Monday, May 19, 2008

Battle It Out- Hair Edition

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?


Brown Girl Gumbo said...

I like your new layout!! I need to think about this one...will write back! :-)

PBW said...

Hmmm...after reading the ingredients I thought Frederic Fekkai was going to win this battle. I have GOT to get me some of that Smooth Down Butter Treat!

I'm also loving your fresh green look.

Product Junkie Diva said...

Thanks BGG, I will be waiting :-)
PBW I can't wait to read your review.
Product Junkie Diva

Virtuous Blue said...

I'm with pbw. I thought for sure that Frederic Fekkai was going to win it out...especially with the inclusion of Shea Butter (which I think is a superb moisturizing ingredient). Guess the quantity of parabens might have played a factor as well. I'm on the search for some revitalizing hair products as well (preferably with natural ingrediants). My pockets just don't seem to agree with natural tho lol


Traycee said...

Love the new look....Now you got me wanting to try Frederic Fekkai

Product Junkie Diva said...

@ Virtuous blue I was shocked also just by looking at the ingredients I just knew Fekkai would be the best but Redken blew it out of the water. Have you tried Wen? Maybe you would like that....
@Tracyee Thanks- I would love it if you would try it I would like to read your review.
Product Junkie Diva