Monday, 22 July 2013

Review - Living Proof Style Lab SATIN HAIR SERUM

Living Proof Satin Hair Serum

A couple of weeks ago I posted about my basic hair routine and I was even a little bit proud about its simplicity and my self control when it came to hair products. It's pretty obvious that those statements don't apply to me anymore so I might have to eat my words...

I received a small sample of the Living Proof Satin Hair Serum when it launched and decided to give it a try since I remembered how popular their Thickening Cream was in the not-so distant past.
With long, thick, strong hair I was obviously not their target audience when it comes to thickening but frizz-fighting hair serum was definitively something I could use. 

The fact that the fabulous Jennifer Aniston was their spokesperson only enhanced my resolve to test drive a product that supposedly helps her hair look so amazing. I was too young to obsess over the "Rachel" hairstyle but that doesnt mean I couldnt appreciate her hair today.

The texture of the Satin Hair Serum is very light and runny, so much so that I was sure this would do not help my hair one bit. However I am happy to say that I was pleasantly surprised by its feel, performance and light citrus-like scent.

Living Proof Satin Hair Serum
Official Description;
A hair serum free of oil and silicone that cuts styling time in half while providing superior smoothness, manageability, and natural movement. 
Satin Hair Serum is powered by a Sera-Smooth Complex, which offers superior smoothness, eliminates frizz, provides natural movement, leaves hair manageable, and is faster and easier to achieve a desired smooth style. It smooths without the tradeoffs of silicones and oils, doesn't weigh hair down, and doesn't create product build-up. Easy to use, lightweight, and long-lasting, it leaves hair grease-free and produces a beautiful, sleek look. 

Key Ingredients;
OFPMA: Patented smoothing molecule. 
C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate: Enhances shine. 

The key feature of this Satin Hair Serum is its ability to fight frizz, smooth out your locks and add shine, without any weight, residue or silicone's. Most hair products aimed at doing the same thing rely on a silicone formula to "fake" those results. In the long run this can cause heavy build up, drying out, more split ends and further damage. Hair may appear and even feel smooth for a while but what you are dealing with is silicone coated follicles that only mask the "true" condition of your hair. 

Living Proof Satin Hair SerumPersonally I love hair oils but as a long-term Moroccan Oil user I can attest to the fact that if I am not careful with how much I put in my hair, all I am accomplishing is a greasy bad hair day. The Living Proof Satin Hair Serum eliminates that problem and I can see this particularly appealing to individuals with thin hair whose hair oil use can be even more problematic. 

The formula showcases OFPMA and polymer molecules whose combination eliminates smoothing issues and leaves hair feeling light and never greasy. My favorite "side-effect" of using this is that my hair looks and appears illuminated but feels like I haven't used any styling products at all. Bonus points go for the increased softness of my coarse , thick Mediterranean locks and the definite improvement when it comes to manageability and movement.

It's a definite winner for me and while I will probably never give up my Moroccan Oil this is an excellent alternative to rotate in between "oil" days. The price point of the Living Proof Satin Hair Serum ($33 for 1.5 oz) is fair in my opinion especially when you consider that a bottle will last a long time since you only need a few drops to get the desired effect. 

Living Proof Satin Hair Serum demonstrations and other information can be found on their website and you can get a bottle of your own at Sephora as well. 

Have you tried any Living Proof products? What is your favourite hair product?



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