I’ve Become a Haircare Snob

January 6, 2010

I guess the new year is all about new things. I’ve always been a big product junkie, but I’ve never really ventured into the realm of salon haircare. My best friend is a bonafide hair snob–she’s tried every ridiculous (and expensive) product out there. I, on the other hand, have stuck to mostly Herbal Essences–without real complaint. Then again, I can’t say I’ve ever had that beautiful, bouncy, and silky hair that some girls do. Each time I’ve had my hair cut, I’ve managed to continually brush off my stylists’ attempts at convincing me to shell out $30+ for a bottle of shampoo… But, have I been missing out all these years?!

Maybe I got lost in the midst of getting my hair done in Beverly Hills recently, but I somehow allowed myself to run home with a bag full of Schwarzkopf Bonacure goodies: shampoo, conditioner, treatment, styling creme, and split-end sealant. It was a good deal, I swear! Besides that, these products are actually quite amazing!! I bought the OSiS Sparkler Spray a couple years ago, and although the concept of adding shine was interesting, it doesn’t really make much of a difference. As such, I’ve never really given Schwarzkopf a second chance after that product fail. I’m glad I finally gave the line another go.

I thought that purchasing the entire kit was a little overkill, but surprisingly, each product has made a really wonderful difference. The shampoo lathers up really nicely and my hair smells great afterwards! Maybe I don’t need anything besides the shampoo, conditioner, and Sealed Ends leave-in, but I am really impressed by the Smooth Express conditioning treatment. At $35.99 for 10 packs, it’s the priciest of the products, but keep your eyes peeled for sales at your salon because these are such a treat to use. My hair is so soft and shiny after putting this in because it’s meant to target all the damaged parts of your hair. I like that something so quick and simple gets me such great results!

The Bonacure line has four sublines: Repair Rescue, Color Save, Volume Boost, and Moisture Kick. My stylist recommended the Repair Rescue line (probably because my hair was seriously no bueno) and I picked up the entire set of full-sized products for only $60! Sold separately, these items range from $15-20 for shampoo and conditioner and $25-50 for the treatments. Luckily, Amazon also sells liter sized duos of the shampoo and conditioner for around $30-40, depending on the subline. Thank you, Schwarzkopf for giving me a chance at finally having pretty hair!

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