I have never been one to bother mush with my hair. I was in many sports growing up that required my hair to be our of my way. I found that just putting it up in a pony tail was fast and easy (and I could sleep longer since I did not have to deal with styling it!), no fuss no muss was my hair motto.
I have what I would categorize as frizzy hair. It is not straight and not curly, it is in between so it just looks frizzy all the time and it is coarse. I wish it were straight and soft but I guess it was not meant to be so I just dealt with it and ponied it out of sight.
Last year my friend Jen wanted to experiment on my hair so she brought an old straight Iron into the office. During our break she showed me how to straighten my hair. It was amazing how simple she made it look and how great my hair looked straight.
My friend let me keep her old straightener to use (she bought herself a super nice one and didn't need her old one anymore). I tried it a few time but it took me forever and I noticed that my hair was still not soft and lacked luster. I would love to upgrade my straightener to one of the CHI straighteners or one of the Croc Flat Irons since my loaner tends to pull my hair.
Two days ago I thought I would give the CHI Silk Infusion a try to see if it would soften my coarse hair. I put a little into my hand and smoothed it through my hair and was very impressed with how well it worked. It made my hair soft and did not leave it feeling greasy.
CHI Silk Infusion and added some Hana Shine Shield before I straightened it. I was amazed by the result. My hair was shiny, straight and soft. My hair is so soft, I am having a hard time keeping my ponytails in place (not complaining, I LOVE IT!!).
About the products:
CHI Silk Infusion
CHI Silk Infusion™ - Reconstructing Complex is specially formulated for thermal styling and hair repair. CHI Silk Infusion contains no alcohol, so it won't dry your hair out as a leave in treatment - and it'll leave your hair with the head-turning, lustrous shine of pure silk.
Farouk CHI Silk Infusion Features:
- Leave in, alcohol free reconstructing treatment
- Enriched with pure natural silk, wheat and soy proteins
- For soft manageable hair with incredible shine and no build up
- Protects the hair against thermal styling and environment
Hana Shine Shield is the latest product in a line committed to safe, effective heat styling. Shine Shield is a thermal serum that can be used as a leave-in conditioner - lightweight and never greasy, it protects and strengthens hair whether you use it with a flat iron, hair dryer or alone. Shine Shield contains the natural magic of Jojoba oil for its superb qualities of deep moisturization, fast absorption into hair follicles and scalp, and unparalleled shimmer & shine. 2 oz.