When you splash the cash for an exclusively lavish hairdo from an expensive stylist, the last thing you want is to ruin it by dousing your locks with a substandard shampoo or conditioner.
Nope, your precious tresses deserve better.
Interestingly, however, the price tag on the product you choose, whether it’s a natural shampoo or otherwise, is irrelevant if you’re not using it correctly. According to the experts, it’s most important to massage the scalp AND hair, and ensure your shampooed shock is rinsed properly before applying your conditioner.
Despite this advice, take a look at some of the world’s most expensive and luxurious shampoos whose price tags, rather than the soap going in your eyes, are most likely to cause tears to stream down your face …
Russian Amber Imperial Shampoo
Coming in at an eye-wateringly expensive $140 for 12oz, Russian Amber Imperial has been named the “best of the best” by Vogue magazines internationally. Designed to rejuvenate and revitalise all hair types, the shampoo claims to reduce fading and enhance the overall health of your locks.
Boasting an impressive ingredients list, which includes chamomile, grape seed, rosemary, nettle, burdock and sage, its scent evokes the “opulence of the Romanov dynasty” and aims to open previously protected perfumed privileges to the masses.
Retailing at $60 for an 8.5oz bottle, Alterna Ten offers the discerning shampooer a flagon of exotic ingredients such as African cacao extract, caviar age-control complex, white truffle oil, champagne, grape seed oil, Bulgarian evening primrose oil and Arabian Frankincense.
Admittedly, it’s ingredient list reads like a menu from a Michelin starred restaurant, but it claims to transform your hair from “ordinary to extraordinary” as its sulphate-free cleansing system “rebalances and nourishes” your tired looking hair.
Unite U Luxury Shampoo
Available for around $45 for an 8.8oz bottle, Unite U Luxury Shampoo is filled with a blend of crushed pearl, Hawaiian white honey and pure argan oil. It claims to “replenish your nutrient-starved hair” with its rich lather.
Suitable for all hair types, this sulphate-free shampoo aims to restore your hair’s natural shine with its extraordinary mix of ingredients – and it can all be yours for less than $50! If that’s not a bargain, I don’t know what is …
Acqua Di Parma
Yours for only $30, Acqua Di Parma is almost 100 years old – the brand, not the actual bottle you will receive – and has become synonymous with quality through its massive celebrity following. Available in a 5oz bottle, it boasts a mix of Sicilian citrus, jasmine, verbena, Bulgarian rose and oriental woods. Suitable for frequent use – provided you have the cash – Acqua Di Parma will leave your hair soft and shiny and smelling like an exotic meadow. Probably.