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Asda Glossing Serum

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Brand: Asda / Cremes / Type: Hair Serum / Subcategory: Gloss

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      03.02.2011 09:42
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      A fabulous find for me and I will keep using it.

      I bleach my hair regularly and in the winter weather it suffers quite badly from extreme dryness and frizz. One of the products I've always used to tame my hair is serum and in the past I've tended towards buying the big brand names like John Frieda. However, as the price of grocery items has gone up my purse has shrank and the last time I was shopping in Asda I realised I just couldn't afford to pay the best part of a tenner for a bottle of hair serum. I was about to abandon purchasing a serum, with the alternative idea of wearing a wooly hat until the weather warms up, when I noticed this little purple bottle on the shelf.

      This is Asda's Essential Care range called Glossing Serum. There are so many different types of serum on the market nowadays and they all provide a gloss to the hair but some claim they provide a particular benefit or claim they are aimed at particular types of hair. This particular product doesn't flaunt it's benefits in it's title but if you read the small print on the label you'll see that this serum has a built in heat defence and is espcially recommended for dry or coloured hair. It also has a "vitacomplex" (I assume this means it is vitamin enriched) to "nourish and restore" hair. It's got all the benefits that the big brand name serums have, as far as I can see.

      The product comes in a small bottle which is only 50mls sized. It doesn't seem like a lot but with this serum a little goes a long way. There is a pump action style dispenser on the top of the bottle. This has a lock feature so you don't accidentally press the pump down if you are carrying it in your handbag, for example.

      There is some essential information written on the label such as directions for use, warnings and full ingredients. There is also some information about recycling the packaging - currently only the bottle is able to be recycled. The product is marked with Asda's customary statement that they are against animal testing and that they fund research into alternatives. It is also stamped 'suitable for vegetarians' which I guess means that none of the ingredients are derived from animals.

      Compared to other serums I've used this one is quite runny and you should take care when dispensing incase you spill the liquid out of the palm of your hand. You can control the dispenser pump to enable just a small amount of liquid be released though. The serum is clear and looks like glossy, shiny water. It is not sticky or gluey to touch. It is really easy to apply to the hair. You can either rub your palms together or just dab your fingertips into the serum then run through the hair. I prefer the latter method just as I find the serum will act like a moisturiser on my hands otherwise!

      The serum has a charming fragrance that reminds me of orange blossom, tangerines, doughnuts and fresh laundry. The fragrance is not too overpowering but it freshens up your hair.

      The effect on my hair is immediate. The serum instantly tames any dry bits, smoothing them back into manageable curls or waves (my hair is naturally wavy). It also makes the hair shine and look healthy and as if you've taken really good care of it. Not to be dramatic about it but this serum is a life saver! It transforms my horrible, fuzzy, straw-like hair into a soft, bouncing mane.

      I use this serum at various times. I sometimes use it after towel drying my newly washed hair as it can help smoothe the tangles out. I also use it when my hair is dry between washes to tame the style and improve the condition. It's also good for applying after you use hair straightners as it can restore lost moisture to the hair.

      This serum is a bargain price of only £2.02 and it's as good as any other expensive serum I've ever used. I'll be sticking with this from now on. It is available in stores or online.

      www.asda.com

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        09.10.2010 13:38
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        A fab Asda product

        My hair is really quite long, about half way down my back now and it tends to get a little unruly sometime if I don't use any products on it. Smoothing serums are one of my favourite products to use because they seem to work the best. When I moved to university, I thought I had remembered everything but it's sods law that I forgot something and my serum was that thing.

        Living across the road from Asda meant that this was the first place I thought of to go for some new serum as I was desperate and needed it for my first night out here in Nottingham. I decided to try Asda's own brand of serum because it was so much cheaper than everything else they had. For £1.97 I got a 50ml bottle. The serum comes in a nice purple bottle with silver and lime green writing on the front with a list of ingredients and how to use information on the back. At the top of the bottle is a pump which is covered by a little plastic cap to make sure none of the serum leaks if it tips over or anything.

        To use the serum all you need to do is pump a couple of drops into your hand, rub them together and then run fingers through or over your hair. I love the fact that this is a product that is super simple to use and really takes no time at all. It only takes me a few seconds to work the serum through my hair and then I'm good to go. The serum leaves my hair looking so much sleeker while smoothing down any split ends or fly away hairs at the same time. It do also straighten my hair before using this product so I have no idea how good it would work if I didn't.

        Asda Glossing Serum is one of the best that I have ever used, especially because it is so cheap and actually works. I used to use the Avon version of this product but I think I'll be sticking to Asda from now on.

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          16.07.2010 11:43

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          overall great product from a surprising source

          I was recommended this hair serum by a friend of mine who has lovely straight hair, I was a bit reluctant to buy as I have frizzy curly hair so often find it hard to get a serum that will add shine and also provide a bit of protection against my over use of my hair straighteners and hair dryer!

          I gave it a go as it doesn't exactly cost much, approx £2! It is normally sold in a 50ml bottle with a pump action top, which you can twist to lock if you wish to take it when you are travelling somewhere to prevent a leak. It has an anti frizz formula with heat defence which is great if you use straighteners and has vitacomplex which helps to nourish and restore.

          I was pleasantly surprised! It doesn't leave that horrible stickness that some serums do and my hair was really shiny after running my straighteners through it! It felt sleek and gave me the satisfaction that it had protected my hair while styling. It is odourless and think maybe a slight way of improving could be if they added a little scent to it to give it more of an advantage over other brands.

          The bottle is small but you only need to use about 2 pumps of serum on my hair which is about 3 inches below my shoulders and the bottle can last for about 2 months, it is not advisable to use near your roots as it can make them appear to be greasy, I normally use from about my ear level down and it looks great, after using this product I am definately more willing to try other ASDA hair products, it's great to have a product that has added protection from heat appliances and can help reduce split ends.

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          14.12.2009 18:00
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          Very impressed, exceptionally cheap compared to other frizz control products

          I originally got this because when I bleached my hair three times in one day to get it to platinum blonde it was all over the place. The friendofthefamily hairdresser who I was carted off to (as I attempted to bleach my hair the first time from very dark brown) kept asking my friend who was taking me 'Have you put some Frizz Ease on it?!?', I wondered where the fire was to be honest but over the night whilst she was rectifying my hair mistake she put it on my hair three times between washes and never did anything without it. Naturally I looked for some of this stuff myself. I can honestly say it is very rare that you will find a decent frizz control serum for under £2.50. I never bought any top brand frizz control products as I cannot justify spending that much on one product. I do however have a lot of split ends. I refuse to spend £13 on a trim when that is a food shop for a week! So I need something to keep me going until I simply HAVE to go to the hairdressers for a trim.

          I was shopping in Asda with my boyfriend a few months ago stocking up on conditioner because I had gone through it like it was going out of fashion and there was this tiny section; that could easily be overlooked on the shelf with two bottles of this serum. I thought for £1.97 I couldn't go wrong and there was really nothing to lose providing it didn't set my hair on fire or cause it to fall out ;-)

          *THE PRODUCT*
          Ingrediants include: Ingredients
          Cyclopentasiloxane , Dimethiconol , Parfum , Tocopheryl Acetate , Butylphenyl Methylpropional , Hexyl Cinnamal , Linalool , Limonene , Citronellol , Panthenol , Propylene Glycol
          Comes in a clear purple pump action bottle that 'clicks' to lock when you have finished. Just twist it until it clicks. AGAINST ANIMAL TESTING and suitable for vegetarians to use. Long lasting shine with frizz control and says there is built-in heat defence.

          *PERFORMACE*
          Now my boyfriend has shoulder length, thick, layered, flicky hair and he is as reluctant to fork out for a trim as much as me. I avoid using a hairdryer, you are lucky if I use it three times a year so I rarely have the chance to use this product as I tend to only use it when I blowdry my hair. My boyfriend uses it more, or rather, I make him use it more than me. It does smooth down his flicky bits, it looks greasy on your hand but when you have finished smoothing it through the hair it is all gone. It leaves a bit of a shine on your hands but you cannot feel anything. You will be quite convinced your hands are greasy but they won't be, just a little bit shiny.
          You only need two pumps of this to see to your hair. I am basing this amount on average thickness hair about average length (to the shoulders). One pump for the left side of your hair and towards the back and one more pump for the right side and towards the back. Don't use two pumps at once! I have used it four times on my own hair so far and about four times on my boyfriends hair. The bottle looks as though it is brand new and hasn't been touched. So I cannot say how long it will last but my guess is about three months for two pumps a day.

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            27.06.2009 19:08
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            Well worth a try

            I use hair serum very regularly as my long, thick hair is prone to frizz, and serums are pretty much the only thing that will make it look half presentable! I'm not too fussy on brand of serum, and I decided to give this one a try simply because I was placing an order on the ASDA website and this was the cheapest hair serum they sold.

            The serum comes in a small purple bottle with a silver and lime green design on the front. I think ASDA have attempted to make the packaging look contemporary, however I think they've failed, as to be honest I think it simply looks cheap. Despite it's appearance, the packaging is functional and has a plastic pump which works well and does not become clogged.

            To use you simply dispense one or two pumps of the serum into your hands, rub together and then smooth over your hair. As with all serums less is more, and using too much of this product will leave hair looking greasy.

            Although the serum does have a slight citrussy scent to it, it's very subtle and you can't really smell it either on your hands or when you have applied it to your hair.

            The results I got from this product were very impressive. To be honest I wasn't really expecting too much from a Supermarket own brand hair styling product, so I was more than surprised. This product not only smoothed the frizz on my hair, but as it's name suggests left it looking lovely and glossy, yet the shine was subtle and didn't look too over the top or greasy.

            Also, the results I get from this are long lasting and I don't need to re-apply it throughout the day.

            I think the most impressive thing about this product has got to be the price. A 50ml bottle of this costs just £1.97 from ASDA. I've used hair serums costing four times that price which have been rubbish, so to find one that works for less than £2 is exceptional.

            So overall, this product gets a big thumbs up from me, and it's definitely a product I'd recommend to others.

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              05.06.2009 17:54
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              i would definetly buy this product again.

              i bought this in asda a while ago, i just happend to see it on the shelf and liked the look of it. plus i didnt have any serum in the house so thought it was worth buying. i cant quite remember the price but i do know it was cheap as this was one point that attracted me to it.

              the bottle is small and bright purple, it has a pump action lid which lets the liquid come out as little or as much as you wish which is quite good. so the next time i wore my hair down and straightend i was looking forward to using it. after i was finished straightening my hair i put a small amount of the serum onto the palm of my hand. i rubbed my two hands together and gently smoothed down my hair. i was really suprized about the smell. it was lovely! i hadnt even thought about the smell but i really really liked it.

              so the results - as i tend to straighten my hair quite offten im left with the little whispy hairs that stick up, not that noticable but when you look into the mirror you can see them. the serum took all of these away! plus gave an all over shinny look. i was 100% pleased with this product. not only does it smell great but it does the job!

              you can however put too much serum on and end up looking greasy but once you know how much to use you dont usually do this as you know yourself how much is enough.

              the bottle looks really small but as you only need a little at a time this last for ages! it was well worth the small price i payed for it.

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            For long lasting shine and frizz control /