Saturday, June 21, 2014
Discontinued Products: Gone but not Forgotten
I believe price points caused these products to be discontinued. For example, the jar of luxury Pureology Nanoworks Shineluxe hair polish retailed for about $42 USD. A little goes a long way. The jar would last you six months to a year easy depending on how often a week you shampooed. However, $42 USD for a styling aid for most people is considered a luxury indeed.
Other unforgettable products include Sebastian Cellophanes Semi-permanent color in Deep Brunette. The gray coverage on the same day as the relaxer was absolutely phenomenal. I still have not found any other color line that works the same way. Even the Sebastian newer version is not as effective on gray coverage.
I am also on my last bottle of Mizani Cutting Solution as well as Mizani Butter Blend Microfusion Penetrating Conditioning Treatment. The $12 USD retail price point of the Mizani Cutting Solution was a little steep for an "ethnic" line with the words "cutting" in the title, but it really did have some fantastic ingredients and was well worth the $12 USD as a leave-in conditioner. I wonder if the parent company L'Oreal would even consider re-naming and re-packaging the formula under a "non-ethnic" product line. I think it would sell better at that price point.
Also, the Mizani Butter Blend Microfusion Penetrating Conditioning Treatment is irreplaceable. I believe that many hairstylists did not want to purchase two conditioners for a relaxer system. So many people missed out on this "jewel" of a conditioner. I am on my last bottle. I use it as a part of the conditioning step for my Paul Mitchell relaxer system. I have not found a replacement yet.
I may add other products to this list if they disappear from being offered, and a replacement is no where to be found. If anyone else finds replacements, then do not keep the "recommendations" all to yourself!