It goes without saying we all want healthy, shiny hair and if we make monthly visits to our hairstylist/therapist, choosing the right shampoo matters that much more. After all, it costs big money to cover those annoyingly prolific grays, and often times, expensive color friendly hair care lines to keep that color from washing right down the drain.
One of my favorite color-safe shampoo and conditioner lines is Pureology Hydrate, recommended to me by more than one hairstylist in the know. It performs as described, hydrating my hair without fading my color. But all that tender loving hair care comes at a steep price, the Pureology line is high end indeed.
PUREOLOGY HYDRATE SHAMPOO ~ $64.00 1 Liter at Ulta
I mention this line because I’ve found an alternative that is a fraction of the cost, performs just as well and is sulfate-free, which means (gentle on hair). The only caveat is, you must have a Costco membership to score this hair care line (or ask a friend to pick up a bottle for you).
Costco has private labeled what many have described as a Puregology knock off (note even the shampoo bottle color is similar). I’ve been testing Costco’s Kirkland line for 2 months and I’m a believer (cue Monkey’s song Then I Saw Her Face).
KIRKLAND MOISTURE SHAMPOO ~ $9.99 1 Liter Costco
No animal testing (yea!!!)
One pump washes my long hair and unlike other sulfate free shampoos, it actually lathers (thumbs up). The smell is subtle, not floral, just natural. The result is hydrated, clean hair that doesn’t tangle with my color.
KIRKLAND MOISTURE CONDITIONER ~ $9.99 1 Liter Costco
The conditioner is thick with a pleasant, mild scent. It washes out easily and half a pump is all my long hair requires for soft, bouncy hair.
Costco’s got a clear winner here with their Kirkland salon quality hair care line. After a couple of months of testing, I can honestly say it works just as well as the Pureology line, although the more expensive brand wins hands down on scent.
What’s your favorite Costco product?
Stay beautiful, darlings,
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