Friday, June 27, 2008

Hair Straightening Stars

My weekly hair regimen goes something like this...I leave my hair curly (i.e. wild) all week long and then tussle with my hair dryer and round brush for an hour and a half on Fridays or Saturdays to give myself a blowout for weekend events. Yes, an hour and a half because my hair is incredibly thick and down to the middle of my back. I discovered two products recently though that make my hair straightening much easier and provide excellent results.

The first is Chi Straightguard Smoothing Styling Cream. Most people know Chi for its hair styling tools instead of its hair styling products but this cream works incredibly well as a straightening cream for blow drying. I work this through my hair, concentrating especially on the ends where it is dry and blow dry. Even though this is a cream, this product does not provide any greasy residue that other styling creams leave.

The second is Kerastase Ciment Thermique Heat Activated Reconstructor Milk. The Ciment Thermique line has received a lot of hype and for good reason - it works! This particular product has a gel-like consistency that like the Chi product does not leave hair greasy at all and instead, leave my hair feeling very light and bouncy after a blow dry. The product, as its name indicates, is intended to be used for heat styling and therefore is perfect for blow drying or flat ironing. Plus, it is especially made for hair that is already weakened or damaged.

I actually often use both these products together when I'm blow drying and they STILL don't leave my hair weighed down or greasy. As an added plus, both products provide protection against heat styling to prevent hair damage.

1 comment:

  1. Great post. I was wondering how do you wear your hair curly? What products and techniques do you use?


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