Monday, December 13, 2010

Blow Dry Perfector by Garnier Fructis

So i saw the commercial for this hair straightener that's supposed to last up to 7 shampoos keeping your hair frizz free:
The first thing I noticed was a list of warnings on the box: do not use on damaged hair, chemically processed hair, bleached or highlighted hair, relaxed with lye or no-lye, do not use on hair that is breaking, splitting, if you have had a reaction to Thol, do not use if you have an irritated or damaged scalp, it repeats do not use it on relaxed hair, and to wait at least 14 days after coloring, bleaching or perming hair....but with all that aside i tried it anyway!

In side the box it looks like this:
products and the manuel with gloves

Step 1 is shampoo hair, do not condition and towel-dry hair:
using a normal shampoo, nothing special
luke-warm water neither hot or cold
i shampoo my roots only, when washing the shampoo out it runs over the rest of your hair washing it so it's less dry

towel-dry hair means not dripping wet but still damp
Step #2 is to apply product 1:

called smooth and is the active ingredient 
put on the provided gloves
not very big, if my hair was any longer i would need 2!
this stuff really smells bad! like rotten eggs!
it's pretty goopy, the manuel said it was runny but it wasn't
only apply the product from the middle to the ends, not close to the scalp or it will burn!
clip hair up and wait 20 min for fine hair and 30 for coarse and thick, i did about 25
Step #3 is to wash the product out with luke-warm water and do not shampoo, towel-dry:
whew! my hair reeks! so happy to wash this stuff out!
hmm my ends look damaged..
towel-dry again
Step #4 is to apply bottle 2 and blow dry hair:
my hair-dryer, got it at Sally's it's a Jilbere Tourmaline i love it
apply a light layer of bottle 2 to the hair, it helps with the smell and is starting to make it feel less damaged...
is using a wide-toothed comb first to detangle and distribute product evenly
blow-dry hair in small sections
use a brush that can pull your hair tight so it gets straighter
in a downward motion follow the brush going from roots to tip never up and down
first layer done and it looks the same i can't tell a difference except my hair is so dry now
another layer done..still not a huge difference
totally done blow drying and it looks like it normally does but so dry! it really damaged my hair :(
The last step it says to flat iron your hair and after every wash to blow dry and what does the product do again? What's the point if you have to blow dry and straighten it? ah well...
my hair straightener also got at Sally's it's by Tool Science and it can get up to 450!
straighten section by section..i can tell some difference it's faster to straighten although my hair is really very dry
all done!
Final verdict: TERRIBLE! i don't get the point of this product if you still have to blow dry and straighten your hair after washing!
-it also removed some of the black dye from my hair!! i have sections where it's tinged red!
-my hair is so dry now it's terrible i can't wait to deep condition my poor hair
-smells soooooo bad!! the whole house reeked of like fart and burnt hair

Do not buy this product! i think it was like 12 dollars and you will spend allot more than that deep conditioning and re-coloring your hair!! i haven't dyed my hair in 6 months! geez...crap crap crapy product.


  1. wow. so sorry to hear that it dried your hair out boooo. i definately wont be trying this one. thanks for the awesome review.

    btw im ur new follower ^-^

    1. I am new to your blog and I was just curious, given the warnings the product mentioned, were any of them relevant to you?

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