Recently I had an unpleasant trip to Ulta. I was in need of a new shampoo and conditioner. When I asked a question regarding Rusk Sensories Brilliance Grapefruit & Honey Color Protect Shampoo and Conditioner, the store manager muttered "Um, yeah" and rushed me out the door. Needless to say, Rusk Sensories Brilliance shampoo and conditioner didn’t meet my needs.
I’ve used Rusk products in the past and have been pleased with the results so I thought brilliance would be great. Nope. My hair is long, but I do not put a lot of styling products in it so it is rather easy to clean. I wanted a product that would cleanse my hair without stripping my color.
Brilliance claims to maintain color, promote shine and strengthen your hair. The shampoo may or may not clean your hair. I can’t tell. I can say the conditioner leaves your hair very, very dirty. Really, my hair was gross and I was embarrassed of it.
Brilliance conditioner clumps your hair together leaving you with dreadlocks and greasy hair. I’m not anti-dreadlock, it’s just not a look that suits me. I thought maybe the cooler weather may have led to the nastiness of my hair and I continued trying the products hoping it would get better. It didn’t, I finally had to give it up.
If you are looking for salon quality products consider Kalea Rose La Rose shampoo and Passion conditioner. Both products are sulfate, paba and paraben free. Because La Rose shampoo and Passion conditioner are sulfate free, each product is safe for color treated hair.
Kalea Rose products are natural and only sold in salons or through their online store. If you’re looking for a hair indulgence, try Kalea Rose.
For you budget savvy ladies, I suggest all John Frieda products. I always have amazing results with these products. John Frieda Radiant Red Color Magnifying Shampoo, conditioner and glaze are wonderful for redheads. John Frieda Root Awakening Shampoo – Dry Hair is a great pick me up for dry hair. And if you are looking for a finishing spray, John Frieda Luxurious Volume All-Out-Hold Hairspray gives you volume without looking like helmet hair.
Anyone else ever suffer from dreadlock hair from hair products that just don’t work?