Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Terax Life Drops - Fine Hair Savior

image from teraxhaircare.com

My hair and I have been getting along quite well lately. It's not always been so easy, but after 30 something years I finally figured out what I needed to do. I stopped coloring it, I finally got 3 inches of the last of my color cut off, I purchased a good Flat Iron (Sedu. Thanks Aly!) and I started using Terax Life Drops as a leave in conditioner.

Let me explain my hair. My hair is schizophrenic. It is curly and pin straight, wavy and frizzy, fine and coarse, strong and splits easily, and a lovely mousy dirty blond color. My hair acts like I had it transplanted from several different donors. Most of whom probably hated their hair to begin with so they were happy to donate it. Except,...sadly...my hair is all natural and not transplanted. My hair has never made up it's mind as to what it wants to be. However, now that I have started using the proper tools I AM THE BOSS OF MY HAIR!

Terax Life Drops is one of those tools. Life Drops is a "...leave in protein conditioner which helps repair and nourish dry/damaged hair. Life Drops restores the vitality of hair with Silk protein for nutrient and moisture balance."
According to Terax, Lifedrops is:
Formulated with silk and wheat proteins, Life Drops strengthens and restores elasticity to dry, brittle strands. The formulation’s slightly acidic pH acts to help seal the cuticle, retain moisture and prevent color fade. Life Drops is an essential step for all hair care regimens as it protects against and repairs heat styling damage. The warm vanilla sugar scent leaves locks smelling delicious. Life Drops restores the vitality of hair with:
• Silk protein for strength and softness
• Wheat protein for nutrient and moisture balance
• Yarrow for softening and conditioning
OK. Sounds good to me! But does it work?

YES! I use about a nickle side drop in my palms and distribute it evenly though the ends of my hair. I then take another nickle size drop and spread it lightly through the areas of my hair that tend to be drier or frizzier than other areas. The consistency is very liquid. very runny and it is a white semi opaque color. The smell....well...it's rather awful. It smells like plastic and vanilla. Like if a Strawberry Shortcake doll had a vanilla scented friend. It's rather disgusting. I'm not going to lie. THANKFULLY the scent disappears quickly.

What I get from using the product is soft hair. Soft and shiny! It can stand to go 2 days without a shampooing and it still looks and feels silky! I have silky hair! Do you know how long it has been since I had silky hair? Like let's see. I started coloring my hair in High School...carry the one...multiply by the square root of infinity. Yeah. A long long time.

The bottle is rather utilitarian, which is common for most Terax products. It's a stout baby blue plastic bottle with a flip up dispenser. Dull and boring, but at least I know I'm not paying for the packaging. The amount you get for $20 is HUGE. 6.7 fl. oz is probably going to last me ...umm.. the rest of my life...considering how little I use upon each application.

Who this product is NOT for. People with thick to coarse hair and people with normal to oily hair. This product is really best on people with very fine, dry hair. It's best as a leave in conditioner for fine hair because it won't weigh the hair down and it does not become greasy or oily. It contains no silicones but it smooths the hair shaft like some silicone products. If you have mild frizzies and fine hair this stuff is pure vanilla plastic gold!

Do you need this? Only if you have very fine hair that is dry from over processing or styling. But if you are very sensitive to fragranced hair care products you should skip it. It really is very oddly scented.

Ingredients: Deionized Water (Aqua), Propylene Glycol, Lauryl Alcohol, Silk Amino Acids, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Achillea Millefolium (Yarrow), Polysorbate 80, Myristyl Alcohol, Cetrimonium Chloride, Citric Acid, Perfume (Fragrance), Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone


  1. Holy shit, a high-end leave-in without silicones making up 99% of the product? Get out! I'll have to find this and give it a try. My sister wants something to help her dry, wavy, fine-ish (at times, with a few coarsies thrown in) hair. She's also lookin' for a good straightener. If you don't already have a little review of your Sedu, can you post one? Right now I'm going to search through your blog and see what's there. :)

  2. Kitty Be Good: Yes you do NEED it! :-)

    Sara: See if you can get a sample first but yes. I have the same hair & love the fact that is has no silicones! I will try to work on a review of the Sedu soon!


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