Hello, world, Lara here, and like many of you with Facebook accounts, I often get sucked into targeted ad marketing. On one beautiful day a couple of weeks ago, I saw an ad for personalized shampoo and conditioner through Function of Beauty. As someone with hair, I was immediately intrigued.
The ad basically stated that you could take a quiz and get a shampoo and conditioner set created and tailored to your hair with free shipping! So I was like, yes, OK, sign me up.
I was directed to the site and saw the hair quiz. It was time!!
The first question was about what kind of hair I possessed.
Then they wanted me to set some goals for my hair. Almost a year ago I went full mermaid hair and it wreaked havoc on my hair. So I went with some serious deep conditioning and replenishing options.
After I decided what I wanted my shampoo to do for my hair, it was time to pick the design and color scheme! Oh, and you can choose what kind of fragrance you want, and name the damn thing if you want!
Last but not least, I was able to choose the size(s) that I wanted with an option to get it sent to me every month. I'm a lil' scared of commitments like that, so I went with "JUST THIS ONCE" and the $36 option and ordered that shit.
I thought the hair quiz would be more in-depth, and I was a little worried that it only included a few questions.
But it arrived within a week, and I was so excited to use it. When I got home and opened the box, I was a little surprised by the size of the bottles in person — they seemed a tad small for the price ($36) — but overall the box was aesthetically pleasing, and they even included some twist-in pumps for easier distribution of my new shampoo and conditioner.
The box also comes with a handy-dandy handout reminding you of your hair goals and every ingredient in your shampoo and conditioner.
Here's a before-and-after picture of my hair after using the shampoo and conditioner combo for 10 days:
All in all, I'm pretty obsessed with my new shampoo and conditioner. Facebook got me again.
What I loved: The essential oils felt tingly and refreshing on my scalp and smelled amazing. The texture of the shampoo feels less chemical-y, and my hair felt healthier after just a couple of uses. This is exactly what I wanted in a shampoo and conditioner.
What I didn't love: I don't love that it's pricier than your average shampoo and conditioner, but the softness of my hair is worth it. I'll just use smaller portions to make it really last. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯