“It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-in product repairs dry damaged hair, adds shine, smooths & controls frizz, seals & protects hair color, detangles, prevents split ends, stops hair breakage, creates silkiness, enhances natural body, flat iron & thermal protector. An excellent nourishing treatment that can be used alone and/or as a restorative styling product that leaves hair soft and bouncy. Works on all hair types to bring out natural luster and manageability while also making hair stronger and healthier with every use. Can be used on wet hair for extra shine or dry hair in place of a styling cream.”
I am not a big “hair product” person. To be honest, I rarely put any styling products in my hair and my blow dryer has been used less than a dozen times. I’m just incredibly lazy when it comes to my hair. I have really good intentions every single time I get it cut–I buy new products, I promise myself I will make an effort to style it and make it look half as good as my stylist does at the salon aaaaaaand… The next day its back to being pulled back in a ponytail.
I guess I’m something of a beauty conundrum. I’ll spend hours upon hours playing with makeup, and spend buckets of cash on fancy skin care products and facials, but I loathe fussing with my hair. I go way too long between cuts and dyes because it makes me wince to spend that kind of $ on something I care so little about.
Sadly, I have yet to find something so simple that suits me, so instead I keep it on the longish side and bemoan its temperamental existence. No matter how enthused I get about trying to make it look nice, it never does what I want it to (being fine, thin, and prone to frizziness), so I quickly loose that gumption and fall back in my boring old habits. I’d rather hide it all under a bandana and call it a day.
I think, really, deep-down, just want a wash-and-wear style; something I can comb through, maybe spritz a single product in, and let air dry. With fine, limp, thinning hair that is pretty much impossible at the longer (or even mid) lengths I’ve had it at over the years. So maybe what I really need to do is stop waffling and take the plunge into a short cut. But with my chubby cheeks? I don’t know; maybe I’m just too chicken to rock a pixie…
Well, now that I’ve gone off the deep end there and unloaded all my hair woes upon you, dear reader, let me brush my neuroses back under the rug and get on to the item I’ll be reviewing today. As you have already guessed, it is going to be a hair product. And, given how cranky I become at the mention of hair, you can probably imagine my surprise when I finally fell in love with a hair product and have been using it every day without fail since I purchased it. That product is the aptly named, It’s A 10 Miracle Leave-In Product.
I had heard people mention this product in Youtube videos for a few months before I saw it available for purchase at my local target. I had recently just gotten a haircut and was once again feeling fabulous about turning off a new hair leaf, so I took a gander at the brightly colored blue and pink bottle and liked all ten of its promises:
- Repairs dry damaged hair.
- Adds shine.
- Smoothes and controls frizz.
- Seas and protects hair color.
- Prevents split ends.
- Stops hair breakage.
- Creates silkiness.
- Enhances natural body.
- Flat iron spray and thermal protector.
The only thing I wasn’t interested in was #10 (as I don’t use a blow dryer regularly, nevermind a flat iron). Still, even a “9 Miracle” product sounded pretty intriguing. I could use all of those things. When I saw it was $18.00, I blanched for a moment. Granted, it was a giant 10 oz bottle but still; that’s a lot of $ to spend on a hair product when you dislike hair products as much as I do. It was the last bottle on the shelf, however, in the rather barren-looking It’a A 10 section, so I only hesitated for a minute or two before snatching it up and throwing it in my cart. I was too curious about it claims to pass it up.
Imagine my shock, then, when I watched it ring up for $36.00 instead at the check-out! My jaw might have dropped right there, and I probably sputtered just a bit. Apparently the product had been mis-shelved under the 4.0 bottle price. Womp, womp. Since I didn’t want to appear ridiculous snatching it out of the cashier’s hand, I decided to chalk it up to fate and let it ride.
That was a few months ago–in early March, perhaps. I got it home and literally jumped right in the shower, because I just could not wait to see what this product would do for me. (And, I guess, I wanted to see if I had just been suckered out of $36.00 by my own impatience and inability to read shelf labels.) I have been using this product every time I wash my hair since then, without fail, and I have to say–it has really become a miracle for my hair!
The directions are very simple, even for one as hair-challenged as I: “For a smooth yet controlled style, place one or 2 sprays of It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-in onto palm of the hands. Then, gently run fingers through dry, styled hair instead of pomade or styling cream. For extra shine, apply more product to wet hair then blow dry and style as desired.”
I use this as a leave-in spray on wet hair, with no heat applied. I spritz it around my head (once at the crown, twice to cover the length in the back) and gently comb it through with a wide-toothed detangling comb. The product itself dispenses from a spray top, though it isn’t truly liquid-y. (If you shake the bottle, it does not shake around inside; it has a little bit of weight to it.) As you can see in the swatch below, it actually has a bit of a milky consistency to it.
I can hardly believe this product is as effective as it claims to be, but it really is. Since I started using this, I have noticed a marked improvement in the softness, shine, and manageability of my hair. It is silky to the touch and doesn’t tangle as much as it once did, and I have not noticed as many split ends cropping up as I used to, nor do I have quite as many little fly-aways as I once did.
My color seems to fade as fast as it always has, but reds are so finnicky that I cannot say that this doesn’t help lock in color–it just didn’t seem to do much for my color. I also cannot attest one way or the other to its claims to protect from heat, as I do not use a flat iron (as I so snarkily mentioned earlier).
Also, this does not weigh down my fine hair in the least, which is a miracle in and of itself!
I really like this product! I have noticed a definite difference in my hair since I started using it. It is much smoother, silkier, and less prone to tangling. I wish it helped my color last a bit longer, but I guess you can’t expect it to do everything, right?
Oh–and since a little squirt does go a long way in my shoulder-length hair, I find the retail price a bit easier to stomach now too.
If you’re on the fence on this one, I’d say its worth tracking down the smaller 4 oz bottle to give it a try!