Hi sweet IMBB friends, this is my first review for this superb site which I have been a part of (as a reader) for the past two years…yayy :).
I am going to review a great hair serum, Aussie Smoothing Serum. I was a Livon girl but the tiny bottle got lost; I think my maid swept it away :). She pretends to have partial blindness to avoid picking up things from floor. 🙂 Anyway it disappeared. Up to that time I didn’t use hair serum frequently but when I lost it, I had this great urge to put on serum everyday. Most of us have that feeling I guess :), which is a good excuse for shopping. “Oh, if I had a hair serum I would use it religiously and protect my hair from damage everyday blah blah”. But I didnt want to buy Livon again. I had an online voucher and so decided to go for Aussie Smoothing Serum since I had seen great reviews for Aussie hair care products. This serum is a part of a collection called The Styler Collection.
From the Aussie Site:
“There’s more to life than hair, but it’s a good place to start”. The Styler collection helps you get the look you love, with options to help defend against damage, fight frizz and turn up the shine. Smoothing Serum helps protect against daily styling damage while keeping frizz under control.
I got this from Amazon for 9.38 dollars for a pack of two 50 mL or 1.7 FL OZ bottles. (Shipping extra).
Product Looks: “Add some Roo to your Do C’est Aussie mon style”! It comes in a beautiful purple (never seen a purple this pretty, but my photos are not good, sorry) colored box with the bottle itself encased inside a hard plastic case for additional protection. This makes it great for travel if you retain this box. The serum is encased in a clear bottle with stickers on front and back. The text is in both French and English. It has a dark blue soft pump dispenser easy to use. It gives out a small and correct amount only.
Ingredients: Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Panthenol, Fragrance/Parfum, Alcohol Denat., Ceteareth-20.
Instructions: For a smooth, sleek look as you help protect against everyday damage. To put a smooth finishing touch on your style, place 2-4 pumps into palms and spread evenly through hair.
How it fared on my hair:I have dry, thick, wavy hair with a good amount of frizz with hair that stands up asking “What? Did somebody call my name” every second. I am always looking for products that will deep condition and moisturize my hair and reduce the volume. So this experience may differ for people with hair different to me. I use maximum of two pumps of this silicon-oil based serum and spread on hands first and then apply on hair. Sometimes I comb gently. It’s best to apply serum on semi-wet hair to lock in the moisture. Also for humid Indian conditions mix hair serum and leave-in conditioner half-half n apply to combat frizziness all day. Sometimes I use this before and/or after blow-drying. It spreads very easy, and has a gentle fragrance which does not last much on hair. It feels very lightweight and does not leave residue on hands. It makes my hair soft n well managed and tames down frizzies to some extent. However, the effects last for maximum two days only, which I am happy with. This imparts a subtle shine to hair. This works best with blowdrying, however. I am quite happy with this purchase. It helps prevent damage caused by excessive heat and brushing. I have no issues of hair weighing down and going limp. There is a subtle fragrance, but it does not last for a day. See my before and after pictures for the smoothening effect.
PROs of Aussie Smoothing Serum
Lightweight and tames hair nicely imparting a subtle shine.
Controls frizziness and smoothes hair.
Great for heat protection.
CONs of Aussie Smoothing Serum
If you apply too much, roots will become oily next day.
Contains denatured alcohol.
The cap is a bit loose. But for travel purposes you can transfer a small amount of serum to an old contact lens case which is compact and spill proof.
Non-availability in India.
I would give it 4.5/5. Take care, everyone! Have a nice day!
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