I've been using this for years and am in love with it. Makes my hair silky and shiny. Not too heavy for my fine hair either, which is a huge plus. I will continue to use this for the long run for sure = )
My favorite hair product ever! I've been using it every time I dry my hair for almost 3 years and only bought my second small bottle recently. I just put a dab of this in my hair when they're wet and style them with the blowdryer and flat or curling iron and they feel soft and look shiny. The only thing is I wouldn't recommend the big bottle cause after like a year if you still have some product the olive oil and the cream separate so it's kind of messy. You just shake it and it works just the same but like i said it's not that clean. Oh and i have morrocanoil and macadamia oil but they don't work for me because i feel that they stay on the surface of my hair and make it greasy and fry when i iron it. Hope I convince some of you to try this product :)
i love this product! i use it everyday! its pretty expensive but if you buy the big one it lasts forever. i've had mine for over a year and its about halfway full. it makes my hands glittery but i love the smell and feel though i never see any enormous difference but i love it anyway.
the product made my hair smell nice and feel silky smooth. i liked this product, but was a little too greasy for me. ive used other shine and gloss products that arent as greasy as this one, but its not a bad product.
After using, my hands look like they have glitter on them. A little goes a long way, but if you use too much, your hair looks very oily. It does make my hair shiny, though.
I've been using this product for years. I love the smell and it leaves my hair so silky and shiny. I use it when my hair is slightly damp and then blowdry or let it air dry. Cuts down on the frizz significantly. If i blowdry, my hair is super silky and straight. If I airdry, the wave is not frizzy but more beachy and defined. If you heat style, it makes your hair even more silky and shiny. A little goes a long way so be careful to not use too much or your hair will look greasy. I got my boyfriend on this stuff too after they discontinued Sebastian's laminates gel. Gives a nice flexible, shiny finish to his naturally curly hair. I will continue to always have this product in rotation in my routine.
I received a travel-sized bottle of this as an employee gratis, and kind of shrugged at it, because I'm not much of a hair person. I mean, I'm a bleach and dye the holy-living hell out of it kind of hair person, but product? No. But I tried it one day on a whim, and I gotta say, I like what it did. My hair has a habit of looking rather dull, and a tiny amount of this really helped bring in some shine, and it makes the hair slightly softer to the touch.
I use the package-directed pea-sized amount on the very tips of my fingers AFTER I've blow-dried my hair, tapping it in at about mid-shaft and quickly, lightly dragging it down. Finished up by popping whatever is left on my fingers up into the top, which never needs as much help as the rest.
Remember, though, hair product is NOT one-size fits all. If you have ultra thick hair, you'll probably have to do this in sectioned layers, using a bit more product -- I would, if I didn't have the back and sides of my scalp buzzed. For thin or fine hair, it would probably take less than a pea size. Just keep playing with it til you get the right amount.
My only gripe about the product is the cost... it's a little steep for my liking. The amount you get will last FOREVER, so it is still a good buy, but it's one heck of a chunk to throw down in advance, if you're not really into hair. Still, once my little trial tube runs out, I'll more than likely pick up a larger one with my discount, because it really does help improve the look and feel of my hair.
Of course, even though I got it for free and I work at BBW, I mean what I say here. If I didn't like it, I'd just keep my mouth shut :P
I don't heat style my hair, and I used this as a leave in conditioning product on both wet and dry hair, and wasn't impressed with it. It has little shiny particles in it that come off on my hands when I run my hands through my hair, which is kind of annoying, but it seems to leave my hair looking dull and coated instead of shiny. Perhaps using heat would bring out the shine, but it doesn't say you have to heat style your hair for it to work. I also find it too concentrated, so that it's hard to spread through the hair properly. Even a little bit on dry hair makes my hair look greasy. I would say it helps somewhat with frizz, but not a lot. I do appreciate that they sell a generous sample size, so you can give it a good trial to see if you like it. I wish more companies would do that.
The Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Cream with Olive Oil worked better for me when used as an anti-frizz product rather than a glosser - on DRY hair.
When I used it post-shower on wet hair, the frizz was lessened but my hair was left a bit limp and lifeless. And this was using EXACTLY the 'pea-sized' amount recommended. I saw no added shine, despite the addition of Mica particles in the product.
Perhaps it's preponderance of oils in this styling cream? The 2nd ingredient is Dimethicone, the same ingredient found in make-up primers. There are various oils and paraffin waxes in this product which may account for why this weighs my hair down.
~ Re: PANTHENOL. Interestingly enough, there's no Panthenol in this product. Products with Panthenol work better on my hair type. (Nearly all the Pantene line-up - Shampoos, Conditioners, Styling Treatments AND Deep Treatments - contain Panthenol high up on the ingredient list. Most high-end lines contain it. Pantene is one of the few drugstore lines that uses Panthenol.)
Someone with really dry, very thick hair would probably get better results from this product. It's not inexpensive, but you need to use such a small amount that the 4 oz. tube may last you a long time, even with regular use. It's a nice product to have on hand but I probably won't be buying it again as I had mixed results using it.
The only reason I would not repurchase this for myself is because it is not meant for my hair type. I LOVE this stuff, and I would definitely purchase it for anyone with thick, coarse, or unruly hair. I love the texture of this, so glossy, it adds an enormous amount of shine, and smells light and heavenly! But, alas, I am going to have to stick to eating my olive oil, since this is too rich for my short fine hair.