I did this treatment on my 4a/4b hair and like you, I hated it when I left the salon. I am now at 9 weeks and my hair is slowly starting to convert back. I contacted the gentleman that was promoting the product on youtube and he says it is a slow process. Again like you, I was starting to wonder if I messed my hair up. But I have hope that it will convert back hopefully by the end of October. You can see my video on YouTube, my screen name is "harrisll73" with the same title as above. Keep your head up.
As of today 11 December 2010, my hair has not converted back fully although some areas appeared to convert a little, such as the ends. I've noticed really bad split ends, not what I usually see with the "V" shape, more of a split down the shaft of the hair that forms a "O" when the two ends are pushed towards each other. I've decided to do another big chop and start over ; although I've been cutting an inch here and there during the last 2 months, I do not plan to cut the remaining hair until I have at least 4". Right now I have between 2.5 - 3" of growth since I did the treatment; so I'm guessing around Mar/Apr 2011 I'll just start over.
I would not recommend this product for my hair type.
Last edited by harrisll73; 12-11-2010 at 11:26 PM.
Reason: Hair Update
I had the smoothing bath done approx 4 weeks ago. I DO NOT recommend this smoothing treatment to anyone. I have had previous experience with other smoothing treatments including a reverse perm, Brazilian blowout and chi enviro blowout x2. Never have any of these treatments ever caused such damage. With the surface smooth treatment, I needed to cut 5 inches off the length due to the extensive damage. I was sadly disappointed. My 3a hair looks horrible and despite the treatment still has frizz. I am hoping to find a way to remove this treatment from my hair sooner than the 8-10 weeks I was told it would last so I can revert to my curls. Any ideas on how to do this without further damaging my hair?? Thanks!
I am a stylist. Just stumbled on discussion. I've had great success using the Surface Smooth and Healthy Treatment on an ethnic client who had damage from relaxers. Everytime it just gets better. Her hair has "swing" and shine that it did not before!
I have been diligent in application and finishing for her. I can tell you that straightening the hair will most definitely produce less curl. My clients that prefer to keep curl, with less frizz do not leave straight! Again, they love the looser softer curls the treatment provides. In fact, I've corrected poor results from other keratin smothers with Surface Smooth & Healthy.
The treatment infuses aminos and vegetable proteins into the hair, a process similar to haircolor. The catalyst is ammonia, which is a natural compound. The hair is restructured and texture improved. I love it on springy Caucasian curls and true Afro textures both!
I'm sorry for you bad experiences. It may be due to the process and not the product.