I’m sort of a hair product snob.
Serves me right for being friends with chickadees who opted for cosmetology school and always needed a guinea pig head of hair.
My tresses have been primped and pampered with the best of the best when it comes to product.
Aveda. Bumble & Bumble. Paul Mitchell. Biolage. TiGi.
And the list goes on and on.
When I was asked to check out a new product at, hold yourself, The Wals called Simply U I figured, “Hey, my pocketbook ain’t gonna start belly-achin’.”
Off I went to the circus that is entering one of their stores on a Saturday afternoon and bee-lined it straight for the hair care aisle. Now, I usually shop for my shampoo and conditioner in specialty shops so I’m not used to going into this aisle at any retailer. Can I just say this? Holy balls with the options Batman! Obviously there needs to be a simple (ha.) solution for treating your locks!
I found the new Equate Simply U products (currently only being carried by a handful of stores) and from the three options, Moisturizing, Color-Treated, & Volumizing, I chose the Moisturizing line. Three reasons for this: 1) I haven’t “color-treated” my hair in a month or so and just chopped a majority of those hairs off of my head. Do you see this gray?! 2) If I added any more volume to my hair I’d have a white-girl ‘fro. 3) I live in the desert. ‘Nuff said.
I rushed home as fast as the speed limit would allow and tried out the product…two days later. ::ehem:: ‘Scuse me for having a three-year-old’s birthday party to host. I couldn’t be bothered with “showering” or “washing my hair”. Duh.
Needless to say, while it leaves my hair a teensy bit heavy, it has a great sheen and smooth texture. Heavy, mostly, because I have about seven head’s worth of hair on my single head so, for someone with a less daunting number of hairs, this may not be the case.
**I received monetary compensation from the sexy hair band beasts over at Collective Bias to purchase and demo this product. The bangs, the snobbery, and the satisfaction is all mine. ::hair whip::