I’m not one to fall naively into the marketing fluff of celeb-endorsed brands. It’s easy for me to spot the paid for placements, but when I came across an online article about what was inside Selena Gomez’s bathroom, I’ll admit I took the (click) bait. But honestly, I was pleasantly surprised to see her hair care secrets laid so bare.
For one, she ‘fessed up to using extensions, but what really got my attention was the treatments she uses to keep her fake, fuller-looking locks looking good. So I went on the hunt for Unite’s U Luxury Shampoo ($43) and Conditioner ($47). When I need a little pick-me-up in the shine department, I typically reach for a hair oil, but sometimes I want a break from piling my hair into a top knot full of grease and look instead for other treatments. I figured if the line is good enough for Selena’s always-camera-ready hair (which I’m guessing is likely prone to damage from the photoshoots and overstyling), Unite should help my long, easily-knotted hair out, too.
I was half right. I didn’t look Pantene ready just yet, but I will say the shampoo and conditioner set is one of the most indulgent hair duos I’ve tried in a long while. The formula includes crushed pearls, Organic Hawaiian White Honey, and Pure Argan Oil to soften up dehydrated strands in desperate need of minerals and amino acids. And, the pearlescent formula is free from sulfates, so it’s a gentle approach to cleansing and won’t strip hair of highlighted color and essential oils. The shampoo foams up nicely, rinses clean, and leaves hair infused with a lovely fresh scent that’s hard to dislike and even earned me a few compliments at work. The creamy yet thick conditioner didn’t weigh my fine hair down. One final rinse left the texture of my locks glossy and virgin-like; my hair felt wonderfully soft and super swingy.
I’d bet thick, coarse, and even the most unruly hair types would benefit from frequent use of the entire range, thanks to its Argan oil base.
A native Angeleno, Nav is a Leo, hates cilantro, and has been testing beauty products for print and digital magazines for nearly a decade. She spends her days working in media and strategy and her nights sniffing out slightly quirky yet impeccably pretty things along with her German Shepherd, Le Tigre.