Keratin Treatment Review
I've been talking a lot about the Keratin Treatment and here it is, my review and pictures.
First the stylist washed my hair then blew it completely dry. After that she painted on the treatment and covered my head in it completely. I had to sit with the treatment on, wearing a plastic cap for 20 min. When the 20 min was up she blew dry my hair again and then flat ironed really small sections, going over each section 8 to 10 times.
In total it took 3 hours. My butt was KILLING me.
THE FOUR DAYS AFTER:
Ugh. No washing, no wetting, no elastics, headbands, bobby pins, tucking behind the ears...nothing. It felt so greasy and heavy. When day 4 ended and was so happy to wash finally.
I HATED the first 4 days, hated them. And at first, even after washing, I still wasn't sure. First, I thought this was a smoothing treatment. I thought that my hair would dry with it's natural curl/wave but just softer..NOPE. Pin straight. I have to blow dry just to add some body to it. AND, I used to be able to go 4 to 5 days without washing it - now 2 days tops, maaaybe 3 with a ponytail on the last day. I don't like that. What do I like? I like that its supposed to last 4-6 months. I like that my hair dries really quick. When it rains, my hair stays. When it's humid, my hair stays. When I sweat, my hair stays! I love it. Check out the pictures below.
One more thing.. no need to buy the keratin shampoo and conditioner. I use L'Oreal EverPure Sulfate Free Shampoo and Conditioner. They're about $6.99 each at CVS or Stop and Shop.
$175 + $70 tip = $245
My biggest tip...subscribe to all the Groupons... Groupon, BuyWithMe, Eversave etc.. and then jump on one that is in driving distance. Other tips:
- when you see the coupon..check the salon on yelp first, then call the salon and see when they have appts. I bought my BuyWithMe and then called the salon and had to wait a month for my appt.
The keratin is a little like childbirth....a painful process but then you love the result so much you forget about how bad the process was. ;-)