I have a little confession to make – whenever I am in Boots or Superdrug I cannot walk away from hair products. I have to check all new products, look at beautiful packing and probably buy something. The other day I was clearing my bathroom draw when I realised that I have several hair products that I used few times but never felt like sticking to them.
I kept looking at the ingredients list, thinking what felt wrong with them and came up with idea to write about them. There is a lot of ‘monthly favourites’ or ‘best products ever’ but I feel it is important to talk about cosmetic products that sometimes just don’t work that well.
The first is L’Oreal sensi balance shampoo that I got for my scalp. I said several times that I have sensitive scalp and I need to choose something that will prevent dandruff formation. I came across this shampoo and noticed it does have salicylic acid that removes dry flakes and also has my favourite hydrolysed protein with amino acids. Overall, I do think it is a good product but not for me – my scalp felt dry and I felt my hair got oily faster then usually. Shampoos are very personal choice and unfortunately this did not work well for me, but it might work for someone else. Instead I went for Head&Shoulders, it is my safe option and I think my scalp responds better to zinc pyriothine.
The second one is L’Oreal Fibrology Air conditioner that I purchased sometime in autumn, a while ago! I got L’Oreal dry shampoo from the same line , which I think is pretty good. However, this conditioner did not work that well for me. From the ingredients list the main compound to expand hair and give that volume is aminopropyltriethoxysilane. I noticed when I washed my hair that it did not have big volume I wished for and my hair felt a bit ‘messy’ . I am not sure how to explain but do you get that feeling when you wash your hair and something just doesn’t feel right? That’s how and my hair felt. What I would use instead to add some volume? Kerastase Densifique that I already reviewed and I truly enjoy , interestingly enough Kerastase is L’Oreal company, but clearly it shows that formulation does a lot!