The Power of Ceramic Heat, Ions and Silk to Permanently Transform Hair
The CHI Transformation System is an Advanced American Technology utilizing
4 key elements to transform the hair.
Pure Natural Silk
Cationic Hydration Interlink
This scientific approach permanently transforms hair from frizzy, curly, wavy or even coarse straight hair into silky, beautiful, controlled, straighter hair by using the CHI Iron, silk and negative ions without the use of harsh chemicals or ammonia.
The Power of Ions
We are surrounded by invisible particles known as ions. (Ions exist in two forms: positive and negative) Ions are atoms that have gained or lost an electron and carry a charge of energy. All pollution, dust and smoke produce high levels of positive ions and are considered to be potentially harmful to human health.
Farouk Systems’ Advanced American Technology represents a breakthrough because it uses the power of negative ions in hair care.
For example, CHI blow dryers project millions of negative ions from the ceramic coil, which break the water molecules down into fine micro-particles. These smaller molecules penetrate the hair shaft more efficiently, improving moisture balance, replenishing the hair and sealing the cuticle. The result is soft, smooth, shiny and silky hair.
Why do we feel relaxed and yet focused when standing by a water fall?
Negative ions encourage tranquility, refreshment and relaxation. They help reduce muscle tension, improve our ability to concentrate and provide a healthier environment. They are found in ionic air purifiers because they are able to encapsulate impurities such as dust, smoke and pollution and create a healthier and more balanced atmosphere.
Why CHI 44 Ceramic Heat?
CHI Ceramic is made of multiple types of inorganic substances and treated at temperatures that range from 2,800 degrees to 3,300 degrees. Ceramic technology was developed by NASA, and used to develop space suits and instruments. It was subsequently adapted for use in various industrial, household and individual use products.
Farouk Systems, Inc. was the first manufacturer to combine the power of negative ions and ceramic heat with the revolutionary CHI Iron.
Ceramic occurs naturally in rocks and minerals. It then undergoes procession with extreme heat to control purity and manage particle size distribution. Farouk Systems uses the highest quality ceramic to meet its criteria for CHI Irons and Hair Dryers.
Fired ceramic is extremely hard and resistant to abrasion or wear. Ceramic is made from highly specialized materials which are fired to exact temperatures.. This special process will guarantees exceptional quality and performance.
In the CHI Iron, the plates and coils are manufactured with the highest quality of CHI 44 Ceramic.
Ceramic conducts and maintains heat more efficiently than any other known material. It provides “moist” heat. By contrast, traditional metal and copper plates on thermal tools dehydrate the hair, which leads to damage, loss of moisture and premature color fading.
The CHI 44 Ceramic heat not only helps maintain moisture levels in the hair, it also produces negative ions and far infrared frequencies which help push silk molecules deep inside the cortex, resulting in a permanently improved hair structure and sealed cuticle layer.
The Secrets of Silk with Cationic Hydration Interlink
Cationic Hydration Interlink is a positively charged molecule that provides moisture and links into the hair fiber.
Silk and protein bonds are cationic (positively charged) to penetrate into the negative areas within the hair to build strength and resilience.
Farouk Systems, Inc. uses innovative technology to hydrolyze the silk in liquid form or grind the silk into a powder form.
The CHI Transformation System contains several sizes of silk molecules.
Smaller molecules (120 microns) penetrate the cortex to bond and strengthen the hair from the inside out.
Larger molecules (750 - 10,000 microns) fill voids in the hair and crosslink into the cortex and on the cuticle layer to repair split ends.
Silk proteins contain 17 of the 19 amino acids found in hair. Silk can hold up to 3 times its own weight in moisture. This results in improved elasticity and prolonged results from styling, smoothing, perming and color services.
Due to its triangular molecular structure, silk provides dimensional shine. It also protects hair from heat, cold, humidity and free radicals.
Hair is negatively charged. Silk is positively charged. In nature, opposites attract, so silk is attracted and bonds to the hair via an electrostatic process.
The CHI Transformation System utilizes silk in the entire system to help repair and improve the hair’s condition and quality.
Always perform a strand test prior to performing a CHI Transformation service:
How to do a strand test for CHI Transformation System
1. Take a small test cutting from the weakest, most porous part of the hair (Usually the ends).
2. Immerse the section of hair into the Phase 1 CHI Transformation Solution of the chosen formula.
3 a. Example of healthy hair
3 b. Example of poor results from strand test.
NOTE: Do not proceed with CHI Transformation service at this point (3 b)
* Important note:
How to check results:
Check the elasticity of the hair (every 5 minutes) between your fingers.
What to look for:
DO NOT proceed with the CHI Transformation Service if:
Processing Multi-Porous Hair
When working with two different formulas:
a) You may apply two different formulas at the same time.
Always check the results every three minutes.
b) Or you can apply to the roots first and then the ends afterwards with a different formula. Apply the second formula to the mid-shaft and ends when the root area starts to soften.
Use your professional judgment.
Check the hair every three minutes.
* In cases where some areas of the hair are processed before others, rinse immediately and gently. You can always reapply a weaker formula to under processed areas if the hair is in good condition.
Step 1 – Analysis
Step 2 – Shampoo
Step 3a – Preparations
Step 3b – Sectioning
Step 4 – Application
The solution against the natural growth pattern
Step 5 - Processing and Testing
Always test in 3 different places (back, sides and front)
Check the elasticity of the hair
Colored /Chemically Treated
Step 6 – Intermediate Rinsing
Step 7 - Processing and Testing
Apply Silk Infusion
Highlighted, Porous/Fine hair
Apply CHI Silk Infusion
Pressing roots and mid-shafts:
Pressing the ends:
Pressing top sections:
CHI™ Transformation System
Frequently Asked Questions & Answers
Q: Am I required to attend a course prior to working with the CHI Transformation System?
A: We highly recommend taking a hands-on course with a certified CHI Transformation Educator. This will provide you with a strong foundation when performing the service.
Q: How long do the results last?
A: The CHI Transformation results are permanent.
Q: Can I use CHI Transformation System on hair that has been previously relaxed with sodium/calcium hydroxyl?
A: No. Both of these systems have a thio base and are not suitable for hair that has been previously relaxed with sodium/ calcium hydroxyl.
Q: How long do I need to wait before coloring the hair performing a CHI Transformation System?
A: Always perform a strand test prior. Hair can be colored/highlighted immediately after CHI Transformation System service only with Farouk Systems Ammonia-Free Colors and Lighteners using 5 and 10 volume developers. In some cases, 20 volume can be used after a successful strand test.
Q: How long should I wait before retouching the CHI Transformation on a client?
A: You should wait between two to six months depending on rate of natural growth. A minimum of two inches re- growth is necessary to perform re-touches.
Q: How soon can I shampoo the hair?
A: The hair can be shampooed immediately with CHI home care products.
Q: Can I use a blow dryer and round brush or curling iron to style the hair after the CHI Transformation System Service?
A: Yes. Hair can be styled immediately as desired with Farouk Systems ceramic tools and accessories.
Q: How important are home care products after CHI Transformation System?
A: For guaranteed results, we always recommend CHI products. All the CHI shampoos and treatments contain the Cationic Hydration Interlink System to ensure ultimate softness. All the products and accessories are developed and manufactured by Farouk Systems, Inc.