I want to explain the options that you have if you are going natural.
If you’re transitioning from relaxed to Natural and you do not want to do the big chop:
It takes a minimum 1 year to grow out your relaxer. Over the course of that year, if you get a trim every 8 weeks, after 1 year you will have gradually cut the remaining perm out of your hair. During this time it is important to begin building up the moisture content level of your hair. Steam Hydration treatments are a great way to replenish moisture into dry, dull, weak, damaged, transitioning, natural hair. It takes about 5 treatments of the steam to quote unquote train your hair. After the 5th treatment, you will notice that what e ver style you do, it will last longer.
What does the steam hydration do to my natural hair? Before placing you under the steamer a conditioner is applied to the hair. This conditioner may be a protein, hot oil or any moisturizng conditioner. Once applied the client is paced under the steamer for 25 to 45 minutes. The steam swells the cuticle layer of the hair, allowing the conditioner to penetrate deep into the hair shaft thus leaving the hair more moisturized. When conditioner is applied to the hair without the use of a steam. It sits on top of the hair shaft.
Please note that the training process must be done consecutively. Once a week or every 2 weeks. NOT ONCE A MONTH.
After the removal of braids or a sewn n weave. The training process must be redone all over.
Another option for clients who do not have time to do the training process is an Amino-Acid thermal reconditioning system. This system retards the hair against frizz and humidity. The system last 12 weeks. After 12 weeks you may return for a reapplication of the product. Once your hair is straightened, it will stay straight until you shampoo again. Once you shampoo your hair, it will return to its natural state. You do not lose your curl pattern with this product. You will have the versatility of having straight styles without frizz or natural curly styles without the frizz. The best of both world’s!