I have fine hair that is susceptible to buildup and getting oily, along with a dry scalp, which is not the greatest combination of things. My skin in general tends to be very sensitive, so it’s hard to find products that don’t irritate it. While I hate spending a fortune on personal care products, sometimes it’s important to spend some money to take care of yourself, and that’s what I did when I bought Paul Mitchell Lavender Mint Shampoo and Conditioner from Ulta.
First, this stuff smells amazing. When I use it, I’m always smelling my hair, or brushing it to release the scent, or telling my husband to smell it. It’s the perfect combination of scents and it is heavenly. Second, it’s works so, so well for my hair and scalp type. I feel like it actually gets my hair clean which a lot of the drugstore brands like TRESemmé and Pantene Pro-V do not. When I use the drugstore brands, my hair is left feeling heavy and my scalp is dried out. After using this, it feels clean and soft and luxurious, like I just took a trip to the hair salon. I feel my hair getting healthier and my dandruff is going away (finally!). The shampoo is $35 for a liter and the conditioner is $38.50 for a liter, so overall, it’s a bit more expensive than a lot of us would like. In order to get a lot out of it, I try to wash my hair every other day, or even sometimes switch off with the cheaper stuff like TRESemmé once in a while so I’m not quickly using it all up.
Just a note for shoppers who like putting their wallet where their activism is (I know I do!): Paul Mitchell is also cruelty-free (they refuse to sell in China, where it is required to test products on animals), this shampoo/conditioner in particular is safe for colored hair and it’s vegan! I love it when brands listen to consumers to become more conscious of how they make their products.
So, if you’re having some dandruff/scalp issues and you think it might just be a matter of dry skin, definitely give Paul Mitchell Lavender Mint Shampoo and Conditioner a try; I have certainly fallen in love with it. It’s the right amount of moisturizing that will take care of your skin and help your hair become soft without getting too oily. In general, mint does wonders for irritated scalps, so if this doesn’t sound like your thing or is a tad too expensive, look for something with mint in it.