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dhuba
03-31-2011, 11:51 AM
Did you ever wish you didn't try that free sample because you like it so much? I used my Fekkai shea butter shampoo and conditioner sample yesterday and I LOVED it. I am usually pretty frugal when it comes to beauty products, but now I want this shampoo and conditioner, but the only problem is the cost is outrageous. 21 dollars for an 8 ounce bottle for each:scared1: is the cheapest I've found it. I even pulled the packet out of the trash to squeeze some out for today. My fine straight hair feels and looks fabulous. I can't stop touching my hair. Its not that I can't afford it, but it just seems wrong to pay so much for such a little bottle. I've seen other Fekkai products at Marshalls for a little less, but not the shea formula, but I don't want to buy it and it not do the same for my hair. Those darn free samples!!!!

marmalade
03-31-2011, 11:56 AM
It's not the free samples that I dislike, it's when someone posts that a shampoo made their fine, straight hair (hair not unlike my own) look and feel fabulous.

Now I NEED to try this shampoo.

ilovejack02
03-31-2011, 12:00 PM
Fekkai is amazing stuff, unfortunately this SAHM gave it up to help with the budget .
Ahhh remembering the good old days, pre kids , full time job and all the awesome beauty products I could want , without a care in the world about how much it costs.

Oh well, I like my kids alot, so I guess it isn't a big deal to have fluffy , soft , awesome hair anymore ... is it ? ; ) :thumbsup2 haha

thebeesknees
03-31-2011, 12:06 PM
Now I have to check it out, too! My fine, straight hair is limp on a good day. It would be fabulous to have something that gives it some life.

dhuba
03-31-2011, 12:19 PM
Well I just seen Costco.com has some Fekkai products, not the shea, with great reviews and the price at the store is cheaper that at costco.com supposedly. I may try one of the other varieties since it's more reasonable.

tlbwriter
03-31-2011, 12:46 PM
If it makes you feel any better, when I love a sample, I often end up not loving the full-sized product. I don't know why. It's like they beef up the quality of the sample to get you hooked! In the last year or so I've tried a couple of mascaras, a hair styling product, and I don't remember what else, that left me very disappointed!

java
03-31-2011, 01:51 PM
Ugh I hear you I. Tried origins plantscription anti aging stuff and I loved it! My skin loved it. My pocketbook doesn't love it though.

singleinthe city
03-31-2011, 02:24 PM
Try looking on ebay. I buy tons of travel size items on ebay.

Donnask8pro
03-31-2011, 02:40 PM
Thanks for sharing, now we're all broke.. :lmao:
Another straight fine haired woman here. :thumbsup2

wtpntigger2
03-31-2011, 03:15 PM
Now you've got my curiosity peaked.

Signed, Fine and straight hair

bbwfan
03-31-2011, 05:13 PM
They sell it at Bath & Body Works....Buy something small and then sometimes (most times) there will be a survey at the bottom to call in and get $10 off a $30 purchase!!! This helps a little, and all your BBW coupons can be used on these products!

Girlie1
03-31-2011, 06:54 PM
OMG - I had this exact conversation with a co-worker today. I got the same free sample that you did. I do not typically spend that kind of money on my hair products but I may need to make an exception. princess:

mom2randj
03-31-2011, 06:59 PM
Got my free sample today. hmmmm...I am in trouble now. :laughing:

tink576
04-01-2011, 09:18 AM
I really liked that sample too and normally I don't notice a big difference when I try different shampoo samples.

Mickey527
04-01-2011, 12:08 PM
Another fine, straight limp hair person here.
Will someone who splurges on this shampoo let me know if it continues to work fter the first week or two. I find that if I use a shampoo for too long my hair stops getting the boost like the first time, it seems to get a buildup and not feel so great.
I will be watching for the replies.
ADD: when I did a search for this shampoo it said on their website that the shampoo is for dry damaged hair nto for thin, lifeless hair. I think the shea butter would make the hiar even heavier and limp. anyone?

jls886
04-01-2011, 12:38 PM
They sell it at Sephora...and they'll occasionally have codes for a % off of your purchase for their Friends & Family specials or whatever it may be. And shopathome.com offers 8% cashback at Sephora.

marmalade
04-01-2011, 12:46 PM
Another fine, straight limp hair person here.
Will someone who splurges on this shampoo let me know if it continues to work fter the first week or two. I find that if I use a shampoo for too long my hair stops getting the boost like the first time, it seems to get a buildup and not feel so great. I will be watching for the replies.
ADD: when I did a search for this shampoo it said on their website that the shampoo is for dry damaged hair nto for thin, lifeless hair. I think the shea butter would make the hiar even heavier and limp. anyone?

What we need is someone else to post a un-budget friendly clarifying shampoo that we can use once a week to remove all the build-up. :lmao:

I also thought the shea would weigh my hair down. :confused3 I am still thinking about buying it, because I am a sucker like that sometimes.

ELLE-TN
04-01-2011, 03:32 PM
I got this sample from Target the other day. I guess now I have to try it :goodvibes

LuvLuvLuv
04-01-2011, 03:45 PM
:lovestruc Fekkai :lovestruc

i work part time at dillards and get a 25% discount... 3 times per year we get an extra discount... i stock stuff then.

their olive oil shine spray is phenomenal... non greasy and smells great!!

goodmorningbelle
04-01-2011, 06:42 PM
So I was feeling envious all day thinking, how did I miss that sample--then guess what showed up in my mailbox! I can't wait to try it out!!!!

mantaz
04-01-2011, 07:33 PM
I just got my sample in the mail too. Now I can't wait to try it. Might have to start shopping around for the best deal. Ulta usually has a 3.50 off coupon. Will have to read the fine print and see if they carry it!

dhuba
04-02-2011, 01:23 PM
Well I went ahead and bought a set off ebay of the Fekkai shea shampoo, conditioner and a hair mask for 38.99 with shipping included. I used my Ebay certificate I got from Groupon so I saved the 8 dollars there so it was like spending 30.99 and then I bought a set of the glossing shampoo, conditioner and small glossing creme that Costco sells. They also have the one for color treated hair. Their sets at the store are the same ones as the Costco website but only 29.99 at the store.
Also, Marshalls and TJ Maxx had a set for 39.99 of the type for thinning hair and that had 4 full size products. They also had a natural Fekkai shampoo for 12.99 8 ounces with a retail price of 23.00. My hair feels disgusting today because I had to use my regular shampoo today. I hope my shea set comes quickly, but I will use the Costco set tomorrow.

3boymthr
04-02-2011, 04:42 PM
Do they sell it at J.C. Penney? If yes, wait until they have a coupon sale as they do take all coupons in the Beauty Salon on hair products (even the $10 off $10)and they frequently have sales on the salon hair products. Earlier this week I got 2 bottles of Redken on sale b2g1 and then I applied a 15% off coupon so I got 3 bottles for $21 instead of $40. :thumbsup2

IDoDis
04-02-2011, 10:14 PM
Where in Target does one find a free sample?

jls886
04-18-2011, 09:08 PM
Just an FYI that Sephora is 15% off with the code CHIC through 4/21. Combine that with cashback shopping and its a nice little discount!