When it comes to cost and quality, Suave is one of my favorite beauty bargain brands for haircare. One of my all-time favorite Suave products is the Keratin Infusion Dry Shampoo (see my full review here). Launched in early 2012, the Suave Keratin Infusion line is
“formulated with unique Keralock™ Technology,” which “condition hair and make it easier to style. Suave Professionals® Keratin Infusion™ is proven to work as well as top salon brands!”
For this post I decided to test drive the Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Smooth & Shine Serum ($2.87-$3.49 for a 2 oz bottle). Here’s what Suave has to say about the serum:
Adds shine and fights humidity to prevent frizz.
- Salon proven to restore shine as well as Kérastase®
- Weightless formula enriched with Keralock™ Technology coats hair to fight humidity, which causes frizz
- Formula infused with Keralock™ Technology and helps keeps hair smooth and manageable
Designed for frizzy and unmanageable hair, I wasn’t sure if this serum would be too heavy for my (relatively) normal hair. But since I have highlighted hair, I often use serums as a part of my routine to add shine and improve the appearance of the ends. Fortunately, the serum is not at all too heavy! The directions say to “disperse 2-3 pumps into palms” – I started with just two pumps to play it safe, but ended up using 3, which was perfect for my shoulder length hair. Note: I didn’t try the serum on dry hair, but just because of personal preference.
With a pleasant scent and silky texture, the serum is very easy to work through damp hair. Using a large round brush I was able to achieve a voluminous, but smooth and healthy looking blowout. Fast forward to day two, and my blowout held up nicely! Only one place – a small section near the ends – ended up losing some of the smooth and shiny appearance. I’m not sure if this was due to user error or otherwise, but a quick touch-up with a round brush and blowdryer smoothed things out (no pun intended).
Overall, the Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Smooth & Shine Serum lives up to its name. And at under $3.50 for a 2 oz bottle, this beauty bargain is definitely worth trying.
Suave Professionals® Keratin Infusion™ products are available at select drugstores, mass merchandisers and supermarkets nationwide.
*Disclosure: The manufacturer provided the product mentioned in this post for consideration. The opinions stated here are my own.