i'm not sure if this is right for this board, but i thought i'd just say...
I recently bought Easy Straight hair straightening kit from my CVS, and let me tell you- it worked really well for my hair type (light, wavy/curly, thick as anything).
I used to straight iron my hair all the time and never wanted to get my hair wet for fear of spending an hour with hair clips and hot steam. (jeez, run on sentances, thy name is me! lol)
anyway, my hair now straighter than when i ironed it, and (hopefully) alot less work. I'll let you know after i shower.
Here's a run-down on the kit- GET A FRIEND TO HELP- NOT GOOD TO UNDERTAKE ALONE!
*NOTE: MY SYNOPSIS IS IN NO WAY TO BE USED INSTEAD OF AUTHORIZED DIRECTIONS INCLUDED IN KIT. okay. hehe.
1. (clip up hair into sections with provided clips) step 1 product is a thick cream that you microwave, add the step 2 oil to, and completely coat your hair with (using rubber gloves). let sit under a shower cap for your hair-type-time. (chart in panphlet) warning- do this in a well ventilated area. THIS STUFF STINKS!!!
like rotten eggs (kind of) or a permanent or bathroom cleaner. Won't stink much at all after you shower.
2. shower. your hair will feel like it's clay, very moldable... shampoo and conditon (your normal product) but don't scrub your hair/head. hair is very fragile.
rinse until clean.
3. towel dry.
4. mix step 3 with water in its own bottle, which is filled only about an eighth of the way with purple liquid. shake well.
5. get a friend (AGAIN, A FRIEND) to soak your hair with this. wear old clothes. you can put towels on the flook or do this in a tub or shower. totally drench every inch of your hair.
6. shower. shampoo, but don't condition.
7. back in old clothes, drench hair with leave in conditioner. WHOLE BOTTLE. seems like a ton of liquid in that tiny bottle, doesn't it? hmm.
8. comb hair often, don't put hair behind ears until dry.
* NOTE: after step 3 or step 6 (can't remember), comb hair every 3 minutes. for 10 minutes. I think it's step 6, but don't sue me.
So, that's the work you have to go through to get your hair straight.
I'm sure the makers of this kit will soon come out with shampoos and conditioners and the like to follow up with "for best results."
whatever that means.
okay, folks, that's my step-by-step run down of what to do, what it smells like, and what color it is. I hope someone on craftster benefits from this.