Yes, another straightening system.
To my uninformed mind, this looks just like the BKT and seems to boost the same promises. I'm reading up on this system, but I can't say I'm completely sold or considering it. A beautician that does beautiful hair recommended it because I asked her about straightening my hair, and she told me about it. TYPE 4 NATURAL WITH THE CHI SMOOTHING SYSTEM
A simple Q&A for background info:
Q: What is the CHI Enviro American Smoothing System?
A: This revolutionary treatment eliminates up to
95% of frizz, reduces curl and instantly adds amazing shine, silkiness
and condition to the hair. It is a protein reconstructing complex with
amino acids, proteins, silk and pearl to increase shine and strength. It
is free from formaldehyde and formaldehyde-releasing chemicals. Its
protein and amino acid complex allows temporary change in the structure
of hair fibers, leaving hair easier to comb, as well as silkier,
smoother and shinier hair.
Q: When can I color my hair?
A: Hair can be colored immediately following the smoothing treatment with Farouk Systems Ammonia Free colors.
Q: When can I shampoo my hair?
A: You may shampoo your hair 48 hours following
the smoothing treatment. However, do not use pony tail bands, clippies,
headbands or anything that would stifle the hair’s straight pattern for
at least 48 hours following the treatment.
Q:How long will the results last?
A: Smoothing treatment results can last up to 4
months depending upon hair type and maintenance at home from client. It
is recommended that customers use the CHI Enviro Home Care Maintenance
Shampoo and Conditioner.
Q: How long does the treatment take to complete?
A: Average time is usually 2 hours. The length, density and amount of hair will determine the time spent during this service.
Q: How soon can customers do a touch up?
A: This hair straightening treatment can be given
again after 4-6 weeks. It has no harmful chemicals. Only amino acids,
proteins, silk and pearl are infused into the hair.
For people that don't like reading, here are some videos:
Here are more reads for those interested:http://faroukontour.blogspot.com/2011/01/chi-enviro-american-smoothing-treatment.htmlhttp://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/ingredients/an-organic-environmentally-smoothing-treatment-i-can-trusthttp://www.curlstylist.com/articles/retexturizing/keratin-companies-respond-to-controversy-with-new-formulas
Edited by AmandaKay - May 30 2011 at 5:39pm