When I think of White Rain, I instantly think of hair spray. However, I was tempted to buy their shampoo and conditioner “for stronger hair” both because of price ($.98 each for an 18 ounce bottle) and for the promise of “3X stronger hair” claimed on the front of the bottle. I’ve never used White Rain shampoo or conditioner before, so how did it fare compared to the Tresemme brand I typically buy?
First off, I was surprised how lovely the shampoo and conditioner smell. Both bottles smell like orange juice, which I figured they would, since the bottle says that the product is “fruit fortifying, with active fruit concentrates.” And that’s just how they smell, too- like a frozen can of orange juice. Looking on the back of the bottles, after reading a bunch of chemical mumbo jumbo, I found orange, lemon, peach, apple, and apricot extract near the very bottom of the list.
The shampoo lathers well, and the smell is amazing, if you like citrus, which I do. A rich lather is what I like on my thick hair, and the White Rain Shampoo does not disappoint. The conditioner, also emitting that great orange scent, is thick and creamy, and saturates my hair well all the way through, another plus to my thick hair. After using both the White Rain shampoo and conditioner, my hair felt clean and soft, which was nice.
My hair was easier to comb through than it normally is, so I attributed that to the fruit extracts in the shampoo and conditioner. I blow dried my hair immediately after showering to really test the products, as my hair usually balloons all over the place if I blow dry it sopping wet. My hair blow dried smooth and silky and soft, with the only volume being the natural thickness of my hair. It was surprising. Usually my hair looks like I just got electrocuted after I blow dry it. My hair instead after using White Rain shampoo and conditioner looked like I had used a styling cream to manage my locks while I blow dried it. It was shiny, smooth, and with far less fly aways than I’m used to. I was pleased.
I don’t know if my hair looks any stronger, because my hair is so thick on its own I don’t know if I’d notice any additional strength. What I did notice, however, was a lack of fly aways and static and tangles, which may amount to the same thing. Either way, my hair smells awesome, is nice and shiny, and doesn’t look fried right after I blow dry it. For less than a buck a bottle, I give White Rain “for stronger hair” shampoo and conditioner a huge thumbs up. It blows my Tresemme products out of the water, and was a fraction of the price.