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10/24/12

Schwarzkopf Strait Therapy & L'Oreal Hair Spa Review

So many of you have asked me about hair straightening, so I thought I'd talk about the 2 treatments I got done- Schwarzkopf Strait Therapy (Permanent Hair Straightening) & L'Oreal Hair Spa Treatment.
In these pics, I'd just gone for the L'oreal Hair Spa Treatment at a salon in Delhi a few days before leaving.
*OMG that looped hair is driving my crazy! This is what happens when I'm not in control of the camera.

Schwarzkopf Strait Therapy- This is a permanent straightening procedure which lasts upto 6 months. This is my 3rd time getting it done, I think. I got the Lakmé Hair Serenity, and my hair was calm and manageable. But when I reached my hometown, it became very frizzy because of the humidity there. It would pouf up & wouldn't fall, you know what I mean? So, I went for it. I knew that I'd want to get it done eventually, and it'll cost more in Delhi & UK. I was very happy with the results- straight & heavy hair. BUT it made the ends very very dry & frizzy, they completely lost their elasticity. They would get tangled together which made it impossible to comb through without breakage. So....yes, time for some TLC. Uff, one problem after another!
  • Tip 1: If you don't want your hair to get burnt, tell your stylist not to make the straightening iron too hot, or iron it too much. My friend doesn't let them iron at all, and her hair turned out just fine.
  • Tip 2: Avoid getting it done during monsoon season, because your hair ends will frizz more. That's what I experienced.
Price: Rs.4500. It costs above Rs.7000 in the New Delhi. I know some small salons do it for Rs.2500, but very risky....haha! If you want it done for somewhat FREE (you'd probably have to pay only for the straightening cream), go to a Hair Academy, where students will do it for practice. I've done it on other people while I was studying in one, and they were happy with the results =)


L'Oreal Hair Spa: This is a deep conditioning treatment for chemically treated hair. I got it done the weekend before leaving, which is about 2-3 weeks after the Schwarzkopf Strait Therapy. You're supposed to go for this treatment a week after permanent straightening. Steps: Spa Shampoo, towel dry, spa cream application, head massage, steam for about 10 mins, rinse, done. Your hair will be super smooth & soft, and it'll smell amazing! Price: Rs.1200. You can also do it at home if you can get the products. 
That's me under the steamer. Wearing the gown they provided, btw =D

There's the loop again...grr!

After care Products:
  • Use moisturizing shampoo & conditioner. I usually go for the ones "For Dry & Damaged Hair"
  • Deep Conditioning Hair mask once-twice a week. Go for the ones for dry hair.
  • Leave-in Conditioner is necessary if your hair is very dry. It does what body lotions do for the skin.
  • Use a serum if your hair lacks shine, and if you're not opposed to silicone. There are so many out there- L'Oreal, Matrix, etc.

Hair products I'm using right now:
  • VO5 Give Me Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner ~ They do make my hair feel softer.
  • Organix Moroccan Argan Oil ~ I like it. It does make the ends less frizzy & shiny, and it smells really good. I want to try the very pricey original Moroccan Oil to compare.
  • Dove Hair Fall Therapy Combing Serum ~ This works!Shown here
  • VO5 Miracle Mist ~ Have not used this much, so I don't know how how I feel about it yet.
My hair got even drier because I colored it again, so it needs plenty of moisture & oil & a lot of pampering. I have to apply something after towel-drying. I'm still on the lookout for products with superpowers, so I will be back with another post when I find them. Hopefully before Christmas.

Wishing You A Very Happy Dussehra! =) 
♥ Cynthia Z *.*

35 comments:

  1. Loreal hair spa range is great! All my clients have loved it :)
    Your hair looks great!!

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    1. Oh, I didn't know ur a hairstylist Rakshandha! :) Thanks!

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    2. HI
      I live in the USA and would like to get my hair straightened using the SChwarzkopf. I got them straightened when Iw as visiting India a month ago and will need touch up in a few months. I have been looking for a salon in USa but none are aware of this. I had initially gotten my hair straightened 2 years ago and could only get them straightened when I went back 2 years later. Now that I am back and may not go for a visit to india I would like to find a salon in the USA that would do this for me. I live in Duluth MN. Would love any suggestions.
      Thanks
      Arshia

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  2. hmm.. have heard so much about L'oreal spa treatments for straight hair.. but actually am quite happy with my wavy-curly hair .. I kind of freak out thinking my self with poker straight hair

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    1. You're so lucky! Mine was between curly & straight, that was the problem =\

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  3. wow....u have lovely hair my dear...Heard so many good reviews about Mororccan oil...do try them and review it here:) waiting for your reviews...

    Renji
    www.makeupholicworld.com

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    1. Thanks! Will review when I get it Renji :)

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  4. Loved your hair....Waiting for soooooper-power products list ;) wishing you luck with that :)

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    1. Hehe...I am on a mission! :D Thanks Ruby!

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  5. I really want to try out the moroccan argan oil !
    is there any where i can find it in india?

    xoxo <3

    http://littlemisssinner.blogspot.in/

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    1. Some salons keep it, so you might find it.

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  6. I am a person who kept on thinking about getting her hair permanently straightened for yearssss.. but never got it done.. :/ But anyway it would be very risky for my thin hair.. Also, how do you get volume after permanent straightening treatments?

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    1. You have amazing hair...pls don't disturb it! :D I blow dry with a round brush to get volume.

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  7. I like this !!
    My blog http://katshe-i-can-change.blogspot.com/

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  8. Do you know anything about this whole relaxing thing? some of my friends outside India have done it. And its kinda like straightening but not poker straight. I have been enquirin in like a zillion parlours here in bangalore - they either have only keratin or straghtening.
    It gets so confusing with each parlour calling the same process by a different name. Sigh!

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  9. Your hair looks great. I use the Loreal hair spa products, too- they make my hair really smooth!

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  10. I am using FX Moroccan Moisture Miracle Oil which I bought from flipkart. I was unable to find any other moroccan oil in Delhi. Since I have just started using this product am not sure if its good enough or not. Do you know any other good one which is easily available in Delhi?

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    1. hi Akansha,
      Moroccan oil products available in lakme absolute salon in south extension....I got my hair straightening from that salon.....Amazing experience


      Vibha
      Dwarka
      New Delhi

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  11. is the serenity lakme treatment helpful at all, after a few days or a month?

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  12. I want to buy loreal hair spa range online.... Which website has it plz let me know....

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  13. I would never suggest anyone to go For the straitening therapy .
    Within a week my hairs become unmanageable and it doesn't make your hairs straight as you expect it to be

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    1. i vsh 2 straighten ma hair...does it cause ny damage....

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    2. I Agree with Ridhisha. Even i went for straight therapy I got it done at Lakme Saloon. I got pathetic result.
      My hairs have the waves and they are so dry and unmanageable.

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  14. Hey Cynthia, now that you have tried both Lakme Hair Serenity and Straight Therapy, which treatment would you suggest out of the both. My hair is just like urs, neither straight nor curly...

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  15. Hi,

    I have curly hair than i straightened my hair few days back with matrix. But there is no expected result still curls are there. What my beautician suggested that she wants do it again after 3 weeks. Before that she will do 2 times hair spa to remove that chemical from hair. Could u plz tell me is there any side effects if we do it again with in 1 month.

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  16. Hey I have really frizzzy curly dry shineless messed up hair.. I always think f getting them straightened permanently Bt m afraid as I live in a highly humid area i.e. daman and diu it's near Mumbai. .so wt u suggest should I go for it if yes what would b the best products for the same n even which salon? ?

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  17. hai dr i like ur hair..it looks nice..my hair is so curly..i want to Straight my hair.. and iam living in india..i find this Schwarzkopf Strait Styling Strait Therapy Treatment
    in purple online shopping..can i use only this to my hair..will it stright hair completly And for ioning tell me some heat protectant spray which i can buy in india in online..wat u use while ioning..?if u know the online ?pls tell me dear..

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  18. Hi,

    Can anyone help me .without doing anything my hair is very strong shyny but only one thing which is embarrasing is that tangling they got tangeled very quicly i can not think about to leave my hair open so pls suggest me should i go for straight therepy because lakme salon has suggest me to go for straight therepy.
    pls help me i am very confused .
    pls reply me as soon as possible i will thankful to her

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  19. Hi,
    I just got my hair straight at Lakme Saloon of Gurgaon sector 56 by Schwarzkopf Strait Therapy. but i got pathetic result. they did it two times when i complain them. but still my hairs have same problems. my hairs still have curly waves and they became so dry and unmanageable. This is my 6 times i got my hairs permanent straight. I faced this problem for 1st time. Iam very upset and dont know what to do now..

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    1. Hi Fatima,
      I just got my hair straight form Lakme absolute Salon which is located in south extension... Amazing experience.....N one more thing I have done it by Hair Expert
      N i have taken schwarzkopf straight therapy... It gives amazing result.



      vibha
      Dwarka
      New Delhi

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  20. hi... i'm about to get my hair straightened at a salon nearby.. they use Schwarzkopf products. I got it done once before back when i had hair longer than my shoulders with the same products.. I'm not really sure I took good car of my straightened.. But I want to make sure I do this time!! How safe are Schwarzkopf products..? and thanks for all the haircare tips in your write-up.

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  21. Hi i want to know which hair spa product is a better one for very dry and frizzy hair...loreal or schwarzkopf????

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  22. Hi...I went with loreal hair straightening for 3times....my hair is the which is too curly from scalp to end....and now it's perfect straight but the problem is .....my hair is too dry now....can I go with Schwarzcopf straight therapy to get rid of this?

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  23. Hi..I went with loreal hair straightening for 3 times....my hair is the way too curly from scalp to end... Now it's perfect straight.. but the issue is it's too dry and frizzy at ends...so can I go with Schwarzcopf straight therapy to get rid of this?

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  24. I am thinking for a permanent hair straighting process.. how long does it stay? My hair is very long.. will it damage my hair?

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