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Love/Serum Moisturizing Curl Enhancing Serum from Davines

I've been using the Love/Serum Moisturizing Curl Enhancing Serum (P1,203) from Davines for more than a month now. As you could have guessed from my initial review, I absolutely love it! Its a gift to frizzy, messy curly hair like mine.

This serum defines my curls without making them stiff and sticky, although I have to admit, the initial texture and smell is quite unpleasant. It smells off but thankfully the smell dissipates as soon as it dries. Did I get a bad batch? I don't know. I can live with the smell though, as long as I don't jam the stuff near my nose it's no problemo.

Like the smell, the stickiness also disappears after it dries. It doesn't take long. 

Love/Serum is super easy to use. I apply a piso-sized amount on damp, combed hair. Then, I twist my hair in a bun and leave it like that for an hour or so. When I comb my hair out with my fingers, they turn to this!

Note that I have naturally curly hair - it might not look the same for chemically treated hair.

I do wish this serum helps with frizziness, but perhaps that's too much to ask. I use a Citre Shine serum to control the frizz, sometimes a White Rain mousse if I need some hold. I'm definitely buying the Love/Serum Moisturizing Curl Enhancing Serum as soon as I run out!

The Love/Serum Moisturizing Curl Enhancing Serum is available in limited quantities at Azata, Basement Salon, and Davids Trinoma.

Reader Comments (12)

I'm so done with rebonded hair. Lately I realized that it looks dull and lifeless. Now my sisters and I are thinking about having our hair permed! But I'm quite puzzled if I can pull off this kind of hair style. Sometimes I get a feeling that curly hair is hard to maintain.

February 17, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermiss_dibly

You're hair looks so pretty! What I'd give for natural curls. I always love a little volume on my hair. Too bad its down right straight.

February 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterVeena

I got a digital perm August of 2011 and I've been using the Monea Curl Defining Milk Hair Lotion (around Php 199 for a 200 ml bottle) that I bought from Watson's. It does a good job as well in keeping my locks curly, soft and hydrated but I do have to use a little bit more than a piso amount (or perhaps my hair is quite long about 3-4 inches below my shoulers).

I would like to try this when my hair lotion runs out. People with straight hair could use this for the no-heat curls method wherein they apply this on their damp hair and roll 1-2 inch width of their hair up in strips of cloth/thick paper and leave it there overnight and the next day they'll get really nice looking curls. :)

February 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJD

I'm using the shampoo and conditioner under the same line and they just smell so heavenly!

February 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJaniefer

miss_dibly: Yes, you are right, it is hard to maintain curls especially if it's not natural (ie. digitally permed). I have very straight hair and wanted volume so I had my hair permed last year. I wanted the effect na parang pag-gising mo naka-set na ang buhok mo. But, in reality, this is not the case. It is very high maintenance to have digitally permed hair from shampooing to hand combing to putting products in it. if you're willing to do all this work then go for it. But for me, I just had it cut (besides medyo namatay yung hair ko dahil sa pag-perm). I have nice straight hair na wash and wear lang so I'd rather not bother. People like Liz with naturally curly hair, I think, are very lucky especially that curls are in fashion these days! Hair products lang, bongga na!

February 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRiaLity

I love you curls! its shiny and healthy looking :) Do they have other variants of this serum?

February 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSteph

Your curls look pretty! Kaya lang the price is too steep for a 150ml product,no? Glad it works for you, though! šŸ˜Š

February 20, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteranythiiinggoes

You look good!

February 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

miss_dibly: I had a digi perm for 1+ years and for me it wasn't that hard to maintain. Hahaha. I just shampoo it, use a really good conditioner for curls, comb it with my fingers and let it air dry. XDD. It wasn't sabog or anything. :) /I miss my curls

February 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLor

Oh my! I really envy your natural curls! So pretty! :)

February 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterIssa

i had my hair permed last 2010 & now my hair is dry though i've been using a watery gel that i bought from a department store. i want to try this serum & hope my hair can recover from damage

February 21, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterruth santiago

Hi Liz,

This is Bea, Assistant Product Manager of Davines. We apologize for sending you an open sealed product. We'll have it picked up and let our tech team check it then we'll give you feedback.

March 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBeatrice

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