The Balm Enroot Hair Shine Serum Review

Here's a review on The Balm Enroot Hair Shine Serum.

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I drink hair oils that I can use up one bottle in just two months! I just love how luxurious they feel and of course, how they make my limp, thin, frizzy hair manageable and volumized. It is no secret that my all- time fave is Kerastase Elixir Ultime, but I just have found a cheaper alternative that works equally effective when it comes to taming frizz and keeping my hair soft throughout the day. Enter The Balm Enroot Hair Shine Serum!


This product is part of The Balm's newest venture, Enroot, a flirty hair care line that's safe for color- treated hair. Enroot Hair Shine Serum is supposedly a serum but to me, it is a leave- in product more than anything else. It is made with Green Tea that serves as an antioxidant to keep your hair in its tip-top shape. Other hair- loving ingredients include Bamboo and Rice Protein.

INGREDIENTS: Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethiconol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Oryza Sativa (Rice Extract), Linoleic Acid, Kaempferia Galanga Root Extract, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein, PG-Propyl Silanetriol, Hydrolyzed Rice Bran Protein, Hydrolyzed Quinoa, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Helianthus Annus (Sunflower) Seed Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean Oil), Camellia Oleifera (Leaf) Extract, Fragrance (Parfum), Amyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Salicylate, Cinnamal Eugenol, Geraniol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Linalool, Limonene, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil

Learn more about this softening, caring, and economical hair leave- in after the break! 

It comes in a soft, easy-to-squeeze plastic bottle and it's in one size only, 118ml. That's a lot for a leave- in product!

Now this clear hair serum/leave-in is pretty thick yet spreadable and truly, a little goes a long, long way. Despite the thick consistency, it doesn't feel heavy nor weigh hair down. It has a tropical floral scent, somewhat reminiscent of sunblock that could be a lil' too strong for some but that's just only in the beginning-when it settles onto your hair, scent mellows down and leaves your hair with a tinge of fragrance. I actually found that the fragrance is effective in getting rid of the smell of smoke and cigarettes in my hair. I just apply it on the mid-section and ends of my hair where frizz and tangles are more prominent.


Enroot Hair Shine Serum applied on dry hair

The Balm advised to apply it on dry hair, but it's pretty thick that it takes a while to be absorbed by my hair strands and makes it look a lil' greasy to boot so I apply it on wet hair and blow-dry afterwards. If you have thin hair like me, it's best to use two pea- sized amounts only. It doesn't really fake shine, but rather enhances the natural shine of your hair. I noticed that it kinda' acts like 'lotion' to my hair because it makes my locks feel really, really soft. My hair feels thicker every time I use it too. The softness pretty much lasts all day, but not really the volume and shine so you might have to carry it around for retouching.

I've been using it for two months and I can say that it doesn't really act as a treatment unlike Kerastase Elixir Ultime, but pretty much does what the former can do: It can detangle, soften, tame, and volumize hair. I still see myself purchasing this product as a daytime leave-in and so that I can prolong my Kerastase hair oils. I also believe that its consistency is good for thicker and curly hair too.


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7 Lovely Thoughts

  1. Really? It can get rid of the smell of the smoke and cigarettes? Ooh..I want to try it. :)

  2. I'm obsessed with hair serums lately as my hair has been particularly dry. This seems to be a nice option for purchase. Would you know how much this costs Ms. M? Thanks!

  3. I have never used a special product for my hair, is it a must to have a hair care products?

  4. I wanna try this! I have tried the pureology but it does not work for me, hope this one does...

  5. Huh! I think I'm gonna try this. My hair needs this against air pollution. Haha!

  6. does it really get rid of smoke and cigarette scents on your hair? i find that hair leave-ons (serums, oils, conditioners, etc.) somehow attracts nasty scents... it seems like smells gravitate and stick to your hair if you put a leave-on product... or if i apply something on my hair after i caught nasty smells, the scents just seem to mix and it gets even nastier... haha...

  7. Roxanne: At least on me! :)

    Cat: This one is very fragrant and it really repels nasty odor from hair strands. :)

    Rizza: Especially if you're commuting!

    Carmela: A resounding yes! Your skin gets damaged too, you know. :)

    Febmin: Let me know how this works on you! :)


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