For those of you who pooh-pooh drugstore shampoos, I've got a line that might change your mind. Cristophe Beverly Hills is a posh salon that draws the likes of Jessica Biel, Nicole Kidman, and Cameron Diaz. Now the rest of us can afford a piece of the action thanks to Cristophe Beverly Hills Purely Natural, which just launched at CVS.
There's more to this three-piece collection than a fancy salon affiliation, though. None of the products are tested on animals, and all are free of sulfates, parabens, dyes and fragrance. So not only do you get the pedigree without the price, you actually get products that are gentler to your hair and scalp. But how well do they work? To find out, read more.
After my last drugstore shampoo debacle, I was nervous about trying the Christophe Purely Natural Daily Shampoo and Purely Natural Conditioner ($5.99 each). Fortunately, I had nothing to worry about—these are both fantastic. The shampoo cleans without drying hair, and the conditioner is awesome. It left my hair soft, smooth, and completely free of weight or residue. And while it might just be a coincidence, I let my hair dry naturally today, yet it has fantastic movement and shine.
Lest you think I am overly enthusiastic, let me relay a story: This weekend, my beau used the shampoo and conditioner. I forgot about it until he e-mailed me. Like that new Cristophe shampoo, he wrote. After I replied to say how happy I am that it's affordable, he replied, Wow. I was convinced that shampoo was like $30.00 or something.
So, don't just trust me. Trust a dude who rarely gets excited about shampoo.