CHI® ESSENTIALS REVIVE KERATIN + BONDING SHAMPOO & CONDITIONER PRODUCT REVIEW

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CHI® Essentials Revive Keratin + Bonding Shampoo & Conditioner Product Review

In October 2019, it was announced that Avon CHI® Essentials exclusive hair care line will be available beginning October 30, 2019. (Cision PR Newswire, 2019) Since then, being apart of the LG family, Avon has continually added top of the line hair care products through CHI®, Elastine, Dr. Groot and the most recent addition, Arctic Fox.

Learn more about Elastine product line by checking Avon Elastine Hair Care Guide

CHI Essentials

Founded by hairdresser Farouk Shami in 1986, CHI® is apart of Houston base Farouk Systems, Inc, known for providing high quality hair care products under other leading brands like SunGlitz® and BioSilk®. (CHI® Haircare, 2020) Farouk Shami is known for being a true innovator in the hair care industry with 27 patents for things like being the first of ammonia-free hair color, using silk proteins and inventing the very first CHI® Ceramic Hairstyling Iron. (CHI® Haircare, 2020)

Avon customers can now enjoy certified organic hair care products from CHI®. You will find unique blends of aloe vera, pomegranate, hibiscus and other nutrient rich ingredients that will give you healthy looking hair with products like:

Learn more about CHI® Essentials with hair care tips by checking out Avon CHI Essentials Hair Care Guide.

CHI® Essentials Revive Keratin + Bonding Shampoo & Conditioner

Treat your damaged hair with *NEW* professional grade restoring shampoo & conditioner that each feature a triple system of natural bond builders, keratin and intense moisture designed to cleanse, moisturize, protect and restore for soft, healthy, shiny locks.

Best For:

Anyone who has visibly damaged hair as well as bleach or color their hair regularly and looking for a way to restore their hair back to health at home at an affordable cost.

Benefits

Ingredients:

  • Bonding Agents: Designed to help repair and rebuild the protein bonds in our hair that are damaged due to chemical processes and environmental factors with plant based, naturally derived ingredients.
  • Keratin: Replenishes and protects hair’s natural keratin protein, dramatically improving elasticity and preventing future breakage, while adding intense hydration, softness and shine.

Shampoo:

  • Color safe formula
  • Gently cleanses as it nourishes, strengthens & protects against damage, split ends & frizz
  • Hair appears shinier, softer & healthier after each use.

Conditioner

  • Restores dry, damaged & brittle hair to soft, healthy & shiny locks
  • With continuous use, hair’s integrity will improve, protect color from fading and prevent future damage.

Ingredients

Shampoo:

Conditioner:

How to Purchase

You can now purchase CHI® Essentials Revive Keratin + Bonding Shampoo and CHI® Essentials Revive Keratin + Bonding Conditioner online for $25 each as of August 3, 2022.

If you shop through an Avon representative, in person or online, you can take advantage of customer exclusive pricing of $19.99 each along with other benefits such as FREE SHIPPING with your $60+ order, exclusive offers & more.

Learn more about the benefits by clicking here

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When shopping with Avon, you can shop with confidence with the backing of their 100% Money Back Guarantee within 45 days from your order bill date.

To learn more about Avon’s guarantee, click here or speak to your local Avon representative for their return policy on representative delivery orders.

Alternatives

As I’ve stated, over the last few years, Avon has grown their hair care line with more products to help their consumers achieve their goals for healthier, shinier hair. Other options for extremely damaged hair customers can choose from are Elastine Propolithera Repair Shampoo, Elastine Moisture Essentials Shine Conditioner and Elastine Botanicals Cherry Blossom & Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizing Conditioner.

For more hair care & treatment products from Avon for damaged hair, click here.

Shampoo & Conditioners have been around for generations but over the last decade or so, more and more consumers are more aware & cautious of what they apply to their body & hair while looking for ingredients that they know will help resolve their concerns. Keratin is a protein that our hair, skin & nails naturally produce to keep healthy & strong. For consumers who have dry, frizzy hair, keratin is an ingredient that look to have in their hair care routine. According to ELLE (Hall & Freund, 2022), here are the 16 best shampoos with keratin:

  1. TreSemme Keratin Smooth 7 Day Smooth System
  2. Kerastase Discipline Bain Fluidealiste
  3. PureBiology RevivalHair Growth Stimulating & Anti Hair Loss Shampoo
  4. It’s a 10 Haircare Miracle Shampoo Plus Keratin
  5. Nexxus Keraphix Damage Healing Shampoo
  6. Amika The Kure Bond Repair Shampoo
  7. Biolage Advanced Keratindose Shampoo
  8. Oribe Shampoo for Magnificent Volume
  9. Keranique Scalp Stimulating Shampoo
  10. Keratin Complex Keratin Care Smoothing Shampoo
  11. Pure Brazilian Anti Frizz Daily Shampoo & Conditioner
  12. Artnaturals Argan Oil & Aloe Shampoo
  13. OGX Brazilian Keratin Smooth Shampoo
  14. Virtue Recovery Shampoo
  15. Hask Keratin Protein Smoothing Shampoo
  16. Garnier Damage Eraser Shampoo

Learn more about these shampoos by checking out Elle’s 16 Best Best Shampoos with Keratin for Stronger, Shinier Hair. Also check out Well & Good’s Best Keratin Shampoos & Conditioner to Save Your Damaged Hair as they included CHI® Keratin Shampoo & Conditioner in their top 18 favorites.

My Pros:

  • Immediately after use, my hair felt softer
  • Was able to get rid of my dry scalp
  • Has bonding technology with plant based ingredients
  • Color safe shampoo while conditioner helps color from fading

My Cons

  • My hair became more frizzy
  • Scalp became more sensitive to the point it hurt all day after brushing
  • My wavy hair was not holding it’s natural waves & curls like before
  • Hair became even drier when I used heat styling tools (even with heat protectant)
  • Didn’t have a floral or fruity scent (scent was more chemically, though it wasn’t strong)

Consumer Reviews

One of the many benefits of shopping Avon online is that you are able to check out what other customers have to say about a product. Due to CHI® Essentials Revive Keratin + Bonding Shampoo & CHI® Essentials Revive Keratin + Bonding Conditioner was just launched on August 3, 2022, there are no consumer reviews. You can check for reviews on each of these products by checking the bottom of each of their product pages.

My Final Thoughts

For the past year, I have begun coloring my hair including a few months ago I actually started bleaching it. Overall, my hair is healthy considering but since I’ve started bleaching my hair, I have been focusing more on trying to find shampoo & conditioner that can help me maintain my hair’s health. I really enjoy the way my hair color is & want to continue this style and I know in order to do so for the health of hair in the long run is to have a shampoo & conditioner that is more than just “color friendly” like what I’ve been typically using this past year.

When I saw that Avon was launching the CHI® Essentials Revive Keratin & Bonding collection, I was very excited. I thought this was the answer to my prayers and best of all, being an Independent Sales Representative, I am able to purchase them at a discounted rate.

Learn more about being an Avon representative personal shopper by checking out Being an Avon Personal Shopper blog.

Now I went into using the Revive Keratin + Bonding Shampoo & Conditioner with confidence based on my past experience with other CHI® hair care products. So confident, this was scheduled to be posted for my August review days after it’s origiAVON PRODUCT REVIEW: CHI ESSENTIALS SHAMPOO & CONDITIONERnally launched. I never came across a CHI® product that I didn’t like. Honestly their Cream Gel and Enviro 54 Hair Spray are actually staples in my hair styling routine and I also liked the CHI® Essentials Replenishing Shampoo & CHI® Essentials Moisturizing Conditioner.

Learn more about my experience & thoughts on CHI® Essentials Replenishing Shampoo & Moisturizing Conditioner in my product review.

At first, I was liking what I was experiencing after using the Keratin + Bonding Shampoo & Conditioner. My hair felt softer & lighter, which being someone who has very thick hair, that was welcoming in the heat we’ve had this summer. After about a week and half using it, (about 3 washes), I noticed that my dry scalp was no longer an issue. I noticed since I started bleaching my hair, my dry scalp has returned so I was really happy to have resolved this. I will not use Head & Shoulders, even though I know it will instantly work for me all because of the scent of it… I HATE IT!

After that, things began to go down hill and they went down hill fast! The following week, I first noticed that my wavy hair was not holding onto it’s waves like it use, with or without the styling products I know that work. After that I noticed that my hair became frizzier than ever. Like I looked like a big poof ball after brushing my hair, especially day after using a heat styling product. Anytime I use heat styling products, especially a straightener, I will first apply heat protectant & then when I am finished, I will apply a serum all over. The next I will brush it for the day & it would end up “poofing” out.

The straw that broke the camels back for me with these products is after my scalp was hurting all day without cause. I had brushed my hair & put it up in a ponytail that morning as I do almost everyday. I don’t tie my hair back tightly so not to rip the hair out of my roots so I know it wasn’t that. When I got home, I still took my hair down and it was still hurting by the time I took a shower before bed. So at that time, I decided to go back to my old shampoo & conditioner to see what that would do. I immediately noticed a difference with my hair and the next day after air drying it, my hair held it’s waves like it use & my scalp wasn’t hurting anymore.

Now I could have went in more depth by trying them out individually and see if it’s both or just one that is causing all these issues. I chose not to because I always use shampoo & conditioner from same set. Companies create shampoo & conditioners to work together. I will continue to hunt and I will hunt a shampoo & conditioner from same set.

I go into my product reviews understanding that though it may not be my preference, I will keep in mind those who may enjoy it. As I say in my Youtube videos all the time, what may work for me, may not work for you & vice versa. Even with all this in mind, I CAN NOT in good conscience recommend this to ANY ONE.

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