This product makes my hair very soft without weighing it down at all. However, it doesn't add any shine whatsoever and it doesn't make my hair look as healthy as some other serums. I think there are better serums out there.
I love this stuff, I use it almost everyday and I think it's perfect for my fine, curly hair. However I was told by the SA in Aveda that this is an extremely light product and may not work very well on thicker/coarser hair. I only use a very little bit so this tends to last me quite a long time and I rub it into wet hair- although I was told I could use it on dry hair I find that it just looks greasy. Unlike most styling products this doesn't weigh down my hair at all- in fact I'm sure it makes it bouncier and more alive, it also eliminates frizz and makes it extremely soft and shiny.
I'll be honest: this is great stuff, possibly the lightest serum out there, and I was addicted to it for a couple of bottles-- but it's very expensive and seems to go fast. I found a cheaper alternative in Paves Professional Flawless essential oil shine serum, which is almist scent-identical to Aveda products and is very weightless like this one. So I would buy again if I were not on a grad student budget!
Another hit in my bathroom. This has a great consistency without adding oil or heaviness. Using it on wet hair with some Root Boost and a blowdryer gives me a tame and polished look that prevents fly-aways. Doesn't feel sticky, but does help hold a style. Nice fragrance, and I've been using the bottle daily for six months and still have over 60% left.
As a hair serum, this is pretty amazing stuff! I made the mistake of trying redken serum recently, and my head looked like an oil slick....I have very thick, wavy (coarse) hair, and this stuff works wonders. However, has anyone else found it makes them break out? Seriously, if I don't cover my back whilst I am applying it/drying my hair, it can actually lead to some terrible break-outs on the backs of my shoulders...probably due to the very high moisture content. be careful! I was using a lot of it on the beach, and that's when the problem started. great for taming dry beach hair, not good for the back area! Also, although it leaves my hair feeling very soft, it's still not great for taming individual flyaways, on my type of hair anyway. Tend to make my fringe look a bit greasy if I'm trying to control flyaways there. Still looking for the HG!
I think I am a good expert in smoothing fluids and this one is less than average. It doesn't work well on my hair, as it gets a bit sticky and frizzy anyway. I prefer linseed serums
This is absolutely one of my favorite hair products of all time. I've used it for years and am on my 6th bottle or something. I have chemically treated and damaged hair which is prone to frizz and can look dull at times. I always need to use some hair serum to smooth it out and I've tried loads which were either sticky and heavy or made my hair flat. Light Elements Smoothing Fluid is very light but so effective that it totally tames the hair without weighing it down, and adds tons of shine to it. My hair just looks smooth, shiny and healthy. Beautiful product that I'll keep using as long as they still make it.
One of the best styling products I have ever used for fine hair - tames frizz and provides light hold without weighing my hair down or making it greasy. I use this frequently and still have most of the bottle left after more than a year, so it's really good value.
I have fine, relatively straight highlighted hair and this product is a MUST! I use it everyday before I blowdry and it helps protect my hair when I use the flat iron. I would love for this product to have a stronger Aveda type scent, but it's very light and hardly smells at all. I would definitely recommend this to a friend!!
I thought this to be horribly expensive for styling product that didn't do a thing for my hair. I was looking for something to tame frizzies down, but this only works for about 5 minutes and then I have to re-apply. I will not repurchase.