That's exactly what I said to myself after seeing an article on NaturallyCurly.Com this morning featuring a "natural relaxer" called Diva Smooth made by the company, Janelle Beauty.
Here is an excerpt from the article:
"Diva Smooth is a natural alternative to traditional chemical relaxers. The finely tuned mixture of natural ingredients when applied together with a flat iron create smooth, shiny hair without breakage or hair loss. It is so gentle that it can be left on overnight, says Anika Janelle Pettiford, founder of Janelle Beauty."
After reading through Janelle Beauty's site, it was made clear that this product doesn't chemically alter your hair, but rather makes it easier to straighten it when using a FLAT-IRON. Your hair is supposed to be healthier, shinier and also protected from heat damage as a result of using this product in conjunction with a flat-ironing session. In fact, on Janelle Beauty's website, they even recommend the use of a Chi flat-iron. It is important to note that even though this product doesn't chemically alter your hair, they did say that it could loosen your hair texture.
Another excerpt from the site:
"The Diva Smooth product itself does not make your hair straight upon initial application. The Flat-Iron makes your hair straight. The Diva Smooth does NOT chemically alter your hair. So when you rinse your hair after applying the Diva Smooth your hair will look natural. You can then choose to style your hair according to it’s natural pattern OR you can opt to have straight hair by applying a flat-iron."
I just wanted to clarify that since at first, I thought this was a product that was supposed to work just like a relaxer, but just have natural ingredients. The product's (Diva Smooth) ingredients do sound great and include some of my favorites like olive oil, shea butter, honey, and virgin coconut oil.
Overall, the product does sound very interesting and I would love to hear a personal account with pictures of how this system has actually worked for them.
So what do you guys think about this idea of a "natural relaxer" and have any of you tried this system before?
Image taken from www.janellebeauty.com