In early December I received my first keratin treatment. Have you ever had one? My hair stylist had mentioned it to me a couple of times and so I decided to give it a try. If you have thin, straight hair this might not be for you. But if you are like me with naturally curly hair that tends to look like this 90% of the time...
My stylist uses 100% pure keratin which is quite pricey. The process took about two hours and went something like this:
- I was shampooed twice using clarifying shampoo to remove any product build up
- my hair was then dried completely
- keratin was applied to my hair using a brush similar to the one used for applying color, section by section
- then she took teeny tiny sections and flat ironed my hair sealing in the keratin
Here is the before.
And, here is the after with a much needed trim!
One more after shot.
So for the next three days, I could not wash my hair :(. I work out and run most days which means that I also wash my hair every day. This was tough, but I made it. I was told to keep my hair dry and not to wear it up. In the morning if I would would wake up with bedhead I had to straighten it out with a flat iron during that three day period. By day three I felt like a grease ball! Time passed quickly enough and soon I was back to my usual routine.
This shampoo was recommended to help the process last (which by the way the treatment should last 4-6 months). It was kind of pricey too, but it only takes a small amount and so I'm learning not to pour a handful like I normally do.
The process was extremely nourishing for my hair! Almost two months later I am still seeing the effects of the treatment. Overall, the frizz is less noticeable and my hair just looks healthier. Would I do it again? Yes.