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Are expensive hair products you buy in salons actually better quality than what you'd buy at the drugstore?

By June 30, 2014 - 11:55pm
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Should I spend the extra money to protect and keep my hair healthy?

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Hi Lindsay,

Thanks for this great question! 

The answer is yes...and no. Meaning, it all depends on the ingredients. You want to look for as few ingredients as possible, with fewest chemicals as possible and the most natural ingredients as possible. 

To do this, read labels carefully. They usually start off with "aqua something-or-other" - this just means water. 

Then look for ingredients like are sulfate free. Look for lavender, lemon, grapefruit, chamomile and rosemary that clean the hair. 

Oils like olive oil, coconut oil and aloe vera help with moisturizing. 

Some of these will be more expensive - they often are; it takes more money to make them and they don't use cheap chemicals. 

My advice is to stay away from salons - the mark up is 100% or more! 

Choose these natural shampoos from the top shelves of your drug or grocery store or even better, TJMaxx type stores for huge discounts. 

This is how you can get the best shampoos and conditioners at half the price of salons. Or - go the salons when they have half-price or two-for-one specials. There is no need to ever pay salon prices for good hair care products! 

Has this helped?



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