“ Brand: Andrew Collinge / What it does: Smoothes, „
ANDREW COLLINGE No Kinks Straightener.
Spotted this in Sainsbury's hair products section and it was just because it was reduced that i purchased it, but it really does work.
It had the original price on it of £4.70p and was reduced to half that price, having tried a whole range of hair straightening products, i decided to give this one a try, it comes in a 125ml bottle, and the cap is one of those at the bottom ones that opens out.
The product itself is quite thick so you dont have to use a great amount, and it really smells lovely like a perfumed smell but not overpowering.
It made my hair look seriously smooth, and when i straightened it it looked like that just straightened look you get when you just have finished at the hairdressers, they always seem to have the knack of straightening my hair wonderfully, and now I am so pleased that i made the decision to buy this product as it is the one time i have that salon looking hair at home.
Its also great for taking away the frizz out of your hair too, and it also helps my hair with those horrible kinks that i get, and it made my hair feel really silky smooth and lovely, even my daughters noticed when they came over today, and I didnt have to re straighten my hair today as i woke up with it still looking great, and thats a first too.
Apply this to your hair when it is still damp and then blow dry your hair, if you have a good hairdrier which I have with an attachment thats a concentrator nozzel, using a nice rounded hair brush it really works well from the roots to the ends, leaving your hair with that really lovely silky feeling and realy smooth looking too.
Use this when your hair is damp, you really dont need to put to much on, as a little goes a long way, as you brush it through your hair whilst blow drying it.
I then straightened my hair with my hair straighteners which are not g h ds so its definetely wasnt that iIused really great straighteners for sure, (although i would love some) just in case my children are reading well its mothers day soon lol, I found that the sheer smooth feeling and the way the frizz dissapeared from my long hair, which i have to straighten every day so need a good quality product that this one sure is, and it really does work. I would recommend the extra bit of money for this one, even if you are not as lucky as I was getting it half price, I would definitely pay full price for this one as it really is a great professional product and which i had discovered this before, as my hair can be a mightmare sometimes.
I liked the smell, the fact that i didnt need to use great volumes and the way my hair looked after the second day and thats always a bonus for me, I feel great knowing that I have found a product for my hair that really does work, so thumbs up from me, Andrew.
My hair is usually very dry and with this product I would definetely notice that the dryness even after straightening was not present, and i couldnt notice my split ends truly, it looks great now I just wanted to go out and see if anyone noticed, and my girls did today so that was a bonus too.
I would recommend this product and am so happy that it was in the reduced section because it was a double wammy for me.
Thanks for reading and rating my reviews.
This is a product that I got from my mum, when she found that it wasn't really working with her hair, as it is very curly, therefore it got passed down to me, as I frequently use hair straightners, and I thought it looked quite proffesional as well.
Before I started using this, I didn't really use anything on my hair after I washed and dried it, so it kind of just naturally went really rather frizzy and static. Considering that I got this for free I thought I might as well use it just to see what it does and to see if it made any improvement at all. Surprisingly enough for me, it did actually work, and when I had finished straightning it, I found that my hair looked straight, smooth and shiny, just as a little extra bonus. These three things are all thigns which usually are not associated with my hair.
When I say that the bottle looks professional, I mean that as the bottle is see through, you can see all of the contents inside, so you know how much you have inside, and how you've got until it runs out, although the liquid inside is also clear or see though, so when you begin to run out it does get slightly difficult to tell, because you can still see the remains that are stuck to the bottle, so you can't really tell if that is the main bulk of the liquid or just the tiny little scaping that got left there.
One thing that I would say withthis product is that, if you want any volume, or if you want your hair to look big, then it wont really work!
Now, I know I seem to say this with all of my products, but I do think that this product once again smells of apples, maybe all hair products smell the same,I don't know, but as I say this is only an opinion. It doesn't leave an alcholic smell, like I've found with other hair products that I have used since using this but leaves youre your hair smelling nice and sweet and fresh.
I am not sure how my mum spent on this product, but I am sure by the way that she did not just throw it away that it cost more than what an average bottle of straightning gel would cost. Whatever she did pay for it, it was a good buy, as I have a very good experience with it and if I find out where my mum got this from, I would definately buy this for myself.
I have recently had my hair cut and styled at Andrew Collinge Graduates in Liverpool and they used this product. I got a fantastic cut and I tried recreating the style using my normal charles worthington straighter but I could not get it as straight and defined. I truly have awful hair without using products. It's fine and dense and quite wavy so can fizz up like mad. This is my absolute saviour! Normally I have to wash my hair every day due to product build-up but you hardly have to use any to get results and I am able to get away with washing it every other day. I am so impressed and am finally able to stop devoting hours to styling my hair!!It is that good that when I fell asleep (by accident) today and realised I was late for babysitting my brothers' kids, I did not even have to comb it. It looked the same as when I styled it!!
It's true what people say, the way you look does determine how you feel on any given day. Call me shallow and vain, but I don't feel like skipping to work with a smile on my face, when my hair makes me look like Mick Jagger's sister.... On a bad day (no offence to Mick Jagger's sister, she might actually look great for all I know. He might not even have a sister, but I have a mental image, and I'm going with it).
For many of us, after stumbling out of bed in the morning and tripping over our shoes, followed by kicking our shoes and shouting abuse at them, and then at the world for the injustice of it all, we don't really feel ready for the daily fight with our hair. Don't get me wrong, there are days when we wake up and everything goes right. We spring out of bed in the morning, full of energy, and look in the mirror to find gorgeous hair, and a flawless complexion. We skip to work, tossing our hair, even smiling and waving at 'Leery Larry' who stares at your ass until you are completely out of sight. But days like this don't happen too often, so we need all the help we can get.
With so many hair care products on the market, it can all get a bit confusing. You have your volumising, straightening, shine, gloss, colour enhancing etc products to choose from, each promising to give you the hair you have always wanted. I prefer to keep things simple. My hair is fine, and can be very frizzy and difficult to control, so for years I have been using straightening and anti-frizz products on my hair, and Andrew Collinge No Kinks Straightener is, in my experience, one of the best.
The No Kinks Straightener comes in a 100 ml tube, and is like a fine gel. It also contains a multivitamin and UV filter complex to protect hair from heat styling and environmental damage. On the back of the tube is the claim: "Use no kinks straightener when you want to transform your hair into a style that's seriously smooth and straight. It will straighten frizz prone, kinky and difficult to control hair, adding a beautiful silky shine and leaving it poker straight and super smooth".
And it works.
After washing my hair I wait until my hair is only slightly damp before squeezing a small amount (about the size of a penny) unto the palm of my hand. I then rub the gel between my hands (to ensure it goes on my hair evenly and not just in one big glob), and run my hands and fingers through my hair, paying most attention to the ends, where it would be mostly dry and prone to frizz. After blow drying my hair and giving it a quick straighten, the results are fantastic. Not only does it make my hair frizz-free, but it adds a lovely glossy shine, and the hair is really easy to straighten. It doesn't make hair greasy either, which is a problem I have had with these sort of products in the past.
Another thing I should mention is the yummy smell. It has a lovely, floral scent that you can still smell when hair has been dried and styled, which is a great added bonus!
I would give it top marks, and at £3.49 for a 100 ml tube which will last you aaages, it is a little hair care miracle, at a bargain price.