I have been desperately searching for a new shampoo and conditioner for a while now. I have a weird hair type and have always had trouble finding shampoo and conditioner that works with it. My scalp is oily, and my ends get really dry and break and fall out. I can’t use any kind of moisturizing formulas, but I also can’t use any kind of oil control because it makes my hair way too dry. I have tried every kind of shampoo or conditioner that Wal-mart sells, and they just damage my hair. Over the years I have found a few that I like, but they seem to get expensive. I used to use Nexxus Pro-Mend. For a long time I was able to find the liters on Amazon for $10 each. Now they are $40+. So I quit using it.
I have been using Redken’s All Soft for a couple of years now and I loved it! My hair dresser let me use her account at our local beauty supply store, so I could get the liters for $15 each! But, they recently changed their formula and it made my hair super oily. I would have to use the clarifying shampoo every couple of days to get the oil out, and I could hardly wear my hair down. I could wash and condition my hair and it was so gross when I dried it; it looked like it hadn’t been washed in a week! It made my face oily, and I would break out. It was just gross! I hated that they changed the formula so much. I even tried using just a tiny bit of conditioner, but then my hair started getting really dry and falling out. I tried to switch to the Redken Extreme shampoo and conditioner because I liked the brand. But, all it did was strip color out of my hair. I haven’t dyed my hair since August, but after using the extreme line, my hair is super light! Plus, the extreme conditioner is like water. It did nothing to condition my hair. I would try to run my fingers through it in the shower and I would pull away with clumps of hair in my hands.
I researched shampoo and conditioners for a few days, and still wasn’t sure what to get. When we went shopping last week, Ulta was having their big jumbo size sale. I found this AG Restore and Refuel shampoo and conditioner and thought I would give it a try. I have now used it for a week and really like it.
This is what the description of the shampoo says –
AG Hair Keratin Repair Refuel Sulfate-Free Strengthening Shampoo gently cleanses, nourishes and restores life back into dry, damaged hair.
Both the shampoo and conditioner smell really good! The shampoo is very thick, and it lathers really well. I really feel like it cleans my scalp and hair well.
This is the description of the conditioner –
Restore bounce and add a soft, silky look and feel to your hair with AG Hair’s decadent Keratin Repair Restore Daily Strengthening Conditioner.
The conditioner is thick like lotion, and my hair is completely detangled after using it.
The only downside is that I have to use quite a bit of it. I think once the condition of my hair improves, I won’t need as much. You have to massage the conditioner into your hair and let it sit for 3 minutes. After that time, you comb it out and rinse. The first day, I tried to comb it as soon as I put it on, and I couldn’t get the comb through. I read the directions and let it sit on my hair, and then the comb goes right through it. After one use I could tell a huge difference. I will say that both of them do exactly what their descriptions say they will.
These are the best before pictures that I could find. My hair is dry and tangled on the ends, and it is broken off at the top!
My hair is left silky and it feels thicker. It also has a lot more volume, and it is not oily at all! I haven’t had to wash it every day to get the oil out. It just looks and feels so much healthier, and it isn’t breaking off or falling out. I would recommend this product to anyone who has damaged hair, or really anyone who wants to try something new. I already ordered another set of this since they are on sale right now.
These bottles are normally $55 each, but right now at Ulta they are $21 each.
I do eventually want to try Pureology. My hair dresser recommended this, but even on sale at Ulta right now, the liters were still $55 dollars. They are normally $75 each. Maybe someday I will try it, but right now I am happy with the AG.
What is your favorite brand of shampoo and conditioner?