Review: Lucido-L Smooth and Sleek Straightening Milk


Here's a review on Lucido-L Smooth and Sleek Styling Milk

Price: P295.00
Bought From: Free
Other Locations: Available in all Watson's Stores

THE VERDICT:

When leave- in conditioners were first introduced in the market, they came in cream form-heavy creams to be exact that's why I just had a short love affair with them. I could liken them to my ex-bf (sorry dude, I just have to make this post a lil' interesting haha!): Nice and caring, but we're just not meant to be. I like cream leave- in products because they work just as nice as the oil- based ones, but not as pricey, but I had to let them go because I disliked how heavy and cloying they were to my very fine hair strands.

When it comes to reinventing a classic and making it better than before, you can always count on Japanese brands. Here are proofs: K-Palette made liquid eyeliner better, Cure made facial scrubs more tolerable for everyone, and in the hair segment, Lucido-L has just improved the good ol' cream leave-in!

LUCIDO-L SMOOTH AND SLEEK STRAIGHTENING MILK IN DETAIL

Lucido-L is a Japanese drugstore line of hair care products. When I went to Japan, I saw their other products in Matsumoto Kiyoshi such as the hair mist, hair wax, and hair sprays, but what we have here are just the Styling Milk series and the hair serum.

Lucido-L Smooth and Sleek Straigthening Milk is fortified with two types of Hyaluronic Acid: One that penetrates strands to fix hydration issues and other hair problems, and one that coats and protects to prevent moisture loss for softer and smoother hair. It also contains CMC-like ingredients (Phytosteryl/Octyldodecyl Lauroyl Glutamate) which keep hair moisturized.

If you're curious about what CMC means, here's an explanation from Lucido-L.

INGREDIENTS: Water, Cyclpentasiloxane, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Amodimethicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Ceteth-40, Ceteth-3, Steartrimonium Chloride, Fragrance, Dicocodimonium Chloride, Peg-90M, Phytosteryl/ Octyldodecyl Lauroyl Glutamate, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate.

Product comes in an acrylic- like plastic with a cute shape that resembles a baby's milk bottle. It's not travel- friendly though.

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It comes with a very controllable pump dispenser. You can also recycle the bottle as you can remove the entire dispenser once you're through with the product.

Consistency is a rich, white cream with a lovely floral scent-the scent is a bit strong at first though and then it eventually evaporates, leaving your hair with a tinge of fragrance that's enough to ward off foul odors from your hair all throughout the day. It's very moisturizing initially and may have a bit of weight especially for those with fine hair, but eventually dries off to a silky yet semi- matte finish.

LUCIDO-L SMOOTH AND SLEEK STRAIGHTENING MILK IN ACTION

Washed, conditioned, and blow- dried hair. I always get frizzy hair after blow-drying.

A coat of Lucido-L Styling Milk on my ends

The cream immediately smoothes away frizz and gives you that super sleek look, ala-Japanese hair. However, it has a tendency to feel a wee bit heavy if you apply a lot. 2-3 pumps will suffice for long hair-just comb the product through your strands.

After 3-4 minutes

Upon application, it gives your hair this clumpy, I-just-got-out-of-the-shower look, but allow it to be absorbed by your hair for a couple of minutes. Afterwards, your hair will finally feel bouncy and soft.

The smoothing and moisturizing effect pretty much lasts all day, although those with very dry and damaged hair ends may need to reapply it during the day. I've noticed that it keeps my hair sleek, straight, and neat- looking for a considerable amount of time, I get very few flyaways even if it's a windy day outside, and it doesn't weigh my hair down.

I wouldn't mind using it as an alternative to my favorite Kerastase Elixir Ultime Hair Oils. It's very good, and I'd totally recommend it to anyone who's looking for a very affordable but great hair leave- in product.

LUCIDO-L SMOOTH AND SLEEK STRAIGHTENING MILK RATING


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11 Lovely Thoughts

  1. I have no regrets on picking this one! i love it so much!

    it leaves my hair smelling great!
    it makes my hair soft and manageable
    it goes on reasonable price!

    and its pink and girly!

    im inlove with this one =) mine's almost empty =)

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  2. I have the repairing oil for straight version and I love it! It really feels like it's making my hair both stronger and straighter, even without using a hair dryer or hair iron.

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  3. Ako din Ms. M,maski oil o serum naglalagkit talaga buhok ko. This would be very nice if pwede din pag nag pa digi perm? Balak ko po sana magpa digiperm as my birthday gift. :)

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  4. It really straightens the hair?? Love this! I really love Japanese products! But this one amazed me! ;)

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  5. Hi, love it too but now I'm using the LUCIDO L Treatment Oil Straight love the smell din, I'll buy the smooth & sleek milk next time..:) <3

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  6. Wow! AMazing ang effect. Love your hair. Kaya lang parang maliit lang po yung bottle? Anyway, whoa? It means single ka na Ms.M? (#Tsismosamode)

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  7. This would be perfect for my frizzy hair! Would love to have this so i dont have to be shy with my frizzy hair in school! Haha. Thanks for this review, will definitely give this a try!

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  8. I love this! i'm using the yellow version, it's for bouncy hair, i think. My hair doesn't feel heavy when applying this plus it really smells good! I once tried applying this when I feel like my hair smells like cigarette smoke (I don't smoke, I'm just friends with smokers.. :p), it completely removed the smell. After that, I was amazed how good this product is!

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  9. oh, i think i need this one.... i'm gonna check this out :)

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  10. Hello Ms. M napabili na ako nito! :) Kaso binigay ko as gift sa churchmate ko na pupunta ng Indonesia.:)

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  11. Stephanie: How sweet of you! Good thing it's affordable so you could always get one for yourself. :) For digipermed hair, you can try the version for curly hair. :)

    Issa: I'm sure your long, straight hair will love it. :)

    Anne_22: Yup! Works well in repelling cigarette smoke in my opinion. :)

    Mary: You're welcome! Hope you'll like it!

    Jenny: Haha. I was referring to my ex in highschool. :) Nope, the tube is medium- sized. :)

    Mayla: I have that too! I love using it before going to bed. :)

    Fati: Keeps it straight and sleek. :)

    Becomingsleek: Awesome! I have that too. I'll try to use it more often. :)

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