From: Alex (220.127.116.11)
I'm going to get my hair thermally reconditioned in a few days for the first time. My hair is naturally curly (and I don't mean wavy like some girls who call their hair "curly," I mean curly.), frizzy, and thick, and I had it relaxed a couple years ago so the stylist took a test strand which she said turned out perfect. She recommended that I buy the shampoo (8 oz, $15), conditioner (8 oz, $15), and some sort of smoothing spray (?, $12) to use after my TR, but are these really necessary? I mean that's $42 that I really don't have to spend, plus I want to be able to smell the shampoo scent of my choice for the first time (all I can usually smell is gel and hairspray. ugh!)
And if they aren't necessary, what sort of store-bought products should I use? Moistorizing, conditioning? I'm currently using Herbal Essences Dangerously Straight S/C and spray [which, by the way, the spray is amazing! I can get my hair stick straight with an iron (but it takes an hour), and this helps it stay that way.]
I would love to be able to just use regular S/C (so many more scent possibilities =]), but that's probably too much to ask for. But is it possible?
Sorry I wrote so much, but any help is MUCH appreciated!