1. Have you seen the flimsy bottles that Jonathan shampoo and conditioner come in? One false move in the shower and the bottle will be history, cracked in two cheap little pieces. It even feels dangerously as though you might break the bottle when you squeeze it – and you’ll need to squeeze it quite hard if you want to get any product out.
2. Jonathan’s logo is so boring that it actually makes you feel sad for him, as his design team clearly rushed the final packaging to get the product out sooner and capitalize on the success of Jonathan’s show, “Blow Out.” Whichever ten cent design genius managed to put “Jonathan” in black capital letters, superimpose it on a neutral background, and call it a finished logo needs to be fired right away. For a line that prides itself on offering unique hair care products, the packaging could not be any less original.
3. Jonathan’s Add Moisture Shampoo doesn’t lather due to his non-detergent formula. I would have no problem with this if the shampoo worked well, but unfortunately, the lack of foam seems to make it more difficult to use. You really need to massage this through your hair twice to get adequate results, and even then it’s difficult to know if your hair is clean. This shampoo doesn’t make your hair feel clean to the touch.
4. The texture of Jonathan’s Add Moisture Shampoo leaves something to be desired, as it is heavy and somewhat sticky like honey. It’s necessary to combine the shampoo with water in your hands before you can wash your hair with it. I find this annoying.
5. Jonathan’s Add Moisture Conditioner manages to be too thick to be squeezed easily from the tube, yet too runny to really soak into the length of your hair. Long haired girls, be warned: this conditioner will end up all over your back and shoulders.
6. Jonathan’s Add Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner don’t actually add moisture to the hair. This allegedly moisturizing combination of products actually left my hair drier, rougher, duller, and generally less healthy looking. These products should be renamed “Detract Moisture.”
7. Jonathan’s Add Moisture Conditioner doesn’t even detangle the hair. Even when I coated my hair with an extremely generous amount of this and let it sink in for the duration of my shower, I was still ripping my hair out when I tried to comb through it afterwards.
8. Also, after a month of use, I felt as though the combination of Jonathan Add Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner managed to strip some of the color from my hair. Jonathan advertises that his shampoo and conditioner help prevent color from fading, but this is clearly not the case.
9. Unless you want people to notice your less than amazing hair, don’t use Jonathan’s Add Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner. The combination of these two products left my hair looking so nasty that I had multiple people comment on it, including my hairdresser, who wanted to know just what I was doing to my poor hair.
10. Have I mentioned the exorbitant cost of Jonathan’s Add Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner? These products will set you back $20 and $22, respectively. I don’t mind shelling out the big bucks for quality products that do what they promise, but I’ll take a pass on the mediocre Jonathan line. A better alternative for dry hair types would be Frederic Fekkai’s Glossing Shampoo and Conditioner at $20 each.