Can I use other leave-ins along with Simply Smooth? Will the product still gradually straighten my
Great question. YES, you can use them all together, but let’s prioritize and remember that they are super concentrated! Apply the Simply Smooth Humidity Blocker/ Simply Straight Progressive Straightener first. Apply less than you normally would if it was the only product you’d normally be using. Then add your leave-in’s like EnCore Leave In Conditioner and/ or VirgINity Hair Repair, in smaller amounts than recommended on the bottles. Remember that VirgINity Hair Repair is a once in a while leave-in, generally, so it’s only used about once every 7 shampoos. Nevertheless, we’ve learned from some of our celebrity stylists that they add a very light amount for added humidity protection! (After applying Simply Smooth Humidity Blocker , they spray about 3 pumps worth over the whole head and distribute well, or they mix those 3 pumps onto the Simply Smooth Humidity Blocker cream in their hand and rub together before applying).
By using the Simply Smooth Humidity Blocker FIRST, you will get the active ingredient into the core of the hair to manage those curl patterns best!
The above answer is assuming that you are using Belegenza products exclusively. If you are using other brands, the same premise applies, in that you MUST use the Simply Straight first for it to be able to penetrate. If you are using other brands of leave-ins, they generally will slow the process of Simply Smooth Humidity Blocker either with emulsifiers, or silicone derivatives or keratin proteins, so it will be imperative that you remove those each time you shampoo, so we highly recommend IlLustrious Shampoo to assist that process. Due to Simply Smooth Humidity Blocker‘s conditioning action, which is cumulative, you may find that you won’t need leave-ins as much or at all!
Let’s chat again, after you’ve used Simply Smooth in the above ways for about a month to assess the results, and to create the next best approach!
Thanks, again, for your great question!