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FRUCTIS I LOVE MY SLEEK SMOOTHING SPRAY ON SERUM.
I have always been very impressed with the Fructis range of shampoos and conditioners that can be bought inexpensively from supermarkets, chemist shops and even Poundland. I think it is the beautiful scents these products have that makes me purchase them over and over again, although if I use them for long periods of time I do find my hair becomes less conditioned, so you tend to lose this aspect in favour of fragrance, so for me anyway they are not my daily choice on a repeated basis.
Recently I noticed in Superdrug a range of Fructis styling products that caught my eye. I remembered hearing about how good some Fructis products were a few months ago. This was on a YouTube video presentation given by a lady in America. At the time a check I had made had failed to identify any UK stock, which was slightly disappointing as this lady had been very impressed indeed by the products, so seeing them recently I was eager to try them for myself. I have since noticed them for sale on Amazon so it is worth looking there.
The product that really caught my attention was the "I Love My Sleek Smoothing Spray On Serum" which was part of a buy two get one free offer. I believe the retail price is just under £4 for 150ml so it is inexpensive as all Fructis products are. The product is a finishing spray that you spray onto dry hair in order to impart a smooth and sleek appearance.You can use it after washing and drying your hair, or as a freshen up spray to tame flyaways during the day.
5 IN 1- WHAT CLAIMS ARE THESE?
I think it is important at this stage to explain what the benefits of this product are intended to be, and there really are five attributes as the name suggests. Let's look at these claims and see how I feel about them -
1.The product contains Argan Oil from Morocco - yes this is true and you can feel the product smoothing the hair shaft after application. The oil is contained in what I find to be a very light mist, and it delivers a very thin layer of product whilst imparting smoothness, and it does so without leaving any sticky residue.
2.The product claims to be ultra smoothing- this is absolutely true. My hair is very rebellious and likes to have a mind of its own, especially in humid or windy weather. This product is fantastic to spray on after styling, and I also use it between shampoos to soften the hair as it leaves it feeling silky, smooth and beautifully soft and conditioned.
3.The product claims to leave a healthy shine and yes it does- I really like the way the hair looks after application.
4.Probably the forth and most important attribute this product has is in its claims to be anti frizz and to tame fly-aways as for me this is my most difficult hair issue to deal with, and this product excels in this respect taming the hair and leaving it silky smooth.
5.Finally it has anti-humidity and weightless properties, and it certainly performs well in these areas and you are not left with a heavy feeling after application. This is something I hate as for me that negates the point of having freshly washed hair if it then feels plastered down with products.
I am very impressed with this spray and will certainly be continuing to purchase as it is an excellent choice as it is cheap enough to be used daily. It also seems to last a long time as well making it excellent value for money. As I have hair that is prone to frizz and has this rebellious nature I have a lot of hair products that have these issues in mind, and some are very expensive. For example my holy grail products Phyto 7 or Phyto 9 - both leave in creams work beautifully. These address the same hair problems, but they are much more expensive, and I tend to use those on holiday when a canister is a less attractive object to pack as these are sold in tubes. This Fructis product is not a cream however, and being a serum in spray form actually leaves the hair even softer than these holy grail creams, so I will continue to purchase this for daily use going forward. It has a very pleasant fresh scent too as all Fructis products have.
I think this is a brand new range for the UK as I have not seen it for sale widely as yet, but it is certainly worth trying if you have hair like mine, and it is lovely to be able to recommend a product that is such good value for money. At the time of purchase Fructis were also selling some other products that were new to me including a mousse to help with curling hair, which I have been doing with frequency in the last few months, and this has also proved to be a very valuable and positive purchase. I think their styling products are excellent and have a lot to commend about them and are a good buy in my opinion. This 5 in 1 leave in serum spray is outstanding and it delivers admirably on all five points.
This review will also be published on Ciao under my user name Violet1278.
Discover the Spray-On Serum innovation / Enriched with Moroccan Argan Oil, it combines the lightness of a spray with the power of a serum / With just one spray, get a perfectly sleek finish thanks to its 5 actions: Ultra-Smoothing / Healthy shine / Anti-Frizz & Flyaways / Anti-humidity / Weightless Feel / Your hair is left looking silky smooth, shiny and with an anti-frizz effect that lasts all day / Using an innovative mist diffuser, the formula contains a micro-oil complex which keeps your hair looking smooth and shiny while feeling nourished / No visible residue of heaviness.