Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Sometimes less is more!

Today's post is not nail polish related, but it's something I wanted to share with you guys! Let me first just say, I am definitely no expert on hair or hair products WHATSOEVER. But, I recently was struggling with what worked for me and found some products that I really like and so I just wanted to share my opinions.

About six months ago I decided that I should try a high end brand of Shampoo and Conditioner. I have a few friends that swear by high end hair products and they have great hair. So I thought to myself that I would just bite the bullet and pay extra for some "good" shampoo and conditioner.

I put good in quotations because after all these months of trying different brands and, in my opinion, wasting my money, I have found that my hair feels and looks best after using drugstore brand shampoos and conditioners.

Now, let me be more specific. The first high end products I tried were Redken. I used the blonde glam shampoo and conditioner. I acutally didn't hate these products, but they were just ok in my opinion and not worth their hefty price tags.

Then, I moved onto Paul Mitchell. I tried the Shampoo One and the Conditioner Original. These products dried my scalp out SO bad. It also made my hair feel really dry. Now, I realize that maybe had I tried a different product that Paul Mitchell offered, then I may have found one that I liked. But, again, at about $15 a bottle I wasn't into trying a whole bunch of products.

Lastly, I tried Joico. I bought the daily care shampoo and conditioner. These were the worst between the three brands. The conditioner did absolutely nothing and the shampoo didn't even make a nice lather while in the shower. Like I said with the Paul Mitchell products, I probably could have kept trying and found the one right for me, but I was just entirely sick of what I felt was flushing my money down the toilet.

After months of trying all of these products my hair felt dry and frizzy. This was just not normal for me, I've always had relatively soft hair even though it's thick.

So, what did I do?? Went back to drugstore and let me tell you, my hair feels amazing and I couldn't be happier! Now I'm saving tons of money and my hair is back to normal if not better than it used to be.

My new regimen is to switch between Tresemme Moisture Rich shampoo and conditioner and the new Suave Keratin Infusion color care shampoo and conditioner. Don't ask me why I switch between both, I just seem to use whatever I feel like on a certain day lol I'm weird like that.

Hopefully most of you guys aren't thinking I'm crazy for saying that I don't like high end hair products, but my goal for this post was to share my experience and maybe help someone out there that is having hair troubles as well!

What are some of your favorite brands?? Is there some miracle product out there that you think I should try?? Let me know!

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  1. I feel the same way! I switch between suave rosemary mint and pantene for curly hair

    1. I've never tried the suave rosemary mint! Seems like it would smell fantastic!

  2. My favorite S&C's are Biolage (the moisture ones) and Victorias Secret Very Sexy (the nourish ones). Both make my hair soft and reduce frizz and both smell amazing, especially the VS ones.

    1. I've used Biolage before, but it's been a really long time...I think I remember liking it though! I need to try the VS one! I've used the love spell S&C, but all that did was smell good lol.