As you all know, I’m a huge fan of Suave and v05 shampoos and conditioners; they’re the only ones I use. So imagine my delight when I found a coupon online for a free bottle of shampoo or conditioner!
I was originally going to try the almond & shea butter but was hooked after smelling the rosemary mint. I purchased the conditioner and got the shampoo for free.
And with that, I promptly rushed home to try out my new toys.
As soon as I got home I headed straight for the bathroom to get down to business. While I was washing my hair I accidentally got some on my forehead and noticed something very strange…My forehead started to burn.
I actually had to get a towel and wipe off my skin. I grabbed the bottle, glanced and the ingredients and saw this:
Mentha Virdis (Spearmint Leaf Oil)
Makes sense, I suppose. It is mint, after all. But so not cool that a shampoo was burning my skin off. I guess that’s what Suave meant by “invigorating properties.”
I may have been able to live with strike one, but after my initial rinse I noticed that my hair felt rough and crunchy. I’ve never had this issue with any of my other Suave shampoos and I’ve used plenty, all scents.
I continued on with the conditioner but to no avail. And even after put in my oil and my hair dried, it still felt like sandpaper.
I will say again, though, that the smell was delectable
Very clean, fresh and, well, minty
So in conclusion, I have to say that this shampoo/conditioner combo is a no-go for me. I was quite surprised because this is the first Suave product I haven’t been happy with.
I’ve read many favorable reviews about Suave Professionals on various sites and blogs, even some about the rosemary mint. I may give them another try but with another scent.
As for my bottles, they’ve only been used once and still plenty full. If any of you would like to give it a whirl, drop me a comment or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. My treat.