I hate to say this, but I’m rethinking my previous post about my hair care update. A week ago, my job had employee appreciation and I went a bit crazy. I think I will make a post about what I bought and what I am liking so far from it.
I was going to buy the Deva Curl conditioner, however for the price and the amount you get I just could not go through with it. A 12 ounce bottle costs $18.95, and seeing that I condition my hair everyday, I would go through that bottle in about a month. No thanks. I was about take the plunge then I walked by the Tresemme hair products. The Tresemme Naturals Vibrantly Smooth conditioner caught my eye. It was $5.99 for a 25 ounce bottle, and is free of silicones, parabens, and sulfates. I grabbed it and decided that with my discount, it was worth a try. I love it.
I wish the corresponding shampoo did not have sulfates, but unfortunately it does so I won’t be picking it up anytime soon. The only bummer part about this conditioner is that it does not seem to readily available. I’ll narrow it down for you since I don’t want to say where I work, but it is not at Target, CVS, Walgreens, or Family Dollar. I haven’t check any grocery stores around me, but that’s my next try. If you really want to try it you can buy it on Amazon. The cheapest option there is to buy a two-pack for $9.98. It would be well worth it, in my opinion. Once again, my hair is long, very curly, very frizzy, and medium to coarse texture.
Next I bought a the Kenra Curl Defining Creme. I must admit that I love this. However, $16 for a 3.4 ounce bottle is not exactly worth it. It would be if it did not contain parabens, silicones and alcohol. The scent of it is a little too sweet for me. I’m going to keep it because it works wonders on my hair, but I don’t think I’ll be repurchasing it. I am going to save it for special occasions. I did go out and buy my old favorite John Frieda Frizz-Ease Clearly Defined Styling Gel. This does not have parabens, sulfates or alcohol, however it does contain silicones. I’m going to try it again tomorrow because the L’Oreal EverStyle is not working in my hair.
A long time favorite hair spray for me is the Garnier Frutis Style Anti-Humidity Hair Spray. I started spraying this on my damp hair per my stylists suggestion and it locks out any moisture in the hair to keep my hair from frizzing. It’s also flexible control so it doesn’t make my hair crispy. Finally, there’s very few ingredients in it so it doesn’t seem to be bad for my hair.
I also started using my John Frieda Frizz-Ease Smooth Start Conditioner on the ends of my hair. I talked to a hair stylists who was mixed like me and she said that silicones aren’t always bad for you hair. My hair can handle it and silicones work my frizz factor, so I don’t feel so bad about using them again. Moral of the story, as long as your hair is healthy and growing, use whatever products you feel work for you. I don’t see the point in spending a lot of money on products I rinse out of my hair everyday. I also don’t see the point in buying products at salon price when they still have “harmful” ingredients that drugstore brands do.