Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The Quest for Luscious Locks--Roux Porosity Control Corrector & Conditioner

For those of you struggling with dry, frizzy, or otherwise unmanageable locks, I may have found the answer! I’ve been using Roux’s Porosity Control Corrector & Conditioner for the past few weeks and it has transformed my hair , which had become very difficult to style of late (tending toward the dry and flyaway side, and just generally refusing to hold a set.) Since I’ve been using the Roux conditioner, my hair has been styling like a dream—soft and silky (but not slippery), and holding sets better than ever.

My hair is quite thick, but has only a slight wave, and I kick up my natural light ash blonde to a very light golden-toned shade. It’s always held a cold set pretty well, and due to the color process I have done (my stylist uses a high lift color) it’s quite healthy for color-treated hair. However, it suddenly began refusing to curl at all—cold sets and hot sets fell right out, no matter what styling products I used—and brushing it left me with a mess of flyaway frizz. After searching through the reviews at www.makeupalley.com, I decided to take a trip to Sally Beauty and pick up a bottle of Roux’s PC conditioner—and boy am I glad that I did! I shampoo my hair 2-3 times a week, and follow with a good-sized dollop of the Roux conditioner. I rinse this out after a minute or so, and then follow with my usual conditioner (Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose conditioner, which smells divine and is wonderful for dry and course hair types. My only complaint about the Roux conditioner is that it’s not the most pleasantly scented. ) I let my hair air dry as much as possible, then comb setting lotion through and set it on rollers. In the morning, I wake up to a head full of bouncy curls that fall right into place—even the first day after washing! (I don’t know about you, but my hair always looks its best on the second and third days following washing—usually on the first day it’s not as manageable and requires a hot roller touch up. Since I’ve been using this product this seems to be a thing of the past.)

Roux also recommends using this conditioner before you have your hair colored, as it fills in the porous sections of hair so that the color processes more evenly. I can’t say I’ve noticed a difference with my hair, but it definitely lives up to the other claims for me! Oh, and Roux has been around since 1932, so it has a fab vintage appeal as well :-)

I highly recommend this product—if you’ve been struggling with dryness, frizz, or if your hair no longer holds a curl, this is well worth trying out!

Amanda Lee


  1. ohh, I'll have to track some of this down. Sounds like exactly what I need!

  2. Ooooh! I have this...well..about 3 tablespoons of it left. I have naturally fine and porous hair so this has been a life saver for me too. I like to use it as a final rinse after deep conditioning. It really does make your hair so soft and silky :-)

  3. Love this pic of Linda Darnell!!!

  4. Let me know if it works for you, Baroness!

    I'm amazed at the transformation in my hair, Bitty Boss--and it's such a no frills product. Who would have thought?

    wacky tacky--she sure was a beauty!

  5. I was just at Sally's the other day for something...gonna go back and find this. Thanks!

  6. huh!! I have to try out this product!! I know I use Bio -Silk which works awesome!! But know i have to try this!! It sounds divine!!

  7. Wow! I am going to get a perm tomorrow on my blond hair (natural) and dyed dark cool brown. Who knows what my hair will be like after the perm -- I might need something like that! Thank you, Amanda!
    As of now my hair is "too healthy" and super slippery and does not hold any set (wet or hot) for very long. So, finally my hairdresser convinced my to get a perm. She promises my curls will last...