Personalized samples and products are bringing a jolt of new life to the online fashion, beauty and skincare industries.
Function of Beauty is no exception. You may have even seen one of their ads on Facebook or Instagram recently.
They are a hair care brand that manufactures personalized shampoo + conditioner based on each customer’s hair profile.
Interested? I was..
So, the first thing I did was create my own profile that included basic information about my hair as well my “hair goals”.
These are the steps I followed:
Monday night: I massaged the shampoo directly on my roots but only applied the conditioner on the bottom length of my hair.
Tuesday: First impressions: not great. My scalp was itchy and the texture of my hair was oddly off. Hydrated on top and dry throughout the rest of my hair.
Wednesday: 2nd day hair. Again the texture of my hair was warped. Oily and limp. More so than when I go through my regular shampoo and conditioner routine.
Thursday: (washed the night before) Much better results this time around. My hair is really hydrated and voluminous throughout. Very minimal itchy scalp. Although still slightly stringy in the back.
I think the difference may have come from abandoning the directions in term of conditioner application. Instead I applied both shampoo and conditioner directly on my roots.
Friday: Second day hair.
I keep getting this strip of hair directly on the back of my scalp that is stringy and oily.
Saturday: I honestly didn’t even want to use it today which I know sounds dramatic. I even re-read my instructions.
Lathered and rinsed with shampoo twice. Conditioner mid to ends no contact with roots.
Still got that annoying strip.
As you can see I tried using the product different ways (including the right way) and maybe my hair goals warped my formula… but overall I can’t say I’d purchase it again.
Also, keep in mind I didn’t wash my hair with this product daily, as is recommended.
It felt like a lot of work to just wash my hair. I’m pretty disappointed. I was bombarded with positive reviews and was hopeful I would have the same opinion.
I still think Function of Beauty is an admirable company. They work hard not only to personalize and customize hair care but to use natural ingredients.
I will be reaching out to customer service to see if my hair profile or use dramatically altered my results. Completely possible.
Thanks for reading ☺️