If you’re on Instagram a lot, you’ve likely seen an ad at some point for Function of Beauty – a custom shampoo and conditioner set made just for you and your hair. After seeing so many ads, I decided to do some research. I decided to give it a shot as I’m trying to use more natural products that are better for me and while they don’t make huge claims about being natural or organic, they do seem to use better ingredients than a regular store bought shampoo or conditioner.
Let’s go through my selections so you’ll know what to expect when you’re marking your preferences.
First, we’ll start with the basics: Hair Type, Hair Structure, and Scalp Moisture. For these, I selected straight, medium, and oily. It was difficult for me to pick oily as I’m concerned my hair will get dry if the shampoo strips some of the moisture out because of that selection. I’ll update this after a few months and let you know how I feel about it!
Next up: Hair Goals!
Let’s just say, only picking 5 hair goals is a challenge. When it comes down to it, I picked my number one goal followed by my 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th. The only way I could just pick 5 was to prioritize it. I ended up going with: Strengthen, Anti-Frizz, Lengthen, Shine, and Oil-Control.
One of my main hair problems is shedding. I swear, I’m worse than a dog. My hair is everywhere and when you live in under 400 square feet of living space, you notice that hair a lot more than you did in your full-size house. I tried to find the best hair goals to strengthen and grow my hair in hopes of losing less of it. Maybe this is a lofty goal, but I think it is worth a try and quite honestly, the hopes of losing less hair is the reason I’m trying this product.
I also picked Anti-Frizz. You may be thinking, you have straight hair not curly, frizzy hair, but when I go somewhere that doesn’t have the wicked humidity my hair is used to in Florida – It. Goes. Crazy. I’m hoping this will help with that since we’re traveling to places with a lot less humidity. Who would’ve ever thought humidity actually HELPS my hair???
My other choices were Lengthen, Shine, and Oil-Control. I can’t seem to grow my hair much longer than a about 2 inches below my shoulder. I just don’t understand how everyone is growing their hair so long! I also don’t know that I really want it to grow super long because part of me wants shorter hair as well, but we’ll see how I feel about either of those in a few months. I imagine I’ll likely want less hair to deal with living in the RV, but I would love to be able to do longer braids too.
Now for the fun part! Picking the Color, Fragrance, and Formula Name. While I love the beautiful color options, I opted for the dye free route. I decided if I was pay so much to do good things for my hair, I wasn’t going to add dyes into the product. *Note* – I claim to know absolutely nothing about adding dyes to this shampoo and simply chose not to do it.
I went with the essential oils for my fragrance since this is the recommendation. I’ve read mixed reviews online about the fragrance being too strong or not strong enough, but since I love using essential oils and diffusing them throughout the camper, the scent wasn’t too strong for me. I can’t say they won’t be too strong for others though as I’m very used to the scents of essential oils.
And let’s not forget about how your formula comes with your name packaged on the customize possible. Who doesn’t want their shampoo and conditioner to read – formula of kayla?
Last, but certainly not least: Pick Your Sizes!
Do you use a lot of shampoo and very little conditioner? Maybe you use just a touch of shampoo and way too much conditioner? Maybe you use exactly the same amount of shampoo and conditioner? I can honestly say, I have no idea how much of each I use. I’ve always refilled my own pumps, but didn’t start refilling them at the same time so I’m not sure my balance of shampoo and conditioner. I’ll learn pretty quickly what my balance of use is so I went with the same size bottles of each. After a few months, I’ve discovered I’m using about equal amounts of shampoo and conditioner.
Want to try Function of Beauty, but just aren’t sure? You can receive $5 off by ordering through this link. The discount will appear when are choosing your bottle size. Try it out and let me know what you think of it too! *For total transparency, I also receive $5 off my next order if you use my link.*