I am blessed to have a celebrity hair stylist as an aunt and godmother. This means that not only did I learn how to do highlights at the age of 10, but I also frequently get to try out some of her hairstylist swag. The last products she gave me were from a truly expensive brand (whose name I will withhold out of respect). She told me it was so expensive that no one would even purchase them in the salon and therefore she got me the items for free. Score!
I was so excited to try out the products. One was a leave-in conditioner for blonde hair. The other was a flexible hold hairspray. Now either I am a complete idiot but neither of these products worked nearly half as well as the Dove drugstore brands I use on a daily basis.
The leave in conditioner didn’t leave my hair soft and smooth like I imagined it would. Instead it felt dryer than usual and made it difficult to brush, which was a major let down.
The next day I decided to leave my hair naturally wavy, but I used the new hairspray. It worked, but it left my hair feeling crunchy and it did not look as good as normally does.
Bottom line: just because something is expensive, it doesn’t mean it is better. I think I will just stick to my Dove drugstore products from now on.
Have you ever splurged on an item that disappointed you, Lovelies?