|I used this quite a bit|
|Not a good sign!|
|Slightly loosened result|
There are many factors to consider as to why this product didn't last or why I didn't have the best results.
I later found out that there were many details in the process that affect the outcome. Some of these include the amount of tension used in the blowdry and flat ironing steps as well as the role of the complementary products. As I gained more info about the product, it seems as if the process was not as simple as other keratin and smoothing products I have tried in the past.
I would recommend this process for someone who is interested in keratin/ smoothing treatments and doesn't want to try anything risky or possibly have long term effects. It would probably be much better if it is done by a stylist who is qualified and familiar with the process. I still think its a safe and high quality product but its just not quite what I'm looking for. I do really like that black owned companies like Essations are pushing the bar and innovating new ways to wear our hair both natural and curly with no harsh and permanent chemicals.
I have noticed many more companies are following suit and have more consumer friendly amino acid based smoothing treatments in which I will be trying in the future!