Ask any wavy or curly haired girl about their hair care regimen, and you will know that their holy grail product is a hair serum. Having a mop of wavy hair myself, it sometimes gets tough for me to find a product that can really tame my hair into submission—plus, give it the necessary pick-me-up. However, not many products can hit the sweet spot between effective and over-powering. While some products can’t really fix the frizz, there are also products that render my tresses limp and oily even when used sparingly. As the girl forever in search for her hair product soul mate, I decided to try out the Tresemme Keratin Smooth Hair Serum that has got a bunch of good reviews online. How did it fare against my tresses? Let’s find out!
Why: The product promises superior frizz control; plus, adds vibrancy, boosts shine and makes hair more manageable.
USP: It’s formulated with a secret ingredient called Camellia Oil. From my research, I found out that Camellia oil hosts a myriad of benefits including softening hair, making it more manageable, restoring shine, retaining moisture, repairing split ends and even preventing dandruff.
My experience: whenever I try a new product, I am extremely concerned about its texture. Certain serums can be really oily and in turn weigh down your hair; not this one though. The product is extremely light-weight, which is actually a huge plus for me. After my usual shampoo-condition ritual, I worked 2-3 drops of this serum into my towel-dried hair (avoiding the roots) and scrunched it to accentuate my waves—and left it to air-dry. Result: soft, almost-tamed waves that didn’t look dehydrated or dull. Needless to say, I was impressed. I also use it before blow-drying my hair (medium heat setting) or after heat styling my hair to give it a boost of shine and combat any frizz. It works like a charm every time.
Verdict: While I don’t like to commit to one product (since I am always looking out for something better than the last), this one might become a constant for me. In addition to fixing my frizz to a large extent, it did make my hair shine which I loved. I also liked the fact that it was extremely light-weight and didn’t make my hair greasy. Last but not the least, the price point is amazing for the quality of the product. Definitely checks all the boxes!