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Will Not Work Magic
on August 22, 2012
I tried this product only on my roots. Normally, my thick 4B hair is hard to tame, but after too much heat damage, the rest of my hair is very fragile. I wanted to loosen up my roots without damaging my ends.
This Brazilian Kertain Treatment doesn't seem complete. It recommends a Clarifying Shampoo (not included), an applicator brush (not included) and a mixing bowl (not included, but not necessary, since it's a no-mix cream). The package included some type of wash-out conditioner, but there were no instructions on when to use it in the process.
BKT's are labor and heat intensive, so if you want your hair straight, know it's not a quick shampooing process. This is the same in the shop.
This Smooth N Shine hair "tamer" smells very bad, but it did bring out a nice curl pattern in my roots. The "neutralizing milk" was fine enough. It wasn't as creamy as I had hoped, but it neutralized. If I use this again, I'll put a good conditioner on my ends while "taming" my roots.
After rinsing out the neutralizer, I put in my own leave-in conditioner and coconut oil, then blow-dried. I made sure not to use anything that needed rinsing, since you're not supposed to wash for 3 days. I'm going to use that random wash-out conditioner packet after those 3 days are up.
That said, my hair feels pretty dry right now, but I don't know if its from all that heat or from the BKT itself. I wish the Smooth n Shine included something to help moisturize and shine better. But all keratin is known to dry out your hair so you have to add your own conditioning products after it sets, or use a nice pressing cream when you flat iron. If I use this again, I'll use a stronger BKT-safe moisturizer/conditioner after neutralizing.