I’ve discovered some great under $20 haircare & cleanser finds this past couple of months so here’s a quick roundup!
The Elizabeth & James Nirvana Rose Dry Shampoo ($14 for 1.3oz; sephora.com) is a great dry shampoo that smells fantastic. It gives a really nice root lift, absorbs oil and adds a nice texture to hair without making it too fluffy. The initial white residue is also quite easy to work through. The fragrance is also not too overpowering which I love.
Avalon Organics Biotin B-Complex Thickening Shampoo ($13; Whole Foods) is a good, basic clean shampoo formulated without the nasties. It gets my hair very soft and bouncy without making the roots oily. I also love how much product there is in this huge bottle and the pump is very handy too. If you have thin hair that needs a bit of shine and volume, this is a good one to try!
The Honest Beauty Younger + Clearer Resurfacing Cleanser ($18; honestbeauty.com) is a good cleanser for combination-oily skin types. My skin had a few breakouts along the forehead and this one cleared them out in just a few washes. It can make your skin feel a little dry though, because of the Salicylic Acid, but it exfoliates well and keeps skin looking clear. While not something I’d use everyday, its great if you have acne prone skin or have breakouts from time to time that you want to take care of gently.
The Vichy Purete Thermale Nourishing Cleansing Milk Balm ($16; vichyusa.com) is a rich cleansing milk best suited for dry/ sensitive skin types. Its a thinner balm to milk consistency and is good with removing minimal, non-waterproof makeup. It is great for non makeup days and also as a second cleanser. Very gentle on the skin and is not drying at all.
The 2chic Frizz Be Gone ($3.99 - $8.99; Whole Foods) is a new line from Giovanni Haircare. I tried out the Shampoo, Conditioner, Hot Oil Hair Treatment and the Leave-in Conditioning & Styling Elixir. I loved them all, and they really do add a lot of softness and shine. I do wish the hot oil treatment was a little less scented though, since the scent can linger around until the next wash and it is quite potent. I also love how soft the Leave-In treatment left my hair. I do think you’d need a clarifying shampoo in between washes if you use the shampoo/conditioner regularly, but that apart, this is a great lineup for frizzy/fine hair.