Soooo, as promised, my shampoo review that’s been forEVer in the making! I decided about a couple of months ago that I needed to cut out all extraneous spending, including all unnecessary products. I had long since run out of my favorite shampoo, Pureology, and decided that drugstore shampoo & conditioner would hardly make a difference in the texture and feel of my hair. Oh. My. God.
I started out with Clear Scalp & Hair Beauty Therapy… it has the commercial with Heidi Klum. My hair began DYING overnight. It has NEVER felt so dry and brittle. At first I attributed it to the dry Colorado winter air, but then I bought Dove Nourishing Oil Detangler AND Dove Nourishing Dry Ends Serum to use after my shampoo and conditioner routine and my hair felt even dryer, which I honestly thought was totally impossible. Mid-blowdry, my hair was a giant poof frizz-ball and was nearly impossible to comb through.
Next, I downloaded an AWESOME app called “Total Beauty” which gives real reviews of drugstore and professional products. I went with the highest rated shampoo, Herbal Essences Hydralicious Reconditioning Shampoo and the highest rated conditioner, Neutrogena Triple Moisture Daily Deep Conditioner. While this combo was WAY better (and smelled amazing), my hair still didn’t feel okay :( My ponytails were super spiky and dry, and no amount of gloss or defrizz made it look any semblance of healthy.
I then decided to step it up a little and go with the expensive drugstore stuff, so at $20 each, I bought It’s a 10 shampoo and conditioner which was the crappiest yet. There was not a single sud when I shampooed and it was even hard to comb through my hair with my fingers after conditioning. I got so frustrated with my nasty hair that I stepped out of the shower and grabbed my old Pureology minis I use for traveling from beneath my sink.
Y’all. I totally did the happy dance in the shower!! I literally couldn’t believe how different my hair felt!! I almost felt as though I didn’t even need conditioner after shampooing, but I’ve never been one of thooose girls :) I felt like a complete FOOL for ever giving up Pureology! I spent double what Pureology costs trying to find a replacement and nothing even compared to how fabulous it is. They say shampoos can’t change the texture and structure of your hair, but Pureology definitely fools you into thinking that they can. I will never have super silky, thick, heavy, ultra-healthy hair, but I am VERY satisfied with how my hair feels everyday now. My ponytails are shiny and the ends feel much, much healthier. I highly recommend all Pureology products - they have soooo many different kinds, all backed by tons of science I don’t really understand :) ! I use the green repairing shampoo and purple hydrating conditioner, and I will never switch again!