Garnier • Sleek & Shine Blow Dry Straightening Balm w/Argan Oil • Styling Products
|Would buy this product again.||66%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Dry, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
THis stuff is awesome for kinky curly hair! Excellent hair protector, smells great, and leaves hair super soft and shiny. HIGHLY recommend.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I've got fine, straight hair that gets frizzy (air-drying make it look awful). Bought this not so much for the straightening element but to cut the frizz. After 3-4 uses, it barely works for the frizz but makes my hair dull and too soft.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I tried this as a pre blow dry lotion and am loving it! I have thinning hair and this adds volume and shine while blowdrying. It seems to help the style of your hair hold better and give a neater look to the shape of the hair. Really love this and a little goes a long way. It does speed up blow dry time as well.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond, Fine Eyes: Blue
I have long, fine, highlighted blonde hair that is very dry. When it's humid it waves and poofs up.
I damaged my hair on a trip to Florida - wind and saltwater really do a number on my hair. Plus I had been rushing to get out of the house for a week and used too much heat on my hair.
I've been experimenting with frizz-smoothing products and this one works well. I use a hair turban that soaks up water quickly, then air dry a little bit, then apply this. I use low heat on the low setting. Then I lightly spray the Garnier heat-protecting spray on the front and side areas I smooth with a large barrel curling iron.
My hair looks sleek and shiny and stays that way.
The only con is that it did build up on my hair after two weeks of this. I had used a TreSemme daily clarifying shampoo every few days. A few days ago I used an Ion clarifying packet from Sally's and Ion clarifying shampoo and those did a great job @ removing the build up. My hair had been feeling weighed down and heavy, slimy, then felt light and looked fuller.
I am trying out using less product now and using the Ion clarifier every few days or so, will see how that works.
I live in SE WI and it can get disgustingly humid here. I was just in Memphis and Nashville in rainy, humid weather and while the product did control the poof and pieces flying out to the side of my head, I did have some wave and separation here and there. Not sure this stuff would work when we're in New Orleans which gets extremely disgustingly humid.
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Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Love it! Much better than the B&B Blow Dry Straight. Protects really well from humidity. My hair dries fast without the frizz. Even if I leave my hair wet for a while, it manages to control the frizz. My hair is thick, coarse, light wavy towards the ends. I am loving these Garniers products. I also have their new argan oil...awesome!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I love this stuff. This is not a multiple step products like some of the reviews mention, it is just a balm that you put in damp or wet hair.
It doesn't straighten my hair much but it really reduces the frizz. even in 90% humidity. my wavy hair stays smooth and frizz free. also does not weigh it down or make it greasy.my hair is not damaged in any way from using this for about 6 months.
please don't let the reviews for a different product stop you from trying this!
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I have hair that can be coaxed into wavy-ish curls or blown out straight. This summer in CA, we have had tremendously humid days and my hair will not keep from frizzing no matter what i used on it....until I purchased this. I was using something from Bumble and Bumble and it did nothing. Used this 1 time and just from the mid-shaft down and my hair looked the best it has looked in weeks. Will most definitely continue to purchase.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Black
Did not do anything in terms of straightening.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
I bought this assuming it would be a faster alternative to flat ironing my hair. I followed the instructions with the exception of their recommendation of using additional products from their line. It even suggests using a garnier straightening mist and flat ironing your hair for ultimate results. I thought this was more of a one step product but they want you to buy 3 or 4 garnier products. I have better results from a flat iron. At best it eliminates some frizz. It did nothing in terms of it straitening my hair.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I was not pleased with this product. I have very fine baby blonde hair that is for the most part straight, but if not dried with assistance of heat, it tends to make waves that end up looking more like bedhead and not stylish. But, to try to keep from needing a lot of trims and avoiding excessive heat damage, I only flat iron my hair a few days a week, and blowdry the rest. I was hoping this product would live up to its name and make it so when I blow dryed my hair, it would be nearly as straight as with a flat iron. It went on my damp hair very goopy, and was sticky while I tried to blowdry. I have much better luck with Suave products, like the heat spray you treat your hair with before you use heat, and Suave's keratin serum that you put in your hair before you use heat. When I was done, my hair was so sticky and dull looking. My hair is usually baby soft when I'm done styling it. This just felt gross.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
Didn't do a thing to reduce the poof or help straighten my hair. Tried varying amounts of the product, and, nothing.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Great product. Straightens and minimizes flyaways. The smell is rather fruity, but doesn't really bother me. I used to (and still use, in my travel bag) the John Frieda root awakening gel, but this is a thicker cream/balm and moisturizes much more than any gel. The cost to benefit ratio is very high for this product! I expect to repurchase.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Some people are so stupid... anyone who gave this product one star and is complaining about their hair falling off is talking about the 3 step KIT!!!!
Can't people read!?!? This isn't the kit!!!!! This is just a straightening cream for blow-drying!! -__-
Anyways, with that said, I believe this is an amazing product to have in your staple if you have wavy/straight hair like me with weird kinks. I put about a dime size amount in my hands, emulsify it, and apply from mid-shaft downwards, then blow-dry all around with a round brush. I still have to straighten my hair afterwards like always, but it definitely smooths it out all around, leaving it soft and silky :)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy Eyes: Green
I'm not sure why people are saying this makes your hair fall out and stuff. I have no issue with that. I think it smells fantastic, but other than that, it's just meh. I don't think it's bad or good. I just think it's a drugstore blow out cream and it doesn't really make a big difference in my hair. I use it with the straightening spray and it seems to work fine. Not the best product ever, but surely not the worst. I will probably just use up what I have but not buy it again.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I like this. The scent is very citrusy but not in a sickeningly sweet way. Smooths my frizz without being heavy. Adds lots of shine too. It's a keeper, I'll repurchase.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I would never buy this product again! i had the worst experience ever. First of all, my hair is somewhat curly/frizzy. and I wanted to buy this product so that I could have my hair straight for about a week ( I get lazy with the straightening) I just wanted to see what it would look like if i had a real brazilian blowout so i thought I would go ahead and try this. At first, i was excited about it. I wasnt worried about the repercussions at the time. I read the box thinking this would be fine for my hair. Yes, I have dyed my hair but not recently therefore I thought i would be o.k. using this. I WAS VERY, VERY wrong. i put the serum in, washed it out with lukewarm water as the directions instructed, and proceeded to step 2- putting the serum perfecting crap that they say to blow dry with. i tried to run my fingers through my hair but it was very difficult and like straw. CLUMPS of my hair were falling out. literallly clumps. as i was touching it it was falling off immediately and in chunks. After that, i stopped blow drying it. I quickly reached for all the protein packs i had and any leave in conditioner and squeezed it in. I never finished the entire process and now im scared to see what to do next after i wash out all the leave in conditioner. I am hoping i dont have to cut off too much of my hair. however, it is left like straw at the ends and is rubbery. this is the worst condition my hair has been in in YEARS! literally. I am so pissed off. No one, that even has GOOD & healthy hair should use this. STAY AWAY FROM THIS PRODUCT, save your hair!
UPDATE: it has been 2 1/2 hours since leave -- in conditioner. my hair air dried and continued to fall out. the length of my hair in the front is gone. I touched my hair and it fell out. I had to cut off at least 3 inches from the front... and i have to go to a salon to get it cut short all around.. there's nothing else i can do. they should not even be able to put this product on the market legally :(
To whom it may concern:
On 1/3/2012 I purchased Garnier Fructis Style: New sleek and shine blow drying perfector 2-step smoothing kit. It was said to last up to 7 shampoos, tame frizz, and give “easier, faster, blow dries”. I have been purchasing products for Garnier from a long time. I have purchased everything from hair dye, to leave in conditioner, to the shine-spray. When purchasing this product, I thought it would be perfect for my hair. I have somewhat curly/frizzy hair and wanted to use this product to make my hair less frizzy for a couple of days. On the back of the box there are statements saying that “ This is a non permanent styling aid. It is not a relaxer or straightener.It is suitable on color treated hair”. In addition to that, there is another statement saying the product is formulated with “protein building blocks found naturally in hair”
After reading the statements on the box, I was lead to think that this product would not be harsh or drying to my hair. I proceeded to use step one of the serum. After 15 minutes ( Although the recommended is 20-30 for longer and thicker hair; I began to touch my hair. It was so dry, and breakage was appearing. Confused, I began to sift my hands through my hair. To my surprise, pieces of hair were breaking off and my hair was chemically burned. I quickly washed off the product (step 1) with lukewarm water as suggested in the package. Mortified at the result, I did not go on to step 2. Had I gone to step 2 , I’m not sure what would happen. After I washed off the chemicals from my hair, my hair was like rubber- and it was breaking off in chunks piece by piece. There was nothing I could do to save it. It was severely damaged and torn and all I could do was cut it off. My hair fell out in large clumps and was fried by this product. I was so shocked and surprised because the back of the box said that this was not a harsh thing to put into the hair shaft. The box claims it has natural protein building blocks. It also claims that it is not a relaxer or straightener. If it has protein building blocks and is not a relaxer than why did my hair get friend and break off? Before using this product my hair was in good health. I had not dyed it in 3 or 4 months and I had only been straightening my hair once a week. In addition to that, each time I wash my hair I use a leave in conditioner and nutrient spray ( Both the leave in conditioner and nutrient spray are products of Garnier)
I am very disappointed with the result of this product and I want my money back. Two days after the use of the product I was forced to cut 4 ˝ inches off of my hair. I went in using this product with healthy looking, beautiful long hair that was well past my shoulders. I am now left with highly damaged, unruly , and a very short hair cut that is barely touching my shoulders. When I went to the salon and told the stylist about what happened, she was amazed at the amount of breakage that I had. The hair she said looked very dead, lifeless, and almost beyond her repair. She tried to save as much as she could of my hair but it was difficult at best.
I am very upset with the results and I want my money back for this product. Please.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
It is next to impossible to find a product that's CG friendly in a drugstore. For those of you who aren't CG friendly (and I don't judge you for not knowing what this means,) basically means no silicones--EXCEPT FOR AMODIMETHICONE--which is water solulable and thus can be washed out of the hair via the conditioner-only method (AKA co-washing.) Please visit naturallycurly.com if you need any further info on the CG/co-washing method...it's ridiculously helpful.
Honestly, CG is a pain to maintain, but Garnier is really helping me afford it. phytologie defrisant balm is amazing, but as a broke ass grad student, I cannot afford that shiz. I have been co-washing with hair one argan formula (at Sally's) or tresemme, and using this balm when straightening with fab results--at 1/4 of the cost of phytologie or ojon...LOVE!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
Is just awfull...the smell is just bad but u can kill that with the conditioner..this product left my hair like straw lifeless just awfull...
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I use this on my naturally curly hair not to straighten but to de-frizz. I shampoo and condition my hair then dry it in a microfiber towel. I put this balm in my hair and comb through with a wide tooth comb after my hair has dried in the towel about 15 minutes. I dry it on low cool setting with my blow dryer. I spray some Tresseme heat protectant. I then twist my hair in five large sections in clips for about 20 minutes. When I take out the clips I am left with frizz free defined soft waves instead of frizzy curly unruly hair. If your hair is naturally very curly this straightening balm might work for you to calm your curls.
I also like it as a blow dry straightening balm but my hair won't stay straight on humid days.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This is horse shit. Where are all the reviews? I wrote a review on this product months ago, and my review is no longer listed on my profile. Was that page deleted? Seems suspicious that there are only 3 reviews here, and how convenient, they are all 5 stars! This product is GARBAGE. Do not buy it unless you want all your hair to fall off, or have to get it all cut off due to all the damage this stuff does. This will RUIN your hair beyond all belief, and there were talks of people filing law suits against Garnier due to the damage it caused. BAD BAD BAD! STAY AWAY!
Read all of the reviews on Amazon! This got a 2 star review with 118 1-Star reviews.