I received these products for review through Glam Sense. I have very curly hair and I straighten it often. Keeping the “straightness” in is often a challenge, so I was excited to try these products to see how they would work.
I have to say that my first use of these products ended up in total straight hair disaster. I’ve used similar products for years, so I just went ahead and washed my hair with the shampoo, put on the conditioner, which I always leave on for as long as possible, once that was rinsed out, I put in the primer. My first indication that something had gone wrong was that my hair didn’t seem to want to dry, when I finally got to the styling part, it seemed greasy and really unmanageable. Dry shampoo to the rescue and I put my hair up into a bun THEN I read the instructions on the bottles. Oooops, user error.
Once I followed the instructions properly, I had much better success! The shampoo part, I did that right. The conditioner doesn’t say to leave on the hair, so I applied it from root to tip and rinsed immediately. The primer is not to to be applied all over (which I did) and one pump is to be used (I used several). The primer is to be smoothed from mid strand to the tip. I let my hair air dry and it was much straighter. When I used the flat iron on it, straightening was quick and easy. My hair felt very smooth and silky and smelled really good as well.
I’ve used these products 3 times in the past 10 days and have come to some conclusions. Curly hair is going to want to curl. I walked in misty fog one day for half an hour and although it did not go frizzy, it got big and puffy. I was able to straighten it again easily afterwards. When not exposed to direct dampness, my hair stayed straight and smooth easily for 3 days, it may have lasted longer, if I would have just stop touching it and running my fingers through it.
As you can see, once I used the products correctly, I was pleased with the results! They retail for around $10 CAD which is more expensive than a lot of shampoos and conditioners, but less than half the price of some straightening products that I use now. If your hair gets frizzy easily and you wish it would stay smoother longer, I think these products would be worth trying.