So true. That's where the softness comes from that most people marvel over at first. But, that softness is not necessarily a good thing if your hair is fine. I think the chemicals in the treatments combined with the high heat of the flat iron dissolve the keratin layer of your own hair and permanently alter/destroy it. One of the rules I will always remember from chemistry is that "like dissolves like." Applied here, that probably means Brazilian KERATIN dissolves KERATIN layers on hair.
My hair just suddenly became "different" about 2 months ago. It became super fine, lifeless, and weightless, and has been shedding like an animal. I have very dense hair, thank dog, but it's still quite alarming to see the amount of hair that now comes out with washing. I go through this every year, but I can't remember if it's a seasonal thing or what. I'm hoping that as we approach summer, it will stop, and that it's just a seasonal shed that I'd never noticed over the years because I always had so much relaxer breakage.
Trevel--that's odd because I just used my Gold Organiq yesterday, and it wasn't watery at all. In fact, I was convinced it was probably the same formula...until I smelled it on my hair later. Ick.