It has been such a long time! sorry for disappearing but I bring you another beauty review! Yay
I have curly fine hair and I decided due to this unstoppable need of taming my mane I tried the keratin treatment in the form of a spray, and afterwards the
PERMANENT BRAZILIAN KERATIN HAIR STRAIGHTENING
But... how does it work, and did it work?
Discover it here:
First: it is not a cheap treatment. I went to one of the best salons for this and this treatment is over $150 so prepare your wallet for the diet.
Second: if you have curly hair like mine and you use an FDA or EUR regulated product , I can assure you will need a second treatment, which is not nice. This can cost you money so make sure to make things clear with your hairdresser.
This second treatment will be really needed if you want your hair to be less frizzy and crazy looking.
This is due to the health regulations avoiding high concentrations of formol in beauty products. It is a potent toxic chemical compound and it will be added to your hair, so beware of allergies or any other kind of reactions. For me, I asked my hairdresser to apply the product 1-2 cm away from the roots, so it would not be absorbed by the scalp during the treatment and the next days: you can't wash your hair for 3 days at least after the treatment.
How does the brazilian keratin permanent straightening work:
The ingredients according to my hairdresser are a little formol, which activates the straightening with heat, 2% or under.
Keratin that repairs the hair fibre structure.
Collagen that repairs and nourishes the hair fibre.
1-Washing the hair and cleaning off residues with a special shampoo.
2- Blow drying the hair upside down so you realize how horribly frizzy it can become when someone does the blow dry upside down. Don't worry. Your real hair is not that bad.
3- Apply the brazilian keratin hair straightening mix thing to your hair with a brooch.
4- Blow dry and comb the hair straight.
5- Flat iron the hair so the product is absorbed and fixated in the hair fibre structure.
6- Not washing your hair during at least 72 h and using the flat iron 1-2 times a day to help the product penetrate the hair follicle and also keep it straight.
7- Use a sulfate and salts free shampoo afterwards. This can cost you extra money so be aware!!!
And ta-daaa, you are finished!
Final result: A much less frizzy hair. The curls relax and it is a lot more straight. It can happen that the curls relax as in my case and the hair looks frizzy straight.
My experience: I have very fine hair so it does not fall down but instead I ended up with a Lion Queen mane and I had to repeat the treatment twice or three times, I don't even recall right now. My hairdresser wanted to charge me around $20 per extra treatment and finally after promising me a super straight hair even for afro hair, my hair is messy.
The final result for my fine curly 2B hair has not been straight, but at least is not curly. Less frizzy but lots of drying and then also hair iron.
Did it really do what the hairdresser claimed? No.
Did it help me tame my crazy head? Yes, definitely.
Was it worth it? I guess it is less of a mess now.
Do I feel satisfied? I feel somehow lied to. No, I am not 100% satisfied. A little disappointed sometimes.
So, this was my experience with the Brazilian permanent keratin straightening.
What was yours?
Share so we all learn!!
Take care! xoxo