The Dessange VoxBox came in the mail a few weeks ago, but I'm only just now getting around to reviewing it because, well, life happened. So, let me start off by saying that I love this product! My VoxBox contained the Oleo Miracle Replenishing Shampoo, Oleo Miracle Replenishing Conditioner, and Oleo Miracle Replenishing Oil. Admittedly, I haven't used the oil yet, but that's just because I haven't had the time to do a second (or third) wash and rinse after I've used too much of the oil in my hair (yes, this will happen). But I have used both the shampoo and conditioner, and I really like them!
As with my other boxes, Influenster seemed to know when I was running low, and sent the box just in time.
I'm going to start this review with the scent of the shampoo and conditioner. I had read other reviews before trying the product myself, and what jumped out at me the most was the a lot of people didn't like the scent. I did. It wasn't too flowery or fruity, and it was strong without being overpowering. It's definitely not a frou-frou frilly/girly scent, but I liked it. Maybe "mature" is a good word. In any case, I enjoyed the smell.
Now...suds-ing. I might be in the minority here, but I want my shampoo and to suds up really well when I wash my hair. It makes me feel like my hair is getting really clean, and I definitely don't like it when my shampoo doesn't do that. Dessange had some awesome foaming action and I really felt like the shampoo was getting the job done. Same with the conditioner. It wasn't too oily or slick and, like the shampoo, I enjoyed the scent. Everything rinsed out easily, and my hair smelled great!
One thing I didn't love about the Dessange products (and, honestly, this is such a stupid thing but it jumped out at me) was the lack of direction on the bottle. The shampoo bottle simply said to use the product with the Dessange Conditioner and Oil for best results, and the conditioner said to use with the shampoo and oil. When it comes to conditioners, I like a little more direction. Do I rinse and repeat as needed? Does it need to sit on my hair for 1-3 minutes? I'm not vain, but when I take the time to actually blow dry and flat iron my hair, I want to make sure I'm doing it all right so that the finished product looks good. That, however, was my only complaint.
I started going gray at 22, and have been coloring my hair ever since. Between color, highlights, and the ridiculous amount of blow drying, flat ironing, and styling I did in the years before I had kids and actually had 30 seconds to do more than throw my hair up in a pony tail, I've really put my hair through the ringer. So a shampoo and conditioner that's made specifically to replenish damaged hair is definitely something I need and am willing to spend a little money on. I wish I had thought to taken a picture after I finished using the Dessange Shampoo and Conditioner, because my hair looked good. My hair is prone to flyaways and frizz, and I'll admit that there were a few flyaways after using Dessange, too. But, it was all in my bangs and very well could have been because of my lack of flat ironing technique, and definitely won't stop me from using (or endorsing) this product in the future. My hair was silky smooth, smelled great, and wasn't weighed down at all. And, best of all, it felt clean. All serious hair wins in my book.
Sooooo...all that being said, I highly recommend Dessange! I'm not 100% certain of the price or where you can buy it, but I'm going to assume that Target, Walmart, and the like will carry it. It's definitely worth giving a try, and definitely a product that I'll use in the future.
*I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.
UPDATE: I should have done this before writing this review, but...hey, at least I did it, right? These Dessange products are available at Target (man, I love Target) and run $9.99 each for the shampoo and conditioner, and $11.99 for the oil. In my opinion, the price per bottle is a bit high BUT I don't spend a ton of money on myself and I'd be willing to pay it for a product that works. And Dessange does. Still recommended!