I have to admit I was trying to figure out what to post for today's post and then my husband said we were out of shampoo and asked if I had any somewhere in the house... Boy did that turn out to be an interesting experience..
Before I jump in let me explain how shampoo & conditioner works in my household.. I'm not one of those girls who is a set "I use this shampoo & conditioner". Nope, Ann Marie is a "oh look at this shiny new shampoo and conditioner" .:throws into grocery cart:. It doesn't even matter if I have a 3/4 full bottle of shampoo/conditioner at home either. Not to mention I have ZERO patience to finish us the stuff I have in the shower before using my new stuff so the old stuff gets tossed into the linen closet. Now much to my best friend's dismay I'm not really picky either when it comes to shampoo and conditioner, I will try almost anything however, that being said lets get back to my point... LOL
So after Gregory asks me if we have out of shampoo I set off to our linen closet in our master bath. This is usually where all the remaining unused shampoo and conditioner go when I'm come across something else in the store. Now not only did I found four half full shampoos but I also found seven yes, SEVEN half full or more conditioners... SERIOUSLY?!
I don't even know what to say after making this discovery but I know I want to punt myself for wasting so much money! LOL But with that being said I think I may have discovered my "HOLY GRAIL OMG IT'S SO MAGICAL" shampoo & conditioner and it is actually one my best friend approves of!
Surface Awaken Therapeutic Shampoo & Conditioner. It's pretty much feels like putting icy hot on your scalp except for the fact your scalp doesn't get hot... But when you rinse your hair a hot shower feels cold on your scalp... I don't know how to explain it but let me just say it feels AMAZING!
I had my first experience with it when I went to Bii Hair Salon in West Dundee to visit Jacquelyn Marie (my bff) and have her do my hair. When she was shampooing & conditioning me she used Awaken and the first thing I noticed was the minty smell and that my scalp seemed to come alive and then she went to rinse me... Not knowing what was coming she started to rinse my hair and I let out a loud "MEP" noise and was all "OMG ARE YOU RINSING MY HAIR WITH COLD WATER?!" to which she pretty much sprayed me in the face and said nope its warm it's Surface's new Awaken shampoo and it's pretty much been love at first lather. So of course I had to ask her to hook me up for my birthday and of course she obliged cause I'm a spoiled brat and my friends rock! (Okay I'll stop tooting my own horn LOL)
As you can see the shampoo bottle is a bit larger than the conditioner bottle. That is because you shampoo your hair twice; the first time just your usually scrub-a-dub the scalp and rinse and then you follow up with another lather and let it sit for 60 seconds. .:CUE THE TINGLE:. After your 60 seconds has passed, I usually shave a leg while it sits or think of ways to take over the world or belt out an epic solo... You know normal shower activities...? Then it's rinse and apply the conditioner and let that sit for an additional 60 seconds and hopefully remember to shave my other leg. (please tell me I'm not the only one who's done that..?!)
After all is said and done I swear my scalp feels alive and I swear I can feel my hair growing... (It's probably all in my head but I know it does stimulate the scalp and increase blood flow which ultimately helps with hair growth!) Which sometimes can be a bad thing cause I shower at night and I feel very awake after showering when I use the shampoo & conditioner (bet that's where they got the name! LOL)
Now lets get down to some details. While Awaken is an amazing and awesome product I don't use it every time I wash my hair because it is a pretty expensive product. A 10 oz bottle of the shampoo & 6 oz conditioner will run you $42! Which can be quite a painful expense. So to stretch its life I try and use it once to twice a week and just use what ever drugstore brand shampoo and conditioner I have in my shower. (Sorry Jacqui! LOL) However I know the moment it runs out I'll be hitting up Bii Hair Salon!
Are you a shampoo/conditioner Snob?
Or a "Good To The Last Drop" girl?
Or a "Good To The Last Drop" girl?