Avon Smooth As Silk Hair Serum



Hair serums are probably my fave hair care products apart from shampoos (dry shampoos count, right?). I’ve been using the Schwarztkopf Light Finishing Treatment for a year now, I think, and even though I’m very happy with it – it’s not the most affordable out of the bunch. I’m always on a lookout for a budget-friendly version and dear ladies and gents – I think I’ve found it! Avon Smooth As Silk Hair Serum shouldn’t really be a surprising find to me really because years and years ago I was a huge fan of their hair serum with the green cap. Yeah, that was way back when the design of these serum bottles was a tad different. I had used that green serum for a few years, than I stopped to wander around and find something different whilst completely forgetting to check upon new releases in Avon’s catalogues. I’ve been eyeing the new green hair serum for a few weeks but was pleasantly surprised to see how the pinky-red offering is equally efficient. On the packaging of the Smooth As Silk serum it says that it’s intended for unruly hair. My hair is thin, oily at the roots, has dehydrated ends which are very tangle-prone. Aren’t I a lucky lady, eh? And having my hair type in mind, I really couldn’t fit it in the ‘unruly’ hair category as I imagine thick, coarse hair to be considered unruly. My biggest concern with this serum was if it would be too heavy for my hair. Lo and behold, when you pump it up, I mean out (pump up the jam reference?), the texture is equal to the green serum as much as I can remember. Creamy as not too runny, quite silicone-y and rather light. When I rub it on my hair it completely gets soaked into my dehydrated ends. What a pleasant surprise! It’s not heavy or sticky at all and it doesn’t weigh my hair. I use a small blob (one pump) on damp hair after washing and prior to blow-drying it and one additional pump on dry ends to style my hair. This serum claims that it smooths out the hair and makes it more manageable and these claims are indeed correct. It’s easier to comb it even wet and it does provide a nice, glossy finish to the hair making it very sleek. I’m not quite sure that this smooth, silky effect does linger for the entire 24h after use but one application e.g. in the morning before going to work does sort me out for the rest of my working day. Frizz is tamed, hair looks glossy and touchable and it doesn’t make my hair look greasy. It could be because I never take any serum up more than from the ends to the middle of my hair length. You get 30ml of Smooth As Silk Serum which will presumably last you a good while because you need so much per use. This hair serum has a light, sweet scent that makes me think of hair salons and this is a good reference, trust me. The packaging is very nice, portable even if there’s need to but I’m especially fond of the pump. It works perfectly and I’ll probably reuse it for a foundation with just those ‘bare’ openings and no pump (Revlon Colorstay and Estee Lauder Double Wear, I’m looking at you!). All in all, this is a great affordable hair serum. I think all hair types could use it. Thin hair definitely can, normal, oily even but I’m not sure if it’s completely nourishing enough for very dry hair. It could serve as a nice everyday serum because you can count that it won’t grease up the hair. 

Serumi su mi vjerovatno omiljeni proizvodi za kosu uz sampone (samponi za suho pranje se takodjer racunaju?). Koristim Schwarztkopf Light Finishing Treatment vec skoro godinu dana no, iako sam jako zadovoljna njim, nije bas najpristupacnija opcija i svaki put se malo ustezem kada treba nabaviti novu bocicu. Zato sam u stalnoj potrazi za slicnim serumom koji je nesto blazi spram mog novcanika i – drage dame i gospodo – mislim da sam ga pronasla! Avon Smooth As Silk Serum mi zaista ne bi trebao biti toliko iznenadjenje posto sam prije par godina bila strastvena ljubiteljica njihovog seruma sa zelenim cepom i to jos kada je pakovanje bilo nesto drugacije nego danas. Tu staru verziju zelenog seruma sam koristila jedno duze vrijeme no eventualno sam presla na druge serume (i tada poznate kristale za kosu) cisto zbog potrebe za promjenama. U medjuvremenu su serumi prepakovani i zelenom heroju je dodata serija slicnih seruma no ipak specijalizovanih za specificne potrebe kose. U posljednjih par sedmica sam ‘bacila oko’ na novu verziju mog dragog zelenog seruma no u to vrijeme mi se na stolu nasla ova ruzicasto-crvenkasta bocica koja se pokazala jednako efikasnom. Moja kosa je tanka, masna pri tjemenu, krajevi su dehidrirani i jako skloni zapetljavanju. Zar nisam sretnica? Imajuci taj moj tip kose na umu, kada sam procitala na pakovanju ovog seruma da je namijenjen neukrotivoj kosi – zabrinula sam se da li ce biti isuvise ‘tezak’ za moju? Ipak, kada pomisljam na neukrotivu kosu pred ocima mi je gusta kosa deblje dlake tako da su moje brige bile prilicno osnovane. Na moje sveopce iznenadjenje, kada uzmete malu kolicinu ovog seruma – pod prstima i na kosi je tekstura identicna teksturi stare verzije zelenog seruma koji sam koristila. Kremasta u smislu da nije previse vodenasta niti rijetka, posjeduje klasicnu skliskost karakteristicnu za silikonske serume i moja kosa ga u potpunosti upije nakon nanosenja. Kakvo ugodno iznenadjenje! Nije tezak, nije ljepljiv i ne otezava moje krajeve. Koristim ga tako sto nanesem kolicinu koja se dobije jednim pritiskom na pumpicu nanoseci ga na vlaznu, tek opranu kosu pred susenje fenom. Primjetila sam da dosta olaksava cesljanje sto mi inace predstavlja problem. Potom, kada je kosa osusena, nanosim istu kolicinu na suhe krajeve. Za ovaj serum se tvrdi da cini kosu laksom za oblikovanje i da je zagladjuje. To su tvrdnje koje i ja mogu potvrditi posto kosa djeluje sjajno i bas urednih krajeva kada ga koristim. Nisam bas sigurna da li taj efekat ostaje puna 24h od nanosenja no znam da ako npr.nanesem serum ujutro prije nego krenem na posao, kosa ce zaista lijepo izgledati do kraja mog radnog dana. Naelektrisanost je dosta smanjena, kosa ima lijep odsjaj na svjetlu, mekana je na dodir i ne masti se brze nego inace. Vrlo moguce da nanosenje samo na vrhove doprinosi tome da kosa nije otezana. U bocici se nalazi 30ml Smooth As Silk seruma za koje vjerujem da ce trajati dugo vremena posto ga je po koristenju potrebno kolicinski malo. Njeznog je, slatkastog mirisa koji me podsjeca na frizerske salone i to na pozitivan nacin. Pakovanje je dopadljivo, kompaktno ako za tim ima potrebe no mene je dojmila pumpica koja je jako funkcionalna. Mislim da cu kada potrosim serum nju iskoristiti za tecne podloge ‘golog’ grla (Revlon Colorstay i Estee Lauder Double Wear, mislim upravo na vas!). Zaista se radi o jednom solidnom serumu za kosu a sada sam pregledala posljednju Avon brosuru i na str.120 mozete pronaci ovaj serum (uz zeleni) za 6,90KM. To je prilicno niska i pristupacna cijena. U svakom slucaju, mislim da ako ga kupite necete biti razocarane koji god tip kose da imate. Mozda izrazito suhoj kosi nece biti dovoljno hranljiv no posluziti ce kao svakodnevni, lagani serum. 

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