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Review: Garnier Sleek and Shine Blow Dry Perfector: is it the answer to keratin treatments?

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Review: Garnier Sleek and Shine Blow Dry Perfector: is it the answer to keratin treatments?

Garnier Blow Dry Perfector Kit reviewI could not WAIT to get my hands on the GarnierĀ Blow Dry Perfector Kit. It cold very possibly be the answer to my prayers: a smooth blowout with no frizz without resorting to a salon keratin treatment that would cost me several hundred dollars.

I might have mentioned it before, but I have not been kind to my hair this summer. I took it from blue-black to bright red by way of color removers and bleach. I’ve since had to deep condition three times a week and chop off three inches to try and get it under control. So my hair is rather damaged, and one should bear this in mind when they read what products work on my hair. The first thing you absolutely need to know is that this product will STRIP any deposit-only haircolor you have on your strands. To avoid unpleasantness such as what I experienced, use this product before coloring. Or wait at least a few weeks after coloring to use it. I’m not sure what to advise, because all I know was that when it was all said and done, I had about an inch of roots that wasn’t there when I started.

I did notice a difference in my hair’s texture. However, it wasn’t the dramatic change that I was looking for. This is probably due to my damaged hair versus the effectiveness of the product. However, it did help. It didn’t fix, but it helped.

When applying the Blow Dry Perfector Kit don’t be alarmed at the smell. It is a deeply disturbing smell, one that kind of reminded me of a home perm circa 1984. But when you wash it out, the smell does go away, and for that my family was thankful, because they were about to kick me out when I was applying it.

Would I repurchase it? Maybe. I think you get $11.99 out of it. I am just so concerned about the stripping of color that I’m a bit afraid of it. I’ll probably try it again when my hair settles down.

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