Friday, January 28, 2011
Pureology Hydrate Shampoo & Conditioner
I started using both products right after I highlighted my hair in early December and have to say that almost two months later, my colour is still looking great. Usually by now it’s gone a bit dull, but not this time and I hope no doubt that I have Pureology to thank for that.
In addition to preserving my colour, both products have done a great job of keeping my hair shiny, smooth and fairly breakage-free.
Part of the reason why Pureology is so ideal for coloured hair is that it’s free of sulfates, which can strip/degrade colour. If that sounds familiar, it’s because sulphate-free is the same approach that L’Oreal’s Ever line (EvenPure, EverStrong, EverSleek) takes to coloured-hair care. And just like Purelogy, Everwhatever is 100% vegan and made in the US. Oh, and I should mention that Pureology has a L’Oreal connection because I bought my bottles at a L’Oreal warehouse sale.
Now, I know what you’re thinking, are these basically the same products? Well, I know for sure that they aren’t identical because both Pureology products have a very distinct herbal smell to them. While I’ve only ever tried EverSleek’s conditioner, it definitely didn’t smell like that.
So no, I don’t think they are the same but no question, they are taking the same approach and the same ingredients (or lack of) to coloured-hair care.
Two other big differences between the two lines are where you’ll find them and the price. The Ever lines can be picked up at your local drugstore for $10-$13 while Pureology is only sold in salons and while prices vary by salon, it’s definitely more around $20 than $10.
While I have found a local source for Pureology products (the hair place near the food court in Dufferin Mall), I think the next time I highlight my hair, I’m actually going to give EverPure shampoo and conditioner a shot and see if it can do as good of job as Pureology. And if it can’t, I’ll switch back to what I know works
Would I buy this again: Yes.
Should you buy it: If you have highlighted or coloured hair, go for it.