I have very dry hair even though I color it seldom and concentrate only where I have grey. I always use sulfate free shampoos, and they often still leave my hair dry feeling pre-conditioning. Except this one. My hair feels so soft after shampoo alone! Girls, if you need a non-drying product than splurge on this. The formula is concentrated meaning you only need a tiny amount compared to other brands and still lathers well. The super smooth line is also great on my hair.
Ok....I cannot believe people actually like the smell of this! It smells EXACTLY like this flea shampoo my parents used to use on my dogs when I was a child. Just gross. But it really is great stuff. I can actually feel my hair is super clean after it's washed. I mostly use this on my 4 year old daughter who had crazy long hair that gets super tangly. Her hair is a dream when I use this and the matching conditioner, super shiny and soft. I will continue to purchase for her unless I find something better. The price is very high obviously.
Best shampoo for color treated hair ever. I've been dying my hair (partial highlights) for about 10 years now. Both my colorist and stylist always comment on how healthy my hair is.
I know it's pricey, but a little goes a LONG way with this product. I have thick hair, always 3-5 inches past my shoulder and use about a quarter size or smaller. I buy the liter sizes as it's much more economical that way. I get the full liter of shampoo and conditioner from amazon for about $90. I know that sounds like a lot for shampoo and conditioner - but I just had to repurchase. I checked my account to see the last time I purchased - September 2012. Yep these liters lasted me over a year, so absolutely worth the money. (I wash my hair every 2-3 days).
This product is great for your hair and leaves it in such a wonderful condition. The last time I got my highlights done, my colorist offered me a free treatment. She advised to go with the one that makes my hair shinier and helps lock in the new color vs the hydration treatment as she said my hair was in great condition and not dry at all. Which is awesome considering I dye my hair every 8-10 weeks, blow dry, flat iron or curl a few times a week and have been sitting in this gross, dry, indoor winter weather for what seems like forever. Thanks, Pureology!
When I first used this product, I couldn't get over how smooth and soft my hair looked. My boyfriend even asked me what I did to my hair because it looked gorgeous. As the day went on my scalf started to become really itchy and irritated. By the end of the night, my scalp was flaking and it was unbearable. I really wanted to love this shampoo because it's sulfate free and made my hair look amazing. I must to allergy to something in product... Such a bummer. I want to try the super smooth line but I'm nervous that the same thing with happen. Sigh...
Sigh. I really wanted this to be my HG shampoo based on the smell alone. I swear that I think this is the best smelling shampoo of all time! I figured that the combination of the awesome fragrance and high price would mean that this shampoo was perfect. I finally splurged on myself with some gift money when I had an Ulta coupon...and this was terrible for my hair! I was so disappointed! It made my hair incredibly dry, even with the matching conditioner. I will say that in general the sulfate-free shampoos are really hit or miss with my hair, and this was definitely a "miss." I suppose that considering the ridiculously high price, it's just as well that this didn't work for me. But I still sniff the bottles every time I go into Ulta, just because it smells so good!
This is my HG brand and my first "sulfate-free" shampoo. I started using this more than 6 months ago in preparation for coloring my hair since I knew I will sustain some damage from the dye I was about to apply. I also wanted to extend my haircolor by using something more gentle. My hair is slightly wavy, very thick with medium texture and before this, I had been using shampoos with sulfates that always seemed to leave my hair oily at the roots but dry at the ends.
Ever since using this shampoo paired with the conditioner, my (colored) hair has been at its best behavior. It's in even better condition now than when I had virgin hair but using shampoos with sulfates. What I noticed: less breakage, more shine/ body, much softer and hardly any frizz. The permanent dye on my hair has lasted about 5 months with minor fading. My hair doesn't shed as much anymore either. Best of all, my oily scalp and dry ends seemed to have normalized. With this shampoo/condtioner combo, I can go 2-3 days without having to wash my hair whereas before, I had to wash it the next day. I have tried other "sulfate-free" brands, even drugstore ones off and on since this is expensive but I keep going back to this because it's the one my hair and scalp agrees with the most. Although it's on the expensive side, a little goes a long way. I only need to apply a quarter size (sometimes less) for my scalp and massage in and let the run-off run down the length of my hair. A definite repeat buy.
I had the chance to stock up on salon hair care products at a recent Family & Friends Event and I grabbed this shampoo as I wanted to try the much touted Pureology line but without paying the high price tag.
Is it worth the money? In all honesty, I don't think so. I think there are other shampoos out there that work just as well or even better than this one and for less money.
Yes, it does leave my chemically treated hair nice and soft without stripping the colour. It doesn't irritate my scalp and it has a nice consistency.
But I can't justify spending this kind of money on something that's literally going down the drain. I'll just use up this bottle and unless there's another Family and Friends event, I won't repurchase.
Sigh...if hair products were jewelry stores, this would be Tiffany's. Pureology shampoos and conditioners have never disappointed me, and this one is my absolute favorite. I love that you don't have to use much to cleanse your entire head, that it does lather nicely even though it's sulfate free, and my hair literally feels like silk after using it. Yes, it's very pricey. But honestly, it's worth every penny. I always think drugstore hair products are doing the job until I go back to pureology and feel the difference. Nothing compares....I will buy this as long as I have the money to do so!
This product is good. EXCEPT I broke out in a horrible rash on my back. I figured it was from this product, and I was right. I paid a lot of money for this so I figured I would use as much as I could. I started leaning forward in the shower so it couldn't run down my back, but even after weeks of doing this my back has not changed. I've been completely off of this product for around 2 weeks and still nothing. I'm very bummed that this product has destroyed my back by giving me acne that won't go away! It must be my sensitive skin. It made my hair grow longer and feel nice. Just not a product for those with sensitive skin.
UPDATE: (1/3/14) Since it's been winter and too cold to let my hair air dry, I've been blow-drying straight and have realized how healthy my hair has become! It's the longest and healthiest it has ever been even though I have constantly been letting it grow for years! I attribute the quality of my hair to this shampoo & conditioner and won't ever be switching! The price hurts (a lot) but it's worth it. It took months to see the long-lasting results (as hair doesn't get long and healthy overnight) but if you stick with it, you will not regret it!
I purchased the Pureology Hydrate shampoo and conditioner from Ulta. I really like it, my hair looks and feels great, the smell is clean and refreshing (especially the conditioner! It's quite minty), and my hair is longer and healthier than before! I have long, blonde, highlighted, loosely wavy hair that tends to get frizzy. I purchased it after looking at reviews of sulfate-free shampoos. It lathers really well, even if I haven't washed my hair in a couple of days. I don't think it has helped with the frizz but it has helped with the health and length of my hair. It also does a really good job conserving the color. I wash my hair every second or third day, the shampoo/conditioner doesn't seem to make it more or less oily than normal. Since my original purchase, I've bought it two more times, I just wish it wasn't so expensive! I started getting itchy scalp and dandruff while on my second bottle of it so I'm not sure what caused it, but I don't attribute it to the shampoo or conditioner because I think that would have happened a lot sooner. My hairdresser said she tried it but it made her scalp break out, I guess everyone is just different. I'm very satisfied with it and the wonderful condition of my long, blonde, highlighted hair!