Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Living Proof Test Run

Hey Glories

The other day I decided to use one of my Sephora samples that I had stashed away: a hair care line by Living Proof.  I had apprehensions about the shampoo and conditioner, because it's for all hair types and I like things that are specified for different hair types.  I feel like if a S&C is catered for all, it's not gonna do what I need it to do for my specific (colour treated and dry as a biscuit) hair type.

It also came with a hair thickening cream, also for all hair types.

The texture of the shampoo was very light and runny and you can see in the photo below.  It took a lot to get some lather going, but I think it's because you have to lather up as soon as you put it on your scalp.  I ended up delaying, because I was fighting up with the packaging and so, I ended up putting more than I probably would have needed.  The lather fizzles out soon though, which is how I came to the conclusion that you gotta lather up asap.  The conditioner was also light and they both had a light pink grapefruit citrusy smell.  I liked it.  It smells like when you come out of the hair salon and your hair stylist used from fancy stuff that you'd never use at home.
shampoo - conditioner - thickening cream

I don't usually blow out my hair after a shower, but because the instructions for the thickening cream said to, I figured why not.  The results were horrible!  Now, because you say it might have been my technique or my blow dryer etc., I've blown it out before with this same technique, brush, and blow dryer and the results were nothing like this.  I looked like I had an afro.  On the plus side though, my hair was light and airy, not heavy like it can get with other S&Cs.  But seriously, no frizz for all hair types?  It clearly didn't work on mine!

It wasn't until I put my regular hair products (argan oil serum and castor oil) did the frizz calm down.  I don't usually like applying it in dry hair, but I didn't have a choice this time around.
BIG difference, right?
 My Verdict:
  • No Frizz Shampoo - It's too runny for my liking, but it smells great.
          Sephora price: 2 oz / $10 USD  -- 8 oz / $24 USD -- 24 oz / $59 USD
          Sephora rating: 4.2 out of 5
          My rating: 6 out of 10
  • No Frizz Conditioner - Does what a conditioner is supposed to do.  Doesn't smell as nice as the shampoo though.
          Sephora price: 2 oz / $10 USD  -- 8 oz / $24 USD -- 24 oz / $59 USD
          Sephora rating: 4.2 out of 5
          My rating: 6 out of 10
  • Thickening Cream - Smells as good as the shampoo and it's super creamy.
          Sephora price: 1.8 oz / $15 USD  -- 3.7 oz / $26 USD
          Sephora rating: 4.1 out of 5
          My rating: 6.2 out of 10
Over All Thoughts:
I obviously don't have enough experience with the product to rate it fairly, but I wasn't too impressed.  I wouldn't purchase a full size of any of these,  BUT if I got it as a gift, I would use it.  So they're not so bad, I just wouldn't spend my money on them.  The smell is divine and it stayed with me until I washed my hair again.  Even though my argan oil has a scent of its own, the shampoo smell still came through strongly, which is what I like.



  1. interesting stuff...great review

  2. Your hair looks lovely here....what did you do? Curling wand? Or Just blow dry?

  3. normal, sloppy blow dry.. no fancyness here lol


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