I am in love! A Sally Beauty supply store just opened up in my town and I think that's where I'll be buying all my hair products from now on. I started with this serum since I was all out of my usual John Frieda Frizz-Ease serum, and I can't say enough good things about it:
1) It's cheap! I bought the 355ml bottle for $11.89 CA (with Sally card). That's about the same price you pay for a tiny 50ml bottle of John Frieda Frizz-Ease serum.
2) It smells lovely. The John Frieda has a chemically smell that I never liked, but this stuff has a mild fruity, vanilla scent that I love. I think the nice scent might be due to the fact that this serum has a bunch of natural oils in it, not just chemicals and silicones.
3) The packaging is durable and effective. It comes in a simple clear plastic bottle with a flip-top lid. The lid has a tiny hole that gives you a lot of control over how much product comes out.
4) It works! I put about 4 or 5 drops in my hand and massage it through my hair while it's still wet and then I style it as usual. The result is lots of shine and a lot less frizz. (I have naturally curly hair that is on the coarse side). Other reviewers have mentioned that over time, the natural oils in this serum seem to condition the hair and make it healthier. I'm curious to see if that will happen for me.
The big bottle will probably last me a really long time, but I will definitely buy this again!
I love this serum! I have been using it for years and it makes my hair so soft and shiny. It works great with my flat iron.
I have had this stuff for years, literally. I get in stages where I use it and then switch to something else. But I really love this product.
I use it on my hair when I'm done styling and it leaves it feeling so soft. It's great to use with a Chi.
It does have a zillion cones in it though for those that don't care for that.
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!