I try my best not to use many products on my hair. It has probably got to do with the way I was brought up. Growing up, my mom always told me that the more products I add, the worse my hair will get and I now have it stamped on my brain.

I've had this cream for about 5 months in the cupboard and finally this week I put it to test. The humidity and the heat is causing my hair to become completely frizzy and dry. I just had to tame it ! So, I took a good blob of the Loreal Studio Line Smoothing Cream and put it on a flat plate / saucer. Taking a little at a time , I spread them on my palms and ran my hand into my hair, spreading it all along my long hair. I did this on washed hair , when my hair was about 85% dry. By then I guess I know , how bad the situation is and how much damage control needs to be done.

The cream calmed the dryness and the frizz a whole lot. It did not flatten out my hair and I still had the bounce of freshly washed hair. Loreal says, it is suppose to give a silky shine effect . Unfortunately, I got no such thing but hey, I was doing cartwheels over just the frizz being controlled. If you have super thick straight / wavy hair I highly recommend trying this cream to control frizz . It only costs $4.99 and comes in a pretty decent size !

I'd love to know what you guys do to combat dryness and frizz. Is there a special product you trust your hair with ?

What products do you use on your hair other than Shampoo & Conditioner ?

Indian Girl


Rima Kaur said... @ May 9, 2009 at 10:17 AM

i love loreal hair products, especially its volumizing hair mousse.

herblady said... @ May 10, 2009 at 3:43 AM

I have very long hair so I braid it when it's wet because otherwise I wouldn't even be able to run a brush through it once it dries. The only extra thing I use is a little styling mousse just around my face because I have all these wiry little short pieces of hair sticking out! I hate the build-up on my hair that it makes so I am going to try this the way you did and see if that helps. Thanks for the review.

An Indian's Makeup Blog ! said... @ May 10, 2009 at 4:36 AM

Hey Rima !

So right ! I love their shamppos and conditioners a lot ! Must try the mousse...

An Indian's Makeup Blog ! said... @ May 10, 2009 at 4:37 AM

Hi herblady !

LOL, arnt braids just the best ! If I want mine outta the way I pull them into a tight braid and they stay put.

Soos said... @ May 10, 2009 at 5:07 AM

Where do I start? BTW, I love your blog!
My graying black hair is Asian, dry, wavy, coarse and there is lots of it. And I live in hot and humid Honolulu - it is 86 now, and almost as humid! I use a variety of shampoos and conditioners. The best conditioner for me is Lush Jungle, applied BEFORE shampooing. The best anti-frizz with thermal protection: 2 pumps of John Frieda thermal protection hair serum, worked in really well. Then one blob of Sunsilk Hydra TLC and just a bit of Freeman Papaya moisture plus glassy anti-frizz cream at the front and ends. Flat iron, then finish with a pump of Rene Furterer Karite serum (yes, I know you're supposed to put this on ends, but I smooth it on the sides and back, which threaten to poof out. It helps!) The next day, I might use Aveda Smooth Infusion to calm down my hair if needed. Yes, much too much product, but this is what works!
I am going to try these Furterer products to see if they make a difference: Myrrhea silkening kit with shampoo, conditioner and leave-in fluid. Karite nourishing kit with conditioner and no-rinse. I decided to buy these to try because you get a free Furterer
Okara Protective Radiance Serum when you buy 2 Furterer items at beauty.com. And the Lela Rose makeup bag with goodies when you spend over $100.
I'll let you know if it's worth it if I ever get it (I AM on an island) and it supposedly will take 3 to 4x longer to get here.

Anonymous said... @ May 10, 2009 at 7:57 AM

I use tons of mousse and gel. I know I'm supposed to only use a quarter size or whatever, but I have super thick hair so I need it!!! I used to use creams often but I think the gel or mousse defines my curls a little better in the summer.

Anonymous said... @ May 10, 2009 at 8:56 AM

John Freida's weather works amazingly well

Leane said... @ May 10, 2009 at 9:13 PM

BioSilk Silk Therapy oil is a miracle worker!! My hair is so addicted to it. I have straight hair with wirey crazy pieces in it(thanks hormones!)....this calms my hair gives me great shine, has a light (amazingly wonderful) smell, and also is the best tangle remover I have ever found. HOLY GRAIL, sista!! It is a little expensive, but even with hair down to my lower back I can still make a large bottle last a whole year. I think that quality product with this much usage time is economical, but it is a little investment in gorgeous hair. I use this almost every single day...a little goes a long way(start by adding little to ends only and build slowly and cautiously cause its oil)...I don't feel like it leaves a build up or weighs my hair down. I actually think it helps give my long hair more movement, without tangling or matting. Try it out! Sometimes I can find it at Target even though it is usually only found in salons. Target ocassionally has a package deal where you get their shampoo, conditioner and the Silk Therapy oil ....ALL for about $20. Let me tell you, just the large Silk Therapy oil costs that much, so look out for the value pack. I don't really care for the shampoo and conditioner as much but the Silk Therapy oil CANNOT BE BEAT in my opinion. My hair is so long and thick, people think I have extensions, but I have to give the credit to BioSilk. It keeps my hair from getting tangled or dry which prevents breakage for me. Ok, I've rambled enough....go try it.

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