I’ve been getting lucky, ladies! I’ve been finding some great drugstore shampoos and conditioners lately, like Suave Professionals Vibrant Shine Shampoo and Conditioner ($7 for the pair), a drugstore knock-off of a popular salon product, Sebastian Laminates Shampoo and Conditioner. I used Sebastian products back in the mid-90s and loved them but not the $20 price tag per bottle.
One thing I like about Suave Pro Vibrant Shine is the fragrance. A thick head of hair weighted down with a heavy scent can feel downright oppressive. If you don’t like overwhelming scents in your hair, then give this a try. Both the shampoo and conditioner have a very light, vaguely fruity scent that smells clean and not synthetic or plastic-y at all.
The shampoo lathers into a rich, sudsy foam that takes some work to rinse out, but I like products that force me to make sure I’m rinsing thoroughly. Same goes for the conditioner, which also takes some time to rinse out. Just as a comparison, it’s a bit thicker than Aussie’s Opposites Attract Conditioner, so if you have difficult hair that needs to be weighed down, Suave Pro Vibrant Shine Conditioner might be a good option.
Some drugstore shampoos and conditioners can feel … cheap, but this doesn’t. No flakes or dry hair after using Suave Pro Vibrant Shine. Matter of fact, it smooths and shines, stretching out my loose waves, as well as products costing far more. After using both the shampoo and conditioner my naturally wavy hair was *almost* straight!
Suave Professionals Vibrant Shine Shampoo and Conditioner
Price: $3.50 each, $7 for both
Use: A drugstore shampoo and conditioner combo comparable to salon products
Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A
If you’re a wavy or curly haired girl on a silicone-free hair regimen, please note that both products do contain silicones (sorry). But if you aren’t picky about silicone and want a highly affordable, quality shampoo and conditioner without an overwhelming scent, give ‘em a try.
Ladies, the countdown is on! Tonight is the season premier of The Hills. I’m expecting lots of desperate attempts by Heidi and Spencer to grab camera time, and it looks like Audrina and Lo are headed toward an epic SoCal showdown, with a few tears from Lauren (who apparently forgot her waterproof eye makeup).
I was looking at the show’s website and couldn’t help but notice a surprising range of unusual facial expressions from Whitney.
I loves ya, Whit! But, to quote Brent Bolthouse (Heidi’s boss at her alleged place of employment), “You better get that under control.”
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
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