On a whim, our team stumbled across the beauty brand Function of Beauty on YouTube. We have tried a multitude of hair products but never had one customized, so our interest was piqued. Without hesitation, we decided to use our own money and make a purchase of $107.56, so we could review it. Please keep reading to hear about our authentic experience.
Take the Quiz
Before you can make a purchase, you have to take a quiz. You will first be asked about your “hair profile,” which consists of your hair structure, texture, and scalp moisture. Our model chose the following: coily, fine, and normal. Then you will be prompted to pick five hair goals. We picked deep condition, hydrate, fix split-ends, strengthen, and thermal protection.
Next, pick your fragrance and colors. Finally, select your sizes and delivery frequency.
In the end, we bought a 16-ounce bottle of shampoo and conditioner. An 8-ounce bottle of leave-in treatment, 7.5-ounce hair mask jar, and 3-ounce hair serum were also added.
First Impression of Function of Beauty
It took about ten calendar days for us to get the package. We were amazed at how everything was nicely packaged. They were so kind even to include pumps for the shampoo, conditioner, and leave-in conditioner.
The fragrance of our products smelled of flowers. That makes sense since we chose “strike a r(ose)” in medium strength. We liked the scent, but most of us agreed that we would probably select a lower intensity if repurchased.
For the most part, we also liked the texture of the shampoo, conditioner, and leave-in, not too thick or watery. The mask had a thicker consistency, and the hair serum appeared a bit heavy, but it was not too oily to the touch.
Trying It Out
So far, we have tried the shampoo, conditioner, mask, and hair serum.
The model’s hair was shampooed twice. The shampoo lathered well in the model’s hair, but it wasn’t as moisturizing as other products used in the past. Her hair felt stripped of its natural oils when finished. Remember, our model has coily and fine-textured hair.
We liked the conditioner a bit more than the shampoo. It did provide some moisture, but again, it wasn’t very moisturizing compared to past products that incorporated moisturizing ingredients. We were interested in identifying the ingredients in the conditioner, but none was listed.
We followed up with the hair mask. It was on the thicker side, which we like to see with deep conditioners. It was easy to apply and relatively easy to wash out, but it didn’t have the slip we are accustom to having. We had to add more product to the hair to ease with detangling.
After dividing the hair into four sections (two in the front and two in the back), the serum was then applied. We applied one pump per section. In hindsight, we believe we used too much for the model’s fine hair as it was a bit greasy during styling, but overall, we liked the serum, and it may be used for the ends in the future. Going forward, we would probably use a pea size amount for the entire head.
Overall, we felt like Function of Beauty was okay. It seemed to lack much-needed hydration for coily and curly hair. Certain aspects we liked, such as being customizable and 100% vegan, but the overall results we obtained with our model did not seem worth the price ($107.56). The model felt like her hair was flat and had a “film” on her hair. Now we will admit that we may have used too much of the hair serum, but she still felt like her hair did not feel silky like when using other products. We also did not like the fact this brand does not list their ingredients on their products. It’s 2020. We are conscious consumers and want to know what is precisely in our products.
Would we purchase this brand again? Not likely. However, since we have a good bit left, we plan to test their products again. If our opinion changes, then we will update our review.
Have you tried Function of Beauty? Let us know in the comments.
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