I am one of those people who doesn’t use a single line or brand of hair care religiously. In fact, I am somewhat of a hair care whore (or hoarder, if you prefer.) I am always on the hunt for those elusive “perfect” products that will make my hair more manageable, smooth and frizz free. When I was offered to try the Mitch Stone Essentials Shampoo & Conditioner I thought, why the heck not, right? It was worth a shot, and the line does sound like something that would benefit my dull, lifeless hair.
So, who is Mitch Stone anyway?
Mitch Stone is a highly sought after celebrity hair stylist who got his start about 20 years ago when he began training under Rossella Cusenza, a co-founder of Sebastian International. Sine then he has been a powerhouse in the film, TV and fashion industries. His list of clientele is seriously impressive and if all of those Hollywood royalties trust him with their hair, I know he must be doing something right! The hair care essentials line launched in 2012 and he pays homage to the inspiration for these pure, nature based products by using Malibu’s zip codes as prefix to the product names (hence the 456 & 457.)
You can watch his short introductory video here, it’s pretty interesting!
MITCH STONE ESSENTIALS
The 456 Lustre Shampoo is a sulfate and paraben free product that is loaded with nutrient rich vitamins, minerals, and oils combined in a lush papaya base. (Also knows as VCompS™.) The fresh grapefruit scent is so invigorating, especially during those early morning showers. This shampoo lathers up very nicely and has a great amount of slip that allows me to easily run my fingers through my hair, which I love. After I rinse this out my hair already feels softer, even before using the conditioner!
The 457 Lustre Conditioner has a Keratin based formula, along with the signature VCompS™ blend. The conditioner has more of a floral/tropical scent thanks to the addition of plumeria, passionfruit and coconut. It has a medium consistency that easily spreads through hair and rinses clean, leaving my hair feeling as smooth as silk.
This duo has been the best thing that has come across my shower in quite some time. Using them makes my hair so easy to style and I don’t really even have to use extra styling products to get my hair looking shiny and smooth. The 8.5 oz sizes retail for $18 each, but there are also 33.8 oz liter sizes available if you use a lot of shampoo & conditioner (or you have a salon) for $60 each. In short, I love both of these for my fine/straight hair, and they work great on my daughter’s curly, unruly hair too!
*Mitch Stone Essentials products are vegetarian and not tested on animals.
Do you switch up your hair care products regularly, or are you loyal to a certain brand or two?