Keranique’s Clean and Condition Set: Worth the Splurge or Waste of Money?
I had a chance to try Keranique’s Clean & Condition Set and I have to admit – I’m less than impressed. Together the duo was too drying and didn’t do much for my hair.
Keranique’s Clean & Condition set claims to create thicker, fuller hair but in four weeks of using the set my strands only got drier. I blame the conditioner.
I’ve tried a thickening conditioner before. I’m aware they dry out your hair a bit – it’s necessary for the volume – and shouldn’t be used daily if you have curls or kinks of any kind. In the past I’ve managed to use a thickening conditioner in a rotation with others so that I still feel the volumizing effects without suffering from dryness, but I can’t say Keranique’s conditioner works the same. My hair was dry after the FIRST use of this Volumizing Keratin Conditioner, and any attempt to salvage moisture didn’t go well. I tried adding my favorite oils, rotating with moisturizing conditioners and following with leave-ins but nothing seemed to work.
It didn’t help that the Keranique Scalp Stimulatig Shampoo strips oils out as well. After washing every drop of oil from my scalp and following with the Keratin Conditioner I was left with a Brillo pad on top of my head! My hair was getting drier, only slightly thicker and my curls went from perfectly defined coils to a rough ball that couldn’t be detangled. Not cool.
For a kinky curly girl this combo simply isn’t good together. I’ve decided I’ll hold on to the shampoo so that my tresses get a good clean and some volume but the conditioner has got to go! I didn’t get enough volume to justify the amount of moisture that’s stripped away after using the conditioner. The shampoo alone has proved to be thickening enough when paired with a moisturizing shampoo so I’ll keep it in my rotation for now.
**Product was provided c/o Keranique in exchange for this review**