I know it can't be just me. I'm not the only one on this earth with THIS hair.
I mean, it is healthy, thick, has plenty of natural volume. It's wavy and strong. It's all the things that some people really desire in hair.
However, it also have TOO much volume. The slightest hint of humidity makes it a fuzzball equal to a statically charged kitten. It is heavy and cumbersome.
Many people admire it. But they don't have to fight it every morning. Fight its tendencies to do whatever it wants to and make me bow to its will. Each day I have to accept that it will do whatever it will do, and I must accommodate it.
When I get my hair cut and styled, they have products that seem to do the trick. Salon-priced products that I am not successful at using in a similar manner. So I go to the local buy-all store and find something that is supposed to control frizzies, smooth flyaways, tame my hair. You know what it does? Goop it up.
Seriously...all of the stuff I have bought in the past does one of two things:
- Doesn't work AT ALL.
- Gunks up my hair so badly that it looks like I haven't washed it in 2 weeks.
And I don't like spending 30 minutes in the morning just to make the straightening iron actually straighten my hair. In the direction that I want it to be straight (ie down and not sideways).
Is there nothing on earth that will work?
In fact...there is. I found it. And I'm going to share this tip with you.
Introducing Pureology and their awesome SuperSmooth System.
The SuperSmooth System targets hair that is unmanageable either naturally or from undergoing multiple colorings, chemicals treatments, or processes. Using natural and organic compounds to tame, shine, and moisturize your hair as well as a complex created with vitamins, sunscreens and antioxidants to protect color and hair against hot tool (dryers, straighteners, curlers, etc) use, these products are designed with me in mind.
SuperSmooth Relaxing Serum was created to smooth flyaways and frizzies that are created naturally when blow drying your hair. It enhances the natural shine while protecting any color treatments you may have on your hair.
The SuperSmooth Smoothing Cream was made to control frizz and volume while protecting your color and intensifying the shine.
Both are applied when hair is damp, and then you style as usual, not rinsing it out.
I've tried that before with other products and I described above what I thought of those. Is this stuff any different?
I was sent the Relaxing Serum to try on my hair. Although I don't currently have any type of color treatment on it, I wanted to see how well it tamed my mane.
Yes, this family of products is definitely different.
The application was simple, just as described on the bottle. The serum seemed lightweight and not at all sticky or gooey. It was more like a gel.
I applied it evenly through my hair and began drying. It seemed that my hair was already more tame while blow drying, but I didn't want to assume that just because I was using a new product that was supposed to work. As soon as the hair was dry, I grabbed the brush I use to style with and the difference was obvious. My hair was lying flat. It wasn't "flat" with frizzies jutting out all over the top of my head. It was truly flat. And not thick, heavy, or dirty feeling at all. It felt like there was something in it, but I think that is only because I knew was my hair was "supposed" to feel like. I don't know that anyone else touching my hair would have noticed!
I then started in with the flat iron. My new
As soon as I was done with the flat iron, I was really surprised.
It seriously looked like it had in the salon.
Light and airy (not weighted down in product), straight and non-frizzy, and something that didn't make me cringe when I ran my fingers through.
Amazing, I tell you.
Note: I have photos of none of this because as I noted, I have to get up 20 minutes earlier to do my hair now that it is short. I am usually racing the clock in the mornings and didn't need to add a photography session into the mix! Sorry, but you'll just have to take my word on this one!
Pureology is sold in salons nationwide. Visit Pureology to locate a salon near you. These products retail for $22.00 and $21.00 (MSRP) respectively.
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