on April 22, 2013
I am asian, and wondering how i would be able to remove kinks on the back of my head. Like my hair is straight on the front and top, but underneath the natural straight are naturally wavy or ssss-shape hairs. My hair texture is also fine, most of the you tube i watched with mizani, uses a super-curly hair so I am thinking I might overprocess my hair. Still I decided to purchased this based on the reviews. I checked the Mizani natural curl key and I would say I was a type II and I checked there was no recommendation to use this, they have started recommending this to type III hair type, so I was thinking I maybe a 3 but a finer version. SO with that in mind, I still did a strand test and took the most wavy hair sample i could get from my back, maybe had five hairs then i applied the mizani, i timed in and observed every 5 mins, for my goal I just want simple reduction of the Ssss, the sss was made to a one big S in 15 mins. So I forego the application to my head, without washing my hair, I applied petroleum jelly around my forehead, ears, and neck areas, doing this really protects the skin from irritation once the product touches your skin. then i started from the most problematic portion of my hair which is the inner part, so I worked from bottom to top. timing total is 15 mins from first point of application. While applying I am massaging the hair downwards to straighten it, I used a kitchen gloves so it is thicker :). then after the 15 mins, I rinsed my hair with lukewarm water, then shampooed it 3-4x using a neutralizing shampoo. During shampooing i felt like I burnt my hair as it felt coarse to me, but still proceeded with the processes. I applied a deep conditioner and left it to about ten minutes,while applying, i felt relieved feeling my hair is coming back to its smooth, tangle free state. after the rinse, I wanted to dry my hair naturally to see if the kinks were gone. Well, I would say it is straighter but not super straight. Since the website (youtube of mizani) says it can be blowdried and styled, like the model has her hair flat ironed, i did the same blowdried and flat ironed it. and i am amazed how it turned out to be,It is like super straight but with life and volume. SO I felt like it was done professionally. I plan not to wash it for at least 36 hours so it can at least retain the final shape i wanted to achieve. I remember when I do salon-relaxing, they do not recommend washing it for at least 24 hours, so I would just try to apply it to my home-made relaxing. As for the scalp irritation, I did not feel any during the application process. but the skin that was touched by the product got itchy and red, that is why the petroleum jelly protection is very much needed. Overall, I would say it is a good product for at home hair relaxing project. One more thing, the product is comes in big packaging that I think i could use it 7-8x more, because my hair is thin and shoulder length only.
on December 3, 2009
Although this review will appear for the Mizani BB relaxer, my review is based on the entire system. I LOVE it!!! I have been using this brand for about a year at my salon. This past Nov is the first time I did not get it applied at the Salon. My friend did it for me instead (she's not a professional but she can def do a relaxer touch up with ease). Let me just say I LOVED the results she gave me over what I was getting at the salon, especially b/c nothing was rushed. We followed all the directions and left the products on for the specified times (perhaps a few mins over) as opposed to the salon just washing the stuff right out. My hair has never felt so buttery, silky and soft after a perm. Seriously, never. I definitely recommend to anyone who wants to use this stuff and I love the fact that I do not have a bone straight look when my hair is wet.
on April 2, 2015
This is a relaxer folks! However, it nourished my hair extremely because of all the natural oils & moisturizing ingredients. Now, I had medium length hair that was all natural (curly). I would prefer to have taken this to a salon & have them apply this to my virgin hair because it took sooo long to do by myself. The directions say to take up to 18 for a regular relaxer look. It took me double the amount. So yes I have a couple of scabs but very small ones. This relaxer does loosen your curl. My hair did not straighten until I straightened it. My curl pattern went from 4abc to 3b. You can visibly see it during the rinse out & after. I guess this would kind of be as close to a textlaxer sp??
Other than that, shipping was fast, packing was great, & I have no complaints!