Gisou is a honey-based haircare brand that has taken the internet by storm. Gisou’s products are made with propolis, an ingredient that is known for its ability to nourish and protect the hair. Safe to say that I was intrigued when I first encountered the products for the first time nearly two years ago. My first experience with their products was through the Honey Infused Shampo which I review here. Since the experience was a positive one, I decided to give the brand another try and this time I picked the Gisou Propolis Infused Polishing Primer.
Gisou’s Propolis Infused Polishing Primer is a leave-in treatment that can be used on wet or dry hair. The primer contains Gisou’s signature propolis extract and a blend of oils and extracts that help smooth the hair and add shine. But before we talk about the product itself, let’s talk a bit about hair primers – what are they actually and whether you even need one.
What are hair primers?
If you’re not familiar with hair primers, you’re not alone. Even though they’ve been around for a while, they’re not nearly as well-known as other hair products like shampoo and conditioner. So what exactly are hair primers? Put simply, hair primers are products that you apply to your hair before styling it. They help to create a smooth, sleek base that makes it easier to style your hair and helps your final look last longer.
Is hair primer the same as heat protectant?
For those of us who style our hair regularly, heat protectant is an essential product. It helps to shield our strands from the damaging effects of heat styling tools like curling irons and straighteners. But what about hair primer? Is it the same as heat protectant?
The answer is no. While heat protectants help to protect your hair from heat damage, hair primers do not. However, some hair primers do contain heat-activated ingredients that help to style your hair while also protecting it from heat damage. Nowadays though, most primers do offer enough protection against heat that you do not need a second product.
Do you need a hair primer?
Now that we know what hair primers are and what they’re not, the next question is – do you actually need one? The answer to this question depends on a few factors. If you have frizzy, unruly hair, then a hair primer can help to smooth it down and make it easier to style. If you have dry or damaged hair, a hair primer can help to seal in moisture and protect your strands from further damage. And if you have fine or thin hair, a hair primer can help to add volume and thickness.
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So now that we know what hair primers are and what they do, let’s take a closer look at Gisou’s Propolis Infused Polishing Primer.
Gisou By Negin Mirsalehi Propolis Infused Polishing Primer
As mentioned above, Gisou is a brand that is all about hair care. They have a variety of products that are designed to help you achieve the perfect hair day. One of their products is the Propolis Infused Polishing Primer. This primer is designed to help you achieve a smooth, frizz-free finish. It contains propolis, which is an ingredient that helps to lock in moisture and nourish your hair. The primer also contains Gisou’s signature honey extract, which helps to add shine and protect your hair from heat damage.
How do you use Gisou polishing primer?
Gisou’s Polishing Primer is a leave-in treatment that can be used on wet or dry hair. The primer contains Gisou’s signature propolis extract and a blend of oils and extracts that help smooth the hair and add shine.
It is also super easy to use. Simply squeeze a pea-size amount onto your palms and warm by rubbing your hands together. Afterward, work the product through damp or dry hair, running fingers from roots to tips. At last, style as desired.
My thoughts on the Propolis Infused Polishing Primer
The first thing that I noticed about the Polishing Primer is the scent. It has a sweet, honey-like scent that I absolutely love. The scent is not too strong or overwhelming, and it lingers in the hair for a while.
I have fine, straight hair that is prone to frizz. I find that this primer does help to smooth down my hair and make it easier to style. Also, I do find that it adds a significant amount of volume or thickness. However, the problem is that the product hardens my hair more so than any other primer I have used before and makes it quite difficult to comb. It also makes it feel like it is sticky, even though it is not. It is quite a strange sensation and difficult to explain. I can’t say that I am obsessed with this aspect.
Overall, I like the Gisou By Negin Mirsalehi Propolis Infused Polishing Primer. It’s a good, but not great product that helps to smooth and add shine to my hair. It’s also super easy to use and has a lovely scent. However, it might work better on some people than on others. I am not in a rush to repurchase this particular primer. For now, if I were to get anything else from the brand, it would be the newly launched scalp treatment and of course, I would repurchase the shampoo.
Where can you purchase the Propolis Infused Polishing Primer from?
Have you tried anything from Gisou before? Do you use hair primers?
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