Sunday, September 5, 2010

Garnier - Sleek and Shine Blow Dry Perfector

OK.. I have some wacky hair.  It has curls and waves that look good wet.. but not so good when dry.  I accidentally happened upon the Garnier  Sleek and Shine Blow Dry Perfector .  It says it will keep your hair sleek and shiny for up to 7 washings.  It had my attention!

When I got the product, I did not read the box too well.   Imagine my surprise when I opened it to use it and a plastic glove was included.  I was too curious to not continue.  So I followed the directions.  For lack of better words, it's like a semi-permanent straightener.  It is heat activated, thus the name blow dry perfector!

First, I washed my hair then I combed in the Smooth It Serum.   I was instructed to let it sit for 20 minutes then rinse out.  It does have an oder, but very livable and short  lived

Next, I put in the Heat-Activated Perfect-It Cream.  It had a nice smell to it. 

I then proceeded to blow my hair dry.  I have chin length hair, but a lot of it so it usually takes me a while to dry it effectively.  Therefore, I typically do not dry my hair, but let my flat iron do the straightening later.  Since it is heat activated, I did as directed.  After blowing my hair dry using a nice round brush, my hair came out shiny and straight!  I did use my flat iron to take seal the deal!  However, I have not had to use my flat iron as often during the week to fix the sleeping on the hair mess that I usually have. 

My hair has stayed in place and I am quite pleased with the results.  Please note that I also work out a lot and sweat profusely.  My hair is soaking wet when I finish.  And yet, my hair still straight when it is dry!  I am in serious like with this product. 

Garnier recommends waiting 2 weeks before applying color.  It was perfect timing. I went to get my roots touched up 2 weeks later and my stylist even commented on how much easier my hair was to style. 

All in all, I see this as a great product to have!!  I will be stopping at my handy dandy Wal-Mart to pick up my next box very soon!


Anonymous said...

Yay! Great review! I just bought this product yesterday! It's great!

Jennifer said... glad to hear you had success with this. I've been on the fence about trying it. My mother is in desperate need of this product so I will pass your review along! :)

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