This product works great just don't use too much or your hair will look like a greaseball. It can be applied to wet or dry hair. I have used many other serums and polishers, and this works just as good as higher end products. It even smells like fresh berries which is another plus. I currently use Mizani's Spradiance and Got 2 Be's Glossy, but I might purchase this again since it's inexpensive.
How can you NOT love this product? Amazingly cheap and works as well as any other serum-type product I've used on my hair. I use this prior to blow-drying and smooth a bit on my ends after I'm done torturing my hair with a straight iron. Love the smell - reminds me of cotton candy. I would love it if it lasted longer through the day. Lastly, this stuff lasts forever. It's a great value. I will most definitely buy this again when I run out.
I use this product sometimes when I straighten my hair with my flat iron, and while I don't really need it, it's a nice product and its' a good value for the money.
I can't believe it knowing what this product contains, but it makes my super-fine hair FRIZZY! It was given to me as a gift, and I really wanted to like it because I like the person who gave it to me. I tried it twice, and each time I had the same results. Anybody wanna swap?
I have used this product for years. I started out using the one in the clear bottle, and then, as I started coloring my hair instead of bleaching it, I moved on to the color and heat protection in the red bottle. It smells like strawberries, which is just about my favorite thing in the world (who doesn't love strawberries?). I use a nice-sized glob of this right out of the shower on wet hair to help my hair comb out easily and protect my hair from blow drying and other heat processing. It makes your hair so smooth and silky! It seals my ends and makes my hair look very healthy. It feels and looks a little greasy at first, but it really does not leave much of a residue on your hair or make it look greasy all day. I also apply a little to the ends of my hair once it is dry and styled, and that makes my hair look even more healthy. It is also great for smoothing down those little broken hairs on the crown of your head. And my color stays true a lot longer when I use this. Love it, and I will keep on buying it like I have for the past 6 or 7 years!
I bought a small sized bottle of this to try because of the good reviews here; however, this product weighed my long, fine, wavy hair down, and if I apply too much, it makes my hair greasy. I'm sure this is because of the oils in it, which is too bad because it smells WONDERFUL! In fact, it is one of the best-smelling hair care products I've ever come across. It has a very subdued sweet fragrance. I'm sure this product is deserving of it's good reviews because I suspect it will work wonders on thicker hair. It is full of good silicones and good oils. It just did not work for me.
This review is for the "Color & Heat Protection" one in the red bottle. Love, love, love! I'm such a glossing polish fiend and I have so many but I find some are too thick and almost sticky or they contain alcohol. Not this one. In addition to the usual cyclopentasiloxane, dimethicone, etc... it also contains ethyl ester of hydrolyzed silk, tocopherol acetate, aloe leaf extract, and safflowerseed oil... and a faint Kool-aid scent that dissipates.
I don't know if this protects any better than their regular Glossing Polish but this one does have the silk whereas the regular one does not. Works very well to smooth, defrizz and for flat ironing. My hair feels sooo soft!
This is GREAT stuff. I purchased this at my local Sally's after reading all the wonderful reviews.
My hair- right after I wash it, it is poofy and sort of frizzy, and thick. (I have straight to wavy hair and I'm half asian).
A day after- it gets oily, and feels dirty.
I used this for the first time yesterday after I took a shower and towel dried my hair. I used around 10 drops because I have very long hair. This morning, it is frizz-free and just the hair I'm always trying to achieve by controlling other factors like how much I dry it, when I wash it...now I don't have to get paranoid because I've found my miracle weapon. I did get the one that was made for heat protection (the red bottle instaed of the regular one)- I've got color treated hair and I'm thinking about buying a Sedu iron to straighten my hair.
This has got to be one of my favorite hair products, I've used it for almost 5 yrs now. It leaves my hair so healthy looking, silky, and shiny! My hair is dry, highlighted, thick and wavy, and no matter how much of this I use, it never looks greasy and doesn't build up. Love the sweet scent. I'll continue to re-purchase.
Edit: 02/05/09: I really do swear by this. I use it after ABBA Nourishing leave-on, and recently my stylist actually called over the salon owner to feel how soft my hair is, she was amazed. I greatly attribute the shine & condition to this.
This serum weighs down my hair and whenever I use it, my nape hairs get all tangled.