The hair samples came from the same source of natural hair. There may be some permanent color in this hair sample. I am unclear if this hair samples donation is color-treated.
For those clients that need 15 minutes to get through the new growth for application and another 10 minutes to smooth out for a total relaxation time of 25 minutes, then the "Control" formula could be an option.
No one seemed to offer any encouraging words regarding the Control formula when inquiring at Avlon headquarters as well as my regular distributor. I was told repeatedly that the control formula was for those with slow relaxer application speed like new hairstylists to the industry. However, from my observation in this trial run, the control formula would be great for those clients with closely compacted new growth who are already in the normal strength Affirm relaxer which require 25 minutes processing anyway.
The control formula only comes in Normal strength so color-treated hair is still not encouraged.