we test two new miracle hair formulas to see if they live up to their promises.

by ray siegel

I could stand in the shampoo aisle at Duane Reade for hours trying to decide which to take home because there are so many options!

I'm not complaining—I actually like hanging out in Duane Reade (which has gotten way fancier by the way) and reading every single shampoo bottle label. (Beauty tip: When I'm trying to avoid buying new clothes, a cheap drugstore find usually holds me over for a while.) But we know that an evening of shampoo shopping isn't most people's idea of a good time, which is why we're focusing on it for this week's edition of Face Off (last time we tackled two new eyeliners).

I tested two new shampoos that focus on reviving and restoring damaged hair--I just ditched my blonde highlights in favor of dark brown, which obviously means my tresses aren't in top shape. The weather is changing too, which means that our hair has different needs. And I'm sure you've heard this before, but if you hang on to that favorite shampoo for too long your body acclimates to it and it eventually won't work as well as it used to—another good reason to change it up.

Last night I used Garnier on the left side of my head and Yes to Blueberries on the right, here's how it turned out:

The Product: Garnier Fructise Fall Fortifying Shampoo

The Promise: It'll save you up to 1,500 strands of hair per month by preventing breakage--or worse.

The Result: Really shiny, really soft hair that actually stays on your head. And it smells better than most shampoos I've tried—I couldn't stop sniffing the fruity fragrance!!

Use It: If your hair tends to fall out when you wash it (like mine) there will be significantly less hair in your drain.

Buy it: $6.99 here

The Product: Yes To Blueberries Healthy Hair Repair Shampoo

The Promise: Healthier hair in seven days.

The Result: Stronger hair that feels super clean. The scent of this one is more subtle; it's not, as you'd expect, smelling like fresh blueberries, but it's refreshing.

Use It: If heat-styling tools are a regular thing or if you color your hair.

Buy it: $7.99 here