Sorry for my unexpected break from the blog. I'll be honest, I just didn't feel like posting and I never want anything to be forced, so I just took the week off! But I'm back now, with the rest of the month's posts planned and I'm excited to be blogging again.
I first mentioned Kérastase K-Water on the blog last summer (post here), and, although expensive, I was happy to pay the price for the mirror-like finish that it gave my hair, plus a little goes a long way. My only criticism was the dispenser - I felt that there was a lot of wastage and that a spray bottle would be more effective and easier to use. Earlier his year, people started to rave about L'Oreal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths 8 Second Hair Treatment, and mentioned that it was similar to K-Water, but a hell of a lot cheaper, so of course I had to try it and compare.
Wonder Water 8 Second Hair Treatment claims to make hair 10 times smoother, with a glassy shine and silky touch - all in 8 seconds! L'Oreal and Kérastase products are made by the same company, so I figured it was worth trying, because who doesn't want to save a lot of money if you can get the same results?
They both have the same texture - it literally feels like water (with a little product in it, but nothing that would weigh your hair down), and both have the same dispensing mechanism, which is a hole at the top of the bottle - not ideal, as I've already said, as I feel that there is a lot of waste.
Both claim that they can be used instead of conditioner, or as a post-conditioning treatment, which is how I use them, because my hair is dry and damaged (and really needs a good cut - we're still waiting for a date for salons to open here in Ireland!). If you have normal hair, it will probably suffice instead of a conditioner.
I apply it, comb it through, to make sure that all of my hair is covered and I leave it a little longer than 8 seconds, before rinsing. I have to tell you that if Wonder Water gets into your eyes, it will sting more than any other product that has touched my eyes before - it will also leave a burning sensation if you have any little cuts on your arms/body. I didn't find this issue with K-Water, so I would imagine that if you have a sensitive scalp, or any little cuts on it, you might want to avoid Wonder Water.
As for results, K-Water gives my hair a mirror-shine - literally like a salon finish - smooth, glossy and completely frizz-free. Wonder Water doesn't give quite the same finish, but for the price, it's pretty good. It will make my hair look smooth when blow-dried, but the next day, the frizz is back. The price difference is huge, so I can't really complain and probably will repurchase, because once my hair is cut, there will be no dead ends to try to hide and it will be easier for my hair to look sleek.
Wonder Water is currently half price in Boots at £4.99, so stock up now if you like the sound of it!
Have you tried either of these products? I'd love to hear your thoughts!
Thanks for reading!
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