We are obsessed with finding out what all of you are obsessed with…seriously. We just love finding out that someone has tried one of our products and found it useful for them.
Dermstore blogger Liz Franz recently tried our Huile Secret de Beauté. We love that she details her journey to figuring out how the product worked best for her. Everyone’s hair is so totally different that we believe everyone should be using our products in a way that is specially tailored to them to receive maximum results. Check out what Liz has to say about how she used Secret and let us know how you use it in comments.
“To make a long story slightly less long, Leonor Greyl Huile Secret de Beauté is unlike other hair oils I’ve used—for many reasons other than the fact that applying it to my wet ends made blowing my hair dry a farce—but I’ll get into those shortly. I’m happy I refused to give up on this product even after washing/blowing my hair out on a Saturday morning (a rare occurrence) only to wind up at brunch donning my weekday topknot and a sour look on my face. Before meeting a girlfriend for dinner later on that evening, I decided to give it another go.
It was then that I realized this stuff is NOT meant to be used as a styling aid … at least, not in the heavy-handed way I’d used it earlier. The directions do indicate that it can be used on damp hair before styling; I overdid it. That said, I really feel that, for hair, it works best as a pre-shampoo conditioning treatment. But to use it only for that purpose would be wasteful! This oil is to beauty what the buffalo was to the American Indians. (Okay, maybe it’s not exactly that. But it does serve a variety of purposes.)
This magical potion—in addition to providing a kick-ass conditioning boost before you shampoo—works as a body oil, too. Its texture is pure luxury, and its scent is tropical and alluring, yet subtle—I think it’s faint enough to wear in conjunction with whatever perfume products you normally do. But that’s not all.
Used on dry/styled hair when you’re planning on being outside, it provides protection from the sun. Am I saying you should use it in lieu of sunscreen and lay out? NO! But if your hair is color-treated, you should be doing SOMETHING to protect it from fading when you’re outdoors this time of year … and this is that something.
Finally, the natural oils that make up the product work to enhance a tan. Or, in cases like mine where no semblance of a tan is typically present, to foster a healthy glow.
Did I mention the awesome scent? It’s SERIOUSLY opulent without being in-your-face, and that’s a tough balance to strike.”