Hey wonderful readers! Today I’ll be sharing a review of the BASIC Hair Care System sample pack. I scored these trial-sized goodies at the Naturals in the Park event in July.
From WeRBasic.com – Basic Hair Care was established with the belief that high caliber products should be accessible and affordable. Founded by a group of hair care professionals ranging from formulating chemists, master cosmetologists, and engineers, Basic Hair Care has studied the hair care industry for over 40 years. Basic Hair Care is dedicated to educating professionals and distributing hair care products that deliver healthy results.
The products I received in the sample pack were the Boost Moisturizing Sulfate Free Shampoo, Boost Rapid Restoration Conditioner, Herbaceous Oil, Curl Defining Gel and Curl Defining Creme.
I began the review by finger detangling dry, 8-day-old hair. I then washed, comb detangled and conditioned with the sulfate-free shampoo and moisturizing conditioners. Both have a fresh scent, but the shampoo smelled a little like dish detergent. Despite this, it left my hair clean but not dry. The conditioner definitely holds true to its name. My tresses were smooth and shiny after I stepped out the shower.
I immediately applied the BASIC Herbaceous Oil to dripping wet hair. Then, I layered a dime-sized amount of styling creme and gel to medium sections of hair, two-strand twisting each section after application. I had about six or seven twists on both sides of my head, or 12-14 total.
Here’s a picture of the finished twist-out.
Pros: The entire BASIC line smells clean and light. The shampoo does not strip the hair, and the conditioner and styling creme have plenty of slip. The herbaceous oil is a lightweight, yet very nourishing, sealant. The defining gel is not too heavy, and did not turn white once applied over the oil and creme. My hair was soft, bouncy and moisturized after styling.
Cons: The shampoo smells a little like dish detergent, and it’s color is eerily reminiscent of a body wash. The sample size for the defining gel and creme are disappointing, just a mere 0.25 ounces.
Overall, I give the BASIC Hair Care Products sample pack 4/5 stars!