Before I show you the results, I want to give some information on the hair treatment:
What is it? It is a revolutionary process that softens, shines, straightens and makes the hair healthy. It penetrates the hair repairing internal damage and coats the hair preventing further damage. The results are smooth, silky and straight hair.It is not a chemical that restructures the hair.It is a replenshing treatment that reconditions and protects the hair from water and heat damage while enhancing it's natural shine.
The Brazilian hair treatment is excellent on all types of chemically treated hair (bleached, hi-lights, colored, permed, relaxed or previously straightened. It is excellent for getting rid of curly, frizzy, damaged, unhealthy, dull, mistreated hair.
The Brazilian treatment is made up of "Keratin" a liquid form of hair. There are no harsh chemicals. The Brazilian treatment can be used on children (6 years and older), teens and adults (men and women).
The Brazilian treatment DOES NOT use strong chemicals to open and close the hair cuticle in an effort to straighten it. It only coats the hair. It does not break the bonds of the hair shaft like straightners do. Keratin is a natural substance which comprises approximately 88% of your hair.
Brazilian treatment is not permanent. It naturally fades out of the hair. The wave or curl will gradually come back in about 2 - 3 months. The hair will stay soft, shiny and healthy looking. The more you do the treatment the better condition the hair becomes. The treatment also makes the hair very manageable. It will require less blow drying time and results will be very good with a flat iron
The entire process took 3 1/2 hours and involved my hair to be shampoo'd 3 times with a special shampoo that gets my hair to the right PH level and opens the cuticle for the keratin to penetrate the hair shaft...hmm, kinda sounds like hair porn lol. Ok anyway, after the keratin is applied it is then blowdryed with a round brush and flat ironed. At this point your hair is stiff as a board and feels super gross and sticky, like you just put a ton of gel and hairspray in it and then flat ironed it. Then it is rinsed and a deep conditioner is applied and left to sit for 5 minutes. After that it was just finger dryed with a blow dryer as before and that's it.
Overall I would totally recommend this treatment for anyone who spends a long time doing their hair and just wants to make their lives easier. It can last up to 4 months depending on how often you wash your hair and during this time you must use a shampoo and conditioner that doesn't contain sulfates. I'm pretty sure I'm going to be using the one below, but I heard there is also a good one by Organix that I may try. Another thing to keep in mind when blow drying is that you have to keep the blow dryer pointed down towards the direction of the hair. After all, the main purpose of this treatment is to seal the hair cuticle.
Caring for your hair after treatment:
· Do not wash hair for 1 – 2 days. (24 hours for Traditional Treatment, 48 hours for Royal Treatment)
· Avoid getting moisture in the hair after treatment and before shampooing. If hair gets wet, blow dry and go over hair with the flat iron.(moisture in the hair before shampooing effects the longevity of BKT)
· Wash hair only with *Sodium Chloride-free Shampoo
· Sleeping/Using a satin pillow case at bedtime will keep hair silky and shiny longer.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND RECOMMENDATIONS:
The following items will break down the bond of the Keratin if applied AFTER the treatment has been done.
Sodium Hydroxide and Thio based Relaxers