Frederic Fekkai Technician Color Care Protecting Glaze Review: Frederic Fekkai is a very well known salon hair care brand in USA. Over the years, I have used a lot of their products. However, this is the only product that I somehow ended up purchasing twice. Usually, because their products are quite expensive and difficult to get in India, I rarely repurchase them. I mean, I did use this particular serum in the past but wasn’t a big fan of it. I was not going to repurchase it. However, one day I found myself grabbing this again. Read below to know why I decided to repurchase the product. Is it really quite nice?
Claims for Frederic Fekkai Technician Color Care Protecting Glaze
What is it: A must-have for color-treated hair, this color-protecting glaze locks in color and imparts vibrant shine while helping protect hair from UV rays.
Who is it for: Anyone who color-treats her hair–single process or highlights.
Why is it different: Fortified with the Triple Color Protection complex, this glaze helps hair stay lustrous while protecting it from the elements. It nourishes strands for a smooth, polished finish.
How To Use Frederic Fekkai Technician Color Care Protecting Glaze
To lock in color and smooth out frizz, apply four or five drops to palms and evenly distribute through wet hair before you towel dry. Style as usual. Once hair is styled, apply two or three drops to hands and evenly distribute through dry hair for UV protection.
Ingredients in Frederic Fekkai Technician Color Care Protecting Glaze
Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, C12-C15 Alkyl Benzoate, Isododecane, Isohexadecane, Cetearyl Isononanoate, Dimethiconol, Oryza Sativa Bran Oil, Triticum Vulgare Flour Lipids, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Octyldodecanol, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethyl Linoleate, Ethyl Linolenate, Arachidyl Propionate, Lecithin, Fragrance (Parfum).
Price of Frederic Fekkai Technician Color Care Protecting Glaze
$ 15.00 for 4.2 oz in USA
In Detail Frederic Fekkai Technician Color Care Protecting Glaze Review and My Experience
The product comes in a very simple yet user friendly packaging. I guess almost all salon based brands are never gaga about packaging. They keep it simple and informative which I really appreciate. The top of the bottle has a unique cap. You have to slightly unscrew it in order to pour the product in drops. You can screw it back tightly and the product does not spill outside at all. The packaging is travel friendly because I have carried it along a lot of times and it has never leaked.
It has no noticeable smell to it as such. The product is quite thin in consistency with a touch of silicone like feel to it. Please note that silicones in fact are the top 2 major ingredients in the product. I know beauties who do not like to use silicones on their hair, however I do not mind silicones a lot because so far they have never caused any skin irritation or changes on my skin.
I have wavy hair type which are on the drier side. My hair has been chemically treated twice after which, they suffer from lack of shine. That’s why I needed something which could provide some extra shine as well as protect my hair.
How I Use it
I usually take around 10 or more drops of the product on my palms and gently spread it through my hair. I never go near the roots. Always starting from the length near my ear, I bring it down to the ends because the ends of my hair are the most dry part. The important thing to note here is, one must never rub the hair in between palms. Be gentle and take your time working it through. Depending on the length of your hair, you might need a little more or a little less.
The product provides a noticeable shine to the hair. If I use a flat iron to straighten my hair, the shine gets further enhanced with this product. I honestly have used this quite frequently because it says it protects hair from UV rays. I mean, because I have drier hair, I always look for products with some sort of sun protection. The serum also tames down fly aways and gives my hair a pretty sleek look. My hair gets slightly silkier because of the silicones present in it and therefore, the tangles are reduced as well.
Overall I would say this is a pretty decent product. It is not going to provide a camera bling shine to the hair. But the shine is subtle, which looks quite natural and not over the board. I especially reach out for this because of its sun protecting properties. Also, I would advise you not to overuse it because it may end up making the hair look more greasy. Start with a few drops, and if you feel you need more, you can always go for more. Whenever I use a hot tool on my hair, I often use this beforehand because it kind of makes the hair look glossier and healthier. If you can get your hands on the product, I would say this is a decent purchase provided you’re ready to invest that much amount. I wasn’t going to repurchase this but I realised that its better to use a serum which can protect my hair from sun. In the market usually, the serums do not have any sort of sun protection.
PROs of Frederic Fekkai Technician Color Care Protecting Glaze
1. Simple, user friendly as well as travel friendly packaging.
2. Light weight serum.
3. Makes the hair look shinier and healthier.
4. Reduces tangles.
5. Tames fly aways.
6. Lasts for a long time.
7. Has sun protecting factors in it.
8. Comes from a well known salon hair care brand.
CONs of Frederic Fekkai Technician Color Care Protecting Glaze
1. Contains a lot of silicones.
2. The shine is subtle and natural. If you’re expecting a sparkly shine, this is not the product for you.
3. Results last only for about 7-8 hours.
1. Start with 5-6 drops and add more if needed.
2. Do not rub the hair while applying any serum. Just be gentle and spread the product along the lengths.
3. If you have dry hair type like mine, try to include products with sun protection ingredients in them. In the long run, these products prevent further damage to the hair.
4. If you have chemically treated hair, never forget to use a nourishing conditioner after washing the hair. Chemically treated hair tend to go dry very quickly. So providing enough moisture by means of oiling, conditioning can help prevent dryness or at least reduce it.