In this tutorial, I “check-in” on my friend Cherie and straighten her hair for the first time, post-transition. (See more about Cherie’s transition)
- Ouidad Omega-3 Replenishing Hair Treatment – The blend of fatty and amino acids, like flax seed oil and acai pulp, are going to work to restore the lipid barrier, the layer that keeps your hair shaft in tact, making it responsible for how your hair stretches without loosing shape or breaking, also known as elasticity. (See more about elasticity treatments.)
- Doris New York Mud Minerals Pack Treatment – This formula works to install repairing moisture with castor oil, shea butter and Panthenol, while strengthening with hydrolyzed wheat protein and burdock root. The formula is packed with soy bean oil, a carrier oil that helps other nutrients absorb into the hair, essentially making it a base oil for the others in the conditioner to work better. This treatment also has dead sea mud, which has a rich mineral content that restores pH balance and can help stop shedding from the root caused by lack of oxygen to the to blood vessels in the follicles.
- Doris New York The Reconstructor Shampoo
- ApHogee Keratin and Green Tea Restructurizer
- Aveda Smooth Infusion Style-Prep Smoother
- Jane Carter Solution Wrap & Roll
- Chi Deep Brilliance Reflect
Total time for treatments, straightening and trim was about three hours.
Keep and care:
You can maintain this style by wrapping the hair around the head and securing with a silk or satin scarf, or you can roll the hair on rods or rollers to create additional volume.