Wednesday, March 10, 2010

How to manage without hair straighteners

Say you have slightly wavy hair or hair with a bit of a kink in it and you'd like to wear it straight but have no hair straighteners or no time to mess around with vent brushes and hair dryers? The solution is simple: use shampoo and/or conditioner for curly or wavy hair - the ones that promise to give you bouncy curls.

The result is instant and amazing - just blast your hair with hot air, comb through and everyone will think you've spent ages straightening it.

I used Umberto Giannini "Curl Friends" Smooth Curls Conditioner, but I reckon any other shampoo or conditioner formulated for curly hair will have the same effect on slightly-wavy-want-to-be-straight hair.

You heard it here first.


Marg, the Sal. said...

I'm gonna have to remember this. My hair is half way between wavy and curly, and now that they are not ridiculously long they tend to be more springy than when it was down to my waist.

I'm currently using some anti-frizz Pantene shampoo and conditioner which doesn't do anything of the like - but then I've been using my straightening iron quite often when I want to achieve the straight hair look.

Karen said...

I remember the original post, but now I'm sitting here with my lazy, slightly curly mop of hair thinking you're a genius. I'm almost out of shampoo, too!

Per Stromsjo said...

I don't know... Curly or straight? I can't make my mind up. Then again, my hairstyle is somewhat... minimalistic... so one might argue that the question is slightly academical. I could start a Google Wave on the subject, that's about as curly as it's going to get here! ;)

palmtreefanatic said...

pantene is the WORST over the counter shampoo! It has wax that will make your hair LOOK shiny at first then matte and tangle hair later on...
the stuff you used I am not familiar with but cool that it worked for you!
I know I straighten my hair everyday to look good and I am putting all kinds of shines and end repairs in it as it is so fried and needs a good cutting! I know I am a bad hair!

Trotter said...

Hi Tinsie! Whatever you use, we miss you at Blogtrotter 2, which is still in Jamaica. Enjoy and have a great weekend!!

Puss-in-Boots said...

Or iron it...literally! I have heard of girls doing that.

Per Stromsjo said...

Wasn't there a musical about this topic?

Cherry said...

Good idea...saves time.


Tinsie said...

@ Marg: Shampoo for curls should be a good anti-frizz, whether it gives you curly or straight hair. Might be worth a try. Aveda products are supposed to be good too. My friend who has hair like yours swears by them.

@ Karen: Hee hee. Let us know if it works as expected :-)

@ Per: You know, when I wrote this post I thought of you and wondered what you might have to say on the subject ;-)

@ Palmtreefanatic: Interesting what you say about Pantene. I've never got on with it myself and I've heard similar comments about it here in the UK. My hair seems to like the Elvive range by L'Oreal, also the Aussie Mega line.

Tinsie said...

@ Trotter: I shall pop round shortly.

@ Puss-in-Boots: That's a bit drastic... surely?!!

@ Per: Yes! It's called Hairspray :-)

@ Cherry: Exactly!