I admit it: I’m a product junkie. I love trying new hair care products, particularly those that do double duty. If it works well and smells nice, I am very apt to become a repeat customer, even if something newer and shinier happens to come on the market. So which fragrances have won my heart forever?
My all-time winner of the yummy-smelling shampoo/conditioner combo title happens to be Clairol Herbal Essence Long Term Relationship. Anyone who has ever tried the original Herbal Essence product knows that this line has some seriously addictive fragrances. Long Term Relationship is no exception, and it makes my almost-to-my-waist long hair silky soft and shiny. Extracts of satin and red raspberry combine for a rich, yet fruity, fragrance. Find it at HerbalEssences.com, or a drug store or mass merchandiser near you. 12 ounces for $3.99.
Pantene is another hair care line well known for their delightfully scented products. The Pro-V Color Revival shampoo/conditioner set does not disappoint, with its softer fragrance. Not nearly as perfume-y as the original, this one will not compete with your lotions or colognes for your nose’s attention. As with all Pantene products, this is formulated with panthenol to strengthen your hair, dimethicone to add killer shine, and ingredients that are gentle on your color treated hair. Visit Pantene.com for this and other Pantene hair care products or try your local drug store.
A low-cost, yet still high-quality, contender in the nice-smelling-good-hair race is Sunsilk. You’ve seen the commercials – Get Hairapy! Sunsilk’s Captivating Curls shampoo and conditioner spruce up curly hair, turning frizz into well-behaved ringlets. Aloe, algae extract, and vitamin E combine to give your hair unsurpassed softness and definition. The fragrance is clean and fresh and will stick with you all day long. My husband has been known to bury his head in my hair after applying the leave-in conditioner – that’s always a good sign! 12 ounces for $4.49 or get a free sample of shampoo and conditioner at gethairapy.com.
Sometimes, even the best shampoos and conditioners can’t fix what ails your hair, so thank goodness there’s Aussie Deeeeep 3 Minute Miracle Moisture Treatment. I’ve used this on a weekly basis for years, and I can highly recommend it. Formulated with Australian Aloe, sea kelp extract, and jojoba oil, it will leave your hair soft and manageable, drenched in moisture. The scent is sweet and luscious, but it dissipates as your hair dries, so that it will not overpower your favorite perfume. $4.99 for an 8 ounce bottle. Aussie.com has further details and ordering information, or you can find it at your favorite mass merchandiser.