***This review is not sponsored. Everything written is my own opinion, and if you are to use this product remember YMMV.
I’ve never had hair that is particularly troubling, except for in one aspect: the frizz. I have a lot of hair but the stands are thin, so my hair tends to get a bit fuzzy if I let it air dry. I’ve been trying not to use any heat on my hair recently and to just let it do its own thing, but the frizz is awful. Then it dawned on me, if Korean skincare is so great then maybe their hair care will be too?! So, with that thought I searched the web for a miracle working Korean hair product and happened upon Mise En Scene’s Perfect Hair Repair Serum. Once I read that the serum promised to smooth and moisturize hair and had won awards from Cosmopolitan and Elle magazines, I was sold. I purchased a bottle off of Amazon for around $10 and set out to see if the claims were true. Let’s just say I haven’t looked back since.
Since I am not as knowledgeable about ingredients used in hair care products or about why those ingredients are used, I did some basic research. Instead of listing which products are good or bad, I am just going to list the key ingredients and tell you what they are used for.
The key ingredients include:
Water- used as a solvent
Butylene Glycol- used as a solvent and a moisturizing agent
Stearyl Alcohol- used to help form emulsions
Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate-a UV protectant
Zinc Oxide- a UV protectant
Ethanol- this is another name for Alcohol, it is mainly used as an astringent and solvent
Cyclohexasiloxane- used as solvent and emollient, it helps to condition hair
Isoamyl P-Methoxycinnamate- a UV protectant
Silica- used to control viscosity, a bulking agent
Titanium Oxide- used to increase opaqueness and to reduce the transparency of product formulas
Niacinamide- a form of vitamin B3, used to help enhance the appearance a feel of hair by adding shine and body
Adenosine- helps with hair loss
Argan Oil- an emollient, used to condition hair
Royal Jelly Extract- used to condition hair
Rose Water- used as an astringent
How to use:
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What Mise En Scene says to do:
***Instructions taken from Memebox
- Dispense 2 to 3 pumps (depending on hair length) in to palm and rub hands together to warm it.
- Apply evenly onto hair starting from roots to tips.
- Serum may be used on damp or dry hair.
What I do:
- I have chin length hair so I dispense only 1 pump into my palm.
- I then rub it between my hands and apply it all throughout my damp hair.
- This serum is pretty heavy in consistency so I don’t add any other products to my hair other than a hair wax for texture when my hair is dry. If I add any other hair treatments, my hair tends to get weighed down.
How it worked for me:
Mise En Scene’s Perfect Hair Repair Serum is indeed a miracle worker. Immediately upon spreading it throughout my hair I could tell it made a difference. My hair was already much smoother and by the time it dried, the frizz was significantly lessened. The frizz was not completely gone, but with just a little hair wax all was good. My hair also never felt weighed down or oily but I do think it could have that effect in some people’s hair. With this product a little goes a long way, so make sure to try only one pump to start and then go from there. I don’t really have anything negative to say about this product, as it has done nothing but give me luscious locks. That being said, this serum definitely delivers on its promises and has rightfully earned a spot in my daily routine.
-Helps to smooth and moisturize hair
-With the right amount hair isn’t weighted down or oily
-A little goes a long way, so even though the bottle is small it won’t run out quickly
-Sanitary and travel-friendly packagiyng
– Too much may cause hair to be weighed down or oily
1-Bad, had a reaction, would not buy again
2-Did not work
3-Worked, but nothing special
4-Great product, but has the potential to be replaced
5-Holy Grail, it’s the cat’s meow!
This product is definitely a holy grail for me! It’s a fantastic product that is easy to use and does what it says. I intend to always keep a bottle on hand.
Where you can purchase it:
Memebox for $13.50
RoseRoseShop for $6.27
Amazon for $10.80 (available with prime if you have it)
**Be sure to check out our coupon code page for discounts on some of the sites listed above!