Tuesday, 19 January 2016

TommyGuns Smooth & Finish Crème (review)

TommyGuns is a Soho based hair salon which specialises in unique hair styling and clever products. Its products aren't especially natural but neither are they overly chemical (it's paraben-free!). What they are is good quality backed up by their good reputation. This Smooth & Finish Crème contains jojoba oil and vitamin E and is designed to moisturise hair, protect it from styling aggressors, smooth out frizzes and strengthen.

TommyGuns Smooth & Finish Crème

If you have long hair – like yours truly – you might find that even with copious amounts of conditioning and a liberal application of serum after washing that you still need a bit of extra help to maintain the ends. I use this white cream for just this purpose. I find four pumps (which doesn't give you much) is enough to smooth my hair after it has dried.

Usage on damp hair isn't mentioned on the packet, I tried it and found it wanting. The water in the hair probably dilutes the product; it's much more effective on dry strands. Shine is definitely improved and there's added softness to boot. I don't know if it feels any more protecting than my usual serum, but it's certainly an effective 'top-up'.

It doesn't help me de-tangle my hair at all which is why I'm still using another serum. However, it's working well on my dryer ends and it's a nice textured cream, certainly easy to smooth through hair, but I'm not mad on the smell – it's a bit artificial.

While I like this, I'm not sure I'd buy it again, although it's not unreasonable value. £6.50 for 100 ml sounds like a semi-premium pricing structure, but a little does go a long way. It's certainly a step up from your mainstream brands so I can understand why you'd buy this, it's not a bad product at all.

YES!
NO!
Helps smooth and nourish dry ends
Not keen on smell
Nice texture
Doesn't help de-tangle hair
A little goes a long way
Ineffective on damp hair
Not tested on animals


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Brand: TommyGuns


Size: 100 ml
Price: £6.50 (£6.50/100 ml)

Manufactured: n/a

Ingredients: Aqua, Isopropyl Palmitate, Glycerin, Cetyl Acetate Lanolin Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate PEG-100 Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol Phenyl Trimethicone, Lanolin Oil Simmondsia Chinesis (Jojoba) Seed Oil Parfum, Panthenol, Phytantriol Tocopheryl Acetate, Cetrimonium Chloride Acetylated Lanolin Alcohol, Citric Acid Xanthan Gum, Sodium Benzoate Phenoxyetol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional Linalool, Alpha-Methyl Ionone Geraniol, Hydroxycitronellal, Citronellol Benzyl Alcohol

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