InTruBeauty: Guest Blogger- Hair One

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Guest Blogger- Hair One

Hello TruBeautyGems fans! I’ve been following these ladies from the beginning and I’m so excited to be a guest blogger! For my very first TruBeauty post, I wanted to talk about my #1 beauty secret and FAVORITE product: Hair One cleansers from Sally Beauty Supply!

First, a little backstory: I have been struggling with my hair my entire life. It’s my trademark and my crowning glory now, but it’s been a long journey to get there. See, my hair is naturally very dry and kinks weirdly when I let it air-dry. Also, I have been coloring it various shades of red since I was 13. (I’m naturally blonde, but I dyed it once and haven’t looked back. I color it myself too, but that’s another story.) So with this dry, kinky, color-treated hair, I usually looked like a fuzzball. Shortly after high school I discovered the wonders of ceramic straighteners and protective heat sprays, and that helped the look of my hair, but it was still very dry and damaged.

About two years ago I saw an infomercial for a product called Wen. It was an all-in-one cleanser and conditioner that the spokesperson claimed worked with your hair’s natural oils for a perfect balance. It was made without these things called “sulfates” which the person said were like washing your hair with laundry detergent. I wanted to give it a try, but it was $30 for one 12 oz. bottle, and it was from one of those companies where they take your credit card number and send you a new one every 30 days unless you call to cancel (which we all know ends up being a huge pain in the ass).

So I went online to see what the blogs were saying, and one post pointed me to good ol’ Sally’s. Their version, Hair One, comes in 5 hair types: Dry and damaged, color-treated, dry scalp, normal, and curly hair. On sale they run about $9.99 per 12 oz. bottle, $11.99 regular. What’s great is that you can buy single-use packets for $1.99 for your first try. I loved that, since I HATE wasting money on products that don’t work for me. I still love it because I can buy them for traveling!

I can’t speak for the claim that it works on all hair types, but it sure worked for me. I could tell the difference after the first wash, and after about a month, my hair was the healthiest it had ever been. It has almost completely transformed from dry and frizzy to silky and manageable, a HUGE triumph in my 24-year hair battle.

I’ve been using Hair One for about 2 years now. I have specifically tried the formulas for dry, normal and color-treated hair. I alternate them according to the season. I will NEVER go back to traditional shampoos and conditioners, though I now alternate Hair One with L’Oreal’s Ever Pure line (previously mentioned on this blog, about $6 per bottle and works great).  

It was mentioned on the commercial for Wen to try it for shaving, so I tried that too, and guess what? It is amazing! The conditioners moisturize my skin so well during shaving, I don’t have to put lotion on afterward! I don’t use anything else to shave with since trying Hair One.
Sally’s also puts out a Hair One Volumizing Spray ($9.99 for 10 oz.). I have not tried it, and the reviews on are mixed, but I would be willing to try it based on the success of their other products.

Well, I hope I helped some of my fellow frizzy girls out. It SUCKS trying product after product trying to tame the mane. I had so much fun working on this and I can’t wait to do this again soon!

All the best in beauty,
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  1. Isn't follow in the upper right side or am I doing the wrong thing?

  2. Beth- you might be following us by email, which is on the right hand side of the screen. Try looking at the very top of your page, right underneath your toolbar on your computer. It should be there. As of right now, I don't see that you're following us.

  3. Great guest blog! I'm excited because Wen is rumored to be in this month's MyGlam bag, and I've always wanted to try it. So if I like it, I'm really excited to know that there's a cheaper/easier to access version at Sally's that sounds just as great. Thank you so much!

  4. I'm so glad you like it. We hope to feature Lauren more in the future, she has some great beauty tips and GREAT hair!

  5. I just tried Wen after getting it from Myglam and I love it. I'm so thankful for this guest blog because now I know of a cheaper alternative. I'm going to be on the look out for Hair One because Wen is way too expensive.



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