On Thanksgiving my Sis told me about Hair One, a cleansing conditioner she’s been using, and how great and life changing it was especially since Wen was just way to pricey. Wen? I see infomercials about their hair systems all the time! I always wonder if they work too, I mean they got Alyssa Milano pushing it. So anyway my Sis said Hair One is basically the same thing for less.

Since I started growing my hair out last year I decided to keep it as healthy as possible. I mean what’s the point of growing it out if its gonna be dry and damaged from all the heat, styling, and products I use? So I stopped blow drying my hair altogether, no flat ironing or curling. I also tried using sulfate free cleansers like Loreal Ever Sleek which I heard was good, but I wasn’t feeling it.

For the most part I just stick with a regular moisturizing shampoo, like Dove, and wash my hair every other day. Every couple weeks I use a conditioner and leave it in for 5-10 mins to keep my hair soft. This has been working for me and I notice that my hair is growing a lot faster and looks healthy. Some people even said that my hair looked thicker.

I’m still down to try something new though, plus my Sis recommended it, so I went to Sally’s Beauty Supply a few days ago to look for Hair One. I found it, but hesitated because it was $12.99 for a 12oz bottle. Still a little up there money wise for me since I’m on a budget so I decided to wait until I had more money or I could justify the purchase in my head better.

Then yesterday at Bed Bath & Beyond I found this, Lisa Rachel Conditioner & Cleanser. The bottle says it’s comparable to Wen, so while I was in the store I did a quick Google search to check reviews. Everyone says it works really well and is a good alternative to Wen and Hair One. And its only $7.99! Now that, I can do!

I was so excited to try it that I washed my hair again this morning even though I washed it yesterday. I didn’t follow the directions on the back because it called for way too many pumps of this stuff. In all I think I used about 3-4 pumps which was more than enough. After washing and rinsing, I let my hair air dry as usual and OMG right away I could tell there was a difference.

Normally when I take my hair out of the towel I have this yucky dry section on the bottom layers. Even if I put in a leave-in conditioner right away this section looks gross. This time I took my hair out of the towel and there were no dry frizzies, even after it dried, nothing. Just soft, sleek hair, healthy and bouncy, super duper hydrated, but not weighed down. I honestly think it even bought out the natural color of my hair more.

I happened to take a pic of my hair yesterday after my normal routine, so here is a before and after shot.

Look at the difference! And trust me I did not do anything special to my hair other than use that product. I barely even combed through it because the directions say to comb your hair using a wide tooth comb in the shower. I’m seriously amazed at what this cleanser can do and I definitely recommend it to everyone.

Oh and PS! I also read that some folks found Lisa Rachel Conditioner at Ross for $4.99, which is even better, so if you’re going to look for it check there first. Otherwise hit up BB&B and use that 20% coupon they send in the mail every month for extra savings. Holler!