For a long time, I've been looking for a bronzer that I can use as my daily moisturizer. I lotion up my whole body after every shower (especially in the winter time), but I'm also a sucker for tanned skin. I always had to use a regular moisurizer, wait for it to dry, and then apply bronzer. This took forever. This lotion turns 2 tedious steps into 1. Others have complained that it doesn't give enough color, but if you're using it the same way I am, you'll definitely be satisfied :) Unfortunately they don't sell it in Norway:( I bought 4 bottles when I was on vacation, and I'm running out - I would still go back for more if I could! The smell, i'd say, is grapefruit. Fantastic lotion/bronzer! Also, I love how it absorbs almost instantly and isn't greasy at all. All round 5/5!
This is hands down my favorite mask. I bought a 16.9 oz bottle with a pump, which is a perfect solution due to its slightly runny consistency. I've almost used up the whole thing. I don't know why some people don't think it smells good..The smell is kinda hard to describe, but to me it smells a little like cherries, I love it. I find myself smelling my hair a lot after it dries :) My hair is usually really hard to detangle, since it is very dry and ruined. I barely have to run a comb through my hair after I've washed out this masque! This effect lasts for about a week, which is when I reapply the masque. It makes my hair super soft, shiny, light, and moisturized. This masque does everything I could ask for. The ONLY down side is you have to blow dry your hair for about 10 minutes, since the mask is heat activated. I don't always have time for that. Because of this, I tried the Redken Real Control Intense Renewal masque and it was complete and utter CRAP compared to this one! I'm definitely switching back. Edit: I tried another mask since this review (because I forgot to pack this one in my suitcase and unfortunately couldn't find it where I was staying). It was recommended by a hairdresser, namely the Kerastase Masquintense. This product also doesn't compare to Penetraitt. Actually it didn't do much to my hair at all, is WAY overpriced, and smells like cheap bar soap.
I loved the Sebastian Penetraitt shampoo, so I figured this conditioner would be similar. This conditioner is intended to "fix" dry and unruly hair, but it is an extremely light conditioner. I have somewhat fine and very dry hair (from excessive bleaching), so it just wasn't heavy enough for me. I ended up giving it to my boyfriend to use, and it worked better for him. (even though he doesn't normally use conditioner). I think it would work well for people with normal, thick hair who just need a light conditioner. I wanted to love this product, but unfortunately it just didn't live up to its claim. Add more moisturizing and detangling properties!
Treatments -Redken - Real Control Intense Renewal Super Moisturizing Mask
ajb8008 5/3/2010 9:08:00 AM
Packaging - really convenient since you can control exactly how much you want to use and scoop out til the very last drop. Smell - very good, not overpowering.The Redken smooth down shampoo & conditioner burns my nose and makes me sneeze, so this was a nice surprise. Effectiveness - this is where this product seriously lacks. I saw it had so many good reviews, so I decided to try it out. It's weird that this product claims to tame frizzy hair - my hair isn't frizzy to begin with, and this product actually made my hair frizzy!!! (btw: I'm using it because my hair is very weak from excessive bleaching) Can't say I've ever experienced that with a conditioner....It doesn't weigh my hair down (so far), but it also doesn't detangle or make it much softer/smoother. Big thumbs down on this one! My recommendation: Sebastian Penetraitt Masque (it is a hassle since the product is heat activated and you have to blow dry your hair for about 10 minutes, but it gives AMAZING results!)