It’s one of the most-asked questions in the beauty industry. Are professional hair care products really all that different from their drugstore counterparts? While it may seem a lot more convenient to pick up your shampoo and conditioner at the same time as your salad mix and coffee filters, it really boils down to one key difference: quality.
Taking care of your hair is a lot like taking care of your car. You spend a lot of money getting a cut, color, and style that you really love and will fit your lifestyle—just like when you went car shopping.
When it comes to ongoing car maintenance, you can choose to save a few extra bucks by putting in the lowest grade gasoline, generic replacement parts and settling for standard oil changes. Over time, the quality of the car will be affected. The ride won’t be as smooth and you’re likely to face costly repairs more often.
It’s the same with choosing drugstore haircare products. Since the ingredients aren’t as high quality or concentrated as a professional haircare brands—that’s why they are half the price! It will affect the health and beauty of your hair.
The result? That gorgeous rich balayage that you walked out of the salon with will get drier, more brittle and less shiny without the proper products to care for it, post appointment.
Natural oils and fruit extracts are quite a bit more expensive than their synthetic imitators. These natural ingredients are proven to have a more beneficial effect on hair healthy and vitality. So it’s always a good idea to look for products that incorporate as many of them as possible.
Regardless of your hair type, style or color, professional hair care products are worth the extra investment. By using products with high-quality ingredients in a more concentrated form, you are protecting your hair’s health, vitality and ensuring that your hair stays beautiful in-between appointments.