I received complimentary product from SheSpeaks/Aveda. All thoughts are my own.
In junior high and high school? I had no idea what to do with my frizzy, crazy, unruly hair. I think I learned how to sort of use a blow dryer in the last year or two of high school, but I wasn’t a big fan.
I wanted straight hair, but I had no idea how to achieve it. Even in college, I was trying to figure it out. Case in point? The scrunch.
Yes, lots of highlights then, but my hair is still the same texture. Blah. It can’t make up it’s mind if it’s curly or straight.
Part of it is that I’m hair lazy. Part of it is that I can’t wear it down without it being yanked from my scalp.
This is my hair on no maintenance. Just my run of the mill shampoo and conditioner and let dry.
This is the Aveda Smooth Infusion line I was sent to try.
This is my hair after shampoo, conditioner and the Aveda Smooth Infusion™ Naturally Straight applied to my damp hair and then blow dried.I didn’t even use a flat iron yet. After five consecutive applications of Naturally Straight, my hair will stay straight for up to three washes. I’m guessing it has something to do with relaxing/breaking the disulfide bonds (what, I had to throw in a little chemistry!!)
As you straighten your hair, Aveda Smooth Infusion™ Naturally Straight’s naturally derived plant fibers invisibly attach to hair to loosen curl and help lock in straightness. The formula’s humidity barrier of organic cassava extract and maize defends against frizz. The more you use it, the easier it is to create straight, smooth styles, so you can spend less time with a blow dryer and flat iron every day. It is safe for relaxed and color treated hair. After five consecutive applications of Naturally Straight, hair will stay straight for up to three washes.
To achieve a super straight and mega sleek look, this is my arsenal. For the record, even before this campaign, it included the Aveda Smooth Infusion Style Prep and a couple others to give my roots some volume.
I use a non round brush, which I know is crazy, but it works for me with my ion blow dryer. I also use the clips so I can flat iron in sections. My hair isn’t thick, but there is a lot of it!
I didn’t leave my hair down long (that girl grabs it in fist-fulls), but pulled it back. I could tell my hair was smoother, softer and stayed less frizzy despite the rain and humidity.
Care to share the tips for your straight hair? Or even your gorgeous curly locks?