Act & Acre Shampoo and Conditioner Review: Are They Worth The Hype?Categories Beauty
Now, listen. I love a good hype product. Dyson Airwrap? Love it. Peloton? Love it. May Lindstrom skincare? Love it. I’m down to jump on the “we love this product and need to tell the world” train! But only when it’s worth it. And today friends, I can’t say that about our Ace & Acre review.
I wanted to love it. I tried so hard to love it. And my hair is still recovering from those moments because spoiler alert for today’s review: it’s a hard pass. Nevertheless, like every WSS review, I’m going to give you the good, the bad, and the ugly. Because yes there is always some good to be found in a product. Like there HAS to be a reason people buy it even if that person isn’t me. Pour it out friends and let’s jump in. We’ve got a lot of ground to cover.
Act & Acre Review
What’s The Price Point?
Both the shampoo and conditioner cost $28. The refill price is $22.
Where Can I Buy Them?
Amazon, on the Act & Acre website, and a few other retailers.
Are They Safe For Color Treated Hair?
Yes, the website says it’s safe for chemically treated hair.
How Long Does The Product Last?
I only tested the product for a few days. But as someone who washes her hair 2x a week, I could see it lasting 2-3 months.
What Do I Like?
I LOVE the simplicity of the ingredients. You don’t have to google or research anything because everything is pretty straight forward. I also love that there’s the option for refilling the product. While I haven’t quite hit my sustainability goals, I’m striving to do better. So when a brand makes it easier for me to do this, it’s a win!
What Don’t I Like About The Act & Acre Shampoo?
I really wanted to like the Act & Acre products. And tbh, I still have hope for a few others but more on that in a minute. As far as today’s Act & Acre Review goes, I definitely did a bit of research before hand.
One of the things that I commonly see on the A&A instagram is how to use the shampoo. It doesn’t lather like a traditional product so you have to do a lot of it in your hands prior to putting it in your hair. But from there it was all kind of downhill.
I never felt like my hair got clean. Despite multiple attempts and several days of testing, it just wasn’t happening. Now in true WSS testing fashion, I try to test things as though they would fit into my already established routine and as a solo product. With the current state of my blonde, I’m rotating in purple shampoo at least once a week. Sadly, I never really got to this point because I gave up. I was honestly that over the entire situation.
What Don’t I Like About The Act & Acre Conditioner?
After I’d decided I would return the shampoo, I thought I would give the conditioner one more go to see if it worked on it’s own. No dice. For days, my hair felt awful. Like it wasn’t quite clean but also stripped of everything. And there was no moisture happening in it whatsoever. When I would run my fingers through my hair in the shower, it still felt tangled which is a probably I don’t often find I have to deal with.
Would I Buy Them Again?
Never say never, but I’m going to say I would highly doubt it.
Because I have blonde hair, it’s naturally dry. I regularly use a fair amounts of masks and moisturizers to keep my hair healthy & happy. So there’s a good chance that someone who has more oily hair would enjoy this product. There is always the potential that this works better with the full system. Personally, I believe every product in a line should stand out on its own. But I can see where the Act & Act scalp oil & scalp detox would aid in making these products work better.
Do I think I’ll try those down the line? Absolutely. Do I think I’ll try the full system? Probably not. It took me several washes and a lot of conditioner to get my hair happy again. I’ve gone on quite the journey to heal my hair and it’s partly why I invested in the Dyson Airwrap. So to go from having healthy, soft hair to something that felt like straw was not something I want to do anything.
Have you tried the Act & Acre products? Let us know in the comments below! And if there’s something I should have tried differently, I’d love to hear that too. If you want to see more one off reviews, be sure to come follow me on Instagram. As well as, sign up for the newsletter so you stay up to date on all things WSS. Until next time friends. Xoxo, Savvy
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Grateful to read this review, thank you. I started the Scalp Detox a month ago and it’s OK, kind of makes my scalp more oily but I’m hoping to stimulate hair growth, so I’ll give it a full go. The Dry Shampoo works great, and no fragrance means no itch on my sensitive scalp. The Cleanse and Conditioner both contain glycerine – not my favorite ingredient for a bunch of reasons, and possibly why you didn’t get a clean or moisturized feeling – so I wasn’t sure I wanted to try. Thanks to reading your thoughts, I’m going to hold… Read more »
that’s great to know!! I’ve been curious about the dry shampoo so I’ll add it to the list to try next. 🙂
Ugh! I wish I’d had read this before buying the shampoo and conditioner. I’ve been using it for one week and my hair feels awful! My hair is so dry, drab and lifeless. I emailed the company hoping to be able to return for a refund. Its a no to the product but hopefully they have good customer service. I really wanted to like this but I couldn’t. I dont want to be all negative so the only nice thing I can say is that it smells really nice. 😊
Oh no! Hopefully they will help you out.
I actually bought it all a couple months ago and shelved it after a couple uses because my hair just felt blah. I ran out of all my other stuff and ended up using it the last 3 weeks solely because I hate throwing anything away, especially expensive products. MY HAIR FEELS AMAZING. I did get the scalp detox and have used it once a week since I’ve been back on the shampoo and conditioner. I’m going longer between washes and just use the dry shampoo as needed. I have fine hair and grown out ombré so drier ends and… Read more »
Worst conditioner ever !
lol so glad I’m not alone
The creator of the product says you need to use it for 5-7 washes and during that time your hair will be dry and yucky because it’s getting rid of the silicones from previous products
unfortunately, that wasn’t something I had the time for or was willing to endure. but thank you for letting us know!!