Apr 12, 2014 - I actually have two of these systems. One I was sent by Naturally Curly to review, the other I received in my monthly subscription OnyxBox. I tried TMS a few weeks ago and my experience was ok -- not good, not bad, but just ok. The shampoo was OK, it was designed to clarify and prep the hair to receive the leave-in which is why I think the end result was my hair feeling stripped after cleansing. The leave-in had tons of slip, and spread easily throughout the hair. But as it dried, my hair felt stiff, somewhat sticky, and coated. I may have used too much leave-in -- I used about 80% of the small bottle on my thick, MBL hair. Even though I had detangled thoroughly prior to washing and while deep conditioning (I threw my own deep conditioner in the process, so as to protect my hair from heat and to better retain moisture), the leave-in made my hair feel tangled and shrunken. It did not make the blowdrying process any easier -- although I did notice that my blowout was straighter than normal afterwards. It still had that somewhat coated feeling, although it dissipated to a degree when I applied a serum-style heat protectant and flat ironed. My hair was straight and had a lot of movement at first, but as the days wore on it definitely reverted to a poofier version of my flat ironed hair. I was expecting that super sleek look, but that may be because I didn't push my heat past 400, or because I am not as adept at flat ironing technique as some of the professional stylists I saw use TMS. After I washed my hair, I noticed that my hair felt very smooth and my curl pattern was loosened. It took me about 3 wash days with a sulfate shampoo to get my hair 100% back to normal. I have ironed out all the details of my reversion on www.maneobjective.com. Overall, I give the system a 3. It was cool, and maybe with some professional help I'd try it again. I wasn't a huge fan of the curl loosening, because I enjoy the volume I get with my type 3B/C hair. But it did make for super drama-free detangling sessions and wash days!
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