Disclaimer: I was lucky enough to be given these products to trial by Cosmopolitan, but my opinion of the products is entirely my own and the result of my own experience.
On Monday I tweeted that I had received some ‘exciting new hair products’ to trial. Well, for those that’s interest was piqued, I won’t keep you in suspense any longer.
Introducing, the new haircare collection by Sunsilk – Sunsilk Co-Creations Expert-Perfect Straight Shampoo, Conditioner and Spray. The co-creator for this line is Yuko Yamashita who also worked on the predecessor of this line, the Straight Perfection Collection.
The Expert-Perfect Straight Collection is described by Sunsilk as having advanced straight lock technology that encourages hair to dry straight and stay straight for up to 24 hours. Quite a big claim huh? I was so excited to try the products out that I hopped in the shower to try the products out immediately. So what did I think?
My first impressions of the product packaging was great. I love the big, stylish purple bottles and especially loved the lock/unlock button on the spray. Handy.
My actual impressions of the products of themselves were average. The shampoo foamed up nicely and had a pleasant fragrance, but left my hair feeling dry after rinsing. You know that feeling that your hair is rough and unpleasant after you wash it? Like that. Similarly the conditioner was pleasantly fragranced and creamy, but didn’t really work to counteract the dryness as my hair felt ratty afterwards as well. So I caved and applied some of my trusty TRESemme conditioner to my lengths and my hair loved me for it.
After getting out of the shower and absorbing the water from my hair with a towel (don’t rub your hair unless you enjoy frizz), I sprayed in some of the mist and found it to be a little sticky on my hair. I allowed my hair to dry naturally, and my hair looked the same as it always does when I do this (slightly wavy).
I wasn’t impressed with this product. Having used Sunsilk in the past I know that they have great quality, affordable products, but in this case they’ve not lived up to their name. My hair looked dull and was rough after use, nothing like my usually shiny, knot-free and manageable mane. I won’t be recommending this product to you, or anyone else (sorry Sunsilk!).
So ladies, if you’re after straight hair, don’t try this collection. Instead, use a shampoo and conditioner that make your hair look and feel amazing. Then apply a heat protector product and make friends with your hairdryer (and/or) straightener. Hey presto, straight hair!
Note: I used this product three times over three days. Yes, I’m one of those people who wash their hair everyday, oops!
Have you tried this, or any of Sunsilk’s other products? What are your tips for getting straight hair?