I have fairly fussy hair. It’s curly, dry but oily, color treated, frizzy and refuses to be styled. I never use blowdryers or other hot tools because that would lead to weeks of repairing the damage, even with heat protectant. I’ve been rotating shampoo and conditioner from Living Proof’s PHD line & Alterna’s Caviar Anti-Aging line, which are fine but pricey.
I read about customized haircare (shampoo & conditioner) from Function of Beauty on another beauty blog. The website promises “personalized hair care – individually formulated and free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates, GMOs & triclosan”. This all sounded pretty great to me, so I figured I’d give it a try and give you guys my thoughts.
The Process: The first thing you do is take the site’s hair quiz. It asks for hair type, structure and scalp moisture. Then you plug in 5 hair goals. When selecting the goals, I thought it was really great that there a summary of ingredients pops up underneath to tell you what each thing will add. Lastly, you pick the individual colors of the formulas, the name (I picked my own cause I’m original like that) and the scent. Once ordered, the package got to me surprisingly quickly – less than a week.
Price: The 8oz set of shampoo/conditioner is $26; The 16oz set is $38. Shipping is free to the U.S. It’s obviously not cheap, but an 8oz bottle of both is the same price as a bottle of shampoo from Living Proof, so also not super expensive – especially considering it is custom.
Packaging: The bottles are customized with your title. I must confess I feel a little fancy having my name printed on my shampoo, lol. Very minimal type. The ingredients, hair profile & instructions are printed on an insert in the package, not on the bottles themselves. Watch out when you open the box – the packing material is recyclable, but EXTREMELY messy. It got everywhere.
Product: So, having washed my hair a couple of times I can confidently say I am extremely pleased with both products. I feel like the shampoo has really helped with product buildup (leave-in conditioners are a must for me). My hair is looking very shiny, feeling soft and my curls are a little more defined than usual. The conditioner doesn’t feel like its weighing my hair down at all. I will definitely be purchasing again. I highly recommend giving it a shot!