HSI Professional vs. Drugstore Brands - What Everyone Needs to Know

by HSI Professional | May 10 2017

Imagine this scenario: you walk into the local drugstore and you see a sale on shampoo. I’ve seen this many times, and I’ve even fallen for it! The thing is, sometimes drugstores will actually drop the price of shampoo down to 50 cents, and if you find that you need to stock up on shampoo, that’s going to look like an outstanding deal. Like I said, I’ve fallen for it more than once, and you know what? I now have a ton of drugstore shampoo sitting in my hall closet that will probably never be used.

Well, I have been known to use it as hand soap in the past – it’s abrasive enough. Now that we’ve gotten past the poorly-conceived jokes, we need to answer this one, very important question: what’s the problem with drugstore shampoo? HSI professional definitely has more than a bit of experience with this question, and I’m going to walk you through the obvious difference between the two types of shampoo.

The Drugstore Variant – What HSI Professional Has to Say

Drugstore shampoo is appealing, there’s just no way around it. There are so many scents and colors to choose from and to make it even better, it’s incredibly cheap! Vanilla and Strawberry definitely look great, but the problem is that they don’t actually contain the high-end ingredients that you would find in salon products. They do, in fact, contain very small amounts of them. Seriously, how did you think they were selling it so cheap? While you won’t find the more helpful ingredients inhabiting these products you will find chemicals that can actually serve to strip your hair of its natural oils. It will dry it out, and this is precisely why your hair will feel coarse after you take your shower.

Also keep in mind that these products often have what are known as fillers, which make your hair feel extremely soft, but will leave you with a waxy buildup. So, in short, your hair feels soft, but it isn’t. In order for your hair to be soft, it needs to be hydrated from within the strand, and drugstore shampoo just doesn’t fit the bill. This is a problem, but it might not be ongoing for too long. There are actually quite a few drugstore brands that are doing their best to get to the heart of the issue, for example, many are going sulfate free.

You also have those that are trying to include organic alternatives. In the end, if you do choose to go the drugstore route, you need to check the ingredients and make sure you’re getting a quality product. Just to clarify, when I say a ‘quality’ product, I’m talking about one that isn’t going to strip your hair. It’s a tough concept, but you get the idea.

HSI Professional Products

Salon Grade Products

Salon shampoos are always more expensive. If you’ve ever actually spent time browsing the shampoo selection at any salon, then you already know that this is true. The difference is that they tend to contain all of the vitamins and minerals that your hair needs to remain not only healthy but beautiful. Also keep in mind that they use less filler, and they won’t strip the natural oils from your hair. That’s a pretty good deal already, isn’t it?

You might be a bit hesitant because these are more expensive, but consider that they’re more concentrated, and as a result, a little bit goes a long way. If you take the level of concentration in that professional salon products from HSI and other sources into account, you will realize that in the end, you will spend the same amount of money on drugstore shampoo as you would salon shampoo, and with worse results.

HSI Professional has some top notch products that you can use to really rejuvenate your hair and bring back the shine that you’ve been missing. Don’t stoop to the drugstore shampoo just because it’s cheap – go with the best to get the best.


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