Carmel Reconstructing Treatment
One product to highlight is the E’TAE Natural Products Carmel Reconstructing Treatment. I used it on my client who has type 4a hair with about 5 inches of relaxer left on the hair shaft. Initially, I was a little skeptical using it because honey is the first ingredient. I thought it would cause my client’s hair stick together, making it difficult to detangle, but this did not happen. I followed the instructions on the back of the bottle, and made sure the client’s hair was damp before I applied it. Because her hair was wet, it allowed the product to spread on easily, leaving it soft to the touch. This treatment is also made with real bananas, which helps to strengthen the hair from the high amounts of potassium found in the fruit.
You should wear gloves before you apply this product to your hair, because it is sticky, but the treatment will not run down your face or cause a mess because the consistency is thick. Allow the Carmel Reconstructor to sit on your hair for 20 minutes with a plastic processing cap. If you need deeper conditioning, it is advised to leave the treatment on for 1 hour. Heat is not necessary. This treatment rinses out the hair well and does not leave behind any type of buildup.
Carmelux Deep Penetrating Treatment Shampoo
After thoroughly rinsing it out, I applied the sulfate-free E’TAE Natural Products Carmelux Deep Penetrating Treatment Shampoo. If you avoid shampoo because of its drying effects, you will like this shampoo because it removes dirt and products from the hair without leaving the hair dehydrated. My client’s hair was left with a nice shine after rinsing the shampoo.
Carmelux Silk Protein Conditioner
After cleansing, I applied the E’TAE Natural Product’s Carmelux Silk Protein Conditioner. I put her under the steamer for deeper penetration and her hair was a little softer. This conditioner is too light and did not provide enough moisture to my client’s hair. It also lacked enough slip to detangle. It did however provide high shine to my client’s hair, which the client was happy with after the blow-dry and flat iron service.
A thick conditioner with great slip and moisture was needed for my client’s high density texture. Normally for clients that fit her hair description, I look for conditioners with behentrimonium methosulfate. This mild surfactant helps provide a lot of slip without leaving buildup on the hair or irritating the scalp.
Buttershine Hair Crème
The E’TAE Natural Products Buttershine Hair Crème is a light cream made with Shea butter that I applied to my client’s hair before flat ironing. A small amount helped lay down coarser areas of hair and control the flyaways. To decrease the risk of heat damage, don’t forget to use a heat protectant serum, like Joico K- PAK Protect and Shine Serum, before thermal styling.
For my clients with type 4 hair, I would use the E’TAE Natural Products Carmel Reconstructing Treatment and the E’TAE Natural Products Carmelux Deep Penetrating Treatment Shampoo followed by Jane Carter Nutrient Replenishing Conditioner for more slip, and added softness.
I recommend using the Carmelux Silk Protein Deep Conditioner if you have low density hair or have a hair texture that does not require extra moisture. Sometimes you have to tweak what products you use in a particular hair care line to get the results you need for your hair.
Have you tried E’TAE Natural Products? How did the products work for your hair?
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