LynCaf asks..This Flyaway Tamer stuff works really well at doing what it’s supposed to do. It flattens out flyaways without leaving anything heavy or sticky behind, and they stay in place all day. But $7-9 for 0.5 fl oz seems a little steep. I was thinking that I could refill the container (which is like an extra large mascara tube) with something else once I use it up. But I can’t figure out what would work like this! It’s thicker than hairspray, but it’s not sticky like gel or liquid gel. Any ideas?
The Beauty Brains respond:
Let’s take a look at the ingredients to see what makes this thing tick.
John Frieda Full Repair Touch-Up Flyaway Tamer
Water, PEG 12 Dimethicone, Polyquaternium 55, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Propylene Glycol, Polyquaternium 11, Diazolidinyl Urea, Fragrance, Plukenetia Volubilis Seed Oil, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Tocopherol.
It so happens that Frieda’s Luminous Color Glaze product has essentially the exact same ingredients! The Full Repair product sells for about $7-9 per 0.5 ounce (or about $16 per ounce) but the Color Glaze product costs about $6.00 for a 6 ounce bottle which makes is $1 per ounce.
One word of warning
We’ve seen two or three different versions of this product online and they all have different ingredients. One has dyes added to provide highlights and another has completely different chemistry. Make sure you get the clear one and the one that matches this ingredient list. Here’s a link to Meijer’s site where we found it.
Assuming you can find the right version you should have no problem transferring it to a smaller bottle for use on the go. Think of all the money you’ll save!
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