Haircare Review: The One by Fekkai The Brilliant One Color Shampoo, Color Conditioner, and Vibrance-Boosting Mask

Taking care of color-treated hair takes work but The Brilliant One from Fekkai promises to make it easier.

Using Red Sea Algae and color-enhancing complex, The Brilliant One collection promises to protect against color fade and extend the vibrancy of color-treated hair. Free of sulfates and parabens, their products also has the brand’s marine technology developed with Norwegian sea extract to help transform hair from the inside out by protecting against environmental conditions, including pollution and UV rays.

I am usually hesitant with haircare products promising to work for all hair types as my strands are dry and my scalp is just very difficult to manage. However, the Color Shampoo ($30) and the Color Conditioner ($30) are just gentle enough to not make my hair too limp or too frizzy. They also do not irritate my scalp making too dry or too oily. This is actually difficult to do especially with the weather getting warmer so that was a nice plus for me.

Both feel lightweight and they both leave my hair feeling light and soft while looking bouncy and shiny. I like using the Vibrance-Boosting Mask ($42) every weekend for extra care. I only apply it on the strands of my hair, though, not up to the scalp as it tends to get my scalp feel oily. This provides my hair extra shine without the greasy feeling.

Beautiful packaging and amazing fresh scent aside, the shampoo, conditioner, and hair mask all work together to make my color-treated hair look more vibrant and healthy.

The One by Fekkai The Brilliant One Color Shampoo, Color Conditioner, and Vibrance-Boosting Mask were provided by @fekkai. Available at fekkai.com and ultabeauty.com

Haircare Review: Prose Hair (New Hair Goals)

Similar to how I use skincare products, I usually switch hair products daily. If I don’t, my hair either gets too oily or too dry.

Prose Hair graciously sent over their new set containing personalized shampoo, conditioner, and pre-shampoo hair mask. Note that this is not a reorder of my old set. Their site lets you personalize your hair needs and hair goals every time you order. For this set, I focused on my concerns on oil, dandruff, dryness, and damage with the goal of having smooth and shiny hair.

My set contains jujube bark, prebiotics, and wintergreen extract to cleanse my scalp, maca root, nasturtium, and biotin to promote growth, collagen, lilac, and hyaluronic acid to nourish, apple vinegar and caviar lime to fight dullness, vegetal oil to condition, fermented rice water to smooth, oat lipid and sunflower extract to restore hair protein. The set is also cruelty-free and is made without of sulfates, parabens, dyes, mineral oils, and GMO.

The past few weeks, this set, which has their Signature scent (floral and powdery) has helped keep my sensitive scalp controlled. I still need to wash my hair every day, using the Prose Shampoo ($25) and Conditioner ($25) every other day to smooth my hair and purify my scalp. This prevented my scalp from getting too oily or too dry. Their Pre-Shampoo Hair Mask ($38) has always been a favorite and, again, this didn’t disappoint as it rebalances my scalp then leaving my hair smooth and soft for at least three days. Honestly, I just have a soft spot for prose and they never did my hair wrong since I started using their products more than a year ago.

The Prose Shampoo, Conditioner, and Pre-Shampoo Hair Mask were provided by @prose. Available as a set for $88 at prose.com