Last week, I found myself on the couch with my sweaty curly hair sticking into my face. I couldn't see myself in the mirror anymore.
It was a disaster. I was thinking about cutting a big part of it off, maybe wearing it in a long-bob. Cutting it off was never a plan because I know I will look like a teenage boy with short hair. In that moment, I was overly dramatic of course. But the fact is: I needed a change.
Thank god, I have a hairdresser in my family. Peggy literally saved my life. I have a little hair update for you.
For the very first time, I tried a Keratin Treatment on my hair. Peggy showed me a product, that is formaldehyde free. It doesn't only make the hair shinier and silkier but also my hair only takes five minutes to blow-dry. It takes away the frizz. Check out the before-after picture. down below.
If you have fine or oily hair, this treatment is probably not right for you. It works best on medium to thicker hair types with coarseness and/or frizz. I would say my hair is medium thick (its definitely not the thickest) but for sure not oily. If I want to I can not wash it for 5-6 days.
This is how it works: Peggy washed my hair with a special shampoo twice, so there is absolutely no oil left. The hair feels super sticky. Then she blowdried it well and applied the liquid keratin in very small sections. It is left to process for about 30 minutes. Then she washed my hair, but only for a few seconds, so a part of it stays in the hair. She blowdried it well and ironed it. Then she cut it. The entire process took about three hours. The price is about $350 CAD / $200 USD depending on Salon and product.
The upkeep of a Keratin Express treatment is more about avoidance of products than adding anything new, and you likely already have many of these products in your beauty arsenal. It’s just a matter of being selective and savvy about what you use. The treatment requires that you use a sulfate-free shampoo.