I posted the results of using this fabulous product – Optimum Care Heat Protection Polisher – in my wash day post from last week and promised a more in depth discussion and full review. First, let me just explain my experiences with heat protectants. I’ve always felt they were necessary, but never had a “staple” or “holy grail”. Sometimes I’d rely on my leave in conditioner, sometimes a serum, other times a spray specifically labeled as being for heat protection. All of the aforementioned gave me okay results, but my hair often felt dry after the experience and sometimes oily, flat and/or weighed down. Add to that my aversion to using direct heat regularly and I became a person who didn’t much care for heat protectants.
Based on my lackluster history with flat ironing and heat protectants, I did not anticipate being as excited about this product as I am. Upon first pump into my hand I was impressed with the consistency of the Optimum Care Heat Protectant Polisher – it is a liquid but with many properties of a serum giving it a gel-like quality. You know I do love the Hana Titanium Flat Iron, but this product even improved on its performance – it glided so effortlessly down my hair and the best surprise of it all – my hair did not feel dried or fried, only silky, shiny and smooth! I finally understand how heat protectants are SUPPOSED to feel! It felt like a weightless barrier between my hair and the plates of the flat-iron, leaving my hair smooth and straight without being weighed down. Amazing product, but don’t just take my word for it – check out the video demonstration. You can see exactly how well it performs in the below video. Those of you who purchased the L4L Healthy Hair Handbook can see that I used the same exact method to flat iron (one of he exclusive videos in the e-booklet) but with superior results – shinier, straighter, smoother hair.
Those who haven’t purchased the handbook, just compare the results using the Optimum Care Heat Protection Polisher with the results from August using other products:
As all of the other items in the Optimum Care Salon Collection line, the heat protection polisher contains a synthetic ceramide along with coconut oil. It retails for about $6.29 and is available in beauty supply stores everywhere. I didn’t list the ingredients in this products as I feel it is less important than a moisturizer or conditioner, but they can be found on the Sally’s website.
As for its performance on my hair, I would say the photos speak for themselves. Aside from just the immediate results, my hair felt soft and light all week. It did not appear to block the additional moisture I applied to my hair (Bee Mine Luscious Balanced Cream Moisturizer) nor weighed my hair down over time. Overall, I would say I have finally found my holy grail heat protectant and I’m so impressed that I plan to try it with a rollerset; unconventional but hey – we’ll see how it goes!
I am a partner of Soft-Sheen Carson and was sent this product to review.