As I have explained before- I am in the midst of the grow out process. I think I have about two more years left. Because I am growing my hair out, I am avoiding using heat products as much as possible to reduce damage. I have totally wavy hair that I have learned to embrace and love. I have learned what works best for me to have the waves I want and to have the moisture that I need. I don't shampoo my hair. Ever. I adhere to the Curly Girl Method pretty diligently. I have a post all about that if you are wondering what that is....ANYWAY
I gave the system an honest go of it tonight. Because I used a system aimed at sleeking out my hair, I blow dried using a 2 inch boar bristle round brush to straighten. SO- I don't shampoo anymore and I HATE how my hair feels in the shower now when I use shampoo. This shampoo was no exception. As I rinsed my hair out, it felt like straw. Then I used the conditioner. You can feel how much silicone is in it just by rubbing it in your hands. I put it on my ends and about 2/3rds the way up my hair. I left it on for about 5 minutes.
After I rinsed my hair completely out, I used the leave in treatment. That was the deal breaker for me. I'm not a big shampoo and conditioner person but this one wasn't all that bad. The leave in that I put in made my hair feel...coated. I only put it on the bottom half and you can feel a difference between the top part of my hair and the bottom. icky.... I don't feel like my hair is any smoother now than it is using my normal routine...just more coated. I wonder if I would have liked it without the leave in...
It wasn't horrible shampoo and conditioner- actually pretty run of the mill. Its sulfate free for my colored haired ladies....and its supposed to be very gentle. If I were to go back to shampoo-ing, I would stay with a sulfate free one since my hair is so dry. I would take the shampoo and conditioner but bag the leave in. I really didn't care for it at all. Over all- I would give it a B- without the leave in, and a C- with the leave in. I wouldn't rush out and pick up a bottle but if it were on sale I might consider it. Honestly- I think that there are much better options out there for comparable money....Now how do I wear my hair straight for the next couple days?