The Hair Scrub… Need or Niche?

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Would you/do you use a hair scrub?!

When a very exciting, very much appreciated The Body Shop hamper presented itself to me a few weeks ago, their new Fuji Green Tea Refreshingly Purifying Cleansing Hair Scrub was the one product I was a bit, ‘Ah here!’ about. Must we add ‘scalp exfoliation’ to our maintenance list?!


My immediate thoughts were that of my forever damaged hair being ‘scrubbed’ into brillo pad territory. Yet did this stop me from trying out said hair scrub? Eh, no. #Living. And ya know what pals? It’s won me all the way over!

First impressions?! It smells divine – all minty and tea tree-ish and totally refreshing as the name suggests (that’s Fuji Green Tea Refreshingly Purifying Cleansing Hair Scrub in case it’s not rolling off your tongue). More importantly, my hair was (honestly) noticeably softer and shinier after use. Winning. Texture wise, it’s not a harsh, physical exfoliant at all – more of  gentle paste (with salt!). Ingredients wise, we’re talking green tea leaves from the foothills of Mount Fuji, Japan no less, along with mint menthol, salt, and community trade Ethiopian honey.

The aim of a scalp scrub is to eliminate product build-up at scalp level which in turn promotes better hair health, growth and shine. This idea originates from France, where les dames ‘n’ filles aim for once weekly hair washing – therefore relying on healthy scalps to allow for such laze… I’m all for anything that gets me an extra day (or two) between washes.


In all honestly, the Fiji Green Tea’s hair scrub was immediately relabelled (by me) as a clarifying shampoo once used. It doubles as your shampoo, and removes product build up from your scalp – all that dry shampoo and so on. I’m all about clarifying shampoos, which probably explains why I’m loving this ‘hair scrub’ so much. The mint menthol and salt crystals stimulate blood flow (strengthening hair follicles) whilst the honey nourishes the hair strand. As tea tree is a natural antiseptic and anti-inflammatory, I’d wager a bet that it’ll help those suffering from psoriasis and/or dandruff too.

I’ve been using this once weekly, and I’ll happily purchase once this pot runs out. A little goes a long way FYI – you need only a teaspoon of product for your scalp, hair length making no odds for once. So all in all you actually get muchos bang for your buck (I think it’s around €20 for a 350g tub).

And of course, as always with The Body Shop – you’re guaranteed 100% vegetarian, fair trade, greener than green products. It’s also formulated without silicones, dermatologically tested (obvz) and forever against animal testing.

 Click here to read more about said scrub!

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