Everyone likes to ogle expensive products. Who hasn’t stopped by the La Mer counter just to rub a dab on the back of their hand? When you’re in the beauty know, you’re exposed to a rare segment of skincare that makes La Mer look like Oil of Olay, but never have I come across a line of haircare products that makes me wonder if the publicist accidentally added an extra zero to the price. And in the case of Philip B.’s Russian Amber Imperial collection, there was no mistake.
There was no doubt in my mind that this was a premium product when I laid eyes on the luxurious gilded packaging. The ingredient list doesn’t read much differently than other shampoos and conditioners with chamomile, grape seed, rosemary, nettle, burdock and sage, but the benefits do… Apparently these formulas restore the hair’s cell membranes (wow!) to instantly revitalize elasticity, bounce and color.
Now if you’re not in the market to spend $140 on the Shampoo or $150 on the Conditioning Crème, fret not, because there are three wallet-friendly ways to get in on the action. The Dry Shampoo and Volumizing Mousse ring in at a measly $28 each, and you can treat yourself (and your strands) to a set of travel-size shampoo, conditioner and dry shampoo for $75. I’m seriously considering placing an order.
Full disclosure: I did not try these products. Because if I actually bought them, my husband might divorce me.