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Got straighteners for Christmas after never using them before. I have been using the little bottle of stuff that came with it, but not sure if that's best. I don't use them that much, twice a week max, and I don't bother with straightening every strand.
I bought some of this because it was easier to pack for holiday than my usual huge bottle of protector that I got from the Hairdresers but actually, I'm preferring it. Leaves my hair wonderfully soft as well as smooth and shiny - and it's much cheaper. I would recommend it.
The best one I've used is the Tony and Guy one. I didn't like the Charles worthington one (sticky), the Umberto whatsisname one (smelly and sticky) or the Lee Stafford one. The T&G one is more expensive than some of the others but deffo worth it for my short, wavy-ish hair.
I know it's wrong, and you should never really straighten hair without heat protection, but I don't bother using any. I use my GHD's every day, I do a complete straighten (tiny section at a time) after every wash- 3 times a week, and the rest of the time I put my hair in a ponytail and straighten the back. I found that any sprays made my hair feel horrible and sticky, so I stopped.
When I used to go the hairdressers and they straightened my hair with straighteners, they used to put something through it right at the end, looked like some sort of balm perhaps? Any ideas what that was? As that used to be great?