Monday, November 5, 2012

Fabulously Not Rich Reviews - Stephen Knoll Hydro Repair Mist Styling Lotion

Mel from Fabulously Thrifty came up with a great idea a few weeks ago where we both review the same product. I think this is such a great idea because when it comes to skin color and type we are total opposites!! This gives our readers a chance to see how a product works on two very different people. We decided to pick a product that we received in the Pamper Me Fabulous gift bag - Stephen Knoll New York Collection Hydro Repair Mist Styling Lotion

Stephen Knoll New York Collection Hydro Repair Mist Styling Lotion

I will say that I do find the name to be a bit confusing. 
How is this a mist and a styling lotion?

  • Hydro Repair Mist relaxes and smoothes, taming frizz and leaving your hair soft to touch and with beautiful shine
  • Hydro Repair Mist formula helps condition and smooth your hair, making even the most unruly locks behave
  • It's the perfect styling tool for creating soft curls or poker-straight hair
  • If your hair is extremely frizzy, spray a few times to control the frizz during hot, humid summer days

Ingredients
Water (Aqua), Alcohol, Betaine, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Crataegus Cuneata Fruit Extract, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Polyphosphorylcholine Glycol Acrylate, Tocopherol, Amodimethicone, Bis-Butyloxyamodimethicone/Peg-60 Copolymer, Butylene Glycol, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Dicocodimonium Chloride, Isopropyl Alcohol, Peg-50 Hydrogenated Castor Oil Isostearate, Phytosteryl/Octyldodecyl Lauroyl Glutamate, Polysorbate 80, Propylene Glycol, Sorbitol, Steartrimonium Chloride, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Fragrance (Parfum)

 My Hair Type
-Thick & Wavy. Seriously even the Dominican salons don't like doing my hair..lol
-Color Treated.
-Normal. My hair isn't dry or oily, but I do tend to have frizz.
-I rarely heat style. 

Pros
-Easy to use! I love spray bottles and not having to get my hands sticky with product.
-My hair dried VERY fast when I used it.
-Reduced frizz every time I used this. 
-My hair did feel and look smoother when I used this.
-Doesn't weigh my hair down or leave it sticky/no residue. 

Cons
-Alcohol is the second ingredient in this, which is why my hair dried so quickly. I've been using this for about a month and haven't noticed my hair looking drier, but I'm sure this will be a result over time.
-$23.50!!! I found this to be SEVERELY overpriced.

Overall
I found this to be an overpriced leave in conditioner and wouldn't buy this again. I was able to see a difference in my hair when I used this product, but there are drugstore products out there that can do the same thing.

Please be sure to read Mel's review too!! http://fabulouslythrifty.blogspot.com/