December 18, 2010

Hair Care: I am NOT a fan of ...

As I showered this morning before work, I reached in my shower caddy for my body scrubbie and low and behold I spotted the half-filled (or half-empty :P) bottles of unwanted shampoo and conditioner that have not been used in ages...

... & now I remembered why.

What am I talking about?
It's the Brilliant Glossing Shampoo & Conditioner by Frederic Fekkai.
Check out the Fekkai website here.

What is Frederic Fekkai?
Never heard of this brand? Trust me, I only discovered it a few months ago... like most products, they are hardly available here in Canada. They have a full range of hair products for shampoos and conditioners to styling products.

I ordered the shampoo & conditioner online through Sephora a month or 2 ago; and I believe they have pulled if offshelves since (atleast the one here in Square One). This brand is more readily available in the UK and in the US. It retails for approximately $9.00-$35.00 depending on the size of the bottle (2 oz,8 oz or 16 oz).

What the company says:
As per the description on the compnay website : "Fekkai's legendary shine collection infuses new Encapsulated Shine-Release Complex in its winning formula containing olive oil to renew shine all day, strand by strand, minute by minute."

The good:
  • Reputable brand
  • Good formulation
  • Lovely scent
  • Sturdy Bottle: good quality, not cheap plastic
The bad:
  • OVER priced, well just a little...
  • Shampoo didn't lather enough
  • Conditioner was hard to wash out, much too thick = greasy hair
The ugly:

  • Didn't do my hair ANY good, I ended up with frizzy unmanageable hair
  • Product invited Hair fallout? Possibily! (once I stopped using it, it decreased).
... & thus I thought to myself, I need to answer the world. The beauty god's are up there shaking their glossy-voluminous-haired-heads at me in shame (for not using up the product, of course). After all that, I thought I should definately do a post on this! I am now trying to figure out what to do with the rest of this product. I could throw it away, along with $46.00 but that would be a waste...

Would I purchase this item again? This particular product? No...but I am tempted to try others from the Fekkai brand (do I ever learn? LOL).

Overall Rating: 5/10 - This product was a huge let down for me..(I used it as soon as I got it in the mail, I was so excited!)

Did you know celebrities such as the Kardashian sisters use this product religiously? Kourtney Kardashian specifically mentions it here on her website/blog.

What did I learn?
A hyped product doesn't ALWAYS mean it's good. Also, a more expensive product doesn't always mean it's good either! ... but there is no harm in trying, right? That's how you learn ... next time I know to be more aware of what I am putting my hard earned money towards.

Just because it didn't work for me doesn't mean it won't work for YOU! I have read other reviews of how it worked amazingly well! I wish I could say the same! Don't have the cash? You can try the mini bottles for $10 each as a "trial" (which I was thinking I should have done that first before purchasing the bigger size).

I guess I will just stick to my cheaper Garnier Fructis shampoo/conditioner meanwhile, they do my hair WONDERS!

Have you purchased the Brilliant Glossing Shampoo & Conditioner by Frederic Fekkai? Have you purchased any items from this line? What do you look for in a good shampoo & conditioner? Your thoughts? Leave 'em below!

Hope this was informative!

LA LA Love you girls! (& boys! Hi Soh! <3)


  1. aww...bad it doesnt work !! thanks for sharing..

  2. I know! I was really disappointed! Thanks for your comment :)

  3. Hi! Welcome and Thank you for following! Much appreciated! xx.

  4. Actually it does lather. I've noticed that if you apply a super tiny amount through your hair of the shampoo & then wash it out and repeat that once more but with a little more shampoo it'll LATHER amazingly well. I've had that problem also with the moroccanoil shampoo. Overall I LOVEEE this shampoo and conditioner. Gives me shine from root to tip with no grease at all.

  5. Anon: Thanks for sharing that with me. I will def try it the next time around.



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