Product Type: Umberto Giannini hair care products
Newest Review: ... for my hair. I could try other serums, but at the minute I don't see any need to as the price and value of this Umberto Giannini serum ... more
Umberto Giannini- A quick PERFECT buy
Umberto Giannini Seriously Straight Gloss Serum
Member Name: abbiej1711
Umberto Giannini Seriously Straight Gloss Serum
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I had been meaning to pick up a hair serum for a few weeks by the time I bought this Umberto Giannini seriously straight gloss serum.
I didn't actually buy it for its apparent 'seriously straight' features, I just wanted a good serum to add moisture to my hair without weighing it down or making it look greasy.
But when it came to buying a serum, I didn't really put much effort into browsing on my visit to boots and in the end I grabbed one within the last few seconds of my shopping at the time.
When I got this, there was a 3 for 2 offer on, and being as my mum was purchasing two other Umberto items, I saw the perfect chance to grab a free hair serum from a decent branded name!
I have recently had my hair stripped from dark brown to light brown with blonde bleached highlights, so you can imagine, it isn't in the most perfect condition at the minute, although it's not bad either. I bought a serum to smooth down my hair and found this serum also has the added advantage of keeping my hair straighter for longer. I now only find I need to straighten my hair about twice a week which is fantastic as less applied heat means less damage to my hair.
The serum is usually sold for £4.99 in Boots, although unfortunately for some reason it isn't currently on their website. At the time, when I got it free with the 3 for 2 offer, I thought £4.99 for a hair treatment was dear and saw it as a one off chance to try this item. However as time went on, I have become to love this serum and now I think the price is pretty decent for what it's worth.
This serum comes in a 100ml 3.3 US Fl. Oz bottle which is just the right size to throw in your gym bag or night bag to take away with you. It may sound daunting to carry along a oily serum in a pump bottle with you, but I really do carry this in my hand bag along with my purse, book and so on with no problems. The bottle has never leaked for me or got any excess on any of my belongings.
The lid has grown legs and vanished, but that hasn't stopped me taking my serum along with me to the gym, the bottle is reliable and I love the effects of this serum that much that I really do take it along with me when I am staying over at my boyfriends or going to the gym.
There are smaller and larger bottles of other brands you could buy, but for now I'm pretty happy with this size and it is lasting me a decent amount of time so far.
I have had my 100ml bottle for about 1 month and I use it generously just about every day and the bottle still feels pretty full, although I can't comment on the percentage left as Umberto has had the clever idea to make the bottle non transparent so you can't see how much you are using.
The bottle comes with a pump lid which is easy to use. When applied pressure to the pump, it lets out a small amount of serum which I sometimes find is enough to use.
Just one pump, rubbed into my hands and spread over my ends is sometimes enough for my daily use. However I do tend to use two pumps and don't need to worry about how much I use as the serum is very light and absorbs into my hair great.
This serum compared to others I have used, such as the Mark Hill De-frizz shine serum, is a lot thinner. Because it is quite a thin serum, it is a lot easier to apply as it spreads easily and does not hold a thick texture.
This Umberto serum does not weigh my hair down and it has never made my hair look greasy. I tend to avoid the roots and apply to just my lengths and ends, however even when I have applied multiple pumps to my hair, it never disappoints me.
The serum smooths through my hair and leaves it feeling soft and manageable.
The bottle suggests to use over damp hair before drying and again over dry styled hair to add shine.
I have found when using it before drying my hair as well as after does have a great effect on my hair. When using it this way, I find my hair is easier to style and straighten.
Unfortunately, it isn't very often that I remember to apply the serum when my hair is damp and usually go for the serum as a habit after I have finished styling it, or throughout the day when I feel my hair needs it.
The great thing about using this serum is that it doesn't stick like glue to my hands. As other serums can become irritating to wash off, I have in the past put off using serum as I can't be bothered to keep washing my hands after applying.
With this Umberto serum, it is so light that I find when I use it, the serum sinks into my hair so quickly and easily that by the time I have finished applying it, there's almost nothing on my hands. Whatever is left on my hands can simply be rubbed off onto a towel with no problems or left to dry as I have never felt the need to wash the serum off.
I am happy I got the chance to try this serum in the 3 for 2 offer, as I have had the opportunity to find my perfect serum. For a price of £4.99, I will definitely be buying this serum when I next need some as I think it is perfect for my hair.
I could try other serums, but at the minute I don't see any need to as the price and value of this Umberto Giannini serum has all the benefits for me;
* Doesn't weight my hair down
* Adds shine
* Keeps my hair straighter for longer
* Smooths down my ends
* Doesn't make my hair look greasy
* Helps to control and manage the dropped condition of my hair.
I would certainly recommend this serum!
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Summary: Perfect for me.