Product Review: Sally Hershberger Glam Waves Finishing Cream

sally hershberger cream tube

I can’t believe I haven’t already written about Sally Hershberger’s Glam Waves Finishing Cream. It’s been around for a few years, and its packaging was recently given a more sophisticated update, but the product itself hasn’t changed.

Glam Waves Finishing Cream is a dense white cream that’s designed to be used as  the final step in a wavy-hair styling routine. My own regimen involves a nickel-sized amount of Ouidad Define & Shine Curl Styling Gel-Cream with a smaller dab of Aveda Be Curly or Anjolie Ayurveda Hair Elixir mixed into it, followed by an overall blow-drying with a diffuser attachment. Then I work a tiny bit—and I do mean tiny—of this finishing cream through the ends and other surface areas.

sally hershberger cream ingredients

In the winter, Glam Waves Finishing Cream tames static and fly-aways; in humid summer weather, it subdues frizz. In between, it just seems to add definition and a little extra shine. As you can tell from the ingredients list, it contains conditioning ingredients like glycerin and shea butter, as well as one silicone (amodimethicone). This is a fairly concentrated product, so a little goes a long way.

I’m not crazy about this cream’s fragrance, which is a beach-y coconut-frangipane scent. Why do products for curly and wavy hair always need to smell like suntan oil?

Otherwise, I like it enough to keep a tube at home and to stash tiny travel-size jars of it in my purse and desk drawer, just in case I need a touch-up before heading somewhere after work. A very small amount, raked from the crown of my head down to the ends, does wonders to whip my hair back into shape at the end of the day.

Sally Hershberger Glam Waves Finishing Cream sells for about $12 at drugstores, but it’s often less during sales and special offers.

Product Source: I purchased this product at the drugstore.

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