Your shampoo and conditioner may be the reason your hair smells like medicine.

Having great smelling hair is almost as important as having great looking hair.

So imagine one day finding that your hair smells like something from the medicine cabinet.

I had been trying to find the right shampoo and conditioner for my color-treated hair, and decided to try KEN PAVES “YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL” conditioner, since it does not contain sulphates or parabens. It was pricey, too.

But I figured that the famous adage, “You get what you pay for,” applied here.

At home when I opened up the tube, I was floored by the scent: medicine. How else can I describe this?

Imagine some tube of ointment your doctor prescribes for a rash. What would that ointment smell like?

Something that smells like that should not go on your hair.

The KEN PAVES product not only had a medicinal smell, but it was strong.

I had to wash my hair that evening and wasn’t in the mood for going back out to return the tube.

I also hoped that maybe this odor would transform into something more pleasant once the product got into my hair and was rinsed out.

Dang … I was wrong. My hair ended up smelling like medicine. I don’t know which ingredient could possibly be responsible for this, but I absolutely warn you to avoid KEN PAVES hair products—at least if they have an unpleasant fragrance. Unless, of course, you want your hair to stink like medicine.

Even two days out and after brushing my hair, the problem persisted, though it wasn’t as strong.

I will never use this KEN PAVES product again and intend on contacting the company to complain about this.

It also doesn’t help that this conditioner did nothing to make my hair look like this product was worth the price or odor.

I’m sure the KEN PAVES shampoo (which thankfully I didn’t buy because I already had shampoo) is just as bad. I give the conditioner zero stars out of five. Good riddance.

Lorra Garrick has been covering medical, fitness and cybersecurity topics for many years, having written thousands of articles for print magazines and websites, including as a ghostwriter. She’s also a former ACE-certified personal trainer.  



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