Fekkai Glossing Cream
My hair is a nightmare. It’s thick. Not just thick in one way, but two ways: the individual shafts are thick, and I have a very dense growth pattern. Furthermore, it’s always dry. Even when I have virgin growth, untouched by any amount of dye, it turns into a crispy, wispy mess after every wash. Needless to say, with all the thickness and dryness, washing and styling my hair is a right pain in the arse.
So when I received a tiny bottle of Fekkai Glossing Cream as part of a little employee gratis package from work, I was nonplussed. Hair products? Seriously? If it’s not bleach or dye, I don’t have the time or patience for it, because it just won’t work.
Fast forward to today, where I now sit writing about how this is one of the best hair products I’ve ever used, and is the one I will never, ever do without.
“Sheer styling cream with pure olive oil that eliminates frizz and adds moisture and shine for all hair types.”
This cream is, for all intents and purposes, oil. It says as much right there in its primary claim, and it definitely feels like it on the hands – you will want to wash your hands well after using this product. Other key features of the cream are wheat, rice and pearl protein (meaning this is not a vegan product), sunflower and grape seed extract, and ultra-fine mica for more lively shine.
For best results: Apply “pea size” to damp or dry hair.
Even the most moisturizing shampoo and conditioners can leave my hair feeling a like it’s connecting with its inner tumbleweed-mojo. Where it seems most people whine and complain about “second-day hair”, I don’t get the “second day” look until day four or five. Hell, it doesn’t even begin to look or feel healthy again until day three. Rather than wait around for the natural oils to build up on their own, this product gives me a way to reintroduce some healthful oils in a snap. I’ve tried applying this both before and after blow-drying, and I’ve found that after works best.
Once you’ve dried your locks, flip open your bottle, and take that label seriously. A pea-size amount is all you need for medium length hair. Start with less if your style is on the short side. If your hair is on the long side, just start with the pea-size, and add a dot or two more as necessary.
Rub the product on your fingertips like a wax or pomade.
Gently tap the product on your hair about two inches from the roots, starting in the back, and working your way around to the front.
Skip down to any areas that require extra moisture. For example, I have some areas near the front which had been bleached and dyed green, so they could use a little more love and attention. Pinch these areas with your fingers, rubbing the product in as you go.
Starting at your tender areas and working your way around, drag your fingers through your hair to disperse the product throughout. You’ll want to hit your fringe last, with whatever product is left on your fingers.
Brush and style as usual, and viola!, beautiful, smooth, soft and shiny hair.
I originally got mine from Bath & Body Works. However, our store has since discontinued the line. We do still have some Fekkai products in storage, and we will check to see what we have left over if people call ahead. Otherwise, Fekkai products are available at Sephora, Ulta, Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid, Target, and even Wal-Mart. Prices vary from store to store, but you can expect a large bottle (7oz) to put you back by about $28, and the smaller (4oz) bottle to knock about $20 out of your pocket. It’s a pretty steep price to pay upfront, but considering how little product it takes to get the intended result, it’s quite the bargain. I fully expect my bottle to last at least year, probably closer to a year and a half.
As mentioned above, this product is mainly oil. If you have oily hair to begin with, this product will only make your hair worse. If you have thin or fine hair, this product will more than likely make your hair look like you haven’t washed your locks in days. This isn’t going to be a miracle product for everyone, but for folks with ultra-dry, coarse, and thick hair, it’s a flippin’ godsend.
Have you tried Fekkai Glossing Cream? How did it work for you? What is your miracle hair product? Let me know below!!