Lately, my hair has been lacking some love and hydration. I have been using the same shampoo and conditioner for the last couple of months (I usually use The Honest Company's Sweet Orange Vanilla range, which smells like a delicious creamsicle), but find my hair is healthier and happier when I change up my routine every once in a while.
So, in the spirit of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, I thought I would run to my nearest Ulta and pick up Kardashian Beauty's new Rejuvenating Shampoo & Conditioner, along with a bottle of Black Seed Dry Oil for good measure. (I mean, have you seen their hair?! Those are some well-pampered locks)...
At first glance, the product packaging is incredibly glam (what else would you expect). The all-black bottles are bold, and the hints of metallic rose gold make them all the more chic. To my surprise and excitement, both the Shampoo and Conditioner are paraben free, cruelty free, and gluten free. The Dry Oil, on the other hand, is only listed as paraben free. I tried a bit of digging on their haircare site, but found no FAQ or claims of being an entirely paraben, cruelty, or gluten free range - though their products are made in the USA which is a plus.
Having just soaked my hair in a pre-shower coconut oil cocktail (recipe to come!), I shampooed, rinsed, and shampooed again to make sure my hair got a thorough cleaning. The first round of shampooing (as I type the word "shampooing," I truly can't believe that is a word) gave me a really nice lather, which I find to be kind of rare in a product. The second round lathered even more, but ended up drying my hair a bit - which in hindsight, I realize they must know since they left out the word repeat. Once I put the conditioner through my ends up to about mid-shaft, the dryness was completely gone and my hair felt nice and silky.
I do want to mention the scent of the product. Though it is not my fave creamsicle-y scent, it is not as overpowering once your hair is dry as it is in the shower. It is hard to place the scent exactly, but it kiiind of smells floral with some darker, earthy notes.
Once I got out of the shower and pat-dried my hair, I rubbed some Black Seed Dry Oil through my ends. This product acted as a sort of a leave-in conditioner, and definitely made brushing my unkempt, damp mane a lot easier. My hair didn't appear at all oily, and I actually found I wanted to use a bit more once dry. This product was a standout for me, and I look forward to using it for that perfect sleek-but-not-greasy, straight style.
Overall, the shampoo and conditioner were underwhelming - not a waste of money, but also not my new go-to. My hair definitely feels nice to the touch and has some extra volume, but there are products I use that have a similar affect without the floral aroma (though if we are talking personal preference, this might be the perfect product for you). Even though the oil has the same scent, this product is a total MUST. Add shine to a blowout, tame those flyaways, or give your curls some old-school glamour vibes - I can definitely see this product as a haircare staple.
Would you give these products a try? Let me know in the comments below!
Olivia Rose | 24