I first began hearing the name Kristin Ess through The Beauty Department blog, which used to have some affiliation with Lauren Conrad though I’m not sure if it still does. Then I found her on Instagram and learned she does a bit of celebrity hair while also contributing to The Beauty Department.
Beyond that, I don’t know too much about her. I didn’t even know she was launching a product line until a reader asked me if I knew about it!
It took me a few trips to Target to actually get my hands on it, and I was pleasantly surprised to learn that each bottle was only $10.00 each!
The shampoo was nice, and I immediately noticed a strong floral smell. It wasn’t a bad smell, but compounded with the steam of the shower it made it a bit strong compared to what I’m used to. It lathered up fine though, and left my hair feeling clean!
The conditioner was really great as well. It wasn’t overly creamy or waxy, so I knew it wouldn’t feel too heavy on my hair but it certainly left my locks feeling conditioned and moisturized. I had to work through a few tangles, but I think that could have been solved by brushing my hair better prior to showering.
Ultimately, my hair styled great and I was pleased with the duo! It wasn’t a game changing shampoo and conditioner, but it’s a wonderful choice for a normal “straight forward does what it says it will do” shampoo and conditioner!
I didn’t wash my hair the next day and I still smelled the strong floral aroma on it. And ultimately it was that fact, the lingering fragrance, that caused me to not use it again.
I’m always happy to see people chasing their dreams and doing awesome things, so I’m still a fan! If she comes out with another version, perhaps with less fragrance, I’ll be sure to try that!
Have you tried it? What do you think?