I, probably like many of you, have been bombarded with Function of Beauty paid for haircare reviews for the last year or two. And, while I have no doubt those people love it just as much as they would if it was a gifted product or even something they’d bought themselves, there is an element of doubt in the back of your mind that they’re being uber positive about it because cash has changed hands. So I thought I would bite the bullet, get my own bottles and share with you my experience (especially as my best friend got hers a few months back and has loved hers)!
The Quiz & My ‘Goals’
Just incase you don’t know how it works! Function of Beauty’s whole ethos is that everything is tailored to you and your needs, with every bottle being made from scratch and with individual ingredients. So, when you make your order, there’s a bit of a quiz to fill out (hair type, length, hydration etc.) which takes around 1-2 mins. It’s then followed by you choosing up to 5 key goals for your hair, which range from conditioning, volumising, heat protection and reducing brassiness. And then last, but not least (as it’s quite fun) you chose your fragrance, fragrance strength and colour! And then the name you want on your bottle!
Here were my hair goals (& function of beauty’s description on what it means);
Deep Condition – Moisturise and deeply conition dry damaged hair from the inside out, restoring hydration lost from heat and/or chemical processing
Lengthen – Promote healthy hair and scalp for longer, stronger locks
Reduce Brassiness – Prevent blonde of bleached hair from becomming brassy by using a pigment from the opposite side of the spectrum
Strengthen – Increase your hair’s resilience and elasticity, and protect you hair from breakage
Volumise – Rejuvenate limp, lifeless hair with noticeable volume, and cleanse hair free of buildup which may be weighing hair down
My colour was pre-set as purple (due to ticking ‘reduce brassiness’) and the scent is Pear.
Price & Delivery
Function of Beauty is a US based company. So you may be panicking about delivery or customs or anything, but it’s all relatively seamless. I ordered the 473ml Shampoo and Conditioner bottles with a 20% off discount code (the code I used has expired, but those sponsored posts often include a code in them). The cost is £39 (I paid £31.20), which tbf is really expensive! But they do last a really long time!
As I signed up to their membership scheme (which means you can chose to get them every x months – I chose every 6 months, but can also cancel at any time) postage was completely free. And if you live in ‘Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, EU, Hong Kong, Great Britain, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway and Switzerland’, you will not have to pay any customs on your order! Which is music to my ears, mainly because I don’t want to stand in the queues at the post office right now (they’re like a year long)
The only thing to flag… I ordered mine on Boxing Day, and it wasn’t in my hands until 23 Jan. Partly it’s because it’s made to order, partly because it comes from the States, and partly because Covid (& Brexit in the UK) is making oversees deliveries take ages.
I hate how much I love this. Like I kind of wanted to hate it, because of the price tag… but I am not cancelling my membership and I’m 100% going to continue to get it. My hair has never looked and felt healthier! It’s super soft, super thick and healthy and it’s never looked less brassy in my life! (Like I probably won’t be getting my at home toning treatment anymore). My hair naturally grows quickly, but I’ve noticed the end look a lot less wraggly than they normally would! The shampoo doesn’t lather as much as some of my previous shampoos I’ve used (although they do pre-warn you of this, as their formula is more natural than many of the shampoos on the shelf in your local drugstore), and the conditioner is much lighter than some of the others I have…. but these are actually great things! It means your hair is left super clean and not weighed down, and means that I can actually leave it slightly longer between washes. The pear scent is really lovely, and as I went for medium scent, it doesn’t linger too much (which I prefer as it means I can swap out my perfumes without them fighting, but I also get to leave the shower with that initial lovely pear scent in my hair)… but you can up and down the scent strength as you prefer!
The pump is a little naff, and you can’t get much out of it in one go.. but I find it means you don’t get out too much product and it makes it last even longer!
So all in all… I’m obsessed. I can totally see why people rave about this. And, while I may try out other shampoo and conditioners inbetween (hence why sticking with my once every 6 months subscription, I mean I think these bottles will last nearly that long anyway), I am totally going to keep using this and I’m so excited to mess around with the different goals and see what changes and I can totally see my 5 goals I’ve picked so far on my hair!
Have you tried this? What did you think?