Well, if you’re like me you’ve probably seen Function of Beauty ads popping up all over your social media. They catch your eye with pretty colours, alluring scent names and most notably, the promise to personalize your hair care.
I resisted these ads for months. I already had shampoo and conditioner that I liked and honestly, as tempting as personalized hair products were, it still took me a bit to wrap my head around ordering online.
I read that they started out as a boutique you could visit and have your shampoo & conditioner made. I remember wishing I lived close to it because I totally would of loved something like that I just wasn’t sure about doiong it online.
Clearly I got on board with ordering my shampoo and conditioner online. It’s not really like there was anything special about my experience buying it at the drug store or even buying “the good stuff” at Sephora – I was still just picking it up off a shelf.
So let’s get down to business – was it worth it?
Initial decision to Order
I decided to order, ultimately, because my hair care is personal. As you probably know I am all about dying my hair all kinds of colours. It’s teal, blue, a different shade of blue, a couple shades of purple and also pink. Hello #mermaidhair
Almost every time I receive a compliment on my hair it’s followed up with the ultimate hair dye question: How do you keep it so bright?
The answer is: Very carefully.
A lot of people have the misconception that hair dye happens at the salon and outside the salon you don’t have to think of it. The truth is that the real work begins when you leave the salon. Really, the salon is the easy part – I just sit there and Jess does all the work! I’m always looking for products that balance making my hair look clean, feel nice and brush easily, while also keeping as much of my colour as possible.
My hope with Function of Beauty was that I could “create” a product which truly answered my need for ultra-nourishing, caring for my hairs health hair care, that protected instead of attacking the dye.
The product arrived earlier than estimated, which was much appreciated since I’m never super patient when waiting for a package.
I loved the simple, personal packaging. It doesn’t hurt that my name was right on the box. The selling feature of Function of Beauty is how personalized it is and they definitely deliver in that department.
The colour was exactly as imagined, and the smell is pleasant. I chose a medium strength peony smell. Over all it is every bit as satisfying as imagined to open this personalized set. I love how elegant the packaging is with the pumps and everything else neatly tucked out of sight at first.
More importantly – is Function of Beauty functional?
I am not entirely sure I had a good sense of what to expect. I think I thought it would either do nothing and be a total waste of time or I expected to be mind blown. I didn’t anticipate any middle ground.
This product didn’t dissapoint – the number one way the results show? I still have my hair colour!
A lot of products that advertise colour protection fail to care for my hair in every other way. The dye stays in tact but washing will leave my hair dry, tangled, and impossible to work with. It ends up a dull, awful rats nest.
Not this time! My hair is soft, brushable and total #mermaidgoals!
Function of Beauty has delivered – as promised!
Time to Change it Up and Reorder!
Okay so round one went well. If you’ve looked at the Function of Beauty website you may have noticed that they strongly encourage a subscription service. You can choose how often you want to reorder and making that subscription selection comes with perks like free shipping.
It makes sense – I am eventually going to need more, right? I selected the 3 month reorder and it was pretty bang on for timing. As you can see below I had a good amount of shampoo left but I was getting dangerously low on conditioner. That’s how it goes, isn’t it? Really waht I need is a bigger bottle of conditioner and a little less shampoo.
I tweeked my formula this time with the hope of getting a little more nourishment. Dying your hair can realllllly dry it out and for me, that means it can turn it to a rats nest very quickly. Plus, my hair is a different colour now so why shouldn’t I change up the shampoo and conditioner when it’s just as custom as my hair?
So now my products are blue and smell like the beach. I’m even happier with this formula. Adding on the nourishment has made a difference.
I was definetly a little skeptical at first. Part of why I wanted to reorder was to see if changing the formula online would change how the shampoo and conditioner affected my hair at all.
The product seems very similar to use. I couldn’t tell what’s really different about it. However it does do a bit better keeping my hair soft and brushable a little longer this round so I’ll take that as a very good sign.
I guess part of me kind of figured it might all be the same stuff in different colours and scents but that our online selections might not have made a difference. While the texture and consistency are the same the results do suggest I got the changes I requested.
This time I took the at-checkout-add-on option to get a travel kit with hair elastics. It was an impulse buy, for sure, but also super useful when I went away for the weekend. Really, it’s the perfect accessory for those of us a little obsessed with our hair and picky about the product that goes in to it!
The Bottom Line:
I do love this product. I am pleased with how my hair feels after using it consistently for a while and I like the company. I like that they are cruelty free and that I can change the product without searching for a totaly new company.
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Have you tried Function of Beauty? What’s your go-to hair product?