Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Finesse Clean + Simple

I recently had the opportunity to try the shampoo & conditioner from Finesse's new line of hair care products.

First the product statement/claims: The Clean & Simple line contains no sulfates, parabens, dyes or allergens and is 100% gluten-free. Hypoallergenic. Dermatologist Tested.

Ok, I usually take the terms "hypoallergenic" & "dermatologist tested" with a grain of salt, but I was really curious to try this since I have severe chemical/fragrance sensitivities.

The Good
  • I had no allergy issues with this product which is HUGE. Because there have been shampoos that I've used & loved before that still caused mild iritation, but I had no issues with this. This does contain a mild fragrance, which usually is an issue with me, but I was fine with this.
  • My hair felt clean & was "somewhat" manageable. (Explanation below).

  • Those with normal to oily hair will appreciate the very light conditioner.
The Bad
  • I usually like my shampoo to have a rich, luxurious lather & I didn't get that with this. However, my hair was cleansed well, so I guess that's not that big of a deal, lol.
  • My hair being "somewhat" manageable is no fault of the product. I simply have dry hair & what I was sent is for normal hair. So, while I was able to work with my hair, it was a tad more difficult than normal. I had to use a lot of conditioner to make my hair workable.

Overall, I like the fact that I had no allergy issues with it. My only real qualm is that I wished it had a richer lather. I feel that the manageableness, or lack thereof, had to do with having a different hair type than what the product is made for.

Have any of you, my readers, tried it? What did you think? Let me know in the comments! :)

These products were sent to me by a PR rep of the company. I did not pay for them. This in no way effects my opinions.