Do you remember the first shampoo and conditioner that you picked out on your own? I do. I was browsing through the isle at Walgreen’s and I was finally old enough to choose what I wanted to use. Before this my mom was buying and having me use Suave. I recognized the bottles of Finesse from a magazine geared towards teenagers that I recently browsed through, I was 10. I immediately grabbed them and put them in my mom’s cart. It seems silly now, but at that time it was exciting to be able to choose what products I was going to use on my hair and body. I kept thinking I was finally an adult! Now, I just want to be that age again.
As part of the Brand Backer program I had the opportunity to travel back in time, no not literally, and test out an old favorite. I used Finesse until I was probably 16, which is when I started dying my hair, and switched to products meant for color treated hair. I haven’t colored my hair in probably three years.
I was sent the Finesse Restore + Strength Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner ($3.99). The smell is nice, nothing crazy or strong enough to trigger my allergies and migraines, and it does it’s job to clean my hair. Do I have other products that work better? Yes, of course. But I’m also paying a lot more for them. Considering how affordable, currently on sale for $1.99, I can’t complain. They do what I want my shampoo and conditioner to do. These are up there as a favorite drugstore haircare right below Pantene.
If you’re on a budget and you need something that’s going to really work well, make your hair look nice and clean, head to your local Walgreens or Walmart and check out Finesse! Higher end isn’t always the better option.