Hello my lovelies!
I am so terribly sorry for my prolonged absence, what a dreadful blogger I am! Isn't it horrendous how quickly time passes? I can't believe there are only eight days until Christmas, I really need to sort out my present-buying soon!
Today I bring you more photographic evidence of the after-effects of the Charles Worthington straightening treatment, as well as my final verdict. As you may recall from Part 1, I was suitably impressed by how quickly the effects took hold...but how did they last?
These photos are cobbled together from the week immediately following the treatment application. This is what I was greeted with the morning after:
Erm...not straight? Fortunately though, a quick run through with the ghds and my hair was back to its straight self. I snapped some photos on my way to work and during my lunch break on the first and second days respectively.
As you can see, my hair is noticeably straighter and sleeker (especially sleeker) and although I disliked not being able to wash my hair initially (the smell is overpowering) I was pleasantly surprised by the lack of oiliness as the third day approached.
Impressively my hair was much sleeker after blowdrying and I didn't get any funny kinks at the back near the scalp like I usually do. It did start to curl in damp conditions and wasn't any less curly than usual by the time I got to work, but after using hair straighteners it really stayed straight for a wonderfully long time. Even my fringe stayed straight which is a novelty for me!
However, two and a half weeks on the results have faded and my hair is almost back to its curly self after blowdrying, the frizz is back and my hair is basically the same as it was before the treatment was applied, which is a shame because I had hoped it would last until Christmas! Below is a photo of me after simply blowdrying my hair last Sunday.
My final verdict? It certainly makes a difference to your hair; I never thought anything could tame my wild curls but this definitely did and I was impressed that the effect lasted through several washes. In all honesty though, I think my expectations were a little high as I hoped I would be left with poker straight locks for the six weeks the box promises...in reality, my hair is now slightly easier to tame and it does stay a little less frizzy when I style it, but this could also simply be achieved with straighteners. I also didn't like that I had to straighten my hair to get the best results as I hoped this treatment would allow me to ease off the straighteners.
However, for the price (£19.99) you can't really expect salon-style results, and I am sure it would work far better on wavy hair than on my curly, frizzy mess! I would recommend for anyone in the build-up to a big party or event (as long as it was applied a few days in advance so the smell wears off!) but as a long term solution, it just doesn't quite go the distance.
Have any of you tried it? Would you be tempted to?