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post #1 of 428
Thread Starter 
Please do not use the new product Easystraight. My hair has been wrecked and I feel compeled to warn others. Search other discussion boards and you will see similar results. You will not find a single good review.
post #2 of 428
thanks for the warning, but what is this product? is it shampoo? conditioner? or a hair straightener?



Originally Posted by DeadHair
Please do not use the new product Easystraight. My hair has been wrecked and I feel compeled to warn others. Search other discussion boards and you will see similar results. You will not find a single good review.
post #3 of 428
Count me in has another Easystraight disaster. I am still kicking myself for believing the imformation advertised on the box about how it is so easy and safe to use, I followed the directions to a T and like others I also rinsed it out earlier. I had to have about 3 inches cut off of my hair and also had to pay for a deep conditioning treatment and my hair is still fried, I will probably have to wear a bandana or scarf for quite a while and continue to have dead hair cut away, my hair length was almost midway down my back but now it is up to my shoulders and will probably have to have more cut off, I just want to cry everytime I look into the mirror now. Please spread the word and do not use this product, the results cause nothing but heartache.
post #4 of 428
Originally Posted by DeadHair
Please do not use the new product Easystraight. My hair has been wrecked and I feel compeled to warn others. Search other discussion boards and you will see similar results. You will not find a single good review.
Have either of you thought about calling the Better Business Bureau or the FDA to report this product??Sounds like it needs to be pulled off the shelves
post #5 of 428
Welcome HarleyMom! Glad to have you here!
post #6 of 428
Hi again,
Actually I did go to both the FDA and BBB web sites, with the FDA you have to write a letter explaining your problem via snail mail with matters concerning cosmetics, etc., and with the BBB they recommend that you try to notify the company that makes the product first. From what I read on another post with the link to a story about the woman who is an assistant for Cosmogirl magazine, I am curious has to how they will respond to a complaint. I am going to try and do a search on the New York Post/Cosmogirl story and see if there are any follow ups.
post #7 of 428
Originally Posted by Harleymom10860
Hi again,
Actually I did go to both the FDA and BBB web sites, with the FDA you have to write a letter explaining your problem via snail mail with matters concerning cosmetics, etc., and with the BBB they recommend that you try to notify the company that makes the product first. From what I read on another post with the link to a story about the woman who is an assistant for Cosmogirl magazine, I am curious has to how they will respond to a complaint. I am going to try and do a search on the New York Post/Cosmogirl story and see if there are any follow ups.
Have you contacted the company directly??You might want to try that..If the feel they are in jeapordy of being sued,etc they might just bend over backwards to help you..It's a start..Sorry for you dilemma
post #8 of 428
Originally Posted by allisong
Have you contacted the company directly??You might want to try that..If the feel they are in jeapordy of being sued,etc they might just bend over backwards to help you..It's a start..Sorry for you dilemma
Thanks Allison,
I am definetly going to call them, I just got off the phone with Walgreens corporate offices and was told that they will notify their product buyers. I did receive a refund from the Walgreens where I purchased the Easystraight, they were very apologetic and 2 of the women in the cosmetics dept. said they will refuse to sell it but they unfortunetly can't make the decision to pull it off the shelves.
post #9 of 428
Originally Posted by Harleymom10860
Hi again,
Actually I did go to both the FDA and BBB web sites, with the FDA you have to write a letter explaining your problem via snail mail with matters concerning cosmetics, etc., and with the BBB they recommend that you try to notify the company that makes the product first. From what I read on another post with the link to a story about the woman who is an assistant for Cosmogirl magazine, I am curious has to how they will respond to a complaint. I am going to try and do a search on the New York Post/Cosmogirl story and see if there are any follow ups.
Major high 5's to the proactive and astute Harleymom. You rock!!!
I bet this is a multi-tasker woman!
post #10 of 428
Originally Posted by Harleymom10860
Thanks Allison,
I am definetly going to call them, I just got off the phone with Walgreens corporate offices and was told that they will notify their product buyers. I did receive a refund from the Walgreens where I purchased the Easystraight, they were very apologetic and 2 of the women in the cosmetics dept. said they will refuse to sell it but they unfortunetly can't make the decision to pull it off the shelves.
If you ever have a serious complaint about a product, here is a short governmental form to fill out so that the makers will be responsible for their products and so that you can get the word out.
Go here: http://www.consumeraffairs.com/php/a_report.php
post #11 of 428
Originally Posted by Californian
If you ever have a serious complaint about a product, here is a short governmental form to fill out so that the makers will be responsible for their products and so that you can get the word out.
Go here: http://www.consumeraffairs.com/php/a_report.php
Thanks so much for the link Californian, I just sent them an email and I will be sure to post any information I receive. I just really want to get the word out on this stuff so hopefully no one else will have to go through what I am right now, just tried a highly recommended Keratin conditioner in hopes it might tame my hair, no luck Thanks again though.
post #12 of 428
Originally Posted by Californian
Major high 5's to the proactive and astute Harleymom. You rock!!!
I bet this is a multi-tasker woman!
great icon Cali!
post #13 of 428
Originally Posted by Harleymom10860
Thanks so much for the link Californian, I just sent them an email and I will be sure to post any information I receive. I just really want to get the word out on this stuff so hopefully no one else will have to go through what I am right now, just tried a highly recommended Keratin conditioner in hopes it might tame my hair, no luck Thanks again though.
You're very welcome. One time I dyed my hair and it turned out green so I kind of know how you feel. It was an expensive mistake.
How about a cute, short do for you? Get a tan, play up your rosey cheeks and hook on some big, cute earrings and look stylish while you repair your hair. What do you think? You know it will be much easier to comb out after a ride on your Harley!

I'm thinking of something like any of the following. Summer is here, after all!


post #14 of 428
Originally Posted by shoediva
great icon Cali!
Heh heh heh... shoediva, you must go to smileycentral and download these fun icons too! Look at this one:

<TABLE borderColor=#ffffff cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=2 width=95 bgColor=#ffffff borderColorLight=#000000 border=1><TBODY><TR><TD noWrap align=middle>ShoeDiva</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>


or if you are into the movie, The Matrix, check this out:
post #15 of 428
Cal, You Rock!!
post #16 of 428
Originally Posted by GR8FISCH
Cal, You Rock!!
Aw Thanks for writing that! lol You made my day brighter. Thank you!
post #17 of 428
!!
post #18 of 428
Oh, hmmm We have tried to make the registration process simple. Sorry if it seemed ardeous.

Anyhow, WELCOME!!!!!!!!!!!


Originally Posted by E. Stone
I went through all the crap of registering so I could tell you: Next time, try Ogilvie's "Defrizzer" treatment (about $10). They also make a Straightener (which, I suppose, is stronger). Anyway, my hair wasn't in such great condition, so I just went with the Defrizzer, and 6 months later, I can still see the difference. It's much silkier and smoother. I was very satisfied.
post #19 of 428
Originally Posted by E. Stone
I went through all the crap of registering so I could tell you: Next time, try Ogilvie's "Defrizzer" treatment (about $10). They also make a Straightener (which, I suppose, is stronger). Anyway, my hair wasn't in such great condition, so I just went with the Defrizzer, and 6 months later, I can still see the difference. It's much silkier and smoother. I was very satisfied.
Aw, thanks for going through "all the crap of registering" because your post is very helpful. See? Going through some crap has benefitted us all! I wish more people like you would go through "all the crap of registering" since it makes this site even funner, more enlightening and diverse.

In that case, Viva LA 'CRAP'!!!



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Cali--Is "Funner" really a word??, cause I just love to say it and my guy insists its not......I'll look it up......although if its not I dont think I'll stop sayign it LOL
post #21 of 428
Originally Posted by shoediva
Cali--Is "Funner" really a word??, cause I just love to say it and my guy insists its not......I'll look it up......although if its not I dont think I'll stop sayign it LOL
Well the rule is this: If a word has one syllable such as the word, "sad" then you use the suffixes "er" and "est" as in, "that is the saddest word I've ever heard."
If the word has MORE than one syllable such as the word "stellar" then you use 'more' and 'most' in front of it like this: "That is the most stellar word that I've ever heard."

So the long winded answer to your question is this: fun (one syllable word)=funner, funnest is the correct way to put it.
'More fun' is incorrect since "fun" has only one syllable.

'MuT is funner than a bowl of cherries' is correct and you win the argument with your beloved. Now you can tell him that Merriam Webster says:
Main Entry: <SUP>3</SUP>fun
Function: adjective
Inflected Form(s): sometimes fun·ner sometimes fun·nest
... and he owes you a funner dinner and a funner back rub for losing this argument!!
post #22 of 428
HAHA, I knew you would help me win this one!!!! LOL
post #23 of 428
Originally Posted by shoediva
HAHA, I knew you would help me win this one!!!! LOL
HAHahahhahaha!!! You got it!


post #24 of 428
Welcome E. Stone! Thanks for going "through all the crap of registering," and for posting about that! It was really quite helpful! Hope you'll share more with us here at MakeupTalk!


Originally Posted by E. Stone
I went through all the crap of registering so I could tell you: Next time, try Ogilvie's "Defrizzer" treatment (about $10). They also make a Straightener (which, I suppose, is stronger). Anyway, my hair wasn't in such great condition, so I just went with the Defrizzer, and 6 months later, I can still see the difference. It's much silkier and smoother. I was very satisfied.
post #25 of 428
Hi Kage- do you believe still no word from Mark/Avon Rep. I'm going on vacation on Sat. so I guess I will pursue them further when I get back. I just think its weird they would take so long.
post #26 of 428
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the info. For now I just need to let my recover for awhile.
post #27 of 428

How to apply Easystraight, REVIEW

Hi,
My hair is wavy, colored {twice a month with Hydrience light ash brown}, and as the freezy days of Summer approaches I decided to get my hair chemically straighten for the first time. I always use an extra large round brush and a flat brush to dry my hair straight and it takes me 15 minutes, which is a pain in the neck.
Yesterday I went to Eckerd, it used to be Genovese here in Long Island, NY.
I bought Easy Straight for $30.00 and went home to try my new experiment. I followed the directions using all products that came with the kit:
First I applied the moisturizing oil to protect my hair,
Then I divided my hair into 4 parts using the hair clips included,
Then I added oil to the relaxer cream and place the cream jar in the microwave for 1 minute,
Then I mixed and applied to hair as quickly as I could using my hands protected by the gloves provided by kit,
I made sure all hair was saturated with cream,
As soon as I finished applying the cream, I jumped in the shower to get all that cream out of my hair because I did not want ANY hair damage.
I did not wait not even 1 second, I applied the cream to my hair and removed it with warm water.
Then, I rinsed my hair for 5 minutes to make sure all that stinky amonia cream was off every strand of my hair,
Then I <NOBR>shampoo</NOBR> and conditioned as usual.
Then I applied a liquid that was included, it closes the pores of hair,
Then without rinsing the liquid I carefully combed hair as instructed,
I noticed I could comb my hair easely and hair felt moisturized,
Then just as instructed, after 10 minutes of combing I rinsed hair and applied their heavy duty <NOBR>moisturizer</NOBR> leave in <NOBR>conditioner</NOBR>, but just to be in the safe side I also added my own leave in moisturizer to the ends of hair so it would be extra protected, soft and shiny.
Then I combed hair, towel dry, and applied my usual silicone Frizz-out from middle to ends of my hair. I did that because I always used it to prevent frizz and I think it will help my hair if it got dry from the chemicals in the relaxer cream.
Then I let my hair air dry. I did not use a blow dryer as usual.
As I was waiting for my hair to become a frizz ball I noticed it retained its straightness. I could not believe, after dry my hair was straight, but a normal straight, nor sticking out or unnatural but all waves were gone.
It looked like I had my hair blowed dryed with a flat brush.
My hair was healthy, shiny and STRAIGHT!
I am happy, it worked for me.
post #28 of 428
Originally Posted by Californian
You're very welcome. One time I dyed my hair and it turned out green so I kind of know how you feel. It was an expensive mistake.
How about a cute, short do for you? Get a tan, play up your rosey cheeks and hook on some big, cute earrings and look stylish while you repair your hair. What do you think? You know it will be much easier to comb out after a ride on your Harley!

I'm thinking of something like any of the following. Summer is here, after all!


Is this you?
post #29 of 428
ALMOST. One of these days I'll have a current pic & camera to post with...
post #30 of 428
OMG, thanks for the warning.. Thats seriously bad. Ye should make sure your complaint gets followed through.
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