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Beauty on a Budget: Suave vs. professional salon brands

I have never been much of a product reviewer but I came across a great find while searching for hair products that works while going easy on my pocket book. We are all on a budget when it comes to beauty products. It is so easy to spend big bucks on all sorts of products that promise results. Sometimes, it’s not the most expensive products that end up working the best.

I have been searching for a while now for a good, fairly inexpensive shampoo and conditioner. I have tried all manner of products from Biolage to Organix and a few in between. I found some reviews online and went to buy one of the recommended products. When I got to the store they didn’t have what I was looking for and as you know, there are many to choose from. Then, I remembered seeing one particular article about how Suave Keratin Infusion was good for dry, coarse hair. It had been a while since I even looked at Suave and for $2.88 a bottle I couldn’t refuse.

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After several washes my hair was silkier and shinier than it had been in a long time. I also recently began coloring my hair and needed the extra moisture and protection. It has been over a week and so far so good. The Keratin Infusion is part of Suave’s professional line and has been awarded Allure’s Best of Beauty Award in 2013. I would not have thought about trying it if I hadn’t seen it vouched for online. I also purchased the dry shampoo but have yet to use it.

Many would turn away from a cheaper product because of the price. The thought is “If it’s that cheap, it must not be good.” As beauty on a budget became a concern with the recent economic downturn, many are turning to less expensive alternatives. In return, companies have been answering with better products for less to meet the demand. It shouldn’t be about the label that’s on the brand, it’s about how well it works.

Beauty on a budget is still a big concern of mine and I’m sure yours as well. I will continue to search out these “diamonds in the rough” and relay them back to you. Doing research before purchasing a product is a must to make sure you aren’t going in blindly. If you can get a sample that’s even better.

Tip: Your hair can change depending on the season so if your old trusty isn’t working as well as it used to don’t toss it. Simply adjust to the formula your hair needs at the time. You can also mix and match formulas if you have two needs in mind, like volumizing and moisturizing.

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