Thursday, May 8, 2014

California Smooth Treatment Review


I mentioned a sometime last week that I was going to try a smoothing treatment at home, with the California Smooth brand. I have previously used the Chi Envro Treatment, and you can find my review by clicking here ---> Chi Enviro.
California Smoothing treatment review, at home, DIY
The California Smoothing Treatment can be purchased on Amazon, or at a beauty supply store like CosmoProf. It is an all natural treatment, without chemicals. This is what the kit will look like. Some variations actually come in bottles, not packets. I found that there was plenty of product for my shoulder length hair. 
I'll show you how I did it, but let me preface this by saying I much preferred the Chi Enviro treatment. The California Smooth Treatment didn't really do much for me. It helped a little bit with the frizz, but beyond that my beauty routine for my hair really wasn't changed at all. --->See Chi Enviro! 
California Smoothing treatment review, at home, DIY
 California smoothing treatment, at home DIY
 If you decide to try the California Smooth - here are your steps!
1. Shampoo with the clarifying shampoo, twice.
2. Blow dry hair 100% dry.
3. Apply both Keratin Smoothing treatment packets (per the instructions). I used about a packet and a half. You can see in the photo above, my hair was pretty much saturated with the product, so I didn't apply any more per youtiube videos that I watched about application. I used a color applying brush to do this.
4. Apply a processing cap for 30 minutes.
5. Do not rinse! Blow dry treatment into hair until it is 100% dry.
6. Flat iron hair. Pass over each section 7 - 10 times. 
7. Do not wash hair for 3 days, and don't put anything in your hair that can cause a crease (bobby pin, headband, etc). Do not get hair wet.

Pros:
-Cheaper than a professional treatment
-All natural, no chemicals 
-Relatively easy to apply without help

Cons:
-I didn't see results
-My hair was super greasy the 2nd day and don't even talk about the 3rd! Even with dry shampoo, it was all I could do not to wash my hair (The Chi Enviro lets you wash your hair a lot sooner!! --->Chi Enviro), and I didn't even use the full 2 packets of product!  
-It was really hard not to put any kind of crease making hair accessories in my hair for 3 days
-My hair routine is unchanged

Overall, if you are looking for an at home alternative to a professional, costly straightening treatment, there are options that work. Maybe the California Smooth just didn't work for my hair type. I highly prefer the Chi Enviro over the Clalifornia Smooth. 

Have any of you ever tried these brands? What did you think?

17 comments:

  1. that's super interesting. I might give the other one a try.

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  2. I've never done a Keratin treatment before! My hair gets greasy super easily so it makes me nervous! Great review girl!

    <3 Shannon
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  3. I'm not sure if you saw my hair post, but I need to try the Chi one! I had a Brazilian Blowout once and it was awesome, I'd love to try an at home one.

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  4. When I saw you doing this review on instagram I couldn't wait to read it! I Love your honesty and it is interesting to see how the two different systems worked totally different on your hair!

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  5. I've never done a keratin treatment but everyone I've seen who got it done their hair looks amazing! My hair is stick straight so I never really saw a need for it. Great post!

    <3, Pamela
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  6. I always wonder about these. I have naturally very curly hair and always wonder what the effect would be, I have this fear that if I did one my curls would never return back to normal - but i could definitely use something to combat the mass amounts of frizz I have on a daily basis!

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  7. hmmm hate that your hair got so greasy and mine does pretty quickly anyway! ugh

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  8. Aveda is coming out with some shampoo line that is like keratin shampoo....I've heard amazing reviews about it! Kinda excited to try it when it hits the shelves!

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  9. Man, they put you through the wringer with no washing for 3 days AND no results. I'll definitely have to look into the Chi product. I didn't even realized there were at-home options! Love that!

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  10. i got a little excited when you said all naturals and no chemicals but if it doesnt work, its no good :)


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  11. Thanks for an honest review of the product, you definitely got some important information out there, especially warning people about the greasy effect!
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  12. This is a great review! Too bad it does not work as well as you would like! Thanks for sharing an honest review of it!!
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  13. I have been looking into smoothing treatments and havent really seen any positive reviews on this one. So I know not to get this one! hahah

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  14. i've never tried these, so i'm glad you checked them out!! loved the review

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