I’ve recently decided to not spend as much money on hair-care products. I’ve just found that the more expensive ones aren’t necessarily better than what I could find in the drugstore (at least from the higher end brands in the drugstore, and especially shampoo). As I use up the stuff I have now, I’ll be gradually incorporating less expensive (under $10) items into my hair-care routine. This will also give me a chance to do some more reviews on products that you’ll be able to easily purchase as well!
However, there is one product that I’ve started using in the last few months that I knew I would not want to part with (or it would be hard to)…and that is Bumble and Bumble’s Tonic Lotion! It is fairly pricey, but so far it is one of the only leave-in sprays I’ve found that actually detangles hair. While leave-in creams have worked okay for me in the past (Garnier Frutis’s to be exact), I really much prefer sprays as I feel like they give me a more even application. The smell of this spray is seriously intoxicating. It blew me away when I first used it because I wasn’t expecting it to smell so strong. Its very minty and almost herbal/medicinal. I find that it really clears my senses, but I can understand how some people might find it a bit overwhelming. As for the product itself, it detangles my hair nicely, and I noticed that even when I hadn’t used conditioner on my hair that day, I can still comb through my hair without much trouble. The tea tree oil ingredient in this is also great for my scalp (although I do not get the “tingling” sensation that is described on the packaging). I tend to also use this on my curls before I go to bed, and I notice that it prevents a lot of the frizz from creeping up when I’m sleeping and makes my second day curls look decent (usually they’re so bad that they go up in a ponytail immediately!).
All in all, I really like this product. However, if I can find a similar product in a less-expensive drugstore brand with similar ingredients I will probably give that a try. Any suggestions are welcome!