Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Purchase Review: Pureology Hair Care

Hello everyone! It's my yearly absence from blogging as I'm in the midst of my busy period at work. I really, really admire those of you who work long hours every day as a norm and still find time to keep your house, cook and blog! I'm usually so exhausted by the time that I get home that I just sit like a lump on a log and fall asleep. in front of the television. Working 10 - 14 hours a day, six days a week isn't fun at all and really cramps my style. Haha!

One of the things about working long hours for a 2 month stretch is that it's gentle on my wallet, although I am supposed to be using my stash. I was able to leave work a little early one day and I was feeling a bit stressed so I went walking at the mall to de-stress. Not a good idea because I went on a little shopping frenzy. A couple of the items that I purchased, I would like to review today.

Pureology Precious Oil Shamp'Oil and Softening Conditioner:

This line is supposed to be great for color-treated hair that is rough, dull and brittle. It is supposed to help your hair retain its natural shininess and fullness while protecting your color. The key point to this line is that it has ZeroSulfate, ZeroSilicone and contains the Oleo Anti Fade Complex. It is 100% vegan, is ultra fortifying and offers extraordinary color protection, clarity and strength. (All according to their website.) Key ingredients are Sunflower Oil, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil and Jojoba Oil. The Oleo Anti Fade Complex will equalize porosity, restore manageabilty, restore protective lipid layer and enhance color vibrancy.

I have been using the Lux Super Damage Repair line from Japan. While I really loved it at first, I have found that Japanese shampoos especially, will cause my scalp to get these little irritated bumps. I think that might be because of the high silicone content in it. I know that my face will react that way if I use a primer that has high silicone content. For example, I can't use Smashbox Photofinish Foundation Primer as my skin does react to it. I wouldn't say that it's an allergic reaction but definitely not good for my skin.

I also found that after using the Lux line for almost a year now, I was finding that my hair wasn't feeling as soft and silky. I believe that it was a buildup of the product. In fact, my hair was looking dull and lifeless and I was actually beginning to think that perhaps as a result of age, I was experiencing hair loss. As I just finished up my bottles, I decided that it was time for a change, even though I do have refills for Lux.

It recommended that I try this Pureology line because of my complaints about my hair. I was a bit skeptical at first because I didn't like the fact that the shampoo is shamp'oil and had different oils in it. I was worried that it would just make my hair worse. I was pleasantly surprised by how well it lathers up. I know that the lathering component to most shampoos are not good but I just can't seem to feel clean unless I get a good lather. The conditioner doesn't feel heavy and rinses off well. The scent is pleasant enough, although I'm not a strong fan of scents. I've heard it compared to Bath and Body Works Twilight Woods scent. I'm not sure as I don't use that scent line.

After my first use, my hair was so happy! It felt softer and lighter and my volume came back! I'm surprised and amazed that despite the many moisturizing oils in this line that my hair doesn't get frizzy from being overly moisturized nor does it feel greasy. I've used it several times since purchasing it and my hair is quite happy. I'm also happy that it is free of parabens, sulfate and silicone. It is on the pricier side but well worth it to me. I happened to luck out and got it at Trade Secret while they were having a 30% off sale.



Jen Lavenders said...

I've heard great things about this shampoo and conditioner. It seems really great, especially because it has no chemicals and 100% vegan. Good to know you're happy with it. You work a lot and deserve to feel pampered :D

Brianna said...

I love pureology shampoos and conditioners! I've been using their hydrate/hydrate lite ones for about a year now, and still love them. I do find it good to use a different brand every once in a whole to deal with buildup though, that's the case for all shampoos though. I think I may check out this line, I just wish pureology wasn't so pricey!

Beauty Box said...

I think dull hair is often caused by build up. Or made worse by clogged pores in your scalp. I have heard great things about Pureology by YT vloggers and it seems to have a clarifying effect on dull hair. I use Neutrogena's T/Gel shampoo which helps keep clogged pores clear and hair shiny and bouncy. :)

galpal.hi said...

@Jen Lavenders--Thank you so much for your sweet comment. I'm still liking the shampoo and conditioner but there's not the "WOW" factor that it had when I first started using it. I guess that my hair has gotten adjusted to it already.


galpal.hi said...

@Brianna--Thank you! It's good to hear others having positive experiences with this brand.


galpal.hi said...

@Beauty Box--Thank you for your input. I'll look into the TGel shampoo too. I like to do changeups every once in a while.


Lara Smith said...

Really very nice post. As I read your comments about Pureology shampoos and conditioners, I think must try these products. As I am working as a hair stylist, I feel like to recommend these to my clients too.

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