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Showing posts with label Hair Straightening. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Hair Straightening. Show all posts


Philips Kerashine Hair Styler ~ Tried & Tested.....

There's a 2-in-1 new hair styler in town that intrigued me from the moment I was introduced to it ~ Philips Kerashine Styler. Let's see if it's what your hair needs, and most importantly, if it's worth your money.....

  • 45mm barrel, Ceramic coating with Keratin infusion.
  • Swivel Cord of 1.8m.
  • Heats up to 190° C.


Haul: New Hair Care Products

Just wanted to quickly talk about some new hair care products that are going to be part of my hair routine this month: 
  • L'Oreal Elvive Damage Care Shampoo & Conditioner for Damaged or Brittle Hair ~ They claim to 'fill in cracks' and and seal hair cuticles with Cement-Ceramide, an intense formula that contains a replica of the natural hair's ceramide Price: £4 | Rs.412 for 2. 
  • VO5 Smoothly Does It Straightening Lotion ~ I got this because my straightened hair has grown out, and it's gotten wavy near the roots. Apply 8-10 pumps on towel-dried hair, blow dry & then use a straightener. Claims to last up to 3 washes! Let's see. Price: £5.99 | Rs.620. But £5 for 2 VO5 products from Sainsbury's, which is awesome! I almost got it for full price from Superdrug once, phew!
  • VO5 Treat Me Right Rinse Out Deep Conditioning Treatment ~ A deep conditioner with 5 natural oils - Avocado oil, Argan oil, Apricot oil, Grape seed oil, Jojoba oil. Very excited to try this, because I know my hair desperately needs some deep TLC.  Original Price: £4.28 | Rs.442.


NEW! Sunsilk Straight-Lock Technology

- From Shower to Party Stopper –
A revolutionary technology which locks your tresses and keeps them aligned straight and sleek post hair wash!
Sunsilk unleashes the newest, innovative way of controlling the unwanted hair frizz, leaving your hair straight and slick after your hair wash. This new and advanced technology from the house of Sunsilk locks your hair into a desirable and glossy straight hair look soon after wash, as soon as your hair begins to dry. Sunsilk Perfect Straight is the creation of Sunsilk’s team of groundbreaking hair experts, partnered with insights and expertise of the Tokyo based, world renowned Yuko Yamashita. This new innovation works by controlling wet hair and making them settle into silky strands of lustrous straight hair as and when the hair begins to dry.
How does it work? 
The pioneering Straight-Lock Technology harnesses the power of amino silicone; an adhesive ingredient and mineral oils, locking in that magic moment for perfect shape. This unique technology in the product formula, concentrated in the Conditioner, affixes every strand, nourishing the hair’s fibres while also securing aligned and straight hair.
The Straight-Lock Technology aligns your hair to keep it straight, so you can literally wash and go for the days when you don’t want to miss out what life has to offer. The powerful Conditioner provides essential nourishment to hair, without leaving a residue. This means hair can stay manageable and shiny.

  • 80ml shampoo: Rs 56.
  • 180ml shampoo: Rs 110.
  • 360ml shampoo: Rs 189.
  • 90ml conditioner: Rs 56.
  • 180ml conditioner: Rs 110.

Are you as interested in this range as I am? 

♥ Cynthia Z *.*


Schwarzkopf Strait Therapy & L'Oreal Hair Spa Review

So many of you have asked me about hair straightening, so I thought I'd talk about the 2 treatments I got done- Schwarzkopf Strait Therapy (Permanent Hair Straightening) & L'Oreal Hair Spa Treatment.
In these pics, I'd just gone for the L'oreal Hair Spa Treatment at a salon in Delhi a few days before leaving.
*OMG that looped hair is driving my crazy! This is what happens when I'm not in control of the camera.

Schwarzkopf Strait Therapy- This is a permanent straightening procedure which lasts upto 6 months. This is my 3rd time getting it done, I think. I got the Lakmé Hair Serenity, and my hair was calm and manageable. But when I reached my hometown, it became very frizzy because of the humidity there. It would pouf up & wouldn't fall, you know what I mean? So, I went for it. I knew that I'd want to get it done eventually, and it'll cost more in Delhi & UK. I was very happy with the results- straight & heavy hair. BUT it made the ends very very dry & frizzy, they completely lost their elasticity. They would get tangled together which made it impossible to comb through without breakage. So....yes, time for some TLC. Uff, one problem after another!
  • Tip 1: If you don't want your hair to get burnt, tell your stylist not to make the straightening iron too hot, or iron it too much. My friend doesn't let them iron at all, and her hair turned out just fine.
  • Tip 2: Avoid getting it done during monsoon season, because your hair ends will frizz more. That's what I experienced.
Price: Rs.4500. It costs above Rs.7000 in the New Delhi. I know some small salons do it for Rs.2500, but very risky....haha! If you want it done for somewhat FREE (you'd probably have to pay only for the straightening cream), go to a Hair Academy, where students will do it for practice. I've done it on other people while I was studying in one, and they were happy with the results =)


Hair Makeover At Lakmé Salon ~ Hair Serenity Treatment

This couldn't have come at a better time. My hair was back to it's natural self, and was becoming very frizzy! I was thinking about going for rebonding again, but then something new & natural came along ~ Hair Serenity Service by Lakmé Salon. I was super excited to try it out, because it doesn't have harmful ingredients & chemicals.

Lakmé Salon's Hair Serenity is a hair relaxing treatment without Formaldehyde. It makes hair look smooth & blow-dried, but not poker straight. You might want to read about here
Is it for you? Let me take you through it all, and you can decide for yourself:
STEP 1: Washing. Just shampoo & conditioner.
STEP 2: Blow dry hair till it's only 70% dry.
STEP 3:  Cysteine Complex Curl Softening Cream was applied only on the hair lengths avoiding the roots. This is the main product.


Hair Serenity Service at Lakmé Salon (Hair Relaxing Without Formaldehyde)

Tired of your frizzy, tangled hair? Leave the old behind and say Hello to the new Hair Serenity Service at Lakmé Salon. It gives you gorgeously smooth, manageable and party ready hair completely naturally without using formaldehyde.
Play it sleek as Lakmé Salon delivers the latest innovation to get silky straight hair with the launch of their new Hair Serenity treatment. Introduced to India by Lakmé Salon, the Hair Serenity treatment is a natural solution to hair that is unruly, frizzy and hair that refuses to behave. Unlike Keratin, the Hair Serenity treatment at Lakmé Salon is formaldehyde free and a safer process for achieving naturally smoother and shinier hair. Step away from the harmful effects of Keratin treatments and indulge in the natural goodness of ingredients like the Cysteine Complex to get a glossy and healthy mane that will make heads turn. A pioneer in the beauty services industry in India, Lakmé Salon is a one stop shop for all the beauty needs of the contemporary Indian woman. 
The Hair Serenity treatment is a natural way to restore lost proteins and transform hair. Special ingredients used in the service like Cysteine, Dendrobium Orchid, Hydrolyzed wheat protein, Cocoa Seed Butter and Shea Butter help nourish the hair and give it a long lasting shine and smoothness.  


Torlen Professional Soft Touch Fuschia Hair Straightener ~ It's PINK!

This is for all you girls who've been asking me about hair straighteners. I've got a pretty good one that's available in India and.....and... it's PINK! =)
Torlen Soft Touch Fuschia Hair Straightener was a tool that caught my fancy backstage at Lakmé Fashion Week, because I've a-l-w-a-y-s wanted a pink hair iron. So.... I asked a kind lady from Lakmé Studio to help me get it, and she did. I was over the moon when I got it before leaving Mumbai!

Temperature control, ON & OFF button. I usually keep it at 150°C