I recently came across an ad for Aveda’s new Smooth Infusion Naturally Straight. The ad featured a model with perfectly shiny smooth hair and said to “Forget everything you know about straightening hair.” It promised to progressively straighten and let you go back to curls when you want. Naturally, I was interested.
For those of you who don’t know, I have very curly hair that I fight with on the daily. Pre-baby I had great spiral curls that I would rock more often than not. After baby my hair went crazy and the curl fell out (!) so I was just left with weird frizzy hair 🙁 Now 3 years later, I have about 6 inches of curly re-growth and then the rest is just wavy/straightish hair. Given the current state of my hair, I have no choice but to straight/curl it every time I wash it. And let me tell you, that it is a HUGE production. I usually wash the night before, air-dry over night and then spend ~45 minutes with a curling iron both straightening and curling it simultaneously. Because this is such a pain, I have been on a quest to find hair products that will help me whip this hair into shape and take the least amount of time possible because I really don’t have an extra 45-60 minutes to deal with this hair every day but I refuse to give in to a daily bun.