Monday, November 14th, 2011

By Amanda Allington, Hair Care Contributor

Amanda Allington was born in Vancouver, B.C. in Canada but her family moved to southern California when she was just five years old. She’s lived along the west coast, including Hawaii but has just moved to Washington D.C. Amanda has been married to her husband for four years and they have a two-year old son. Her husband is part of the military, so she and her family move around often, but she really enjoys it, because she can experience different places and people! Luckily, no matter where she has moved, she always finds other people who are as beauty obsessed as she is!

ThermaFuse HeatSmart Serum Dry Oil Treatment

Before trying ThermaFuse’s Dry Oil (Salons only, price varies depending on location & size, see website for local availability), I didn’t think hair oil was for me. I had the misconception that it would weigh down my hair and feel greasy, which is something my fine, dry hair already struggles with before adding any heavy product on top. Then, my hair stylist recommended this serum, and I was amazed with the results. If you have fly aways, frizzies, dry or dyed hair–or you just want something that gives your hair satiny shine and styling ease–you, too, need to check out this product.

ThermaFuse HeatSmart Serum Dry Oil Treatment gives me model looking hair. It has a lustre and shine to it that I have never been able to achieve before. When air-dried, my hair develops tons of frizz and fly-aways as well as a messy, tangled, wavy style. After applying this oil and doing a simple blow out, which is something I assure you that I struggle with, my frizzies and fly aways are smoothed. My hair has a healthier feel to it, and is touchable, tamed, and soft. I actually save money on my conditioner, because I can use less conditioner in the shower. Instead, I work the dry oil into my freshly-washed strands as the serum can be applied to dry or damp hair.

One of my concerns when first trying this product was weighing my hair down. Since my hair is so fine, if I apply products that are heavy, I end up totally flat. This is not the case with this serum. I can apply this product if I am straightening or curling my hair. When I straighten, I get silky shine and sleekness. When I curl, my curls are just as shiny, while still being bouncy and holding shape. It also does not shorten the amount of days I can go without washing my hair, which hovers between three and four. They really mean dry oil, because the ingredients are easily absorbed, preventing the oily or greasy look. Speaking of ingredients…

This dry oil contains a mixture of three organic oils; argan, acai and flaxseed. These three oils are filled with essential fatty acids and vitamins that coat and calm the hair cuticle while infusing into your hair. The serum also contains proteins, amino acids and healthy plant extracts while being sulfate, paraben and glycerin free. These ingredients help to prevent split ends and breakage while improving hydration and health. When you improve the health and moisture content of your hair, it becomes shinier, stronger, and more workable.

Finally, this contains ThermaFuse’s HeatSmart technology! “HeatSmart Complex® combines a silicone molecule with a wheat protein molecule. Together they stay on the hair AND in the hair, penetrating to smooth any frazzled cuticle while also adding shine. The icing on the cake? HeatSmart Complex® is accentuated by and activated with heat. Where in the past blow dryers, curling irons and flat irons damaged hair, with ThermaFuse they repair it!” Heat protection is a must-have product, so if you don’t already have something you are happy with, I strongly recommend giving ThermaFuse a try. If you are using one product for heat protection and another for shine, try this one serum for both!

In summary, we have organic ingredients, a whole slew of healthy ingredients, heat protection with HeatSmart that actually repairs your hair, easy styling, shine and healthy, workable hair. On top of all of this, ThermaFuse HeatSmart Serum Dry Oil Treatment smells fantastic! My husband regularly compliments me on the smoothed texture, being able to run his hands through it easily and the summery, fruity smell. My experience with this product: yes, it really is that good.

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23 thoughts on “ThermaFuse HeatSmart Serum Dry Oil Treatment

  1. Sounds very interesting. How much does it cost? Do they have other hair products as well?

    • Amanda Allington

      It can be somewhat challenging to find at a salon, which is the one big downer with this product. However, Amazon does carry both the large (6.8 oz) and small (2 oz) versions. Prices vary depending on the seller but the average cost is $30 for the large and $16 for the small. Yes, they do have many other products including an array of styling products, shampoos and conditioners.

  2. Kristina

    Thanks! Where can one buy this? :)

  3. Debra

    Thank you for this post. I’ve just ordered a small bottle online. I have wavy hair and a lot of it, and most styling products just poof it out even more, even the “straightening” ones. It’s worth a try!

  4. Carolito

    It sounds great! Where can I get this?

  5. Sorry for wrong question, i just saw that the name is linked to its website. Thanks.

  6. Farida

    This sounds like something I need. Where can you purchase this.

  7. lilly

    1. How much is it?
    2. Where can I buy it?
    3. Are there comparable products?
    4. I would like to see a before/after picture.
    5. To properly decide if this product is for me, I would like a description of your hair. Is it heavily processed? Already damaged?

    • Hi Lilly,

      The product is linked above, and as it is a salon product, you have to look up local availability and see local pricing :) Also, she was not a Temptalia contributor when she first started using this product, so I doubt she would have taken before/afters just for fun — contributors were asked to share their favorite/must-have products for November.

      • lilly nguyen

        Interesting! I did not know this about “salon products” that the price would vary all over the country.

        • I think it depends on the brand, because some brands do nationwide pricing OR they won’t let salons sell at any price except X (like Nikon has a pricing policy in effect) but others have regional pricing (which is not unusual – we have regional price differences on an assortment of consumer products!).

    • Amanda Allington is a good option for purchasing this product too. I can’t say if there is anything exactly like this but I have heard/read some things about “It’s a 10!” being similar. My hair is dry, wavy and becomes frizzy easily. I use heat on my hair regularly as well and would most likely have significant heat damage if it weren’t for the heat protection I use. I also dye my hair every 6 months.

  8. Jillian

    I was wondering what the scent is- perfumed things give me a headache, so I wanted to find out if it has a strong scent. Thanks!

    • Amanda Allington

      Hi Jillian,

      The scent is strong when it first pumps out of the bottle. It is a sweet, summery smell, maybe a touch of floral to it too. But, like shampoo, the smell settles after a few hours and you would only notice a slight smell if you sniffed your hair. I would suggest finding a salon near you that sells this and getting a good whiff to make sure it is something that would work for you. :)

  9. Jane

    Hi Amanda,

    How much does this cost and where can one buy it?

    Christine , I think you should make sure your contributors add the product price and availability just like you do if they are reviewing something. As a consumer , the first things we look for are those. I hope you can do that.

    • Hi Jane,

      This is a salon product, so the cost and where you can buy is local – that is why the product’s website is linked! :) I did specifically link to where you could look up and obtain that information – I don’t know where you live or what salons are near you, nor what they would price it at! Please make sure you check the link, because I did provide it! I attempted calling 2 local salons around me for approximate pricing (prior to publishing the post), but they would not provide it over the phone. I’m sorry!

  10. Christine, when I was first reading this I skipped over part of it so I forgot that it was one of your contributors posting and I read the end “my husband” and was like ohh emm gee…did you and your boyfriend get married? and then I read it again and it was a contributor post.

    Great product btw. I use it and it helped to change my hair!

  11. Mariella

    Another question regarding price…since I’m also in Canada, a “ballpark” figure of what Amanda paid (I think this goes for all the contributors) would be helpful…$20? $40? – it would just be helpful to have a rough idea of the price.

    • Amanda Allington

      Hi Mariella,

      I purchased my first bottle at a 2 ounce size at a salon and paid roughly $20 dollars for it. After I was done with that bottle (and had moved away from Hawaii and the salon where I first purchased it) I decided to purchase online. I paid $16 plus s&h for what I thought was another 2 ounce bottle but I received the larger 6.8 ounce size instead. I think it was just a mistake. Regardless, this product lasts a long time and goes a long way so you don’t usually need much anyway.

  12. Ruth

    It’s a silicone serum-save your money and buy an inexpensive serum and add drops of argan oil in your hand and mix it. You’ll save money and get the same effect.