I am amazed at how well Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Shampoo & Conditioners work. My parents live in Florida, so I visit them quite often. Since I like to travel light, I only fly with my carry on – which means I have to keep my liquids within the 3 oz. limit. It’s my home away from home; so I don’t need to haul all my toiletries with me every time I go. I’ll admit I do miss my perfumes and skincare products while I’m there, but I get over it!
Once I got there, I set off to Target like I always do to pick up some beauty supplies to hold me over. To my surprise, the travel section didn’t have sulfate free shampoos, so disappointing! I had no choice but to head over to the shampoo aisle to see what I could find. Since I was only staying a few days, I didn’t want to spend a small fortune at Target getting things I already have at home. While scanning the shelves I came across the Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion line. This line is comparable to Kerastase products according to Suave. I had tried products from the Suave Professionals line before with happy results, so I figured I’d give it a try.
I went with the Color Care collection since I have color treated hair and do the Brazilian keratin treatment. The only thing I was hesitant about was the fact that these are “lower sulfate” shampoos, not sulfate free. However I decided to go ahead and give it a shot; I would only use it a few times anyway, so I thought what’s the worst that could happen!
This creamy pearlescent shampoo has a nice scent; it’s gentle but works up a great lather. My hair felt smooth after using it. The added keratin infuses to your hair and helps seal the cuticle. The conditioner was also a nice treat. It’s super creamy and conditions really well. After using it, my hair was easy to detangle and my hair was extremely soft once it completely dried. It was still smooth and soft days after and it had a nice shine to it too. This set really held me over while I was out there. It’s super inexpensive but surprisingly a great product. I’m glad I came across this; I might even consider using it on the regular, let’s see what happens!
Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Shampoo & Conditioner only $2.88 ea. at walmart.com
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Redken Extreme promises to strengthen your hair from the inside and out so you can have strong hair that can withstand anything. It’s been reformulated with Redken’s exclusive Interlock Protein Network – it helps deliver protein to the core of your hair and Fortifying Complex which rebuilds your hair’s outer layer. Cermide has also been included to help repair extensive damage.
Redken Extreme Shampoo – It’s a creamy white shampoo with a gentle lather. It doesn’t leave your hair dry and brittle like some shampoos. If you have oily roots, I would suggest you not use this shampoo. Stick to a clear shampoo to reduce oiliness. This is perfect for those with extremely dry hair or ultra blonde dyed hair.
Redken Extreme Conditioner – This is a nice cream conditioner. It helps restore strength and helps detangle hair. Hair feels softer and more manageable after using it.
Redken Extreme Strength Builder Plus – This deep conditioning mask is loaded with cermide to help repair severely damaged hair. It’s a thick light blue cream that kind of smells like children’s fruity toothpaste (Weird, I know!) All smells aside, my hair felt wonderful after using it.My hair looked healthier and shinier. My ends even look better too. I know that some people are disappointed that Extreme Deep Fuel was replaced by this. I never got a chance to use Extreme Deep Fuel, so I can’t say if this is better or worse – but what I can say is that I like it.
(photo courtesy of Redken)
Clear is a new brand of hair care products that you can buy at mass retailers like Target and Walmart. Their hair care philosophy is “beautiful hair starts at the scalp.” Clear shampoos and conditioners gently cleans and nourishes scalp and hair. It’s formulated with Nutrium 10, a blend of nutrients and vitamins.
I decided to try Clear’s 7 day Starter System which includes 2 Total Care nourishing shampoos and 1 Total Care nourishing conditioner. The Total Care line is suitable for all hair types.
I have mixed feelings about this product. First and for most, I wish it didn’t contain sulfates. Sulfates are added to shampoos to boost the detergents and create more of a foamy lather. They are not necessary and can be really harsh on your hair. I have used sulfate free shampoos for over 4 years now and apparently my hair has gotten used it. After shampooing my hair felt pretty normal. I remember once I tried out an apple scented Bedhead shampoo that left my hair feeling like hay! Luckily the Clear shampoo didn’t do that. The shampoo has a great scent and has a creamy white texture, not runny at all. I made sure to really work it into my scalp, in hopes that it might remove product residue that might get left behind.
The conditioner was also nice. It’s really thick and moisturizes well. It’s an average conditioner that gets the job done.
After my hair was fully air-dried, I noticed that I had more volume than usual. My hair also felt a bit drier than usual, but I must say that in addition to my regular conditioner, I also use a deep conditioner by Renpure. I leave it in for about 3 minutes before rinsing. I didn’t use it this time around because I didn’t want it to affect my review.
Two days and one workout later, I have noticed that my roots are not as oily as they usually are. This is a plus because my roots get oily really quickly.
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