How to use: This product can be applied in three different ways depending on your particular needs:
1st Option: Apply La Plancha after shampoo, leave in hair for 3 to 5 minutes, rinse with warm water. Style as usual
2nd Option: For moderate conditioning, shampoo and towel dry hair. Apply La Plancha from scalp to ends, wrap hair in plastic cap and place under dryer or blower for 15 minutes, rinse with warm water. Style as usual.
3rd Option: For deeper conditioning and intensive hair repair, after shampooing apply La Plancha, divide hair into sections, wrap each section in aluminum foil. Proceed to heat each section with a professional hair ceramic iron for 30 seconds. Rinse with warm water. Style as usual.
Ingredients: Deionized water, behentimonium methosulphate, cetyl alcohol, propanotriol, cetyl trimethyl ammonium chloride, ciclomethicone, PPG-3 benzyl, eter mirystate, dimethicone, propilene glycol, hidrolized silk protein, fragrance, lanoline, decyl oleate, metyl/propilparaben, ceramide, panthenol, citric acid.
Review: La Plancha Deep Heat Reconstructor seemed like a protein treatment at first because of the way my hair would feel after air drying. I found however that after a while it was making my hair very soft especially when I would use it with heat as in step 2 followed by flat ironing. I used this almost weekly all of November and December and found that I got more results with flat ironing as opposed to just air drying. I was at the salon every week since thanksgiving day all the way up to new years eve so I needed all the help I could get from this deep heat reconstuctor and it did just the trick.
I was also flat ironing in between so that made it even worse. Although my ends have suffered a bit, my hair overall stayed very healthy and reacted very well to La Plancha. I had been using la plancha since last fall and with no complaints. Throughout my straight hair phase during the holidays I dealt with zero frizz and did not have to moisturize and seal as much.
I wanted to try step 3 but did not find it necessary nor did I get the time to do it. Right now I have gone all natural with my regimen. But if I ever decide to come back to my Dominican hair products La Plancha is definitely on the list as well as their leave-in I was curious about. I find that the more heat you apply to this DC the better. Be it 20 minutes under the dryer or with styles requiring excessive heat, La Plancha is definitely the product to keep handy.
The scent is very sweet and the texture is a bit creamy but not too thick either. For under 5 bucks at your local Beauty Supply Store, it’s worth every cent. If you use a lot of heat be it blow drying, flat ironing, La plancha can help strengthen your hair while at the same time providing it with adequate moisture. The great thing about this product is that it’s made to withstand heat, hence the product’s name implies (The Iron) making it an ideal Deep Conditioner for those who get a little too happy with heat appliances.