Well herald the trumpets and release the Kraken! Do my eyes deceive me? I’ve been waiting all my life (okay, more like five years) for a silicone-free drugstore frizz tamer, and it looks like one’s finally here!
L’Oreal’s new $9 EverSleek Frizz Taming Creme Serum is one of seven products in the new L’Oreal EverSleek Sulfate-Free Smoothing System of shampoos, conditioners and stylers released this spring. The serum, which is designed to be applied to wet or dry hair, is supposed to relax rumpled tresses and tame flyaways, making hair frizz-free for up to 48 hours.
However, my hair wasn’t the first thing I thought about the first time I heard about EverSleek. My nose was, and that’s because I’ve had some bad scent-sory experiences with L’Oreal hair products in the past. Some were just too heavily perfumed for my sensitive schnoz, but as it turns out, EverSleek’s fragrance is a relatively restrained light floral and amber that I find warm and comforting. I actually like it a lot.
I also like that L’Oreal didn’t test the stuff on animals, nor does it contain any animal products, so for that it gets two paws up from Tabs.
As for how well the serum fights frizz, well, that depends. I feel like I have to use a LOT (like an unreasonable amount), but when I do it gets the job done. The bottle recommends using one or two pumps for a full head of hair, but I’ve had to use five or six on my medium-length locks. You might need more or less, depending on your hair, but ladies with hair longer than mine could easily go through one of these small bottles (1.9 oz) in a week.
I think the product also works substantially better when I apply it to wet hair before blow drying or air drying. Applied to dry hair, I barely notice a thing (still lots of frizz and flyaway hairs). Wet or dry, I think it does a good job of retaining volume without weighing down my hair, even when I use a lot.
If your hair gets just a tad frizzy, and you don’t want to risk using something on it that could diminish your volume, EverSleek Frizz Taming Creme Serum might be worth a try.
PRICE: $9 for a 1.9-oz. bottle
AVAILABILITY: Available now at drugstores, grocery stores and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,