We’ve all been guilty of buying drug store products, or even buying professional products from big box beauty stores because they’re on sale. Here at Reflections, we cannot emphasize enough the importance of buying professional products from your salon. Not only are the products themselves better for your hair, but consulting with your stylist can provide you with the exact products suited for your hair type, and you know exactly what you’re getting.
First let’s talk about how much better salon products are for your hair than drug store products. Have you ever heard the phrase “you get what you pay for.”? Well that couldn’t be truer when it comes to drug store hair products. Yes they’re often less expensive, but they probably won’t effectively solve your hair issues. What’s more, professional products are usually more concentrated than drug store products, meaning even though you’re paying more up front, you’ll find that your products last longer. Finally, although many drug store products promise to be sulfate or paraben free, they’re usually not. You’re more likely to find truly sulfate or paraben free products at your salon.
So now you know how important it is to buy professional products. But you should also think about where you are purchasing those products. You may find products cheaper at other places, but how can you guarantee those products aren’t months or even (gasp!) years old? By buying products at your local salon, you can rest-assured your products haven’t been wasting away on the shelves. More importantly, at your salon, you have the opportunity to consult with your stylist, who not only knows the products, but also knows exactly what your hair needs. He/she will be able to help you pick out the products best suited to your individual needs. Finally, purchasing products from your local salon means you’re contributing to local small businesses. It’s definitely a win-win!