I purchased this almost immediately after watching MsGoldGirl’s video on how this product changed her hair life. I’m in need of a new hair life and I figured it couldn’t hurt to try it. I ordered it online because I’m impractically impatient (waiting for it to arrive when I could have picked it up on a Sunday and used it that night). Oh well. It arrived on a Monday and after my workout, I took a shower, shampooed and conditioned with Kirkland products (Pureology knockoffs that are sulfate- and paraben-free) and anxiously awaited my results. I was really not expecting much, as I know a lot of these products only work on certain hair types.
Before I continue with my story, I should tell you that I have very long, very coarse, and very frizzy hair. I wear my hair up 363 days of the year and on the other days, it ends up in a bun or ponytail within a few hours because the frizz and texture are unbearable. My hair isn’t curly, but it isn’t straight, either. I have ringlets underneath my hair, waviness in the “middle layer”, and the top is just a poufy, frizzy, semi-straight mess. Sounds really sexy, right?
Okay, so after showering, I towel-dried my hair and sectioned it into two, neck-level ponytails. I looked at the circumference of my ponytail and applied the appropriate amount of product. You can watch this video to see how the pro does it. I dried my hair with a round brush and hairdryer and then gave it one final brushing/smoothing with my Tangle Teezer (must have!). My hair was about 93% better than it is when I just use a hairdryer and brush. It was minimally frizzy, pretty smooth, and straight. When I lifted my hair up, I had a few light waves underneath, but I used a flat iron and it straightened them out without issue.
My hair normally takes a very long time to dry and it typically ends up poofy, frizzy, and worse than if I had just let it dry naturally. With this product, the process to dry my hair straight was probably 20-30 minutes. I was left with hair that I would confidently leave the house with. I didn’t want to fuss with it too much, so instead of spending time flat-ironing it, I just went to bed. (Keep in mind, I took about 5 minutes to flat-iron the underneath wavy bits.)
After my second application in four days, I will tell you that I could not be happier with this smoothing treatment. I was very skeptical, as I said, but it really works well with my difficult hair. My hair dries quickly, straightens to a great look, and I’m able to keep my hair straight for three days before washing, even with pretty heavy workouts. When testing this product out, I’m not using a dry shampoo or any other products (i.e. hairspray, serum, oils, heat protectant, etc.). I’m not sure if I will continue to avoid other products for the five total uses, but for now, I really don’t need much else. I did use a flat iron on the bottom layer of hairs after the first application, but I just didn’t need to after the second application. My hair would look even sleeker with a flat iron, but it isn’t necessary and I want to avoid the heat if possible.
If you have hair like mine or if you’re always flat-ironing your hair, definitely give this product a try. I purchased it from Nordstrom (because I received a lot of free samples and used a 5% off gift card) where you can return beauty products if you aren’t satisfied. I know it’s a lot of money for one hair product, but you really don’t need that much and if you extend washes (I know some people find this icky and I used to, too), it will last a long time. This product might just change my hair life; it’s already changed my hair week.
⌘ Pricing & Availability: A 5 fl. oz. bottle retails for $26.00 on Nordstrom.com. Aveda products can be purchased from Aveda salons. Pricing and availability are subject to change. This post does not include an affiliate link.