Of course there are good products from so-called drugstore brands!
When it comes to hair treatments and styling, the array of budget-minded brands, products and treatments can be dizzying. To give you an idea of how cutting-edge “drugstore” can be, I’ve selected two established, popular brands: John Frieda and Alberto VO5. Both have new collections of budget-minded products that you can find in mass market retailers and drug stores. Both collections help repair damage to your hair, and deal with frizz — two of the most annoying and prevalent issues people (with hair), have to deal with. From my perspective, both of these brands perform admirably, at prices so reasonable, you’ll do a double-take.
Have you tried either or both of these? What do you think of them? (Please add your comments in the green “comments” section at the end of this post). If you haven’t tried these, read on:
I’ve just discovered an inexpensive product that makes a HUGE difference in how you look and feel, if you fight fly-ways. It’s the product on the far right in the photo above; the Touch-up Flyaway Tamer by John Frieda $9.99 0.5 fl. oz. Inside what looks like a giant-sized clear mascara, is a lightweight gel that you literally brush on flyaways to tame them, and add shine to your hair. Touch-Up Flyaway Tamer is one of those “why didn’t I think of it?” products. You can tote it in your handbag, to handle any static during the day (especially great, when you’ve been stuck in the rain or it’s humid outside), or when you remove you hat, and your hair is full of static, but it’s also an instant fix for the moment you’ve finished blow drying or heat styling, and you see all those tiny bits of hair that just won’t lie flat. Simply wave the magic wand (“Brush” the large, mascara-type wand) down the hair where it’s sticking up, and voila! Hair will obey! Talk about instant gratification, this has got to be the ultimate for hair! This is one of those products that is now a permanent resident of my purse! And, if you like this product as I do, you’ll also want to try the rest of the Full Repair Collection by John Freida, including Full Body Shampoo and Conditioner (formulated with lightweight, omega-3 rich Inca Inchi oil that penetrates each strand to help protect and mend), Protecting Root Lift Foam (adds body and protects from heat damage while styling) –all just $6.99 and Perfect Ends Deep Infusion (for medium-textured hair, to instantly absorb into damaged strands and help protect against heat damage), Perfect Ends Sheer Mist (an excellent, leave-in conditioner that applies as a lightweight spray and focuses on every strand, won’t make hair greasy, and really helps split ends look healthy again) just $6.99. Little things can make big changes — these by John Frieda are definitely worthy of your consideration.
Find The Full Repair Collection from John Frieda Hair Care at drug and mass retailers nationwide
When it comes to styling products, there are plenty of budget-minded bargains on the drugstore shelves, and one, beloved staple in hair care is Alberto VO5. Their Perfect Hold styling line of products includes a lightweight, Perfect Hold Styling Hairspray that dispenses 9 oz. of product with a powerful mist and a light, fresh scent, that will help your style stay in place for hours. There’s also a Perfect Hold Styling Mousse 7 oz that delivers a rich foam from a push-button can, offering a special boon to those with curls, thanks to a unique polymer blend that prevents frizz as it controls and adds shine. I’m not a fan of gel, but if that’s your styling product of choice, Alberto V05 has a modern version: Perfect Hold Styling Gel 9 oz. in a flip-top tube. The product helps control the damage done by humidity while holding your style without making hair feel crackly and stiff. Finally, there’s Perfect Hold Non-Aerosol Hairspray 10 fl. oz. The pump bottle has some additional benefits, including the fact that a pump top is easy to keep clean, so the product flows freely from the diffuser. You can also direct the spray more precisely than with an aerosol. Whatever styling product you choose, Here’s the thing that will shock you: VO5 products are available nationwide at food, drug and mass market retailers for just $2.00-5.00 each! Now that’s a bargain!
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