I havnt used any of the products yet but have purchased the brizilian shampoo and conditioner and wanted to purchase the 30 day treatment but wanted reviews on it first, and i came across this site; but got a bit worried because of some comments about chemicals so i looked into it and came across this, and I still plan on using the shampoo and conditioner for the 1st time today and still plan on buying the 30 day treatment.
The chemical compound formaldehyde (also known as methanal) is a gas with a pungent smell. It is the simplest aldehyde. Its chemical formula is H2CO. Formaldehyde was first synthesized by the Russian chemist Aleksandr Butlerov in 1859 but was conclusively identified by August Wilhelm von Hofmann in 1868.
Formaldehyde readily results from the incomplete combustion of carbon-containing materials. It may be found in the smoke from forest fires, in automobile exhaust, and in tobacco smoke. In the atmosphere, formaldehyde is produced by the action of sunlight and oxygen on atmospheric methane and other hydrocarbons. Small amounts of formaldehyde are produced as a metabolic byproduct in most organisms, including humans.
exposure to formaldehyde by inhalation is mainly from three types of sources: thermal or chemical decomposition of formaldehyde-based resins, formaldehyde emission from aqueous solutions (for example, embalming fluids), or the production of formaldehyde resulting from the combustion of a variety of organic compounds (for example, exhaust gases).
In the workplace, exposure to formaldehyde occurs in various ways. In its gaseous form, it is absorbed by the respiratory tract; in aqueous solution, it is absorbed through skin contact. The health effects associated with exposure to this substance vary with the exposure route and the concentration or dose absorbed.
In extreme situations such as accidents, formaldehyde may be present at high concentrations in the air, representing a considerable immediate danger. Concentrations equal to or greater than 20 ppm can cause serious pulmonary oedema and eventually death. In the case of direct skin contact, formaldehyde may produce skin lesions such as irritation, irritant contact dermatitis and allergic contact dermatitis. The symptoms are itching, tingling and redness. Skin sensitization is likely to appear after contact with aqueous solutions of formaldehyde at concentrations equal to or greater than 2%, or even solids or resins containing free formaldehyde. When someone is sensitized, skin allergy (erythema) symptoms may occur at every contact with solutions of increasingly lower concentration (starting at 0.5 percent formaldehyde). These effects are easily avoidable by protecting exposed skin for example, by wearing gloves.
I have mixed reviews on this product, I've had one brazilian blowout in the salon and couldn't afford another $200 on a treatment that lasted 3-4 weeks.
When I found this, I decided to try it. I actually did the treatment OUTSIDE because it was a warm day. Since the treatment, I have had a mild throat irritation that I am wondering if it is due to the chemicals. I purchased this because I thought it was safer than the salon treatment. I also notice that the coconut smell has turned rank and even my husband has commented he can't stand the smell of my hair, and when wet, it smells like a combination of coconut/sewage.
As for the results, after two days, I am pleased. I am at the beach and it is holding up extremely well without frizz and a lot of poof.
Not sure due to my reaction if I will buy this again, though.
So far I have been pleasantly surprised by this shampoo. I usually stray from drug store brands, but I really wanted to try something that was sulfate/sodium free for the sake of my hair. Afterall, it is a living thing also, right? At seven bucks, I figured I'd gamble on the purchase.
The initial smell is like being on some exotic island in the Caribbean which certainly doesn't bother my nostrils, but it doesn't seem to last. This is not a big deal to me at all, but I did want to point out that the island smell doesn't linger, unfortunately. The shampoo lathers incredibly well. It actually does a better job than my Frederic Fekkai shampoo, which was like four times more expensive, at least. I got the same results as I would with my FF shampoo, but with more shine and softness. I still flat-iron, but I would do that no matter what shampoo I used because of my extremely coarse, almost medium-length, mane. I don't use it everyday because I alternate it with my Frederic Fekkai Technician Color shampoo in hopes of preserving my not-so-cheap salon color. I must point out that I've never had a keratin treatment before, but I wanted to try the shampoo to see if it worked as well as a straightening or smoothing shampoo. This one has certainly earned a permanent spot on my shower shelf!
It's been two weeks since I've done this treatment....
My hair is 3a/b, which gets very frizzy and dry
I followed the directions very closely.
washed hair with clarifying shampoo.
I had a friend help me apply the product to my hair.
*this product does not stink, it smells like the beach, like warm coconuts. I enjoyed the smell very much.
After waiting 30 mins she blew dry my hair then flat ironed it at a 425 degree setting (thats the highest my babyliss goes up to)
The first night my hair was gross, super greasy as if I hadn't washed my hair in months. My hair had no movement my bf said i looked like darth vader. lol!
When I woke up the next day it was still a greasy but manageable. (i re-iorned any bends or kinks that formed while i was sleeping)
I repeated this on the 2nd day as well.
When I finally got to wash my hair I used the Organix Brazilian Shampoo and Conditioner. I let my hair air dry just so I can really see the results and it was super soft and wavy with very very minimal frizz. I blew dry my hair and was literally done in 10 mins.
Since then i wore my hair out in the rain and everything stayed in tact. My hair isn't super straight, unless I use an iron but it looks shiny, healthy and not frizzy. And blowdrying and/or straightening iron takes half the time.
Overall a good product, it made my hair incredibly shiny and soft. However, it does not mesh too well with my thick sicilian hair. I found my hair was more tangly, and the conditioner took especially long to wash out. It became manageable after flat ironing it, but leaving it natural was not an option without 10lbs of detangling spray. Not sure if I'd buy it again, but the other products in the line are amazing!
So, I used the product yesterday and I noticed some mild burning in my throat and nose as well as some itchiness wherever my hair touched my skin after I finished the styling process. These are symptoms people have with the straightening products that contain formaldehyde. my scalp has started becoming a bit itchy, and I avoided applying the product to my scalp. My hair is soft light and silky and I haven't washed it yet, but i dont think its worth all the side effects. Also it states on the packaging "NO FORMALDEHYDE" but I read just now (trying to find out why my nose and throat were burning) that ANY of these products that you have to leave in for days must contain a form of ALDEHYDE in it, which would explain the burning. Also the instructions on the bottle and in the package stress that it is important to have a fan and an open window and not to get the stuff on your skin and scalp. If the product is safe, formaldehyde free and supposedly comes from a brand that claims to be organic then why is is so important I dont breath the fumes in? Obviously there is something very toxic in this product and I believe that it is a form of Aldehyde. they say no formaldehyde but they do not say that it does not contain some other form of aldehyde. just because its not on the ingredient list doesn't mean its not in the product. This company needs to get their stuff together and someone needs to find out what is really in the product. I do not think its fair to be harming my health and perhaps loose a lot of hair because of false advertising and leading people to believe this product is safe. I am very sad and disappointed with the company.
At first I loved it. I did exactly what the directions said, and when I flat ironed my hair it was amazing. I waited the two days before washing it, and that's when I knew I had done something terrible to my hair. The smell that comes out of my hair every time it gets wet is so nasty! It smells like something has died in my hair. I really hope that this stuff really does wash out within 30 days. I can't even take it.
I was actually wondering if anyone knew if maybe a clarifying shampoo might strip this chemical out of my hair??
Also my hair doesn't look as good as it did when I flat ironed it the first time, however I was never able to let my hair air dry without the frizziness being so out of control, whereas I can now. It still needs the love from the flat iron, but not as much as it did before.
But even that's enough to put up with the smell. I will take frizzy hair any day over the smell. It's not worth it.
Ok so I have thick curly hair that is fine, not coarse. I have never tried a BKT, and my hair is not colored. I had a friend do the treatment on me, and I kept it for maybe a little less than 48 hours (had to go to work!). We ended up using almost the whole bottle, but I have a lot of hair. I was confused about whether we were supposed to try to blow out my hair after the product was in it or just blow dry it, in any case my friend used a big round brush to try and dry it, as if she was blowing it out. My hair was really greasy and it was a pain keeping it the whole weekend, I didn't even want to go out because it looked like i had a helmet on. Once I washed my hair it turned curly but it felt different, somewhat heavy but smoother maybe? the curls were more compact. I let it air dry and it was less frizzy than it would have been before, not a whole dramatic difference. I then proceeded to iron it, and I expected it to take like 10-15 minutes based on the reviews I've read but it took like 30 but it did look really nice. Normally it would have taken maybe 45 to an hour. Im not sure if Im supposed to be using their flat iron spray but I used two pumps of Kerastase serum ONLY and my hair came out super shiny and straight. I did not have to section it off even, I just kept going over the hair. I know I shouldn't be expecting a dramatic difference but I am happy with my hair. It has stayed virtually the same the whole day, and hasn't frizzed out on me. I have heard some reviewers say that when you apply it a second time it works even better, so I am contemplating doing it again.
My hair is very dry, and has become more damaged over the past couple years, making it frizz more easily and not blow dry and/or straighten very well. I saw this product in Walgreens and thought the price and drug store availability was too good to be true, so I checked out reviews here. They turned out to be generally good, but my experience with Organix BKT was GREAT! I followed instructions closely, and my hair looks straighter than it has in a long time. In addition, it's thick, shiny, and looks like I actually have naturally straight hair. I was a little worried about my color because I get highlights and thought this might make it look brassy (as a lot of products do) but that wasn't a problem. My hair doesn't feel weighted down either. My only complaint is that I have side swept bangs and after using they fall flat on my face. Next time I won't put the treatment on my bangs. Also, I was very very thorough with the straightening and I think the more you straighten, the better it looks. Don't worry about excessive straightening making your hair look fried, I think there is a lot of heat protection in the treatment.
I have very curly hair and I straighten it with over the counter Straightener which is a thio baised NOT LYE! I usually do my roots and then comb it through. I do this before I go and have my hair BKT at the salon. It makes a big difference in how the BKT comes out! I can wash my hair and dries straight. Never had that before. I will be trying this product this weekend and will post. I have had it down about 5 times now and that includes getting the BKT Express. No fall out or breakage some split ends that need to be trimmed.