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Me Likey Shiney

I like to use a lightweight gloss spray on my dry hair to add shine to my hair. Gloss sprays add polish to a finished style, by taming fly-aways and acting as a frizz barrier. The best part is that these sprays are lightweight so they do not make hair greasy so you can reapply a mist of shine as many times as necessary between shampoos. I tested two glossing mists: Frederic Fekkai Sheer Shine Spray, a high-end brand, and John Frieda 100% Shine, a drugstore brand. The only alleged difference between the two products is that the Fekkai Spray contains olive oil while Frieda's does not. I did not notice this to be a major issue at all. Both products work equally well and do what they are advised to do. However there are two drawbacks with the Fekkai Shine Spray: (1) it costs significantly more than the Frieda 100% Shine - $22.50 (5 fl. oz.) versus $5.95 (3 fl. oz.), and (2) I found that the Fekkai Shine Spray just smells awful. Preferably I'd like an unscented product, but Frieda 100% Shine has a pleasant scent so I'll take it any day over Fekkai Sheer Shine Spray. So save your money, and shine on!


Anonymous said…
I use Fekkai's Glossing Cream when my hair feels dry (winter, e.g.) and the John Frieda when I just want smooth and shiny---I even use them together sometimes :) Love them both!

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