Instead of: Kerastase Nutritive Oleo-Relax Serum, $27.30

kerastase-vs-loreal

Try: L’Oreal Paris Hair Expertise OleoTherapy Perfecting Oil-Essence, $11.46

Kerastase Nutritive Oleo-Relax Serum is as fancy as its name sounds. This serum performs about a million tasks at once: it hydrates, de-frizzes, shines, detangles, adds softness and helps style your hair! I feel like I'm channeling my inner-Rupunzel every time I'm done using this stuff—my hair actually feels like spun silk. You can use it on freshly washed, damp hair or even on dry second-day hair—which is my personal preference. Kerastase Nutritive Oleo-Relax Serum doesn't weigh your hair down, and it has a fresh, clean scent that lingers in your hair all day long. In fact, I never wear perfume because I don't want it to mask the smell of this serum. Even though this product is awesome, it's way, way overpriced.

L’Oreal Paris' Hair Expertise OleoTherapy Perfecting Oil-Essence works just like the expensive Kerastase serum, but costs about half the price! In fact, I’ll even admit that L'Oreal's version works a tad bit better than it's expensive counterpart. L’Oreal Paris' Hair Expertise OleoTherapy Perfecting Oil-Essence is lightweight and leaves my hair feeling shiny and smooth after just one use. It also makes my hair smell like I've been dancing through a field of wildflowers. And let's be honest, who wouldn't want that? As an added bonus, L'Oreal has an entire line of OleoTherapy products. I'm so happy with this oil serum—I can't wait to try all the matching products!