Friday, March 25, 2011

Product Review; "Davines #13 Mat Forming Ground"

"Organic" means whatever you want it to mean when it comes to cosmetics. Unfortunately, there isn't any specific definition of the term under FDA regulation. However, there are some products out there that stand out from the rest when it comes to offering formulas that perform just as well as their synthetic counterparts.

I was introduced to Davines last Fashion Week at the presentation of Rochambeau's latest collection. As one of the star products for achieving the look, #13 Mat Forming Ground is a new addition to the professional hair care line utilizing botanical ingredients including essential oils and resins.

Ideal for short (unmanageable) hair, this dense paste molds hair together with a dry finish. It gives the look of smooth, pliable texture with no shine whatsoever. At first it felt a bit dry, but as you begin to play with it, it turns into a slightly creamy form until rubbed over your head. The more you rub it between your palms, the softer it becomes and the easier it is to run through strands. But you should begin styling immediately to ensure that it sets in the style you want.

You can run around with it all day and even graze fingers through without doing too much damage, but for stronger hold, finish it off with a bit of hairspray. Bypassing synthetic polymers to give it hold, you'll be surprised at how strong "organic" can be.

Davines Mat Forming Ground; $29.00

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