Function of Beauty Review: Customized Shampoo and Conditioner

This is my review of my customized shampoo and conditioner set from Function of Beauty. I paid retail price for my set, and did not receive free product in exchange for a review.

First off, how cute is this packaging?! It arrived in a regular box with this little cutie inside. While I opened it I couldn’t help but think how luxurious it seemed, and I felt pretty special. I mean come on, a shampoo and conditioner set made just for me?! Amazing.

My formuala selections on the hair quiz

Shampoo color: purple
Conditioner color: purple
Fragrance/strength: grapefruit hibiscus/medium

Hair type: wavy
Hair structure: medium
Scalp moisture: dry
Hair goals: replenish hair, volumnize, curl definition, shine, & soothe scalp


Guys. GUYS. The shampoo is amazing!! I’ve tried a lot of shampoos over the years (a side effect of working at Ulta for 3+ years in college).  I have never loved a shampoo half as much as I love this one.

Some of things I love about my personalized set:

  • Works wonders on dry scalp.
  • My hair is so shiny!!
  • Volumnizes nicely.
  • Very moisturizing, but not heavy or greasy.
  • Detangles extremely well.
  • Helps prevent breakage; less loose hair around the house.
  • Sulfate/Paraben/Cruelty Free.
  • The perfect amount of lather; sulfate free shampoos generally lack a good lather.
  • Made in the USA.
  • Comes with pumps included for the bottles.
  • These bottles will last at least six months, but probably more.

The color is definitely a nice little detail, arbitrary, but I still think it’s pretty cool that I can choose the color of my hair care products (obviously, purple). What a time to be alive!!

The grapefruit hibiscus scent is to. die. for. Next time I will get the strong level of scent because I love it so much. It’s pretty cool that there are different scents to choose from, and even a non-scented option for those sensitive to fragrances. A very nice touch, considering, in my opinion, a bad scent can ruin an otherwise amazing shampoo.

Cons/ Misses

The curl definition didn’t really work out for me, but I truly think it is just my hair. I’ve never liked any product I’ve tried for curly hair. I guess my wavy hair wasn’t meant to be curly. I think it would work really well for someone with actually curly hair.


I loved my formula this time around, but I’m pretty sure would swap out curl definition with anti frizz next time. To be honest, I have no idea how I didn’t select anti frizz the first time around.

I absolutely recommend trying Function of Beauty for customized hair care. I love all the options that are available, and I have noticed a true difference in my hair. They have a great return policy too! If you don’t like your formula you can return it within 30 days of receiving it for a full refund or a new formula! Their official statement is below:

“We believe in your happiness and satisfaction above anything else. If you’re not completely satisfied with your set, we offer free refunds within the first 30 days.”

If you decide to order, use this code and we’ll both get $5 off: Referral Link!

I would rate this product/service a 10/10, and it is definitely worth the price.

Valentine’s Day Flower Sugar Scrub

I adore fresh cut flowers. I’m tempted literally every time I go to Trader Joe’s because they always have such pretty flowers available. Something about them just captivates me (they must silently scream “buy me!” or something), but I’m torn because it feels like such a waste. We actually decided on paper flowers for our wedding for this reason (plus wedding flowers are outrageously over-priced!!!).

My girls <3 <3

There is a way for you to put your old/dying flowers to good use, and get smoother skin the process! No joking here, I’m talking about making a sugar scrub with your leftover flowers! You can enjoy your special Valentine’s Day flowers all year long by including them in this extremely simple sugar scrub! When I say simple, I mean three step simple. Plus, it uses ingredients that you likely already have in your house.

Doesn’t it look so dreamy?

  • 12-20 rose petals (depending on flowery you want it to be)
  • 1/4 cup of coconut oil (baby oil will also work)
  • 1.5 cups of plain sugar (white)
  • a food processor/ blender/ hand blender
  • essential oil in your favorite scent (if you prefer a higher scented product)
  • a jar with a lid (perfect to reuse old candle jars!)


  1. Add all the scrub ingredients to the bowl of your food processor. Add essential oil now (if using) — a few drops go a long way!
  2. Pulse the food processor until the flowers have become flakes and the sugar is fluffy.
  3. Add sugar scrub to your jars. Tie with a ribbon to gift, or use as desired.

  1. Wet the area you are going to use it on (i.e. hands, legs, etc).
  2. With clean hands or a spoon, take a small scoop about 1 teaspoon for small areas, 1 tablespoon for larger areas, and apply to desired area.
  3. Exfoliate the area by gently rubbing the scrub in a circular motion for about 30 seconds.
  4. Rinse.

I like to keep a jar by my bathroom sinks in the winter time as my hands get so dry. This scrub is perfect for exfoliating and moisturizing at the same time.

Try using this scrub before shaving your legs; it’ll change your life. The scrub helps exfoliate the dead skin so your razor can do its job, shave. In my experience they always end up so much smoother.

  1. External use only.
  2. Don’t use if you are allergic to any of the ingredients.

I hope you all enjoy!