I can be a bit of a spendthrift, especially when it comes to “personal care.” My hair costs me between $170-200 every time I get it done. I get my brows waxed. I wear ridiculously expensive Vincent Longo makeup.
Still, I was shocked when I went to the well-stocked beauty store to pick up my shampoo and realized the pureology shampoo I have used for years costs $26 for the small bottle. $26? Am I insane? I picked up another bottle of product I have had for a while and the normal sized bottle was $56. I have a small bottle, but I probably dropped over $25 for that, too.
I am not that crazy about the shampoo. It’s vegan and organic and made by wee fairies, but it’s not that great.
I had been using Aveda crap for the last year. Again, shampoo made by wee fairies. Again, shampoo I am not crazy about.
The new hairdresser suggested bumble & bumble’s ultra hydrating something or other, but I forgot to buy it when I was there and they don’t have it at the beauty store. They do have many of the spendy shampoos I have used over the years: Phytologie’s Phytojoba, in the terrifying glass bottle; ArtTec; even old school Joico. I have used other ridiculous shampoos over the years, but apparently they don’t stock them.
They did have my favorite shampoo of all time: Sebastian’s Laminates. It’s the best. It gives my hair shine. It’s color-safe. I haven’t used it in a while, but I have always loved it. Even better: it’s cheap. Like $11/bottle. Plus, you can buy it anywhere.