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giovanni tea tree shampoo...(also, "spray it curly")

2martini2martini Posts: 25Registered Users Curl Neophyte
i asked about this in another thread, but thought i would get more answers if i started a new one. does this shampoo have a nasty odor? i have used tea tree oil for different issues w/ my horse and dogs but can't stand the smell of it.
*also*- there is product that my daughter picked up and has given her very nice curl formation and frizz prevention. it's a spray- called "spray it curly" by hask. the front says alcohol free and i looked at the ing. list and it appears to be semi- cg friendly, w/ the exception of peg-8 dimethicone which is the second to last item. (from what i understand- this is a water sol. cone?)has anyone tried this?


  • EarthyCurlsEarthyCurls Posts: 495Registered Users
    if you cant deal w/ tea tree smell than dont get it... if you need it for your scalp maybe try a brown sugar scrub, that has worked for me...
  • zeroskyzerosky Posts: 4Registered Users
    I use the Giovanni shampoo and I love the smell. It has some mint oil/essence/something in it, so that's really the biggest scent. I have not noticed a tea tree smell to speak of, but then, I'm not bothered by the smell of tea tree oil so I'm not sure if it would jump out at me. :)
  • mrl234mrl234 Posts: 548Registered Users
    I just used the Giovani TTTT conditioner as my cowash and I didn't love the smell while I was in the shower, but it hasn't lingered at all and it seems to have done a great job cleaning while helping soothe my dry scalp AND hasn't dried out the roots, either.
    fia 2C/3A-F-iii, sensitive to some proteins
    CGish since 10-16-08
    Low-poo: Yes to Carrots Daily Pampering Shampoo (1-2x/week)
    Rinse outs: Yes to Carrots Pampering Mud Conditioner
    Styling: a little bit of leave in and a little bit of KCCC, diffusing
    Olive oil DTs, honey rinses in the summer :)
  • StarmieStarmie Posts: 6,758Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I've used it and didn't find the tea-tree scent overly strong at all, like zerosky said, it's more minty.
    3b in South Australia.
  • CurlyCaraCurlyCara Posts: 399Registered Users
    This is all really good information because I plan on getting this shampoo and conditioner here soon. So thank you.
    CG Since : 03/15/09
    3A, fine, low porosity
    My Curr. Faves:
    Cleansers: Daisy Fuentes C&W
    Conditioner: GVP Conditioning Balm, GPB, LVPNG
    Stylers: LVPNG, BRHG, KCCC, GVP CB
    updated 04/29/2009
  • 2martini2martini Posts: 25Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    thanks all, and manya- i did the b.s. scrub today and it worked really well! great tip!
  • EarthyCurlsEarthyCurls Posts: 495Registered Users
    2martini wrote: »
    thanks all, and manya- i did the b.s. scrub today and it worked really well! great tip!
    yeah, i was surprised how well it worked when I first did it too! I'm glad to help!
  • cperl3cperl3 Posts: 89Registered Users
    regarding the spray. I like I stlye I'm twisted by samy
    Orlando FL

    trying various aubrey products currently.
  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,572Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Is this Giovanni TTT shampoo good for those with eczema, etc? My son has this, I get a little sometimes too, esp at the nape of the neck. He also gets dry, itchy scalp (not true dandruff).
    SF Bay Area, CA * "The Angel-Goddess-Guru of Haircoloring" :D
    3b/c/a mix. medium texture, low porosity
    My Motto: Strand Test! some hair pics
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] -- gone, but never forgotten.
  • FilantraFilantra Posts: 8Registered Users
    i recently tried the Giovanni TTTT shampoo and noticed a lot of my hair falling during the wash. it was my first time and i'll definately try a few more times to be sure its not the shampoo but has anybody else had this problem?

    p.s.my hair is prone to falling as i have a sensitive scalp

    *second wash and lots of hairfall... i'm getting scared to use it again
  • WurlyLoxWurlyLox Posts: 4,858Registered Users
    I don't notice the smell much at all, but what there is is more minty than anything.

    Yes, it's good for eczema, psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis (me), and just plain old dandruff and dry scalp.

    GTTTT shampoo and conditioner are all I use for low-pooing and co-washing.
    2C/3A/3B - modified CG - fairly fine now, normal/low porosity/normal elasticity

    Current Main Rotation: MG217 medicated or Aim2Health 'poos for scalp, Elucence cond., Spiral Solutions Protein & Deeply Decadent Cond., CJCCCC reg or lite,CJ Pattern Pusha,, Giovanni LA Hold Hair Spritz + lots more, sporadically

    HG Method: Super Soaker + Smasters-ing, brief upside down diffusing w/360o diffuser then clips/clamps & air dry. Newly gray - stopped my henna glosses!

  • SoCalCurlSoCalCurl Posts: 21Registered Users
    Not all tea tree products are created equal. My Mom really likes Paul Mitchell tea tree, but disliked Trader Joe's tea tree. So it could just be the brand.

    I just picked up a bottle of "Hask Pure Shine Spray it Curly" the other day and I absolutely love it! It is one of the only products that gives me good second day hair.

    My current products just haven't been working well recently, so I thought I'd try the spray--after all, it was only $5. Wow! I love the definition, frizz control, and hold I get from it.

    It's light, and doesn't weigh my hair down, but it holds up well in windy weather--with minimal frizzing.

    But my favorite is that it gave me my spirals back.

    FSG combined with icequeen"ing" used to give me lovely spirals from the root. After awhile though, my hair stopped responding to FSG's miraculous touch, and just went limp and stringy.

    Now, I have spirals from the root that last ALL DAY!!!! And I don't have to clip the roots either.

    I haven't had a problem with washing it out. A good co-wash should do the trick, but you can add baking soda to your co-wash if you still feel a residue.

    There's a great article about silicones here:
    that includes a grid for which silicones are water-soluble, and which aren't.

    Hope that helps.
    Hair type: Fine, thick/dense, low porosity 3A—with 3B mixed in.

    My hair hates protein & LOVES honey!

    Condish: Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition
    Styling: Garnier Fructis Pure Clean Styling Gel
    Tools: Curls Like Us Curl Cloths, denman, finger-diffuser

    CG since March 17th 2009!
  • ConditionerBoyConditionerBoy Posts: 15Registered Users
    the peppermint oil helps to create the minty smell of it.IMO its more of a sweet mint.
  • ConditionerBoyConditionerBoy Posts: 15Registered Users
    Filantra wrote: »
    i recently tried the Giovanni TTTT shampoo and noticed a lot of my hair falling during the wash. it was my first time and i'll definately try a few more times to be sure its not the shampoo but has anybody else had this problem?

    p.s.my hair is prone to falling as i have a sensitive scalp

    *second wash and lots of hairfall... i'm getting scared to use it again
    anytime you use shampoo you'll notice more hair coming out because of how it cleans as opposed to just co-washing. Its not making your hair fall out its just helping to take the fallen hairs out of your curls.
  • sarahthewarriorsarahthewarrior Posts: 252Registered Users
    I really like the Hask Spray It Curly (I think "pure shine" is in the name somewhere, too). It's one of the few spray gels that doesn't spray in a big clump, but I still usually pour it into my hands before application.

    I have their mousse as well, and I like that a lot. I think it was xcptnl who inspired me to try them, and they're frequently BOGO at Rite Aid. The scent is to die for!
    Fine but dense 3B: naturally red, naturally curly
    CG since July 8, 2008!
    Co-Wash: Suave Wild Cherry Blossom Conditioner
    Rinse-Out: Giovanni TTTT Conditioner
    Leave-In: Suave Wild Cherry Blossom Conditioner
    Products: Clairol 3-in-1 Condition mousse with L.A. Looks Sport gel
    Fotki pw: curls Updated 9-4-09
  • Future WaveFuture Wave Posts: 154Registered Users
    I use the Hask spray it curly stuff occasionally. Lately, I've been spraying it into my hand, squirting on a glob of FOTE and mixing them up before scrunching it all into my hair. Seems to distribute better and not leave my hair feeling sticky that way, rather than just spraying it directly into my hair all alone.
    co-wash - Suave Naturals Coconut
    condish - Trader Joe's TTT and Refresh
    styling - FOTE, shea butter, jojoba oil, LA Looks

    Kryptonite: Stearalkonium Chloride, quats

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