I picked this up at my local supermarket back in March specifically to review for you guys and just never got around to it so decided this weekend was as good a time as any. Before I used it of course I checked for other reviews but surprisingly I found none. I did find several sponsored posts promoting it but nobody that had actually used it... strange, I thought. Because of this I wanted to offer thorough step by step pictures as well as before and afters for those searching for them like I was.
Included in the kit:
My hair is naturally wavy, above is the result of sleeping on it damp. The got2b kit promises smooth sleek, manageable hair which is quicker to dry and leaves natural curls more defined.
The Directions say to wash and towel dry your hair and split it in to 4 sections. It's apparently important not to use metal clips to do this but I don't know why. You should then smooth the serum on to each section evenly and comb through. The processing time for this stage is 20 minutes, it instructs that you leave your hair down for that time and comb through regularly to keep it straight.
Once the time has elapsed rinse thoroughly and again towel dry and section before applying the sealing cream. You need to keep it straight for 10 mins this time, regularly combing through again.
Above you can see the condition of my hair after both treatments.
The packaging suggests you should blow dry and straighten for best results but truth be told I could barely get a brush through my hair while it was wet. I had to use a great deal of Macadamia Healing Oil to get it to the state you see in the photos above and below
In fairness my hair is very straight but it's absolutely ruined.
The pamphlet warns to be cautious when using on bleached or damaged hair but my hair was in decent condition so I saw no reason to be wary. Unfortunately it's not anymore and I see a substantial cut in it's future thanks to Schwarzkopf
As I type I have a concoction of Philip Kingsley's Elasticizer and the Body Shop Shea Oil slathered on my ends and wrapped in plastic in the hope it will save me some inches from the salon shears but I've accepted I'll have to make an appointment very soon.
I'm not going to say this is a terrible product but much like the John Frieda Go Blonder range you need to know what you're putting on your hair. This product contains hydrogen peroxide so the damage you experience will not be dissimilar to that you would when using an at home bleach. For someone with virgin hair that's coarse, wavy or unruly this would probably work really really well but it IS going to cause damage! When I bought it I kind of expected more of an at home Brazilian blow dry which some of you may know contains keratin and is a highly nourishing treatment.. this is more of a DIY chemical straightening. I did check the ingredients before use and saw HP listed but I just had no idea how strong it would be.
My advice would be if you're trying to be kind to your hair (like I was) avoid this at all costs but if you're looking for a super strength straightening system for a bargain price and you think your hair can handle it then this will absolutely do the job. It's not a conditioning treatment and will not leave it any more manageable but by God it will straighten!
Schwarzkopf Straightening Blowdry Kit
Currently available at boots here for £5.49
*Although I couldn't find any other blog reviews online there are 2 reviews on the Boots site that echo my experience. If you have tried this yourself or do have a review to share please leave it in the comments as I'd love to hear others opinions of this product. I have contacted the company regarding my results and will update here once I receive a response
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