I am a self proclaimed hair junkie. I'm always looking for new hair treatments, oils and potions for my dry, parched hair. I can't help it... hair products are my weakness! Here are some of my thoughts. I hope you find this helpful ;)
Chi products are really hit or miss. I've tried some of their shampoos and conditioners and hated them. However, the Silk Infusion remains one of their best sellers. Their hair treatments, i think, are great. In fact, the hairspray is really good! I don't often use hairspray but it has a very light hold, makes my hair feel soft and flexible and has a great scent. Their silk infusion hair treatment is also amazing!!! I love it. I love the scent, and I love the soft silky texture. It makes my hair feel really silky and the frizz is kept to a minimum. I recommend both of these products. Silk Infusion retails for $25.00 for a 12 oz bottle.
Kerastase is a professional line of luxury hair products from Loreal. These two are my favorites:
Oleo-complex: Kerastase's crown jewel hair oil. It has a very silky texture and a heavy finish. Beautifully scented like amber and wood, its musky scent lingers gorgeously for hours. It is effective and works really well to soften and condition my hair but I don't think you'd need to have this AND the Chi Silk Infusion. They essentially feel the same and I get the same results, the only difference is the scent. It's around $30.00 for a 4.2 oz bottle.
Serum Nutri-Sculpt: This product has been discontinued already but I like the way it feels on my hair. It's definitely not as good as the Oleo-Complex but it's still nice. I think this is more beneficial for people with fine or short hair because It's VERY light.
This is one of my more recent acquisitions. I like it but I'm not crazy about it. The scent is actually really overwhelming. I'm not sure if it's to hide the strong odor of the keratin? I read that online somewhere. This product claims to have the perfect infusion of keratin proteins and argon oil, making it a hair treatment that works well for people with damaged hair. When I use this on the ends of my hair, it definitely feels softer but I'm not sure if it's reversing any actual damage. My hair has a healthier bounce to it but it's nowhere worth the $40 price tag! Another thing I like the gorgeous glass bottle and the dropper. It's really awesome! This one can be skipped. It's a hoarder's product (haha).
The Ojon Damage Reverse serum claims to repair and restore dry, damaged hair. I remembered seeing this at Sephora and I was like...MUST. HAVE!!!! :) So I ended up buying the full sized bottle sometime last year. I use this about once a week with towel dried hair. It's quite rich and oily so I use it pretty sparingly. It's perfect for people with coarse thick hair. Definitely would not recommend it to anyone with fine hair because it really weighs hair down. Scent is really nice. Something of lavenders. Very herbal-ish. I like. Serum is worth the $25.00 price tag :)
Paul Mitchell Skinny Serum: One of my first hair serums ever! This is a recurring purchase. I love how simple it is and how natural it makes my hair feel. Perfect for blow drying and styling. Very lightweight, absorbs really quickly and leaves absolutely no residue! Scent is also fresh and fruity. Non lingering. Affordable at $20 for a 5.1 oz bottle.
Biosilk Silk Therapy: This one is much like the Chi Silk Infusion. Very much alike! I'd say the Biosilk one is a tad thicker but gives essentially the same results. I think it's also a good product to use for styling because the silky formula absorbs quickly and softens hair considerably. This is a must-have!
It's a bit pricey at $25.00 for a 5.6 oz bottle.
Fekkai Essential Shea Pot de Creme: Sadly, this is probably the worst product of the bunch :( I had so much hope for it because leave-in conditioners are really good for damaged hair. But this product just made my hair feel really sticky, and extra dry. I didn't really like it despite its gorgeous scent and beautiful pot! $25.00 for a 5.2 oz pot.
Viva Labs Organic Coconut Oil: Alternatively, coconut oil is such an amazing hair treatment. I actually use it a lot on my hair. It is really oily but it absorbs SO quickly in my hair!!! The fatty acids in the oil really hydrate and soften my hair. I'm hoping that over time the coconut oil will actually make my hair healthier instead of it just "appearing" healthier. This coconut oil is a great value at $12.95 for a 16 oz pot.
Eden Pure Moroccan Argan Oil: I'm done with this oil already. It's a nice, simple oil that isn't fancy nor commercialized. This oil is really light - too light. My hair didn't benefit from it too much. It was too light of a product that it didn't do anything. It must have something to do with the concentrations of the actual Argan oil. It retails for $30.00 for a 2.2 oz bottle.
Moroccan Oil: The ever famous bottle is....really amazing. I mean honestly it is really good! I'm not sure if it's the way they process the oil but it makes my hair really nice. No other argan oils I have tried are actually this potent. It was recommended to me to use it on wet hair but it can be used for both. My hair's thanked me for using this! I'm having much more good hair days than bad. This retails for $43.00 for a 3.4 oz bottle.
Lucido-L Treatment Oil: This still remains one of my favorite hair oils! It's really light but it makes my hair feel very bouncy and soft. It also smells amazing! It's just beautiful. Really high quality drugstore product! It's like a lighter version of the Paul Mitchell Skinny Serum! It's around $16 for a 1.69 oz bottle. Best if you can get this in Asia!!!
Herbal Esseences Tousling Mousse: Nothing special about this but it styles really well on dry hair. I don't like the tackiness it makes my hair feel when wet but it keeps the frizzies away and smells really floral and fresh. It's also around $3.00 for a huge 6.8 oz bottle.
By comparison, prices vary widely between brands but broken down, a lot of luxury hair products seem to be more affordable per ounce. For example, Silk Infusion from Chi is only $2.08 per ounce versus Biosilk's $4.46 per ounce price tag. Both are comparable (in my opinion) so it's really up to you how much you think it's worth. My least favorite hair serum is the KeratinPerfect one which costs a whopping $23.52 per ounce! Yikes! Whereas Moroccan Oil is nearly half the price per ounce. A much better value :)
Chi Silk Infusion: $2.08 per oz
Kerastase Oleo-Complex: $7.14 per oz
KeratinPerfect: $23.52 per oz
Ojon Reverse Damage Serum: $14.70 per oz
Paul Mitchell Skinny Serum: $3.92 per oz
Biosilk: $4.46 per oz
Fekkai Pot de Creme: $4.80 per oz
Eden Pure Moroccan Argan Oil: $13.63 per oz
Moroccan Oil: $12.64 per oz
What are YOUR favorite hair treatments? Styling products? :)