I have taken an extended break from gorgeous Queen Salma Hayek's line Nuance as I am easily distractable and flighty at times. However, I never forget one iota when it comes to good beauty products that are affordable, easily accessible and high quality. To be frank, I have reviewed so many products in the Nuance line, it was getting a little embarrassing. I happened to be at CVS the other day and they pulled me right back in with their "Buy One, Get One at 50% off" deal for Nuance. As I am on a hair bender lately, I snatched up Nuance Flax Seed Age Therapy Serum ($12.99/2 oz). I'm really trying to be nicer to my hair and this serum seemed like it would help in that respect. It contains "soy protein, faba seeds and pea extracts" which all sound positively delightful, if not edible. Flax Seed "helps nourish, restore moisture and protect natural hair color." Soy Protein "adds body and manageability to thin, aging hair" (how did Salma know this about my hair?!) while faba seed extracts "target protein levels to support healthy growth." Lastly, pea extracts "protect hair follicles from daily stresses due to heat damage" (yep, that's me yet again!) It's also paraben-free and not tested on animals. The serum comes housed in a small, plastic pump dispenser and has a pretty light blue color. It feels thinner, almost watery in consistency and has a pleasant, very lightly floral scent. Directions state to distribute it evenly through towel-dried hair before applying other hair products. So, did this hair serum revitalize my hair back to a healthy, carefree state? More importantly, can I add some of these ingredients like the flax seed, faba seed and pea extracts to my green drink cuz my gosh do they sound healthy!
Verdict: This is a nice, easy to use, lightweight serum. I was unsure how much to use at first, however, as it felt watery, I used about 2 pumps on the length of my hair, avoiding the crown in case it got greasy. I used only a volumizing mousse with it so as not to overload my fine to medium hair. It did not weigh my hair down and provided a nice shine, enhancing my natural brunette color. I didn't find it to be very smoothing though. My hair did feel soft and smelled nice. I like knowing it has protective benefits especially since I blowdry and and flat iron on the regular.
To purchase or not to purchase? Yes. It's a good quality product with unique ingredients. It smells nice, is lightweight and protects the hair. It sounds like the more you use it, the better it is for your hair in terms of strengthening and growth which is always welcome. Queen Salma, I am back in your royal court!. For info/purchase, head to cvs.com.