Are Salon Quality Products Really Worth it?



Hi, my name is Donna, and I am a Tier 3 Stylist at DeCola Salon. I want to take the time to talk to everyone about salon-grade retail products. If you are spending money to cut and color your hair, purchasing high-quality hair products will keep your style at its best. Salon’s finest retail products typically have a higher price point. Which can tend to make clients apprehensive to buy. And trust me, I get it. I, myself have used store-bought shampoos and conditioners out of convenience, only to find an outcome that's below standard for my professionally color-treated, dry, frizzy hair. There are many reasons salon-grade products are ideal, but I want to highlight (no pun intended) my top two reasons.


It is all about ingredients! Salon hair products are made with ingredients not typically found in stores; high-quality ingredients with no parabens, sulfates, or mineral oils, along with being cruelty-free and vegan. The saying “less is more” is very true for salon products- they have a higher concentration in them that allows you to use less of the product during use. Since you are using less product (which is also less waste), adding more water to the hair will result in a better lather.


Another reason why salon products are worth the purchase is to support small and local businesses that provide quality product assurance. When purchasing from 3rd party vendors whether online or in-store, it's never guaranteed that the product is not expired, watered down, or tampered with. Salons stand behind their products and are backed by the salon's distributors and manufacturers.


I love many of the products that we offer at DeCola Salon, but my favorite is F18 Violet Toning Shampoo. This shampoo helps eliminate yellow or orange tones from blonde hair. I also need to give a shout-out to pretty much the entire line of R&CO products, I can not just choose one...I love them all!