Mint Shampoo is your best option.
All three shampoos help to reduce dandruff, promote hair growth and soothe an itchy scalp. If you are prone to a dry scalp you may find the Avalon shampoo a bit more moisturising than the other two products since it also contains aloe, quinoa protein and vitamin E. The formula helps to soothe sensitive skin and add hydration.
Where Can I Buy the OGX Tea Tree Mint Shampoo?
- Deeply cleansing shampoo that removes product build up and residue
- Oily and greasy hair is left feeling fresh, deeply cleansed, shiny and hydrated
- Scalp refreshing and revitalizing shampoo
- Shampoo with tea tree oil, peppermint extract and witch hazel
- Sulfate free shampoo
Last update on 2023-11-30 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API
FAQs About the OGX Tea Tree Mint Shampoo
Is OGX Teatree mint shampoo a clarifying shampoo?
Yes. Tea tree oil is effective at removing product buildup and excess oil from the hair strands. It would therefore make a good clarifying shampoo.
Is OGX Teatree Mint sulfate free?
Yes. The OGX Teatree mint shampoo has a sulfate free formula that won’t strip the hair of its natural oils.
Is OGX tea tree shampoo good for oily hair?
Yes. Both tea tree and witch hazel are good at removing excess oil from the hair and scalp.
HOW I TEST OUT PRODUCTS TO REVIEW
When I’m testing out a new shampoo I always use the product for at least a month before I write my review. This gives me enough time to test out the product thoroughly.
I also stop using any other products on my hair that could alter the way the shampoo works or the effect it has. My video reviews are always filmed after I have washed my hair with the shampoo with no other product on my hair.
I am aware when I test shampoo products that I have dry, fine and naturally curly hair, and I try to consider how the shampoo might perform on other hair types. In my reviews I give my own opinion of the product but also research other opinions across the internet, as well as discuss the product with my friends.
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THIS POST WAS A REVIEW OF THE OGX TEA TREE MINT SHAMPOO
Thank you for reading my review of the OGX Tea Tree Mint Shampoo. Which is your favourite OGX shampoo? Let me know in the comments below.
- What is Tea Tree Mint shampoo Good For?
- Benefits of Tea Tree Oil for the Hair and Scalp
- Benefits of Peppermint for Hair Growth
- How to Use the Tea Tree Mint Shampoo
- Pros and Cons of the Tea Tree Mint Shampoo
- OGX Tea Tree Mint Shampoo Ingredients
- What Sets the OGX Tea Tree Mint Shampoo Apart from its Competitors?
- Where Can I Buy the OGX Tea Tree Mint Shampoo?