Thursday, December 25, 2008
Loving my Pureology...
Back when I first started blogging, I noticed a giveaway for Pureology Dandruff Shampoo and Conditioner. I'd never heard of the brand before, and was interested to see what it was all about. Since I color treat my hair (highlights 3x a year at $100 a pop) AND I get dandruff (especially in the winter, the cold really dries out my scalp) this shampoo and conditioner sounded like something I really wanted to try.
I was surprised to win it, and when it came, I didn't use it immediately. I continued on with my dollar store shampoos and good old Head & Shoulders. In early November I got my highlights done again and decided to try the Pureology then. The first thing I noticed was that it takes a little to get the job done-no more slathering on tons just to get some sudsy action. Same goes with the conditioner. The second thing I noticed was the texture, the feel of the shampoo and conditioner in my hand. It wasn't watery, it was smooth and creamy. My concern was that it would leave my hair greasy looking, but I was relieved to see that it didn't. I have fine hair that has lost most of its life (after having kids, I lost my curls) but this shampoo made it bouncy and gave it enough volume to make me feel good about my thinning, fine hair.
If you are looking for a lot of scent, this doesn't have it-sorry. There is a subtle scent, but not an overwhelming "Gee, your hair smells terrific" type scent. But that's ok-because I prefer to have a shampoo that gets the job done, without leaving tons of residue on my hair. Before Pureology I was scratching incessantly like my cats in flea season. Now the only flakes I see are outdoors from the winter snows. My color has remained vibrant, and not faded either. If my darn roots weren't growing out, I'd probably get away with 2 highlights a year using this shampoo.I will mention that it is kind of pricey, $30+ for just the shampoo so probably about $60 or so for both items. My stylist had never heard of it either, and the salon she works at is going to see if they can start getting it in as well since I raved so much about it. Given the cost, I probably would not have ever tried it had I not had the chance to actually experience the difference it made in my hair. But I am glad I did, and will most likely be setting aside some money I saved from coupon cutting for groceries so when I run out of it I can replenish my stock-because I'm worth it.