After leaving the salon Thursday night, I knew I was in trouble. My hair has never been so soft, so poker straight, so absent of frizz. I noticed my cousin (love you Kel!) was using new products and a new straightener as she styled my hair. She explained to me that she become a certified ‘Keratin’ specialist…which basically means she can make magic happen! Rather than trying to explain the process, here is what wikipedia says about the Brazilian hair straightening procedure:
Brazilian Keratin Treatmentis a method of temporarily straightening hair by sealing the hair with a liquid keratin and formaldehyde solution with a flat iron. The Brazilian Keratin Treatment is a long-term blow dry for hair that lasts about three months. Pioneered in Brazil, the Brazilian Keratin Treatment is to be able to be performed on all types of chemically treated hair (bleached, hi-lights, coloured, permed, relaxed or previously straightened). It is used on frizzy, damaged, unhealthy, dull and mistreated hair.
I didn’t receive the treatment, just a cruel tease of what my hair would look like if I did. I am tempted to never wash these locks again…screw working out, my hair never gets greasy…I can do this! Sigh.I love diffusing my hair and rockin’ the curl, but a few months of perfectly smooth hair? Sign. Me. Up. Now, I just need to win the lottery so I can afford it!
I know it’s a drastic change when even the bf comments…men are oblivious to most cosmetic changes…no!? Yes! Last summer I had 7 inches busted off and the bf and the dad didn’t say A WORD!! I know I’m not the only lady out there that has less than observant men in their lives 😉 Gotta love ’em, though.
Have you or anyone you’ve known received the Keratin treatment? I am seriously obsessed right now!