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First pick was a good one
on July 17, 2012
Summed up: this stuff is awesome!
To be honest, I've never spent much on hair products. But I saw this at the drug store and thought I'd give it a shot. I have long, thick hair, that's kinda prone to breakage, and my dad's curly hair and mom's silky-straight hair combined to give me hair that is frizzy half the time, and oily-looking the other half.
So here's my method:
After shower (shampoo 2x with Aussie, no conditioner [my hair gets too oily w/ conditioner]) I'll comb my hair out, towel dry, comb again, towel again. Then I put a dime-sized amount of the Soy Renewal in my palm, and rub my hands together (I have thick hair down past my shoulder blades, so you only need a little bit!).
Flip head upside down, pat the ends of my hair with my palms, then pat all over my hair, flip my hair to one side and then the other, still patting. I finish with hair at the top of my head (by which point my palms are basically dry) and then brush the oil through.
The reason I pat is to get the Soy Renewal all through my hair, without applying too much in any one spot (and especially not too much on top!) I also try to avoid blow-drying, or at least try to blow-dry on the low, cool setting.
I did this for every shower when I first got the Soy Renewal, then reduced it to twice a week now, to just keep a healthy silkiness in my hair. Sometimes, if I'm rushed, I'll put a little in, blow dry, then rub a tiny amount all over my hair to calm the blow-outs. It is soooo much softer now, doesn't fly away or frizz out, and I feel comfortable with wearing it down. So far I've had it a couple of months, and that $20 bottle is only *maybe* a third gone.
I should mention that this was probably not intended as a styling mechanism like hairspray or gel. My boyfriend's dad got a hold of my Soy Renewal one day, and tried to gel his short hair with it. He ended up going to work with very very shiny hair, that had not moved from its original position.
Overall, it feels nice, it smells nice, it works well, and compared to other hair products, it is not that expensive at all (especially considering how far a little bit will go!) I would definitely recommend giving this a shot!