Living Proof No Frizz Instant De-Frizzer Review

Instant De-Frizzer from Living Proof is a dry conditioning spray for all hair types that claims to instantly tame 92% of frizz while adding softness, smoothing and shine with no residue.

Ingredients: Water, Myrica Cerifera (Bayberry) Fruit Wax, Maltodextrin/VP Copolymer, Jasminum Grandiflorum (Jasmine) Flower Wax, Glycereth-26, VP/Dimethylaminoethylmethacrylate Copolymer, Acrylates Copolymer, Glyceryl Behenate, Isopentyldiol, Polyalkylaminoester-1 (PBAE), Oleth-10, Petrolatum, Polyacrylamide, PPG-2 Myristyl Ether Propionate, Laureth-7, Phenoxyethanol, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Hydroxyacetophenone, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Ceteareth-25, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Ethanol, Fragrance, Linalool, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citronellol, Benzyl Salicylate, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Citral, Limonene.

This product has an oil blend that mimics the natural oils found in the hair. It provides UV protection. Like all Living Proof products, this contains the Healthy Hair Molecule that smooths, provides shine, tames frizz and seals the hair cuticle.

Directions: For medium to thick hair, hold canister 6 to 10 inches away and spray on dry hair in a sweeping motion, then smooth hair with hands or comb. For fine hair, focus on applying from mid-lengths to ends.
To spot treat, spray in hand and apply to specific sections.

I have fine, dry hair that dries very poofy and frizzy. My second-day hair is less frizzy and more manageable than freshly washed hair.

Instant De-Frizzer is a clear, dry, fine-mist spray that is very heavy on the fragrance, similar to the dry shampoo, and initially interferes with other scents worn. Because this is a very fine mist, the scent kind of sticks in the nose and throat for a couple minutes. The fragrance fades after about 30 to 45 minutes to a more manageable clean scent. I used this spray on freshly washed, air dried hair.

I did a light spray all over my hair and smoothed with my hands. This is a very light-weight product with no residue, stickiness or heaviness. It provides shine and makes my hair feel silky and less dry. It has some instant de-poof and de-frizz (I would say it is more smoothing than de-frizzing), but after a couple minutes my hair started to frizz and poof again, so I sectioned my hair and sprayed a bit more. The effect does not last very long. After about 15 minutes, my hair got frizzy, poofy and felt staticky around my face.

A hair serum or light oil would likely work better; the Olaplex No. 7 oil (silicone) is light-weight and provides smoothing and silkiness; I have been using Fable and Mane’s HoliRoots Treatment Oil (silicone-free and heavily scented) on the lengths of my hair that tames frizz and smooths the hair; Briogeo hair oil (silicone-free) tames frizz, but is heavy and greasy; I’ve used the Morrocanoil Treatment (silicone) a couple times now and generally like it for smoothing the hair.

While Living Proof’s No Frizz Instant De-Frizzer provides some de-poof, de-frizz and silkiness to the hair, the effect does not last long nor does it work particularly well. I would not repurchase Living Proof’s No Frizz Instant De-Frizzer.

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O’Keeffe’s Working Hands Review

Working Hands is a hand cream that claims guaranteed relief for extremely dry hands. It is said to instantly boost moisture levels, create a protective layer on the hands and help prevent moisture loss. The cream comes in a jar and a tube, with different ingredient lists.

Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Isopropyl Myristate, Ceteareth-20, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Sodium Hydroxide, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Paraffin, Dimethicone, Propylene Glycol, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Diazolidinyl Urea

Glycerin and propylene glycol are humectants. Stearic acid has been shown to protect the skin’s surface from water loss and support the protective barrier of the skin. Isopropyl myristate, cetyl alcohol and cetearyl alcohol are emollients. Dimethicone is an occlusive and prevents water loss.

Directions: Apply a small amount and massage in; applying too much will result in stickiness.

I frequently get very dry hands with cracks in the thumb creases and dry, rough cuticles, particularly now with winter weather and increased hand washing. Working Hands is a thick-ish cream with no scent. I apply this once a day in the evening before bed. It provides immediate relief of my dry hands. It absorbs quickly and is not heavy, greasy or sticky, but leaves a silky, protective layer on the skin.

The morning after one application, my hands felt very smooth and moisturized. There was still some dryness on the knuckles and the thumb creases. After one week, the cuticles look better and my hands overall look and feel healthy, moisturized and smooth, and the dry thumbs and knuckles are improved. After hand washing, my hands still felt protected and smooth.

O’Keeffe’s Working Hands is great and I would repurchase. They have an overnight treatment that I’ll probably buy and will use the regular tube during the day. I recently purchased O’Keeffe’s Healthy Feet Exfoliating cream as well.

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