It’s hard to find good beauty products that legitimately work and aren’t cruelty free. R+Co has been around a few years but I just now started to invest in the line this year.
It was hard to spend $25 on a bottle of shampoo. Really hard. But it’s also hard to watch videos of what animals go through when companies test products on them. I want that to end and I want to support brands that are cruelty-free.
So my love affair with R+Co was born because of my bleeding heart and because I was out of shampoo and conditioner when I went in for my 6-week highlight appointment. My stylist suggested the Gemstone Color Shampoo & Conditioner which have a nice fragrance. The cute packaging is a pluss.
My real favorites have been the Pinstripe and the Park Ave. Pinstripe is a good detangler and smoother. Park Ave makes blowdrying my naturally curly hair much easier. I don’t need to run my brush through my hair so many times because the balm really takes hold and helps straighten. Tinsel is a great smoothing oil that you can use before and after blowdrying. I like to use it as a moisturizer on lazy days when I don’t want to wash my hair or style it. I rub it on the ends and braid or put my hair into a bun.
The next product I want to try is Dallas thickening spray ($28). It does the same thing as the volume mousse I have (but the bottle I’m trying to use up is tested on animals). Once it’s empty, I’m definitely switching to Dallas.