Act & Acre Review: Are The Shampoo & Conditioner The Hype?

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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.

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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.

Act & Acre Review #whatsavvysaid #cleanbeauty #cleanconditioner #coldpressed
Act & Acre Review #whatsavvysaid #cleanbeauty #cleanconditioner #coldpressed

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.

Anything Else?

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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