Function of Beauty – 3 Month Review.

A whole three months since I started this blog, a blog I started partly because of these products. Function of Beauty is one of those brands that you can’t avoid if you consume beauty social media – it’s literally everywhere and they do a great job of marketing. Sometimes products live up to the hype, sometimes they don’t and I like knowing which is which.

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First off, the good – it’s hella pretty and does brighten up taking a shower (if that’s your thing). Also, the cherry blossom scent that I chose, is lovely. I didn’t even balk at the price – just shy of £40 for the two bottles pictured as at my current rate that will have lasted me for easily 6 months.

However, it just isn’t any better than any other shampoo and conditioner that I’ve used – despite all of it’s grand and customisable claims and that’s where it ceases to be good value for money.

I decided to go with strengthen, anti-aging, volumize, and oil control when it asked me to select my areas of concern. I remain mystified as to how one anti-ages something dead but maybe that’s just me.

For the more achievable goals of strengthening, volumizing, and controlling my oily scalp, it’s maybe a 0.5 out of three. My greasiness continues unchecked, there was absolutely no change to volume (though in fairness, I’ve only ever found that styling products work for me in that arena), and *maybe* there’s less breakage but that could also be down to my change in hair tie of choice.

I guess it comes down to the “well, if it works for you, yay?” but it didn’t work for me. Has anyone else tried these hair products? What did you think?

Function of Beauty – First Impressions.

I’ve never really considered having “hair goals” but presented with a list on the Function of Beauty website, I decided to go with strengthen, anti-aging, volumize, and oil control. My hair hasn’t been coloured and nor do I use heat styling but I do have PCOS and the thinning that comes along with that. As for hair type, I went with wavy, fine, and an oily scalp.

Colour choice was far more simple as I’d have pink everything if I could. Scent was a little tricky since it’s difficult to tell how cloying or overpowering something will be. I went with Cherry Blossom in medium strength and it leaves a nice smell but definitely isn’t over the top.

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These bottles are 16 fl oz (or 473ml) each and cost me £39.00 (plus shipping – which was super fast if it’s coming from the USA). When I was ordering I did feel it was quite spendy but since seeing the size of the bottles I’m sure they’ll last me a good while.

I really like that the pump parts come unattached from the bottles. This means the products arrive with screw-top lids on and shouldn’t end up leaking in transit. It was a bit of a fiddle getting the tubes into the mechanism but they seem sturdy and worked first time.

So far, after just the one wash, I’m impressed. There’s no residue left in my hair, no tangles, and the scent is lovely. I’ll need to be convinced on the claims re. anti-aging, oil control etc but I’ll do a further review in a couple of months.

Also worth noting: Function of Beauty are 100% vegan and don’t use parabens or sulfates.

Purchased myself.