Nothing gives me a bigger confidence boost than walking out of the hair salon with freshly blown out, bouncy, voluminous hair. I feel like a million bucks, and I know I can’t be the only one who gets this feeling! So I was very excited when we received salon quality Schwarzkopf products and the much buzzed-about Toppik line to review. Salon-like hair from the comfort of my home? Yes, please! We put these products to the test…keep reading for our thoughts.
We were sent so many products by the Toppik+Schwarzkopf teams that we had to spread the wealth. Pampadour co-founder Natalie tried out the Toppik products. The following thoughts are all hers.
Toppik 3-in-1 Renewal Shampoo: This 3-in-1 shampoo is very strong clarifying shampoo that adds a lot of body and makes my hair feel stronger. I don’t have fine hair, but it’s thinning a bit, so it made it feel much fuller. I color my hair, so I was happy that it’s safe to use on color-treated hair. My hair tends to get oily, and it removed the buildup. It didn’t weight it down like most other 3-in-1 or 2-in-1 products. I actually gave it to my husband to try out, too. His hair isn’t thinning, but it gets oily – he also thought it did a great job of cleaning his hair. One downside to this shampoo is that it didn’t make my hair look shiny, which it claims to do. Also, since it’s a very strong clarifying shampoo, I found that it was difficult to style my hair afterwards.
Toppik Hair Building Fibers Starter Kit in Dark Brown: This three-piece kit is amazing!! I will definitely reorder once it finishes. I will probably go for a different shade, as this one was a bit too dark for me, but they have plenty of color options, so I’m sure I’ll find one that’s perfect for me. It conceals thinning spots in an extremely natural way; I even used it to cover up grays on my roots. The kit includes the fibers, an applicator (which allows you to apply it in an airbrush-like way) and a comb that you can use when applying the product to your hairline (aka no helmet head!). I used the Toppik Fiberhold Spray to keep it in place. I’m not a big hairspray fan. Even though it smelled nice, I always ‘feel’ it on my hair. I think I could find another spray I prefer, but the kit is irreplaceable! Make sure to check it out in natural light. Once it set, I ran my fingers through my hair and there was absolutely no residue.
Toppik Colored Hair Thickener in Dark Brown: I think this is a great alternative to the hair fibers when you are in a hurry. As I wrote before, I’m not the biggest fan of sprays and I love the fibers so much, that I think I will stick to those. This product’s great for quickly touching up your roots. I’ve also tried the Rita Hazan cult-fave sprays, and I have to say that I prefer Toppik!
Schwarzkopf Professional BC Bonacure Oil Potion Shampoo: This shampoo promises lots of shine, and I think it delivers on that front! When I use a shampoo of lesser-quality, I feel a little buildup the following day. With this shampoo, my hair felt fresh and clean for three days post-washing…this does not happen to me! I was so impressed. My hair was visibly smoother, as well.
Schwarzkopf Professional BC Moisture Kick Spray Conditioner: I was thoroughly impressed with the entire Schwarzkopf line, but I have to say this is my favorite. I will definitely repurchase once it runs out. I’m usually not a fan of leave-in conditioners. I feel like I have to wash it out; it just gives me an uncomfortable feeling. This one is really weightless, though. I didn’t feel it in my hair at all – completely weightless and extremely moisturizing. I spray it through my hair after I shampoo, and proceed to comb through.
Schwarzkopf Professional BC Oil Miracle Mist: This post-shower, pre-blow dry spray is designed for fine-to-normal hair, but I was pretty impressed even though my hair is thick! This weightless, smoothing spray left my hair super silky after just a few spritzes. Spray it on damp hair to reduce blow dry time and make it easier to comb through tangles. I actually like to spray it on my hair after I’m done blow drying to optimize shine. I use it a few days after too; I feel like it gives my hair a fresh boost!
Will you consider trying Schwarzkopf and Toppik products? Let us know what you think in the comments below and on Pampadour.com!
Disclaimer: We were sent these products to review by Schwarzkopf and Toppik. All opinions are entirely our own.