I’m not easily impressed by hair products, especially leave in ones, which often make my hair feel limp and greasy like a tramp’s armpit hair. Nobody wants that. Rarely does a leave-in conditioner scrape a 4 or a 5 out of 10, so even I am surprised to say that this has earned itself a solid 9. Back pats for you, Number 4 Lumiere d’Hiver Super Comb Prep & Protect.
The Good Stuff
It smells awesome. A lot of hair products fall into the scent category “perfume I’d buy for an 8 year old cousin I don’t particularly like”, or “packet of Dolly Mixture I’ve left under the car seat for a few months” – i.e too sickly and sweet. This does not. This is refreshing and kind of creamy at the same time – imagine a mix of something milky you’d put on your hair to moisturise it, and something salty you’d spray on it to give it some texture. Whatever the scent is, I like it more than any other hair product scent.
The packaging is classy, elegant, understated. Some might call it boring, but I much prefer it to the neon abominations and dildo-shaped cack you get from TIGI Bed Head. There’s not a lot more you can say about a white rectangular bottle.
It makes my hair ridiculously soft. I can’t stop touching it.
It works. One of the reasons it takes me so long to publish new reviews is because I like to give products a fair old test run before I decide if they’re good or not. The other reason is I’m lazy. I’ve been using Number 4 Lumiere d’Hiver Super Comb Prep & Protect for at least 6 months, and I can honestly say, my hair is in much better condition than it used to be. Partly due to this being great as a heat protector, and partly because I’ve been getting regular trims.
The Bad Stuff
The name is a mouthful. Wrapping my gums around this tongue twister is like trying to give a lamppost a blowjob.
It’s expensive as shit. It lasts a while though, so it’s a decent investment.
A respectable 9 out of 10. My hair loves it; my purse gives it the middle finger salute. I will buy it again because I’m a masochist when it comes to parting with my hard-earned cash.