Thursday, April 11, 2013

Get Curls Straight (and Healthy) with Carol's Daughter and John Frieda!

Get Curls Straight with John Frieda and Carol's Daughter

I only straighten my hair an average of once every other month, but I may start doing it more often! Why, you ask? With my new dream team of tools and products, I'm getting my hair straight in a record amount of time, and it's looking better than ever!

I start by washing with Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy Cleanse & Nourish Ultra Shea Shampoo MSRP $5.99), and conditioning with Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy Smooth & Nourish Ultra Shea Conditioner (MSRP $5.99). I have found that these products are key in prepping my hair for straightening-they get my scalp and hair so clean, but don't dry it out. I have noticed a drastic difference in the appearance and health of my hair since I started using them before straightening. While my hair is still wet, I apply first Carol's Daughter Monoi Repairing Split End Sealer (MSRP $25) to my ends, then Carol's Daughter Monoi Oil (MSRP $30) from my roots to ends, and then detangle with a wide tooth comb or John Frieda's Paddle Brush {or my Wet Brush}. At this point, I part my hair into two or four sections and braid it up. I prefer not to blow dry my hair, so I'll leave it like that all day or overnight {or for a few days sometimes} to allow it to dry {and stretch/smooth a bit} before applying heat. I detail my steps and tools for straightening my hair here...

If I plan on curling my hair after straightening, I use an additional heat protectant serum, and right now I'm LOVING Carol's Daughter Macadamia Heat Protection Serum (MSRP $20)! And I recently retired my decade old {don't judge me, I didn't use it that often} for John Frieda's Tight Curls 1" Curling Iron (MSRP $29.99). It is the sleekest, most modern looking curling iron I've seen in a long time and it comes with a heat mat! Irony of ironies, once my hair has been straightened, it really doesn't want to hold a curl, so after I do all that work, I thoroughly spray my tresses with John Frieda Frizz-Ease Moisture Barrier Firm Hold Hair Spray (MSRP $4.84). It is one of the few hairsprays that I've encountered that gives excellent hold without feeling stiff or sticky AND doesn't make my hair revert back to curls.

Carol's Daughter Monoi Oil - A lightweight, silicone-free miracle serum that counteracts and prevents damage to even the most distressed hair. This lightweight miracle serum, whose strengthening power comes from Monoi Oil—a sacred Tahitian blend of Tiare Gardenia Flower and Coprah Coconut Oil—counteracts and prevents damage caused by chemical straightening, color-treating, heat-styling, and sun exposure. It helps rebuild the appearance of your hair in a way that won’t wash out or weigh hair down, like silicones do. It is also blended with Mirabelle Plum Seed Oil to restore softness and Kukui and Rose Hip Seed Oils to reduce frizz and boost your hair’s natural shine. Return your hair to its maximum beauty—no matter what you do to it. It is formulated Without: - Parabens This product is free of silicones, alcohol, petroleum, mineral oil, and artificial colors. Research results:Based on instrumental results versus control: - 92% stronger hair

John Frieda's Tight Curls 1" Curling Iron - The John Frieda 1" Tight Curls curling iron is coated in ceramic titanium and has advanced ionic conditioning to to protect your hair against heat damage and frizz. the curling iron will heat up to 400 degrees f/205 degrees c in 30 seconds and has different heat settings to use on any type of hair. for your convenience, it will automatically shut-off and has a swivel cord to keep it from getting tangled.

 Carol's Daughter Monoi Repairing Split End Sealer - A repairing lotion that instantly binds the frayed and separated ends of your hair back together. Everyone wants stronger, longer hair that looks flawless from root to tip without the hassle of getting regular trims. The secret is, the less trims you need, the longer your hair can grow, and faster! So, stop cutting and start growing by binding the frayed and separated ends of your hair back together, making them look freshly cut, instantly. It is formulated Without: - Parabens This product is free of alcohol, petroleum, mineral oil, and artificial colors. For more than 2,000 years, Tahitians have used Monoi oil for its natural reparative properties that undo and prevent damage from the sun, sea and surf. Using ingredients that only grow in Tahiti, Monoi oil is made by taking 15 freshly picked Tiare gardenia flower blossoms and combining them with 15 ounces of Coprah coconut oil over a 15-day sacred ritual. 

Carol's Daughter Macadamia Heat Protection Serum - a concentrated high-shine, frizz controlling serum that protects hair from heat damage.

John Frieda Frizz-Ease Moisture Barrier Firm Hold Hair Spray - Fast-drying, shine-boosting formula lasts long and stays strong. Creates an instant barrier that helps seal out humidity and combat frizz, rain or shine.
Firm-holding power supports even the hardest-to-handle styles, all day long. Contains a UV filter.

John Frieda Paddle Brush - Chrome - Avoid hair tangles using this paddle brush by john frieda. It has cushioned grip for extra control while styling or straightening your hair. The brush's chrome frame makes it a stylish addition to your hair-grooming essentials.

Until next time...

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