I received the Influester Voxbox for the Ultimate Straight hair system from L'Oreal Paris USA. It's a four piece system including your usual shampoo and conditioner, but also a pre-conditioner and a smoothing balm. I really like the packaging for these products because I can tell what they are without having my contacts in, which is not unheard of when I shower.
|The packages are easy to tell apart when I'm half blind.|
Straight Boosting Pre-conditioner: The first time I used this, I didn't completely read the instructions and rinsed it out. I wasn't sure it made a difference, until I used it a second time, following the directions. I definitely think this makes a difference in my hair, and I would rather use a rinse out pre-condition than a leave in product.
Straightening Conditioner: I really like this conditioner. It is thick and easy to work with, but it rinses cleanly and doesn't leave my hair weighed down. I am a fan. My hair is silky and soft, but not heavy or oily. There really isn't much else to say, it's exactly what my hair needs.
Straight Perfecting Balm: This is a product that I think would be helpful if I was actually heat styling. I tried a little of it and didn't hate it, but it wasn't what I really like to use. I prefer something I can spritz where I need it, instead of balms or creams that I have to work through my hair. I think girls with course hair or those who are actually using a flat iron would love this balm. I may pass this on to one of the girls at work to try, or try it in Aaron's hair.
Overall // Tl; Dr: I would recommend this system! My hair seems to be doing well with it. I could also see this working for a large range of hair textures and types. If you do any chemically processing to your hair (treatment, color), it's important that you know that this is not a sulfate free line.
|That's some mermaid hair if I may say so.|
UPDATE: I am posting this update on 8/28/2015. I am experiencing a TON of hair loss. The only thing that has changed is this shampoo. My last shower, I switched to another shampoo and conditioner and I'm already noticing less hair loss. I don't know what to say about that. I don't want to say it was making my hair fall out, but it appears to have been the cause.