Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Frizz Be Gone!

This week on The Mod Mermaid I'm talking all about some of my fave hair products. I don't use many because I'm an 'au natural' type of gal. I let my hair air dry and don't try to fuss with heat and super-styling. So with all that how do I keep my hair tamed and far from looking like 'cave-men' hair? The answer is, I don't. I can't, but I at least try to subdue it, haha. In comes John Frieda's Frizz-Ease Hair Serum. I bought this because of the recommendation from Rico Suave (my man-friend), yes, I got hair advice from a boy (EWH *COOTIES*). He swore up and down that it made his hair look smoother and he had absolutely no friz. So he kindly suggested I try some ... nice man-friend.

The Frizz-Ease Hair Serum promises to "block frizz, instantly and dramatically transform dry, frizzy, or chemically treated hair into incredibly smooth and glossy hair". THAT is one hefty promise, which I hoped it would deliver considering I not only bought it ($8 - $10, depending on where you get it), but also the extra strength formula (don't judge, I have a hefty frizz problem on my shoulders ... get it? LOL) When I first got it I wasn't a fan. I got out of the shower, sat with a towel turban on my head for 15 minutes and then went to brush this serum through. It did nothing. No shine, no gloss, and my hair was as frizzy and poofy as ever. I almost gave up on it and whenever I saw Rico Suave he was convinced that I just wasn't using it, haha! So one day I decided to see if there were any directions on the bottle and voila! there were! With this serum you have to apply it to your hair, be sure to avoid your roots, whilst it's soaking wet. Yeah, literally jump out of the shower and apply this to your hair! (I do indeed jump out and grab this) Actually following the directions has made this serum work wonders for my hair (go figure, haha!) I use about two pumps and my hair is a bit below my shoulders. When I cut it last summer a little below my chin I only needed one. My hair is noticeably less poofy, and noticeably less frizzy! I have thick/curly hair so its still got some poof to it, but much less than usual and instead of drying in every which way it desires, my hair started to get it's little loose ringlets back!

Now, I feel as though I should mention one thing and that this is not your weapon of choice to battle humidity hair. It claims to prevent "weather-related frizz" but eh, it's not so good at that. New York City is notorious for being a seriously humid place in the summer AND the winter. Yeah, it's humid in the winter, go figure, haha! Yes, it will frizz when in serious humid conditions, but the good news is, is that it won't frizz enough to give you 'triangle hair', and seriously, that's all I'm asking for. This is my second bottle of this luscious stuff and I do plan to get another when this runs out! Don't know how I'd live without it. So thank you Rico Suave, for your brilliant suggestion! :)

What do you all think of the Frizz-Ease Hair Serum? What are some of your favorite products to block frizz?
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22 comments:

  1. Love this product! :)

    JordysBeautySpot.com

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    1. Glad to hear it! It's really great! :)

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  2. Have I been using it wrong all the time? :O Because yes it doesn't really do 'wonders' to my hair as yet. I might give it a go your way now. :D

    Shang J.| The Feminine Crusade

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    1. HAHA, that was me when I read the label! I hope it works better for you now, because before I wasn't all to impressed with it!

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  3. I love the look of this bottle, i wish it worked on my hair but it just makes it greasy! xx Love Em x
    emtalks.co.uk

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    1. Yeah, I think my hair is so dry that it eats it all up, so that's why it doesn't get too greasy. Sorry it didn't work for you):

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  4. i love this stuff! It always helped me so much. However last time I got a haircut the hair stylist used Paul Mitchell smoothing super skinny serum and I just love that a little bit more because of the smell and it's less greasy! Great post xx Rena

    Kiss and Make Up

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    1. I just told Rico Suave about that and now he's on a mission to find it! Thanks for recommending it! :) I love hair products with a nice smell! xx

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  5. Serums really are the bees knees for taming curly hair (I'm with you on that one though my hair is really thin *sob*); glad you found one that works so wonderfully for you Jess!! :)

    ♥Cassie
    thriftthick.blogspot.com

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    1. Thin or thick, curly hair has a knack for finding a way to knot itself! & thanks, Cassie! :)

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  6. Nobody wants frizzy hair :) Glad it works for you :D

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  7. Lol I don't have frizzy hair, but I just love reading your posts. Cooties..hahahaha!

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    1. LOL Aislinn, thank you! I really appreciate the support and I totally envy your non-fizzy hair. #superjelly

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  8. This week is filled with great tips from you! :-D I totally know that triangle hair you were talking about before. After cutting my hair in different layers it became less but it will still get all puffy. So this product might be the thing for me!

    http://love-your-ego.blogspot.de

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    1. I'm glad you're finding it helpful! Yes, I've cut my hair in layers before to lessen the effect of tirangle hair but it grows way to fast for me to keep up, haha! If you use a small amount in just the ends of your hair, it should work great! :)

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  9. I used to use this ALL the time when my hair was really long and lighter, because it was so dry from bleaching it and the longer my hair gets, the more unhealthy it gets, haha! But now that I cut my hair to my shoulders and it's dark again, this serum doesn't work as well! Weird! But I still agree, it's a really nice serum, if I grow my hair out again, I will mostly likely use this again :)

    xo aly

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    1. Yeah, I think I've discovered that your hair needs to be 'hungry' for it, so to speak. If your hair is fine and healthy, it'll just make your hair greasy!

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  10. Great Post! I will definitely be trying this!
    Thanks for sharing!
    xoxo,
    Sloane and Claire from the-lipglossary.com

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    1. Fantastic! Hope you get on with it as well as I did xx

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  11. i want to try this out but i'm hesitant since my hair is so oily. I'm worried that it will just make matters worse... :S

    whimsy and andrea

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    1. I think I'd stay away from it or work really tiny amounts to where you need it. Actually, if you're worried about frizz I'd recommend using a leave-in cream. So there's less oily residue but you're still getting that softening and frizz control that you would get from a serum or oil! :)

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