I loved Bravo's show, Blowout, about stylist/drama queen Jonathan Antin and so when Jonathan launched his new line of products -- I gladly went out and purchased the shampoo and conditioner -- even though they were monstrously overpriced.
Afterall, I had watched Jonathan DEMAND the best for his products. I watched him throw PUBLIC HISSY FITS when things weren't up to his high specifications. I watched this product come to life before my eyes. It had to be AS GOOD AS IT CLAIMED. I had watched the man develop it, test it, throw it against the wall in rage, and re-develop it. How could it not be superior?
Unfortunately, these products WERE THE WORST PRODUCTS I'VE EVER USED. And I mean, worse than $1.99 generic shampoo and here's why:
1) The shampoo and conditioner are so thick that you can't even get the product out of the bottle without taking off the lid. I can't believe how much energy they spent designing these stupid bottles -- and they do not even PROPERLY DISPENSE THE CRAPPY PRODUCT.
2) The shampoo and conditioner don't lather and leave your hair STRAWLIKE AND KNOTTED. It is actually difficult to comb your hair. Ever wash your hair with plain soap? That's kind of what it feels like - as if you've stripped every ounce of moisture out of your hair.
3) The actual design on the bottle began to chip -- but that could be due to the fact that the stupid over-priced bottles sat in my shower for over six months. I REFUSED to throw them out after spending $40 on them. And yet, I couldn't bring myself to use them, because every couple of weeks I did and quickly regretted it.
I still think Jonathan is an amazing hairdresser. But his products are a sham. I didn't expect them to make my hair luxurious. I simply wanted to pamper myself for once with some top-of-the-line products, and get a taste of how the other half lives.
Well, I'm willing to pay more if a product lives up to its hype. I'm not willing to pay a dime for the worst stuff on the planet.
Now that I've switched to $3.99 shampoo, my hair is much happier. And I don't have to wrestle the shampoo out of the bottle or throw it against the wall in a fit of Jonathan-inspired rage.