Shtrands Subscription Box Review + Coupon – March 2016
SHTRANDS is a subscription box that sends you customized hair care regimens from a team of hairstylists and cosmetic chemists every two months. The hair care regimen includes 4 full sized cleansing, conditioning and styling products. Products included in the box should last you two months. At any point in the subscription you can choose to receive a completely new regimen or a mix of new products and ones you have already received and loved.
I like how the creators had the purple confetti to greet you when you opened the box. My box arrived a little beat up due to the postal service but all products were intact when they arrived.
I really like the canvas bag! It will be great to reuse when traveling since it’s so durable.
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
Before SHTRANDS sent me the box to review I filled out a hair questionnaire. I personally believe that if you want a service that is truly customizable you should have to fill out a questionnaire. My bag will probably be different than others- I have long, fine curly/wavy non-color treated hair. I also said I will use non-organic products but it’s a plus if it is organic.
The Subscription Box: SHTRANDS
Cost: $59.00 + free shipping for 2 month plan, $149 + free shipping for 6 month plan (bag delivered every other month), or $295.00 + free shipping for 12 month plan (bag delivered every other month). You receive one free hair care regimen (4 products) with 12 month plan purchase.
COUPON: Use code HAIRLOVE to save 15% off any subscription!
Products: Customized hair care regimen: 4 full size cleansing, conditioning and styling products.
Ships to: Continental US only
Check out our Beauty Box Directory for more hair care boxes and make sure to add Shtrands to your subscription list or wishlist!
Each SHTRANDS bag comes with a welcome card. This is a picture of the two creators and by looking at how beautiful their hair is I feel confident using their hair product picks!
My jaw dropped when I saw this was hand-written- I loved it! It is detailed instructions on how to use each product they picked for you. It really makes the whole experience feel more personal!
Abba Volume Shampoo – 8 oz. FULL SIZE! $17.00
I fell in love with this shampoo! I normally buy all my hair products from drugstores so I’m used to that type of quality. This shampoo was so thick and lathered wonderfully, I’m hooked. I also did notice a slight difference in volume after I dried it! I want to buy the Abba volume conditioner now, especially since it is 100% vegan and natural.
Tela Beauty Organics Conditioner in Measure– 5 oz. FULL SIZE! $22.00 (on sale, regularly $32.00)
This is a Tela limited edition conditioner exclusively for SHTRANDS in Measure. I wanted to like this so much, I really did but honestly it was terrible. The bottle itself is a very sleek design but not practical. If you have long hair like me (goes mid-way down my back) you don’t want to have to pump 10 times to get a good amount of conditioner. Although I could get passed the design I couldn’t get passed the smell. It was the strongest mint smell I have ever smelled, however if you enjoy mint then it probably wouldn’t bother you. I will be gifting this conditioner!
Close-up of the pump
Thermal Hair Glaze by Head Room Productions– 4 oz. FULL SIZE! $18.00
I have never heard of hair glaze before so I was excited to try it. I use Moroccan oil before I style my hair so I assumed it was similar. I didn’t exactly dislike this product but I also didn’t fall in love with it. I used the glaze before I put mousse in my hair and dried so that might be why it didn’t look as good as it was supposed to. I will have to try it prior to straightening my hair before I give it away.
Professional Sebastian Whipped Cream– 5.3 oz. FULL SIZE! $19.95
When I saw there was mousse in the bag I was ecstatic. I am always on the lookout for a new mousse that will define my curls without looking crunchy or wet #curlyhairprobs. This mousse is lightweight, works awesome and has an addicting smell, so this is a keeper! I also like the dispenser because it looks like a real whipped cream bottle.
View of the mousse dispenser
Verdict: I’m a fan of SHTRANDS after receiving this bag! This was a very customized hair regimen and I discovered a new shampoo and mousse so I’m pleased with it! I would recommend this to anyone that wants to switch up their hair routine, wants to try salon products at a lower cost or needs direction when it comes to hair care. It’s so convenient to have the products hand selected for you based off a survey and delivered to your door. I estimate the total cost of products included to be $76.95 and that’s including the sale price for the conditioner. The total cost of products is slightly higher than the cost of subscription so it was a good deal this month.
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