Today, I am reviewing a product which has been lying around in my vanity for close to a year now. I like flat-ironing my hair once in a while and do like to use products which claim to protect against heat and provide smoothness to the hair. So, I picked up this product which claimed both and let’s see how it fared. The product is Garnier Sleek and Shine Flat Iron Perfector Straightening Mist.
Varies by store, I think I got it for around $4.00 for a 6.0 Oz bottle.
Introducing our strongest, frizz-taming straightening mist, with argan oil, for the perfect, sleek style that lasts 48 hours! This powerful straightening mist with argan oil from Morocco helps protect your hair from the heat of your flat iron, while sealing in smoothness and shine for a lasting, sleek finish.
How To Use:
The Ironed Straight: Lightly mist over 2-inch wide sections of dry hair. Pass flat iron over each section, moving from roots to ends.
This product comes in a lightweight bottle with a spray pump. The cap shuts tight and traveling with it should not be a problem.
My Experience with Garnier Fructis Style Sleek and Shine Flat Iron Perfector Straightening Mist:
This is one of those products which I had not read any reviews for and ended up buying on a whim while visiting the local drugstore. So what attracted me in the first place? I see words like “argan oil,” “48 Hr Straight Finish,” “Heat Protection,” which appear on the packaging and my mind goes – Aha, this is what my hair has been missing. I use the product a few times and realize – Nah, my hair is much better off without this! Get the drift? Now, onto the detailed review of how this product fared.
Usage: I typically use this product on shampooed, dried hair. It says “straightening mist,” but the pump squirts out the product in an uneven fashion leaving some parts of my hair wetter than others. Also, you have to be careful to let your hair get a little dry before using the iron or your hair will sizzle.
Results: The product does not live up to its promise at all as it does not help in the straightening process by making my hair any sleeker or smoother than what my flat iron normally does. I can’t comment on the 48-hour finish claim as I don’t think this product helps in achieving the look in the first place.
Contents: The first ingredient listed is alcohol and I guess that is a reason why my hair ends up getting dry and dull by day 2 when I use this. The argan oil does not seem to provide any nourishment or shine to the hair. By the way, I have normal hair and an oily scalp.
Fragrance: It smells decent but nothing to go ga-ga over. The smell lingers in the hair for 2-3 hour and then fades away.
All in all, this product has been a major dud for me. I have tried using it in various ways (applying on air dried hair, blow-dried hair, slightly wet air) and also in various weather conditions (summer, winter, humid), but it has never worked for me. I guess the time has finally come for me to give up on this product.
Pros of Garnier Fructis Style Sleek and Shine Flat Iron Perfector Straightening Mist:
*Thinking * Scratching my head* Thinking* If at all, I have to think of some pros:
- Quite inexpensive.
- Travel-friendly packaging.
But guys, you want the product to do something for you before you buy or travel with it. So, just ignore the Pros and read on the cons:
Cons of Garnier Fructis Style Sleek and Shine Flat Iron Perfector Straightening Mist:
- Does not help in the straightening/smoothening process at all.
- Contains alcohol.
- Dries out the hair and leaves them dull.
- The pump does not spray out as a mist as it is supposed to.
0/5. Sorry, no love here.
Would I Repurchase/Recommend Garnier Fructis Style Sleek and Shine Flat Iron Perfector Straightening Mist?
I wouldn’t repurchase at all and I hope you read my review and skip this dud as well!!
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