Unless you are a newbie to natural hair, you know of CharyJay. For goodness sake, her face is on the box of the very sought after Huetiful Steamer (my review). Lets not forget to mention her YouTube channel is, what I consider, one of the premiere channels for styling tutorials.
CharyJay is known for her super thick voluptuous mane, but it seems that mane has changed. In June 2012 she decided to get the Huetiful Smoothing Nano Treatment. This is a treatment that is advertised to only be performed by stylists in salons, with the effects of the treatment stated to be temporary, lasting 8 to 12 weeks. Huetiful’s website totes this treatment as
…the most advanced and safest low pH mechanisms that is designed to silken, stretch and smooth wavy or curly, frizzy and processed hair. The result is stronger, healthier, beautifully manageable hair that can be worn straight or in its natural wavy or curly state.
The Huetiful nanoSMOOTHING™ System transforms the hair without the use of harsh, permanent chemicals and without permanent alteration to the hair’s bond structure so hair is silky smooth, perfectly curled and unimaginably frizz free. You get the ﬂexibility of natural hair to be worn straight with resistance to swelling from humidity or worn naturally curly with maximum curl deﬁnition and length.
The video below chronicles her experience with Nano Treatment on two separate occasions, with the second time resulting in a noticeable difference in her texture. As Huetiful’s website states, a texture change expected, but a temporary result of the treatment. For CharyJay, six months has passed and her texture appears to have remain altered.
Use of this product can be interpreted a couple ways because of CharyJay’s video. Some Naturals may see this process as counterproductive to the state of being natural if the hair’s texture is permanently altered. Other Naturals may view this product to be a seemingly safer option to loosen their curl pattern.
What is your view of the Nano Smoothing Treatment?