Rated 4.77 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review A DEEP Clean
Let me tell you it's hard getting the clean that I am used to without drying out or harming my curls... this product lifts all the build up and gunk and my hair felt light and amazing...and for once I didn't have to add back the moisture to my hair
Most Helpful Critical Review No... No no no no nonono
I have an acv rinse that I love to use and even use a acv+tea tree shampoo on top of that and it's not nearly as stripping as this! I got this with the hopes that it would be a gentle (and honestly cheaper) alternative to what I use now. My hair (AND HANDS) has never felt more dry. I used the same amount i used with my favorite scalp product. The lather was waaaaay too much.
I saw, obviously, hair influencers boast about this and I was promised scalp tingles because of the peppermint.. I was sadly disappointed. I wanted the ASMR type tingle dang it.
I rinsed this out of my hair thoroughly and it still felt dry and brittle.. Might be because of the clay mask aspect of it? Idk..
The saving grace was the mask from this same line. That was pleasant. I will be leaving a positive review for that.
Reviewed by 129 customers Love this stuff!
Christina from NY
I'll use it once or twice a week to help with any product build up I get, smells really nice and I love how effective it is without being harsh or leaving little scrub beads behind like other scalp treatments I've used
Love for removing buildup
Dani from CA
I use this as a pre poo treatment by sectioning my hair and adding it to my scalp. The nozzle is perfect for that. I've already re purchased this once and I love how affordable it is.
Shannon N from Pa
This is a great shampoo replacement for curly hair. Keeps scalp feeling fresh and clean without stripping or feeling oily. Perfect balance
Love how much it suds up!
Beccawecca from Albany, ny
You only need a small amount on your scalp but the thin applicator helps to spread it evenly on your scalp and you don't even need to use shampoo after!
Great buildup buster
KC from CT, USA
Nice minty smell, really like the nozzle to directly apply to scalp. I don't feel the minty tingle on my scalp that some do, but nice and dependable. I was my hair every 2-3 days but I use this probably once a week, not because it's really stripping I just don't want to waste it.
Great for fine curls and waves
Kelly from Chicago
I've been using this once a week and I've noticed on the days I use it my hair has a ton of volume and the curls and waves are amazing. I have an oilier scalp, very fine soft curls/waves that love protein for reference.
Amazing for all hair!
Christine MH from Chesterfield, Va
I bought this because with my colored curly hair, I only wash twice a week at most and I started to notice that my hair felt heavy, greasy and weighed down whenever I would straighten it. Clearly there was a lot of product built up. Well, this stuff took care of that! It cleansed my hair and scalp and removed all of the build up, leaving my hair and scalp soft and clean...and not overly stripped. Not sure why it is marketed to just curly hair people, bc regardless of your hair type, this is an excellent clarifying oil for all hair.
Yes Yes Yes !!!
Chloe from South Florida
So a bit about myself: I wash my hair roughly every three days, or twice a week, but I only use this oil cleanser once a week. I have very fine oily hair, but it's super thick and the oil buildup can be super bad. I used to wash my hair every day, but it was just stripping my hair and the oil was so bad after just one day! Since I changed up my routine, unless I get dirty or sweaty in a day I only wash my hair about twice a week. The oil production has slowed down so much and with this oil cleanser, I find it doesn't build up as much at all! But seriously don't use it more than once or twice a week!
This stuff really cleans out all the buildup of oils and products but using it too much can be stripping! Using it sparingly gets the best use out of it and won't dry out your scalp! I even use it in the middle of a double shampoo routine and my scalp isn't dry after that. I also want to note that I have really dry skin all over the rest of my body and I was super worried this would dry out my face and neck where it would run down, but I'm on my third bottle and I haven't had any issues with that!
I seriously love this stuff! I find it even more effective than ACV rinses! This product really leaves my hair feeling airy and super clean but not dry! The price is also pretty good considering since I go through a bottle in about 5 months time. I should also mention (if you don't already know this), never shampoo the ends of your hair. It causes more split ends and damage. When you rinse the shampoo off your scalp anyway, it's gonna run down and clean the rest of the hair.
All in all, I highly recommend you give this oil cleanser a try if you're looking for something that will work amazing on a super oily scalp, or one that has a lot of product build-up.
VoodooWoman from GA
I cannot even begin to say how happy I am that this product exists. Seriously. It couldn't be more perfect. Affordable and does an excellent job at clearing buildup from my scalp without drying it out.
smells great, gets rid of buildup
Ari from arizona
both my husband and I started use this. I've noticed his flakes have gone away when i started this and then used that scalp exfoliating thing we got for free from curlsmith. plus his hair smells great. I have about 2b/c hair. I also notice it helps with product buildup since i only wash my hair twice a week
Kcames88 from Virginia
This surprised me with how well it cleaned my scalp. I had less build up between washes and no flakes in my usually places. I did follow up with the cult talk shampoo and hair masque.
A Holy Grail item
isw1214 from NJ
Cleanses so thoroughly that my buildup is gone & I can literally see my roots lifted every time I use it. And I don't even need to pair it up with a shampoo for a deep cleanse. I follow up with either Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle conditioner or the NYM Curl Talk 3 in 1 on my cowash days.
As I don't use sulfate shampoos this is exactly what I was looking for to "clarify" and I'll be stocking up since I live abroad.
Not Like Other Shampoos
Corey from Huntsville AL
I'm on my fourth tube and I love it. This is a really unique shampoo that's great for curly hair, treated hair and hair with a lot of product buildup.
The thing about washing your hair is that the scalp and root hair need the most cleansing. The mid shaft and ends are dryer and more brittle. The applicator tip on this tube is perfect for getting the product on the scalp. You can part you're hair and run beads of the shampoo in the most oily parts. There's enough of a surfactant (the sudsy chemical) to clean and enough emolient (oils) to distribute the shampoo and protect from over drying.
Someone else mentioned in another review that this can be used as a double cleanse for your hair. This is accurate! I've been washing my hair twice a week. Once a week I use this alone. The second washing I use tiny bit of clarifying shampoo after using this product.
My hair is bleached and colored with temporary red dye. I have to refresh my color a lot less often after starting this shampoo.
My only issue is I wish this came in a larger quantity. I go through a tube in about a month.
Queenie_Beeez from NJ
I've purchased this two times now and I cannot say enough good things about it. Affordable scalp treatment!
Where has this been all my life
JJ from USA
I have awful, dry, frizzy 2a-2c hair and a perpetually itchy scalp. I follow what's basically a curly hair routine but haven't been able to find a shampoo gentle enough to keep my hair from turning into a giant poofy mess.
Upon application, my scalp instantly felt soothed by the mint. I have a lot of waist length hair, so I had to unfortunately use a ton of product just on my scalp. I spent a good amount of time rubbing my scalp with my fingertips just to be sure to get rid of any flakes or build up.
After finishing my hair washing routine, I let my hair air dry. My scalp feels smooth and healthy. My hair's poofiness is still there, but it air dried into lovely, defined waves. Still no itching or flakes a day later! I'll definitely be buying this product again. I just wish it came in a bigger bottle since I have to use almost an ounce per wash.
Great for a Double Cleanse
Cat from Springfield IL
So, you know how some dermatologists and skin-fans recommend a double cleanse to remove all the layers of make up and sunscreen. They usually recommend an oil balm/cleanser and then a hydrating cleanser. That is what this product is for, to double cleanse your scalp after days of refreshing and layers of products, you rub this product on your scalp before you get into the shower/bath.
My scalp felt clean, not stripped. I recommend following up with a hydrating shampoo before moving onto your conditioner.
Scalp breakout? Not anymore
An Ulta Beauty Babe from Nebraska
I was having an issue with clogged, irritated hair follicles on my scalp that drove me crazy! Started using this once a week and they're no more!
amazing for build-up
Charlie from Fort Wayne, IN
I use this on my one deep wash day per week, and it is fantastic at getting rid of product/oil build up. I like to detangle with an oil and wide tooth comb, then apply this on a dry scalp, then emulsify with water, hydrating shampoo, then deep condition. this gets all the build up off without feeling like you destroyed your hair.
The best for buildup
Tammy from Illinois
This is honestly the best product I have ever used from the curl talk like (my skin is allergic to protein and this doesn't have it). I know that this isn't what it was intended for, but I have depression and when I've been having a bad week, this helps to get all the buildup off my head. I also use it with conditioner for my co wash days. Overall, I would definitely recommend this product to anyone.
Use as a pre-shampoo for a happy scalp!
Hanna from Utah
I've had an issue with a really dry and itchy scalp for a while and decided to give this a go. I use it as a pre-shampoo and it helps get rid of all the product, dead skin and excess oil all while soothing and moisturizing my scalp. It doesn't lather up entirely but it does help me use a lot less if my regular shampoo! Also love the feel and smell.
Second time buying. I love this product.
Simple girl. from Washington
I love this line it is so good .
THE BEST FOR BUILDUP
talya from los angeles
i have always had the worst buildup and nothing i've tried has been able to get rid of it fully. this works SO well. i have thick curly hair and it makes my scalp feel SO clean. 100% recommend
Meg from United States
I enjoyed using this the peppermint oil felt nice on my scalp but not irritating. I get dry hair flakes (not dandruff) and this seemed to help a little. I use this anytime my roots are a little weighed down and it leaves me feeling clean but not overly stripped
I really enjoyed this, it was like a spa.
Kathy from Media, PA
I use this instead of shampoo
Love this stuff!
Christina from Ulster County, NY
I put a little bit through my scalp a few minutes before getting into the shower to let it soak into my scalp more. I massage it in and I find it really does help with product buildup and refresh my curls. I use it once a week usually