As someone with rather short hair (and not a lot of it anymore), hair and scalp care has become increasingly more important to me now than when my hair was down to my butt. Thanks to my current treatment routine I have to be very careful or my hair comes out in handfuls and my scalp becomes raw and itchy, which then makes more hair fall out. A hair care system that promises to not only help my hair stay looking shiny and smooth but to help keep my scalp in tip top shape is pretty high on my wants list right now.
The Follicleanse haircare system that I received is designed for oily hair and scalp, but they also make a system for dry hair and scalp in case you fall into that category. A 16 oz bottle is $20, so on the higher end for shampoo and conditioner for most people, myself included. There is a shampoo and a matching conditioner for each system, and just like most hair care products they work best if you use them together.
The shampoo surprised me the first time I used it, it is quite liquidy compared to every other shampoo I've used. And it was green in color, as opposed to the clear shampoo I've become use to. You're suppose to massage it into your hair and scalp for 1 to 3 minutes, then rinse it out. I was concerned about the lather with how liquidy it was, but this stuff lathers like crazy. Massaging it into your hair and scalp for as long as recommended not only helps to make sure your hair is super clean, but increases blood flow to your head which is good for your hair and scalp. There wasn't really a scent to it, maybe vaguely herbal? But not enough to really notice, especially once you put it in your hair.
The conditioner is pretty standard in color (white) and thickness, and with most conditioners you put it in, leave it for a bit, then rinse it out. It left my hair really soft and fluffy, which is nice. My hair is still to short to tell if it increases the shine but I'm not concerned about that aspect right now. And as with the shampoo, the scent was light enough that once I put it in my hair I couldn't really smell it at all. This scent was vaguely floral, kind of your standard conditioner scent.
Despite the hefty price tag I actually really liked this shampoo and conditioner combo. I can totally see myself buying more once I run out, I've seen a huge improvement in my scalp since I started using it. Less dandruff and itching and it just looks healthier. Whether or not it will help to counteract the damage the chemo is doing is yet to be seen, but right now it is helping. If you are interested in purchasing some for yourself you can find it on their website here. And in case you want to save a bit of money you can use the code FC15 for 15% off your entire order. Or if you want to win a set for FREE tell me below in the comments what is your biggest hair frustration. I'll pick a winner at random Wednesday at 9 AM PST.