Pros: Good results, low price, nice smell.
Cons: Vague directions.
Ssssh, I have a confession to make, don't tell anyone: but I am not a natural blonde, in fact judging from recent findings I am not a natural brunette anymore either. So,I have color treated hair, and since the birth of my second child, I find my time is precious and I haven't been taking care of my hair in the way that I should. What were once regular salon visits are now as erratic as a full nights sleep, and the result....Dry, damaged, hair with flyaway ends.
My solution appears to have come in the form of Salon Selectives and their conditioner Completely Drenched. I found this recently at a local grocery/drug store marked down to $2.50 from $3.49
The conditioner came in a 13 ml. clear bottle with a convenient flip top lid. The conditioner itself was thick, white and had a mild, fruity odor to it.
The directions follow below, and I found them to be a bit vague really, but how hard could it be to apply conditioner? I would just have appreciated knowing how long they recommended leaving in the product. Barring any advice to the contrary I assumed it was just a regular rinse off product.
Directions- (taken from bottle)
Get wet and get going! Use what you need and share the wealth with your entire head of hair. Rinse it out. To make the most of your hair, don't just style as usual, style better than usual with Salon Selectives styling products.
My results were more than satisfactory. The final result was noticeably smoother, fuller hair. The ends of my hair that really need a trim lay nice and smooth, and I was easily able to comb it out after towel drying. Once I styled, I was pleased to see that my hair was shiny, full of body and didn't have that weighed down and greasy feel that some conditioners leave you with. I have used many products over the years, and I must say this was one of the better ones overall, and probably the best period, for it's price.
This product is advertised for dry hair and Salon Selectives does make another conditioner specifically for color-treated hair called Don't Fade On Me. I haven't tried Don't Fade yet, but did find that Completely Drenched worked well and has not seemed to dull my color at all.
I'm sure at some point in the past I've used a Salon Selectives product although I don't remember being this satisfied. I think they've done some recent retooling of their line. I know the packaging is different than it used to be, although it appears to be a blatant rip-off of the Philosophy line. With their simple bottle styles and catchy, gimmicky little product descriptions I was instantly reminded of Philosophy.
All in all, I would recommend this product to anyone who needs a deep conditioner. I think it's gentle enough to use daily, if like me you need to condition with every shampoo. My hair has not been so happy since the last time I had a spa day.
Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Chloride, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbic Acid, Retinyl Palmitate, Dimethiconol, Fragrance, TEA-Dodecylbenzenesulfonate, Laureth-23, Cyclomethicone, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Tetrasodium EDTA, DMDM Hydantoin, Acrylamidopropyltrimonium Chloride/Acrylamide Cocopolymer, Citric Acid, BHT, Propylene Glycol, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, D&C Red #33
$3.69 at Drugstore.com
Look around locally, I paid $2.50 marked down from $3.49 at a local store.
Thanks so much for reading.