ORS Straightening & Strengthening Treatment Review
Since I begun my transitioning journey I've been amazed at the sheer versatility of my afro hair. Twist Outs, Bantu Knots, Flexi Rods, Roller Sets - I feel like I've been slowly working my way through the large arsenal of techniques to explore my hair and discover various finishes / styles.
As the Natural Hair movement continues to breakdown barriers it seems that hair companies have cottoned on to the fact that there is an appetite among some to switch up curly hair and rock a strait style / texture for a short while. ORS Straightening & Strengthening Treatment is one such offering and I was excited to receive an invite to attend their event in March to learn more (more on the event below). I was intrigued to learn how the process worked as my hair is fragile right now due to transitioning and I didn't want to antagonise it further.
I decided to try the treatment and made sure to read the detailed instructions twice but still ended up hacking the process!
What I did:
- I washed my hair with the HAIRepair Shampoo.
- Used (A) Clarifying shampoo.
- Applied the HAIRepair conditioner to my hair, taking care to saturate it.
- Pumped out the correct amount of (B) Foam Activator, I used three pumps.
- Combed through (B) Foam Activator through my hair with a wide tooth comb.
- Covered my hair with two carrier bags.
- Consulted that Processing chart and waited nine minutes.
- Washed out (B) Foam Activator and the HAIRepair conditioner.
- Using a mircofibre turban dried my hair to a damp texture.
- Sectioned hair into four, applied (C) Seal & Smooth Leave- in Conditioner.
- Blow dried my hair on a medium setting.
- Using my flat iron, set it to a medium temperature.
- Marvelled at how gorgeous my hair was as I passed the flat iron once through my hair .
It really was a simple process. My hair didn't fry and I really enjoined the texture. I decided to use this product on two separate occasions before posting as I wanted to fully test the affect (if any) the product had on my hair. At each application I am please to say that I haven't experienced any adverse effects and my hair has returned to my 'normal'. In order to retain the texture I should point out that I made sure to avoid excess water, by this I mean refraining from heavy workout sessions and sticking to light oils. My scalp likes to be washed after two weeks so this was the maxim length of time I had the treatment in before washing my hair again.
ORS Straightening & Strengthening Treatment Event 29th March 2014
Overall ORS's Straightening & Strengthening Treatment gets two thumbs up from me. A valuable addition to any Natural / Transitioning woman's styling arsenal!
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