Product Review: Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy Shampoo and Conditioner

A couple weeks ago I got a Summer Beauty VoxBox from Influenster. You can read a detailed post on what was inside the box here.

And two of the products that I got were the Clear Scalp and Hair Therapy shampoo and conditioner:

 

They are larger than travel or most hotel sizes, but smaller than the regular size shampoo and conditioner bottles. I don’t know if you can tell from the picture, but they are 3 oz each. That’s why they only lasted me 2 weeks, plus all of my intensive workouts, and washing my hair practically every day (which I hate and try not to do).

Another sad part is that I always run out of conditioner faster than shampoo, that’s why I like having masks and other 3-5 minute treatments handy, that way I can actually use them instead, and make the conditioner last longer. Interestingly enough, my husband is the exact opposite.

Now, what do these products promise us?

“Nourishment, strong beautiful hair, ten vitamins and nutrients, stronger, more beautiful hair in 7 days, less breakage when combing vs. non-conditioning shampoo.” 

Unfortunately the 10 vitamins and nutrients are nowhere to be listed, but there is a heck of a lot of acids and sulfates in the ingredients, and coconut oil somewhere at the end of the list:

1. Ingredient list for shampoo

2. Ingredient list for conditioner:

 

Almost scary looking, aren’t they now?

Since I’ve been using these products for 2 weeks now, I feel like I can share my opinion and experience. So let’s go through the basics:

Smell: Some artificial, very chemical scent, reminds of the smell of Dove, but since it’s all produced by Unilever,F that’s not very surprising. The shampoo and conditioner both smell the same. I am sure other products from this brand smell the same, kind of like Garnier’s Fructis. I am not a huge fan of the smell, it’s not as strong when you put it in your hair though.

Look: Unfortunately I am so out of these products, I couldn’t even get anything out of the bottles to show you, but shampoo and conditioner both look pretty much the same, there is obvious shimmer added to the first one, and the conditioner just has a thicker texture.

Feel: The shampoo is pretty nice, lathers up well, gets coconut oil out of my hair in one wash (I put coconut oil in my hair in the mornings when I run on the treadmill, just as a conditioner) which is definitely a plus. Conditioner doesn’t really do it for my ends, if anything, it made them even drier. So I am not overly excited about that.

Overall I wasn’t necessarily impressed with this combo, it was nice to get the smaller sample sizes of it for free, to see how I would like them, and well, the truth is – I am going to stick to my organic, SLS free products, because they don’t dry and frizz out my hair, have a proper list of ingredients, no harsh chemical scents, and are eco friendly.

Have you tried any of the Clear products? If so, please share your opinion 🙂

xo,

Zhenya

 

 

 

Influenster Summer Beauty VoxBox 2012

I know I promised some of you a thrifted vintage dress refashion – that’s been moved to tomorrow and I will actually have pictures of me in the dress this time, because I am wearing it tomorrow to go to a ____with my friend 🙂 I will fill in that blank tomorrow too!

Today’s post as you may have guessed by the title is dedicated to Influenster Summer Beauty VoxBox. Well what’s Influenster? It’s a website for people who love to try new products, and leave their feedback in different social networks. The products are sent to qualifying members a few times a year, and this summer I got to be one of the chosen ones!

So when my husband picked me up from work today and said that I got a box, I knew exactly what he was talking about! And I couldn’t wait to get home to open it!

Now to qualify for a box you need to earn a good number of badges on Influenster, and then fill out the prequalification survey, that they email you a link to! Once you’ve been chosen – you’ll get a list of products, that will be sent to you. But it’s not going to say – 1 Neutrogena hand lotion, it’ll just say – a hand lotion, a shampoo, a conditioner, etc. I hope you get the idea.

So here it is – my Summer 2012 Beauty VoxBox:

Super excited for this nail polish, I actually had a coupon I was going to use to purchase it, and then it came in the box – how cool is that! Good news is I can always use this coupon to get a different color! 😉

I love those – Sam and I buy them all the time – he likes the cinnamon kind, but I like the banana nut the best!

And finally some feminine products! Apparently these are from some new collection and are scented! We’ll see!

Can’t wait to try these products! Stay tuned for the reviews!

Xo,

Z

Disclaimer: I received each product complimentary for testing purposes from Influenster