The route to smooth, straight, healthy hair can be a battle. Recently, manufacturers have come up with solutions outside of blow-drying and flat ironing that only last until your next shampoo, such as no-lye chemical relaxers and keratin straightening systems.
But as you probably already know, there are real drawbacks to these alternatives. Straightening with heat is very temporary. Get caught out in the rain, and it’s all over for that blow out. Chemical relaxers are permanent, but they can leave you with chemical burns on the scalp. And many keratin treatments are formulated with harmful formaldehyde.
Croda’s Cystine Hair Smoothing System straightens without the harmful chemicals that you find in other straightening systems. It’s comprised of four steps: Cystine Smoothing Shampoo, Cystine Smoothing Treatment, Protein Leave-In Conditioner, and Keravis Hair Strengthening Protein Conditioner. It straightens hair through a sulfite/urea active straightening complex, heat, and protecting and restructuring proteins. The system uses cystine, which is a major component of human hair — very similar to how keratin treatments work. The end result of this treatment is sleeker, smoother hair with minimal damage and no formaldehyde.
Read more about Cystine Hair Smoothing Systems here.
Tamara Floyd is the Founder and Editor of Natural Hair Rules.com, a site dedicated to encouraging others to be who they are naturally. Visit anytime at www.naturalhairrules.com. You can also follow her on Facebook and Twitter.