Hello beauties at IMBB!
It’s been a while since I posted here (2 years and 10 months to be exact 😛 ) I’ve been busy with my Master’s degree, post-graduation job and my move to Singapore and well, let’s just say make-up and beauty was not the top priority during this time. (Which roughly translates to extra kilos, damaged hair and a non-existent skin care regimen). This would have continued for a while had my dear BF’s mom not been making not-so-nice comments about my appearance (Grrrr). So, I am on a mission to look pretty and be a lady and impress the hell out of her (and him 😛 ) !!!
So, to begin my mission, I decided to tackle my hair situation first, since I have been losing hair at a rate which might leave me bald in roughly 5 years (that might be an understatement even). I have been lazy and only been investing in shampoo for a while. But, now I am planning to get a whole range of products. I stocked up on my favourite Tresseme anti-hairfall shampoo and picked up a conditioner from Essential (which I plan to review soon); next I wanted a serum. Now, I must tell you here that I have a combination hair type, super oily scalp and dry, prone-to-split ends. So I ideally needed a non-oil based formulations which will keep my ends in good shape. I wanted to try out Matrix products, but couldn’t find any at the stores near my house. This L’Oreal spray caught my attention with it’s claims of “Frizz Erase”, “Thermo Protect” and “Keratin Technology”. Since I like to iron my hair once in a while (but not too regularly), I thought a heat protection element in the serum spray was ideal.
Anyway, so on to the review…..
$16. 90 (Singapore Dollars)
Experience 72 hours frizz free hair with the revolutionary Micro-Keratin technology to smoothen hair fibre by fibre. This leave-in spray is ultra-lightweight and smells amazing. Infused with Thermo-Protect Active, the product also protects your hair against heat (blow drying, straightening, curling). Use it on wet or dry hair for that extra boost.
Spray on wet or dry hair. Do not rinse. Suitable for daily use. In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately.
The Keratin Smooth range has products ranging from Shampoo, conditioner, Hair Mask and the frizz spray which is the subject of this article.
My Experience with L’Oreal Paris Keratin Smooth Frizz Eraser Leave-In Spray:
I was expecting more of a Livon-like performance, something that would help me comb through the after-shower entanglement of my tresses. Maybe my expectations were wrong, since it never really claims in helping with dis-entanglement. But for something that claims to smoothen frizz, its only a halfway-decent product. While styling/combing my hair, I do not feel any improvement at all…but over the course of the day, I get less fly-ways/frizz than usual (About 30% less than usual). Also, I read on some of the international review blogs that continued use of this product over a couple of weeks helps in improving the texture of the hair. So I am keeping my fingers crossed! I have also used this product on both dry and damp hair, and I could not find any marked difference in the way my hair felt.
Heat Protection: I am not sure about the heat-protection claim, but I do feel that my hair feels less ‘fried’ and retains its softness even after using styling irons. Nonetheless, this might not be one’s first choice of a heat protectant.
Packaging: This product has an easy-to-use nozzle spray which I liked. I use 7-8 pumps of the product all over my hair till my hair feels damp to touch. Each pump delivers about 2 average drops of the product. In the picture, I have sprayed two pumps on my hands. The best thing I liked about the product has to be this spray mechanism, which makes the application process hassle free and also allows for even distribution of the product all over the hair.
Pros of L’Oreal Paris Keratin Smooth Frizz Eraser Leave-In Spray:
- Lightweight and doesn’t build-up.
- Fresh, light smell.
- Hair feels less ‘fried’ while ironing.
- Reduces fly-ways by about 30%.
- Easy to use spray packaging.
Cons of L’Oreal Paris Keratin Smooth Frizz Eraser Leave-In Spray:
- Doesn’t relieve tangled hair.
- Only partially effective in frizz control.
Would I repurchase L’Oreal Paris Keratin Smooth Frizz Eraser Leave-In Spray?
Don’t think I will repurchase, unless some miracle happens over long-term use.
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