TIGI® S-Factor™ "Serious" Conditioner has been my favorite go-to hair treatment product for several years now. And last year, I decided to try S-Factor™ Color Savvy™ Sulfate-Free Shampoo and Moisturizing Conditioner.
I initially used Color Savvy Shampoo and Conditioner for few days right after I colored my hair, but felt it wasn't moisturizing enough for my dry and damaged hair: so I went back to using my Fekkai products. The rising popularity of sulfate-free shampoos eventually made me give these products another try, and this time, I used it consistently for the past six months.
S-Factor™ Color Savvy™ Shampoo contains a scientific blend of ingredients especially suited for color treated hair. It's free of color stripping sulfate. With sulfate-free shampoos, people often complain about lack of lather. Bubbly lather is something people usually have to give up when using sulfate-free shampoos. However, with S-Factor Color Savvy Shampoo, you still get decent lather even though it's sulfate-free. Given, the lather isn't rich as the ones we are used to that contains sulfate, but it still beats a lot of sulfate-free shampoos out there that hardly lathers (keep in mind, lather doesn't equal cleanliness despite how it makes us feel). This shampoo effectively cleans without drying out hair. It's not as moisturizing as I would've liked, but it does prevent product build up so hair remains lightweight which make using a clarifying shampoo once in a while unnecessary.
S-Factor™ Color Savvy™ Moisturizing Conditioner definitely makes up for the shampoo's insufficiency in moisturizing. It replenishes moisture to your color treated hair while making hair silky soft without weighing down the hair. The combination of both products does help retain hair color longer than regular products, but not significantly better than other color treated hair products.
What I like the most about both products is the scent: it smells like a mix of strawberry, kiwi, tangerine, with a tropical fruity-ish note, and strangely enough, a bit of chemical-isn scent. You might wonder why I like a scent that has a chemical-ish tone... It's kind of like the scent of those fruity scented markers; the scent of marker (chemical-ish) is there but the fruity scent