I am very much someone who is a big believer in value. I have no qualms spending 4 figures on a sweater or a leather jacket for its design, craftsmanship and quality of fabric used. But then there are certain things that I don’t believe in spending a lot of money on: shampoo and conditioner are two such things. I have mid-length hair with a buzz-cut so I’m not saying that because I have little hair. I’m saying that because you can really find great hair products at the drugstore for less than US$10.
The two things you don’t want in your hair products are sulfates and silicone. Sulfates are cheap substances used to help create suds and foams. They can damage the skin and the hair follicles in the long run. When used in hair products, silicone help give your hair that glossy and silky feel. However, that’s just an illusion because they don’t actually help improve or strengthen your hair follicles; they just coat it. And if you have back-acne, you want to stay clear of any hair products with silicone because those can lead to breakouts on your back if you don’t wash them off properly.
All that said, it doesn’t mean that you can’t have great hair because the guys at L’oreal Paris have found a way to create a great conditioner that is both sulfate and silicone-free. And this conditioner works. It leaves hair feeling and looking healthy and smooth without any heaviness. If you happen to have frizzy hair, this one helps with that too. All in all, a superb product that will not leave you feeling broke or scammed.
Buy this L’Oreal Paris EverSleek Intense Smoothing Conditioner for US$7 at Drugstore.com or S$15 at Luxlola.