Tsubaki Head Spa

Saturday, March 31, 2012
Last week, I got the chance to be one of the bloggers to experience Tsubaki's Head Spa range as I attended the bloggers' launch at the Shiseido office last week. The lighting wasn't really good there, so I didn't take much pictures... well to be precise I'll only use one of the pictures here in this post!

The head spa range consists of 4 products, 2 shampoos, a conditioner, and a hair treatment. As the name suggests, the range is actually catered to not only let you pamper your hair, but also your scalp - which many of the products out there do not do.

So, a little background on Tsubaki. Regulars at Watsons will have definitely seen this brand before, and their existing ranges (the red and the white bottles) on the shelves of Watsons. Tsubaki was first released in March 2006, and 'Tsubaki' is actually the Japanese name for the Camellia flower, and because each of the ranges contains the camellia oil ingredients, the brand got its name from the flower. (Apart from the new range, Tsubaki is also launching new additions - hair treatments - to the existing ranges)

Due to the increase in desire to achieve 'beautiful hair from the roots', Tsubaki introduces Head Spa that cultivates beautiful, shiny hair from the scalp through a combination of natural essenial oils and responds to increasing scalp care needs to provide a relaxing experience like in a spa salon. The range uses a combination of natural essential oils which includes Marigold, Rose, Cinnamon, Geranium, Mango, Honey, Olibanum, Litchi, Patchouli, Tangerine, Orange Flower, Muguet, Laurel Leaf, Cognac Oil, Vetiver, Must, Cedar wood, Sandalwood, Jasmine, Bergamot, and Vanilla.
1.Formulated for scalp detox, blood circulation and moisturizing effect using sage, rosemary, ginger, and shea butter.
2. Formulated for moisturizing and shining hair using High-pruity Tsubaki Oil EX.
3. Head Spa's fine-textured foam penetrates the nutrients deep into hair and scalp which removes build-up and residue to create graceful hair and keeps it shining from root to tip.

I've already tried the whole range and will provide a short review after the introduction of each product. I am in loveeee with the scent of the range! It has a really unique and calming scent as well~

First up, is the Tsubaki Head Spa Extra Cleansing Shampoo. (280ml, $15.90)

Feature: Remove accumlated sebum and dead skin cells as well as stying products at once. Washes away waste and impurities from the scalp and hair.
Freshens oily scalp.
Gentle cooling effect that firs and tightens the pores of the scalp.
Defends against danruff and itchiness.
Frequency: Once a week.
My say: When i first heard of the 'deep cleansing' aspect of this product, I was expecting it to be really drying on the hair and scalp because of it's supposed to strip your hair of all the sebum and such. However, when i tried it out, that wasn't the case. The gel shampoo lathers quickly and easily and feels milding cooling. It didn't leave my hair feeling overly dry like I had expected it to. It did tangle my hair slightly while lathering, but nothing a little conditioner/hair mask couldn't fix.

Next, Tsubaki Head Spa Mask Treatment (180g, $22.90)

Features: Cultivating beautiful, shiny hair from the scalp. Concentrates the beauty of the hair and the scalp.
Leads to seemingly reborn beautiful, shiny hair by encouraging blood flow through massage.
Prevades the scalp and hair, making the scalp soft and hair smooth.
Changes from warm to cool after use.
Frequency: Use when appropriate.
My say: You know how growing up, you've always been told never to put conditioner or hair mask onto your scalp because they will clog your scalp?? Well, this is actually something that you put onto your scalp and massage downward! You're supposed to dispense it onto your scalp directly with the nozzle head, but i found it hard to do in the shower where there isn't a mirror, so i just applied onto my fingertips and rubbed it onto my scalp and the length of my hair. My hair was so amazingly smooth, light, and clean after the wash! The mask has a silky texture which was easy to work with. Definitely a 2 thumbs up from me.

Lastly, Tsubaki Head Spa Shampoo & Conditioner ($19.90, 550ml)


Features: Shampoo that cultivates beautiful, shiny hair from the scalp.
Produces fined textured and tight fitting bubbles.
Washes away with a faint cool feeling.
Deeply cleans all impurities while gentlying caring for the scalp and hair.
Frequency: Daily
My say: Unlike the Extra Cleansing shampoo, this shampoo has the consistency and texture (but in gold colour, seriously!) of usual shampoos. It lathers up into a light fluffy lather, as opposed to the extra cleansing shampoo which has a denser lather. Again, it leaves a light cooling sensation when used and tangles slightly (also nothing a little conditioner/hair mask wouldn't fix).


Features: Provides an environment on the scalp that cultivates beautiful, shiny hair, through scalp cleaning, moisturizing, and nourishing ingredients.
Creates shiny hair that is flexible and together all the way to its tips.
Frequency: Daily
My say: Just like the hair masque, I was really surprised that I could apply this conditioner to the scalp too. It sure does make getting rid of tangles a whole lot easier, and feels great to know that I can be pampering my scalp after all the countless tortures on it! The conditioner has a creamy texture like most conditioners, and absorbed really quickly because immediately after i applied the conditioner, I could feel the tangles detangling!

This does not just end here! Here's how you can mix and match the Tsubaki products for different experiences!

All Tsubaki ranges will be exclusively available at Watsons in April 2012.


  1. would love to try it! thx for the review btw ^_^

  2. I just bought these range of products from Tokyo and everything was in Japanese and your review and information is awesome. THANKS <3
    It seems like the prices are triple outside Japan. I paid around US$ 7 for a set of shampoo and conditioner each with 550ml. The deep cleansing shampoo was around US$ 5 and the massage mask was about US$ 5.


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