I have shiny hair, but I have this craving for ridiculously, shiny hair that it would blind anyone that looks upon it. That, so shiny it looks fake. That kind of hair.
So I buy stuff, more hair stuff for me to attain that goal.
So, I have bought a relatively cheap one (Kose Salon Style Precious Head) and a ridiculously expensive one (Shu Uemura Camilla oil silk fluid) to put into the test.
I was lured into the Shu Uemura because of the raves online and in the magazines. Also, I love Shu's cosmetic line. I have been trying their Tasai Cream in the past, and I did not liked it (I gave it away during my giveaway last spring). Well, I am not one to give up if one items of their line does not work, so I bought this serum that just HAD to work because I paid approximately $30 for it.
I really like the cleanness of Shu's packaging.
|Shu Uemura Style Camillia Silk Oil Smoothing Fluid|
Mmm, I will keep it short...It does not deliver. Yes, I do get some shine, but it does not make any noticable difference compared to not wearing it at all.
My second goal, untangling my hair (something a serum should at least be capable of) is not reached either. Yes, it untangles a tiny bit, but does not have that quality that some other untangling serums have.
Overal, I would not buy it again.
|Kose Cosmeport Salon Style Precious Head extra smooth serum|
It has that similar soapy smell as the hair mask, and according to sasa.com it has spa water and botanical extracts inside. Interesting.
Another short review: it does not give me that ridiculous shine either.
However, as a detangler it seems to be working a bit better.
I also like the fact that it takes less cash to purchase this: $8.80 at sasa.com for 110 ml.
Still, I do not think either products help in order to get that fantastic shine I see on some people (either with virgin or coloured hair).
Conclusion, I do not think these two make much of a difference on the natural state of my hair nor bring out extra gloss, so I could just skip them. The detangler effect of the Kose is lovely, but can be replaced by any other smoothing cream or a good conditioner.