Love this product. I definitely notice a huge difference in the shine, texture and sleekness of my hair when using this. While the price for the bottle can seem a little high (I got my 2oz tube for $10) it lasts forever. My hair is between shoulder and elbow length and I use a pea size amount at most and it's more than sufficient. Because the product also improves the sleekness of your hair it can weigh down curls though depending on how heavy your hair is. The only real problem I've had is once the bottle gets low it can be difficult to get the remaining product out because it is a tube.
I have shoulder length, wavy/curly fine hair. I love this stuff. Surprisingly, I could have taken it or left it when I used to straighten my hair, but since I've gone back to my natural curls, I use it every day. I usually shower in the evenings, because I get up so early for work, and I have to sit so long to diffuse my curls. So I use this in the morning, as my finisher, before heading out for the day. I flip my head over, and scrunch a pea-size amount into my hair. It's shiny, no frizzies, with full, tousled curls.
I'm sorry for those this isn't working for. You really need to use just the smallest amount, rub it all over your hands, letting the heat from your hands warm it up a bit, and (if you have curls) just gently scrunch. I make sure not to get it close to my scalp, fearing it will flatten my hair, and make it appear a bit greasy.
The fact that it smells amazing is a side benefit, but still... :) It is expensive, but my 4 oz tube will last me a year - and that's with daily use.
I tried everything. I really wanted to like this product. For the price, I REALLY wanted to like it. I read every positive review and tried to replicate what they were doing (if our hair types seemed similar) and read every bad review and avoided what they were doing. I swear I read a shameful number of reviews. But my hair consistently looked horrible and greasy! Because what this product would do in theory was exactly what I was looking for, so I tried to make it work but alas, like a cheating boyfriend who you keep giving chances to because he swears he's changed and will make it up to you, this product just fell flat on its promises. The final straw was when my (not terrible, cheating Fekkai-esque) boyfriend offhandedly asked if I had gone for a run (I hadn't) and when I asked why, he said it looked like I had been sweating (he meant greasy). So it wasn't in my head at all.
Then I realized Fekkai products aren't cruelty free (subsidiary of Proctor & Gamble) so I passed along all my Fekkai products to a friend and am not looking back.
Most people have a love-hate relationship with Fekkai Glossing Cream with Olive Oil. They either hate it or love it. I'm in the love category. My hair is fine but thick, processed and straight, and in layers.
The first time I received this, it was a sample tube of the true Fekkai, not the Proctor and Gamble branded stuff. Be very careful of what you buy. There is a huge difference between the two products. I absolutely fell in love with this product. It made my hair glossy, shiny, smooth where it needed it, highlighted the blonde, gave it texture, did wondrous things to the styling of my hair. As long as I used the proper amount. Some people use a pearl-size amount, some use a little more. You just have to figure out how much you're going to need for your luxurious mane. That's all. I don't think it's meant to be used on all strands of your hair, rather, it's used more as a highlighter on various sections and that's how it works best for me.
I take a small amount, spread it on my fingers, and use my fingers (after blow-drying) to piece my hair how I want it finally look. This glossing cream works to put a final shine on my hair and set it in place, calm any frizz from any humidity that might be happening. Granted, if I use too much, my hair will look greasy. So, I've learned just how much to use.
Now, I mentioned there are two out there on the market. If you look at the back of the tube, one says Proctor & Gamble. That one has different ingredients in it (altho similar) but it is not as rich and will not create the same effect as the one tube that is just made by Fekkai in Paris. I'm not sure where all the shops are that the one from Proctor & Gamble is sold, but I noticed it at a shop when I was comparing the backs of tubes. I actually bought one and wound up returning it because I could feel the difference in product. That was my mistake and I learned from it. It seems like a knock-off version so be careful and read the backs to make sure you buy the salon version. It's that worth it.
The little 2 oz. version lasted me almost 6 months. Remember, you only use a pearl at a time, so you don't need much. The larger version is going on a year now and I'm ready to purchase again, so when I factor in the cost and divide it by 12, it's really only a few bucks a month. That's pretty cheap for one product to gloss my hair, control frizz, make it shiny, highlight the blonde and give it lift all in one tube.
I like the scent of olive oil and find it pleasant. It's not overpowering at all, besides, if you're only using a tiny amount, how can it offend anyone? Since I've tried this product, I haven't looked for any other one since. It's my HG of hair creams.
I'm on my third tube of this stuff and I still love it. You must only use a tiny, tiny amount, otherwise hair will end up greasy. But if used properly, it gives shine and smoothness. I only use this on the bottom 1/4 of my hair, just to make the ends shiny and nicely flowing. For me, this is only suitable when I wear my hair straight.
I liked this, but I like the Shea Butter Mask better. I get the same result, only my hair is actually being conditioned by the mask as opposed to just styled by the Cream. I used this in soaking wet hair. It made for a very glossy top knot! Held my hair in place. My hair was very soft and shiney when I took it down.
I've been using this product for many years. It tames frizz really well, I wouldn't dare go near my roots with this, but I do have naturally wavy and generally normal hair. When used correctly, gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. 4 because of the price and because I haven't been searching for an HG similar product, so I can't say its the best when I haven't tried similar, cheaper products.
I tried this cream multiple times, in multiple ways. And well, it just doesn't do it for me. It's too thick, it's too heavy, and it weighs my hair down. After a few hours, especially in certain weather, it made my hair gross. It didn't make styling any easier. And looking at the ingredients it's no wonder why. I'm really glad I just bought the travel size, not the full size.
No, thanks. In short, this is an expensive product (about $20-$30 depending on size) that doesn't do anything for me that a small bit of coconut oil (see my review) doesn't do a million times better...and FF is more expensive and doesn't smell as good. Now, does it make a difference in my hair?--Maybe a little bit, but the �glossing� effects are minimal, akin to a cheap �glossing� spray: it doesn't help soothe poof or frizz on textured hair like coconut oil seems to do. In fact, this acts more like a mediocre leave-in conditioner, and if too much is used, even my super-dry, poofy hair can end up looking greasy. (I'd recommend only using the product minimally on the ends of your hair due to this, as you would use coconut oil.) I'd also recommend using a small amount at first, distributing it through the ends of damp hair. Needless to say, I won't be repurchasing.
This is a big miss for me. I wanted to believe the hype. I wanted to believe in the power of the allmightly glossing cream. I even wanted to believe the unsolicited, yet reassuring, "I love that stuff!" comment a random gal said in passing to me as I stood in the Fekkai section of Ulta. Alas, it was not meant to be. I didn't mind the olive smell, which I know some people have issue with. My main problem ended up being the end result. I tried using a pea size amount on my first styling attempt and ended up with dirty feeling, greasy looking hair. I figured I used to much on my long (half way down back) hair, so I didn't give up. The next three days, I increasingly decreased the amount I used until I was using barely a scant amount and still....same dirty feeling, greasy looking hair. Lesson learned: you can't win them all.