Sunday, November 1, 2015
Review: Maple Holistics Hydrate Shampoo for Dry and Itchy Scalp
For years, I have been struggling with a dry and itchy scalp. I have tried all the dandruff shampoos from the drugstore, as well as prescription products, with very little success. As a result, when I was presented with the opportunity to try the Hydrate Shampoo for Dry and Itchy Scalp* from Maple Holistics, I didn’t have high expectations. To my surprise and delight, this shampoo proved me very wrong.
Sponsored by edumuch.com, Maple Holistics is a US based beauty company that develops and manufactures its own all natural cosmetics that are cruelty free (perfect for us animal lovers!). When I received this shampoo and thoroughly analyzed the ingredients list, I noticed that it doesn't contain any “medicinal ingredients” like other dandruff shampoos. Instead, it uses silk amino acids to improve moisture retention capacity, stimulate cell growth, and remove toxins.
Some of the luxurious ingredients in this product include lavender (softens blemishes caused by dry scalp, diminishes infections with antiseptic/analgesic properties, and reduces scarring), carrot and parsley seed (rejuvenates and regenerates skin tissues, stimulates cell growth, removes toxic buildup in the skin, and improves skin’s complexion), and silk peptide (uses eighteen different silk amino acids to provide moisture and nourish and maintain a healthy scalp).
Before I began using this product, I was a few days away from seeing my family doctor to ask for a referral to a dermatologist (again) for my scalp. Over the summer, it had really flared up. It was flaky, inflamed, and was covered with small scabs as a result of my scratching. Within just one use of this product, I noticed a significant difference in the condition of my scalp. The flakes had disappeared and the scabs were healing. By the time that I went to see my doctor, I had nothing to show him and no need to request a trip to the dermatologist. I was amazed by the results because my scalp has caused me discomfort for years. I was also very impressed by the fact that it was sulfate free, unlike most dandruff shampoos, so I felt comfortable using it on my colour-treated hair. In addition, it’s very quick and easy to use since it only needs to sit on the scalp for a few minutes before rinsing. While I wait, I apply the Assuage Natural Foot Scrub (see my review HERE). It makes me feel like I’m multi-tasking and actually spending some time doing something nice for myself.
In terms of how my hair responds to it, I would say that it provides results that are comparable to other sulfate free shampoos that I have used. It leaves my hair soft, manageable, and shiny, and I don’t see my hair colour going down the drain when I rinse out the shampoo. I’m very happy about this because other dandruff shampoos that I have tried leave my hair feeling dry, tangled, and with a strong medicinal smell. The Maple Holistics shampoo has a pleasantly sweet and slightly herbal scent.
Overall, I’m very impressed with this shampoo. The 8oz bottle, which is the size that I have, retails for only $9.95 which is comparable, or even less expensive than drugstore or prescription dandruff shampoos. If you struggle with scalp issues, I highly recommend giving this product a try. My dad and brother have experienced scalp problems like mine, so they will each be receiving a bottle of this shampoo in their Christmas stockings this year.
This product and many other skin and hair care items can be purchased at https://www.mapleholistics.com
To get some free products from Maple Holistics, visit this link: http://www.mapleholistics.com/free-products/
Also, Maple Holistics was kind enough to allow me to give away a Winterblend Shampoo and Winterblend Conitioner to one of my lucky followers. Click HERE to enter or visit the GIVEAWAYS page on my blog.
Have you tried any products from Maple Holistics?