Leave-in conditioner. A term I hadn’t heard of until I started reading blogs. But when I did I was instantly intrigued. My hair gets dry very easily and it can use a bit of extra care after a wash. For the past few months I’ve been using a leave-in conditioner spray by Gliss Kur that I really like and so I thought I’d share my thoughts with you.
Gliss Kur Oil Nutrive Wonder Serum spray
It took me quite some time to find a leave-in conditioner that I liked. Most weren’t working well enough, were too greasy, too dry or just didn’t do much for my hair. Where this one helps, it does not perform any miracles: after a few months my hair still needs a cut to clean up the ends. However, what I’ve noticed while using this is that my hair stays shiny for longer and dry ends stay away longer. This retails for €6.79 but I haven’t been able to find this exact bottle as of late. The one available now, has a clear bottle in which you can see the two layers, but it works the same.
The idea of this spray is that it works like a serum but isn’t as thick and heavy. You should be able to use this every day, but I only use it after I wash my hair so 2 – 3 times a week. After a day my scalp produces plenty of nautral oils and I feel I don’t need it. The spray nozzle sprays a very fine mist and I use a couple of spritzes between 5 – 7 all over my hair. I spray this straight into my still damp to towel dry hair. It may seem like much, but I try to make sure it goes everywhere and it takes quite some sprays to get this all over my hair. I only use this on my lengths and only on the very very ends of my hair I use some hair oil for an extra boost.
Aqua, Dimethicone, Dimethylacrylamide/Ethyltrimonium Chloride Methacrylate Copolymer, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Olea Europaea Fruit Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil, Prunus Armeniaca Kernel Oil, Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil, Sesamum Indicum Seed Oil, Panthenol, Cocodimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Keratin, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Phenoxyethanol, Citric Acid, PPG-1 Trideceth-6, Methylparaben, Parfum, 10-11 Isoparaffin, Sorbitan Oleate, Linalool, Limonene, Hexyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Salicylate, Citronellol, Benzyl Alcohol, Geraniol, 2,4-Dimethyl-3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde
The idea of the product is simple: A formula containing 7 oils should maintain your ends and nourish your hair. You have to shake this up well and then just spray where needed. The ingredient list looks pretty okay. Water, silicones and then the oils: argan, macademia and almond oil are all high on the list. And as promised, 4 other oils of which I do not recognize the Latin name apart from sesame seed oil, are all present. So the 7 oil claim holds true. Apart from the oils, this product also contains some keratin, but also perfume and alcohol. This was the only drugstore haircare product I could find that contained this many oils and wasn’t just a lot of silicones with the oils all the way at the end of the ingredient list.
The consistency is a watery oily substance that is almost non-sticky. It is easy to spread this through my hair and I feel that if I wish to brush my hair through it actually works well for working through knots as well. In the end my hair feels softer than ever before and even when I think my hair needs a cut to get rid of dry and split ends. My hair feels mostly dry right after it has dried after I’ve taken a shower, but after I spray this in and let it sink in, my hair looks much more shiny and healthier. I prefer to air dry my hair afterwards: when I use this along with a hair dryer, I find my hair tends to look greasy more quickly.
So far this is the best drugstore leave-in conditioner I’ve tried. It works for my hair: it leaves my hair feeling nourished for longer. However, as my hair grows out it is still prone to getting dry and split ends. But I do feel that it is a lot less than it used to be before I started using this product. In any case, my hair feels softer and stay looking nice for longer. In any case, this spray has made me curious for some other products from the Gliss Kur Oil Nutrive line and I’m looking to try the shampoo and conditioner next.
What is your favorite leave-in conditioner?