This has been a much requested review so I’m glad to finally have gotten the time to sit down and share this review with you!
Function of Beauty is a personalised haircare brand from the US.
You start off with a hair quiz on their website (www.functionofbeauty.com) to sort out your hair type and goals and scalp profile.
According to their website, there are millions of possible permutations for your very own personalised shampoo and conditioner. You can even choose from the type of fragrance to the size of your product bottle! So cool.
Something I should have taken note of but forgot is that Function of Beauty offers free refunds within 30 days!
Anyway, I decided to be a guinea pig and try this product out because I was sooo curious and had to try this magical looking potion. The reviews I have read online have been a mixed bag so that wasn’t exactly helpful but it gave me some idea of how good/bad the product was. Some reviews were positive, some negative, and some neutral.
Everyone has different scalp and hair needs. And as every bottle of Function of Beauty shampoo and conditioner is different, my views which I have expressed here may differ from somebody else’s. So let’s get into my review!
I listed my hair profile as follows:-
• Wavy hair
• Fine hair
• Normal scalp
And my 5 hair goals for Function of Beauty were:
• Nourish Roots
• Deep condition
The colour I chose for my shampoo and conditioner was blue! I spent a lot of time trying to pick a colour. The other available shades are orange, pink, green, purple. Pick wisely!
My selected fragrance was “all(you)calpytus”. After I had ordered from Function of Beauty, they actually came out with a “no fragrance” option which sounds like the best option.
What I liked about the Function of Beauty hair products was that there was noticeably less hair fall. Hair did feel stronger and less brittle plus even in this humid weather, my hair was slightly less frizzy, straighter and more manageable!
Although my fine hair didn’t become tangle-free, it did have less tangles. Maybe this is something they can work on in their shampoo formula. Other stuff I noticed after using this product for a few weeks is that the shampoo is quite sticky and a little difficult to rinse. When washing the shampoo away, I have to scrub really hard at my scalp, otherwise my scalp and hair would become rather oily and unbearable afterwards! The shampoo would be much better if it was less heavy in that sense. And I guess from this I learned that my scalp might be more oily than what is considered “normal”. Perhaps another tip for their website quiz, giving people more information on how to select the correct scalp profile; maybe through additional guiding questions.
One other pro of using Function of Beauty is that my hair looks more sleek and feels a lot softer and less dry! I would recommend Function of Beauty if you have a really dry scalp and dry hair.
Other cons about Function of Beauty is that it doesn’t ship to Singapore, and when I first started using it, my scalp would feel rather oily and itchy and my hair felt greasy. The conditioner was also not a good replacement for a hair mask as there were still some occasional tangles in my hair. The fragrance was also really strong and not what I expected. The shampoo had a really heavy and masculine fragrance like sandalwood mixed with mint (reminded me of Lush’s Mask of Magnaminty). The conditioner on the other hand had a strong, rosey, herbal scent.
So there you have it, my take on Function of Beauty’s personalised hair care products. As you can see, I have quite mixed feelings about these two product!
While I can’t say I love the product, I do very much love the Function of Beauty concept! It’s just too bad that I didn’t like the product as much as I thought I would. I probably won’t be reordering any time soon but I may try a different permutation in future! 🙂