Summer is here next week…like can you believe it? The sun is out until around 8 but with that comes humidity (at least if you live here in the city). I don’t know about you but nothing boils my bunions like spending an hour perfecting that beachy wave to only look like a frizz ball by lunchtime. I’ve tried countless serums to combat this but most of them have left my hair a greasy mess causing my hair to fall flat. Last summer I resorted to simply pulling my hair back into a low pony for the majority of the summer, but this year I am determined to find something that will work.
So, I was at Sephora a couple of weeks ago (shocker) desperately looking for something to detangle and control frizz. I stopped by the living proof shelf and noticed that they have a new product – no frizz nourishing hair oil. Forgive me if it’s not new, but it was pretty new to me. At first I was a little leery of the product because it’s a hair oil. I’ve used bumble & bumble’s Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil and it made my waves fall flat and I wasn’t using that much. It also didn’t do a good job detangling my tresses so back it went. Then I tried VERB’s Ghost Oil, which was better but still not great. I had pretty much given up on hair oils and almost ready to go back to my signature low-pony for the summer. I have to tell you I stood in front of that shelf for a few minutes and read the claims on the bottle – I even spent some time researching the product online. There was a tester so I decided I would try it on my tresses and see what I looked like by midday.
First you should know the formula is extremely lightweight. Secondly, the scent was pleasant. It wasn’t heavy and had a very clean scent. The instructions were only to use a few pumps and run it throughout your hair focusing on the mid-shaft and the ends. I struggle with tangles especially a few days before I’m due for a wash so I wanted to see if this oil would make a difference. I was surprised to find that when I used my drybar detangling brush it ran right through and didn’t disturb my waves at all. Just a few drops of this oil allowed the brush to glide through. I was even more amazed when I noticed the shine that my hair had. It was a natural shine that didn’t look like you put a ton of product to achieve it. I couldn’t believe it. While instant results like this would prompt me to purchase on the spot, I’ve since become a little more cautious about my beauty purchases so I decided I would see what would happen by midday and then again at the end of the day. If it held up to 80% of their claims, it was definitely going to be a purchase for me.
Here are the results:
You should know that I was due for a wash in like two days after these photos were taken and we all know when hair gets dirty it’s harder to detangle (especially if you wear extensions). I have to tell you, this product is a definite win in my book. What’s even better is the price tag especially when compared to bumble & bumble Hairdresser Invisible Oil. The results were phenomenal. It’s truly a frizz blocker. I’m so happy with this product and highly recommend it. Looks like I’ve achieved my summer hair goals. I only had to lightly brush my hair twice which is a huge improvement than when I used other products or no product at all.
*Full disclosure – The opinions on bumble & bumble and VERB are my own. The products mentioned above may work for you, so please don’t take my opinion as gospel. If you have used any of the products mentioned in this post and have had favorable results, please share in the comments below.