Sunday, July 26, 2009

Review: Marc Anthony - Instant Straightening Cream




NAME: Marc Anthony Simply Straight - Instant Straightening Cream
PROMISE/ADVERTISE CLAIM: Smoothes Waves, Curls and Prevents Curls - stretches frizzy curls into shiny, straight hair, repels humidity and prevents heat damage.
WHERE I BOUGHT IT: Riteaid (available in most drugstores)
PRICE: $7-10 (sometimes there are BOGOs for this line)
OVERALL: I needed a product that can reduce my time using a flat iron/blow dryer when I want to straighten my hair and found this product that claims to instantly straighten the hair and also provides heat protection.

I have very thick, curly, long hair. I use this while my hair is still damp and after a bit of air drying, I comb out my hair and all the hair curls are instantly flatten out and it reduces my straightening process time. (I also add a bit of leave-in conditioner to my ends prior to straightening and a detangling spray.)

I love the smell is provides too. I like the fruity scents, personally. But it has it's drawbacks. It's sticky like pomade and it tends to dry my hair a bit or make it stiff on the root - but I think that can be eliminated with using the product sparingly on the hair or a small dollop. It's not noticeable on the finished results though. It does help with preventing humidity and some fly away or frizz (I also use Aussie Humidity spray. will be reviewing soon) and my hair doesn't curl as fast as it use to with the summer heat if my hair hits sweat. But on the drying part, it does leave it somewhat dull - which sucks, I always add some shine gloss and that tends to help. It also leaves my hair soft.

Overall - I really like this product.
*Remember, what may work for me may not work for all.
BUY AGAIN?: Yes
RATING: 4/5

4 comments:

  1. Great review! I've heard of this brand before, but never knew someone who used their product.

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  2. this sounds really good. i can tell my bestie about this since she a similar hair like yours.

    thanks for commenting and stopping by. the man had fake mac brushes too and he was swarmed by ladies all excited and what not. im like...oh no!!!

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  3. Something you can try is one of those wet flat irons. They have steam functions so that you can use them when your hair is wet/damp, and it's great for people who have thick, coarse or curly hair. What you could do with a hair product like this is put it in your hair after allowing your hair to air dry slightly, then continue to let it air dry until it's 80% dry (so that it's still slightly damp) then use the wet flat iron on the proper setting. This should help tremendously in getting straight, sleek hair. I work at a hair salon, and this is what girls do with conditioning treatments on girls with super thick/coarse/curly hair, just make sure you don't use a regular flat iron-your hair will sear off!

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