I Tried Custom Haircare - And Here's What I Think | & Other Haircare Favorites

 
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Two months ago I finally got my hair colored to the blonde that I really wanted and ever since then I've been really into taking good care of my locks. I'll insert before and after photos here:

 
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These days I am ALL about haircare. I don't know if it's because I was so excited about getting highlights over the summer, or if it's just because my hair is finally looking how I'd like it to look. Anyways, I heard about a brand called Function of Beauty and was intrigued. It's a company that creates customized shampoo and conditioner right down to the personalized bottle. 

 
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How does it work?  

When you arrive at the Function of Beauty (FoB) website you'll be prompted to take the hair quiz. It will ask you questions regarding your hair type, what you want your shampoo & conditioner to do (hair goals) and info regarding what color & scent you want. 

Pros

Fast shipping 

My haircare arrived exactly 7 days after I ordered it which was super impressive. Keep in mind though, with the holidays approaching, shipping might take a little longer since people are gift shopping right around this time. I ordered mine in July. 

Process is fun & easy

The website design is cute and organized. The personalized quiz is simple to use and fun to play around with. There’s nothing worse than trying to order something online and having to deal with a messed up site. Frustrating for sure, but not an issue on the Function of Beauty website.  

Smells great

I wanted my product to have the strongest scent, and when they say strong, they mean it. I really like it and the essential oils seriously wake up my scalp. I love it, but it’s not for everyone, so make sure you think about how “strong” you REALLY want the shower to smell ha!   

Cons  

Cheap & flimsy pumps

This is such a bummer. The pumps that come with this are far from impressive. They're super flimsy and if I were to drop the bottle in the shower I know for sure that they would break. I was surprised by these pumps since everything else is so well done when it comes to this product. 

Hasn’t really impacted any of my hair goals

The hair goals that I chose were nourish roots, lengthen, and soothe scalp. Just to be completely straight up, I haven't seen any major differences. It smells good, and my scalp feels refreshed for a little bit after my shower.  

Pricy

Bottom line, I wouldn't re-purchase this product at this price point. I'm all for splurging on products that are worth it, but I just wasn't super impressed. Especially not enough to spend $55 again. 

Allergies

So, this might sound crazy, but I have to pay a lot of attention to what I use in the shower since I'm allergic to all kinds of nuts. Since almond oil is such a common ingredient in hair and skincare, I have to check bottles all the time for it. When I was choosing my hair goals when I was creating my shampoo and conditioner, so many of the choices included a nut oil of some sort so that was a bummer and limited my options... But maybe that's just a weird issue I have.   

Recap: To be completely honest with y’all, I wish I could say this product changed my life, but it didn’t. It was fun to try out, but there are so many other shampoo and conditioner options that are 10 times better. Especially at the price point and the hassle of ordering online, it just isn’t worth it. But maybe it just didn’t work for my hair type? Who knows... 

Other Haircare Favorites 

 
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Scalp Revival Charcoal + Tea Tree Scalp Treatment

I'm just going to be real with y'all, I have a super dry, itchy, flaky scalp when I'm at school. I think it's a combination of the water here in Lynchburg, my longtime eczema issue, and the fact that winter is coming and everything is just super dry. Anyways, I have had the most difficult time finding something that works to fix these issues, especially since I'm not a huge fan of Head & Shoulders since it makes everything SO dang oily & greasy. So, shout-out to my momma for finding this incredible product that has worked wonders on my problematic scalp. 

All you do with this treatment is part your hair in sections around the area that is irritated, and apply 1-2 drops. Then, give yourself a little massage and then brush it through. When I first applied the drops I thought, "oh crap, my hair is going to be a greasy mess." BUT it wasn't! There wasn't any residue left behind whatsoever. Amazing.

 
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Herbal Essences Dry Shampoo

I talked about this product a few months ago in a Friday Five but since it's still a favorite of mine I figured I had to include it. I swear I've tried a ridiculous amount of dry shampoos and haven't been "wow'd" by any of them. Dry Bar, Batiste, TRESemme, Living Proof. I grabbed this from my mom's drawer at the beginning of the summer because I ran out of the one that I had, and I had zero expectations for it. Then it blew my mind-- it smells delicious, and my hair will look like I JUST got a blowout for 3 days straight. True story. I even use it the morning after I wash my hair just to add some texture.

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Quai Wave Spray

This is another one of those texture products. I bought the travel size in Sephora just to try it out and at first, I hated it. I was actually annoyed that I spent $12 on it. But the more I tried it, read about how to use it, and just played around with it, the more I fell in love. I've been using it most after I shower when my hair is wet so that when I wake up in the morning I have some beachy waves happening.  

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California Blonde Brass Color Correcting Creme

My hair started to get brassy about a month after I colored it. I had been using the Lush Daddy-o shampoo to keep that away, but it just wasn't quite doing the trick. I picked this color treatment up at Target for only $11 to see what the deal was. Turns out it's a miracle worker. You leave it on in the shower for 5-10 minutes (I leave it on for 10) once a week, and then wash it out. Boom, the next time you dry your hair, the ugly brassiness is g-o-n-e.