Who doesn’t love getting a dry, itchy scalp? How wonderful! I searched online for a new anti dandruff shampoo to try. Typically, I go towards Head and Shoulders like everyone else, but this time I wanted to try something new. Then I found the Lemon and Tea Tree Anti Dandruff Shampoo by Faith in Nature.
Was it worth the price? Check out my review below!
What is the Faith in Nature Lemon and Tea Tree shampoo?
First off, I have never heard of Faith in Nature until I bought this shampoo (and conditioner, which I’ll rate another time). It was one of the first options on Amazon and had some promising reviews, so I figured I would give it a shot.
I won’t lie, the beautiful bottles might have convinced me as well.
You can either buy the Lemon and Tea Tree shampoo by itself, or also include the conditioner with the same scent. What sort of surprised me is that the listing for this shampoo on Amazon is marketed as an “anti dandruff shampoo” but that isn’t written anywhere on the bottle itself. The conditioner listing doesn’t include anti-dandruff either in the title for the Amazon listing or on the bottle.
I didn’t notice until the bottles arrived, so I was a little skeptical it would do anything for my dandruff. Instead, the bottle says it’s suitable for normal to oily hair.
I know it probably would have been easier to just pop to the shop and buy some shampoo, but I also wanted to re-order the Swiftwhite Teeth Whitening Strips that I have run out of, and I always get those on Amazon. So why not add in a shampoo and conditioner as well?
What’s the Lemon and Tea Tree Anti Dandruff shampoo like?
So far I’ve only used it a handful of times, but the biggest and most notable aspect of this shampoo is the smell. It’s a beautiful lemony scent, but it’s incredibly strong. Even after I got out of the shower and drove into work, I could still easily smell the shampoo. I also used the Faith in Nature conditioner which has the same scent, so that probably made it even more noticeable than normal.
The scent is lovely, of course. But it’s strong. And if you’re sensitive to strong scents, it might be wise to skip this shampoo.
Like I mentioned earlier, the bottles are beautiful with a really nice yellow and green pattern. This also helps you ignore the fact that the bottles are only 400 ml. Pretty small for the price. However, the text does begin to disappear once the label gets wet, so it’s actually done pretty cheaply.
The main reason I got this shampoo was to help my itchy, dry scalp and minimize my dandruff. Since this was listed as dandruff fighting, I was happy to give it a chance! I’ve only used it a handful of times, but I haven’t noticed much of a difference. But it certainly hasn’t hurt my scalp or hair, either.
Here’s a weird thing, but it’s true: the smell brought back memories of being a child with lice. Gross, right? When I was like, 7 years old, I got lice from someone at school. My poor mother had to put the treatment stuff on my hair every night and comb through it. If you’ve ever had it, you’ll know how horrific it is.
However, the treatment we used had tea tree oil, which is one of the most effective treatments against lice. Fast forward a handful of years to me using this Lemon and Tea Tree shampoo, and the scent reminded me of that lice treatment. Of course, there’s enough lemon smell to cover up more of the tea tree, but it was still enough to remind me of lice. What a strange and gross memory!
What’s in the Faith in Nature shampoo?
The ingredients in the Anti Dandruff shampoo by Faith in Nature include: Aqua (Water)***, Ammonium laureth sulfate*, Maris sal (Sea salt), Polysorbate 20*, Cocamidopropyl betaine*, Citrus limon peel extract / Citrus medica limonum (lemon) peel extract**, Citrus limon peel oil / Citrus medica limonum (lemon) peel oil*, Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) leaf oil*, Cymbopogon citratus extract**, Zingiber officinale (ginger) root extract**, Citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) peel oil**, Glycerin*, Tocopherol*, Glyceryl laurate*, Litsea cubeba fruit oil*, Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil*, Sodium benzOATe, Potassium sorbate, Citric acid*, Limonene*, Citral*, Curcumin CI 75300*.
* Plant derived ** Organic ingredient *** Water from the Lake District.
Extra bits to know about this shampoo:
- The shampoo has 100% natural fragrance and essential oils
- Free from parables and SLS
What makes the ingredients different from Head and Shoulders?
The active ingredient in Head and Shoulders to combat dandruff is pyrithione zinc. This chemical is actually an antifungal ingredient and can be an easy way to control dandruff. However, the Faith in Nature doesn’t use pyrithione zinc, or selenium sulfide which is another common anti dandruff ingredient (the active ingredient in Selsun Blue). I’m actually not even sure what ingredient is used against dandruff, or if that’s just something they added to the Amazon listing.
What does this shampoo feel like?
The shampoo feels just like any other shampoo, to be honest! The scent is the most notable aspect about it, other than knowing that it’s a naturally derived shampoo with organic lemon and tea tree oil (if that’s important to you).
The conditioner is also feels like most conditioners as well. However, after everything was rinsed off and dried, my hair felt a bit more dry than usual. I’m not sure if the conditioner is as silky as others I’ve used in the past.
However, it’s not a deal-breaker, just something I noticed.
Saying that, though, I did find that my hair was drastically less greasy after not washing it. Typically I wash my hair every other day because it’s so thick and long. But as I was going to wash it again on schedule, I realised that my hair was fine! It wasn’t greasy and still looked and felt clean. This was only after using this shampoo and conditioner combo a few times.
Final verdict on the Lemon and Tea Tree Anti Dandruff shampoo
At the end of the day, I like the Lemon and Tea Tree anti dandruff shampoo, but I’m not in love! I’ll certainly use the rest of the shampoo, and conditioner, but I probably wouldn’t buy it again. While the scent is lovely, and it’s a great option for those who are looking for products without harsh chemicals, I know there are better anti dandruff shampoos out there.
If you’re looking for a more natural and fragrant shampoo/conditioner, this is certainly a great combo! However, I’m really looking for the anti dandruff aspect, which this doesn’t seem to be strong enough.
At least I smell like lemons!