I had the chance to try some tea tree hair products from Parnevu. The timing couldn’t be more perfect. While I swear by organix macadamia styling oil’s amazing results on my hair, the shampoo and conditioner combo didn’t address my flaky hairline. Nope, it’s not dandruff, it’s not even itchy. Partly, I attribute these snowflakes to frequent hot showers. Can Parnevu T-Tree solve the situation?
|Parnevu Therapeutic Shampoo, 12 fl oz 354ml, $6|
Product claims: helps lock in moisture; helps stop itching; helps prevent flaking.
Ingredients: Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Decyl Gucoside, Cocomidopropyl Betaine, Lauramide DEA, Glycol Sterate, Tea Tree Leaf Oil, Polyquaternium-10, Equisteum Arvense Extract, Sage Leaf Extract, Nettle Extract, Hydorlyzed Wheat Protein, PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Fragrance, Citric Acid, Propylene Glycol, Glycerine, Disodium EDTA, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Diazolinidyl Urea, Yellow 5, Green 3
|Parnevu Leave-in Conditioner, 12 fl oz 354ml, $6|
Product claims: helps lock-in moisture; helps prevent flakes and itching; helps strengthen hair.
Ingredients: Water, Mineral Oil, Behentrimnium Methosulfate, Stearalkonium Chloride, Tea Tree Leaf Oil, Cyclopentasiloxane, Menthol, Camphor, Fragrance, Citic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, DMDM Hydantoin.
|Parnevu Spray Glosser, 4 fl oz 118ml, $6.50|
Product claims: fights freeze; long lasting shine; helps reduce itching/flaking
Ingredients: Isododecane, Isopropyl, Myristate NF, Dimethicone, Liquid Shea Butter, Fragrance, Tea Tree Leaf Oil, Ethyl Ester of Hydrolyzed Silk
|More description of my hair below…|
Hair vital stats. Waist-length, naturally wavy, dry, tangled, sometimes with flaky hairline, most of the time in messy bun, wash every other day, dry shampoo when I feel like it, hair color or root touch ups every 3 months, 1-2 inch trimming every 3 months, hot oil only when I remember. In a nutshell, my mane’s pretty much low maintenance.
Hair routine using Parnevu T-Tree. I wash my hair and massage the roots and tips with shampoo, rinse, condition, leave for 5 minutes, rinse again. Towel up, spray glosser, brush hair, air-dry. Again, nothing smancshy fancy.
The verdict. My nit-picky nose is not a fan of the shampoo’s fragrance. It’s not awful but the scent needs to amp up so it correlates to the proverbial fresh & clean feeling. However, I am more than glad that this shampoo addressed my snowy dilemma. Hairline flakes are gone momma!
I enjoy the minty feel of the conditioner while I massage my scalp and hair ! I have also used this as leave-in but it weighed my hair down so I prefer the traditional way (after shampoo then rinse).
My favorite among the three is the spray glosser. I like to spray my hair with it in the morning or in-between washings. It makes my hair soft and manageable. I didn’t notice significant shine but it definitely made detangling a lot easier.
Overall, if you are looking for an affordable tea tree brand to address flaky scalp, keep Parnevu in mind. I can’t evaluate its promise of hair strength because I have no issues with breakage. Unless I tie my hair to a Fedex truck and pull it with teeth clenched, then it’s a whole different story! Now you’re laughing.
*Products provided for review. Punchline all my own. Links for reference only*
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