Product Review: Hair Fix Intense Straight (Watsons Series)

3/02/2015 08:58:00 AM

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Do you use hot tools almost every single day? I do. Are you tired of wasting precious time and money on salon treatments that do not always work? I am. My goal this year: to find the most effective yet affordable at-home hair treatment product.

Watsons is famous for being a one-stop-shop on everything beauty and health. What they have on the racks is obviously on top of my list. Scouring thru every isle, every nook, and every cranny of their SM Megamall Bridgeway branch I picked up several different items. And I am excited to share with you the results of the first one I tried!


The Hair Fix Hair Treatment line comes in several variants. First one on my list: Intense Straight. It has Coconut Milk and Silk Protein which claims to eliminate dry, frizzy and unmanageable hair. It also claims to improve hair elasticity and restore smoothness.


It is pretty simple to use. First, get rid of excess water in the hair. Apply the product on damp hair and leave on for 5-10 minutes then rinse thoroughly. Usage of hair cap during treatment is optional.



You get two long sachets for Php49.00 with product that can be used 3-4 times depending on hair type and length. Because I have long and thick hair, I decided to empty one whole sachet in one session. 


The consistency is thicker than what I expected, which is a good sign.

Hair pic BEFORE product testing. A little heat styling (blow dry and flat iron) involved. 

Hair is shiny and appears a little bit healthy. But notice the frizz despite heat styling. Hair also appears to have a lot of static.

Day of hair treatment with shampoo. No conditioner. No heat styling involved.

Notice that the frizz was minimized in the middle section. Frizz at the middle-bottom part has also tamed down. Zero static after brushing.

This is how my rebonded hair normally looks like if it dries on its own. The broom-like ends are a result of getting my hair straightened and heat-styled for years.

Day 1 after hair treatment. No shampoo. Conditioner used. Minimal heat styling involved.

Notice that the hair appears to be thinner. Shine and luster greatly improved compared to "before" pic. Frizz at the middle part significantly decreased. Zero static after brushing. 

Day 2 after hair treatment. Shampoo and conditioner used. No heat styling involved.

I didn't have time to blow dry before going to work. It dried on its own. Even if my hair is rebonded, I still have bad hair days. This was definitely one of those days.

Despite the fact that it looks very nasty, do notice that my hair still appears to be thinner compared to the day treatment first started.


Day 3 after hair treatment. Shampoo and conditioner used. Minimal heat styling involved.


This was probably the best day in week 1 of product testing. Notice that the hair appears to be thinner. Shine and luster greatly improved compared to "before" pic. Frizz at significantly decreased. Zero static after brushing. 

Day 1 Week 2 of hair treatment. Shampoo w/o conditioner. No heat styling involved.

Day 3 Week 2. Shampoo and conditioner used. Minimal heat styling involved.

Frizz at the bottom was caused by resting on the couch without fixing hair position.

Pros:
  • Affordable
  • Easy to use
  • Smells good
  • Can be used 3-4 times depending on hair type and length
  • May produce promising results after weeks of continued use
  • Great for relaxed/rebonded hair

Cons:
  • Hair feels heavy

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Overall Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Note: Effects may vary depending on hair type, condition, length, and other external factors.

Despite the many pros listed against the only con I could find in this product, I hate the fact that my hair feels heavier than it should be. This variant isn't for me. I still do recommend using it though.

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3 comments

  1.  
    My cousin bought this and she was unsure how many times a week should she use the treatment? Can you please advise how many times a week should the treatment be applied to the hair? 

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