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  • function of beauty review
  • Jennifer Biswas

function of beauty review

I'm a hair product junkie. I love the possibility of spraying in a product and waalaa - perfectly wavy curls! 

You know, like a Pantene commercial. ;)

Ok, in reality it never happens to me that way but that doesn't stop me from trying new products! 

One hair line that I'm loving is Function of Beauty. Function of Beauty is a personalized shampoo and conditioner company. The bottle of shampoo and conditioner that you get from them is created just for you and your hair goals. You just enter in a few details about your hair type and what kind of outcome you would like and they do the rest!

This is exactly what I chose for my hair formula.

After using this duo for close to 2 months, I would say it did everything I wanted! It didn't weigh it down and kept the frizziness away. It felt so soft when I was done washing and conditioning it and continued to feel soft through the day. A few times I let it air dry to see what would happen (something I'm guessing will happen more frequently after Baby B gets here!) and I actually loved it! I added my normal curling creme but my hair stayed frizz free and didn't look flat at all. 

All of the products are made in Pennsylvania and the co-founder of the company shared with me that she selects mostly natural ingredients from reputable cosmetic raw material suppliers from all over the world: US, Brazil, France, Spain, Germany, Canada, Korea. In fact, 98% of their ingredients are natural! LOVE!

The one thing I wish was slightly different is how sudsy the shampoo gets. I like a really sudsy shampoo (fine, you can call me high maintenance) and the one I received doesn't get super bubbly. I went on their site and chatted with their chemist and learned that is totally doable! My next shampoo will be a different formula with more bubbles. Umm..sold!! 

You can also easily switch up your formula with each order depending on your hair needs at the time. Or if you love what you used simply click reorder and you'll get the exact same product!

The surprise bonus? It has your name on the bottles! I totally geeked out when I saw that.

The cost of their products is $13 a bottle which is more than a drugstore shampoo/conditioner but less than a salon brand (which I use). One thing I've learned in life is to spend a bit more on good shampoo and conditioner. It really doesn't cost that much more when you space it out over 6 months (or more depending on how often you wash your hair) and it really does make a difference.

And surprise!! The lovely people over at Function of Beauty are giving all of you $5 off your first order! Just click this link for it to be applied to your account: (you'll see the discount when choosing your bottle size).

I believe in full transparency so using my referral link will save you $5 off your order, and I will receive a $5 credit towards my next Function of Beauty purchase. This incentive has not influenced my opinion in any way...I really am a hair product snob and wouldn't recommend anything I didn't actually like! :)

Anyone else ever tried Function of Beauty? I'd love to hear your thoughts below!

A bit more about Paisley + Sparrow

At Paisley and Sparrow, we believe that it is important to give you options of products that are stylish with a story. Items that are empowering women, creating sustainable business + spreading hope. Our goal is to provide you with a marketplace full of on trend, beautiful pieces that you can be excited to wear yourself or give as a gift to a friend, because of it's style and purpose.

Each one the products in the shop, are handmade by a marginalized women from around the world.  Each product has a purpose and story behind it and each one is making a difference!

You can be confident that with each purchase you make, you are giving a woman in Ethiopia a way to support her family, a marginalized woman in India a hopeful future, a woman recovering from addiction a second-chance, and the opportunity to change a life by your generosity. Thank you for helping us make a difference in the world. 

About Jen

Hi! I’m Jen, the owner and founder of Paisley + Sparrow.

When I’m not sending out orders to all of my lovely customers or searching out new products to add to P+S, I am running around the lakes of Minneapolis, drinking copious amounts of coffee, going for walks with my rescue dog Chloe and son Roy or learning how to cook with my husband.


Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you’ll find the perfect piece to complete your look, or give as a gift to your closest friend! 

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Comments on this post (4)

  • Jun 11, 2017

    LOVE LOVE LOVE! I’ve only used it once and I can see a difference in my hair! I dye my hair blonde every 3 months, when I usually have dark black hair. Using this product made my hair feel alive again. If you want to save $5 off your next order, use my link! :)

    — alyssa

  • Feb 15, 2017

    HI Abby! I wouldn’t say I noticed anything outrageous because my hair grows generally fast. The biggest change was how soft and manageable my hair is now. Hope that helps!

    — Jen

  • Feb 15, 2017

    Did you notice any “specific” hair growth with adding that to your formula? :)

    — Abby

  • Dec 05, 2016

    i just ordered mine! i’m sups excited to see some results.

    — Gabs

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