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Ouidad Mediterranean Bay Leaf Exfoliating Hair & Scalp Treatment

What it is: A hair and scalp treatment that helps promote healthy hair growth.What it does: This light-textured exfoliating cream is infused with a natural AHA complex of sugar cane, lemon and apple extracts for gentle enzymatic exfoliation of scalp as well as mild, naturally derived bamboo for manual exfoliation. This dual-action formula helps clear scalp and follicles of build-up, soothing, and improving the condition of the scalp and aiding in the delivery of nutrients to hair roots. A complex of bay leaf oil and rich, natural actives helps keep the scalp clean and inspires healthier hair growth. Enriched with a botanical complex of fennel seed extract, this formula increases micro-circulation and oxygen flow to the root for deeper penetration of the nurturing bay leaf oil.What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- Sulfates- Synthetic Fragrances- Synthetic Dyes- Petrochemicals- Phthalates- GMOs- TriclosanWhat else you need to know: This product is ideal for those concerned with oily or dry scalp and excessive product build-up. Over the years, the experts at Ouidad have learned that build-up on scalp due to overactive sebum, excessive product usage, and dryness can lead to blocked follicles, hair dullness, and diminished hair growth. Left untreated, the scalp feels uncomfortable and healthy hair growth is hindered.
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Questions & Answers for Ouidad Mediterranean Bay Leaf Exfoliating Hair & Scalp Treatment

Question
Is this safe for color treated hair?
asked 1 year, 6 months ago
Anonymous
(Ft Worth, TX)
on Mediterranean Bay Leaf Exfoliating Hair & Scalp Treatment
6 answers
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answer 1
It says to apply after shampooing.
answered 7 months ago
Anonymous
(Chicago, IL)
answer 2
Not safe, the hair color is scrubbed away. It stripped mine :(
answered 11 months ago
ujra
(MA)
answer 3
Yes it's totally safe for colored treated hair. I color my hair and used this product and it left my hair so soft, smooth and shiny. It does a great job of cleaning a dry scalp and it's very gentle.

Hope this helps.
answered 11 months ago
Jessica2607
(Bronx, NY)
answer 4
I have to say no. I just returned mine because I color my roots every three weeks and this took the color right off.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
iamsotired
(New Hampshire NH)
answer 5
I have felt like it is. I color my hair with a base color and highlights, in red no less....a color notorious for fading fast. I still use this product to remove build-up and stimulate hair growth one to two times per week and have always felt it makes my color sparkle! I don't know if the company would say it's color safe - no such indication on the packaging - but I have not felt like it fades my hair.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
queenann100
(Woodstock, GA)
answer 6
Yes! The product does not contain sulfates, so it should not strip your color any more than normal every day washing would.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
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how to apply??
i've been using a deluxe sample of this, but i find it very hard to apply! when your hair is soaking wet its hard to get this on the scalp... it just ends up near the roots in my hair... any tips??
asked 1 year, 6 months ago
curiousbuyer516
(San Clemente, CA)
on Mediterranean Bay Leaf Exfoliating Hair & Scalp Treatment
6 answers
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answer 1
Make sure your hair isn't soaking wet. Get it on the tips of your fingers and massage it deep into your scalp. It will work.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
xoxOlga
(South Lake Tahoe, CA)
answer 2
I'd put it on your finger tips and massage into your scalp. That's how I use mine.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
erinftw
(Lewisville, TX)
answer 3
In the shower, I hang my head over and massage it into my scalp for several minutes. Then I take a comb and comb it through and let it sit for a minute. You have to be patient, as it takes a little bit of time to get it into the scalp. It works great for me!
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
avincent26
(Bentonville, AR)
answer 4
Saturate hair under water. Place quarter size amounts of the product on the finger tips of one hand & rub both hands fingers together then place fingers on scalp & start massaging around scalp. Repeat as needed to cover entire scalp. Do not put your head under water while massaging the product in your scalp. After 3 minutes of massaging rinse thoroughly.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
RaceGlamourous
(Chino, CA)
answer 5
So you towel dry your hair, apply product, then rinse it our again?? forgive my ignorance but this seems inefficient. you cant leave the stuff in your hair....
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
curiousbuyer516
(San Clemente, CA)
answer 6
We suggest applying to clean, towel dried hair, rather than immediately after the shower to soaking wet hair. That should help in the product penetrating the scalp better. Hope that helps!
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
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does it increase hair fallout?
I tried this once and had more hair fallout than usual. It scared me and I haven't used it since. Did anyone else experience this? Is this a short term thing where it gets rid of the hair that was close to falling out anyway and will help the new hair grow out stronger? Or is this just too harsh for my scalp?
asked 2 years ago
twmc
(los angeles, ca)
on Mediterranean Bay Leaf Exfoliating Hair & Scalp Treatment
5 answers
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answer 1
It decreases fallout.
answered 7 months ago
Anonymous
(Chicago, IL)
answer 2
For me, it didn't increase the fallout of dead cells but it actually decreased. You might want to try it again, and massage it properly, and if it still does that then you might want to try using oil products.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
alicia9312
(Auburn, Al)
answer 3
I did not have any trouble with excess hair falling out.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
KellyRenee
(Hicksville, OH)
answer 4
the hair fall out you notice isnt because of the actual product, but because you are massaging it into your scalp and the aggitation can cause some weaker hairs to fall a little sooner. dont worry its not actually making your hair fall out ;)
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
lalastardust
(California)
answer 5
This does not increase any hair fall out for me. In fact, I think it has lessened. I have been using for 2 months, 1-3 times a week.
answered 2 years ago
palmettocat
(South Carolina)
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Is this product safe for color-treated hair?
asked 2 years, 2 months ago
aligal
(Michigan)
on Mediterranean Bay Leaf Exfoliating Hair & Scalp Treatment
4 answers
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answer 1
Yes, I have bleached hair, and I had no trouble using this product.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
KellyRenee
(Hicksville, OH)
answer 2
I have color in my hair and got positive results. It didn't do what it sad it was going to do (remove product build-up from my scalp) but it did make my hair look/feel unusually healthy.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
caperwest82
answer 3
I have salon highlights and this product had no negative impact on the color.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
bess1
(Illinois)
answer 4
Yes. I worried about that as well, but I have a 3 color process in my hair (base color and 2 highlight colors) and it didn't fade it a bit. In fact, it made the color sparkle! Seemed to remove all the shampoo build-up and made the color look better than it has in awhile!
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
queenann100
(Roswell, GA)
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Does this product help people suffering from seborrheic dermatitis?
I have seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp. This condition is incurable, therefore I'm looking for products that can help keep flare ups at bay and under control. If any of you girls using this product also have sebborheic dermatitis, let me know how it's working out for you!
asked 2 years, 1 month ago
Anonymous
on Mediterranean Bay Leaf Exfoliating Hair & Scalp Treatment
4 answers
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answer 1
I have the same problelm that you have, and it IS CURABLE !! Go see a dermatologist and let her/him know what over the counter products you have been using. I finally went to a dermatologist and she gave me an RX for a foam medication, and it is finally going away. I can now use regular shampoo and conditioner.(I went back to using WEN) The change of weather will bring on the itchy scalp and the flaking, but with the proper medication from the dermatologist is is under control. I encourage you to see your dermatologist.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
mindykitty03
(macomb, mi.)
answer 2
I have seborrheic dematitis also. The flare ups are horrible, I tried this hoping I wouldn't have to get medicated shampoo again. It didn't help even a tiny bit. Was pretty bummed. Back to the dermatologist...... I've found that tea tree oil has helped my flare ups.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
Hylsnan
(PA)
answer 3
me too! I have been using medicated selsun blue for years and have taken extreme measure to hide it in my shower haha. I am forever embarrassed of my scalp even though it's not my fault. I have been looking for ages for something that really truly helped. This product is great! I use it a couple of times a week and it works wonders. When it gets really bad, I used the selsun blue. I have also used Paul Mitchell Tea Tree special shampoo which works really well.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
acapel13
(Columbia, SC)
answer 4
I would not rely on this product alone for seborrheic dermatitis. I find it only provides a very mild amount of exfoliation, not enough for serious scalp and hair build-up. It might go well with a shampoo designed to treat the condition, but not as a stand-alone treatment.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
sisely
(Norcal, CA)
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Can this product be used in place of shampoo?
I have somewhat dry Botecelli curls, and my scalp is dry and itchy and prone to buildup. I currently use DevaCurl No-Poo semi-daily and Carol's Daughter Rosemary Mint Clarifying Shampoo about once a week, but the DevaCurl shampoo doesn't do much for the buildup or dry scalp and the Carol's Daughter shampoo is too drying for my hair. Could I replace both with this product?
asked 1 year, 5 months ago
melafone
(New York, NY)
on Mediterranean Bay Leaf Exfoliating Hair & Scalp Treatment
4 answers
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answer 1
It says to apply after shampooing.
answered 7 months ago
Anonymous
(Chicago, IL)
answer 2
I have to say no you cannot use this in place of shampoo. This product is great to cleanse the scalp and invigorate it. But if you color your hair it will strip the color out. I had to return mine for this reason.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
iamsotired
(New Hampshire NH)
answer 3
I would not use this as a replacement for shampoo, I would consider this a treatment product. You really use this on the scalp only.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
lawig4usc
(Covina, CA)
answer 4
No. The instructions are to use this on freshly shampooed hair, so the hair and scalp should be clean. Have you tried either Deva Curl Low Poo or Deva Care Low Poo? They may help. I don't use this product anymore because it really tangled and stripped my hair. But if your hair is not as tightly curly as mine this may work better for you.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
brownie1
(Delaware)
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Scalp acne
Will this help if I have scalp acne? I've read that I need to get rid of buildup, will this help?
asked 2 years ago
kellzvb
on Mediterranean Bay Leaf Exfoliating Hair & Scalp Treatment
3 answers
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answer 1
This helps a bit. It's like a very gently scrab for your scalp. But you can achieve similar or better results with iodized salt. Dissolve 1 tablespoon of salt in 1 table spoon of hot water and massage your scalp with it for 10 min, then shampoo as usual.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
ilini
(New York, NY)
answer 2
I belive this product will help with scalp acne because it is removing the dead skin cells and sebum build up from your scalp just like an exfoliating cleanser will do for your face. I say try it, and if it doesnt work you can always send it on back ;)
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
lalastardust
(California)
answer 3
I think it would help, but this is just a natural way of doing it...I first bought it because I had an itchy scalp and it helped me, but nothing major, my itchiness didn't go away completely, it's just soothing...
answered 2 years ago
veraveravera
(New York, NY)
Question
i have chemically treated hair (relaxed) and my scalp is very dry and flaky....sometimes crusty. What scalp treatment do you suggest please?
my hair is also dry. i am African american so i need something for black hair.
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
triniredz1
(Miami, Fl)
on Mediterranean Bay Leaf Exfoliating Hair & Scalp Treatment
3 answers
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answer 1
Try oiling your scalp for eg castor oil and two drops of peppermint essential oil. You can change the oils according to what you prefer. Coconut oil is very good too. Then after leaving it for an hour or so, shampoo your hair and use the ouidad Mediterranean scalp treatment.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
azrabeauty
(Ontario, Canada)
answer 2
It may be okay for your relaxed hair but my hair is natural and I found it tangled my hair too much. It's like an exfoliating scrub for your face so it has granules in it. My hair was too long and curly to be scrubbing this in because then my hair got really tangled. I gave it to my husband. He likes it.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
brownie1
(Delaware)
answer 3
I fit your profile. Try this product. It works great for the problems you've described. All the best.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
Shalot
(Dallas, TX)
Question
Is this ideal for fine curly hair?
I am looking for something to help with my itchy scalp. I have tight, fine curly hair. My scalp tends to be itchy in the winter time.
asked 2 years, 3 months ago
MaceyH
(Montreal, Qc, Canada)
on Mediterranean Bay Leaf Exfoliating Hair & Scalp Treatment
2 answers
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answer 1
Yes! I have fine curly hair and love it!
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
jrbopinion
answer 2
Yes! I have fine, Botticelli type curls and this did wonders for my scalp! It cleaned it thoroughly without drying! I used a moderate shampoo prior, rinsed, then applied this to towl-dried hair, massaged and left for 5 minutes, rinsed, and applied a rich conditioner. Very soothing and gentle!
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
catsey
(Waynesboro, PA)
Question
Is this product safe for color treated hair?
asked 2 years, 3 months ago
achia
(lake grove, New York)
on Mediterranean Bay Leaf Exfoliating Hair & Scalp Treatment
2 answers
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answer 1
I find it strips the color off the ends of my hair.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
sisely
(Norcal, CA)
answer 2
I have color-treated hair and have used it with no discernable problems.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
dianeinmadison
(Madison, WI)
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