Is Expensive Shampoo, Conditioner and Styling Products Worth The Price?





Disclosure: I was not paid to write this or requested to write this. My daughter got a few free samples at her office.

Let’s face it. There is nothing worse than a bad hair day. Not only does your hair look bad but your mood goes down the toilet. If I didn’t look like a boy I would definitely wear a hat on those days. And as someone who is no longer a spring chicken, my hair can be dry on top of being fine. So, imagine my happiness when my lovely daughter arrived home from work with big samples of Caviar and Virtue shampoo, conditioner and hair styling products.

I’ve been using L’Oréal Everpure shampoo and conditioner, which has no sulfates. It was definitely a step up from what I had been using prior. It works well and not expensive.

Caviar hair products
What a great name for an expensive hair product: Caviar. I fell in love with it the first time I used it. My hair felt different and I wanted to touch it. And it should feel great with a price tag of $34.

Caviar shampoos are supposed to be anti-aging shampoos with special ingredients like caviar extract, Vitamin C and cytokines. From doing some research it appears caviar extract comes from actual caviar and has proteins, amino and fatty acids, lipids, vitamins and minerals that help your hair. Cytokines can be any number of substances, such as interferon, interleukin, and growth factors, that are secreted by certain cells of the immune system and have an effect on other cells. So all this science is supposed to make a better hair care product and I do think it gave me much better results than less expensive shampoos.

Will I buy Caviar shampoo when I run out? Maybe.


Virtue hair products
My daughter also brought home Virtue hair products that she exclaimed, “These have real human keratin in them.” She was so excited to give me a present and I’ll admit I couldn’t wait to see if this would transform my hair. I’m a quest to find something that makes my hair shiny and healthy looking.

Virtue claims to have found the human keratin that makes up 90 percent of our hair, nails and skin. Geez, I so need this for my fingernails as well. Called Alpha Keratin 60ku, this miracle in a bottle repairs, smooths, fixes split ends and takes care of dryness. Look at all these before and after photos.

The website says you have to use this shampoo five times to really see the difference, but I can tell you I saw a difference in one shampoo. And I don’t think it’s my imagination, but I do believe my hair has stayed cleaner longer. I typically wash my hair every other day to keep body in it but I haven’t felt the need to with Virtue.

Are you sitting down? The price is a whopping $124 to $130 for a bundled collection. Wow! This is truly liquid gold.

Are expensive products worth the price?
If money were no object, I would definitely buy more of the Virtue hair products. But I don’t know that my budget can handle the cost. The Revive bundle comes with shampoo, conditioner, Polish anti-frizz cream and the Finale Shaping Spray. I wish I could just buy things separately. Originally priced at $159, now $129.20 (free shipping) puts each item at around $32 a piece. Yikes! So, about the same price as the Caviar product.

These expensive products do seem to have real benefits to my hair and I just have to decide if I am worth it and what tradeoffs I’d make to squeeze this into my budget.



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