Unlisted Brand • HerCut - Long Layers Catalyst • Styling Products
|Would buy this product again.||71%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I seriously hate this stuff.
It's sticky. It makes my hair look puffier. I hate how my hair feels after. I need to wash my hair the next day.
If I run out of my other hair products I would rather go without anything in my hair than use this as a backup.
Huge waste of money.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I finally found a product that defines my long layers. I used it once (bought samples on eBay) and received mega compliments. Amazing. I have thin, frizzy, colored hair that is a daily challenge. Also thought it was a "gimmick", but it really works. Found the sulfate free shampoo and conditioner at TJ Maxx, so I use them, too. Like I said, amazing.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Other, Straight Eyes: Hazel
I can't deny this product screams "gimmick" as a prior reviewer noted. However, this particular gimmick WORKS! And it works really well on my dry, thin, bleached, fairly long, layered hair. It actually does what it says. It adds a nice amount of natural looking volume (no pouffiness which I despise) and creates just enough separation to show off my layers while leaving my hair silky, shiny, static and frizz free. As for the pump dispenser, if you push it ALL the way down, equal amounts of the gel and cream come out. Too light a push and you get more cream than gel. Definitely recommend and will rebuy!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Dry, Fair Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I love this product for my shoulder length hair. The bottom layers flip up like I want them to and the top layer flips under. Stays styled longer and will even last through the second day if I haven't slept too weird on my hair. It is expensive, but I figure I'm replacing 2 products (serum and mousse), so that makes it a little easier to justify. Give it a try!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
i'm really on the fence. i can't say i hate this product but i don't see any difference from using another brand of serum/mousse/gel or whatever on long hair. i also find it verry difficult to achieve ANY volume at the scalp or crown because of my mid-back hair, which is also straight as a bone and lots of it. i don't think it does a BAD job necessarily of defining layers when worked with properly but it really feels just the same as all the other work-in-blow-dry-brush out products i've ever used: pretty useless overall. i just stick to very precise teasing and hairspray and then try to make it up to my hair by using very nice shampoos and treatment products.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I had reservations about buying this given the mixed reviews on other sites. Also this just screams "gimmick" with the concept of mixing two different formulas to create this belief defying new hair cut enhancing powerhouse. But I've had such positive results from this, so in my case the gimmick worked.
Though I do love this product, I have to say right off the bat that the packaging needs to be redesigned. It's clunky, the cap doesn't fit tightly enough and always falls off without much provocation (even if I gently set onto the counter it pops off), and the pump dispenser was a pain to use when I first purchased it. My initial attempts to dispense the product resulted in a handful of only the clear serum side. It took about ten pumps to get both the cream and the serum to dispense simultaneously. Luckily this is an outstanding styling product, otherwise those issues would have been enough to warrant a return.
Nothing else I own can give me these kinds of results though. It's pretty amazing given my hair type. I find that truly long hair is such a tricky business when using any sort of cream, serum, spray, mousse, etc. Unless I'm careful it can do all sorts of weird things to my hair and I'll ultimately be dealing with crunchy ends, stringy effects, a weighed down look, a greasy feeling... the list goes on. It's a very fine line. But if I don't use any product at all I run the risk of looking sloppy, like I put no effort into it at all. That's fine sometimes but I do love having some sort of "done" look when I'm not in the mood to go to the nines with my GHD flatiron.
My hair type: very long, past my waist, with some light layers around the bottom 3 inches and around the front below chin length. It's on the fine side but I have an absolute ton of it. It's also color treated and highlighted regularly. I have natural wave that I like to enhance as well.
So I apply two full pumps of this into my hands, rub together to spread it all evenly over my palms and fingers, then run it through freshly washed, damp hair. I start at the crown and front by my hairline at the roots, then work it underneath by my neckline and distribute the rest throughout the length and ends. I comb through then blow dry.
It gives amazing volume and makes my hair look very thick all over. Given how long my hair is, true volume at the scalp/crown is hard to come by because the weight of my hair just pulls it out over time. But this lasts all day long and makes my hair look full blown voluminous and fluffy. It feels extremely light to the touch and looks weightless. Somehow this keeps my layers separated without any sort of chunky/piecey look, which I hate. It does exactly what it claims to in regards to layer definition: provides natural looking separation and movement.
No greasiness, no sensation of weight or product at all in fact. It has a very light scent that disappears quickly. Not a bad price at $28.00 for a 3.4oz since I only use it about twice a week. I'll definitely be repurchasing when I run out.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I'm not a big styling product fan, so I was surprised by how much I like this. It's divided into a light creme and non-sticky gel, and one pump dispenses a dab of each (in theory anyway; more often than not it's only gel unless you plug half with a finger). Anyway, once you get the mechanics down, this works really well. It gives great hold that doesn't weigh hair down or make it stiff, and it gives just enough separation and polish to my long layers. I also really like the scent, even though I'm not keen on the fact that it's artificial fragrance. I'd give this another star if it weren't for the cost ($28) and inclusion of some undesirable ingredients.