I know, I know, my entire blog lately has just been back to back reviews, but that’s okay with me to be honest. These are all products that I feel like I’ve been using for a few months now and have a good idea of how I feel about them and I want to share. Gisou is one of my favorite haircare brands, check out how I feel about their newish honey infused hair wash and conditioner.
I purchased the shampoo and conditioner back on Valentine’s Day for their Blind Date special. I had no idea what I was buying, it was a new release and you bought it without knowing what it was. I had a feeling it was shampoo and conditioner, I mean how can you have a haircare brand without them, right? I was on probably my last aggressive shake and squeeze of my shampoo, even opened the cap and scraped the remaining shampoo the day before the set arrived in the mail.
Honey Infused Hair Wash | $36
When the set arrived you know the packaging was spot on. Gisou has some of the best packaging in my opinion, and they don’t skimp on both the product and shipping packaging. Have you seen their hair mask packaging? The set came in Gisou’s classic baby pink and white packaging, and in zip lock bags which I loved. The shampoo has a built in pump, aka praise baby Jesus, I will always, always opt for a pump. The consistency of the product looks as if you literally mixed shampoo and a ton of honey, so obviously I was excited to use it. At first I thought the bottle was a little small/skinny for the price, over $30 for 11.5 fl oz, which is 3x more expensive than my Kristin Ess shampoo from Target. Though, it’s pretty much the same as OUAI’s price at $28 for 10 fl oz. When you think about it, the brand is on par with OUAI as a mid-luxury haircare brand, but they use organic honey so you’re paying for quality, and love.
There are a couple of weird thing about this shampoo, though. First, the pump is so short that I need to pump 2-3x, most of the time I stop myself at 3 even though I want to do 4. This always makes me feel like I’m going through so much product. I’m sure I’m going through a regular amount because 2-3 pumps is what is suggested on the bottle, but if it had a longer pump and I only needed to press is down one time I’d somehow feel like I was using less product. You need to get your hair very wet too to really lather it up, before reaching for another pump make sure you’re rewetting your hair along the way to lather. The other thing is that I don’t feel like it gets my hair as clean as I’m used to. I have very fine hair, a lot of it, but it’s fine as hell. This usually means that after even one day I usually feel like I need to wash my hair again so I opt for clarifying shampoos. Instead of opting for a shampoo that keeps my hair more hydrated I’d prefer to use a hair mask twice a week if it means I have the cleanest possible hair after a wash. I know it’s bad for you, and yes my hair is overproducing oils. Gotta do what you gotta do. When I find a better, healthier way to care for my fine hair I’ll let you all know, fair?
I’ve had a really hard time getting used to this because of how hydrating and nourishing it is. That sounds so dumb, but it’s how I feel. You can tell that this shampoo isn’t stripping your hair of it’s oils completely, and I’m just not used to that. So if you only use hydrating shampoos, or just feel like you need to switch from a clarifying shampoo then this is the shampoo for you. If you have incredibly oily hair and don’t feel clean unless it is squeaky, squeaky clean and/or lathers like a Mr. Bubble bathtub then I’d highly suggest mixing this with your current favorite shampoo for the best of both worlds.
I love the smell of this, I love the texture, and I love what it does when mixed with super clarifying shampoos. I’ve been mixing this with Nexxus Hydra-Light weightless shampoo and I absolutely love how it feels and that first day clean hair look. My hair has a little less flyaways, and feels pretty healthy for someone who hasn’t cut their hair in 2 years. I can go almost 2 full days with this mix before I feel the need to wash my hair again. That’s a big deal for me. My hair feels clean, but I still feel like I took care of it. Think of it like heat protectant, the hair wash for me is like an in-shower protectant for the stripping shampoo and product that’s about to mess with it’s hydration.
I know it’s kind of annoying to have to make a $30+ shampoo work, but I don’t mind it at all. I usually mix all my products, whether they’re skincare products or haircare so that doesn’t factor in for me at all really, but keep it in mind if you have a similar hair type.
The packaging of this conditioner makes me feel like there is so much product in there. It’s a thinner consistency than a lot of the other conditioners I’ve tried, so it kind of in a way feels heavy than other conditioners in the bottle. The squeezy-tube packaging is a win for me. If I’m not getting a pump this would be my choice, especially for the consistency, which is probably why they did this instead of a pump now that I think of it.
I love the smell of this stuff, both the shampoo and conditioner smell so sophisticated. You’ll smell grown up, but not too grown up, still playful and sexy. As I said, the consistency is thinner than other conditioners, but I love it because I feel like I don’t have to stop when I reach my ears, I can do a quick wash of this all over my head and it doesn’t feel weighed down when I get out and dry my hair.
Gisou also says to use this after using their Honey Infused Hair Mask to lock in the hydration and I really love this step of my hair masking. I lather is all over me ends and leave it for a few minutes.
I really like these products, I like the idea of having both of them in my shower all the time because I like that I can mix them with other products, but I am still on the hunt for the perfect go-to shampoo.
The awesome part about Gisou products if that you can buy them on Revolve and use AfterPay as a payment option if you can’t afford to buy it all in one go. It’s a great way to get quality, luxurious products without giving everything you have in your bank account – I’ve also found my Revolve orders do wonders for my boyfriend’s credit score. Yes, I use his AfterPay account because that’s how bad my credit score is. Should I do a fixing my credit score series? I just might have to.
Hope this helped you out if you were on the fence about this set, leave a comment below if you’ve tried it telling me how you feel.