I have very, very kinky hair. My curls are extremely tight and can be difficult to manage. The good news is, over the years I’ve found a host of brands that work for me and it’s hard to switch up. I’m a creature of habit and once I find products that work, I stick with them. What can I say, I’m loyal like that. I’ve also always enjoyed cocktailing my own conditioners and masks by adding a bit of essential oils and foods like avocados and eggs long before customized hair care became a thing.
When I discovered Function of Beauty I was immediately impressed with their mission to present a customized shampoo and conditioners based on your hair type. TBH, it sounded cool, but since I have tight curls, I assumed it wasn’t for me. I put it to the test and built a hair profile just to see what they were talking about. Surprisingly the process was pretty easy. First up, define my hair type. I chose coily. Easy enough. Next, was hair structure (I selected coarse), then scalp moisture (dry). After that I selected five hair goals—deep condition, hydration, curl definition, strengthen and hydrate. Next I was able to choose a color. I opted for dye-free but there’s pink, purple, orange, blue to choose from too. After that was the fun part. I was tasked with choosing a fragrance for my shampoo and conditioner. I choose essential oils (love them!), but you can also select cucumber mint, grapefruit hibiscus or sandalwood violet. Then select a fragrance strength, and add a nickname and you’re done.
The entire process was a piece of cake. And before I knew it my customized products were delivered and ready for use. Much to my surprise, the conditioner really worked. My dry hair was moisturized for days. Not sure if it was the essential oils, or the special algorithm that knows what I like, but they nailed it.
Order directly from their website anytime and check it out for yourself. And even if you aren’t really into the formulation, it’s still kinda cool to have a bottle with your name on it.
Trust me, you can’t lose.