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Stylish Study: Philip B. Hair Products Review

How My Hair Went From “Let Me Hide This Under a Hat,” to “Excuse Me While I Walk The Red Carpet”

Bonjour my loves! It’s Parker Hunstiger once again bringing you yet another Stylish Study. I know it’s been awhile, but don’t worry I’m still here for y’all. Who knew boxes took so long to ship? Granted, they are travelling the distance from New York to Wisconsin. From the city that never sleeps to beer-bellied redneck country, who woulda thunk it.

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The point is I’m back and still 100% honest on what products to buy and which products to bypass along with the help of my beautiful product models, Isabella Martinez, Savannah Ross, and Lisette Martinez. Let’s get started, shall we?


Since 1991, Philip B. has created lines of haircare products that never fail to make anyone’s hair feel like heaven. With hair feeling like angel dust, who wouldn’t want the halo effect that this shampoo provides? After two weeks of using the Philip B. hair product line, my hair has gone from “let me hide this under a hat,” to “excuse me while I walk the red carpet.”

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This effect doesn’t surprise me since Philip B. products have been professionally used on hit beauty and fashion television series, Project Runway, as well as showcased in magazines such as Vogue, Marie Claire, Elle, and Cosmopolitan. I’m incredibly grateful towards the Philip B. company for making this review possible, and for providing me with a little sliver of Project Runway memorabilia. I would also like to thank the wonderful Ms. Margo Lesher who has been very helpful throughout this entire process, and the talented Mr. Philip B. for creating these incredible high-quality hair products for me to test and review. I wouldn’t be able to write Stylish Studies without the generosity of these beautiful people.


♦ Philip B. – Russian Amber Imperial Dry Shampoo

I’m not one to wash my hair every day. I would rather keep the natural oils in my hair than strip my locks of its organic nourishment. It keeps my hair looking shinier and bouncier, so instead, I alternate washes every three days. But then there are those weeks, which I refer to as “seven-day lazies” in which I don’t have the motivation in me to deal with wet hair. We’ve all been there, have we not? I somehow found it within myself to go to out into the world with my unwashed hair. Not exactly my brightest moment, but hey a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do.

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Now I’ve heard of dry shampoo before but have never actually used it until I received my shipment from Philip B. What I thought was a golden hairspray bottle, turned into the holy grail of hair products. Once I actually read the label, I realized that God had sent me a bottled miracle. It’s 260 ml of pure heaven, and the minute I used it, I knew I was in love. After five days of not washing my hair, all it took was a few sprits here and there and it instantly transformed my unwashed hair. The refreshing and rejuvenating spray instantly volumized my hair, lifting it from the roots. It gave my hair a cleaner and fresher look without the annoyance of washing it. Just spray it on the greasy or problematic areas of the hair and just like magic, your locks feel light and voluminous, while sustaining its natural shine without the help of parabens. This product is perfect for people of all hair types.

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The one downside to the Russian Amber Dry Shampoo is the scent of the substance. I was not a fan of the smell, but I’m also not an amber person. I’ve never liked the smell of amber. But honestly, I could live with the musky aroma because the bottled shampoo worked wonders on my hair, so it wasn’t that big of a deal to me.

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If you are a person that finds yourself having “seven-day lazies” then pick up a bottle of Philip B. dry shampoo because you will find that you will be on your knees thanking the shampoo gods that this stuff exists.

Price – $45.00

Purchase Site – philipb.com


♦ Philip B. – Scent Of Santa Fe Balancing Shampoo

When I tested the Scent Of Santa Fe Balancing Shampoo, I fell in love with the smell. That, by far, is what really hooked me on this. This 220 ml bottle of glory contains 10% pure plant extracts (piñon, sage, and juniper berry) and works as a daily cleanser that gets the job done for any hair type.

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I found that this product is very good if you just want a quick, gentle wash and can be used as an everyday shampoo. Nowadays, it seems like every shampoo has “special powers” that promise voluminously, detangling factors etc. Sometimes, it’s nice to have a shampoo that has simple characteristics, whose job is to simply clean your hair with natural ingredients. It was nice to finally have found one that does this, and one that works this well.

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After usage, my hair felt incredibly soft due to the softness and shine characteristics within the shampoo that include Shea Butter and Panthenol (Vitamin B5). Containing only natural ingredients without parabens, I was sold. I’d highly recommend this product to anyone who wants to balance out their hair’s oil and dryness tendencies, or to anyone that wants a simple shampoo that does a job well done. Either way, it’s a win in my book because I found the Scent Of Santa Fe Balancing Shampoo to be highly effective.

Price – $33.00

Purchase Site – philipb.com


♦ Philip B. – White Truffle Ultra-Rich, Moisturizing Shampoo

The White Truffle Ultra-Rich, Moisturizing Shampoo is, and probably always will be, the closest thing I’ll ever get to actually trying a white truffle. I must say, the smell of this shampoo is incredible. Its aroma gives you the feeling that you should be taking a bubble bath in a magnificent tub while candles are burning all around you. (Not going to lie, I felt like a rich person while using this shampoo.)

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What I thoroughly enjoyed about using this product, is its moisturizing qualities. Containing 23.3% pure plant extracts and botanical hydrates, (white truffle, hops, nettle, lemon, and lavender) this shampoo was able to relieve the dryness from my scalp. I have an itchy scalp, so that fact that in a single wash this shampoo was able to subside the itchiness, just proves that it’s definitely a high-quality product. I haven’t used one shampoo that’s been able to achieve that.

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Another interesting quality about this shampoo is that it rejuvenates color and chemically treated hair. My hair has never gone through either process, but I like that this product’s super-hydrating components are able to rejuvenate treated hair since many peoples’ hair have been chemically altered.

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Sadly, this product is not paraben free due to the color and keratin treatment, and rejuvenating components to help with chemically treated and colored hair. That’s the one downside to this product that I didn’t appreciate. But on the other hand, most of the White Truffle Ultra-Rich Moisturizing Shampoo contains natural ingredients, so that’s a positive aspect about this product. I wouldn’t look poorly upon this product because it’s effective, heavily moisturizing, and achieves everything it says it will do. Therefore, it’s definitely worth your money.

Price – $60.00

Purchase Site – philipb.com


♦ Philip B. – Peppermint & Avocado Volumizing & Clarifying Shampoo

Ever since I was little, it’s been a struggle trying to grow my hair out. I’ve always wanted long, thick, beautiful golden locks. Although my hair is pretty long now (only took 18 years), I still want it longer, putting me into the “you want what you can’t have” category in life. But as soon as I read the label on the Peppermint & Avocado Volumizing & Clarifying Shampoo, I suddenly became very excited. I read two words, “root booster,” and I instantly hopped in the shower to try it out.

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I’d have to say out of all the products that Philip B. sent me, this one would have to be my most absolute favorite, with the dry shampoo taking a close second. I used this shampoo the most out of all the products because I was instantly hooked by the shampoo’s root boosting and scalp invigorating techology. Containing 2.3% pure peppermint oil, no parabens, and 16 plant extracts, it’s no wonder the Peppermint & Avocado Volumizing & Clarifying Shampoo works so well. You can literally feel the product working in your roots. After use, it leaves your scalp with a tingly-cool sensation that’s invigorating and a strong aroma of peppermint.

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I used this product for roughly two and a half weeks, and my hair grew a little more than half an inch after just two-ish weeks of using this product. My hair NEVER grows, so this product is yet another miracle hair solution. I understand now why this product is award-winning because it seriously works. After usage, it deep-cleaned my hair leaving it full, bouncy, and voluminous while providing me with half an inch of length.

Now if that doesn’t convince you to purchase this product, I don’t know what will because this shampoo by far is the best hair cleanser I’ve ever used that legitimately adds length to your hair.

Price – $32.00

Purchase Site – philipb.com


♦ Philip B. – Lavender Hand & Body Crème 

I’m not much of a hand lotion kind of girl, but since Philip B. sent me hand and body crème I thought I’d give it a try. The key to using this body crème is to not only use it on your hands but on your legs. This rejuvenating, soothing, revitalising, and (the most important factor in my opinion), skin perfecting lotion containing lavender oil, Shea Butter, Panthenol and amino acids, makes dry skin seem like a thing of the past. I found this paraben free lavender lotion to be quite effective on my legs after shaving.

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After I shave my legs, they become dry and cracked. It’s like the hydration in my legs instantly evaporates the minute I step out of the shower after eliminating all those pesky hairs. Since the label said it could be used as body crème I decided to give it a try on my dried out legs. It was the best decision I ever made! Yes, the lotion worked very well on my hands, but it worked wonders on my legs. Ten minutes after I rubbed my shaved legs down with the Lavander Hand & Body Crème, there was not a trace of dryness that had once been there. I was then left with smooth, moisturized, lavender-smelling walkers that made my dry leg insecurities disappear. You can use this lotion on your hands if you want, but I’m telling you if you use it on your legs after shaving, you won’t be sorry.

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Price – $27.00

Purchase Site – philipb.com


♦ Philip B. – Anti-Flake Relief Shampoo

As I mentioned before, I have an itchy scalp which corresponds with flaky dandruff. These two issues are the farthest thing from attractive, I know, so I needed something that would help alleviate this hairtastrophie. Philip’s Anti-Flake Relief Shampoo was just the thing I needed. Although the White Truffle Ultra-Rich Moisturizing Shampoo did the trick prevented dry scalp, the anti-flake shampoo was far more effective. This phthalate free product contains 1% pure zinc omadine, .525% pure coal tar, and 13.6% pure plant extracts of aloe vera, sage and juniper berry. I really liked using this shampoo because of its natural ingredients.

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After a single use, my itchy scalp problem was eliminated up until the next shower I took. I completely underestimated the effectiveness of this product, because once my itchy scalp problem was solved my dandruff issues became nonexistent as well. One thing in particular that I really enjoyed about this product was the fact that it terminated dry scalp and dandruff, but at the same time soothed my scalp. I could feel the effects of the shampoo once I got out of the shower, and when I dried my hair 20 minutes later.

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The only issue I have with the Anti-Flake Relief Shampoo is that it has an odd odor to it, which isn’t the most pleasurable. Thankfully, one can easily overlook this one negative aspect. I sure did once I realized how effective this product was.

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If you have dry scalp, dandruff, or a sensitive scalp, I’d highly recommend you use the Philip B. Anti-Flake Relief Shampoo because it eliminates your scalp issues while soothing and healing your head and roots.

Price – $39.00

Purchase Site – philipb.com


The Philip B. natural, paraben free, and color and keratin treatment safe hair product line, is worth every penny. It’s the most effective shampoo and conditioner line I’ve used and reviewed. I would gladly purchase these products and recommend them to anyone who wants effective shampoos.

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I want to thank the Philip B. hair product company once again for sending me these wonderful products to test. I’m eternally grateful for all the support and extraordinary people I’ve come in contact with through writing Stylish Studies. Continue to keep your eyes peeled my loves because there are many more Stylish Studies on the horizon.

Au Revoir! 

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