Right after Innisfree opened their first and only store at Khan Market, Delhi, I dream of being at the store...selecting products of my choice...smiling on own at the interesting twisted names....smelling the different ranges......and I can just wish.
Luckily, I got my paws on few of the products with loads of freebies in November and few more in December. So, from December, I have this great hair serum with me. I started using this after from January when my beloved L'Oreal Smooth Intense Serum got over.
Texture - This serum is thick and not as runny as the L'Oreal serum. So, when I started using it, I had to be a bit more careful not to use too much and weigh down my hair. I need very little - a peanut size amount - for my medium length hair. (Also, I use sulfate free shampoos so, my requirement of serums/conditioners is far less.)
Fragrance - The serum has a very mild and yet noticeable smell. Unfortunately, I am unable to pinpoint exactly what it feels like!
Packaging - The bottle is made of plastic with a pump. The pump disperses only a little amount at a time, and you can control that easily. The pump is covered with a plastic cap. Only a week back, I broke the cap when I accidentally sit on it. (I was feeling like an elephant when that happened - not a shining moment I tell ya!) And let me remind you that Innisfree supports recycling and hence gives a discount on your next purchase if you give them the empty bottle back. Now, I am worried if the cap-less bottle is also eligible.
Experience - The first thing that I noticed was that it could be used even on dirty tangled hair. This made detangling very easy. Plus, there was no hair breakage or harm done to the hair. This is something that I adore about this. Second, this does not weigh down hair if you are careful with hair. Third, this makes hair soft, shiny and give a healthy look. But, this does not last much long in this humid climate.
Ingredients - I peeled off that brown paper to get the complete list. As suspected, this does contain silicones. So, let me type the entire list here - Decamethylcyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Dimethiconol, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Fragrance, Hydrolyzed Silk.
As you can see that there are some average nasty non-soluble silicones which are found in most hair products. But, it is mineral oil and paraben free so, I do not have complaints here.
Price - Rs 650 for 150 ml. After using for more than four months, I have used only 20% percent of the products. This will last more than a year so, the price is justified.
- Helps de-tangling even dirty hair
- Very little amount is needed
- Makes hair smooth and give a healthy look
- Does not feel heavy or weighs down hair
- Enchanting mild fragrance
- Free of mineral oil and paraben
- Easy to control pump bottle
- Perfectly justified price
- Contains silicons
- Available only at one store in entire India.
Overall - I like Innisfree Camellia Shine Hair Essence with Camellia Oil and Essential Scent. If you get this from Khan Market, Delhi, then please get it. This is a good hair serum for a justified price that is free of mineral oil and paraben. Plus, a single bottle will last for a long, long time.