Gisou, founded by Negin Mirsalehi, is a hair care line that features the Mirsalehi honey from their family bee garden.
I have had the pleasure to experience a few of the products from the line for the past year and I get asked all the time what I think of them! Let’s look at everything a little bit closer.
The most popular from the line, the hair oil, is something made of dreams. Honey, almond, and coconut oil with a sweet floral fragrance gives the hair nourishment, glossiness, shine, frizz control, as well as definition. It can be used as a styling product, as a hair mask, or a heat protectant. I personally love this product because I can use it daily on my natural waves to give them shine and definition. It leaves my hair feeling so soft and touchable. I think this is best for normal to coarse hair that isn’t pin-straight. If I use it on straightened hair it does tend to get oilier faster. Overall, I love that it feels rich and nourishing, but still very hydrating and gives visible results immediately. It doesn’t hurt that it looks incredibly chic on my vanity.
Size: 3.4 fl. oz | Price: $88 | Rating: 5/5
I absolutely adore this mask. It leaves my hair SO SOFT. It works immediately. I use it every single time I wash my hair right after my conditioner. I leave it on while I wash my body, so a good 5 minutes. I use a generous amount every time and I still have about half left and I’ve had it since May 2018. The ingredients include Honey, Coconut Oil, Castor Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil, and Gardenia Flower Extract amongst others. This mask helps define my waves and keep frizz under control. It’s also nourishing and moisturizing without ever feeling heavy. I think it is on the pricier side, but it is a product that is imported. I would definitely purchase a refill when I’m out of this tub.
Size: 8.5 fl. oz | Price: $68 | Rating: 5/5
This spray has a tad too much alcohol for my hair to like it. I found that although it gives me decent waves, it doesn’t really do much to help my hair feel touchable and nourished. I often have this issue with wave sprays though. Their purpose is to dehydrate the hair to define it and shape it, give it hold. I like using this every now and then, but it does end up making my hair greasier faster and it doesn’t feel touchable anymore which is something that’s really important to me. It does contain a UV filter to pretect against sun damage which is a great add-on for a wave spray. It’s quite inexpensive compared to the rest of the products in the line though. I still prefer other wave sprays I’ve tried like The Ouai or Oribe.
Size: 5.1 fl. oz | Price: $39 | Rating: 3.5/5
Hair perfume has kind of become a thing the past couple of years. Many brands have launched something similar. This one is infused with honey to give hydration and nourishment while it scents the hair. The fragrance is beautiful, feminine, floral, think gardenia, tuberose, lily of the valley, white florals. I love using this and not wear any perfume. It’s very potent. It does leave a beautiful sheen behind along with some added moisture. I think it’s overpriced, but the amount of product in here is significant. It looks quite beautiful and feels very luxurious. It’s a feel-good product for sure. Not a necessity but nice to have to brighten up your day.
Size: 3.4 fl. oz | Price: $85 | Rating: 4/5