Usually I can tell if deep conditioners, treatments or serums have worked or not just by rinsing my hair—do my fingers catch easily? Is my hair tangled? The shampoo and conditioning crème left my hair feeling dry and frazzled when I got out of the shower, and I had to resist the temptation to load up my locks with my trusty Moroccan oil—it was in the name of science, I told myself. I left my strands to air dry wondering what damage could have been done from one wash and swearing that I would never stray from my trusted hair care products again. But a few hours later I absentmindedly ran my fingers though my hair—all the way through. No knots, no tangles and there was no way my hair was that soft—right?
Except it was. As my hair dried it became smoother, shinier and soft—fluffy bunny soft. Without oils or serums my unruly hair was suddenly transformed into this touchable, manageable, pet-my-hair-it-feels-so-good mane. And while I would recommend this for those with dry, processed or frizzy hair, on fine or oilier strands the moisture would undoubtedly weigh hair down. Even with its miracle-in-a-bottle tendencies it couldn’t save my hair from frizzing out in a rainstorm, but then there are very few beauty products that can take on Mother Nature. Despite a little rainy day frizz and a bit of a learning curve, this collection is one of my new favorites.
Philip B’s Russian Amber Imperial Collection shampoo and conditioner are available online at Philip B and priced at $140 and $150 respectively .