This is an update to my previous post. The packaging does state that it should not be used on previously color treated, straightened, or permed hair, and some reviews have reported breakage, so I would be very cautious about using this product if your hair has been color treated. If you have only a few strands, then maybe, but expect more breakage.
My mother used this and she is Caucasian with extremely coarse, frizzy hair. She too used an iron to straighten daily, and while this product has smoothed and softened her hair considerably, it does not lay perfectly straight and she still uses an iron, but to a much less degree. I gave this product five stars because we are comparing it to the effects of past chemical relaxers, and this one has very similar results. If you have moderately curly hair I think it may eliminate the need for daily ironing, but it depends on the degree of curl or frizz you have. My mother's hair is still slightly wavy, but WAY less frizzy and much, much softer and more managable. This product is not as strong as others, but very effective and not as harsh or toxic.
I personally DO NOT recommend putting a relaxer on highlighted hair. Too much processing will cause your hair to become extremely brittle and susceptible to breakage. As damaging as straightening with a flat iron can be on a daily basis; it will be much more damaging to put a relaxer on your highlighted hair.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago