Review: Lucido-L Smooth and Sleek Straightening Milk
Here's a review on Lucido-L Smooth and Sleek Styling Milk
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Other Locations: Available in all Watson's Stores
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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