This month Allure magazine came out with their list of Top 10 Best of Beauty Hall of Fame Products, and while I’ve tried all but two of the products over the years (who didn’t sneak their mom’s Chanel No. 5 as a little kid dressing up in her high heels and clothes?), one of the top 10 products is part of my daily hair regime: Frizz-Ease Hair Serum.
Frizz-Ease is a slightly sticky serum that you pump into your hands and then lightly apply to wet hair. Don’t use too much or it can make your hair look greasy. I usually use about a nickel to a quarter’s worth of a pump when my hair is wet, and then about a dime’s worth on my curls once my hair is dry (especially if I blow dry my hair).
Made by the John Frieda company, it comes in Original and Extra-Strength. I have tried both products and for my curls, which are on the dry and frizzy side, the Extra-Strength is necessary. The interesting thing I find about the marketing for Frizz-Ease is that it is mainly touted as a product for making wavy/curly hair straight when blowing it out. I’m sure that is the case, but don’t underestimate this serum for making your curls more distinct and less frizzy.
I find that if I let my hair air-dry with the serum applied my curls can be a little on the crunchy side. But once dry you can squish your curls up to the crown of your head and the crunchiness relaxes a bit. There is a noticeable difference in my hair (i.e., bad) when I don’t use Frizz-Ease. It really is a great product.
The price point for Frizz-Ease is excellent – you can purchase it from the Allure site for $7.10 for a 1.69 ounce bottle. Using it daily it takes me at least a month to go through an entire bottle. You can easily find Frizz-Ease in any major drug store chain, however, I have seen the price vary wildly from store to store, anywhere up to $12.99 a bottle, so shop around.
If you have curly hair and you haven’t yet tried Frizz-Ease you must go purchase a bottle and see if it changes your locks, taming the frizz and helping to keep the corkscrews in place. It really does deserve a place on the beauty product hall of fame list, especially for curly hair.
Try it and let me know what you think!
See the Frizz-Ease Hair Serum product line from John Frieda here (including overnight treatment which I haven’t tried yet): http://www.johnfrieda.com/en-US/ProductFamily/Hair-Care/Frizz-Ease/Serums
See Allure’s full list of Hall of Fame beauty products here: http://shopping.yahoo.com/articles/yshoppingarticles/698/best-of-beauty-hall-of-fame/