I was in a desperate need for change when it came to my hair products and I was doing what everyone else does when they need to learn how to do something right or which products to use... YouTube. I came across Jayme Jo's YouTube channel which basically told me that I was doing everything wrong when it comes to styling my curly hair. That's not the point of this article though, I'll save that one for another day.
In the video, Jayme Jo pointed out the shampoo and conditioner she uses, which is from a company called Function of Beauty. Granted, Jayme Jo and I do not have the same curl pattern nor texture but her hair is so beautiful and anything at this point could only help my hair, so I decided to try it.
Function of Beauty caters to exactly what you may need in order to achieve the hair results you desire. You take a quiz that asks for your hair type, hair structure, and scalp moisture. I picked curly, fine, and normal. Then it tells you to pick 5 hair goals. My favorite part.
I picked curl definition, deep condition, lengthen, strengthen, and volumize. The 5 wonders, sheesh. It also asks if you would like a silicone-free formula for your shampoo + conditioner. I did not choose this option because I read silicones can actually be a part of a good hair care regimen and I wanted to test that out.
Let it be known, their products are cruelty-free, vegan, sulfate and paragon-free, and sustainably focused, which are all great things to note.
Okay, now here comes the fun part. Next is fragrance, fragrance strength, formula name, and shampoo + conditioner color. I picked nude (p)each, medium strength but they have other options like (pear)fection, strike a (r)ose, fragrance free, and more.
Since I always write down "Not Yours" or "Mine" on my lunch at work so no one takes it, I went with Function of Mine. I know, I'm so cool. Then I picked out my colors and went with yellow and orange. So cute!
Last but not least, pricing. I bought a 8oz shampoo and 16oz conditioner for $44.99 because I'm definitely the type to use way more conditioner than I do shampoo. It gives you the option to purchase a single bottle of shampoo or conditioner or 8oz/16oz bottles of shampoo + conditioner.
You can also add onto your purchase. Function of Beauty doesn't only customize shampoo and conditioner but it also gives you the option to make your own leave-in conditioner, body wash, body lotion, skin care, hair masks, and more.
I signed up for the "just once" purchase with $7.99 shipping but if you think this is going to be your new favorite shampoo and conditioner you can click to receive shipment every month, 3 months, or 6 months with free shipping. It's up to you!
I've been using my Function of Mine shampoo and conditioner for about a month now and I can feel a difference with my hair texture. It was recommended in order to achieve my hair goals to first, shake the product before each use then lather the shampoo with water on my hands before massaging my scalp first and then distributing the product from my roots to ends. Then it suggested that I rinse and repeat so the shampoo would lather much more the second time, an indicator that my hair is fully clean, which really works. There are so many bubbles the second wash.
As for the conditioner, I needed to apply to the ends first and then work my way up to the roots. While I shaved or washed my body again, I let the conditioner sit for a couple minutes and then rinsed thoroughly with cold water as noted.
I notice when using Function of Beauty my hair is much softer and fluffier which is nice; however, I'm getting nervous using it too much since I didn't get the silicone-free version so I have been going back and forth between Function of Beauty and OGX, which I know is not the best choice but that's what we got so far!
Overall, I recommend giving Function of Beauty a try. If I do buy it again I think I will get the silicone-free, 8-oz shampoo + conditioner to give my hair a break from the silicone and surprisingly, the 8oz shampoo bottle I have now is lasting me a while. Probably because I only wash my hair 1-2 times a week but who's counting.
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Picture by Melina Joseph