For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been testing Avon’s newest anti-frizz product, Lotus Shield.
When Avon reached out to TFH about reviewing this product, I jumped at the chance. Not only am I always on the lookout for new ways to combat frizz (something you’ll understand when you check out the pics of my non-frizz-treated hair), but this product makes an especially bold claim. According to Avon, Lotus Shield can deliver “manageable and well-behaved [hair] for three smooth and sleek days.”
Now, that would be something. After much convincing from my stylist, I switched to an every-other-day shampooing schedule– shampooing and styling one day, giving my hair a break the next. This works for me and has noticeably improved my hair’s texture and durability. But three days? After three days, I’m certain my hair would be limp and lifeless. If Lotus Shield could actually deliver smooth, sleek, shiny hair on that third day, however, it certainly would come in handy while traveling or during particularly hectic weeks.
Plus, Avon Lotus Shield comes with a sweet, little price tag of $12, which makes it much less expensive than the salon brand anti-frizz product I currently use.
But does it actually work?
Well, before I can answer that, I have to show you what I’m dealing with naturally. My hair is thick, curly, unmanageable, and stubborn. And while it hurts me to show you this, I think you need pics to understand just what a challenge this is for Lotus Shield. So here’s my hair washed and conditioned with no styling whatsoever:
And an even closer look:
Ouch! As you can see, lots of flyaways and just generally out-of-control looking hair.
I still see some flyaways, but overall the texture is a huge improvement from my hair’s natural state! I would say it’s comparable to the results I normally get with my high-end products. One area where Avon bested the products I normally use: body. I sometimes feel like my usual hair products sacrifice a bit of body and volume to deliver smooth, shiny hair, so I really liked how much life my hair had when using the Avon Lotus Shield products.
But can it sustain that for a 2nd day? We’ll see…
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