May 3, 2011

HerCut The Shag Styling Catalyst: A Review

I like hair products almost as much as I like eye shadows and lipsticks. Seriously, I really do. Which is why I'm always on the hunt for a hair product that actually prevents or smoothes frizz, provides texture and doesn't weigh my hair down.

While out and about one weekend with a friend, I found a new product line claiming to do all of the above. The line is called HerCut and it's taken hair care to a whole new dimension. (Well, according to their advertising it does.) The company explains that HerCut "redefines hair care by working with the form, shape and movement of your own personal haircut" and, since I'm always a sucker for beauty product claims, I purchased it. (Plus, it was also on sale for 50%.)

I purchased The Shag Styling Catalyst product because it's claim is to lift and separate, lighten my layers and give texture and dimension. However, if The Shag is not your thing they also have The Pixie, The Bob, The Curly Bob, The Blunt, The Long Layers and The Curly Long Layers. In terms of packaging, I think they actually hit the nail on the head. Most mornings I use an Argon Oil serum on my hair but dislike the way the product comes out of its container. This container works because of its well developed pump that pre-combines both the gel and cream together without the messiness of opening a lid and pouring the contents into your palm.

As you can see, this container contains two separate products: the gel and the cream. The first time I used this product, it took me 8 pumps before the cream would come out though the gel was having no problems at all. After that initial try I haven't had any issues with the pump. Another good thing about this product is the smell; it's not overbearing at all. In fact, unless you've pressed your nose against the product, you can't really smell anything. (A huge plus for me as I work in a scent-free building.) Once the product was in my hair, it was drying faster but made my hair less pliable. (In other words, it felt slightly crunchy from the gel.) After I blow dried my hair though, that crunchy feeling went away and my hair was full of volume. Once I finished flat-ironing and applying pommade, my hair looked like I'd just had a hair cut. (For a girl with short hair, this is a huge plus.) It seemed more dimensional but most of all, it looked like it had more texture.

During the day, my hair kept its style nicely and didn't fall flat, which is great. The next day, though, was a lot harder to style. I rely on a great dry shampoo for my second day hair styling but for some reason, my hair was a lot harder to style and the dry shampoo was not getting to my roots. (It took a lot more time than normal for me to re-style it.) I think this has a lot to do with the gel portion of the catalyst.

All in all, I think I'll continue to try this product (at least until the bottle is done) because it does have some great qualities. If someone else has tried this product line, I'd be very interested to hear your thoughts...



  1. I tried the Long Layers Her Cut. I'd heard good things, had high expectations, didn't do ANYTHING for my hair! Super disappointment. I returned it.

    My best friend uses the Long Curly Layers though and LOVES it. I wish it had worked for me.

  2. Thanks for letting me know. It's funny....I wanted this product so badly and also had high expectations so though it worked for me I guess I thought it would do more


  3. Sounds like an interesting product... something I'll have to look into for my hair maybe. xo

  4. Thanks for posting about this line, never heard of it.

    I will keep this in mind - I might try the one for long layers.:D

    ***** Marie *****


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