There has been an ongoing debate whether professional salon products do have an advantage over drugstore products. Drugstore products have had the upper hand in the market since they are cheaper than their counterparts are. However, cheaper is not exactly better according to hair professionals as those few extra dollars might just make the difference. Salon products have many advantages and they include the following.
The quality of ingredients is one benefit of the salon-based products. They have been formulated to perfection as all the ingredients are mixed to optimum levels. Drugstore products can only envy this kind of quality. They however make up for this by offering economical prices. However, when it comes to hair, it is advisable you choose the best quality.
Another advantage is that professional products have relatively high concentration of ingredients. This improves performance of the product and thus it is able to offer good results. Drugstore products however, contain low concentration of ingredients. This means one has to use a lot of them at any time, which can be expensive in the end. Therefore products from salons have can be used in small amounts due to their high concentration and thus can last longer.
Lathering is very important when it come to the cleaning and treatment of hair. Surfactants and cleaning agents are responsible for the lathering process. They are however, corrosive if given in high amounts. Salon-based products formulate these ingredients to be far gentler and thus reduce the risk of being burnt on the scalp.
Drugstore products usually have low concentration of protein. This low concentration restricts agents to enter the hair and scalp and this makes them inconvenient. It can make one use many of the drugstore products to treat their hair. Professional salon products though have optimum levels of protein and this permits more of the agents to enter the hair and scalp giving great results.
Drugstore shampoos and gels have usually advertised certain properties that attract customers. They include aroma, colors and lathering ability. The truth however is that none of these properties is influential when it comes to the cleaning properties. In addition, secret ingredients like aloe that are advertised in their packaging do not influence performance since the concentration is minimal to produce results. Products offered by salons however, are optimized for performance to give the best possible results
Good customer care is also another important benefit. As you buy products from salons, you get the chance to interact with hair care professionals. They can give good advice especially when it comes to using the products. They can also give tips on how to care for your hair and guidance on how to maintain it. Furthermore, they help you chose the best products to use on your hair to achieve the best results. It is however, the complete opposite with drugstore products as no consultation is given.
Using drug store products exposes one to large amounts of the harsh surfactants. They strip the hair of its natural oils and makes the oil glands secrete excess oils. These oils accumulate to give hair its oily appearance. Using professional products however, has the opposite effect as it removes excess oils and restores the natural oils to make you hair healthier.