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No Frizz Straight Making Spray - reader reviewed and recommended

Is a Solution for:
Dry or Brittle Hair, Limp Hair, Dull Hair
August 28, 2009 Reviewed by TIA Community Member 2 Comments
Reviewed by Kathy

These samples couldn't have come at a better time. A huge storm/rain system has been hanging over the midwest for weeks. I was having bad hair days every day and was at my wits end. Every serum, leave-in, and gel I'd been using did something good while I was in my air-conditioned house, but when I walked outside - poof! Frizz everywhere. It's so frustrating to be a wavy haired gal who wants a straight, shiny mane.

Then a package arrived. It had the Living Proof No Frizz Straight Making Styling spray (and a companion spray for Wave Making styling). I was so excited to try it. First the No Frizz straight making spray: I opted for the fine hair version.

It comes in a small gray bottle with a white top that has a peculiar sort of shape to it. It looks like a, well, sort part of the male anatomy. It struck me as odd. Anyway, I just pulled the cap off and threw it away. Much better.

I did my usual wash and condition and leave in regime. Then I generously sprayed the No Frizz all over and combed it through. My hair looked straight immediately - it sort of seemed relaxed just with the spray. So far, so good. Then I picked up the blowdryer and got to work. At first my hair felt a little like I'd sprayed hair spray on it, a little stiff, but then as it dried, that feeling disappeared. It felt silkier, shinier. Not perfect, but pretty darn good.

Now, it did NOT take all the frizz away. I still had to run a flat iron through my hair. But the straight shiny look held up well in the humid weather. It worked better than my Phytodefrisant works in humid weather. And that's very good news. But the bottle is so small, and I feel like I used a lot. Not sure how long this will last. I do wish it came in a bigger bottle. But, I'd buy it and use it again. I also like the fresh, clean, citrus-y smell.

As for the the Wave Making spray. I tried it once and I didn't like it very much. It left my hair frizzier - not as smooth - harder to straighten or at least de-frizz. Not sure of what chemically makes it different than the Straight-Making spray, but it just doesn't do anything that?s good for my wavy/prone to frizz hair.

All in all, the Straight Making spray is a winner.

Ingredients in Straight Making:

SD Alcohol 40-B, Water, PolyfluoroEster, Fragrance, Dipropylene Glycol, C10-40 Isoalkylamidopropylethyldimonium Ethosulfate, PEG-40, Hydrogenated Castor Oil.
  • August 28, 2009

    by aerwin

    Unfortunately it dried my hair out as well. Like you I don't wash every day as my hair is so curly and dry. I did get more tangles than usual in my hair , but for me the worst part was the drying out. It's sad because the product does work.

  • August 28, 2009

    by Tammara

    Got the spray as a sample, just a tiny bottle, barely enough for one use. Didn't get rid of all the fly-aways, but my naturally wavey hair did not frizz and the style stayed all day. Went ahead and ordered the full size in the spray for fine to medium hair, and also the wave making cream for those days that I did not have time to straighten.

    I don't wash my hair daily, just 1-2 times a we but I do rinse well and condition daily as I exercise every morning and have to rinse the sweat out of my hair. Usually I don't have any problems with build-up, but after the second time I used the cream I woke up the next morning with my hair knotted in the back, to the point that I could not comb it out - I had to wash and condition it. I guess if you wash your hair daily it might be fine, but I would not recommend the Wave Making Cream.

    As for the spray, after using it twice my hair was dried out and dull, not shiny possibly due to the alcohol in it. So even though I was pleased with the results after using the one-time sample, I cannot use the spray in my regular routine. I ended up sending both items back.

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