To ask what's a decent hair straightening cream/serum?

(20 Posts)
Vulty Tue 11-Oct-16 20:33:07

Dd is 3 and wants to go as Alice In Wonderland for Halloween. She has very curly hair and I was hoping to straighten it. However I don't want to use straighteners. Is there any product that can be recommended to me? Will be mega grateful!

user1476140278 Wed 12-Oct-16 00:23:56

Oh God don't straighten her hair for one event! She's 3! It's not like she has to be really realistic....

ferriswheel Wed 12-Oct-16 00:29:56

Do not straighten her hair. Why?!!!!! Do not even think about it!!!

GardenGeek Wed 12-Oct-16 00:33:04

God I thought this was for a poster and was going to type dont do it anyway!

Now I see for 3yo, obviously dont do!

If she really wants straight knee length repunzel hair then buy a wig

MrsTerryPratchett Wed 12-Oct-16 00:41:02

You don't want to use straiteners but you do want to use what is essentially perm solution? YABU.

GreyHare Wed 12-Oct-16 00:50:30

Mrs Pratchett that is a huge leap you've taken there, I presumed the OP was asking for a mousse or straightening balm recommendation, rather than a perm lotion?!?

OP buy a wig it will be easier and kinder to her hair in the long run.

RockinHippy Wed 12-Oct-16 00:52:38

Tiger has lots of cheap wigs in stock for Halloween, including long & straight. Im guessing Primark do too, they usually do.

mum11970 Wed 12-Oct-16 00:59:20

GreyHare I also presume the op is asking about a wash out cream/mousse, rather than permanent straightening lotion.

MrsTerryPratchett Wed 12-Oct-16 04:47:08

I'm not sure that there is magical temporary cream that will straighten tight curls.

TheDowagerCuntess Wed 12-Oct-16 05:18:59

I can't imagine going for anything other than a wig in this scenario - if there was a cream that did that without straighteners, straighteners would long since have ceased to exist!

I, myself, would buy shares in the company.

phillipp Wed 12-Oct-16 05:43:36

I think the op means a straightening/smoothing balm that will help with a quick blow dry. Not a permanent straightening solution.

Dd (12) uses L'Oréal studio sleek balm then brushes it while she blow dries it. Not section by section, just all at once. She wafts it with the blow drier until it's about 70% dry then uses a paddle brush. She has curly hair and works for her. It's not pin straight like it's been done with straighteners though.

Or get a wig.

Sugarlightly Wed 12-Oct-16 06:42:37

Alice in wonderland can have curly hair grin

abigamarone Wed 12-Oct-16 07:46:42

Washing, leaving damp and parting the hair into pigtails would drop some of the curl out. Even more so if you put a couple of scrunchies in lower down too.

Vulty Wed 12-Oct-16 08:05:11

Of course I don't want to use anything perm! Some of these comments are very offensive. I would never do anything to damage her hair I love her curls but thought it would be cool to see how long it actually is and since she wants to be Alice in wonderland, I thought it'd be cool to change her hair up a bit too! She wouiwouild probably pull a wig off but I'll give that a go. Thank you to other posters who didn't jump down my throat.

RockinHippy Wed 12-Oct-16 08:39:04

Some of these comments are very offensive.

Sadly that is MN all over atm

Thinking on it further, I'm wondering if a strong old fashioned setting lotion might with a blow dry & straightened/straightening brush might work. Ive used it for when I want styles to hold longer & it definitely works, no reason why is shouldn't work if set/styled straight. I think its called "Armani" of a Boots own knock off version. Its a purple lotion in a small pointed topped clear bottle with a white lid

specialsubject Wed 12-Oct-16 09:27:35

Nothing works on curly hair except serious chemicals - not the plan for a toddler for one night! Buy a wig.

As an aside, usual reminder that costumes are exempt from fire regs. No candles!

ijustwannadance Wed 12-Oct-16 09:41:46

As someone with curls, no normal smoothing serum will work without either blowdrying or straightening. If it's a one off you'd be better off using the straighteners with a protecter spray/serum.

RockinHippy Wed 12-Oct-16 10:15:22

As an aside, usual reminder that costumes are exempt from fire regs. No candles!

I love the assumption that the OP is too thick to know that, plus it depends entirely on what the costume is & what it's made of, so might not even be relevant - it certainly isn't relevant to the OPs questionhmm

tofutti Wed 12-Oct-16 10:45:07

I use L'Oreal Paris Studio Pro Heat It Hot & Sleek Heat Protection Cream.

(Rub into damp hair and then blow dry).

£3 in Boots.

Vulty Thu 13-Oct-16 10:54:47

Thank you for those who actually answered my question. Dd has started wanting different hair styles, tells me if she wants bunches, plaits etc. I didn't realise this started so young! I liked the idea putting her hair into bunches and putting bobbles in half way to weigh it down as I really don't want to use any sort of heat. This is her first year proper dressing up as the past few years I've just put a onsie on her, giraffe, monster and Olaf lol. So I'm really looking forward to dressing her up properly! And no she won't have a full face of make up or anything stupid in case anyone gets the wrong idea!

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