Not All Products Are Created Equally
I hate to break it to you, but if you haven't heard, there is a widespread claim that drugstores sell knockoff hair products that claim to be salon quality.
Think about it: a $5.99 bottle of wine tastes different from a $49.99 bottle of wine. The quality of food you’d buy at Aldi isn't the same as food you’d buy at New Morning Market. A kitchen table from IKEA is very different than one purchased at Raymour & Flanigan.
So it makes sense that hair products sold in drugstores, grocery stores, and chain stores won't be as effective as products sold at your salon.
According to Consumer Affairs, brands like Redken, Matrix and Paul Mitchell state on their products that “genuine products guaranteed only in salons.” If sold at places like Target or online like Amazon, products may be tampered with, watered down, or expired. This is called diversion. Unfortunately, this isn’t considered illegal!
If you’re investing in your hair, it’s wise to invest in post care as well. Salon hair products have a better concentration of high-grade ingredients. At CR Salon, we don’t offer products we don’t believe in. In fact, we have a sample bar of rotating shampoo/conditioner sets for you to test!
Bottom line: at the end of the day, any shampoo will wash your scalp, and any conditioner will sooth your ends. But lasting effects will be evident in the longevity of your color, as well as the feel and shine of your hair.