This product is AMAZING. I have wasted money on so many hair oils and leave in conditioners to tame my dry, damaged, and tangled hair and this was it. I can honestly run my fingers through my hair and barely feel any knots. It isn't greasy for my hair but I guess it's because I don't use that much. But be careful when pouring it out because a little squeeze can give you a little too much oil.
This stuff is awesome! Years ago, John Frieda used to make a Beach Blonde oil that I swore by for making bleached hair look shiny and smooth. When they discontinued it, I thought I was out of luck. I randomly picked this stuff up on a whim after bleaching my hair. Very inexpensive. I color and highlight my hair, and my highlights in particular always lack shine and look dull and dry. Applying just a TINY drop of this stuff to dry hair immediately brightens it up and smooths down flyaways. I can already tell I will have a million uses for this little wonder product.
I LOVE this stuff. I am a huge Moroccanoil fan, but was looking for something cheaper because I use it all the time to soften the dry ends of my hair. I considered a few other brands before settling on Garnier, because their products rarely let me down. This definitely exceeded my expectations! After I wash my hair I blow-dry it about halfway dry, then apply the oil everywhere except my roots. I let it air dry the rest of the way and it is super soft, very close to the results I get with Moroccanoil. I find the smell to be similar to Moroccanoil, but it fades quickly so if you don't like scents, not a big deal.
I will definitely buy this product again! Especially if I apply before straightening, my hair is soft, shiny, no frizz, and it holds its shape for days! Rating a 5 because it exceeds my expectations for a drugstore product, I can't complain. Will definitely repurchase.
I was so excited about this stuff, I used it the second I got back from the store! Applied to dry hair, this stuff is amazing!! It does absolutely everything it says it will. My hair was instantly super shiny and sleek. The difference was sooo noticeable. It was not greasy at all. I took off one lippie because I don't like the smell, which is sort of pungent/earthy. However, when mixed with conditioner in the shower, it didn't reduce my frizziness at all and actually seemed to tangle my hair a little more (although it did prevent my hair from falling out in the shower).
Works just as well as my Josie maran argan oil and its cheaper. (I picked this up for less than $5 at my local target).
A little definitely goes a long way. I put a tiny amount through my hair when it's damp and then I blow dry. I also love using this to tame my frizzy ends after I style my hair. This oil is Lightweight and I love the scent.... Kinda nutty with a hint of vanilla? Def would repurchase this product.
I bought this product to hopefully tame my hair because whenever I curl my hair, it gets frizzy and there are a lot of flyaways. It bugs me so much because it just makes my hair look rushed and not very put together, if you know what I mean... I have been using this for a week, mixing it with my conditioner and applying some to the ends of my wet hair after I get out of the shower. It definitely has made my hair softer, but it really makes my hair frizz. Even when I don't curl my hair, it frizzes up and it's really frustrating. I think this product did what it was made not to do. I'm really bummed that this didn't work out for me and made my hair even worse.
My hair is halfway down my back, having not been cut in three years. I've got a lot of hair, but it's fine in texture. I have something of a dry/split end problem; yeah, I could use a trim, but that hasn't happened yet (and I HATE the whole haircut experience), so when I saw this at Rite Aid I figured I'd try it, just to see if it would tame the dry ends a bit.
And, boy, DOES IT EVER. I was absolutely amazed. I use a quarter-sized dollop of it and work it through my damp hair after washing. I air-dry my hair and it ends up sleek and healthy-looking. I used to have oily hair (not so much now that I've aged some) and even two days later my hair looks just as good as it did the first day, with no oil slick at the roots. I've waited a long time for something affordable which would serve me half as well as this stuff, and now that I've found something better than I expected I will buy it as long as they make it. Complete HG!
I love this product so far. I've used it for a week, so about 6 times so far and it's great. I've got really long dark hair. It's normal thickness, but I get really oily roots and dry ends. I've colored it many many times so the ends are pretty crunchy. This is the first time in a long time that I was able to comb my hair right out of the shower! Before, I tried all sorts of deep conditioners, treatment conditioners, and they would work sort of, but I wouldn't get that soft, manageable and I couldn't detangle my hair when it was wet...so I couldnt use a brush to dry it and that made it even more frizzy.
Another product that I love that has similar results to this is the Cleansing Conditioner by Lisa Rachel...I absolutely love it. However, I wanted to try this oil treatment because the Lisa Rachel product is a bit expensive, I can't find it in stores, and in order to get that soft amazing hair you have to use a lot of conditioner!
With this oil treatment, I still use regular conditioner for dry hair, but only on the pony tail (the part of the hair longer than my shoulders), but I only put a bit, then I add some water, squeeze it out and put a tiny bit of the oil. Then I use a shower comb to distribute it and rinse it out pretty well.
It comes out really soft and I haven't noticed oily residue. When the hair is still wet you can notice that it's a bit oily, but that's because this product is oil...but after you dry it, it's completely soft, non sticky or anything like that. Don't use it on your scalp if you have oily roots.
The reason I took off a point for the overall rating is because the bottle is pretty small and it cost over $5 (on sale). But because of the great results I'm definitely buying this again even at full price.
I highly recommend it!
I normally hate silicones, but this serum has somewhat won me over. My friend suggested this to me over the summer, saying that it made her thick, straight hair a lot softer, shinier etc. Of course, I knew this was just the silicones, and she has the kind of hair where she can use anything, and I don't...but I picked up a bottle anyway. The first few times I used this, I was not impressed. My coarse, dry, curly hair was still frizzy and really poofy and had funky waves--this didn't help straighten it out at all.
I went to the salon a couple weeks ago and the stylist used Moroccanoil (not the real deal, some other brand) on my hair and my hair was pin-straight and perfect for days. Hence I decided to break this out again in the hopes that it would work. And it does! Not as well, but very close.
I apply about two or three pumps of this on towel-dried hair after using Evercreme Intense Nourishing Shampoo, V05 Blackberry Sage Conditioner, and Tresemme Nourishing Moisture Conditioner. This has helped to give my hair really nice shine and slip and to straighten it out a bit. I usually let it air dry about halfway and then braid it. This also makes my hair super pretty if I put it in pin curls instead of a braid and take them out in the morning. This isn't something I want to use often--just when heat styling, or when I need reliably good hair--but this is a really good, most importantly non-greasy alternative to my standby coconut oil.
Pros: makes hair shiny, soft, straighter, detangles, defrizzes
Cons: the product sometimes shoots right out of the bottle onto you, the counter, whatever; the scent's too...powdery...for my taste; full of silicones so it isn't really healing my hair, just masking damage.
I'll use this when heat styling.
Smells great! I can't really say that it makes my hair much softer, but I use it in my daughter's hair (she's biracial) and it really holds her curls together nicely. When I use it in my hair, it def dries faster. Not a bad product, especially for the price.