Now that Joico reformulated, this is hands-down the best purple shampoo out there. Everything the reviewer below me said is true. If you have resistant warmth, TRY THIS. This is no purple shampoo for wimps lol. And if you're new to purple shampoos, or don't have stubborn warmth, tread carefully. This stuff will STAIN the heck out of your hands and really kill the brass. If your hair is receptive to normal purple shampoos it could go too far. This passes what I call the "lather" test.. most purple shampoos, the lather turns white shortly after... with this, it stays purple. That's how you know the purple is still there doing its job. Oh, and besides its superiority in toning, it is way more gentle than most tinted shampoos. You can leave this on for the full time and be fine. Super, super gentle. Like the reviewer below, I do shampoo with another sulfate-free shampoo first because it is just TOO gentle for my oily scalp when used alone.
I have fine hair but lots of it. Always have issues with frizz & dry poofy ends, but an oily scalp. I own both the light version and regular version. The regular version (this version) is way better, imo, even though I have fine hair. It actually does help my frizz, unlike the light version. I still think it's an overhyped product, and there are better out there, but this is pretty good.
I have fine hair but lots of it. Always have issues with frizz & dry poofy ends, but an oily scalp. I own both the light version and regular version. This sure is light weight - I'll give it that - but it's not enough for my ends. Does next to nothing but adds a tiny bit of shine. Does not touch the frizz. The regular version is way better, imo, even for fine hair, if you're fighting frizz.
This review is for the powder version. This is my new favorite dry shampoo (beating Pssst, Suave, Batiste, Big Sexy Hair, Oscar Blandi powder version). The packaging is just dreadful for the powder version. Very hard to get the powder out without getting TOO much out, but you can work around it. It's well worth it for my super oily scalp. It even adds a bit of volume. Doesn't revive my hair completely, but makes it doable - a rare thing for me. Batiste comes in distant 2nd. Doesn't have the intense fragrance of OB's, and unlike OB's, doesn't end up all over my outfit mid-day (though I still apply before dressing).
Shampoo -Joico - Joico Color Endure Violet Shampoo
Astarael 4/3/2013 9:13:00 PM
This WAS the best purple shampoo out there.. until they reformulated recently. I was happy enough they went sulfate-free, but the pigment just isn't as strong now. You can tell right when you lather. The lather used to stay dark purple and stain your hands; now it turns white after a little while and doesn't stain. It will still probably do the trick for many, but not for my stubborn warmth. I've moved onto Pravana for killing the brass in my blonde. Sulfate free as well, even gentler, and much more toning power.
Shampoo -Sexy Hair Concepts - Volumizing Dry Shampoo
Astarael 3/16/2013 8:06:00 PM
What the others said is true.. it def makes your hair feel dirtier. It does feel like hairspray was applied and then brushed out.. feels exactly like that. You can hardly run your fingers through your hair, they get caught. Looks wise, which is arguably more important, it also failed to impress. It made it look passable for a few hours only. No extra volume. Expensive. Hard to use (nozzle is either off or full-on concentrated blast) - so there could've been too much of it in some areas but again you can't control this. And the alcohol denat (one of the top ingredients) gave me an itchy rash along my hairline (I should've paid more attention to the ingred list). On top of all this, it dried the heck out of my ends, despite not even targeting that area with the spray. There are much better dry shampoos out there.
This is my first Philosophy soap, and I wasn't expecting much, so in that way it exceeded my expectations. I have sensitive skin and while my face/scalp are an oil factory, the rest of me dries out from soaps very easily. Not being a soap advertised for moisture or anything, I expected it to be drying, but surprise, it's not. It doesn't add much if any moisture.. it just doesn't strip the skin or irritate it. My skin hates most soaps, so this is quite a pleasant surprise. It also lathers up easily so that you really don't need much. The bottle I have has lasted me 2 months of everyday use and is still half full. I will definitely repurchase though technically I will try a different scent. This one is okay; I liked it the best out of the graces, but I will probably try a different scent entirely next time.
I liked this at first but then had to stop using it because I had an allergic reaction to it... an itchy rash all along my back and shoulders and wherever else the lather touched. This was the only new product and it stopped when I stopped using this. It did work fairly well. Better at first but not bad afterward. Did give me more volume and cut the oil. My hair started looking greasy slower than usual at first and I was really excited but then it sort of went back to normal? It's def a harsh shampoo.. you should try the gentle, more moisturizing route first to make sure your scalp isn't overproducing oil due to being stripped. If you're hormonally oily as I suspect I am, this is worth a shot. Perhaps the results will last longer on you than they did me. And hopefully you don't have an allergic reaction like I did.
Gels/Soaps -St. Ives - Triple Butters Intensely Hydrating Body Wash, Creamy Coconut
Astarael 12/18/2012 10:37:00 PM
One of the better washes you can buy at the drugstore. I'd use this over most other things, but I don't find it to be intensely moisturizing at all. My body (in contrast to my face) is very prone to dryness and this dries it out slightly. Only slightly, so it's better than most other soaps. My skin likes Castile soaps much better, but they're not practical enough for me (liquid versions lather disappears about instantly, bar soap version doesn't work well for shaving). I also have really sensitive skin and this does cause some mild itching. Again, better than most other things at the drugstore, but that bar is set low. If I had to choose one widely available drugstore soap it'd be this one, so in a pinch I'd repurchase, but I am definitely looking for better.
Lotions/ Creams -Eucerin - Aquaphor Healing Ointment
Astarael 10/21/2012 10:38:00 PM
This is great stuff. I prefer this on my lips to their actual lip version, and it is great for putting on any super dry skin. This along with Cherry Chapstick are my two fave lip products, they beat out Vaseline brand, Carmex, Soft Lips, Burts Bees, you name it.
Lip Treatments -Eucerin - Aquaphor Healing Ointment for Lips
Astarael 10/21/2012 10:35:00 PM
I just didn't prefer this. I like applying the regular Aquaphor to my lips way better than this. On paper this should be better, but I don't like the way it felt on my lips and it did not do any better than regular Aquaphor, and that felt really nice on.
Among the better lip products I have tried, but I prefer Cherry Chapstick to this. It is not long lasting enough for me, and I hate the round tip. It doesn't work well as an applicator and I hate putting it on my finger to apply. I don't want to spend all day putting on lip balm, I want to be able to quickly swipe and done. That said, it doesn't have an offensive taste, no waxy residue left behind, gives a nice natural looking shine (not the point of it but a bonus) and does an okay job at leaving lips moisturized. I wouldn't repurchase but it's an okay product.
I asked for this for Christmas last year and I hated it. The formula was soooo thick and goopy, it would deliver about a gallon more of product to my lashes than needed. Even wiping off the brush carefully, my lashes would still be a clumpy mess. I mean to the point I had to wash it off. A few times I randomly got it to go on decently (not having changed my method) and it was definitely a very dramatic effect - they still looked too spider-leggy for my preference but some people would love it. I would not have rated it badly just because I didn't love the look... if I could actually get it to apply consistently. 80% of the time it failed though.
I must be in the minority here but I *did* find the formula way too thick and gloopy. Both for this plain mint lip shine and for the colored lip tints. Perhaps I got a bad batch. They all were delightfully minty though.
These have a great selection of colors and are nicer for a light-weight lippie, however for some reason they gave me a dry irritated patch around my lower lips. I tried using them several separate times with same results so it was definitely these, didn't have the issue before and have not since I stopped. The packaging sucks too, with the little lock thing. Too much thought to be spared in putting the cap back on. No big deal but a little annoying. I would have repurchased if the formula was not so irritating, but my skin is really picky so I would recommend trying them if you have normal skin.