The 411 on CHI Enviro American Smoothing Treatment

Get the Right Stylist to Be Assured of Good Results

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Smoothing treatments might seem too good to be true. They claim to be safe, non-damaging products that make hair less frizzy, curl more manageable, and flat ironing safer and easier.

CHI Enviro American Smoothing Treatment has received a lot of good buzz. Here's how it works!

How It's Done

This product infuses amino acids, proteins, silk, and pearl into your hair, which results in healthier, stronger, smoother, shinier hair.

Getting the CHI American Smoothing Treatment is fairly simple. Your professional stylist will first perform a consultation on your hair and determine which smoothing formula (or a combination thereof) is best suited for your hair type. After a thorough cleanse with CHI's specially formulated Purity Shampoo, the smoothing product will be applied to your damp hair and allowed to process for 10 to 20 minutes, depending on your formulation.

Next, without rinsing the product, your stylist will blow your hair out using a CHI hairdryer and CHI ceramic round brush or a paddle brush. These specific tools are important for setting the smoothing product into your hair.

Next, your hair will be flat ironed at 410 degrees to cure the product into your hair with a CHI 4-button flat iron. Each 1/8-inch section of hair should be flat ironed five times. Your stylist may use a few drops of the CHI Enviro Smoothing Serum after flat ironing to add shine and manageability.

Now you'll be free to go home until the next step. It is recommended that you leave your hair down for the next 24 hours, without headbands, hair ties, or even sunglasses to hold your hair back off your head. Your hair might feel a little weird, kind of like forgot to rinse the conditioner out of your hair.

This feeling is perfectly normal and could vary based on your hair and your stylist's skill level at applying the product.

Post-Service Blowout

If you're comfortable flat ironing your hair thoroughly and own a CHI flat iron, you can do this step at home. If you're less than handy with your blow dryer and flat iron, have very thick or coarse hair, or do not own a CHI flat iron, you should return to your stylist for this second step.

Twenty-four to 48 hours after the first part of the process, you or your stylist will shampoo and condition your hair with the CHI Enviro Smoothing Shampoo and Conditioner. Next, it's important to blow-dry and flat iron your hair with a CHI flat iron.

The Results

After this blowout has been performed, be prepared to be blown completely away. Your hair should be significantly softer and shinier, and it should blow dry quicker, with noticeably less frizz, if any at all, and flat iron faster with fewer passes. Less drying time and fewer passes with the flat iron result in huge gains in hair health and less damage to your hair over time.

Maintenance Products and Tips

Maintaining the American Smoothing Treatment is as simple. It is recommended that the CHI Enviro Smoothing Shampoo, Conditioner, and Smoothing Serum be used on a regular basis post-treatment.

Hair should be washed every other day at most to extend the results. 

After your hair has been treated with the CHI Enviro American Smoothing Treatment you can color, highlight, and style your hair normally. 

It is recommended that ponytails, tight hair ties, clips, and pins be avoided for the first week post-treatment to avoid denting your hair. Loosely pulling your hair back out of your face for short tasks is Ok but should be kept to a minimum. If a hair clip or tie does leave an unintentional dent in your hair, it is typically easily repaired with a flat iron.

You can expose your hair to chlorine after treatment, but repeated and regular exposure could result in the treatment not lasting as long because chlorine can be quite damaging to your hair.

How to Choose the Right Stylist for Your Smoothing Treatment

Choosing the right stylist to perform this kind of complicated service is just as important as picking the right product.

Here are some tips to make sure you get the best result possible:

  • Ask your stylist if they have attended a class on the treatment process. If they haven't, you may want to consider another stylist. Classes are available but not required to use the system. If your stylist is "winging it," your hair might pay the price.
  • Your stylist should ask you a series of questions about your hair before performing the treatment. They should know your chemical service history, and you should be very honest about any previous services that have been done on your hair. Previous treatments or chemical services will not likely result in not getting the smoothing treatment done, but they could alter the product formulation chosen for your hair.
  • Your stylist will cure the product into your hair with a CHI Made in America 4-Button flat iron. This is very specific and important that they use the proper flat iron. An original CHI flat iron will not work properly, nor will a flat iron made by another company. This specific flat iron and the ceramic plates it's made with are the only flat iron approved for use with the smoothing system.
  • Ask for referrals. If your stylist is confident about using the system, they should be able to provide referrals or pictures of previous results.

What to Do If You Hate the Results

If you do end up in a pickle and for any reason hate the results of the CHI Enviro American Smoothing Treatment, don't panic. The results are temporary and with repeated washing, it will eventually go away. It's a good idea to talk to your stylist if you are unhappy with the results to discuss what went wrong.