Recently I had the opportunity to try out some hair care products from Vidal Sassoon. While I use a mix of “drugstore” and “high-end” brands in my hair care routine (and every other routine for that matter), admittedly, I hadn’t used the brand Vidal Sassoon for a long while.
The smell of the products are very nostalgic, bringing me back to me, the little girl, using my mum’s products in the shower (she was also a Pantene fan). When I sat down to write this review, I immediately thought back to an article I’d read in Allure magazine back in 2012 which was a tribute to the man who created the brand. Vidal Sassoon was a British hair dresser considered a visionary of his time and credited with starting one of the first stylist product lines. His brand is truly iconic and while today, Vidal Sassoon may not be for everyone, there is certain a sense of comfort and continuity that his products offer.
This Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Review features the following products: Moisture Lock Shampoo, Moisture Lock Conditioner, and Repair Heat Protect & Shine Spray.
Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Review – Moisture Lock Shampoo:
According to Vidal Sassoon, the Moisture Lock Shampoo “cleanses and quenches hair’s thirst, helping to seal in moisture and leaving hair soft and silky”. I had taken this, allong with the shampoo, with me on a recent trip and have used it a few more times since being back home. First off, I was pleasantly surprised at it’s ability to soften the hair. It definitely produces lather but isn’t overly sudsy and, therefore, doesn’t feel like its stripping the hair. Sometimes I don’t feel like I need a conditioner at all. Definitely a decent product. Retails for $4.79+ USD.
Ingredients: Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Glycol Distearate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Citrate, Cocamide MEA, Sodium Xylenesulfonate, Dimethicone, Fragrance, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Sodium Chloride, Tetrasodium EDTA, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone
Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Review – Moisture Lock Conditioner:
This conditioner detangles my knotted curly tresses right away. According to the company, the conditioner “helps seal in moisture to quench hair’s thirst and leaves hair soft, silky and ready for a perfect style”. While it’s a great detangler (probably due it part to the Dimethicone – which I have nothing against), it is not the richest of conditioners. I’d probably use this to take the knots out and then follow with something a little more oil-rich if I needed a good surge of moisture. On the other hand, it’s light enough for thinner hair. Retails for $$4.79+
Ingredients: Water , Stearyl Alcohol , Behentrimonium Chloride , Cetyl Alcohol , Bis Aminopropyl Dimethicone , Fragrance , Benzyl Alcohol , Disodium EDTA , Sodium Hydroxide, Methylchloroisothiazolinone , Methylisothiazolinone
Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Review – Repair Heat Protect & Shine Spray
Both my mother and I used this product, which promises to “protect against heat and styling damage, maximize shine and seal in style with a light hold”.
I have dark, fine curly hair that is past shoulder length while she has light, wavy, very fine hair that is above shoulder length. When she used this before blow drying, I definitely noticed a shine and vitality to her hair – more so than when she just blow dries with her regular products.
On the other hand, I do not blow out my hair that often – opting to use a diffuser to dry my curls from time to time. My experience with using this product is that immediately after drying, curls feel a little bit crunchy but this dissipates after about 30 minutes. It definitely adds shine but not as much vitality as it did with my mother’s hair (perhaps by the nature of her having a lighter hair colour). Agree with the light hold claim as well. Retails for $5.49+
Ingredients: Alcohol Denat, Water, Isododecane, Disiloxane, Glycerin, VP/VA Copolymer, Polyquaternium 16, Fragrance, Dimethicone, Lactic Acid, Dimethiconol, Sodium Hydroxide, Violet 2
All and all, I think these are decent, affordable hair care products. The conditioner was the only thing I wasn’t too keen on. You can find the Vidal Sassoon Pro Series at most drugstores in the U.S. (i.e. Walgreens, CVS) as well as on Amazon.
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