*Note: I received these products complimentary from Influenster for sample/review purposes.
A few weeks ago I received some Dessange Paris products from Influenster. I was so excited to receive full size product to sample! I hadn't heard of Dessange before but am always up for trying something new in my hair.
First of all, I love the packaging. It's sleek and has a very "professional" look to it. I received the "oleo miracle" version (they have other styles, such as one for blonde hair and color repair) of the shampoo, conditioner and replenishing oil. The oleo miracle is designed for over processed and damaged hair.
While using this product in the shower, the shampoo did not lather as thickly as my Pantene normally does. I tend to prefer a thick lather because somehow I feel like then I know I reached all of my hair with the shampoo. The conditioner made my hair feel really smooth. After I applied the conditioner, I put my hair up and let it just sit for a couple of minutes, then I rinsed.
When I got out of the shower, I ran a wide tooth comb through my hair with no issues! Tangle-free. After getting dressed (this is my normal routine, to get dressed before blow drying) I put some of the replenishing oil into my hair. This was the only thing I was confused about -- is it supposed to go on before or after blow drying!? Typically I am a "blow dry and go" type of person, especially when my hair is long like it was when using this product. My hair was damp/half dry when I applied it and I think that was fine. I added a little bit more after I blow dried to try and smooth everything out. It made my hair look really nice and shiny. Overall my hair felt and looked good and soft.
Overall I really liked the Dessange products except for one thing: the smell. Personally, I was not a fan of the way it smells. It has a scent similar to perfume/cologne and it is pretty strong. I am more of a fan of fruity/floral scents in my shampoos - for example, I love how all of the Pantene products smell. I have read that some people really like the smell, so you will have to go see for yourselves!
I would definitely consider buying this again, especially since it can be found at Target, but only if it were on sale! These bottles run about $10 each, which is much more than I typically spend on shampoo/conditioner.