Product Name: Goin’ Natural Morargan Gold STRAIGHT TRANSITION Thermic Blend Solution
Size: 4 oz (purchase)
Goin’ Natural Straight Transition Thermic Blend Solution allows you to transition from relaxer to natural hair without the “BIG CHOP.” Our special aminokeratin blend softens natural new growth to allow excellent straightening with ceramic irons that can last 8 to 12 weeks. STRAIGHT TRANSITION DOES NOT breakdown the bonds in the hair like relaxers. Therefore, your straight hair is temporary and can last 8 to 12 weeks.
Delonized water, oxoacetimide carbocystene, oxoacetimideamino acid, glycerin, knojoc manan & polyquaternium 37, aloe extract, garacilaria extract, honey, marigold extract, papaya extract, kiwi extract, sweet almond extract, polysonbate 20, fragrance, imidizoiidinyl urea.
Due to the fact that I was afraid to straighten my hair, I followed the directions provided step by step. This was the only product from this line that I had so I used my own shampoo and rinse-out conditioner as part of step 1. Step 2: I parted my hair into four sections and applied the product. I believe that I used about two pumps per section and I combed it through, ensuring that all sections were saturated. I left the product on my hair for 15 minutes before blow drying. Step 3: I used my blow dryer and Denman brush to thoroughly blow dry my hair. I set my flat iron between 430-440 degrees. The directions stated to flat iron the hair at 425-450 degrees. I styled my hair or I should say I attempted to style my hair, but I did not like the results. There are steps 4 and 5 listed on the bottle for when you decide to wash your hair. Based on the directions you do not have to apply the product again. Step 4 states that you can wash your hair and apply their moroocan oil. Step 5 is a repeat of Step 3 where you can blow dry and flat iron your hair.
The product itself does not have a fragrance but there is a slight odor during the blow drying and flat iron process. I believe that the odor may come from the oxoacetimide carbocystene, and oxoacetimideamino acid ingredients. The odor is not strong; I personally think it is very light but noticeable.
I have been natural for 2 years so I decided to use this product because it stated that I could go from natural to straight. I was very impressed with how straight it made my hair. The only problem that I experienced was that my hair felt like “straw” prior to blow drying and at the ends after flat ironing. I would try to run my fingers through my hair, but my fingers were held captive. I used my flat iron a second time to go over my hair and I still had the same results. So, I washed my hair and, thank you Jesus it went back to its curly state with no heat damage. I decided to use it on my sister’s 4C tresses and initially she had the same results, but once she added a small amount of oil to her hair it was very soft and silky.
I do like the fact that after I washed my hair it was easier to manage. I noticed that my hair was softer and my curls were stretched and not as tight as they usually are. It has been two weeks with several washes and my hair still feels the same. Too bad I’m too “scary,” or else I would add this to my rotation.
Have you tried it? What did you think?
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