Saturday, May 28, 2011

New Hair! Well Sorta!

In the summer time my hair gets super frizzy and hard to manage. I usually can't even wear it straight anymore once June gets here sooo, I got a Keratin treatment done on my hair yesterday! I've heard so many good things about this treatment. Basically it gets rid of 100% of the frizz and leaves you with silky, easy to manage, wash-n-go kind of hair. Sign me up!



This is my naturally curly hair after it is left to air dry with a LOT of gel.


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





(BEFORE) This is what my hair looks like after it is shampoo'd (treatment was not added to my hair yet) with no product in it and blowdryed by just running fingers through it.  (A frizzy mess)



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.



This is AFTER the treatment, no flat iron was used. As you can see it's a HUGE difference! There is no frizz and my hair is silky soft. My ends are a little rough looking, but that's my own fault. I only get my hair trimmed like once a year :P




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:

AFTER CARE:
· 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)



 MAINTENANCE:


· 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
Bleach
Hydrogen Peroxide
Ammonia
Sodium Chloride 

9 comments:

Nora Schu said...

I've been so curious about this treatment and I've asked several people about it - none of which gave me informative answers.

So I'm very happy you talked ALL about it!

My hair is not curly or wavey, but it's a little frizzy due to dying and bleaching it all the time so I might just give this treatment a ago :)

xxo

lovevictoriaa said...

Oh my gosh your hair is so curly!!!
& it looks so great and sleek with the treatment thats amazing!

my hair is SO thick so in the summer it's a bit of a nightmare haha i feel your pain a little!

Maryam Maquillage said...

i would looooooove your naturally curly hair, it is soooo beautiful! I guess we all want what we don't have right? haha oxoxo

Elisha said...

I've looked into getting this done before but wasn't sure. I also have naturally curly/wavy hair but my curls are not as beautiful as yours. Thanks for this post! =)

Kim's Vanity said...

Great review!!! I love how comrehensive this was.
My hair gets SO frizzy when I blow dry it too ... I thought that the Brazillian treatment was bad for you hair because of the formaldyhide, (sp), but I'm thinking this one is new or different?
I'm not sure, I've never had it done .. but after this review I'm wanting to!
Your hair looks gorgeous.

Cupcakes and Cosmopolitans said...

I love your hair curley!
I love curls, its because my hair is straight. My sister just gotten this done, she look so different, I never seen her with pin straight hair. You/my sister should just give me your curls, yeah...

xo $ARMIN

MaviDeniz said...

Thanks lovies, yeah I guess we want what we can't have. I always get compliments on my curly hair but never when it's straight lol.

Kim, actually the one I got contains very low levels of formaldehyde. The one without it only lasts 2 weeks but the one I got isn't strong like the Brazilian Blowout treatment. Glad you liked the review, I almost shortened it b/c I though it might have been too long :P

Jessica said...

I think your hair looks gorgeous curly AND straight! I have trouble keeping my ends moisturized too, my stylist finally forced me into splurging on the Bumble and Bumble mending line and it's definitely making a difference. Thanks for this post!
Jessica @ Just Jess
http://jessanywhere.blogspot.com/

Kheira said...

wow your hair is amazing, love it ! :) x

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