Get great hair: How to fight the frizz during the summer monsoon

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland
By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland
By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

PHOENIX -- Summer is officially here. With that comes the humidity of the Arizona monsoon and worries about humidity, heat and your hair.

There are many hair products available for smoothing and straightening. One of the most popular in has been the Brazilian Keratin Treatment.

For the past few years, however, many health experts have claimed the treatment comes with possible health risks, including nose bleeds, bleeding lungs and blisters in the mouth and esophageal area.

If this has you too concerned to give it a shot, Farouk's CHI Enviro American Smoothing Treatment might be worth a look. The smoothing system is an all natural product. It conditions, smooths and takes a high percentage of frizz out of the hair -- up to 95 percent.

CHI Enviro infuses a unique formula of amino acids, proteins, silk and pearl complex into the hair. The preparation is designed to regenerate natural proteins and repel humidity leaving your hair feeling smoother and silkier feel. It also will be shinier and blow-dry faster and easier.

This product is not for straightening curly hair. It controls frizz and allows for a more manageable, softer, smoother and shinier head of hair.

CHI Enviro comes in three different treatments.

  • Virgin/resistant - the most concentrated amounts of protein
  • Colored/chemically treated - medium amounts of protein
  • Highlighted/fine pores - light amount of protein and higher amounts of silk for softer, more conditioned hair

It's up to the stylist to choose the correct treatment. If the incorrect one is chosen for your hair type/porosity, it can result in brittle, dry and damaged hair because too much protein was placed and cured into the hair.

It is very important to choose a well-educated stylist in this product for best results.

The best part is CHI Enviro is free of formaldehydes, hidden formaldehydes and, most importantly, no formaldehyde gasses are released when cured with the flat iron.

This eliminates all health risks to the client and the technician. If you are looking to straighten your curly hair, try CHI Straightening treatment prior to the CHI Enviro smoothing system to get the best results. The smoothing system averages around $150, depending on hair thickness and length.

Salon Michele Rene is located inside Spark Salon Suites, 2501 W. Happy Valley Road, Bldg #40 Suite #1115 (Inside Suite #102), Phoenix, AZ 85085.

For more information or to make an appointment, call 623-399-6344 or email