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Friday, January 8, 2010

Proclaim Glossing Polish Review

Happy Friday! Today I'm reviewing one of the few decent products from Sally Beauty Supply - Proclaim Glossing Polish for Color & Heat Protection. I bought this on a whim because it was on special one day when I was checking out. I forget what I was buying... but I figured, what the heck - I'll give it a shot. Turns out... it's pretty decent! The label says: "Proclaim Glossing Polish Color & Heat Protection is formulated with a unique blend of aloe, natural oils and silicone to help seal in hair color while providing lustrous shine and helping to eliminate frizz." Aloe and natural oils? Not so much, but they're right about the silicone part.

The main ingredients are: Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Amodimethicone, Ethyl Ester of Hydrolyzed Silk, Tocopheryl Acetate, etc.

This product has a lot of heavy duty silicones in it, so if you're someone who's anti-cone - stay away! The aloe and natural oils really only make the product sound nice, it's the silicones (cyclopentasiloxane, dimethicone, phenyl trimethicone, amodimethicone) that do the job. They coat the hair and protect against heat, breakage, humididty, and help condition hair. Ethyl Ester of Hydrolyzed Silk is silk protein that has been partially turned to water by hydrolysis. It's best used on dry, damaged hair, because it forms a film that protects the hair shaft against damage. It also helps keep moisture in, and improves hair's manageability. Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin E) is an antioxidant & emollient that's used to keep moisture in hair and skin. It's also widely used to treat burns and other skin problems because it protects against free radicals and prevents the moisture from evaporating out of your skin.

Overall I think this product is best for very thick/coarse hair that's dry or damaged & best used in wet hair, or a drop on dry hair. It's a heavy product - one of the heaviest silicone drops I've used. Just a few drops in wet hair before you blowdry, then another drop if you're using thermal tools. I know it seems like nothing, but once you feel the consistency - you'll know it's all you need. Normal hair could use this, but there are better/lighter options out there. Fine hair: move on. While this is a good product, it's way too heavy to be used on fine hair.

Proclaim Glossing Polish comes in a 6 fl oz. / 177 ml bottle and is available at Sally Beauty Supply. It retails normally for $6.79, but with a Beauty Club Card it's $6.49.

Thoughts? Questions? Suggestions? Comment! =) I hope you enjoyed my review, and I hope you all have a great weekend! Take care of your hair!