Gemmist Shampoo & Conditioner Set + Scalp Balancing Bar Review

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Gemmist offers a personalized hair care subscription to suit different hair concerns and needs. Before signing up, you’ll answer a short quiz regarding your hair and their sophisticated algorithm will determine the right product set for you! Included in their current product line up are sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners, which are $36 per set. It’s totally up to you to set the frequency, with a minimum of 1 week and maximum of 40 weeks in between shipments. A basic pair includes one 8 oz bottle of shampoo and one 8 oz bottle of conditioner. If you use more shampoo than conditioner or vice versa, you can opt for a larger bottle for an extra fee. Their hair care products are not just sulfate-free, but are also paraben-free, dye-free, and not tested on animals. Their newest product is a Scalp Balancing Bar that you can grab as an add-on to your subscription for $25.

A card sits on top of the items in the box.

The shampoo and conditioner bottles were securely packed.

There’s also a message from Gemmist on the inner cover of the box.

This card has a list of instructions on how to use Gemmist hair care products.

Everything in my box!

These are the products tailored to my current hair condition: Gemmist Formula Six Sulfate-Free Shampoo and Formula Fourteen Conditioner. I also have the Gemmist Scalp Balancing Bar!

The items come with The Gripper which helps prevent liquid leaks.

Scalp Balancing Bar ($25) This balancing bar helps exfoliate the scalp and nourish hair from the roots. Consistent use of this product promises to leave your scalp more hydrated, clean, and refreshed! It’s easy to use and the formula is gentle as well.

It’s ideally used once a week, before applying shampoo and conditioner. To use, just lather it with water and massage onto your scalp. Leave it for a couple of minutes before rinsing. Ingredients include sugar, eucalyptus, argan oil, tea tree leaf oil, ginger root oil, and shea butter. I’m storing mine in a wire rack in my shower to maximize its longevity!

Shampoo & Conditioner Set ($36) Depending on your hair type, current hair conditioner, and even the recent treatments you’ve had, Gemmist will suggest the best formula for you. I have low density fine straight hair, and some of my current hair concerns are flatness and dullness, so they recommended Formula Six Shampoo and Formula Fourteen Conditioner.

They have a pleasant scent which, according to Gemmist, includes scent notes of mixed berries, pink pepper and lily of the valley with a hint of orange. It’s not super strong but it smells great! I would say that if you want fragrance in your shampoo set but not to be overpowered, this is an excellent pick.

Gemmist’s Formula Six Shampoo is formulated to soothe and hydrate the hair without weighing it down. It also helps keep the strands manageable and healthy looking! This is perfect for those who have fine, straight hair like me, and also for those who have a dry scalp.

Key ingredients include glycerin that helps balance your hair’s hydration levels plus a blend of oils that condition the hair and fight damage caused by environmental aggressors.

Here’s the full list of ingredients for the Formula Six Shampoo:

Water, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate, Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Glycol Distearate, Hydroxypropyl Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Sodium Methyl Isethionate, Sodium Methyl Oleoyl Taurate, Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba (Guar) Gum, Sodium Benzoate, Lauric Acid, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Glycolic Acid, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Passiflora Edulis Seed Oil, Sodium Laurate, Silicone Quaternium-8, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Seedcake Extract, Trideceth-10, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Propanediol, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Glyceryl Caprylate, Glyceryl Undecylenate, Phospholipids, Polyglyceryl-10 Dioleate, Polyglyceryl-10 Oleate, Fragrance, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate

Next up is the Formula Fourteen Conditioner, formulated for lifeless and non-shiny hair, and even for chemically treated hair. It provides enough moisture to keep the hair manageable and smooth.

The key ingredients for this conditioner are conditioning coconut oil, plus avocado oil that help fight free radical damage and camellia japonica seed oil which is responsible for adding shine to the hair.

Here’s the full list of ingredients for the Formula Fourteen Conditioner:

Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Chloride, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Passiflora Edulis Seed Oil, Phenyl Trimethicone, Stearyl Alcohol, Isopropyl Alcohol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Cetrimonium Chloride, Sodium Benzoate, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Silicone Quaternium-8, Trideceth-10, Disodium EDTA, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Seedcake Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Propanediol, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Glyceryl Caprylate, Glyceryl Undecylenate, Phospholipids, Polyglyceryl-10 Dioleate, Polyglyceryl-10 Oleate, Fragrance

I’m impressed that Gemmist offers personalized shampoo and conditioner sets for particular hair types and concerns. It’s way better than cookie-cutter hair care formulas which, as we all know, doesn’t always work for everybody. The shampoo and conditioner they sent for my fine and dull hair is quite promising. It takes consistent use to see actual results, but so far my hair has felt more hydrated, smooth, and manageable. They are also free from harmful ingredients such as sulfates and parabens! The Scalp Balancing Bar is also a great add-on, especially if you want to gently exfoliate your scalp. If you have hair problems or even if you simply want to maintain a good hair and scalp condition, this subscription is a winner!

What do you think of this month’s box?

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