When I was sent the L’Oréal Paris UltimateStraight line (thanks Influenster!) I wasn’t sure what to think.
Yes, I have straight hair and flat iron every day, but I also have oily hair that I have to douse in dry shampoo at specific times to avoid having to wash my hair every day. The Ultimate Straight line comes with a shampoo (OK, that’s normal), a pre-conditioner (What’s the difference between a pre-conditioner and a conditioner?), a conditioner (back to products I recognize!) and the leave- in product called the perfecting balm (which was great except that they said to apply it root to tip, a big no-no to keeping my hair under control).
A little nervous, I gave the whole system a try. I was immediately impressed that my hair wasn’t overly greasy after all of those extra products I had to apply near my roots. My hair looked a little better then normal when I brow dried it on day 1. YES!
I got impressed when it came to days 2 and 3. First off, my hair was super straight right after flat ironing on the second day, and stayed that way all day. The really awesome part is that my hair stayed straight enough on day 3 to not have to flat iron at all! Admittedly it didn’t look as perfect as the night before, but usually I wake up with bed head and have to either wash my hair or flat iron.
Now, I still have to use a little bit of dry shampoo right out of the shower, but that’s typical for pretty much any shampoo I use so I don’t hold it against this system.
Overall, I’ve really enjoyed using the L’Oreal Ultimate Straight products and I think they make my hair look amazing! If you have straight hair or straighten your hair a lot I would recommend that you check these products out too!