If this doesn’t raise my Klout score, I don’t know what will.
Surely by now you’re at least familiar with Klout?! I’ve posted about it before, but for those of you who are still unaware, it’s a nifty website that measures your social networking effectiveness. They give our perks (which is just a fancy term for free shit) from time to time, and I find that to be extremely lovely and wonderful.
The perks aren’t always good, but they’re free, so who gives a damn?
Recently, I received a full sized bottle of Jason’s Natural Biotin Shampoo as a Klout perk. I’d never heard of that brand before, but I like biotin, and I like natural shampoos, so I gave it a shot.
Well, it’s magical.
My hair is straight and fine. This shampoo leaves it positively silky. So much so that I can’t use it all the time because it leaves it so straight and smooth that I’d never be able to style it. I’d love to see someone with curly, wavy, or thick hair try it, though. I’m pretty sure it’d be perfect for those hair types.
Soon after receiving the shampoo in the mail, I started to see Jason products popping up at Rite Aid. One product in particular caught my eye, and I’m just dying to try it. It’s called Jason Tea Tree Nail Saver, and I’m not going to bother describing it to you in great detail, because the title is pretty self explanatory. It’s about $7-$8, depending on where you get it, and I’m hoping it’ll strengthen my nails and smooth my cuticles. Because that’s what would happen in a perfect world. One day I’ll let you know how that product works out for me, but until then, keep an eye out for Jason stuff. I know I will.
Ladies, meet Lush’s solid shampoos.
Now I know what you’re thinking, solid shampoo is for dirty hippies. But it’s not! Dirty hippies don’t wash their hair at all.
Seriously though, I know they’re a bit daunting, but if you give them a chance you’ll find that they’re actually pretty awesome. Since Lush has us covered, there are a bunch of different types, each with different scents and properties, because not all hair was created equally.
I used to be all about the Godiva one. In fact, the only reason I stopped using it is that I like to switch up my shampoos once in a while so as to avoid build-up. It leaves your hair super soft because it contains conditioning oils. Also, it smells nice.
Your best bet with these is to either read the descriptions of every single one online, or to ask a Lush associate in-store which would be best suited for your hair type. They’re knowledgeable folk and will surely be able to help you out.
After skimming through the different options, I’m dying to try Hard. This shampoo bar has a lot going for it.
1. It’s a pretty color. Always a winner in my book.
2. It’s made with coconut and hibiscus, so odds are it smells heavenly.
3. It works to fight evil tap water and restore moisture to your hair!! My hair is pretty fine. So fine in fact, that it often goes into static sling mode. I had no idea that this was a result of hard water (And can you believe I even have a shower filter?! CLEARLY, LA isn’t doing a great job of maintaining its water supply.), so I’m super stoked to give this stuff a whirl.
Solid shampoo from Lush will cost you $10 or $11. Don’t be fooled; it lasts a long while, so it’s totally worth it.
Also, if you’re like me and are constantly itching to travel, it’s completely airplane friendly. Even if you’re not flying somewhere, it’s much easier to pack a tiny tin of solid shampoo than it is to pack a jumbo-sized bottle! And I know they have at least one type of solid conditioner as well, which is just lovely.
I’m a big fan of Organix shampoos and conditioners.
They’re sulfate free, organic, safe for color treated hair, and they smell so good that they’ve probably got the potential to make a person keel over with one whiff. They’re available at select drug stores, and only cost about $5-$8 a bottle (the price tends to vary depending on the store).
Yes, you can get cheaper products, but can’t you always? I for one would rather buy slightly more expensive hair products than put a bunch of harmful chemicals in my hair. And when I say slightly, I really do mean it this time.
I haven’t tried the Brazilian Keratin formula, but I’d be willing to bet a large sum of money that it works quite well! I’ll let you guys know how it works when I get my hands on it!