Meet your glossy, smooth hair MVP: the CHI Enviro American Smoothing Treatment. Why? It eliminates up to 95% of frizz while making curly hair manageable. Plus, it’s completely formaldehyde-free. To get the full lowdown on the proper way to apply the treatment, we asked Innovative Director of the Middle East Fadi Mehanna show us his expert step-by-step process for sleek, shiny results.

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Step One: Shampoo hair with the CHI Enviro Purity Shampoo with a pH of six to help gently open the cuticle.

Artist Tip: Make sure the hair is not too wet. Blow dry to remove excess water.

Step Two: Section hair into four sections.

Step Three: Start in the nape area taking small sections.

Step Four: Apply the CHI Enviro Smoothing Treatment Virgin and Resistant Hair 1/8th of an inch from the scalp using a tint brush. Pull through to the ends.

Step Five: Use a large tooth comb to help distribute the product evenly after application.

Step Six: Apply same technique on the entire head. Use your professional judgement, and follow the manufacturer’s suggested timing.

Step Seven: Using a round or paddle brush, dry the hair. Smaller sections produce a more desirable outcome.

Step Eight: Section hair into four large sections.

Step Nine: Starting in the nape area, take small sections using the CHI Lava 1” Hairstyling Iron. Settings are best between 180 – 220 degrees Celsius.

Artist Tip: Lower temperatures work best. Just take smaller sections for best results.

Step Ten: To maintain your client’s new look, have them use the CHI Enviro American Smoothing Home Care Kit. Do not shampoo prior to 24 hours.

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