I was born with un-manageable, frizzy, wire-like, curly, out of control hair. God bless whoever invented the GHD and permanent straightening! whoever you are, I just want to know you’ve saved my confidence.
I still remember, before the GHD and chemical straightening days, I used to put a hot towel on my head every single day before I go to school. It was my way to tame my curly frizzy hair. It didn’t work of coz, and in fact, the moisture of the towel makes my hair frizzier.
Anyway, since I’ve got my hand on my first GHD (which I am still using), I use it religiously. How often is religiously? every time I’ve washed my hair, which is around 3 times a week.
Putting my hair under intense heat for 3 times a week has certainly make my hair look dry, dull and damaged. It also breaks and splits very easily.
The following products were recommended by a hair stylist ages ago, one is a heat protectant to prep my hair before I apply any heating tools like the hair dryer and GHD and the other one is a serum for to tame any frizz on my hair.
Redken Satinwear 02 Ultimate Blow-Dry Lotion 150ml
Step 1 of every perfect blow-dry. The lotion preps hair for a fast, easy blow-out with silky smooth results. Satinwear protects against hair color fading and everyday hot tool use up to 450 degrees
- Mild control lotion
- Transforms hair to silk luxury
- Helps reduce friction and breakage for faster, easier, stress-free blow-dry
- Contains UV filters and antioxidants to help protect haircolor from fading
- Heat-Guard Complex
I apply this lotion while my hair is still damp, then I blow dry my hair before straighten it with my GHD. It is extremely important to wait for this product to dry completely before using a straightening iron, or you will be pan frying you hair. It’s a great product, my hair feels soft, not sticky, and it doesn’t weigh my hair down at all. I can definitely feel the difference when I use this product.
The one in photo above was in the old packaging, the new packaging looks like this:
After I’ve straighten my hair, I will use 1-2 pump of the L’Oreal Lumi-Oil Smoothing Oil Essence on the ends of my hair. This hair essence has a serum consistency, and it makes my hair feel so smooth and shiny. It doesn’t make my hair greasy and it smells amazing! I like this a lot and I am down to the last few drops of it!
I’m about to finish these two products and will soon be in the hunt for replacement. Any recommendation?