Friday, November 16, 2012

Giovanni 2chic haircare products

RATING (out of 5 stars): 2 stars

COST: $8.99 each

THE SKINNY: Giovanni's new 2chic line of haircare products are made to fight frizz and make your hair sleek and manageable. Ultra-Sleek Shampoo, Ultra-Sleek Conditioner and Leave-in Conditioning and Styling Elixir all use Brazilian keratin and Moroccan argan oil, a combination that made my fine hair feel weighed down and look less shiny than normal.

Omitting the Leave-in Conditioning and Styling Elixir seemed to help a little. (The advertising mentions a flat iron, which I didn't use. So maybe that's a key step in the styling process.) But I just wasn’t impressed. Because of the heavy dose of oils, it didn't really feel like it was making my hair cleaner, although it did.

Add in that the products smelled artificial, kind of like Play-Doh, and it’s enough to make me move on to the next sample.

KEEP OR TOSS: Toss. Overall, my hair felt flat and heavy.

CHECK IT OUT: Giovanni offers eight products in the line, including two kinds of styling mists.

-- Tested by Shay