- Perform a preliminary strand test. If hair breaks or discolors, do not straighten!
- Shampoo hair if necessary with a gentle cleansing shampoo. Rinse and towel dry to remove excess moisture.
- Apply Wave Nouveau Coiffure Phase 1 shape release to entire hair shaft 1/4 inch from scalp within 5 - 10 minutes. Apply Only to New Growth if giving a retouch. Immediately after completing application, check for desired amount of straightness.
- Wave Nouveau coiffure Fine/Color-Treated strength shape release is designed for Coarse or Resistant hair only. Do not leave on the hair longer than 15 minutes. Be sure to continue to check for straightness every 2-3 minutes after application has been completed.