6 Weeks of Schwarzkopf: Finishing Spray

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It’s been 5 weeks since I started trying Schwarzkopf hair products, courtesy of Walmart, and I have to say — I’ve been pleasantly surprised. Going into the project, I honestly didn’t think that any of the products would work for my super thick, curly hair. They’ve had their pros and cons, but overall, they’ve done a great job doing what they’re supposed to do.

Until this week.

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This week, I tried Schwarzkopf’s Satin Frizz Control and Protect Divine Finishing Polish. Whew! That name is a mouthful! To put it briefly, the spray can be used on damp hair before styling to help control frizz, or on dry hair to add shine. I was actually excited to try it. I mentioned in the last post that my favorite easy hairstyle is a high afro puff. This is especially true in hot weather. It keeps my hair up and off my neck and just generally out of my way.

The challenge is that no matter what I do — tying it up with a satin scarf at night, adding a little water and/or product every day, by the end of the week, my hair is dry and dull. Like this:

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Not a good look. My hair resembles the bird nest that we found on our patio back when we lived in an apartment. Great for birds. Not so great for me.

I prefer to wash my hair on the weekends, because it is a job that takes at the very least a few hours. So what do I do when my hair is dull like this during the week? I was really hopeful that this finishing spray would help me out.

Alas, it was not meant to be. I sprayed my thirsty hair with a little water just to bring back a little bounce and give it some life. Then I added the Divine Finishing Polish, pulled it through my hair and crossed my fingers. Unfortunately, this time it just didn’t work for me.

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My hair was just as dull as it was before I used the spray. I tried it a couple of days on my hair in various states of dryness just to see if it would change the result. It didn’t.

In fact, my hair felt “crunchier” after using the spray — not exactly the desired result when I just want to add some moisture and shine. It also didn’t really help with frizz. And this product has that same synthetic smell that the shampoo and conditioner had, which I don’t like at all. So for the first time in all the products I’ve tried, this one was just a fail for me and my hair.

Oh well. Considering that I have a very specific hair type, 4 out of 5 products tried so far isn’t a bad record. And I still have one more product to try next week. Wish me luck!

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