Cosmetic Experiences

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Category: Hair

Conditioning or moisturizing my dry damp hair

7 April, 2008 (23:05) | Hair | By: cosme

After coming back from a weekend trip, my hair became dry and ugly due to the reason I forgot to bring my S-Factor shampoo and conditioning gel. I used the shampoo provided by the hotel and I regretted.

Once I got back from the airport, I jumped into the bath tub trying to save my damn hair. I left it on for longer than usual as I have done quite a serious damage to my hair. I first washed it with S-Factor moisturizing shampoo and then applied S-Factor conditioning sunflower seed oil to the root of the hair and parts that is highlighted. After the shower, I stood in front of the mirror to check the condition of my hair. It looked darker and felt silky when touched. Man, this conditioning gel is really what I looked for since long time ago. The only thing with it is a little bit more expensive than the normal conditioning gel. Well, I get what I paid for.

By the way, found out that the Beauty Palace in Great Mall has S-Factor at slightly cheaper price than Beauty Supply on Stevens Creek. That was back in February when I wandered around in the mall checking out the of the shampoo. However, Beauty Supply gives out point card that gives me discount if I visit there often. So, I will still stick with it since it’s closer to home and the price of gasoline has hike up a lot lately.

S-Factor Color Savvy Shampoo

22 March, 2008 (02:09) | Hair | By: cosmet

Last weekend I went for hair straightening and asked the hair stylist for advise on hair shampoo to use. She didn’t not suggest me a specific brand of shampoo but advised me not to use shampoo that contains sodium chloride. When I asked her for the reason, she told me that that element is too harsh to my hair, and I have enough damage done to my hair (color + straighteneing). Before I left the salon, I saw S-Factor Seriosu Conditioner with Sunflower Seed which is what I have been using. This is the conditioner:

S-Factor serious conditioner

My hair has been dry and every once in a while I will use this minty-feel conditioner to treat my damp hair by applying it to the tail. So I asked the stylist about this brand and she told me this is one of the more ‘upscale’ brand among other shampoos such as Wella and on-the-shelf shampoo like Pantene and Head and Shoulder. Then she suggests me to get S-Factor Shampoo as it does not contain sodium chloride. However, S-Factor is typically more expensive than regular shampoo.

I decided to check that shampoo out at a local beauty supply store located on Stevens Creek and Winchester.

Before I went,  I have researched the price at online stores. Fortunately, the local beauty supply store carries S-Factor products and the price is reasonable. After some thought I decided to get Color Savvy Shampoo than the Moisturizing Shampoo. Here’s what I got:
S-Factor Color SavvyS-Factor back side

I have been using it for one week and like the effects but I don’t quite enjoy the smell but I am going to get used with it. I am not saying it is awful but I am just not quite used with the smell. I also checked the Head and Shoulder for dandruff shampoo and Wella color shampoo that I have and discovered sodium chloride  is listed as an element in the ingredient.