Worst Rated Hair Care Products of the Week

From shampoos to hair color, these hair treatments made hairstyles flop

Your hair can have an amazing effect on your overall look, but not if your products fall short on their promises. Save yourself the disappointment (and cash) by finding out which shampoos, conditioners, hair treatments and styling products let down TotalBeauty.com members.

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By Charli Schuler

Charles Worthington London Results 2nd Day Hair Mud , $5.99 TotalBeauty.com average user rating: 2.0* Grand offense: Flaky. "I bought this expecting something for messy sexy hair. WRONG. Not only does it smell like the Teen Spirit deodorant I used when I was 11 but it is impossible to get out of the jar. It flakes! I was expecting some sort of hair gook and it flakes. I'm wondering if its not actually teen spirit deodorant in different packaging." -- mcaroline, TotalBeauty.com member Agree? Disagree? Write your review here. *At time of publication Conair Shiny Styles , $27.99 TotalBeauty.com rating: 1.0* Grand offense: Poor quality. "This was the first straightener I got. I liked it because of all the different plates. But, it took me FOUR HOURS to get my hair to even resemble straight. The thing is, this straightener takes forever and will frizz your hair to no end. On the bright side, the other plates work ... but they take a long time to do so." -- RachelxAutumn, TotalBeauty.com member Agree? Disagree? Write your review here. *At time of publication Citre Shine Fresh Fusion Colour Prism Multi-reflective Conditioner , $3.99 TotalBeauty.com average user rating: 3.0* Grand offense: Drying. "I really, really wanted to like this, but I don't. I've used this brand's shine serum, and loved it. I want to support them because they don't test on animals. But ... this conditioner is supposed to be for colored hair, but it seemed to dry my hair out. It seemed like every day I used it my hair felt more and more like frizzy straw. So I'd say if your colored hair is damaged or really dry, skip this one." -- hotpinkflamingo, TotalBeauty.com member Agree? Disagree? Write your review here. *At time of publication WEN Sweet Almond Mint Texture Balm , $18 TotalBeauty.com average user rating: 3.0* Grand offense: Too heavy. "[I] love the Wen cleansing conditioner, hate the texture balm. it makes your hair feel heavy and dirty, even just after you've showered. I got the texture balm for free when I purchased the conditioner. I am very glad I did not pay for this product because I will not be using it again." -- zoomingbob, TotalBeauty.com member Agree? Disagree? Write your review here. *At time of publication Got2b Curl-Vacious Perfecting Gloss N' Curl , $5.99 TotalBeauty.com average user rating: 3.0* Grand offense: Too crunchy. "This product is ridiculously gunky. It does make my wavy curls more defined, but it also leaves a crunchy finish that's not really shiny and feels like old-school hairspray. The spray is hard to apply evenly. One star for definition." -- beautifulmonday, TotalBeauty.com member Agree? Disagree? Write your review here. *At time of publication Warren-Tricomi Boosting Shampoo for Fine Hair , $22, at salons TotalBeauty.com average user rating: 3.0* Grand offense: Lack of boost. "I did not really like this shampoo. While it is a gentler cleanser, it doesn't feel like it really cleans my scalp which is on the oily side. It also does not give my hair any noticeable volume or body. I have used the whole system of pure strength for fine hair and only like the close step , which I still use. I traded in this shampoo a long time ago. Not worth the price." -- bheide8, TotalBeauty.com member Agree? Disagree? Write your review here. *At time of publication MOP Lemongrass Shampoo , $12.70 TotalBeauty.com average user rating: 1.0* Grand offense: Irritating. "I wouldn't buy this product again. I had heard good things in general about MOP products but this really didn't improve the condition of my hair as in making it softer, etc. After a couple weeks of using [it] ... my scalp seemed itchy. Will not be re-purchasing." -- FashionStarr, TotalBeauty.com member Agree? Disagree? Write your review here. *At time of publication Ted Gibson Glimmering Gold Conditioner , $36 TotalBeauty.com average user rating : 1.0* Grand offenses: Ineffective and smelly. "I tried both this and the Glimmering Gold shampoo and was completely disappointed. This came in a two-part bottle so you could 'mix' the level of conditioner and color enhancer you wanted. The conditioner didn't detangle my hair and the color enhancer didn't enhance it. It had a strange odor, too. I finally tossed both items -- an expensive lesson learned." -- ThePixie, TotalBeauty.com member Agree? Disagree? Write your review here. *At time of publication BioSilk Hydrating Shampoo , $10.99 TotalBeauty.com average user rating: 2.0* Grand offense: Not as claimed. "Please Read The Product Title Carefully, Now Think ... Irony, perfect irony. First of all, this didn't lather too well. ... I really wanted to like this, so much that I thought maybe a fifth or sixth attempt may 'improve' the hair by frequent usage only to find a greasy scalp by the end of the night, lifeless tired roots, and dirty, oily hair that needed to be rewashed ... begging me to toss this out the window. Harsh to say but the equivalent to this doesn't even come close to any salon product I've already tried." -- VLOnline, TotalBeauty.com member Agree? Disagree? Write your review here. *At time of publication Graham Webb Back to Basics Blue Lavender Color Protect Conditioner , $11.99 TotalBeauty.com average user rating: 2.0* Grand offense: Drying. "I color my hair red, which is almost impossible to keep vibrant. I was told to try another brand that doesn't contain the sulfate that destroys the color, and saw this brand for a lot cheaper. Cheaper is not always better. Could not even get a comb through my hair after leaving on conditioner for several minutes." -- huskerchic, TotalBeauty.com member Agree? Disagree? Write your review here. *At time of publication Samy Fat Hair Thickening Spray , $7.99 TotalBeauty.com average user rating: 4.0* Grand offense: Drying. "I tried this one and threw it out after three days. It made my hair look frizzy and damaged looking, like I had a lot of split ends (even though I don't) I could never achieve a sleek, shiny style, even with a dryer and round brush. Even if it did add volume, big hair doesn't look good if it looks fried. Plus, whoever designed the spray bottle obviously never used it; it's messy and worthless." -- ryansmaid, TotalBeauty.com member Agree? Disagree? Write your review here. *At time of publication Rene Furterer Triphasic Anti-hair Loss Regenerating Serum , $77 (8 vials) TotalBeauty.com rating: 4.0* Grand offenses: Ineffective and expensive. "Started losing my hair about 8 months ago, and tried this product based on recommendation of store clerk. Should have known better -- product did nothing but put a dent in my wallet." -- munch201, TotalBeauty.com member Agree? Disagree? Write your review here. *At time of publication John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Luminous Color Glaze , $9.99 TotalBeauty.com rating: 4.0* Grand offenses: Messy, smelly and ineffective. "I did not care at all for this product. The first thing I noticed was it's strong smell. The second thing I noticed was how messy it was, like using a hair dye without gloves on. While it does say to rinse your hands right away, while using it in the shower, that doesn't help much for your back or any where else it may drip or run down. Once my hair was dry and styled, it still had that smell ... was not shiny and appeared to be dull and heavy." -- valmart49, TotalBeauty.com member Agree? Disagree? Write your review here. *At time of publication When Beauty Products Suck Celebrity Oops!: Horrible Hairstyles Worst Hair Trends of All Time Subject Subject Subject Message Message Message http://www.google.com /content/package/c_worst_hair_products/

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by EricaF123 Friday, December 28, 2012 at 11:32AM Report as inappropriate

that conair flat iron looks horrible

by TBjunkie Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at 12:41AM Report as inappropriate

Good to know so I don't waste my money. Thank you

by TBjunkie Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at 12:19AM Report as inappropriate

I wish this was updated.

by powerwoman033 Monday, March 12, 2012 at 08:47AM Report as inappropriate

glad I didn't waste any money on these!

by Bon_Bon Monday, August 15, 2011 at 02:35AM Report as inappropriate

I haven't wasted my money on any of those products, thankfully, and I'll be sure to avoid them in the future. Thanks!

by LipglossandSpandex Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at 09:46PM Report as inappropriate

EW. thanks for helping me save money!

by yckitsmary Saturday, April 9, 2011 at 02:35PM Report as inappropriate

I'm glad I read this before wasting my money! Although, I probably would have used TotalBeauty anyway to make sure ;p

by mkgx7 Thursday, April 7, 2011 at 06:40PM Report as inappropriate

and the packaging looks horrible ttoo

by judyangel101 Thursday, February 24, 2011 at 01:22PM Report as inappropriate

I'm glad I haven't used any of these!

by Bon_Bon Monday, February 21, 2011 at 03:11PM Report as inappropriate

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