Average Rating 4.5/5
Review by michellerodgerscts
I just used this product for the first time yesterday...and i am going to try to give my synopsis of how I used it and what it did to my hair.
MY HAIR: I have long (mid back), curly/coarse african american hair. it is natural and the only chemical treatment that i have is color (black) and I am in the process of growing it out. My hair is really thick and coarse but it is also very fragile and prone to breakage. It is also about time for a trim so my ends look a little frayed if my hair is flat ironed bone straight
THE PROCESS: i washed my hair with two different shampoos, not Aphogee. once my hair was towel dried i combed through it in 4 sections and I applied the product in 4 sections. the directions say that you should comb the product through ur hair after it is applied, i found that this did not work in my hair because the product makes the hair sticky almost. so i combed it before i applied it and then i rubbed my hair through my hands to get the product to lather so it could be distributed evenly (gently so my hair does not tangle at all). you will need a towel on your shoulders. afterwards i sat under the drier for about 45 minutes until my hair was hard...DO NOT TRY TO MOVE YOUR HAIR, IT WILL BE HARD AS A ROCK. then i rinsed it out and applied the Aphogee conditioner (with another conditioner mixed in to get rid of the smell)
AFTER STRAIGHTENING: the ends of my hair look a lot better....I really cant tell if it improved the overall health because I have a ton of hair and its in pretty good shape (or it appears that way) but i was told that it does reduce breakage and shedding so I will get you all know after a few weeks the results. but i def think anyone with hair issues should try it! its simple and easy and i think it will work!!!!
UPDATE: my hair is shedding the same as always, but I have not washed and restraightened...I will update after my next treatment (6 weeks)
ANOTHER UPDATE: It has been one month since I have used this treatment, I will be using it again in two weeks. I have noticed that there is a lot less fall out in my hair. I think I will see more prolonged and noticeable results over time. I have also trimmed my hair recently, which also improved the overall look of it. One thing I can say is that is appears to straighten a little better...or...it does not react to heat/moisture in the same way it did pre-treatment...it is very hot where I live and I can be outside all day and my hair does not get nearly as frizzy as it did prior to using this, hopefully it will continue to calm down the frizz with extended use. I will try a few more applications and re-update in a few months, i dont think one time will allow me to have a full picture :)