There are times when trying a sample product turns you off the actual product for good. My experience with Asience shampoo and conditioner was one of them. I was given some sample bottles to try once during their promotional drive.
Now these are the best travel hair products ever. There is enough in the bottles to last 2 weeks of travel (I wash my hair everyday) and they are dinky and cute. I was going to review the Asience Shampoo and Conditioner a while back when I first tried it and I was going to tell you that it was wonderful.
Truly, upon use, my hair felt so soft and tangle free. It was great! I was in love! *cue lovebirds music and cute forest creatures ala Disney* If you see the picture of Yu Kashii above, my hair felt like hers – light as a feather blowing in the breeze.
But after repeated use, I realized that my hair was starting to feel drier and drier after every wash. It did not help when Mom took one look at my hair and said “Why is your hair looking like straw?”
That was the moment of truth.
Just 2 weeks using the Asience shampoo and conditioner and my hair went from tangle-free to dry as straw. I went back to my Kiehl’s Sunflower Protecting shampoo and it softened after a few days. 2 months later, I tried Asience again (I had loads of samples and I was travelling a lot) and boom! Hair of Straw.
Ironically, the samples I tried were the Asience Inner Rich range which is formulated for normal to dry frizzy damaged hair that is prone to breakage. Sorry, it didn’t work.
So I guess the Asience shampoo and conditioner were just not for me. Its affordable though at just about RM20+ a bottle at pharmacies and supermarkets. Damn my expensive hair 😛
Pros: Hair felt soft and manageable initially, Affordable
Cons: Turned my hair into straw 🙁
Incidentally, I still have some sample bottles and I do still stubbornly use them when I travel. Hair of Straw happens after about a week so I bargain for the soft tangle free feeling the few days I’m away on short trips. But that’s about all I’m game to use.
Are you liking the Kao Asience shampoo and conditioner? Perhaps it works for your hair but not mine 🙂 I am now harbouring a slight obsession with trying Kerastase – God help my wallet! 😛