Follizin is a Singapore-based company, focusing on skin care for the scalp. Their products are free of sulphates, alcohol, parabens and silicones and their home-use products include shampoos, conditioners, scalp toner, a serum for thinning hair and a leave-in conditioner. I happened upon the Follizin website looking for an alcohol-free scalp toner, and purchased the leave-in hair masque and toner.
Hair Renew claims to be a reconstructing, hydrating treatment for dry, damaged and chemically-treated hair that leaves hair healthier and tangle-free.
Ingredients: purified water, cetyl alcohol, , hydrolyzed keratin, argania spinosa (argan) kernal oil, tamarindus indica (tamarind) extract, tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E), camellia sinensis (green tea) leaf extract, bambusa arundinacea (bamboo) extract, zingiber officinale (ginger) root extract, hydrolyzed soy protein, trideceth-5, glycerin, pentylene glycol, ethylhexylglycerin, phenoxyethanol, fragrance
Hair Renew uses TAB (tamarind extract, argan oil, barley protein) Reconstruct Technology that uses high amounts of these extracts to hydrate, reconstruct and protect the hair from free radicals. Tamarind extract is used as an alternative to hyaluronic acid and protects against moisture loss. Argan oil is rich in vitamin E, maintains moisture and gives the hair shine without leaving an oily residue. Barley protein has a high level of proline, an amino acid, that provides thermal protection and increases hair strength.
Directions: The Hair Renew leave-in hair masque (conditioner) is the third step in the hair care routine, after shampooing and conditioning. Spray evenly on towel-dried hair, before blow drying.
Hair Renew is thick for a spray and, to me, has a hint of berry under a stronger scent that I cannot place. It is a light, clean, pleasant fragrance that does not linger on the hair. Because the conditioner is thicker, it does not really come out as a nice uniform mist, so I spray it on my palms and smooth onto damp hair, then comb through with a wide-tooth wooden comb to distribute.
I have thin hair. I wouldn’t say my hair feels very damaged, however, it is colored and the keratin straightening treatment I got about 6 months ago has started to fade and my hair is dry and frizzy. I wash my hair twice a week the with Briogeo Banana + Coconut Superfoods shampoo and conditioner. I’ve been using Drunk Elephant’s TLC Happi Scalp Scrub once a week.
Other leave-in conditioners I’ve used include those from Shea Moisture, Briogeo and Bumble and Bumble. From the first use of Hair Renew, I can tell the difference it makes on my hair – it feels soft, has a bit of shine, is a little less frizzy and feels hydrated, whether air dried or blow dried. The masque is not heavy or sticky and leaves no residue on the hair. In between uses of Hair Renew I’ve used my other leave-in conditioners for comparison and the difference is pretty remarkable, especially in terms of softness and silkiness (and I don’t say that lightly). Other conditioners are too heavy, leave an oily residue and/or have no anti-frizz or hydration. Hair Renew is on my list as one of my must-haves (of which I do not have many). My daughter had also commented, “How is your hair so soft?” after braiding my hair. I have tried Hair Renew on dry hair to tame frizz, poof and flyaways and this works well with no residue or stickiness.
I’ve used Hair Renew on my hands and it absorbs quickly, provides a smooth silky feeling on the skin and gives some hydration without being sticky. I like to use this under a more hydrating hand lotion.
I would definitely repurchase Follizin Hair Renew leave-in hair masque.
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