Hey, lovely ladies! Recently, I took one of the most life-altering decisions – I got hair smoothening done. Truth be told, I have steered clear of chemical treatments because I was scared of the damage they would inflict on my tresses. But a sudden leap of faith and here I am with brand new hair. So before I share my hair smoothening story, let me tell you a little about my hair.
I had frizzy, curly hair and dense hair. The biggest issue I had was with my hair becoming a frizz-ball even after using the most expensive hair care products. The struggle was long, and nothing seemed to tame my unmanageable hair. I read online about the ‘Cysteine Treatment‘ and ventured for it as it was a temporary process, which infused the hair with amino acids, tamed frizz and gave smoother, silkier hair without any damage.
Hair smoothing or Brazilian blowout is a less damaging process when compared to hair straightening. It doesn’t alter the structure of your hair drastically which is the case in hair straightening. In smoothening, you get frizz-free, smooth hair that can last up to 6 months or more. However, it is not meant to give you poker straight hair.
In hair straightening, chemicals used permanently break the bonds in your hair shaft, followed by heat application to restructure your hair and more chemicals are used to seal the newly-formed bonds.
This process causes more damage than hair smoothening, but it can straighten even the curliest of hair types and is permanent, meaning that the treated hair will remain straight until your natural hair grows out!