Sunday, November 30, 2014

Fekkai VoxBox Review from Influenster

*Press Samples, Affiliate Links*

Hi everyone! Today I have a bit of a different review for you. I signed up with Influenster recently and received my first VoxBox to try. The Fekkai VoxBox contained samples of Fekkai's Salon Technician Color Care Shampoo and Conditioner as well as a nice sized sample of their Technician Color Care Luxe Color Masque.

I really liked that Influenster asked targeted questions about my hair, hair care routine, hair condition, etc in order to send a sample that fit my needs vs just a generic sample for everyone. Since I have color-treated hair, this was the perfect box for me. Here are all of the other options that were available:

Now I will start out by saying that I've only been coloring my hair for a year or so. I've always just been one to purchase cheap, drugstore shampoo with no issues. Once I started coloring my hair, I did make sure to buy sulfate-free shampoos, but they are still on the inexpensive side (and I really don't use them exclusively). I haven't noticed any ill-effects on my hair or color, so I've not yet been enticed to spend more money on products.

I used the Salon Technician Color Care Shampoo and Conditioner samples first. The first thing I noticed about these was that they have a lovely soft rose scent. I was sort of ugggh when I saw " creme rose-scented" because I automatically assumed it was going to smell old-ladyish, but instead I found it to be a nice clean scent that wasn't overpowering. The shampoo had a nice lather and left my hair feeling nice and clean. After washing out the conditioner my hair felt really lush and slick and I could tell it was an upgrade from my normal conditioner (it is infused with grapeseed oil, so that is likely why). My hair is very fine and straight and I don't typically have issues with dryness, so I haven't been seeking out a super moisturizing conditioner, but I can see that this one would likely benefit someone who was having dry hair issues. When I dried my hair, the scent left behind was nice and soft and my hair looked really smooth and silky without being weighed down. Overall I really thought these were nice products. My one complaint with them is the size of the samples because there was only enough in there for one wash, so I don't feel like I got a well rounded experience with it (I think maybe enough product for 5 days would have helped me more). These retail for $20 each for full-sized (8 oz) bottles.

The next day I tried the Technician Color Care Luxe Color Masque. This masque has grapeseed oil in it as well and is supposed to protect color-treated hair with deep conditioning effects when used weekly. I have never used a deep conditioning product before for fear that it would make my hair greasy, so this was a new experience for me. First note that this masque has the same creme rose scent as the shampoo and conditioner, and I already mentioned it was very nice. I decided since this was a nicely sized tub that I would do some extended testing of this product, and I've been using it once a week for about 2 months now. I figure, if you are testing a product that is supposed to help enhance hair color, then it is best to test it longer! Right after using it, my hair felt very soft and supple and had a lot of shine. I didn't feel greasy or heavy either and that is a big plus. I have not noticed significant fading of my color (I really can't tell if its any more or any less than usual to be honest, because it is pretty gradual). The winter has rolled in here along with the dry weather and indoor heating, so my hair is a bit drier and duller than normal this time of year and I feel like these treatments have helped that too. Also, and this may be completely random and unrelated, but I have gotten more compliments on my hair color in the past 2 months than ever, so maybe it IS making a difference I personally haven't notice in the appearance of my color. The full-sized (7 oz) tub retails for $25.

My overall opinion on these Fekkai products is that they are very nice and luxurious. If you are willing to spend the money for high-end shampoo/conditioner, then I think those are good choices but I personally don't see myself spending that much on shampoo and conditioner. The masque, however, will last a good while if used once weekly and I can definitely see myself re-purchasing that in the future. You can purchase these products at and (and it looks like now you can even get a few dollars off retail price on Amazon).

Have you ever tried Fekkai products? Tell me your experiences! Thanks for looking everyone!

*I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.*

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