As I was planning a trip to Hawaii last month, I asked Whoorl for her suggestion on hair products, since she had just gone to Kauai and had really cute pictures of her hair while drinking a fruity drink. I realized that I wanted to spend my vacation drinking fruity drinks and not worrying about the state of my hair, which meant that this was not a trip to bring the flat iron. She suggested Pureology’s Real Curl Cream. I hesitated, not because I didn’t trust her, but because I know that she has beautiful, thick, glossy, virginal (at the time) hair. Mine hair is fine, dry and thoroughly color treated, and likes to be a little multiple-personality-like with the straight/wavy/curl business.
And so I went to Sephora. Where they doted on me and my upcoming trip, suggested a good SPF (which I forgot to reapply and got 2nd degree burns on day 1 – bad Darcey!), and then played with my hair. A lot. Which turned into a suggestion for the Living Proof Wave Shaping, Curl Defining No Frizz Styling Spray for Fine to Medium Hair. I admit, I was a wee bit skeptical. I didn’t see how this could be all that different from my usual curl spray, John Frieda’s Frizz Ease Dream Curl Spray. Same consistency, same basic premise.
The lady at Sephora swore that this stuff had been selling like hotcakes. And there’s the wonderful return policy that they have in place. So I bought the smaller bottle (ease of packing) and went on my merry way through 18 hours of travel to get from Atlanta to Honolulu. I didn’t get to put it to test until I got on the island. After a day at the beach (and the aforementioned sunburning), I showered up and prepared to go out with friends. I added a little curl-enhancing mousse, then liberally sprayed the product through my hair. I let air-dry as much as time would allow (about 20 min) and then ran my diffuser-dryer through it to finish it off.
Folks, I have to say, I was pretty impressed. Look! (I’m in the middle.) My hair, no frizzies! Just bouncy wave-curls! It looked great all evening. It was passable in the morning, and even better when I re-sprayed it. (Though being on a tour bus with velour-like seats all day fuzzed it up a good bit.) It even looked relatively good from the back.
Now, the real question is, will it replace my JFFE Dream Curl Spray? Maybe not. Ounce-per-ounce, I can get roughly 7 oz of the JFFE for $6 and the same amount of LPWSCDNFSS would cost $48. Granted, I have to use a good bit more of the JFFE to get the same effect, but not 8 times more. And it does require me to use a leave-in conditioner to keep some of the frizzies at bay, but again, that’s not a price-gouge for me.
But I’m really glad I took it with me to Hawaii. Is that a good enough excuse to go back?
Thanks to Darcey for spilling the goods on Living Proof’s No Frizz Spray!