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Garnier Fructis Silky Straight 24/7 Smoothing Serum
This is the third product in the Garnier Fructis Silky Straight range that was released a while ago. The other two products – the shampoo and conditioner – have been reviewed on IMBB already:
The product being reviewed here is the Smoothing Serum. Surprisingly, though it’s been more than three months since the range was released, there is no information available on the Garnier India website. Not a word on any of the three products.
The range, as its name explains, promises to transform unruly, rough hair to straight, silky locks, i.e. it promises to tame jungli hair. Here is what they ask:
“Tired of rough, unmanageable hair? Want silky smooth hair for longer?”
Of course!! Now lets see if the product actually solves these problems :-).
Name of the Product: Garnier Fructis Silky Straight 24/7 Smoothing Serum
Cost: Rs. 89.00 for 40 ml
Shelf Life: 3 years
• Smoothes hair to make it silky
• Detangles unmanageable hair
• Gives you radiant shine
• Helps control flyaways
Review of Garnier Fructis Silky Straight 24/7 Smoothing Serum: The serum comes in the standard Garnier pack for hair serums. The green bottle has a tight flip-cap style lid and is quite small which makes it excellent to carry around in your handbag. Believe me, I’ve had my share of serum-leak-disasters!
The product claim can be seen on the front. Since the bottle is quite small, the ingredient list is missing. Extra information is available after peeling off the sticker at the back.
Directions of use are to work a small amount of product in the hands and apply evenly through damp hair. Blow dry or style as desired. Can be reapplied throughout the day for added shine and frizz control. For best results, use with the Garnier Fructis Silky Straight 24/7 Shampoo and Conditioner.
The product itself is very light and non sticky. Here you can barely discern the serum in the centre of my palm:
It has a faint fruity smell, which disappears within minutes of application. There is no residue left on my hands after applying the product to my hair.
Like I mentioned in the shampoo and conditioner reviews, claiming to straighten your hair using only a shampoo/conditioner/serum is ambitious to say the least. That aside, this product works really well. My biggest hair problem is frizz and flyaways. This serum smoothens my hair quite well, making it smooth and easy to brush. Hair feels soft to the touch and styles well. And the best part is that since you can carry it around even in a small bag, you can touch up your hair during the day if you feel the need. For me, the effect lasts till the end of the day.
I have used this product with the shampoo and conditioner in the same range as well as with other brands. It seems to work well either way.
Ingredients: There is no mention of anything on the serum bottle and as I said above, nothing at all on the website. The best information we have is that it contains ‘fruit oils’ and ‘active fruit concentrate’.
Pros of Garnier Fructis Silky Straight 24/7 Smoothing Serum:
1. Reasonably priced
2. Easily available
3. Long shelf life
4. Leak proof cap, travel friendly size
5. Completely non sticky
6. Odorless for the most part
7. Hair is made smooth and soft
8. Makes hair very easy to brush
9. Reduces frizz considerably
10. Small quantity is sufficient to smooth shoulder length hair
11. Works well on damp or dry hair
Cons of Garnier Fructis Silky Straight 24/7 Smoothing Serum:
1. No ingredient list
2. Does not actually straighten hair
Verdict: This is the best serum for my hair so far. I like the fact that it is travel friendly, so I don’t have to worry about my hair standing up to attention all the time. Also, my hair is so soft, I keep touching it!!
Will I buy it again? Yes, yes, yes!!
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