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Drew Barrymore shared the hair serum she and tons of reviewers swear by to build body and add shine to her locks.
She loves using the JVN Complete Instant Recovery Leave-In Serum, which is infused with nourishing ingredients to reduce spilt ends, damage, and breakage.
“You won’t believe how amazing this JVN Complete Instant Recovery Serum is,” wrote Barrymore in a recent Instagram post caption.
Drew Barrymore is one of those celebrities that never holds back on sharing her favorite products with fans—and her latest beauty product reveal is a must-have for your hair.
The actress shared the secret behind her stunning locks in a recent photo posted to Instagram while on set for The Drew Barrymore Show. In the photo, she stands alongside JVN founder, Jonathan Van Ness, holding the JVN Complete Instant Recovery Leave-In Serum and a piece of burnt toast. In the caption, she wrote, “You won’t believe how amazing this JVN Complete Instant Recovery Serum is.”
And if you’re wondering what the burnt piece of toast has to do with anything, Barrymore also provides an explanation. “We used the @cookwithbeautiful toaster and popped in this piece of toast 🍞with this magical heat protectant ONLY on one area… and it DIDN’T BURN!”
Van Ness prepped and styled Barrymore’s hair using products from his brand during the show. But before giving her a blowout, he gave Barrymore a quick demonstration using a piece of bread, to show her why a heat protectant is necessary before using hot tools. After applying the leave-in serum on one section of the bread, he popped it into a toaster for a few seconds, and the side of the bread without any product was completely burnt, proving how well the product works.
“Oh my god..this is why we use a heat protectant,” said Van Ness, while holding up the burnt piece of toast. “This is what’s happening to your hair if you don’t use a heat protectant,” he added.
The leave-in serum is formulated with a bunch of nourishing ingredients that work to repair and reinforce the inner strength of the hair. Its key ingredients include hemisqualane, charged lemon protein, and niacinamide, which all work together to reduce damage and strengthen the cuticles from the inside and out.
Niacinamide (also known as nicotinamide) is a form of vitamin B3. “This is also called niacin, which is an essential nutrient for the development and function of the cells in your body,” said Annie Gonzalez, M.D., a board-certified dermatologist at Riverchase Dermatology in Miami, in a previous interview for Prevention. B-complex vitamins are also needed to support healthy skin, hair, and to help the nervous system function properly.
The no-rinse formula is also vegan, color-safe, and silicone-free, making it safe to use on all hair types, according to the brand.
Sephora customers are loving the hair serum as well, giving it a 4.4-star rating and tons of rave reviews.
“I LOVEEEEE !!!! My hair texture is maybe 3c/4a. This serum works really well on my hair,” wrote one satisfied customer. “I use it after I wash and condition to style my curls a bit for a wash and go look. I’ve been using this instead of leave-in conditioner and it leaves your hair feeling super soft and silky!”
“This is amazing!! I have long hair and apply a small amount to wet hair and comb through,” added another reviewer. “My hair feels so soft and less tangly. Usually, my hair is dry on the second day after a wash and that’s not the case when using this serum. I highly recommend this!”
If the hair serum worked well enough to prevent one side of a slice of bread from burning—and impress so many Sephora shoppers—it’s safe to say it’s the real deal. Shop the product and a few of Barrymore’s other favorite beauty picks below.
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