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Last updated: May 31, 2017

How to Straighten Virgin Resistant Hair from Bio Ionic® KeraSmooth™

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How to Straighten Virgin Resistant Hair from Bio Ionic® KeraSmooth™

There’s a new smoothing system in town: Bio Ionic’s KeraSmooth Treatment. Formaldehyde-free, KeraSmooth works with the help of two keratin-neutral henna formulas for both virgin/resistant hair and chemically-treated hair. The results? Hair that is smooth and silky to the touch, healthy and hydrated. Containing NanoIonic Complex, the system will maintain those sleek tresses for up to 12 weeks. WIN a FREE RTX-450 iron AND KeraSmooth treatment sample!

Learn the Step-by-Step: Alternate Treatment for Chemically treated Hair



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    Clarify hair:

    • Shampoo hair twice with iClarify™ Shampoo or a deep-cleaning shampoo to remove product build-up.
    • Do not apply conditioner.
    • Rinse hair thoroughly until water runs clear and towel dry.

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    • Detangle hair with a wide-tooth comb and section the hair.

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    KeraSmooth™ Application:

    • Shake KeraSmooth™ pouches well before each use.
    • While wearing gloves, squeeze KeraSmooth™ formula for Virgin/Resistant hair into a bowl. The amount used varies on hair length and texture.
      c. To begin, apply KeraSmooth in sections 1/2” away from the roots to mid shaft using a BI applicator brush. Do not apply directly to the scalp. Finally, apply KeraSmooth to the ends, combing through each section once.
    • Perform a strand test immediately after you finish with your application. The processing time starts when you start your application. Try to keep the application time under 10 minutes.
    • Leave KeraSmooth™ on the hair for 5 to 10 minutes to defrizz, or leave on for 30 minutes to straighten, depending on hair type and texture. Note: Do not process wiht heat.
    • To check the desired level of straightening, do an elasticity test every 3 to 5 minutes at the place of initial application.
    • Do not leave KeraSmooth on hair longer than 30 minutes.  

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    • Rinse with warm water for 10 minutes, subdivide and continue rinsing until the water runs clear. Rinse section by section, if necessary. Make sure there is no product left on the hair before proceeding to the next step. 

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    Shampoo and Condition:

    • After all KeraSmooth™ product is rinsed from the hair, shampoo twice with BI S-H Intensive Moisturizing Shampoo and rinse.
    • Condition hair with BI S-H Intensive Moisturizing Reconstructor. Apply evenly and leave on for 3 to 5 minutes, then rinse until water runs clear.

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    Blow Dry:

    • Lightly pat down the hair with a towel to get rid of excess moisture.
    • Blow dry with a BI Pro-Dryer and fingers, until the hair is 50% dry, then use an Ionic Conditioning Brush.

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    • 7. Flat Iron & Finish:
    • Make sure the hair is 100% dry before ironing. No Neutralizer is needed.
    • Seal the hair with the OnePass® Straightening Iron at 350°F to 400°F, depending on hair type and texture – only one pass is needed. We also recommend the use of BI RTX-450 Straightening Iron.
    • Set temperature based on type of hair: 350°F for fine, 400°F for medium and 430 – 450°F for course hair. You might have to run the iron for more than one pass, but we recommend that you don’t run it more than three times on the same section.
    • Style and finish as desired.
    • BI does not guarantee best results if another iron, other than a BI professional iron is used.
    • Don’t get the hair wet for 72 hours.

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    The final look.

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