Temporary Upgrade


When it comes to haircare products, I'm generally not too picky. Drugstore staple brands like Dove or Garnier Fructis are my pick 99% of the time (although, I've splurged for some Redken All Soft shampoo and conditioner...once). I've just always assumed that my hair can't really get all that much better based on what product I use.

Myth; that is a myth.

This past weekend was my Fall break, and I used one of my four, precious, education-free days to visit Jax at her respective university. Unlike me, Jax generally chooses quality over quantity. For as long as I remember, her makeup, jewelry, clothes, etc. have always been more limited in choice than my own, but of a much higher quality than I'd ever dream of splurging for. 

So when I stepped into her shower, I was a bit overwhelmed by her haircare choices: Bumble and Bumble's Seaweed conditioner and Fekkai's volume shampoo. I was nervous. I have a LOT of hair, and those beautiful, expensive plastic bottles were so tiny! I thought I would surely use all of the product in one wash, so I tried to stick to the bare minimum. But even with only a microscopic amount of product, I noticed a difference in the texture (namely, the softness) of my hair immediately. Such an upgrade! My hair was tangle-free, soft to the touch and to the eyes, and relatively shiny without any post-shower product.

While I'd like to say that this haircare upgrade has changed my ways, made me throw out all of my Herbal Essences in lieu of more quality brands, it sadly has not. As much as I'd love to have beautiful, brilliant locks every day of my life, as someone with hair that is thick and long enough to require a full handful of conditioner per wash, I cannot rationalize spending my entire paycheck on tiny bottles of product per month.

But for those of you who can afford to lather up your locks with Bumble and Bumble and the likes, I totally recommend it.


(Image from Bumble and Bumble)

1 remark

Aimee said...

I always have to indulge on fancy shampoos! I spent like $25 every other month on hair care, but I think it's worth it :) Never used B&B, but my favorites are Biolage and Rusk.

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