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REVIEW: The Body Shop Grapeseed Glossing Serum

The Body Shop Grapeseed Glossing Serum Review

I am an army (fauji) brat... Changing houses every second year, changing 13 schools and making new "best" friends every year is what I have been doing since I can remember. Regarding best friends, either my dad would get posted out to a new city or my then best friends' dads would get posted out :P So I ended up with new best friends almost every year :) Believe it!

My childhood was spent in army cantonments all over the country ranging from well known
cantts like Fort William, Kolkata and Colaba Defence Station, Bombay to lesser known cantts like the Morar Cantt in Gwalior, DSSC in Wellington, Sukna near Siliguri and MHOW near Indore. But every cantonment I have ever lived in has had one thing in common :) That common thing binding all these cantonments together is a distinct fragrance of a particular flower. This flower that I am talking about is a wild flower that grows all over the country. It seems it's called Kanheri.

The Body Shop Grapeseed Glossing Serum Review

They are these tiny multi-hued flowers that look really pretty and have a distinct citrusy fragrance...
Why am I suddenly talking about it? It's cause it's the exact smell that The Body Shop Grapeseed Glossing Serum has.

The Body Shop Grapeseed Glossing Serum Review

If you ask me to describe the fragrance, I will not be able to cause it is something so unique, something so intangible and something that induces a very strong sense of nostalgia...

So it wont be entirely wrong to say that I picked up the serum for the sole reason that it smelt of the aforementioned wild flower and it brought a sense of warmth and longing for the days gone by :)

But boy! Am I glad I bought the serum! It's a boon for thick, dry, frizzy and unruly hair like mine. It is pretty lightweight, doesn't leave a residual oiliness and detangles hair like magic. It comes in a no fuss plastic bottle with a pump dispenser and dispenses the right amount of serum for hair that just touches one's shoulders. If you have hair longer than that then you might need two pumps of the product.

The Body Shop Grapeseed Glossing Serum Review

As the name suggests, the serum contains grape seed oil, which supposedly the best kind of oil for damaged hair. It is inherently non-greasy and is known to contain anti-oxidants for the hair. It is good for improving hair texture as well as hair growth. Hence, the serum seem like a winner hands down! :)

Personally, I love the serum and to top it all it is quite comfortable to the pocket especially where other TBS products are concerned ;)

Price Of The Body Shop Grapeseed Glossing Serum

It costs INR 570/-

The Body Shop Grapeseed Glossing Serum Review

Oooooohhssss And Aaaahhhsss!!!
1. Gives a pretty gloss to one's hair.
2. Smoothens and disentangles hair in no time.
3. Superb product for dry, frizzy and damaged hair.
4. Contains grapeseed oil that is known for its haircare benefits.
5. Comfortable to the pocket
6. Has an easy to use pump dispenser.
7. Is sleek and hence travel friendly
8. Has an extremely "fresh" fragrance.
9. Does not make one's hair greasy or oily.

1. Could weigh down very fine hair.

Definitely! It is my HG hair serum.

I would recommend it to everyone with any kind of hair. However, those with very fine hair might want to be careful while using this as it might just weigh down their hair.

Overall Rating:

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  1. Nice review :)
    haha...those kanheri flowers used to have tiny fruits! Sweet!!:D we used to eat them :P (just felt like telling)

    1. oooohhhh you know the flowers I am talking about??????? teehee :D ♥
      and you used to eat the fruits??? OMG! and my mom always told us that they were poisonous and that we should not touch them! hhaawwwww DHOOOKKKHHAAAAA!!!! :P

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    3. ROFL full on dhokha my mom gave me ;) he he he..
      you know the next time I see the plant, am gonna eat the fruit and remember you ^_^

    4. Whaaaaat!! :O my gawd!! :O
      Miracle that I'm alive! :P XD
      hehe..they were sweet...really!! ;D

    5. haha..and do offer some to your mom too! ;)

    6. LOL i think i'll do just that ;)

  2. i agree!! garpeseed oil works like magic. my sis had a facial kit which contained 2 bottles of grapeseed oils. i used them for my hair and it controls the frizz completely. non-sticky and light. i just hope i am able to find a bottle soon. does any1 know if it's available in pure form anywhere?

    1. aaahhh so it is good isn't it.. I hadn't known about it till I read the ingredients list on the bottle and then googled it :P No idea babe where we could get some pure grapeseed oil...

  3. I know this flower too Suma, we had it at home and at my grandmother's home also.
    And like Rhea, i have also tasted the fruit (black riped one) I am getting the taste in my mouth again....
    and like your mom my mom also said not to touch that poisonous plant, but know my mom's gnadmother only gave me that fruit to eat first... so mom was prooved wrong..... :D

    1. ROFL!!! see am telling you all mums were in cahoots! ;) ha ha ha.. ab to sabne taste kar liya yeh fruit, I must also! :P

  4. I have this one but used it only once. It didn't do anything for my frizzy hair!

  5. I have this one but used it only once. It didn't do anything for my frizzy hair!

  6. I m so getting this serum!awesum review ! M an army kid too.i can relate to each and every line you wrote!;-)..nd my dad was also posted in Mhow ..twice:-P..someone in college once asked where my parents were at..i said Mhow...they were like.."Mhow???hmmm is it in China???" =-O

  7. They increased da price!! Just chkd today at bodyshop..i got it for 875 bucks!!boohooo:-(


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