I stopped putting hair relaxer in my hair 3 years ago and also did my big chop just two years ago. My hair, which was shoulder length at the time was very damaged from a number of reasons and I got completely fed up from dealing with it. When I cut my hair shorter than a pixie, I was pretty disappointed about how little styles I could actually do with it. So, after wearing it as short curly-fro for several months I later started keeping it in cornrows and wearing my famous wigs on top. Once my hair reached a desirable length, I was able to put it in a bun and used various creams, gels, and pomades for edge control. My hair held up great for a while but this year I noticed that it became increasingly difficult to deal with.
A few months ago, I was looking for a solution that would make my hair more manageable without having to resort to relaxing my hair. I liked the idea of not applying chemicals (when I did have a relaxer I only had it done maybe twice a year because my hair is relatively soft and quite thin). Since “going natural”, my hair lacked movement, constantly stayed dry, and always looked dull. Applying all sorts of organic oils and butters only caused my face to breakout, weight my hair down, and stained my pillows horribly at night.
While shopping for beauty supplies at a local shop, I came across the Nunaat Brazilian Keratin treatment and gave it a try. After using the system, my hair was in stellar condition for about a month. I could manage to wear it in many different styles and had a good deal of movement.
In the last two months or so, my hair has started to take on a mind of its own. It is back to being completely uncooperative and as a working woman, I simply do not have the time to fight it into submission every day.
Brazilian Patauá (pronounced pa-ta-wah)
I recently had the opportunity to try out a brand new product from Nunaat called the Brazilian Patauá Oil Moisture Infusion No-Lye Relaxer System. Now before the naturals get all out of sorts, “going natural” just isn’t for everybody. I tried it, and it didn’t work so I am happy to explore new products. I was a little bit nervous about applying the relaxer but any and all anxieties left once I applied the Brazilian Patauá Oil Revitalizing Shampoo. After a single application, my hair was extremely soft.
I will say that after applying the relaxer, my hair was still very curly and I experienced a fleeting moment of disappointment, but I did like the fact that my curls were looser and they weren’t completely gone. I was just concerned that the relaxer had not done what I wanted it to do. I was wrong, I ran the blow dryer through my hair and it felt lightweight, soft, and it was very shiny.
If you are thinking about going back to a relaxer treatment, I would recommend the Nunaat Brazilian Patauá Oil Moisture Infusion No-Lye Relaxer System and here is why:
- It does not have harsh smell.
- It is very gentle
- The complete system leaves the hair amazingly soft and manageable
Here is what you’ll get with the system:
- Brazilian Patauá Oil Moisture Infusion No-Lye Relaxer System
- Brazilian Patauá Oil Revitalizing Shampoo-sulfate-free
- Brazilian Patauá Oil Moisturizing Conditioner-detangling and moisture-enhancing,
- Brazilian Patauá Oil Shine Enhancing Thermal Protect Lotion- includes wheat proteins to protect from damage and breakage.
- Brazilian Patauá Oil Wrap Setting Mousse (I did not use this because I heat-styled my hair with a blow-dryer after the application). This mousse can be used to create many different styles from straight to curly, roller sets, rod sets, or used for dryer sets.
Nunaat, is described as coming from the heart of the Brazilian rainforest. The brand blended together Patauá Oil and Pracaxi Oil to develop the Ultimate Hydrating Moisture Infusion Care System. The system is rich in Omega 3, 6, and 9, which is no wonder the hair felt so soft after applying it.
The product is designed for a range of hair types to include textured hair that is relaxed or naturalistas looking for natural products (shampoo, conditioner, thermal enhancing protection lotion, and wrap setting mousse).
If you are interested in giving this or any other Nunaat products a try, you can find the brand at your nearest retailer by visiting the company’s website at www.nunaat.com and entering your zip code. You can also purchase products directly at http://nunaatonline.com/
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