Rated 3.59 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review One Month In
As stated in the headline, I've used this product for a month and I am thrilled to the point of sitting down to write this review! As the transition into winter-time started I noticed my scalp FREAKED out. I found myself with a dry, itchy scalp and I felt like my "hydrating" shampoo was just covering up the problem and creating more build-up. I had done some reasearch online and this was one of the recommendations so I went in store to pick it up. It's $9 and I probably could have used a coupon but the price was worth it because you get a lot. The first week I used this product twice, now I use it once a week at the beginning of the week for maintenance. I recommend the following:
1)Get hair damp and then generously lather the product on. The more you scrub the easier it rinses out.
2)After lathering the product for about 2-3minutes, let it sit
3) Rinse, then lather on regular shampoo
4) Rinse throughly
I tried to use this product alone but found that I still needed to use shampoo afterwards to really clean and rinse out the product. You may find that you have some small "beads" leftover but it's not impossible to rinse out. Think of it like apricot scrub for your scalp.
Most Helpful Critical Review Would not purchase again
I wanted to absolutely love this product, but it's falling flat for me, unfortunately. It smells lovely and the price is great, but instead of removing buildup, I ended up feeling like I had more when I got out. I tried everything to properly rinse my scalp off but the little exfoliating beads will not budge. I don't think I'll be able to use it again unless I can figure out a method for rinsing really intensely. I tried submerging my hair in the water, using a cup to rinse it, and using my shower head on varying levels of intensity and water pressure (it's handheld and I tried using it right on my scalp too) NOTHING seemed to work. It got rid of some of it but not all and it's so annoying to run my hand through my hair only to feel the exfoliating beads still there. Grab a different product off the shelf. This one leaves behind more gunk than it takes away. Disappointing.
Reviewed by 247 customers Doesn't Work
Dana from Cypress, TX
This doesn't work and it's extremely hard to get the exfoliating beads out of your hair.
Jordan from Santa Maria CA
It was kind of greasy feeling like just really thick and it didn't have much scrubbing power I didn't feel like it removed any particles I felt like it kind of added to the build up
Definitely a winner
Rosie from IN
You have to read the instructions for this. It's a good bit of work to scrub it in, and I do recommend a strong showerhead setting to really get in there to help rinse this out. But following up with a shampoo, then conditioner did excellent at getting all the scrubby beads out of my hair. My hair was super soft with no build up (finally) and it felt much cleaner!
Takes forever to get out
tsiax from Minneapolis, MN
It finds a home in your hair and never leaves. It smells nice, but it's so not worth it. I was frustrated the entire experience. Had to throw it away after the second time I used it. There's better scalp scrubs out there. Or better yet, just use those scalp brushes.
Too many beads
F46 from Michigan
This was horrible stuff. The tiny beads were next to impossible to get out. I actually had beads in my ear! Nothing like picking at your scalp all day to get the beads out. Returned asap
Works really well!
Allison from Michigan
The only reason I gave it four instead of five stars is because it's hard to get the scrub onto the scalp but maybe that's my error. I really like it though! I have had build up issues and this helps to take care of that. I would only use this once in a while, at the most once a week.
use with caution
mandy from texas
okay so I use this only once a week. yes the beads take a little long to get out BUT it's really good for removing build up. I have dandruff problems and using this once a week helps with cleansing excess build up. over use of it will definitely dry out your hair. I scrub my scalp for at least 5 minutes and rinse for another 5. then follow by hair mask. I will buy again. people really do need to learn how to use before rating.
Miranda from Ohio
My daughter had some build up in on scalp and after looking around for something, the wonderful people at Ulta recommended this.
First time using it and it cleared up the buildup on her scalp! It was amazing and we will contribute to use it once a week.
Great for eczema
kimmmmm from usa
I have eczema on my scalp and this clears it up with just one use. I also used it on my newborn when she had dry skin on her head. super conditioning, will definitely be repurchasing
Love this! It works for me.
LuckyCalliope from Alaska
Due to the pandemic, I haven't been to a salon in over a year and my hair is very long (down to my derriere). Because it is so long, it takes forever to wash, so I do so about once a week. Even using dry shampoo, my scalp will itch after a week. I thought I would try this, and I love it! I massage it in then rinse, shampoo and condition using a shower brush to massage and remove the beads. I have not had any problem removing the beads, but I also use the "jet" setting on my shower. I need to buy more, I am almost out!
Worst scalp scrub ever
Dissatisfied from Chicago
The beads go everywhere and are impossible to rinse out. Leaves a greasy film in your hair. Ineffective product. This is the worst scalp scrub I ever used.
I would but this product again
Silver Beauty from Huntsville, AL
I absolutely loved this product on the first use. I have virgin/natural hair that is 90% gray with no chemicals or heat damages. I was drawn to this product because of its 98% all natural ingredient as I try to avoid all chemicals and anything that would cause my gray to become brassy. I was very pleased with the results of my hair. It felt very soft, silken and product free. I did use the matching shampoo and conditioner which added more benefits. The activated charcoal and purple moonstone gave my gray hair a beautiful true silvery gray with no highlights or brassy tints. This will be my go to products from this point on. I Love It!!!!!!
Haven't used yet
Amy from Columbus, Ohio
Does this come with a seal? I just picked up from Ulta and I just opened it to see that it wasn't sealed. And it's all messy, so it makes me feel like there were other people's fingers in it.
Sammy from Forestville, WI
I have an extremely itchy scalp and my fiancé does too. We started this product in the beginning of 2021 and the itchiness has gone down a lot. Highly recommend!!! Just thoroughly rinse your hair to make sure it all gets out.
Elizabeth from Bronx, NY
I absolutely love this scrub, my scalp looks and feels great.
Does not rinse out
Vixentales from Salt Lake City
I have fine thin hair and I have eczema on my scalp. While this does help get the moisture that my scalp desperately needs, it doesn't rinse out well and the ends up irritating my scalp causing my head to flair up. I wish they would ditch the little beads! It would be perfect without them. I have no clue how people with thick or curly hair get any of it out.
Here's the thing
Curly from Egypt
I bought this product because my curly hair and scalp don't particularly like the cold weather. When it does get cold my scalp gets super dry and flaky. So I figured it's time for a new approach on how to manage my scalp.
I got this product to detox and de-flak my scalp. I will say my scalp felt good after pre-cleansing BUT mind you when massaging the product into your head to split your hair into sections or a bit at a time as you go alone. The goal is the scalp not hair. Being as this product has small micro beads and the product is on the scalp its hard to fully rinse the beads out. I kept finding them while I was fully done with my hour wash routine and was onto styling. Another thing I'll say is the texture. Its like a light thickness and when water is added it can be evenly distributed throughout the scalp and rinses easily through the hair- aside from the beads- but over all I give it a 3.5/5 - 4/5 would recommend cause it may work for others better.
Laurie C. from FL
I have relaxed hair but suffer from itchy flakey scalp so I thought I would try a scrub to see if that would help me out. Lo and behold it was a win. I love it! I followed the instructions of wetting my hair prior to application. I went the extra mile to part out my hair and apply the product directly to my scalp (you don't need a lot of product). Afterwards I massaged the product into my scalp as directed. I didn't have a problem with getting rid of the exfoliating beads because I went in with a clarifying shampoo that removed them all. After using a clarifying shampoo I find that it works for me to follow that with a moisturizing shampoo to restore the moisture that the clarifying shampoo strips away, then use my conditioner. I think the manufacturers should reconsider the packaging to make for easier application. Maybe a bottle with an applicator tip? Overall, I think this product does what it promises. A happy customer for sure 👍.
uglyBetty from USA
Had to add a comment to the scrub, that I LOVE!!! I almost wish it had a little more exfoliating bead things, but either way it feels good, smells good, and is good for your hair and scalp! I am a NYM'S fanatic!
First Time User
First Time User from Texas
So far I've used this product 2 times, and have seen great results!! I feel the other reviews were helpful and accurate. My hair type is longer, thin and on the lighter side as far as color. Straight, with a light wave. I use OGX dry shampoo religiously, and use massage this product into my scalp using a scalp scrub also sold through Ulta. Has left my hair soft and with volume my scalp is hydrated and smooth not oily or rough. Will be buying a second time
Psoriasis life saver
Amy from Massachusetts
So, I have psoriasis and it gets bad sometimes. This product has helped me so much. I scrub pretty vigorously for a few mins and then rinse without shampoo for a couple mins and then shampoo and condition as usual. I highly recommend this. I use this one a week.
Made a huge difference after the first use!
Kam from Tennessee
I got this for my fiancé's very dry scalp and my very oily scalp and it WORKS PERFECTLY FOR US BOTH! He's noticed his scalp itching less and his hair looking fuller and shiner! My scalp also itches less, from the oil buildup, and my hair also looks great after each use! We use it 2 times a week and it's been a game changer! Highly recommend!
Great for colored hair and dandruff!
FlakyGinger from Illinois
I love this stuff. I suffer from pretty severe dandruff and I also color my hair so I have to be pretty picky about how often I wash my hair and with what products. No "natural" product like tea tree oil seemed to help, and I hate using things like head and shoulders because it strips my hair color. But since I started using this products 2x a week my scalp problems have been solved! It doesn't strip my color and it gently exfoliates and removes any flakes and keeps them away as long as I use it faithfully. I will definitely keep buying!
Hard to Rinse Out, Not Sure What It Fully Does
Madison from Georgia, USA
I have slightly wavy thin hair, and I thought since a lot of issues with rinsing this stuff out was with curly or thick hair I was in the clear. I was wrong, as it seems I'm literally scratching and brushing this stuff out of my hair for days after using it and rinsing multiple times. Once or twice when in the shower I've managed to find beads from the prior time I used it before using it again. These beads are a hassle!
Also I don't feel like they do really anything, the beads just feel nice on my head when applying. I don't feel stripped clean or notice really much difference. Maybe I didn't have as much buildup as I thought but I thought I would at least feel some difference.
Love this Product
CaseRT from Ocean Springs, MS
I have repurchased this product 4 times now, and I really enjoy it. I have fine, curly hair and this does the trick to get all of the build up products I use daily in my hair. I usually use it twice a week and use a cleansing conditioner after I wash it out. I have seen a lot of reviews that state it is hard to wash out, I have not come across this problem. My hair is finer although extremely curly, so maybe if you have thicker or fuller hair this isn't the product for you, but I love it and will continue to repurchase.