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I've always had what I would class as 'straight' hair, although it used to go a bit frizzy and I had to use straighteners every day. Recently I've been trying to grow my hair a bit and I've noticed I can get away with not using straighteners, as the extra weight keeps my hair from frizzing up too much. I've also noticed that my hair seems to be turning wavy and goes into some rather nice curls at the front! Therefore I looked around for something to help style my new found hairstyle.
I like buying Body Shop products as they are generally high quality, ethical, and there are always special offers available. This product cost £6 for 100ml which I actually think is a very reasonable price in itself. However I bought it on offer and it cost me about £3-£4. The product comes in a plain cream tube with a flip-top base, and a white label with a picture of Brazil nuts. The packaging is simple and fits in with other items from The Body Shop's haircare range.
This product is described as being perfect for curly or wavy hair. It is designed to smooth and define curls and reduce frizz. This is ideal for me as my hair can be dry and prone to frizz. As an added bonus it helps to protect from heat styling - which suggests it would be ideal for use with curling tongs.
The product contains Community Fair Trade Brazil nut oil. This is bought from the Candela co-operative in Peru. This trade has helped to protect 3,000 hectares of rainforest in the Madre de Dios region. According to the Body Shop website, the sustainable harvesting of Brazil nuts helps to support indigenous species that depend on the Brazil nut tree, such as the orchid bee. To find out more, you can check out the Community Fair Trade section on the website.
To use this product, I squeeze out a penny-sized amount onto my palm, rub my hands together and work the product through my hair. It has a pleasant but subtle nutty scent that doesn't last on the hair afterwards. The product has quite a thick consistency but it doesn't feel too heavy on my hair.
When I use this, I sometimes let my hair dry naturally and sometimes give it a quick blast with the hairdryer. When I do the latter I know that the product is helping to protect my hair from the heat. Either way, once dry my hair is more shiny and less frizzy than when I don't use it. My waves are defined and don't go messy like usual. Even in the rain the condition of my hair is much improved.
This tube seems to be lasting a reasonable amount of time and won't get used up quickly. I do think it is good value for the price - even more so when you take advantage of one of The Body Shop's frequent special offers.
Overall I do recommend this product. It is pleasant to use, does a good job and is great value for money. I would certainly consider repurchasing.
My hair is naturally wavy and incredibly frizzy so I am always spending hours blow drying and straightening my hair to try and make it look tamed. On rare occasions however, I will let it dry naturally... Usually if I am running incredibly late and on those occasions I do need a helping hand if I'm not going to be scaring children with the nest on my head when I am out and about. For these reasons, I bought the Brazil Nut Define & No Fizz product by The Body Shop.
What does the product do?
The product is essentially a conditioning cream which has been designed to tame the hair by controlling frizz and by defining curls and waves. It also conditions the hair and protects it from heating styling appliances which in turn can cause further frizziness. The product is suitable for use on those whose hair is totally out of control like mine.
How do you use the product?
The product can be used in two ways. It can be applied to damp hair fairly sparingly and then you style your hair as usual, or let it dry on its own. It can also be used on dry hair to add definition to your curls or waves, and also to fight the frizz when you are out and about. If you are using it on damp hair, then you only need a tiny amount because it can cause your hair to appear a bit greasy.
Packaging and Price
The product is contained within a white plastic tube which doesn't have much decoration on the tube other than some extra information and a picture of some Brazil nuts. It has a flip top lid on which it can stand and the product is easily dispensed from the bottle. The cream will cost you around £6 to buy and for that money you will get 100ml of the product. You can buy the cream from your local Body Shop or from its online website.
Aroma and Consistency
The product had a pale brown creamy colour and quite a thick consistency that it about what you would expect from a moisturiser. It smells incredible which I was not expecting as Brazil nut products from the Body Shop usually come largely without a scent but it smells really sweet like toffee or caramel. Yum yum!
Application and Performance
The cream is easily applied to the hair, and it's best to put a small amount in your hand and then rub your hands together, before smoothing the product through the hair. It's a simple and quick process that will only take a few seconds out of your day. Once my hair has dried, my waves are moderately more defined and I see a little bit less frizz but nothing that blows me away. It's better than it would have been but it is still far from perfect.
When using the cream on dry hair, you have to be so careful with the amount of product that you use and the way in which you use it or you will end up with greasy weighed down hair. I try not to risk using it on dry hair as it doesn't really work for me but I think it would do a good job at defining really curly hair. The beautiful aroma does stay on the hair if you use it when your hair is dry so that's a bonus.
If you have lovely curls that need definition, this product will work well for you on either wet or dry hair and it will make your hair smell delicious. If your hair is a frizzy wavy mess like mine then it doesn't make a massive difference, although it does have more benefits if you're using it on wet hair rather than dry. I think this is a product that some people will love and some people will hate depending on your hair type.
My hair has a natural wave to it and in recent years I have found it getting much curlier with a tendency to develop some serious frizz issues especially when living in a hard water area and when in humid environments. I tried a few hair serums and defrizzing cremes and this product from The Body Shop has become a firm favourite.
I have tried it on wet, damp and dry hair and find it works best if you apply it after towel drying when the hair is still very damp, then blow dry, if possible with an ionic non-frizz hairdrier. I normally wash my hair and use this every morning but I found that when washing my hair every second day the effect of this actually lasts right up until I washed it again. It prevents any trace of frizz and leaves me with soft, manageable waves.
It has a lovely smell, not too heavy and overpowering but definitely recognisable as brazil nut. The 100 ml tube lasted me about three months of almost daily use on shoulder length hair. For £6 (and often less as Body Shop often have deals on) I think that is great value. I bought some for my sister who also liked it.
I have curly hair and I like to look out for products to stop it being frizzy because I find that when it's frizzy it annoys me and it doesn't look very good!
I like the Body Shop and always have done, and when I was in there one day (looking for something else!) I came across this prodcut, Brazil Nut Define & No Frizz. I was quite surprised to find something like this but it sounded great so I picked it up to have a closer look. There is not much information on the squeezy bottle that it comes in- it says it 'smoothes and defines curls' and is for 'dry/frizzy hair', that it's 100ml container, and on the back it says 'Protects from heat styling. Apply to dry or damp here.'
Well, that wasn't much to go on, so I thought I'd open it and have a smell- it smells delicious! The smell of Brazil Nut is not too strong and it has a hair care type smell as well, sort of a creamy smell.
It was what I thought was a whopping six quid (for such a small container) but I decided to give it a go anyway.
I took it home and after I'd washed my hair but when it was still damp, I put some on. I think that I put way too much on the first time as it left my hair quite greasy and I had to wash it again soon afterwards. Howeverm it definitley did what it said it would- defined my curls and there was not a hint of frizz!
The next time that I used it I used a lot less and it was more than sufficient and didn't make my hair greasy. It also smells nice on my hair.
Overall I am really pleased with this product and I will buy another container as long as this one lasts for a while!
I have a number of body shop product, this is one of them, the one i use is brazil nut define and frizz, costing £6. I use it after i wash my hair, when it starts getting damp. I do not need to use alot even tho my hair is naturally thick and frizzy.
It leaves my hair more soft, manageable and less frizzy. The plus point is that it does not leave my hair greasy or weigh down . And my hair still feels soft after i blow dry and/ or use striaghtening irons.
you can also use this product when your hair is dry, i use this when i curl my hair and i find its good to define the curls and get rid of frizz witout weigthing down my hair.
It does not have a strong smell, this prosuct comes out as a cream and not as a liquid.