06 August 2012

Clear Scalp & Hair Beauty Therapy Review

Around a month back I received my Influenster VoxBox. To see the contents of this box, you can find my review post here.

As everyone knows by now, the product that truly excited me is the Clear Scalp and Hair Therapy shampoo and conditioner that was included. As a refresher, here is an image of the cute travel size bottles.

These bottles are propped up width wise on my iPad, to give you an idea of exactly how large these bottles are. Normally, from a sample bottle of shampoo, I only get maybe three washes out of them thanks to how long my hair is. I've been using this nearly three weeks now, once a day, and I've still got product left. How awesome is that?

According to Clear, 99% of hair's natural strength and beauty comes from the scalp. Rather than treating the ends like most shampoos, Clear's target is the scalp. With Nutrum 10 technology, a combination of vitamins and nutrients, Clear nourishes the scalp to create healthy, strong hair from root to tip.

The first thing I noticed about this product is the scent. It is fresh and floral, but not overly sweet like some floral scents. It reminds me of some of a shampoo that I used as a kid, though I can't remember the name of it for the life of me. Some reviews I've read have compared it to the scent of the pink Rose Hip Herbal Essences shampoo that they sold in the mid-90's. It's got similarities in scent, though I honestly think this smells better. It doesn't have that same tartness to it that the Herbal Essences did.

It was a pleasant surprise that the product is nearly the same color as the bottle!

Upon closer inspection, the shampoo has a faint shimmer. I was also pleased with the thick consistency. Some shampoos I've used feel like they've got a very high water content to them, so much so that it's almost like it leaks through my fingers before I can get the product to my hair. This almost seemed to coat the little glass bowl as I poured it into my hand. That said, it's easy to get out of the bottle.

The conditioner has a pleasant smell and great consistency as well. For a conditioner so thick, I expected some difficulty working it through my hair. I had absolutely no trouble working this through my hair. It saturates well, and stays put once you've applied it. The beauty of it is my hair feels moisturized after I wash it out, unlike some conditioners that wash out so much that my hair feels like I never used conditioner at all.

My hair is generally very oily and requires two washings to handle it. Since I've been using this, I don't have to wash, rinse, repeat - I can live with only one wash followed by conditioner without having to worry about being an oil slick by the end of the day.

One tip I do have for the conditioner - any conditioner, really - is apply after you finish your hair and leave it on for about five minutes while you finish the rest of your shower. The heat from the shower combined with the sitting conditioner gives the effect of a deep conditioning treatment without the hassle. Remember to apply more to the ends rather than the roots, since that is where you need the most moisture.

Since I've been using this, my hair has totally changed. Between the oil issues near the scalp and crazy split ends from color and heat damage, my hair was a total mess. Now it is very soft, never oily (unless I go more than two days without washing my hair), and extremely shiny. My hair has never looked this healthy. I used to swear by Aussie products, but I think I've finally found something that beats it in my book.

The whole line of Clear products can be found at most mass retailers, select drugstores, and supermarkts nationwide for between $4.99 to $5.99 a bottle.

Clear also has a men's line, with ingredients like mint to help invigorate the scalp and fight dandruff. I ordered a sample for my hubby so he can give it a try on his rockstar hair. I'll share the results once he's tried it!

Have you tried the Clear line yet? If so, did it do amazing things for you?

If you haven't tried it, what is your favorite line of hair care products?

Disclaimer: I received this product complimentary for testing purposes from Influenster. Find out how you can be an Influenster by visiting their website, http://www.influenster.com.

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