The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea Cleansing HAIR SCRUB Review

Feb 20, 2018

The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea Cleansing Hair Scrub Review
The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea Cleansing Hair Scrub Review

What did you just said? Hair scrub? A scrub for your scalp that refreshes and cleanses? Please take my money and give me one.

But, the more I learned about it, the more debatable it got. Especially the fact that you cannot use it on colored/treated/chlorine affected hair. Now, I am very confused. Luckily, I have a straightforward hair care routine with just five products. All of which are close to natural or as chemical-free as possible (Let me know if you wish to read about that). But, what is the harm in trying something new?
My two cents: I used the Green Tea hair scrub the very first time I got my hands on this. There are big salt granules in a gooey creamy base. I had just shampooed the night before so, I used it directly on my scalp. It took me some time to work with this but it was an ‘ok’ experience. I liked the cooling feeling of menthol. After a couple of days, I tried it on wet just-shampooed hair. I was amazed by the amount of lather it created. It was more than my shampoo. I used it for few more times in various other ways and here are my final words.

It is a very expensive scrub. A scrub that has SLS. My scalp hated this and shouted back at me with the itchy sensation which got more prominent the day after I used this.

If you use on dry hair (or even on semi-dry hair), the salt bits will create a mess by falling everywhere. I felt that I was not talented enough to use this so, I asked my mom to apply it on my hair. Same amount of salt fall out.

The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea Cleansing Hair Scrub Salt Granules
The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea Cleansing Hair Scrub Salt Granules

If you use on wet hair then the salt bit will just dissolve requiring more product to do any exfoliation. The scenario will result in lather tsunami on your hair and everywhere in your bathroom. And if your hair is not used to too much lather then brace yourself for the dryness that will surely follow this.

I felt that maybe I was doing something wrong. Anyways, who wants to spend too much time in the bathroom during Delhi winter? Especially when the said person never uses hot water to rinse hair. (Don’t ask me why but someone etched this rule long back in my head and now there is no turning back) So, I thought this will definitely be a useful thing in summer. Plus, the cooling menthol sensation cannot be bad. Eh? 

I could not wait for summer to try this again. No! I do I want summer to come. So, I took some with me to Goa. I have to say that it washed away every single grain of sand off my unruly, curled-up-with-humidity hair. Added volume as well. I used it again and got the same results. But, my scalp was still not happy with the SLS.

Have a look at the ingredients and you will see that there is nothing to celebrate here. Maybe only Honey and Tea leaf extract but see how further down the list they are mentioned.

Ingredients: Sodium Chloride, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Aqua/Water/Eau, Butylene Glycol, Octyldodecanol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Parfum/Fragrance, Caprylyl Glycol, Menthol, Mel/Honey/Miel, Linalool, Limonene, Citric Acid, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, CI 19140/Yellow 5, CI 42090/Blue 1.

Price: 1,845 for 240ml. Oops

Verdict: I am using it as a body scrub. It exfoliates and gives a cooling feeling without drying feeling. 

Will I recommend this? No

But what if you really want to try this? Maybe yes if you are ready to splurge and your scalp does not care about SLS.

*Press sample

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