Haircare Review: Function of Beauty Shampoo, Conditioner, Hair Mask, and Hair Serum

My hair has been extra dry recently so when Function of Beauty offered to help with their new hair mask and hair serum, I immediately said yes.

As with personalized hair products I’ve tried, Function of Beauty asked questions about my hair types, concerns, and goals. For reference, I have thin, fine, straight hair and scalp that easily gets irritated or oily depending on its mood. I wanted to hydrate, replenish, and strengthen my hair while soothing and nourishing my roots and scalp.

As per usual, the Shampoo and Conditioner smell amazing (I chose the flower to the people scent.) It made my hair smooth and less tangled after rinsing. I am one of those people who shampoo their hair every day while conditioning its ends daily as well. So far, these two helped moisturized my hair without making my scalp too oily. They just provided a balance.

The Hair Mask promises to deeply condition, hydrate, and nourish my hair using argan oil, japanese sake, and jojoba ester oil. The creamy mask is easily massaged on the scalp. Whenever I mask, I pay extra attention to the ends of my hair as it’s where my strands get the driest. While using this, my hair is the softest and smoothest it has gotten. It stayed like that for about three days before I felt the need to apply again.

Something that can be used once a day or for touch-ups, the Hair Serum aims to manage the hair, smooth frizz, and enhance its shine. It contains argan oil, annatto oil, jojoba oil, and sunflower oil. Despite these ingredients, the hair serum doesn’t feel that oil. This serum actually has a gel texture that makes it easier to use. A testament to how good this is: I wore my hair down, after always putting it into a bun, and used this at the ends. I also used a texturing spray to create and some loose waves and everyone complimented me on how good my hair looks. I felt like the serum helped hold the waves I created and it made my hair look more weighted instead of fine and frizzy. It doesn’t leave it looking limp and oily. This is instant love.

These products are also vegan, cruelty-free, and are made without mineral oil, phthalates, gluten, parabens, and sulfates.

The Function of Beauty Shampoo, Conditioner, Hair Mask, and Hair Serum were provided by @functionofbeauty. Available at functionofbeauty.com

Haircare Review: Aromatica Rosemary Scalp Scaling Shampoo and Rosemary Hair Thickening Conditioner,

My hair and scalp are harder to manage than my face, honestly. I have three brands of shampoos and conditioner in rotation to keep it looking okay. A couple of products in my rotation the past few months are the Rosemary Scalp Scaling Shampoo and Rosemary Hair Thickening Conditioner from the vegan and clean beauty brand Aromatica. They use traditional herbal extraction methods to ensure that the substances and benefits of plants and herbs are conserved in their products.

The Rosemary Scalp Scaling Shampoo ($26) is made with rosemary, pine needles, ginger, bhringraj, basil, coriander, oregano oils to promote blood circulation in the scalp. It also has beta-hymulgulene fro cedarwood to cleanse and revitalize the hair. I am in love with how easily this #shampoo lathers. It also gives a cooling sensation to the scalp which feels so relaxing. It doesn’t strip the hair of moisture but it doesn’t leave them feeling oily at the end of the day as well. I use this when my scalp is feeling really dry and it immediately soothes and moisturizes it after one wash. Honestly, this one is a savior.

The Rosemary Hair Thickening Conditioner ($21), on the other hand, aims to relieve pressure on the scalp and hair and restore its natural elasticity and softness with rosemary essential oil, biotin, and panthenol. It surprisingly feels light on the hair, a trait that’s a bit difficult to find in a #conditioner. Similar to the shampoo, it has a cooling sensation once massaged on the scalp. I use this when my scalp is feeling itchy to soothe and moisturize it. I use this when my scalp is feeling sensitive but want to keep my hair looking shiny. This conditioner doesn’t make my scalp oily and doesn’t make my hair limp. It’s a good product to use after days of using styling products.

The Aromatica Rosemary Scalp Scaling Shampoo and Rosemary Hair Thickening Conditioner were provided by @aromatica. Available at thearomatica.com

Haircare Review: Eva NYC

For stronger and healthier hair, Eva NYC offers fun-looking products that promise expert results at home. They sent over their Mane Magic 10-in-1 products that are cruelty-free, vegan, sulfate-free, and paraben-free.

The Mane Magic 10-in-1 Shampoo ($12) and Conditioner ($12) uses Argan Oil to nourish and protect and Keravis™ Protein Complex to increase strength and flexibility of the hair. These products promise to moisturize, strengthen, soften, revitalize, nourish, smooth the hair, reduce frizz, reduce breakage, and increase manageability for healthy looking hair.

Both products feel so lightweight on the hair and they smell like summer and coconuts. They are great for softening the strands without weighing them down. This is good to use after using styling products or tools as the shampoo cleanses the hair thoroughly while the conditioner helps moisturize my strands.

The Mane Magic 10-in-1 Primer ($12) contains argan oil and sunflower seed oil to detangle, reduce frizz, strengthen, soften, cut drying time, add shine, nourish, smooth, and protect against thermal and UV damage. This hair primer is also made without phthalates, sodium chloride, and artificial colors. This primer doesn’t tame my baby hairs or keep stray hairs in place but this immediately relaxes and softens the strands making it easier to handle. It always helps dry my hair while adding a bit of shine.

A hair styler, the Mane Magic 10-in-1 Mousse ($12) has argan oil and baobob to add fullness and bounce without the crunch. It also reduces frizz, moisturizes, softens, volumizes, smooths, and nourishes the strands. Don’t be fooled the heaviness of the mousse that comes out of the nozzle, it easily dissolves into light as air consistency once massaged on the hair. It doesn’t tame my baby hairs but it was able to keep flyaways in line.

These products helped soften and moisturize my hair and give it some volume without making them look frizzy. It worked for my thin strands and handled them gently and smoothly, making them easier to manage and style.

The Eva NYC Mane Magic 10-in-1 Shampoo, Conditioner, Primer, and Mousse were provided by @evahairnyc. Available at eva-nyc.com