My mom always used to buy this shampoo & conditioner when I was growing up, and it was amazing way back then! For as long as I can remember Finesse was always a popular shampoo & conditioner in my house during the 90’s era. I remember their dark blue bottles, with white writing and a bold name “FINESSE”. They also had such a distinct scent, it was always pleasurable, and one of my faves to be honest! After my hair dried the scent would always last for hours if not days. I loved getting that whiff of my hair in a breeze or when I just moved my hair around. I remember kids in my class always asking “What shampoo do you use your hair smells good”? I would always laugh and tell them it’s Finesse!
When I find myself shopping for shampoo & conditioner I usually go for Pantene, OGX, and sometimes even NEXXUS if it’s on sale! It never even crossed my mind to purchase Finesse again. So I was super thrilled that I was able to try this product again because quite honestly I haven’t tried it since I was a kid!
This shampoo & conditioner does have the same exact scent it did way when back! I was super excited to open it, smell it and have all those memories of using these products come rushing back to me.
- Finesse Moisturizing Shampoo has a unique self-adjusting formula that contains silk and soy proteins to protect the hair shaft with a coat of conditioning and shine. When using this 24-oz Finesse Shampoo, the result is consistently beautiful hair. Designed for dry, coarse or damaged hair, this Finesse Moisturizing Shampoo leaves your hair clean, silky soft, ultra manageable and better protected against potential future damage. This shampoo for damaged hair helps you both where you need a little and where you need a lot, without build-up or weigh down.
- Breathe new life into stressed tresses with Finesse Moisturizing Conditioner. This rich, moisturizing treatment is designed specifically for dry, coarse or damaged hair, leaving hair softer, shinier and healthier. The moisturizing hair conditioner has a unique, self-adjusting formula designed to deliver relief where you need it a little and where you need it a lot. The powerful formula contains silk and soy proteins that protect the hair shaft with a coat of conditioning and shine. Finesse conditioner, adds an extra boost of protection, making hair stronger and more manageable. For best results, use with Finesse Moisturizing Shampoo.
Now this shampoo and conditioner smells great, it has a very soft texture, it lathers well (even though I heard lathering shampoos are bad for your hair) and doesn’t make your hair feel heavy after your wash. This shampoo and conditioner claims that its supposed to strengthen hair that is dry, damaged, stubborn, or sometimes frizzy. But this shampoo and conditioner did the exact opposite. It did not moisturize, it didnt take away my frizzyness, and didnt help my dry hair. If anything this shampoo has made my hair even more dry and out of control. I usually let my hair air dry, and after it was done drying my hair just looked so fried. The sick thing is I rarely blow dry or straighten my hair.
I didnt want to take pictures of my hair after the fact because it was just so puffy and out of control. I unfortunately was not the only one in my house who didnt like this shampoo! My whole household was not a fan! Then I started thinking.. A lot can change in 20 years! Maybe they changed their formula because something is just not the same with this shampoo and conditioner. Im super disappointed, and wont be repurchasing or recommending this product in the future.
Have you tired this shampoo and conditioner? How did it work for your hair?! Let me know down below in the comments!
Disclaimer: Brand Backer sent me this product complimentary, for reviewing purposes. All opinions stated are unbiased and my own, thank you.