Sample Say So: Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Shampoo&Conditioner Review




Fekkai's Brilliant Glossing Shampoo and Conditioner will "bathe hair with encapsulated olive oil all day long to keep locks lustrous." This hair care line is supposed to be safe for color treated hair. I received a 9ml (.3 fl oz) sample of both the shampoo and conditioner in the last Target Beauty Bag. I put off trying this hair care duo because I typically have healthy, shiny hair, but I'm currently desperately in need of a hair cut, so my hair is looking a little dull and damaged at the moment. Fekkai's shampoos and conditioners are pretty expensive, even for salon brands. There are three sizes available; 2 fl oz ($9), 8 fl oz ($25), and 16 fl oz ($39). Wow, could you imagine spending $80 for your shampoo and conditioner? This stuff better be magical. Fekkai is a subsidiary of Proctor&Gamble, so this brand is not cruelty free. Fekkai products are made in the USA. Fekkai products are available for purchase at select salons and fine retailers like Ulta, Nordstrom, and Saks, as well as at Target. 

 I really like the packaging for Fekkai's Brilliant Glossing line, even the foil packets I received are kinda nice. They're pea green with the Fekkai logo on the front along with the product name. The back of the packets offer a description of each products, directions, and a full ingredient list. All the lettering on the packets is periwinkle. The full sized products feature much of the same design. The bottles are cylindrical and made of recyclable plastic.

Fekkai's Brilliant Glossing Shampoo is said to be shine enhancing and "infused with pure olive oil extract which gently cleanses and adds luster to normal or dull hair." I'm not really sure how a salon brand like Fekkai can call their Brilliant Glossing line appropriate for color treated hair when two of the first three ingredients are sulfates. On an up-note, there's also a fair amount of beneficial natural oils. This shampoo is about the same color as olive oil and has a thick gel consistency. This shampoo lathers decently and rinses out cleanly. As I rinsed it out my hair felt smoother, it was easier to run my fingers through. You don't need to use a lot, I only used about 3/4 of my 9ml packet.

I don't have very much good to report about Fekkai's Brilliant Glossing conditioner. When I opned up the sample packet I felt like it was the end of a porn clip directed by Frederic Fekkai himself. I tore the sample open and it spurted out in a stringy messy all over my face and neck. Icky. Unlike the shampoo, I did feel the need to use up the full packet and even then I felt like I could've used more. Fekkai's Glossing Conditioner doesn't spread through the hair very well, but it does rinse out nicely. I don't feel like this particularly moisturizing or softening, but its decent for detangling.

I'm not in love with the scent of Fekkai's Brilliant Glossing line, but I don't hate it either. It smells like any other salon hair care product. They have a slightly herbally perfumey scent that's really light and doesn't cling to the hair.
So does the Fekkai Brilliant Glossing line give me shiny, glossy hair? No more so than usual, honestly. Yes, now that my hair is dry, I can see that my hair is shiny, but its also shiny without this hair care system. Perhaps with prolonged use it may make hair shinier, but I can't vouch for that. That's why this is a sample say so and not a real review. 

Fekkai's Brilliant Glossing Shampoo is really nice, but I can't say the same for the conditioner. The shampoo really does seem to smooth the hair, but I don't feel as though it increases the shiny factor. The packaging is attractive, it looks like a salon brand's packaging should. I find the price point for Fekkai's prodducts utterly ridiculous. There is no way you need to drop $80 for a shampoo and conditioner duo. The shampoo is worth trying if you can get a sample or a travel sized product. The conditioner isn't worth it though, you can find better formulas for a fraction of Fekkai's $39 price tag. 


Shampoo Ingredients:
Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Disodium Lauryl Sulosuccianate, Cocamide MEA, Lauramdopropyl Betaine, Polygylceryl 3 Laurate, PEG 7 Gylceryl Cocoate, Decyl Glucoside, Sodium Lauryl Oat Amino Acids, Olive Oil, Peg 7 Esters, Polyquaternium 10, Peg 60 Almond Glycerides, Grape Seed Extracts, Glycol Stearate, Panthenol, Methoxy PEG/PPG 7/3 Aminopropyl Dimethicone, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, PVP Cross Polymer, Sweet Almond Protein, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Protein, Soybean Protein, Panthenyl Ethylether, Cinnamidopropyltrimonium Chloride,Sunflower Seed Extract, Fragrance, Benzophenone 4, PEG 150 Disostearate, Citric Acid, Trisodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Yellow 5, Blue 1, Red 33

Conditioner Ingredients:
Water, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Propylene Glycol, Isododecane, Fragrance, Cyclopentasiloxane, Hydroxycetyl Hydroxyethyl Dimonium Chloride, Quaternium 91, Cetrimonium Methosulfate, Ceteryl Alcohol, Isohexadecane, Dimethiconol, Quaternium 80, Glycerin, Olive Oil, Grapeseed Extract, Panthenol, Methyoxy PEEG/PPG 7/3 Aminopropyl Dimethicone, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, PVP Cross Polymer, Sweet Almond Protein, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Protein, Soybean Protein, Panthenyl Ethyl Ether, Cinnamidopropyltrimonium Chloride,Sunflower Seed Extract, Fragrance, Benzophenone 4, PEG 150 Disostearate, Citric Acid, Trisodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Yellow 5, Blue 1, Red 33

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  1. Fekkai products seem so fancy and pricey but good thing I find some products at TJ Maxx :D

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    1. =D that's great that you can get a deal on them. how much are they marked down at TJ Maxx?

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  2. Would you say that you don't feel very conditioned?

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