This would be the second item I’ve received for the purposes of reviewing from iFabbo. (You can read all about my review process here.) The first one was something I was genuinely hoping would work, but it didn’t– at least not for me. I nearly passed on this one because it didn’t appeal to me at all, and well…
As it turns out, I know less than Jon Snow, and we all know how much Jon Snow knows.
I’ve said time and again… Shampoo does not touch my hair, and I think that’s why I was so hesitant to try this. I hate shampoo. It’s too drying for curly hair like mine. I think in my lifetime I’ve come across maybe two shampoos that didn’t turn my hair into straw, and those two still weren’t amazing enough to convince me that I needed to use a shampoo.
Also not in Keranique’s favor is the word “volumizing.” My hair is curly. I don’t need no stinkin’ volumizing.
So why did I agree try this stuff? Well, to be frank… I was bored. I was bored, and that led to be being curious.
The product claims are as follows:
Scalp Stimulating Shampoo for Thinning Hair:
- Retains shine.
- Provides combability, detangling & smoothing without weighing the hair down.
- Removes build-up.
- Protects against cuticle damage.
- Healthy way of keeping hair fuller and thicker looking.
Volumizing Keratin Conditioner for Thinning Hair:
- Conditions and volumizes fine hair.
- Improves manageability, combability, detangling & conditioning without weighing the hair down.
- No heavy, waxy feeling on the hair nor scalp.
- Adds body and volume.
- Improves hair strength and provides anti-breakage protection.
So here’s my hair in all it’s curly glory, though it’s about three days after a wash. Please excuse the glare. Glasses, you know…
I’m honestly already happy with the volume of my hair. I don’t feel like it’s flat or anything. The only thing I’d complain about is my color, which seems to go from red to brown depending on the lighting, and I wish it’d make up its mind. (It’s reddish brown.) Somehow, I doubt that a shampoo and conditioner is going to change that for me.
And here’s the freshly washed results:
No, my hair is not longer, by the way. I just took the picture at a weird angle. I will say, however, that I can ABSOLUTELY see a difference in both texture and volume. My curls are more defined and actually shiny, despite the fact that I’ve used a shampoo and despite the fact that it’s a pretty darn dry day. So did it work? Yep, and after just one wash.
The first thing I noticed about Keranique is the scent. It’s nice and minty, and you’ll definitely get a minty tingle when you use it. It’s not overpowering once your hair is try, and your hair is left just smelling clean.
It’s also thin. In fact, I was a little disappointed at how much product I felt I had to use, but then that might have just been me. I’ll have to try it with a little less next time. The shampoo didn’t feel drying at all, and the conditioner left my hair feeling incredibly smooth. I used ONE styling product on my hair post shower– my beloved SheMoisture styling cream.
But here’s the question… Would I pay $50 for a shampoo and conditioner? I personally don’t feel like my hair is overly dry or limp without this product, so while I like the results here, I’m not desperate to start throwing my cash at a brand new hair care routine. So I probably wouldn’t. That said, if spending that kind of money on a hair care product is in your budget and this addresses concerns you have about your hair, then I do definitely recommend it. I did, after all, see some very real results.
Click here if you’re interested in giving Keranique a try.