For years, I’ve been looking for a volumizing shampoo and conditioner that moisturized without weighing my hair down. But such a product has proven to be elusive.
Early on, I fell in love with Kerastase Volumactive Shampoo but the cost is prohibitive. So I started buying it on eBay and shipping it in from France. (Trust me, it sounds more glamorous than it is.) But even then, I couldn’t swing the cost of my designer suds.
Since then I’ve been searching for a drugstore brand that might live up to the Kerastase hype. Pantene? Too heavy. Tresemme? Too drying. L’Oreal Sulfate Free? Please, this shampoo left my hair so oily I might as well have washed with mayonnaise.
I had almost given up hope of finding a drugstore brand that didn’t make my locks dry, limp or waxy. Until I headed out West to stay with my family for a few days.
My brother doesn’t care what kind of shampoo he uses, so I’m glad that the Garnier Fructis Fortifying Body Boost was on sale that day. The shampoo gives my hair a little lift without drying out the ends. This is critically important.
After a few days, I’m still pleased with the bouncy volume that this product provides. Of course the ultimate test will come when I step off of the airplane in D.C. There really is no better testing ground for beauty products than the nation’s capital in August. Someone should open a lab, or just start sending me samples. I’d be happy to test run them for you.