Mark Hill – Straight Talking Cream

I have quite long hair so it’s important to me to at least try and attempt to keep it looking and feeling its best. A few posts ago I discussed the Superdrug own brand hair heat protectors and overall I wasn’t that impressed by them, however, a couple of days after posting I decided to start the Mark Hill Straight Talking Cream which I don’t think is actually sold now as I can only find the shampoo and conditioner version. I got this for £2.00 on sale in boots and I’m really disappointed that I can’t find it now because it seems to be the best hair heat protecting cream I have come across in a while. I think Mark Hill have a new collection out which might be why I can’t find this anywhere so when I finish the cream I will definitely be tempted to purchase those instead.

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Mark Hill Staightening Cream 

My hair is already straight but sometimes when I don’t have time to style it I like to use this solely as a heat protector for when I blow dry my hair. I rub a small amount between my fingertips and run them through the ends of my hair as that’s where mine is most damaged and it keeps any fly aways or split ends straight and not looking as shocking. The texture of the cream is quite lightweight and not sticky at all. It adds a really natural looking shine to my hair too which is always a bonus. I feel like every time I use this I can always style my hair differently for two or three days after the first wash with just this added so it’s not like others that leave your hair greasy and feeling like you want to wash it after one day.

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Mug shot of my long hair after a blow dry 




What heat protectors do you generally use on your hair? Have you seen this anywhere else??!


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Superdrug Style Expertise Hair Prodcuts

Not so long ago on a little drugstore haul I was browsing the hair section in Superdrug as you do and I came across a small range of products I hadn’t seen in there before. I usually really like Superdrug own brand products as they’re normally sensitive-skin-friendly and they are cruelty free. They all seem to be numbered I think it’s 1-11 but don’t quote me on that and they are all tailored towards different things. I picked up the number 3 which is the Blow Dry Straightening Crème and the number 6 which is the protecting heat styling spray. I decided to go for these in particular just because that’s what I was looking to replace. If I’m honest I’m not the kind of girl that puts 100% into my hair everyday and this is mainly because I can’t do hair, I really do look like a 7 year old that has just had a full on busy day at school – it’s bad. However, I still always use a heat protector when I blow dry my hair, that is since I started blow drying my hair!

Since the summer I have been loving L’orèal Paris Hot and Smooth Straight cream. I find it nice to apply and it never fails to make my hair feel better than it looks! As much as I like this I have a short attention span and get a bit bored now and then which is why I decided to mix it up a little!

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Superdrug Hair Protectors


I was so excited to try these out and see if these had what it takes to tame my mane I in fact washed my hair when I got in just so I could use them. My hair’s in good condition now that I haven’t dyed it for a couple of years and I get it cut around every 4 months. I don’t know if you are meant to get it done more or less often but my hair is so long I just end up feeling bad for the hairdresser when I tell her I only want the ends off and the poor woman is practically laying on the floor to get to the ends!

Getting back on track – I went for the spray as I knew I was only going to be at home for the rest of the day so wouldn’t actually be doing anything extra than drying it. I sprayed mainly to the ends and then gently ran my fingers through my hair just because I don’t like the feeling of brushing wet hair! When it was completely dry I ran my fingers through it again and I noticed not only did it look frazzled it was quite sticky and I didn’t use an excessive amount so I was a bit disappointed by this one and I haven’t used it since.

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Texture of Style Expertise Straightening Crème

I did get over the initial disappointment and move on to the Blow Dry Straightening Crème . I put a small amount into my finger tips, rubbed it together and ran it through the ends of wet hair and dried as normal. It’s quite thick and slightly tacky to touch but I feel like this worked so much better with my hair, it dried nice and kept the frizz at bay and it smells good which is always a bonus, so I will be using this one again.

What drugstore heat protectors do you recommend? Do you have problems with sticky hair products?


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