Friday, March 30, 2012

Healthy, Quenched, Soft Hair

Well, this winter has been crazy bad on my hair.  And now that it's spring, I want my pretty locks back.  I have been struggling with a love/hate relationship with my hair.  Who doesn't, right? 

Since my husband and I have tried cutting back, I stopped buying my lovely Matrix Biolage Hydratherapie, one of the few things I did splurge on.  Besides, trying to find that one deal where it was buy one/get one was getting old and tiring.  I hated spending $25 on EACH liter!  Yikes....  $50 on shampoo and conditioner?

Sadly, if I kept up with it, I wouldn't have dried, brittle hair begging me to quench it's thirst, but I probably would've been broke. :)

I was using Dove Daily Moisture Shampoo/Conditioner that I picked up at Sam's Club for really cheap.  I want to say it was $6/7 for a liter!  (SWEET!!!!)  And it smells really yummy and it did  work...  for a little bit, anyway.

This is where my "hate" relationship comes from...  I know it's great to switch up your shamp/cond every once in awhile, yadda yadda yadda, but I've tried other name brands, and off brands and nothing gives me what Biolage does.  I even tried another branch of Matrix, thinking I found a winner with their Biolage.  Sadly disappointed.

But, instead of shedding out fifty dollars, I decided to stop at my local Sally Beauty Store.  I found their knock off of Matrix Biolage, Naturelle Biotera Ultra Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner, and it was even on sale!  Originally it costs $11.99 for each liter, but it was on sale for $8.99 a liter!  Still, $11.99 isn't bad, but I was tickled pink with my $8.99/ea!  Sigh...  All giddy, I head out with an extra pep in my step.

Now, onto another product...

I have heard such great things about Moroccanoil.  Shine, softness, smells great.  Where do I sign up!?

$40 for a 3.4 oz bottle?!

Wait... WHAT?!  Ok.. Maybe that's not a lot for some of my beauty queens out there... But I just couldn't shed that...  On my hair!  Man...  My hair would be really  high maintenance then!  :)

I did some digging and stumbled across Renewing Moroccan Argan Oil.   
I found it at Wal Mart for $6.72! 

Take that, Moroccanoil! :)  

Anyway, with my new shamp/cond and now penetrating oil, I wanted to go straight home and wash my hair!  Yes, on a Friday night...  Sadly, I would have been perfectly content with this, too.
But, since my husband was home, I decided I wouldn't bore him with my excitement of my new hair products so I just tried not to play with my hair (yes, I have a fetish to twirl and touch my hair.. You mean you don't?), and eagerly waited for the next morning.

Why, hello, SHINE... Hello SMOOTH!  So good to see and feel you again!!!! 
These were smart choices for me! 
With my hair being that "dark blonde", it's hard to accomplish shine at times, unless the sun is shining directly on it. :)

So I saved quite a bit by researching and trying new products that were very similar to the ones I wanted.

I know that the oil had mixed reviews for some of you ladies.  But, I figured for the price alone it wouldn't hurt to test it out before shedding $40 on the Moroccanoil.  Now I am eager to try the "good stuff", but I'm in no hurry. :)

Tell me some of your favorite hair products!! :)

1 comment:

  1. yay! I'm glad you tried this! AND I'm glad you are loving it! I have that dark blonde hair color and it IS hard to get shine. but I found with this oil and paired with the organix shampoo AND It's a 10 leave-in conditioner, my hair is pretty awesome =)

    I ALSO glad to find that you are blogging!! how did I not already know this!

    I am ADDICTED to sale/clearance shopping. I REFUSE to buy just about anything without a coupon or a sale happening =)