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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Sebastian Microweb Fiber Review

Hey all! Gosh, things have been so crazy lately - so sorry I haven't been posting more! To get back in the swing of things, I'm reviewing one of the most interesting (and fun to use) hair products e v e r ! Sebastian Microweb Fiber - a "flexible, elastic texturizer" that gives you some craaaazy texture. I actually got this for free thanks to CosmoProf's 12 Days of X-Mas promotion! Which was so funny, because every time I saw this product in the store I'd be back and forth with myself, and in the end I always talked myself out of buying it. Thank you CosmoProf! But yeah, seriously, if you're at your wits end + can't find a good texture product, give this a shot.

You also might be asking yourself, "Um, what's so fun about using a hair product?" Good question! I have the answer - in video form! It will be posted at the end of this review. And don't worry, it's not even a minute long.

So, what does this do? It gives really funky texture, that's totally re-workable, and you can use it to make a lot of different looks! Whether you want your hair to look crazy and wild, or piecey and defined, you can even scrunch this into your hair and rock some waves. Versatility! You all know how much I love that in a hair product. =]

What's in it? Let's see: Water, Propylene Glycol, Ceteareth-25, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Cetearyl Alcohol, Petrolatum, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Ozokerite, a lot of other emulsifiers, humectants, a few uber-silicones, fragrance, preservatives, etc...

Propylene Glycol is a humectant (A humectant carries moisture to hair + skin). Ceteareth-25 is a "penetration enhancer" which means it helps the product adhere to your hair and not slide around all over the place. Glyceryl Stearate SE is an emulsifier - this product is chock full of them, which is probably why it has such an interesting texture... it's like... well you'll see it in the video. Cetearyl Alcohol is an emulsifying wax made from a bunch of different fatty alcohols. Fatty alcohols btw, are NOT the same as isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol) which is extremely drying. Fatty alcohols condition and protect hair, your conditioner probably contains them. Petrolatum is a petroleum byproduct that prevents moisture loss, which is good because it keeps moisture from getting in too - take that humidity! Also, I have a feeling petrolatum, along withthe next ingredient, is why this product has kind of a tacky feel to it. It's not bad, you just may wanna wash your hands when you're done using this. To me - it's worth it. Anyway, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2 is an emollient that's used as a substitute for lanolin. It has high water-binding properties, and adheres very well to skin and hair. Ozokerite (which I think sounds kinda cool) is a naturally occuring mineral wax that has a good consistency and hardness - perfect for a product like this.

Who would like this product? I truly believe this is an extremely versatile product that both men + women can use and enjoy! It's perfect for short-medium length hair, the scent is nice but isn't feminine (it just has that typical Sebastian scent) and neither is the packaging. Ladies keep an eye on your man, cos he might steal this from you! LOL!

Sebastian Microweb Fiber comes in a 45 ml / 1.5 fl oz. container, and retails for around $15. And as promised, here is the video!


Westopher said...
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Westopher said...

I'm always worried that products will weigh down my hair, but this sounds pretty good! Maybe I will give it a try...