Hi guys! Just Hannah this time and I’m talking hair! I had my curly hair relaxed recently and I’m so so happy with the results, so read on if you’d like to find out more!
I have very curly/frizzy hair which I usually like to wear straight. Straightening it had always been a bit of a chore for me as it took ages and using so much heat on it was causing a lot of breakage. That was until I tried a treatment called L’Oréal X-Tenso Moisturist and I can honestly say it’s changed my life! (bit dramatic, I know but anyone else who spends so long straightening their hair for it to go frizzy again within hours will feel my pain)
I got this done at GT Hair which is an amazing salon in the Southside of Glasgow, and I’m so so happy with the results. Here’s what L’Oréal say about it on their website:
“Discover our in-service professional hair relaxer. X-tenso Moisturist transforms rebellious, curly or frizzy looking hair to smooth, beautifully silky and shiny looking hair. Whether you want to reduce the volume, retain your volume or go very smooth and sleek, you can get this professional treatment done exclusively at one of our salons, so ask for X-Tenso”
I was in the salon for around 3 hours which also included a haircut. They started by applying a solution to my hair in sections which was left on for 20 minutes. This was then rinsed off and another solution was applied and left on for around 10 minutes. My hair was then washed, blow dried and straightened as normal but this took far less than half the time it did before and I instantly had shiny, straight, sleek hair!
My hairdresser advised me not to wash my hair for a few days which I thought might be unpleasant but I found that my hair didn’t feel greasy or cakey at all (I was expecting the horrible feeling I was left with after a keratin blow dry). Unlike a keratin blow dry, I was also able to tie my hair back and tuck it behind my ears etc, which I was pleased about.
After about 4 days I washed my hair at home and I couldn’t believe the results. The treatment hasn’t straightened my hair as such, which I’m actually pleased about. It has just relaxed the curl and eliminated the frizz so I still have the option to wear it curly if I want to, but the curl is a lot softer. When it came to straightening it myself it took me around 10 minutes instead of the 45 it took before, and my hair has never felt or looked so good!
The treatment cost me around £60 and should last around 3 months which I think is excellent value for money. I will definitely be getting this done again! Here are some before and after pics. (My hair was slightly damp in the before pic- it got a lot frizzier than this when it dried!)
I hope you enjoyed this post. Let me know if you’ve tried X-Tenso or plan on getting it done. And if you’ve had a similar treatment, I’d love to hear about that too!