Monday, October 3, 2011

Shampoo Review x3

You know those girls with that enviably lustrous hair?  Yeah, I'm not one of them either :) But that hasn't stopped me from trying to get there.  Thus, for "research purposes" (you're welcome) I've tried three different brands, at three different price points, of shampoo and conditioner.

I bought the Ojon damage reverse set at Sephora.  You can view it right here.  Instead of paying $30 for the Shampoo, $30 for the Conditioner (8 oz each), and $20 for the restorative hair treatment (1.5 oz) I bought the set for $40. 

After a couple weeks of regular use, I like it...but I don't love it.  If I use cold water to rinse out my conditioner--there is a definite residue left in my hair.  The smell of the product is very distinct, not bad, just distinct, and I've gone through the product very quickly.

I've been a fan of Pureology for years --I love that their products are vegan, that Pureology is an environmentally friendly company, and that I barely have to use any of whatever my product of choice is to get results.

I thought this was more of a medium price range as the 33.5 oz "super smooth" shampoo is 59 dollars and the 33.5 oz "super smooth" conditioner is 61 dollars.  If you look at the price per ounce, this is definitely an incredible deal.  I know a lot of salons sell this product, but I usually buy mine at ulta, or beauty brands where I can use my rewards and save a little extra money :)

Paul Mitchell
When I was a little girl I thought Paul Mitchell Products were oh so glamorous.  I'm still not quite sure why, but hey, it was last year years ago.  For my lowest price point shampoo and conditioner I went with the Tea Tree Special Shampoo and Conditioner.  I didn't have any reason to choose this other than the fact that they both smell Ah-Maz-Ing. 

I probably wouldn't buy this product again.  It didn't wow me (other than smelling good), I didn't notice any changes in my hair, and after using it I consistently had to use more than normal of my styling products.

Final Verdict: Pureology

Best Scent: Paul Mitchell

Best Bang For My Buck: Pureology

Most Noticeable Change In My Hair: Pureology

**I have to say the Ojon Restorative Masque was pretty phenomenal, it made my hair so soft--but that only lasted a day or two and I had to leave it on for a super long time (like longer than it takes to shave my legs super slow) :(**

I have a couple more of these planned out...but please let me know if there is any certain type of product you'd like me to review :)



  1. Good review! I've wondered about the Ojon! I've now become addicted to Aveda.. Never thought I would, but it truly makes my hair feel really good. and I love the smell. :) I also am still addicted to Moroccan Oil.. the actual oil, not the shampoo or anything. Just a dime sized amount on damp hair before you blow dry. And nothing at the roots. :)

  2. I used to use Pureology when I worked. It is really good, but now I've found a new shampoo that helps manage my hair, but doesn't have the cost of Purelogy. I pay tons to get my hair, cut, colored, etc, and I just tried to cut out the expensive shampoos. The shampoo now is Organiz Morrocan Argan type. They make several, but I was having a huge issue, and I even went back to Purelogy earlier this year to help my hair, and this stuff worked. It's 6 dollars each compared to $25.

  3. OOps. Organix. I wrote it with a Z.