Rated 4.19 out of 5 stars
Summary: This product is pretty nice. I like the idea of slightly "cleaner" ingredients. I also like that the bottle is metal (I'm a big fan of reducing the plastic used in consumables). The product made my hair oily and I had to use dry shampoo to fix that issue. The sprayer leaked product which made it challenging to use. The smell is a bit too strong for me. (Minus 1 star for the strong smell and leaky bottle/sprayer). However, in the end, it did soften my hair and help protect the ends from heat damage.
The details: I have fine (type 2A) hair. I tend to get a little dry on the ends but my scalp tends to be normal to slightly oily. Argon oil has always been hit or miss for me. This product made my hair extremely oily from root to end. My hair looked wet even after I dried it. It looked like a middle schooler who hadn't showered for a week. I didn't apply very much. However, the bottle did leak the whole time I used it so it probably leaked extra product on my hair.
Regardless, it left my hair really oily. I went through with straightening it thinking maybe it needed some heat to activate (like some products do). That didn't resolve the oil-slick issue but I was able to fix it with some dry shampoo. After I applied dry shampoo to mop up the oil, my hair was really soft. The ends were not dry nor brittle. The product also protected my hair from the heat of the straightener. I sometimes get a tad brittle on the ends with other heat protection products but this seemed to really help my hair.
I may try applying the product differently in the future. Maybe spraying it into my hands and smoothing it into the ends. I'll continue using it since I don't want to waste but I'm not yet sure if I'll buy it again.
The smell is really strong and I'm not a fan. It smells like a mix between a classic hair style product and some super cheap gormund fragrance profile (vanilla, marshmallow, etc). Very od combo in my opinion. For what it's worth, I have a slight fragrance allergy to the gormund scent profile. Between the fragrance not being for me, the leaky spray bottle, and the tendency to make my hair really greasy, I'm torn on this product. The product itself works really good for heat protection and conditioning I'm just not sure if the pros outweigh the cons for me.
I also don't know if I would recommend it to a friend because even though the product worked well, the spray bottle was not easy to use and the smell was quite strong.
I bought this to try after using the original formula for a long time. Was excited to see a new product specifically for fine hair, being that I already loved the Primer original formula. I have fine hair but I have a lot of it so some products weigh my hair down &/or leave a residue. I unfortunately don't like it. I really wanted to. I tried it a few times and it's very thin and coverage is very minimal, especially compared to the original formula. I feel as though I need to use twice as much and it does not leave my hair any better than without it. I do use all Eva NYC products so I don't like writing a sub perfect review for this. I find if I combine with the leave in conditioner it helps, but, still disappointed. I hope this works great for others with fine hair! I will just switch back to the original formula. Glad to see this product on the market and will continue to love & purchase Eva NYC!
Rosie from New Jersey
I have very fine hair and have always loved the original so I wanted to try this. It smells worse than the original, and you have to use SO MUCH to feel any difference in your hair and then it just gets greasy from using so much. Worst product
Lily from Los Angeles. CA
I see everyone talking about how the new packaging has a trigger that leaks but is no one going to talk about how they completely changed the scent! Omg the old scent was so heavenly! I'm talking about the ones in the plastic bottles! This new scent smells wayyyy too sweet in comparison to the old one which smelled more expensive and had that Argan oil scent, I still have a few sprays left of the old one (I got it circa 2021) and I'm hoping to find these old plastic ones again. Please Eva NYC please change the scent back 😭😭😭😭 just give us the old bottles back all in one they were so much cuter too
Jennifer from NJ
My hair is very thin and this works perfectly to add moisture along with heat protection and so many other things. Would definitely recommend to anyone with fine hair!
Khryssy from Ohio
Product design is horrible. Leaks EVERYWHERE when you spray it. Ended up buying two different spray bottles to try to use the product and it still leaks everywhere, even in different types of bottles. Cannot speak to how well the product works because it is impossible to properly apply the product. Tried dumping a little in my hand and applying but then it is unevenly distributed in the hair and it makes sections heavy and greasy looking. Will not be purchasing again, not worth the hassle.
Sabrina from Hagerstown, MD
I've used the split end mender for a long time and it's amazing. I saw this stuff in a video and thought it'd be great for my fine low density hair. 1. 90% of product was on my hand because the sprayer sucks 2. my hair just got oily where it was sprayed. I would avoid using this
Robin from Conroe Texas
I like the product, its alright. However, more leaks out on my hands than it sprays in my hair. I returned it. Replacement bottle did the exact same thing. Waste of money!!!!
Mary from Nebraska
Like many of the reviews mention— product ia great, but its hard to use because the sprayer leaks A LOT immediately. Not an easy product to apply with alternative methods. Have an alternate spray bottle to pour it into i guess?
Gwen C from Lafayette, La
I would love this product in a differnt bottle ! When you spray it, it leaks on hands and down the bottle .. waste of good product
LD from San Antonio
Spray leaks outside of bottle. Thought it was a one-off and exchanged. Same issue with second bottle. My friend who bought it had same issue. Disappointed. Liked the product but won't buy again due to this.
hec0504 from Jacksonville, FL
This primer is great for fine, thin hair. It has multiple benefits and smells amazing. It made my hair shiny and beautiful.
Danielle from Arkansas
My main gripe about this product is that it leaks every time you spray it. The product drips down the side of the bottle no matter what I do. Also it is hard to spray an appropriate amount on your hair without making your hair incredibly oily no matter how lightly you think you're applying the product.
Desert girl from Blackfoot Id
I have fine hair and this doesn't weigh it down I only wash every 3 days I live in such a dry climate it makes my hair dry this has helped so much
from bismark nd
it made my hair oily when i only sprayed it twice
Najia from Chicago
I love it
Kelly from Anderson, SC
Spray does not work. Bought 2 bottles and both would not work
V from Brentwood
Spills everywhere every time you spray it. Ive seen multiple reviews stating the same problem..
Jolie from Richmond, VA
I just bought this product because it says it will do everything that I want it to do, but for starters the spray bottle I got was defective. I couldnt even spray the product on my hair even when its unlocked. I had to open it and pour some on my hands so I can apply it to my hair. The bottle itsself was greasy and the product was leaking out with the top screwed tightly. It left my hair extremely oily, which I already have oily hair. The only pros is that it smells decent. I'm not even sure if the product works well as advertised. I'm incredibly disappointed and I will be returning it.
Celeste from Portland
I have fine hair and decided to try this because I like the Eva nyc hair mask and wanted something cheaper than it's a 10. Spend a little extra and just get it's a 10 or the lush super milk!! This is advertised as a detangler but does NOTHING
mistertroubleduck from Michigan
I have very fine hair and I've always struggled with products being too heavy in my hair. This product is really nice, it's light enough that it doesn't weigh my hair down, but keeps it soft. The two issues I have is that the packaging is awful and the smell is unpleasant. It sprayed okay the first few times I used it, but now it leaks so badly when I use it, I'll probably have to put it in a different bottle. The smell, is weird. it's like baby powder mixed with the tiniest bit of vanilla. If they fixed the packaging, I could deal with the smell. Ideally, both issues would change considering this seems to be a very common issue.
Mo from Ohio
I wanted to like this so much. I have fine hair thst needs protected. This component leaks and untwists so much that I had to throw it away. Also, the oils separate from the rest of the ingredients easily. Some days, no oil is sprayed. Other days, only oil. Better packaging and an emollient, and I will try again. Great idea, a niche product; poor execution.
NV from Michigan
Wanted to try this, as I have fine hair and I am always on the lookout for products that will protect - but not weigh down or make may hair greasy. The smell is fantastic, but as others have noted, the bottle leaks terribly. I only used once or twice, as I was so frustrated with the mess - hands coated in oil. I'd love to try again if they can work out the problems with the packaging.
kmin from columbia, SC
i've used both the original mane magic and the one for fine hair. overall they both work pretty good but they have very different smells. the original one smells so good but the one for fine hair smells so bad to the point where i domt want to use it. def would buy the one in the purple bottle instead
Lenben from Bronx, NY
So many benefits spf heat protect frizz control etc
Wolff6pack from Indianapolis
Product is great for my fine hair. Bottle is awkward to hold and it leaks everywhere. So frustrating.
MissMel from Dallas
I wanted to love this. The scent is the only positive. The bottle was so messy I put the product in a different bottle. It weaighter my hair down and left it oily.