I am not one for violence but it is time to have another battle on this site. I have already blogged about the Redken Smooth Down Butter Treat but I need to battle it out against the Frederic Fekkai Hair Mask with Shea Butter. There are so many products with similar claims so I want these two products to go tube to tube for my dollars, so here we go:
Both products are marketed toward those who have dry/ unruly hair. In addition, the Frederic Fekkai product uses the terms "virgin or color treated hair".
They also include at least one ingredient that I like
Redken- Macadamia oil
Frederic Fekkai- Shea butter, macadamia oil, sunflower seed oil, safflower oil, avocado oil and fruit extracts. Clearly Frederic wins when we look at healthy ingredients but both products include parabens.
Neither product gave my hair the type of shine that I was looking for.
These products are supposed to be used as a treatment after you shampoo your hair.
The Redken product is smooth and light, while the Fekkai mask has a thicker consistency, it is similar to feel of shea butter. This is simply a difference between the products not a negative feature because I appreciate the texture of both products.
The Shea Butter Hair Mask can only be used after you have shampooed your hair but the Smooth Down Butter Treat can be used on dry hair as well.
My hair is unbelievably soft after I use both products but that feeling lasts days longer when I use the Redken Smooth Down Butter Treat.
Finally the price- Redken costs $14.99 for 8.5 oz and Frekkai’s hair mask is sold with a $22.50 price tag for 5.0 oz.
In my book the winner is the Redken Smooth Down Butter Treat because it is cheaper, I love the way it makes my hair feel and it can be used on my dry hair.
Which products have you made battle it out for your bucks?