I often find that hair serums can be quite tricky. It seems like they run extremes in terms of effectiveness: either they don’t do anything for improving your hair’s luster or they turn your head into an oil slick. Dirty-looking, dingy hair? Not so office appropriate. Tragically, I never found an acceptable hair serum when I used conventional beauty products, so when I transitioned to greener beauty options, I had given up hope that I would ever find a product that would actually get the job done.
But to my surprise, I recently discovered that one of my favorite organic beauty lines, Intelligent Nutrients, has an amazing hair serum – aptly named Hair Shine. It literally does not disappoint in any category – even the sleek gold packaging promises incredible shine inducing results. When I use a few spritzes after blow-drying, my hair isn’t quite re-virginized but the cuticles of my hair do look smoothed and softened, almost like it hasn’t suffered years of chemical abuse. Over the past few months, I’ve come to realize that I absolutely cannot live without it. In fact, I’m so committed to Hair Shine that I even purchased samples on Spirit Beauty Lounge so I’m never without it when I travel. But warning to those who can get a little too spray happy: you really only need 1-2 full sprays max for the full effect (and I have long, thick hair). Anything more than that and you do run the risk of making your hair look greasy.
Anyone who has read my previous Tester Thursday posts knows that I’m a big believer in effective products that have the bonus of smelling incredible too. I love nothing more than brushing past someone and leaving a lovely, yet extremely subtle scent in my wake. That being said, I’m madly in love with the light citrusy scent that this serum imparts. So go ahead, feel free to tousle your hair after a few sprays, not only will you look amazing but you’ll also leave people wondering how you smell so darn good.
Available at Spirit Beauty Lounge.