I was offered the opportunity to try the Kao Asience Shine Therapy hair care range a while ago. Not having success with the Asience Inner Shine range, I was a little apprehensive. Would it kill my hair? It took me a while to steel myself enough to actually use it.
You might have seen this range in the local pharmacies already. The pink bottles are hard to miss.
Happily, I will tell you that this range of Asience Shine Therapy hair care did NOT kill my hair. Well, it did not spin my hair into straw at any rate.
Like the Inner Shine line (yellow bottles), Shine Therapy has a strong scent. Its that sort of floral scent that lingers and you either love it for giving you that just washed feel, or hate it for being too scented. My advise is to take a big hearty sniff before buying.
The shampoo isn’t very runny and I found that it lathers up quite well with just a little, and it cleans the hair quite well too. The conditioner and treatment are quite similar for me. They are both thick and both leave your hair feeling quite tangle free. As they all smell alike, you might expect the rather strong scent to remain on your hair after washing.
I used these shampoos straight for about a month, and I did not notice my hair drying out which was very fortunate. My hair was nice and manageable, but I did not notice it being any shinier. This Shine Therapy range is also targeted “damaged, dull & brittle coloured, rebonded or permed hair”. In other words, hair that has been chemically treated.
I can’t say its been amazing for my hair, but it wasn’t bad either. The only fly in the ointment is that after a month’s use straight, I discovered my hair dropping a little more than usual. I didn’t use anything else in the interim so I’m guessing this range might have contributed to the hair loss, so I’ve stopped using it for a while now.
Pros: Inexpensive, Hair feels clean, smooth and tangle free
Cons: Scent is rather strong, Appeared to contribute to my hair loss
I do like how this line detangles my hair without it drying out the way Deep Nourish/Inner Shine did, so what I still do sometimes, is use the shampoo and conditioner once in a while. This way, I figure there is no build up, and there won’t be excess hair loss :) Also, I will actually use it up :P
Have you tried this one? Does it work for you?
The Kao Asience Shine Therapy shampoo and conditioner retails at RM14.90/220ml and RM26.80/530ml and the Treatment retails at RM26.80/180g at most major pharmacies and supermarkets.