Sleek, shiny, healthy hair is a must this fall. Celebrity stylist and Softsheen-Carson artistic director Johnny Wright gives two quick and easy step-by-step guides to achieving a straight sleek look using Optimum Care Salon Collection Heat Protection Polisher.
This new product gives women with both relaxed and natural hair superior smoothness. It helps strengthen and protect textured hair from heat styling with ceramides and coconut oil, and keeps the frizzies in check by sealing the hair cuticle. This affordable heat protection polisher retails at $7. Check out Wright’s step-by-step guide below.
1. On damp hair, before blow-drying, apply a small amount of the polisher from root to tip. Since chemically treated hair is prone to breakage, choose a leave-in nourishing heat protector such as Optimum Care Salon Collection Heat Protection Polisher, which contains strengthening ceramides to protect against breakage.
2. Use a high-quality titanium or ceramic flat iron with adjustable heat controls. Since relaxed hair is already straight, use only the minimum level of heat to get a smooth, silky finish.
3. Separate hair into one-inch sections and glide the iron through small sections at a time.
4. Remember movement is essential. Use even, fluid strokes along strands, and don’t hold heat in one place to prevent damage and deliver divine results. For relaxed hair, just a few “finishing” passes is enough.
5. After style has been achieved, use just a dime-sized amount of the heat protection polisher as a finishing agent to protect the hair.
1. On natural hair, apply a thermal protectant such as the Optimum Care Salon Collection Heat Protection Polisher that contains a moisturizing agent, like coconut oil, on damp hair prior to blow-drying to smooth the cuticles and protect the hair.
2. Blow dry hair smooth with a round roller brush.
3. Afterward, use a high quality titanium or ceramic flat iron with adjustable heat controls. However, even with natural hair, try to keep the maximum flatiron temperature under 400 degrees.
4. Separate hair into one-inch sections and glide the iron through strands a section at a time.
5. Style as usual. Remember to use even, fluid strokes along strands, and don’t hold heat in one place to prevent damage and deliver divine results.
6. Finish with with the heat protection polisher to fight humidity and add a natural shine.