I debated on whether or not to make this an actual post, but I decided I had a lot more to say about this shampoo than would have been appropriate for a Facebook post.
Function of Beauty is a bespoke shampoo. I’m sure you’ve seen their ads posted all over social media. The premise is you choose up to five hair goals and Function of Beauty will create a shampoo and/or conditioner that satisfies your hair goals. You get to choose the color of your shampoo/conditioner and also the scent and heaviness of the scent.
The customization process is very simple. I won’t really go too much into detail, but through the process you provide your hair type and then customize your hair goals, colors of the product, and scent.
I have been using my Function of Beauty set for over a month and feel comfortable enough to review the product as a whole.
Does it make your hair fall out?
This is the question that people want to be answered and I am here to tell you that I have not noticed an increase in hair shedding. In fact, I would say the exact opposite. I have had a noticeable decrease in hair shedding.
Since we are on the topic, I’ve watched a lot of videos by hairstylists regarding hair loss, hair care, and hair shedding because this is a hotly debated consequence of using Function of Beauty. The biggest takeaway I learned is that hair shedding is not the same as hair loss. You should shed as much as 50-100 strands of hair a day. That’s actually a lot. Hair loss is completely different. You will notice bald patches, hair not growing back, and hair falling out in fistfuls or noticeable clumps. I also learned that switching from a basic over-the-counter shampoo to a higher-end shampoo can increase hair shedding. Why? Because the lower-end shampoo was not actually promoting hair growth or healthy hair shedding. So, once you switch to a higher-end shampoo, you might experience some weird side effects at first. Once you allow your scalp to normalize, shedding usually decreases.
That being said, I am not refuting claims that the product causes some people hair loss. Anytime you switch brands of shampoo, it affects your scalp in different ways. I think this is something very personal in nature and not a way to discredit a whole brand.
Which hair goals did you choose?
I have wavy, medium, and balanced hair. My hair goals were anti-frizz, color protection, curl definition, hydrate, and strengthen.
What scent did you choose?
I went with mango at normal strength and it is the most amazing scent. My hair smells so good all day.
There are too many variables for me to tell you whether or not this shampoo would be good for you. Obviously, there is no way for you to predict how your scalp will react to a new shampoo. I don’t think that makes a shampoo “bad”. It just makes it not for you.
I have tried many expensive shampoos. The last three shampoos I have tried are Eufora, Brad Mondo’s Hydraglow, and Living Proof Curl Shampoo. I would say FOR MY HAIR, Function of Beauty blew all of these out of the water. I hated the scent of Hydraglow and it made my hair waxy. Since Eufora is a salon-only brand, it made it hard for me to obtain. Living Proof had a weird scent and did absolutely nothing to hydrate my hair. In fact, Living Proof didn’t even really feel like it was cleaning my scalp at all.
Does that mean any of those shampoos are not worthy of trying? Absolutely not. It means that those shampoos were NOT FOR ME. So, I don’t want my “review” to deter you from trying something. I think perspective is a great thing to have when reading someone’s “review”.
What I will end with is this. My curls are more defined. My scalp feels clean. My hair isn’t shedding more than it is meant to. My hair easily brushes now and the tangles coming out of the shower have disappeared. The smell is absolutely amazing. I think the price is fair. I love the fact that you can pump out the shampoo rather than a squeeze bottle.
This shampoo and conditioner are working FOR ME. It doesn’t mean it will or won’t work for you. I bought the 8 ounce starter pack for $29.99. I think is a great price to gamble on. You might find your holy grail, or you might find your hair falling out. My point is that can happen with a $6 bottle of shampoo that you picked up from a grocery store. Our experiences will be very different. I encourage you to be bold. You can always throw it away.