Most people have a love-hate relationship with Fekkai Glossing Cream with Olive Oil. They either hate it or love it. I'm in the love category. My hair is fine but thick, processed and straight, and in layers.
The first time I received this, it was a sample tube of the true Fekkai, not the Proctor and Gamble branded stuff. Be very careful of what you buy. There is a huge difference between the two products. I absolutely fell in love with this product. It made my hair glossy, shiny, smooth where it needed it, highlighted the blonde, gave it texture, did wondrous things to the styling of my hair. As long as I used the proper amount. Some people use a pearl-size amount, some use a little more. You just have to figure out how much you're going to need for your luxurious mane. That's all. I don't think it's meant to be used on all strands of your hair, rather, it's used more as a highlighter on various sections and that's how it works best for me.
I take a small amount, spread it on my fingers, and use my fingers (after blow-drying) to piece my hair how I want it finally look. This glossing cream works to put a final shine on my hair and set it in place, calm any frizz from any humidity that might be happening. Granted, if I use too much, my hair will look greasy. So, I've learned just how much to use.
Now, I mentioned there are two out there on the market. If you look at the back of the tube, one says Proctor & Gamble. That one has different ingredients in it (altho similar) but it is not as rich and will not create the same effect as the one tube that is just made by Fekkai in Paris. I'm not sure where all the shops are that the one from Proctor & Gamble is sold, but I noticed it at a shop when I was comparing the backs of tubes. I actually bought one and wound up returning it because I could feel the difference in product. That was my mistake and I learned from it. It seems like a knock-off version so be careful and read the backs to make sure you buy the salon version. It's that worth it.
The little 2 oz. version lasted me almost 6 months. Remember, you only use a pearl at a time, so you don't need much. The larger version is going on a year now and I'm ready to purchase again, so when I factor in the cost and divide it by 12, it's really only a few bucks a month. That's pretty cheap for one product to gloss my hair, control frizz, make it shiny, highlight the blonde and give it lift all in one tube.
I like the scent of olive oil and find it pleasant. It's not overpowering at all, besides, if you're only using a tiny amount, how can it offend anyone? Since I've tried this product, I haven't looked for any other one since. It's my HG of hair creams.