I have seen this hair serum in some salons before but never used it, until I came across it on sale at Escentual. This 250ml bottle of serum lasts me a very long time, although I have to admit that I use other hair serums/products simultaneously. Here’s what I think of it:
- I actually like its packaging, simple white and red with a dispenser. The thing about dispensers is that I can never totally love them nor hate them. They are convenient, but at times they can be pretty annoying.
- It has a rather interesting lightweight texture, definitely smooth, yet also a bit sticky and slippery.
- It’s also strongly scented, it smells like apple or pear, fruity and fresh. I’m actually fine with its fragrance, but if you’re not a fan of heavily scented things, consider yourself warned.
- The fact that I have used up this big bottle shows that it certainly does its job. Not only does it tame and soften my thick long hair, but it also works amazingly with my friend’s fine hair. It builds moisture and gives a bit shine to my hair and brings a silky smooth finish without flat iron.
This serum is not greasy at all, at least not until you use too much of it at once, which I think would probably happen with any other serums. And once I was silly enough to waste so much of it on my hair that I had to wash it off as it got a bit greasy and totally weighed my hair down. Bad example here, please do not copy.
I use it on both wet and dry hair. I rub a reasonable amount between my palms and work it through my hair. I like that it provides protection against UV and heat damage, because after it’s been applied to my hair, I can simply use a blow-dryer to create a straight and smooth finish. On dry hair, I use a tiny bit of it through the mid-length to the end of my hair for added shine and lessened fizziness and protection against humidity during the day.
This S-Factor Silky Smooth Moisture Serum from TIGI seems to serve everyday purposes, but it just misses a WOW factor in my opinion. I would use it till its last but I can totally live without it.
That being said, I possibly will repurchase it in the future on Escentual. Why Escentual? Only because this serum seems to always be on offer for less than £10 for 250ml on theirwebsite.