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Yesterday I did an emergency straightening job on my hair. As you can see from my fresh twist-out in the photo above, I had zero intention of straightening my hair. But I got a text about a 3-day sale on hair cuts at a local salon I previously visited when my hair was straightened. It was a first come, first serve offer. For £20, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to get my ends taken care of (normal price is closer to £50!). I don’t trust them to cut my hair in its curly state, so I knew I had to help myself before I let the touch my hair again.
My hair was washed on Monday and twisted with Miss Jessie’s Curly Pudding to be worn as a twist-out for the next week or so. I was convinced that I could go directly from the curly twist out to straight hair without having use a blow dryer AND a flat iron. I had purchased Tigi Catwalk Sleek Mystique Haute Iron Spray nearly nine months ago, but never used it. Holy crap! I love it as a heat protecting spray. It feels fairly light on the hair and doesn’t weigh it down, feel greasy or make the hair sizzle (definitely a bad thing, especially for curly hair) when you use a ceramic flat iron. I used a Babyliss one that cost £29. GHD can go eff themselves at over £100 for a hair straightener.
Here are my results. Pretty good for not having blow dried before-hand, huh? It’s not bone straight because I didn’t care that much. I just need it straight enough to get my hair cut. Having woken up the next morning, my hair still feels silky and moisturized. I’ll definitely be using this product again the next time I straighten my hair, which will probably be sometime in 2013.
I have not one, but two bottles of Simply Beautiful Hair Treatment Oil with Argan to giveaway. Yay! This is a UK & Ireland only giveaway , unfortunately. Future giveaways won’t be limited to these isles so don’t worry.
Summertime sunshine can take its toll on hair, so it’s good to perk up your tresses.Contrary to popular belief, hair oil won’t leave your hair and scalp oily, but will nourish and revive lack-lustre hair, if used in the proper amount. Hair oil is not limited to black hair, especially argan oil.
What is Argan?
Argan oil is an oil extracted from the seeds of the argan tree, which is native to Southwestern Morocco. Since argan oil is difficult to extract, it tends to be very expensive, and this cost is passed on in products which contain argan oil, even in trace amounts. It is a very light oil, and as such is great for fine or even straight hair. Depending on what you want to use the oil for, you may be able to find it in a health food store, a cosmetic shop or online hair companies.
Simply Beautiful Hair Treatment Oil’s Description
This luxurious fusion of Argan Oil and Vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant provides intense hydration to dry and damaged hair. Specially forumulated to help reduce frizz and drying time this unique treatment instantly smoothes texture and adds shine for a glossy, radiant finish.
Key ingredients – argan oil, coconut oil and avocado oil Suitable for all hair types.
Ingredients: Cyclomethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethiconol, Isopropyl Myristate, Argania Spinosa, Kernal Oil (Argan Oil), Tocopheryl Acetate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Benzophenone-3, Parfum (Fragrance), Eugenol, Cinnamal, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Citral, CI 26100
I’m not going to lie to you guys. This treatment oil has plenty of other ingredients besides Argan Oil. Some of you will, no doubt, notice the silicones, which I am also sensitive to. The good thing is that after the ‘cones, Argan Oil is the first ingredient, which means there’s a fair amount of good nut oils in this hair treatment. The one good thing about some of the other ingredients is that they enable better distribution of the good oils to your hair, which is a good thing for people who aren’t used to wielding hair oil properly. The downside is that the silicones do cause build up on the hair if you are using too much and washing your hair infrequently.
As I mentioned before, this treatment oil can be used by women or men of any ethnicity. Above all, it’s free so it doesn’t hurt to try.
In order to enter to win, all you have to do is send me a shout-out in the comments section, email , or @AceYourFaceUK on twitter . I will enter everyone’s name into random.org’s random number generator to pick the two winners. You have until Sunday, 23rd of September to enter in one of the three ways I’ve listed.