Saturday, 27 April 2013

Umberto Giannini Frizzi 3 Day Frizz Free Hair Extreme Taming Spray

If you watched my Cosmo Masterclass YouTube video, you will know that I received this in my goodie bag on the day. I absolutely love trying out new hair products - even more so now that I have run out of my trusty KMS Quick Blow Dry Spray. I have found some awesome alternative products to use in the meantime such as Phil Smith Argan Oil Hair Cream from this month's Cosmo but there's no harm in finding another is there?

Well, one thing is for sure, I definitely haven't found one here with this product.

Now don't get me wrong, you know that I do like my Umberto Giannini products. I wrote a rave review of my Backcomb in a Bottle a while back now which is why I was so excited to try another product from the line. I absolutely adore the packaging and even though I thought that the cardboard box was unnecessary, I appreciated the thought. The spray nozzle is brilliant as it makes it so much easier to apply the product and I really liked that it is a bit different to the standard pump.

This product initially reminded me a lot of the John Frieda 3 Day Straight as this claimed to keep your hair 'frizz free for three days'. However, after using this I can report that it is not even remotely similar and I will not be using it again. Let me explain...

All you need to do is apply this spray before applying heat - e.g dryer, straightener, curling tongs. On the bottle it says, 'use as much as you need for a good coverage and reapply to areas that are more prone to frizz'. I brushed my hair free of knots and then this is exactly what I did.

The smell was amazing. I was already thanking Cosmo and my lucky stars for coming across a product that smelt so heavenly. It applied beautifully and I was extremely excited about reaping the rewards from this product. However this is where my journey ended with this product.

I applied heat in the form of my hair dryer first. Running my fingers through my locks, I noticed that my hair was rather knotty. I figured that this was weird as I had only just brushed it. Therefore I picked up my brush and started to brush through my hair whilst still using my hairdryer. It was as if I had just sprayed superglue all over my head. My freshly washed locks were now sticking together in clumps and I started to panic a little. I applied heat to specific areas that I was trying to style and it seemed that after I got the initial knots out, everything was going to be fine. I then went back to using my hands and my hair felt extremely thick, heavy and greasy. I was so disappointed because normally my hair feels extremely soft and lightweight after a shower. Soon the knots started to reappear and my hair was a clumpy messy again.

I waited until I had finished drying all my hair and brushed it through by which point it thankfully wasn't knotty anymore. However I was left with a heavy, greasy mess. As you can imagine I was thoroughly unhappy but it didn't end there. I then started to get a tingling feeling on my scalp. I tried to ignore it for a little while but I was concerned that I might be having an allergic reaction to the product.

I actually ended up going back in the shower to wash out the product. Little did I know that when my hair got wet it was almost impossible to brush. I felt like I had dunked my hair in a pot of superglue and there was no way this product was going to budge. Eventually I managed to wash the majority out and then I applied some of the Argan oil treatment before blowdrying my hair further. I couldn't believe how soft and fluffy my hair felt afterwards. It made me realise how bad it felt before with the frizz spray.

I feel really disappointed about this product. I had high hopes that I would like it but I'm afraid that it is definitely not for me and I will not be using it again!

Have you tried this product? Did you have any problems? Let me know in the comments below.

1 comment:

  1. Just used this product today and I must say, initially, when I was drying it with the hair dryer, my hair resembled and felt like candy floss. Yikes, I thought, but then I applied some Argan oil and it rescued the candy floss hair. My hair is certainly frizz free now as well as being straight and nicely styled. A little bit of Argan oil will help remedy the stickiness and allow you to comb/brush/style your hair as desired.


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