On March 7, I withdrew my braids with relief (yes I missed my hair too). I noted with pleasure that I had a lot of good soft regrowth. Knowing that I do not count straighten me immediately, I was looking for a treatment that would allow me to have straight hair or to have much more flexible and malleable regrowth without the use of Brazilian smoothing or other aggressive chemical treatment my hair.
Then I remembered treatment (STS aka Strenghtening Therapy System) Of the American brand Design Essentials I had tried Beyond Color living as a model hairstyle in June 2013.
It should be recalled in passing that there are three types of STS care because the brand Design Essential created different foams 3 distinct forces based on amino acid, keratin and coconut oil. This allows the transition foam to people with different textures to strengthen hair both natural regrowth, the part straightens but also the dividing line: this is perfect for people who are long stretchings or considering doing a long transition.
The second foam elongation is made to natural because it helps to define curls and third foam and third foam used to repair hair, it can be applied just after a heavy chemical treatment as straightening or coloring.
I realize the next day with my friend at Khoujéji lounge Ritulelato perform my care there, I had an appointment at 10am but I unfortunately came with a delay of 60 minutes. I am warmly greeted by the manager of Patricia lounge that supports me.
It makes me a cape and begins to unravel later my hair (since I had a few knots). Once my hair trouble, the manager washing my hair with the clarifying shampoo the Strenghtenig Therapy Cleansing Sulfate Free. She applied this shampoo on my hair three times to fully ensure that my hair was well clarified.
Here is the famous foam
Once my hair well “drained” the hairdresser applies the foam me strenghtening Therapy root transition to ends with a comb. Stylists who use this foam should not use more than 60 mL of this product to your head and whatever your length.
Once applied carefully, the hairdresser put cellophane on my hair to make lather with the heat of my head. She left in place care about forty minutes and then proceeds to blow dry my head.
Laying cellophane on my hair
As soon as this is over, my hair is washed again because my hair is very dry at this stage (as dry after use ApHogee 2-step treatment) and are not malleable. This is part of the care process.
The finished blow drying, the hairdresser uses a flat iron to help the foam to penetrate well my hair.
Once properly washed my hair, the hairdresser uses condition the Express Instant Moisturizing to moisturize my hair.
Eventually once my good hair “spun” it uses the care conditioner without rinsing HCO Leave-In Conditioner and Blow Drying Lotion is performed again blow-dry my hair.
Then, the smooth again with a hair straightener.
My hair stand smooth, silky, shiny and healthy (which is my most important eyes). They are light and sweet at once.
I leave very happy and satisfied lounge applied carefully.
The STS positives:
-it will make my life easier until June because the effects last up to 12 consecutive weeks;
-this care contains no formadehyde or other derivative of formaldehyde because it is rich in amino acids;
-this is NOT a straightening or smoothing Brazil;
-that an alternative smoothing for people who wish to keep their natural texture or stretch the time between two straightening;
-this care strengthens the hair but also eliminates frizz.
The STS negatives:
-the care is expensive (I paid 150 € and this varies from lounge to another and above all it depends on the length, I am therefore APL is 150 € for my length but it increases if the hair is longer);
-the application of care took a total of just over 4 hours (I started at 11:53 am and ended at 16h).
Finally here are the details of living Ritualia whose address is 60 Rue de Maubeuge, 75009 Paris, France, and their phone number: 01.42.80.53.25 but also video summarizing my experience of STS.