I Finally Have Manageable Hair!
I'm African American, my hair has fine texture, but is very resistant/kinky. I was referred to the product by a friend who is multi cultural. I was using a popular no lye relaxer for many years and suffered hair loss due to extended usage. I chose this relaxer as an alternative to a Brazilian Keratin Treatment (Keratin treatments do not last for me because I sweat. The sodium/salt in sweat neutralizes the Keratin). This product will not make african american hair "bone straight". At least it doesn't make my hair that way. I was going bald with the "bone straight" look, I really just needed manageable hair, and did not want to flat iron daily (living in Florida).
I've used the product for close to two years, and am only posting to give some tips for people who are considering the product for purchase. If you are not used to applying relaxers, you may want to purchase and take to a stylist. My hair is medium length, and I get my ends "clipped" every 6 weeks. I know that not everyone gets their hair trimmed that frequently. If you overlap relaxer too much, it could result in breakage. Clipping the ends help.
It is VERY important to follow the directions in the kit re: applying heat, washing hair prior to treatment, etc..... I know going without a flat iron for several days is a hassle (that's when I become "scarf girl" - LOL), but it does make a difference.
ALSO: If you use Phyto Vital Bath conditioner, it definitely helps. The key is to do a deep condition at least once a month. The other thing that helped me was to use a Keratin based infuser/replenisher. I've used Keratase and Coppola products with much success. The Keratin products restore protein to your hair, and helps keep it strong. I think Phyto has a serum, but I've never tried it. I hope my review helped.