- It causes a negative reaction, such as blemishes or dry hair;
- It doesn’t do anything at all.
That’s how I feel about The Body Shop’s Grapeseed Glossing Serum because this product did absolutely zilch for my hair. According to The Body Shop “This serum smoothes hair and gives it natural-looking shine.” And I guess it does provide “natural-looking shine” since the shine level in my hair looked exactly the same, regardless of whether or not I used this product. But it did nothing to prevent or fight frizziness and flyaways.
At first I thought that maybe this is one of those products that you need to use for a bit in order to see any results but it’s been over a month now (at least for one side of my head) and nope, no change in the condition of my hair.
I even did a split-head test to make sure that I wasn’t missing something; for just over a week, one side of my hair received the serum while the other side received nothing. The results: Both sides looked and felt identical.
But at least this product didn’t damage my hair. And while The Body Shop warns that, “A little goes a long way,” no quantity I used left my hair looking or feeling oily or heavy, and I put quite a bit on to see if maybe that was the problem (it wasn’t).
Interestingly, this product did work nicely as a de-tangler. The Body Shop doesn’t market this side of the serum but maybe it should because removing tangles was the only thing I noticed this product doing.
Thankfully I didn’t waste too much money on this product; its full-price is only $12 and I bought this item during one of The Body’s Shop’s many sales so I didn’t even pay that for it.
Will I buy this product again: No.
Should you buy this product: While this product receives rave reviews on The Body Shop site and is somehow a “bestseller,” I say pass on it and instead go with something that will actually increase your hair’s shininess.