This post is sponsored by Texture Tame. Opinions are honest and my own.
Having a blog where I talk about beauty products means that a lot of really neat and cutting edge products enter my life. Recently, I learned about Texture Tame, the first at-home treatment to rid your hair of frizz for up to 5 months without exposing it to toxic chemicals. I was immediately intrigued. I have been been trying to live a somewhat more natural lifestyle (I have a post coming on that soon) but beauty products are my big hangup. So many of my favorite brands are full of chemicals and I just don’t see myself giving them up if I’m being honest. I love to try new products, love to get my hair done, etc. but it does make me cringe a little bit thinking of all the chemicals I am exposing myself to. I also have thick and coarse wavy hair that gets ultra frizzy in the humidity, so a product like Texture Tame sounded right up my alley.
Considering this is a permanent hair solution, it’s interesting to hear that it’s chemical free with only natural ingredients. There are three steps to seal the surface of the hair with a protective hydrophobic (water fearing) film, tricking your hair into believing that it no longer needs moisture from the air. Texture Tame is also an at-home treatment so there is no salon involved. At first that made me wary of trying it on myself, so I decided to ask a friend if she would like to give it a whirl. That way I could learn a little bit about how well it worked and if it delivered the silky-smooth results it promised for her (it’s supposed to last for 5 months of smooth hair!) I knew I would want to be next in line to try it. As you can tell, I’m a huge scaredy-cat when it comes to putting permanent product in my hair- there’s a reason I go for the ombré on my ends instead of full on permanent color when I go to the salon- I’m afraid of commitment!
My friend, Alesia, agreed to be my guinea pig for this experiment. We first read the directions to see what we had to do to make this stuff work. Her hair is typically pretty thick and long with lots of waves when she lets it air dry. She has highlights in her hair so we started with Step 2, Moisture Lock, as per the directions. We left it in for 30 minutes since she has wavy hair. In the pictures above, you can see what her hair looks like right after being blow dried and not styled.
We applied several pumps of the Moisture Lock to completely saturate the hair. We combed through with a wide tooth comb. The scent was kind of citrusy and strong. You don’t need very much, and this is meant to be reapplied and left on for 15 minutes once a week. Even with long hair, there is definitely enough in here for 5 months of once weekly use.
After rinsing it out, and then shampooing it out, we had to blowdry to get back to step one- Eliminate.
I was surprised how soft her hair was already going into the next step. Although Moisture Lock didn’t require a ton of product (probably because it was applied to damp hair), Eliminate is applied to dry hair and it’s kind of difficult to distribute it fully without using a TON of product. I won’t lie- this wasn’t my favorite scent. It has a strong scent that reminds me of wet dough. It’s not a terrible smell, but not what I would want my hair to smell like. We were kind of glad that it got to sit in a shower cap for a while where the smell would be somewhat contained. After rinsing, shampooing, and towel drying, we were excited to see the finished result. We applied a teaspoon sized amount of Finish and began to blow dry. Finish is a highly contentrated shine, UVA/UVB protective product that requires very little application to see results. This will be used daily in the hair to keep the results going.
To get these results, we blowdried the hair just using the blowdryer and hands to tousle the hair. Towards the end we pulled out a paddle brush and brushed the hair through a few times. I could hardly believe the shiny and silky results at the end! Alesia was very pleased with the results and usually can’t get hair that looks this smooth without straightening her hair with damaging heat tools.
I was pleasantly surprised by how well this seemed to work for an at-home treatment. If you are interested in trying it for yourself, click this link to get 30% off the treatment. The way this treatment works, it eliminates the frizz without affecting your hair’s genetic wave and curl pattern. Although Alesia does have wavy hair naturally, it’s really comes out when it’s humid outside or air dried. I was shocked to see how stick straight her hair seemed to be after washing and blowing it dry but I’ve seen her a few times since the treatment with air dried hair and her hair still has the same waves it always did. It just looks way smoother!