I think that my rants on this blog have already established that I am an oily skinned gal with long, knotty hair prone to frizziness at the ends. What can I say, I can only talk about the products that work for me, so you will only hear about products that help with my hair troubles and skin issues on this blog. So, today’s hair trouble is how applying a hair serum/oil to the dry ends sometimes results in extremely greasy roots! Does this happen to anyone else or am I the only one with a suction system in my hair that carries any product from the ends to the roots, making them look limp and flat? Well, I have found one product that helps with detangling the knots without making my hair feel greasy and the name of this gem is the Schwarzkopf Gliss Hair Repair Wonder Serum Spray.
This product is basically a hair serum that comes in a spray form. What this means is that it is more liquidy and misty than a regular hair serum. It contains 7 nutritive oils that nourish the hair and repair the cells but the spray consistency ensures that the product does not weigh the hair down or make it look greasy. Before you read any further, I want to let you know that along with the nourishing oils, this product also contains silicones and parabens, so read on only if you are fine with putting these chemicals on your hair. Personally, I feel that a few spritz now and then, only at the very ends of the hair, do more good than harm to my dying locks but if you have a strict no-parabens policy then this one is definitely not for you. Coming back to the point, this spray does work well as a replacement for a leave-in serum and makes the hair glossier, smoother, and softer without making them too limp. The spray helps to distribute the product evenly and the detangling action works on both towel-dried and unwashed hair.
The product also makes a claim to repair split ends but I wouldn’t place my bets on it. To be very honest, I do not use this product so often as to achieve a visible reduction in split ends even if the claims are true. It does nourish the ends and makes them softer though, so perhaps with daily usage, it can reduce the appearance of split ends. I am a little lazy to use this on a daily basis and therefore reach for this spray only when my brush refuses to pass through my hair without breakage. Also, I have a feeling that this serum can double up as a heat protectant but the packaging doesn’t mention this anywhere. There may be speculation around what all it can do but one thing is certain, a few pumps of this product make brushing my fingers through my hair a pleasure! The scent, however, is a bit strange, it smells nutty and fruity when freshly sprayed but has a musty undertone when the product is absorbed by the hair. It is not a big issue though because the fragrance is not very noticeable.
The availability of this product is another concern. I see variants with slightly different packaging floating around the internet. It seems that the brand has different packaging and names for this product in different parts of the world. All the options fall within the price range of INR 800 – INR 1200, which is a bit pricey but the bottle contains 200ml of the product- quite a substantial amount if you ask me. Although this is a slightly expensive serum, I am willing to repurchase it because it helps with dispensing the perfect amount of serum due to the spray nozzle, something that is unique to this product. If you have oily roots and dry ends then you may want to invest in this product to spray some nourishment onto your rough ends without weighing your hair down.