What is the Chi Enviro American Smoothing System?
Chi Enviro eliminates up to 95% of frizz while making curly hair more manageable. This safe alternative to traditional harsh straightening systems infuses the hair with a unique formula of amino acids, proteins, silk and pearl into the hair cuticle. The system safely smooths frizzy, curly hair into beautiful, soft and silky hair. The process, that bonds the powerful (yet gentle) formula with the heat from the CHI iron and dryer, dramatically improves the condition, shine and smoothness of even the most unruly hair types. Results typically last up to 4 months.
How is it done?
Getting the CHI American Smoothing Treatment is fairly simple. The product infuses amino acids, proteins, silk, and pearl into your hair resulting in healthier, stronger, smoother, shinier hair. I will first perform a consultation on your hair and determine which smoothing formula (or combination thereof) is best suited for yourhair type. After a thorough cleanse with CHI's specially formulated Purity Shampoo, the smoothing product will be applied to your damp hair and allowed to process for 10 to 20 minutes (depending on your formulation).
Next, without rinsing the product, I will blow your hair out using a CHI hair dryer andCHI ceramic round brush or a paddle brush. These specific tools are important for setting the smoothing product into your hair.
Next, your hair will be flat ironed, at 410 degrees to cure the product into your hair, with a CHI 4-button flat iron. Each 1/8" section of hair should be flat ironed five times. I may use a few drops of the CHI Enviro Smoothing Serum after flat ironing to add shine and manageability.
Now you'll be free to go home until the next step. It is recommended that you leave your hair down for the next 24 hours, without headbands, hair ties, or even sunglasses to hold your hair back off your head.. Your hair may feel a little weird, kind of like forgot to rinse the conditioner out of your hair. This feeling is perfectly normal.
Post Service Blow-Out
If you're comfortable flat ironing your hair thoroughly and own a CHI flat iron, you can do this step at home. If you're less than handy with your blow dryer and flat iron, have very thick or course hair, or do not own a CHI flat iron I'd recommend returning to the salon for this second step.
Twenty-four to 48 hours post service you (or I, for an additional fee) will shampoo and condition your hair with the CHI Enviro Smoothing Shampoo and Conditioner. Next, it's important to blow-dry and flat iron your hair with a CHI flat iron.
After this blow out has been preformed, be prepared to be blown completely away. Every single one of the clients I've preformed the treatment on have had significantly softer and shinier hair that blows dries quicker, with noticeably less frizz (if any at all), and flat irons faster with fewer passes. Less drying time and fewer passes with the flat iron results in huge gains in hair health and less damage for your hair over time.
Most of my clients that previously had curly frizzy hair report that their hair air dries beautifully and their curl looks and feels amazing, styles easily with less (and sometimes NO) product, and has improved manageability.
Maintenance Products & Advice
Maintaining the American Smoothing Treatment is as simple and if you follow these recommendations. It is recommended that the CHI Enviro Smoothing Shampoo, Conditioner, and Smoothing Serum be used on a regular basis post treatment. Hair should be washed every-other day (at most) to extend the results. I've been using these products with great success and absolutely love the smoothing serum. It's like a drink of heaven for your hair (and it smells amazing, too). The CHI Enviro line also includes a wonderful deep conditioning masque and to-die-for shine spray. Both help bring out the softness and shine in your new hair beautifully. The entire line of products are reasonably priced and will help extend the life of your treatment for up to four months. Service will only be garaunteed if you are using the proper Chi Enviro pearl complex shampoo and conditioner.
After your hair has been treated with the CHI Enviro American Smoothing Treatment you can color, highlight, and style your hair normally. I have colored clients hair immediately before and after the treatment with no issues, color loss, or hair damage.
It is recommended that pony tails, tight hair ties, clips, and pins be avoided for the first week post treatment to avoid denting your hair. Loosely pulling your hair back out of your face for short tasks is okay, but should be used minimally. If a hair clip or tie does leave an unintentional dent in your hair, it is typically easily repaired with a flat iron.
You can expose your hair to chlorine after treatment, however repeated and regular exposure may result in the treatment not lasting as long, as chlorine can be quite damaging to your hair (whether you've used this smoothing treatment or not). It's important to care for your hair properly with any chlorine exposure.