Here’s the Secret to Smooth, Frizz-Free Hair

Here’s the Secret to Smooth, Frizz-Free Hair

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.

Get the Look:

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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How-To: CHI Enviro Smoothing Treatment

How-To: CHI Enviro Smoothing Treatment

In the pursuit of silky, frizz-free hair? Famed for its strand-straightening abilities, the CHI Enviro American Smoothing Treatment eliminates up to 95% of frizz while making curly hair manageable. Ahead, Farouk Systems Elite Artist and Master Educator Chaune Fitzgerald offers up her expert tips for applying the treatment so you can achieve the smoothest, flyaway-free hair of all time. Consider the step-by-step below the ultimate guide to sleek style.

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Get The Look: 

Step One: Shampoo with the CHI Enviro Purity Shampoo. Leave on hair for 3-5 minutes, and then rinse well.

 Artist Tip: Towel blot the hair to dry. Use a wide tooth comb to smooth out tangles.

 Step Two: Section the head into 4 sections.

 Artist Tip: Less is best. Start with just a capful.

 Step Three: Starting in the nape area, take ¼ inch subsections. Using the tint brush, apply CHI Enviro American Smoothing Treatment ½ inch away from the scalp. Apply from mid-shaft to ends. Comb through sections to distribute the product evenly. Let it sit for 20 minutes at room temperature.

 Artist Tip: Section the hair back into 4 sections.

 Step Four: Blow dry the hair smooth with the CHI Nano Hair Dryer and a paddle brush or a round brush. This begins the sealing process.

Step Five: Taking ¼ inch subsections, begin pressing the hair in the nape area. Press each section five times slowly with a CHI Lava 1” Hairstyling Iron set between 400-410 degrees.

Step Six: Use the CHI Enviro Homecare Maintenance Kit no sooner than 24 hours after the treatment.

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How-To: Apply CHI Enviro American Smoothing Treatment and Color

How-To: Apply CHI Enviro American Smoothing Treatment and Color

Can you deposit color the same day you apply CHI Enviro American Smoothing Treatment? The short answer: Yes. Farouk Systems Executive Master Educator Joy Williams shares her knowledge on how to safely apply the treatment and still achieve a stunning color service. Follow the step-by-step process to learn the technique.

Before

After

Get The Look:

 CHI Enviro American Smoothing System Application:

 Step 1: Shampoo hair with the CHI Enviro Purity Shampoo. Leave it on for 5 minutes, and rinse well.

Artist tip: Towel blot the hair dry, and comb through to remove unwanted tangles.

 Step 2: Section the hair into four equal quadrants.

Step 3: Starting in the nape area, take ¼ inch subsections using your tint brush. Apply product ½ inch away from the scalp. Starting in the mid-shaft area, apply through to the ends. Then comb evenly to distribute through the hair shaft staying ⅛ of an inch away from the scalp. 

Artist Tip: Less is more. Avoid using too much product. Apply to one section, and then bring down the next section. Using a comb, marry the two sections together. Continue this process until full head application is complete.

Step 4: Apply to entire head and process at room temperature per the directions for hair type.

 Artist tip: Pre-section the hair into 2–4 subsections. If desired, add a couple of drops of the CHI Enviro Smoothing Serum to help detangle hair prior to drying.

 Step 5: Blow dry the hair smooth using a round or paddle brush, and then resection hair into four sections.

Step 6: Using ¼ inch subsections starting in the nape area, press each section five times slowly. Use the CHI Lava 1” Hairstyling Iron at 400–410 degrees. Note: Press three times in the mid-shaft first. On the last two presses, do root to ends.

Color Application:

 Formula One: CHI Shine Shades 6V 10z + 10 Volume CHI Color Generator

Formula Two: 1 part CHI Infra High Lift RR + 1 part 10 Volume CHI Color Generator

Artist tip: Using lower volumes are recommended because you have already processed the hair using the CHI Enviro Smoothing System. Process using your professional judgment.

Step 7: Section hair into four equal sections.

Step 8: Apply Formula One from roots to mid-shaft.

Step 9: Apply Formula Two working upward in a V-shaped pattern from the ends to the mid-shaft melting the two formulas together. Process using your professional judgment.

Step 10: Rinse hair until water runs clear using the CHI Enviro Smoothing Shampoo and the CHI Enviro Smoothing Masque.  

Step 11: Towel blot and apply the CHI Enviro Stay Smooth Blow Out Spray and the CHI Enviro Smoothing Serum. For home use, prescribe the CHI Enviro American Smoothing System Home Care Kit.

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