Friday, September 16, 2016
Would you believe me if I said this was my first tango with a pro shampoo and conditioner? It's not that I've never wanted to use one, it's just that: A. They're usually insanely expensive. B. I'm usually pretty happy with my drugstore haircare to try something different.

Needless to say, when I received the Mitch Stone Lustre Shampoo and Conditioner set, I was so excited to try them out and give my hair the professional treatment.

  • Mitch Stone Essentials Lustre Conditioner ($18) - Inspired by the pure-driven California lifestyle, this conditioner is Keratin-based and while it caters to a sensitive scalp, it works for everyone. For the past few months, I've been conditioning first and then shampooing and I've really loved the results. I applied this first to the ends of my damp hair and let it sit for a few minutes. I usually let it soak in while I shave, wash my bod, etc. and then wash it out. Oh my goodness, this conditioner smells like a Pina Colada (technically, it's plumeria, passionfruit and coconut). So yummy! I also noticed how easy this was to wash out as opposed to when I use a drugstore conditioner, it can sometimes feel like it leaves a film behind and can be hard to wash out. Overall, this is my go-to conditioner right now! Oh, and I also use this to shave with and have had the nicest shave using this. Multi-tasking, y'all.
  • Mitch Stone Essentials Lustre Shampoo ($18) - You heard it here: Mitch Stone has the nicest-smelling shampoo and conditioner! This one is a little lighter-scented than the shampoo but still smells so yummy. It's sulphate and paraben-free. After the conditioner was washed out, I went rubbed in this shampoo and holy wow - what a difference between this and my normal shampoo! The lather is SO rich and thick and you can really feel your hair getting clean when you scrub it in. When I washed this out and air-dried my hair, I wasn't expecting my hair to be as volumized as it was! Like, super volumized. And the day after, my hair looked even better!
Both the shampoo and conditioner have a VComps-base which is basically a blend of vitamins, minerals and oils with a papaya base to really enrich your hair.

Overall: I'm SO impressed with this Mitch Stone set! I wasn't really sure what to expect or if I'd even notice a difference between my normal and shampoo/conditioner and this. Hands down, noticeable difference. Between the scents, the lather from the shampoo, the way the conditioner washed out (but still left my hair soft!) and didn't cling to my hair leaving that nasty film behind, even the insane volume the day of and day after - totally worth $18 a bottle (or $36 for the set).

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*Product sent for review.