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Avon Advanced Techniques Frizz Control Review
Avon Advanced Frizz Control with Lotus Shield has been just recently introduced in the catalogue. The first time that it was there, I had a chance to get a free paddle brush, but I missed ordering it then. When I ordered it now, the offer with the paddle brush was gone . 🙁
I have bought this Avon Frizz Control in advance because I will be traveling to some really humid places this June and I don’t want my hair to look like a bird’s nest. Most of us will remember that particular episode in “Friends” series, when Monica Geller goes to this humid place and her hair reacts badly to the weather; sadly, my hair looks the same way in such humid conditions too. Also, the catch line of this product is, “exclusive Lotus shield technology repels moisture and defies humidity like never before!” Here’s my review after using it for 2 weeks.
Courtney Cox as Monica Geller in “Friends” series. Her hair in this pic reminds me of mine in humid weather.
THE CATALOGUE DESCRIBES AVON ADVANCED TECHNIQUES FRIZZ CONTROL WITH LOTUS SHIELD LIKE THIS:
Frizz is Finished.
Exclusive Lotus Shield Technology repels moisture and defies humidity like never before!
Formulated with Lotus Shield Technology to help form a protective lightweight barrier that holds up even in humid weather. This leave-in serum instantly helps smooth and tame hair, then lasts through 2 washes*!
HOW TO USE:
Wash hair with Advance Techniques shampoo and conditioner (hmmph).
Apply Lotus Shield to damp hair.
Dry and style as normal.
PRICE: Rs. 429 for 60 mL.
MY TAKE ON AVON AVON ADVANCED TECHNIQUES FRIZZ CONTROL WITH LOTUS SHIELD:
Avon Frizz Control with Lotus Shield is a bright orange-colored bottle with nozzle cap that comes securely packed in a double cabinet packing. Since, the orange bottle is not made of glass, I wondered whether the double packing was to add “weightage” to the product. The white creamy colored fluid smells heavily but pleasantly of Lotus, which I quite like since they have added the right scent. When I glanced through the ingredients list, I found (alcohol content: 12.17%), this looked similar to the alcohol content mentioned on my dad’s beverage bottles. I found it quite amusing as to what alcohol was doing in a serum, no answers for that yet.
Of note, I didn’t use the Advanced Hair Shampoo and conditioner from Avon as it was recommended in the catalogue. I just used Loreal’s repair shampoo (no conditioner) and used a small amount of Avon serum on damp hair (leaving hair roots). As I styled my hair after using the serum, I did notice there was less of frizzy hair, but the frizz control was not to my satisfaction. I still had fly-aways and frizz, but my hair did smell pleasant.
So, the second time that I used this Avon serum, I decided to team up Loreal shampoo with Loreal conditioner and then apply the leave-in serum to damp hair. There was much better frizz control and gloss this time around, and I could easily manage my hair and style as needed.
In the catalogue, they claim that the leave-in serum lasts through two hair washes, but with me, it just got washed away in one rinse itself.
Overall, I would rate this Avon frizz control serum as an above-average product worth its “introductory” price “only.”
PROS OF AVON ADVANCED TECHNIQUES FRIZZ CONTROL WITH LOTUS SHIELD:
• Pleasant smell, the parfum smells of lotus…..(ah).
• Lightweight creamy liquid that spreads in the hair evenly without any hassles.
• Controls frizzy hair when coupled with shampoo and conditioner.
• Introductory price is reasonable.
• Adds a bit of gloss and shine (again in combination with shampoo+conditioner).
CONS OF AVON ADVANCED TECHNIQUES FRIZZ CONTROL WITH LOTUS SHIELD:
• Contains alcohol content of 12.17%, I don’t know how negative that content is.
• Works only if the hair is conditioned properly, it does only a little bit to “only shampoo applied hair.”
• It might not work on very curly hair as effectively as it does on straight hair or wavy hair.
• Claims of frizz control effect lasting through two washes does not hold water, in my hair, it got washed away in the first rinse itself.
• The real price of the serum is a bit high.
• Contains “cones.”
WILL I BUY IT AGAIN: Hmmm….no.
IMBB RATING: 2.5/5….-2.5 for working well with conditioner and the pleasant lotus flower’s scent.
Have you used Avon Advanced Techniques Frizz Control ? please rate in the box below
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