Hello Blogarristas! After giving this a long thought and after asking many of you what you thought, I finally had the courage to give my hair a Keratin Treatment -or otherwise known as brazilian blowout-. I put the treatment to the test and will be sharing my results with you gals!
A little info that might give you an insight on the treatment, the who's and the ha's...
- On average, the treatment takes one stylist only two hours.
- It can be used on dyed or highlighted hair. In fact, it can be used on any type of hair.
- It is NOT meant to be permanent and it DOES require redoing approximately every 3 months.
- Keratin is a natural substance which comprises approximately 88% of your hair.
- It penetrates the hair repairing internal damage and coats the hair preventing further damage. The results are SOFT, SHINY, STRAIGHT hair.
- Keratin is a type of protein high in sulphur and the amino acid cystine, making it tough, elastic and insoluble. These qualities are fundamental to the strong structural role keratin often plays in nature.
- It is a major component of horns, hooves and wool. In fact, keratin is the main protective substance in our hair, skin and nails.
What I can tell you of the process is that is looks very simple to do, however the person who does the treatment needs to know how the process works because, although it doesn't burn, itch or do anything on the hair, your eyes can become a little irritated with the small amount of fumes. I started to have watery eyes and nose (think that I broke a capillary in my nose -so I had a bloody nose-, something that does occur to me when I have chronic sinus, allergies, ect)
Although this may scare many of you, my stylist was super careful and had us both with masks, and opened a large window so the fumes that leave the hair when applying the flat iron didn't affect us. I can't wash my hair for three days, nor clip it, nor wet it.
The keratin treatment left my hair filling super soft and silky. You my know by now that I am a salon blonde so my hair does get damaged by all the treatment that I do to it, and the results are astonishing. I will give the benefit of the doubt and will be updating you to tell you the effects after the main process. My stylist advised me to buy sulfate free shampoo and conditioner. Regular shampoo removes the treatment from your hair, so natural sulfate free products are the way to go. I went to Walgreens and bought Loreal's Pure sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner for color treated hair. They do offer other choices for normal/dry and damaged/frizzy hair.
Hope this information helps some of you and might be of value for your future beauty decisions.