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== Avon Advance Techniques Frizz Control Lotus Shield == If there is a new product out that makes bold promises of frizz free hair , then I have to try it. This one is from Avon and can be bought from a representative or online . I bought mine on special offer for £5 . The R.R.P is £7.50 , but often comes up on offer , price at time of writing is £3.35, which is a great price. My hair is long and quite thick with a natural wave, which suffers from the dreaded frizz especially in humid conditions. == The Product == The product comes in a 60 ml bottle which stands 14 cm tall, it's a bright orange colour with a screw top opening. On the front it tells you it is a leave in treatment with lotus shield technology. The back label peels of to reveal the instructions in various languages. The serum itself is a watery white and quite runny and smells like you have just walked into the hairdressers. == The Promise == A breakthrough leave-in-treatment that helps block humidity from ruining your style. It's formulated with Lotus Shield Technology, to help form a protective lightweight barrier that holds up even in humid weather. Lightweight, leave-in serum, instantly helps smooth and tame, then lasts through two washes. To use: Shake well before use. Apply a 1/2 teaspoon (or pea sized amount) of product to clean, damp hair and distribute evenly. For longer hair, increase product amount gradually until you experience the desired results. == In Use == My normal routine after washing my hair and using a normal wash out conditioner, is to wrap my hair in a towel to absorb some moisture rather than rub it with a towel . After 10 minutes or however long it takes to make a cup of tea I apply this. I use about 3 pea sized blobs for the amount of hair I have, and I don't apply it to the root area . I pour a small blob in my hand and rub it between my fingers , then from about 10cm from the root I run my fingers through my hair until it feels like its all covered . I then leave my hair to dry naturally. The serum goes on the hair well , it doesn't feel greasy and doesn't feel coated or heavy , nor does it leave the hair sticky at all . == Results == I normally wash my hair in the evening and sometimes it's still wet when I go to bed , so it's not till the next morning I see or feel the difference . Normally after brushing my hair it goes frizzy with flyaway strands , and it takes a lot of hair spray to calm it down . After using this there is a definite improvement in my hair. It doesn't feel like its covered in product , and it also doesn't feel so over conditioned, that it becomes too soft and you can't do anything with it . It helps define the hair so if like me you have a bit of a wave to your hair it keeps the hair together to define the wave , rather than frizzing and looking like an 80's throwback. But its still soft enough to be able to run your fingers through. == Conclusion == I am using this every 2nd time I wash my hair and am pleased with the results . It has definitely tamed the frizz without causing any damage to my hair , and for the price it's very good value as you don't need to use a lot . I would buy this again , and will definitely take it on holiday to help battle the humid conditions. 4 out of 5.
The treatment This treatment had caught my eye a number of times in the Avon catalogue, but the £7.50 price always put me off trying it. With my last order with Avon I found it was in a special £5 deal for this along with the matching shampoo and conditioner, and I knew I wanted to try it. The serum comes in a silver box, but then inside is an ugly orange bottle. It is a tiny squeeze bottle with a nozzle at the end so very simple to dispense. My hair suffers from frizz as it is very dry, and while it is fine there is lots of it, often making it uncontrollable. Avon describe this as a breakthrough leave in treatment to protect hair against humidity. You add this to your hair after washing and before styling for best results. Basically it is a hair serum. The treatment is white in colour which is a little unusual, and I have to admit I was expecting a transparent lotion. The consistency is also a little thicker than other serums I have used so I can see why they call it a treatment. I tend to add it a little at a time to make sure I do not add too much as this is easily done. The nozzle allows you to dispense small amounts at a time so there is no waste. In use The smell is really lovely and one of the first things that stand out. At first I was a little unsure as it smells a little cheap, but I found with time I have grew to love it and the sweetness disappears making it a more mature smell. It has a really floral scent to it that manages to be really apparent without being over bearing. It is a little sweet at first, but not overly so and it lasts in my hair for most of the day. I love hair products with a lasting scent and this for me is a major advantage of this serum compared to others. On my hands I have to admit the lotion feels really oily and I was a little worried. Once in the hair it is invisible. I do find you need to be careful not to add too much of the treatment as it can make your hair look greasy and like it needs washed again. I usually only add a tiny amount to the tips of my hair and the roots, as otherwise I find it is too heavy. The first few times I used it I added too much leaving my hair looking a little greasy, so less is definitely more. I also only use this before styling my hair rather than after as well. I just find it works better once worked into the hair, and using it after like a serum after styling again causes my hair to be heavy and oily. While there is a shine to my hair it is not greasy, and even to touch it is soft but there is no residue at all. It really works well with fly away ends making them disappear completely. I find if I add it to the rest of my hair first and then apply to my roots last it stops it from weighing them down. After applying it to damp hair and allowing the rest to dry naturally there is no difference to my hair. I was a little worried it would not work, but when it came to styling I could instantly tell the difference. It was easier to control and there was no signs of frizz. This lasted well throughout the day, and even when it came to the end of the day there was still a huge difference visibly to my hair. I have been using this with the matching shampoo and conditioner which really seems to help it along. When used with a different shampoo and conditioner I found towards the end of the day my hair started to become a little wild. It was still noticeably different to when I do not use a serum, but it certainly did not work as well. For a 60ml bottle I still think the £7 retail price is overinflated. It works well, but you have to be careful not to add too much. There is nothing about it that really makes it stand out from the crowd. I would purchase when it is on a special promotion, but there is no way I would pay full retail for it. I found that it did help reduce frizz, and even with the warmer days we have been having recently my hair has been controllable. I am not sure it is hugely better than any other serum I own, but it certainly works just as well and the lasting scent is a real advantage.
I've been using Avon's Lotus Shield Leave in Treatment on and off for a while now. I remember seeing this in the Avon brochure around the time it was released and I knew it must be half decent as Avon seemed to be pushing it in a big way. I only got around to trying it after being given a bottle as a gift. The product comes in a very shiny silver box which looks nice, however the bottle inside is quite disappointing in comparison. It comes in a very tacky and cheap looking bright orange bottle. I don't really know why they chose this colour, but if nothing else it helps you find the bottle in the dark! The idea of the product is that it is a leave in treatment designed to control frizz. It is very much like a serum, in fact to my mind it is a serum, despite Avon preferring to call it a leave in treatment. The product apparently has technology which means the effects of the product will still control frizz even in humid weather. The trick when applying this product is simply to remember that less is more. I tend to apply it literally drop by drop. It's a medium consistency clear liquid and is designed to be used on damp hair although I admit I sometimes apply it to dry hair too. The benefit of applying it to damp hair is that the wetness of the hair helps it distribute more easily. I usually apply a drop to my finger tips, rub them together then smooth them over my hair. As I have long hair, I add more bit by bit, being careful never to overdo it. Once on the hair this product is extremely lightweight and non-greasy. It's actually lighter than most serums I've used, yet has the same frizz taming properties. My hair is noticeably smoother and sleeker after applying this and generally looks healthier and shiny without being greasy. The product has a slightly floral scent to it too, which lingers for a while and once in my hair the effects of it last quite well and I don't feel that I have to wash it out of my hair the next day. It does stand up to humidity well too. This product comes in a 60ml bottle and costs £7.50 from Avon. If you buy from Avon regularly you will know that you very rarely need to pay full price for anything as everything comes up on special offer eventually. At the moment it is £4.50 which I think is fantastic value. Overall I am very pleased with this product and will continue to buy it. It really reduces frizz in my hair without being sticky or greasy and doesn't weigh my hair down, so for once Avon have got it right!
I am always on the look-out for products which keep my naturally curly hair under control so I was happy to give this product a go. Avon Advance Techniques Frizz Control - Lotus Shield, is a serum made by Avon as part of their Advance Techniques range. It claims to lock out dampness in the air by forming a light barrier on the shaft of the hair. Avon is now a well known British brand and I believe can be trusted to deliver a good range of products for any woman. I bought it from my local representative when it was on offer so it wasn't too expensive, full priced it would be over £7. ==How to use== Avon Advance Techniques Frizz Control - Lotus Shield, comes in a small 60ml bottle. The serum should be applied to freshly washed damp hair. For medium length hair a small pea sized amount will be enough, I use a 5 pence sized amount as mine is fairly long. Make sure you smooth if through your hair evenly as I find it can leave greasy patches if not spread well. There is no need to wash it out and it will often last for 2 sometimes 3 days if the weather is not too hot. I used it when I went to see my mother in Cyprus and it really helped me to keep some control over my hair. It has a fairly fresh smell on application and gives a lovely shine to the hair. ==My opinion== When I leave my hair down I love the look this serum gives it. It calms and de-frizzes my hair as well as making the curls more pronounced. The product has lasted ages and I will definitely be buying the same product again. This is now a firm favourite with me and my hair.
This product has been out for a little while now. I had tried a sachet of this before I bought the full sized bottle and felt that it worked well on my Hair which is thick and has a bit frizz to it. I do like Avon products and they are usually priced good as well. Usually if something is full price then it is usually on offer in the next book. This comes in a 60ml bottle which comes in a little box. The box looks alright. Not sure why it is in a box anyway but it's alright. The bottle is a bright orange colour and doesn't look all that great, but the colour makes it stand out certainly. So what is this product? Well it is a leave in Conditioning product. The blurb according to Avon is "Formulated with Lotus Shield Technology, to help form a protective lightweight barrier that holds up even in humid weather. Lightweight, leave-in serum, instantly helps smooth and tame, then lasts through two washes." So just smooth some of this on and this will keep your Hair nice and sleek (hopefully). You just need a little blob of this to work through your Hair. To use this apply to clean damp Hair. Just rub the blob between your palms and then smooth through your hair. You can use more that just a little blob but I wouldn't recommend using too much of this as it may make your Hair look a bit lank. I just Comb my Hair afterwards and let it dry natrually. I find that when my Hair is dry it feels soft and smooth and I think it looks as if it has been Deep conditioned. Even after I have straightened I feel that my Hair looks nice and Glossy I feel that this does a really good job. I just use this once a week and I will continue to buy this product. This normally costs £7.50 but I got it on offer for £3.75 and it is sold for that price quite a lot. A good product if you suffer from Frizz and dryness.
Avon Advance Techniques Frizz Control Lotus Shield Leave in Treatment (phew) I have been using avon products for years but I have never really bought any of their hair care products, except the cherry blossom daily shampoo which is fantastic. I have noticed this product in previous brochures but I have been reluctant to purchase it as it was a bit expensive and more than I was willing to pay for an Avon product. But about two brochures ago this product was on offer, half price I think, so I bought it to try. - About the product The leave in hair treatment comes in a small squeezy tube container, which is a cheap and tacky bright orange bottle. The bottle contains a dispenser nozzle which is great for dispensing a controlled amount of product. The bottle contains 60ml of product and the bottle is fairly small/light so it would be good for traveling. - Avon description "Formulated with Lotus Shield Technology, to help form a protective lightweight barrier that holds up even in humid weather. Lightweight, leave-in serum, instantly helps smooth and tame, then lasts through two washes* (*Consumer Study, 149 people)" - Texture, consistency and scent of the product The product has a really nice smooth, silky texture which makes the product really easy to smooth through my hair and the product also has a fairly runny consistency. The scent of the treatment is ok but I do not really like artificial watermelon scents and in my opinion with cheap hair care products a watermelon scent is just the go to scent and it just makes the product appear cheaper than it actually was. - Using the product The avon directions are as follows: "Shake well before use. Apply a 1/2 teaspoon (or pea sized amount) of product to clean, damp hair and distribute evenly. For longer hair, increase product amount gradually until you experience the desired results." I have been using this product on and off for about three weeks or so and I do not measure the amount of product out before I use it - it seems a bit silly to do so, so I just apply about a 10p size amount. I use quite a lot of product each time as I have really long hair that is fairly thick and also as my hair is quite frizzy too. I use this product on my hair after I have washed my hair, so I use this on my hair when it is damp/wet and I brush my hair throughly before using this leave in treatment. I dispense about a 10p size amount of product into my hands and then I rub my hands together to get a fairly even distribution of product on my hands and then I smooth my hands through the mid lengths and ends of my hair first - I concentrate most of the product on the mid lengths as for my hair that is where I get most frizzy. Then whatever is left on my hands I smooth over the top of my hair, over my roots as I also get some frizziness there too. After I have evenly applied the product all over my hair I find it leaves my hair super smooth and tangle free. - Results I find that for me the results from this product are not as amazing as I though they would be. From the application of this product it felt like it was going to work really well but I found that it did not get rid of all of my frizz. With this leave in treatment I found that it got rid of about 60 to 70% of the frizz in my hair, which is ok but it is not fantastic. The treatment does make my hair smoother and more manageable as it gets rid of the majority of the tangles in my hair. Overall, the results are good as it makes my hair smooth and mostly frizz free but the results are not amazing - and I do have to use quite a bit of the product too. I also use this product on my hair when it is dry, as a smoothing/finishing cream - I can do this as my hair is really dry, especially the ends and mid lengths but if you have greasy hair or normal hair I think this may not work for you. This product is fantastic for me as a smoothing cream as it makes my hair so smooth, soft and a bit easier to brush through and it especially works well if I have no straightened my hair as it makes my hair a lot smoother - but not weighed down or greasy. - Price and availability I bought this product for £3.75 from an avon brochure a few of weeks ago but it is now priced at £1.50 (as of the 28/10/2011) on the avon shop website (link below) which is a fantastic price and I would only buy this product again if it was on offer but at full price I would not buy it (I think the full price is £6 or £7 which is far too over priced in my opinion). Conclusions Positives *Easy to use *Does not weigh my hair down or make it greasy/oily *Does reduce frizz - not completely though *Good price but only when on offer! *Nozzle dispenser allows me to dispense a small, controlled amount of product *Fantastic for me as a smoothing cream too Negatives *The full price, which in my opinion is far too much *Does not completely get rid of frizz *Scent is unoriginal and does not smell to nice in my opinion and the bottle looks cheap and tacky For more information: http://avonshop.co.uk Thank you for reading my review x