Product Quality for Proper Care and Maintenance of Lace Wigs, Hairpeices and Hair Extensions
- Derm Organic
- Nearly Natural
- Miss Jessie's
- Mixed Chicks
And a few others. In our care guide, we try to maintain balance between salon quality products and less expensive products typically available at grocery stores and drugstores.
We really try to keep our customers from using low end products and here's why:
Low priced products often compromise on the quality of the ingredients and the concentration of ingredients.
Many consumers mistakenly believe that the only difference between a salon quality product and a typical drugstore brand is "just the packaging and marketing" and that's not entirely true.
The truth of product manufacturing is that for the most part, creating a higher end product has a production cost that pretty much sets a baseline price. While there are profit margins, and markups included in the retail price, there's no comparison between the quality of a conditioner from Redken and a conditioner from Pantene.
It's like oil for the engine in your car: If you just had an oil change and used low quality oil, you probably can't tell after a few oil changes.
However, years down the line, the difference between an engine that has been well maintained with quality oil, and one maintained with cheap oil, will be obvious. You'll have mechanical problems and shorten the life span.
Hair is similar, using a low quality shampoo and/or conditioner may not make an immediate difference, but over time, there will be a noticeable difference. It's not worth the savings, especially considering wigs and hair extensions don't require frequent shampooing.
Most of the salon quality shampoos and conditioners cost between $14 and $18 for an 8 ounce bottle or tube. You can dilute the shampoo with water on a one to one ratio. So, a bottle can last you anywhere from 6 months to a year.
Usually we recommend using conditioner more liberally, so a bottle of conditioner can last 6 months or so. If you purchase a deep conditioning treatment, which we recommend, a bottle or tube can also last 6 months to a year.
In a nutshell, you're only looking at a few bucks a month to keep your hair properly maintained and we think it's well worth the investment.
So before you grab that $3 conditioner from the grocery store shelf, just give some thought to the long-term effects of using a low quality product. Keeping your hair in top shape requires maintenance, just like keeping your car in top shape requires maintenance! You don't want to drive a clunker and you don't want to wear one either!