I finally experienced an "express" smoothing treatment application that was easy, quick, and it delivered fantastic results. The Basic Hair Care System's One Step Treatment worked as "easy as pie." I found the perfect match of hair texture for the system.
Healthy Hair by Benita Blocker, 2015
My model's hair was treated with the Avlon Texture Release System back in December 2014. The results were documented in a different article on this blog. We decided to try the Basic One Step Smoothing Treatment this trial, and it was "like heaven." I believe the Avlon Texture Release system was too heavy of a product for her hair. The Basic Smoothing system is a lightweight foam, and it made the whole process simple without even going under the platform dryer.
This is my model's "before" picture. Again, nine months ago, we completed the Avlon Texture Release thermal reconditioning system. Her resistant curl pattern did not lose its curl. Her cuticle is overall smooth in texture. She finds that heavy oils dry her hair out which is probably why the Avlon Texture Release system did not style very well for her. That system is a Royal Jelly based system. The Basic One Step Treatment is a much lighter product; so styling was phenomenal. We were very pleased with the results.
The left side was a blow dry without any leave-in conditioners. The right side was a blow dry with the Basic One Step Treatment Foam already applied. After I applied the foam to both sides, I let her sit at room temperature with a plastic cap for 20 minutes.
Then we blow dried the "foam processed" hair again. No rinse required. The Basic Hair Care System Smoothing Treatment requires two blow dry services but only ONE ironing service.
Healthy Hair by Benita Blocker
I flat ironed and curled using the Paul Mitchell Smoothing (flat) iron. The hair did not smoke. We achieved incredible shine. Based on Design Essentials education, flat irons are recommended for smoothing treatments to avoid removing the smoothing product from off the hair. The conventional stove and marcel irons are discouraged because the direct heat may work against the smoothing treatment for maintenance purposes.
As much as I wanted to resist using the flat irons, this natural hair movement has forced me back to flat iron use as required by smoothing treatments.
Disclaimer: The results from these smoothing treatments will vary based on the texture and porosity of the hair that you are working with. My model wanted smooth curly hair versus bone straight styling. The treatment is said to last up to 20 shampoos. The results will vary.