I've said this before, and I'll probably be saying it for the rest of my life: I am certainly no hair expert. I wear it the same way almost everyday, and as much as I enjoy looking up different styles and telling myself I'll try them out, I rarely do.
While I'm definitely no beauty blogger (hair blogger - is that a thing??) I do have a few requirements for my daily routine. If I don't feel like my shampoo and conditioner are providing me with the softest hair possible, then I won't hesitate to move on to the next. I also look for a long lasting clean. I've been frustrated with products in the past that have made my hair feel greasier faster, or weigh it down too much. I'll typically use a shampoo until it's gone before switching brands, and if I find good results then I'll stick with it until someone recommends something even better.
For the past month or so I've been using products from Hair Food, which is a line "inspired by fresh, energy packed ingredients, known for their vitalizing power" (according to the bottle). At first I was really excited to give these a shot. The packaging design made me think they would be all natural, especially with the earth tones and photos of fruit. I like to stay away from any shampoos that contain sulfates, because I hate how they make my hair feel, and I was pleased to see a list on the front of the bottle of other things the formula did not contain, including silicon, paraben, and mineral oil.
Unfortunately, the first time I began scrubbing my hair with the shampoo that dreaded rubbery-dry feeling happened. I was really confused, until I turned the bottle over to reveal 2 of the most prevalent ingredients were sulfate. Such a disappointment.
Beyond including an ingredient I typically avoid, I was unimpressed with the shampoo. The scent was described as kiwi and exotic fig, but I wasn't ever really able to smell it. There's something about a great smelling shampoo that I really love, so not having that fresh fruity scent I expected was a real bummer.
After my experience with the shampoo I was pretty skeptical about trying the conditioner. Again, the smell (or lack there of) was disappointing, but otherwise this product didn't stand out as good or bad. It seems like a pretty standard conditioner all around. My hair wasn't as soft as some other products make it, but also didn't feel dry. The biggest struggle was needing a detangler before blowdrying.
Either way, I wouldn't purchase Hair Food again, or recommend it to others. I was hoping for positive results, especially since it was advertised for volume, but it did not live up to my expectations.
Thank you to Hair Food and Influencer for allowing me to test these products. I received them at no cost, in exchange for my honest review. All opinions of the products are my own.
24 | Seattle, Wa