Leonor Greyl may not be a name you recognize as a Parisian purveyor of hair care products, but once you try their new Lait Luminescene Bi-Phase Detangling Milk, you’ll want to know more. The product, boldly claims that it is a “small miracle.”
The product doesn’t look like a crystal ball, a magic wand, or a puff of smoke. This little hair pampering product is not fantasy. It is real! It looks simple enough, in a slim, pump bottle, but it is a leave-in hair detangler and conditioner that is full of all sorts of natural ingredients that might just make your hair so improved, you’ll think it really IS a miracle. It’s especially welcome if your hair is coarse, thick, and difficult to manage.
Like most luxury hair products, this one has some really interesting and unique ingredients that offer stellar results. Hair nourishment comes from a wealth of Alaria Esculenta, a seaweed extract that is culled from the Breton coast, with smoothing and protecting properties. The press literature on Lait Luminescence says that it also guards against the destructive influences of UVB rays, and dryness caused by brushing your hair (I didn’t know that brushing causes dryness, but I stand corrected). Other key ingredients include cassia angustifolia, from a plant in Southern India, which smooths and conditions even seriously dry hair. There is also Manketti Oil (also called Mongongo oil) which protects against heat damage. Apparently, when this particular oil is exposed to the sun or to heat, it polmerises on the hair and creates a protective film.
Winter has a particular, drying effect that makes hair look straw like, and even harder to manage due to static buildup. My personal experience with this product was positive. First off, it’s easy to use. Just spritz it on the length and ends of your hair when it is damp (preferably after cleansing) and then brush through. The detangling properties are awesome. But since it is full of natural vegetable oils and plant extracts, not thick, sticky silicone, your hair will feel soft and smooth, but not “coated.” The acid test? My hair really felt silky, but it stayed that way and I didn’t have to re-shampoo more often than I wished. Now that gets four stars!
I love Lait Luminescence for now to keep my hair hydrated and soft, but in the summer, it’ll be in my beach bag to help deal with sun exposure and to protect from salt and chlorine, as well.
If you want to get this for yourself, visit the Leonor Greyl web site www.leonorgreyl-usa.com
The product is available for approximately 34 euros or $44.00 for 5.25 oz. You can also get this product and other great LG products at the Leonor Greyl Institute, and at Sephora and select department stores.
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