Friday, August 14, 2015

The Marc Anthony Hair Care Products That Take My Hair From Super FreakTo Super Fleek

Most of my life has been spent with bad hair.  It was the bane of my existance.  Many frustrating hours were lost as I tried to make my curls into a pattern that made sense and didn't end in a ball of frizz.  I wore a lot of baseball hats, layered cuts and ponytails thru my 20s.


My 30's were spent with very short hair, layered cuts, and a do' that was a result of half blowing out, giving up and curls on the rest.  It was a really frustrating time in my life, trying to tame the beast.


Fast forward to now:  In it's natural state, my unfortunate hair looks like this:

It's crazy and will scare small children.  However, I now have some secret weapons to go from the above to the sleekness I prefer.

What are these mystery products?!?!!  First I have to tell you that until I used them, I couldn't straighten my hair myself.  I've only been wearing it this way about five years and in that time, I've had two neck surgeries and a shoulder with four screws holding things together.  It's made for limited movement with my arm above my head.  The ONLY way I can straighten my hair is with great products.

A couple of months ago, Marc Anthony hair care sent me their argan oil, Oil Of Morocco and their Coconut Oil to try.  What a world of difference!!!!  I've abondon all the hair implements that you see here.  Ponys no more!!

hair, curly, straight, argan oil, shea butter, smooth

Let's look at the argan oil, Oil of Morocco Smoothing Cream, (6.72 fl oz/$8.99), first.  You can see on the front it claims to be a 3 day smoothing perfect blow dry cream and is infused with keratin.  I can easily double their three day claim.

After washing and conditioning, I apply a dollup the size of a 50 cent piece and work it all through my hair.  I have really thick hair so I probably use more than most people.  Then, and only then, am I able to blow dry my hair almost straight with just the smoothing Oil of Morocco Argan Oil itself!!  I've never ever ever ever been able to before.  Like ever.  Never ever.

Here is my hair after blow drying only:  (Ok, remember what it looks like curly, right?):


Just with the smoothing cream, my hair is almost straight.  If you have curly hair, you know how hard it is to blow dry it.  Generally it's ten minutes of blow-dry, 1/2 hour of sitting around, another 5-10 minutes, 1/2 hour of sitting around and repeat until you give up.  Generally to blow dry curly hair makes it larger and frizzier.  You can see in the above picture that I don't have big fat curly hair after blowing it dry, and it's almost entirely straight!!

Run a flat iron through a couple of spots and it looks like this:

hair, curly, straight, smooth

I then finish by taking about two drops of the lightweight Coconut Oil with shea butter, (1.69 fl oz/$7.99), and run it through the hair, trying to concentrate on the ends.  It's not heavy like a lot of oils on the market and does the perfect job of hydrating my dry hair while promoting shine.  The Coconut Oil is infused with biotin, which is the best hair product I've ever found.  It's nourishing and promotes growth.

When argan oil first became a thing, I tried a couple.  I didn't like them very much because they didn't do anything for my rat's nest.  This argan oil cream, however, is the bomb!  It's my jam!  It's everything!!!!  Ask my real life friends and they'll tell you I didn't straighten my hair for a couple years and had to have it done.  No joke.

And now with these products from Marc Anthony True Professional, I can do my hair myself.  Woo hoo!!  Even with a screwed together shoulder on my dominant arm.

The ingredients of the Oil of Morocco are:

hair, smoothing, cream, treatment, straight, curly

It's probably worth noting as well that my hair has never been healthier either!!!

The Coconut Oil ingredients:

smoothing, treatment, hair, curly, straight, shea butter

The proof of the quality of the products is in the photos.  They show my hair evolution and I just couldn't be happier.  These are the best quality hair products I've used at any price range.

hair, smoothing, smooth, straight, curly
You can read more about Marc Anthony products for curly and for straight hair here.  And you can purchase the brand at Walgreens, Ultadrugstore.com, and just about every other drugstore in Canada and the US.  Check their website for where to purchase online and internationally.

Do you have a favorite smoothing product that you use?  Seriously, I can't believe how easy this makes my unruly hair!!!

13 comments:

  1. Wow! That's incredible! I have slightly wavy hair and wish it was that straight... I'll have the check these out!

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    1. I seriously have just had so much trouble till I got these.

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  2. Thank you! I'm getting all of it for Amber.

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    1. Ooops, I replied to you but it didn't go in the right spot. Check out below, doll. :)

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  3. Cheri, get the shampoo and conditioner too. Love both the blue for reg or straight and the yellow set for curls!!

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  4. Wow, Shelley, my thick coarse hair has been awful in this humidity, and my usually John Frieda 3 Days Straight that works great in the winter isn't up to the job now. When do you use the Oil of Morocco Cream - while your hair is still wet or after you dry it? I need this stuff now.

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    1. I'm glad you asked, Allison, and I edited to include that info. I have used it on dry hair to induce some moisture because my hair is so dry.

      What I'm showing here are the pictures from applying it just out of the shower. I use a blob of the size of a fifty cent piece and work it through my heavy hair and then blow dry.

      Thanks for asking!

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  5. Wow, those are some amazing results! I don't wear my hair straight that often because, like you said, it's such a pain to do with curly hair. I may have to pick up some of these and try it again! Gorgeous locks, and I love the streak of pink!

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  6. I love the Marc Anthony hair care line!

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    1. Me too. Every one of their products that I've used have been terrific!

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