Availability: Prive Online
Price: Shampoo-$28.00 / Conditioner-$30.00
Shampoo: Enriched with Amazon açai and babassu oil, Privé Concept Vert # 101 rejuvenates hair with antioxidants and strengtheners as it gently nourishes and cleanses. This paraben and sulfate free, high-yield formula expands into a rich, creamy foam that leaves the hair feeling and looking shiny and healthy. Color safe.
Conditioner: Enriched with Amazon açai and babassu oil, Privé Concept Vert # 102 is a paraben and sulfate free penetrating conditioner that rejuvenates hair with potent antioxidants and healing strengtheners. This nourishing, high-yield formula expands into a rich, creamy foam that leaves the hair soft, shiny and supple. Color Safe.
Privé, a French haircare line, has created the Concept Vert collection that includes a Shampoo, Conditioner, and Volumizing Froth. This review covers the Concept Vert Shampoo and Conditioner. (I will review the Volumizing Froth shortly.) This line features Amazon açai and babassu oil as key ingredients.
The shampoo and conditioner both come in metal canisters that have pumps at the top. The white caps are plastic and are a little difficult to take off, especially in the shower when your hands are damp. But otherwise, these bottles are light-weight, sturdy, and very unique. Bonus points for the packaging being eco-friendly.
This is my all-time favorite shampoo and conditioner duo. And I’ve tried a lot of shampoos and conditioners.
First, the scent is terrific. You get a light, lemon scent with a touch of mint. The fragrance is mild and won’t offend even those with sensitive noses.
Second, the formula is brilliant. The shampoo has a foam consistency and medium lather. The best thing about this shampoo is that it doesn’t dry out my hair or scalp. With any other shampoo, I immediately feel like I need to apply conditioner after rinsing the shampoo out. The Concept Vert shampoo doesn’t have this effect.
The conditioner is similar in consistency, with more of a shaving-cream texture. It’s not thick like other conditioners, which initially made me think it wouldn’t be very moisturizing. But it leaves hair just as soft as any other conditioner, with the added benefit of not leaving hair feeling greasy. With other conditioners, especially more expensive ones that claim to give your hair “intense moisture,” you get this gooey film that’s left behind on your strands even after you wash it out. The Concept Vert conditioner rinses out cleanly while still leaving your hair soft.
Ease of Use: 9.75/10
These are so fun to use! Just pump out some of the product (about a quarter size for short hair) and distribute it throughout your hair. Be careful to not pump out too much; you might be tempted to, since the shampoo isn’t high-lather and the conditioner isn’t thick like other products, but you really don’t need much.
With the shampoo, you pay $28.00 and get 200 ml of product. With the conditioner, you pay $30.00 for the same amount. For comparison, Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Shampoo and Conditioner are $25.00 each for 236 ml of product. Prive’s set is on the expensive side, but I promise it’s worth it!
Both products are paraben- and sulfate-free, color-safe, and not tested on animals.