Keratin hair straightener test
July 22, 2008
Our good friend Jessee Skittrall told us that this new, non chemical hair straightener was amazing. Not only does it not cause damage to the hair, the protein treatment actually conditions! We would never try something on you that we hadn’t tried ourselves, so our test subject is our very own Carrie Martin!
As you know, Carrie is our curly hair specialist. She has very fine hair with a strong defined curl. She has kindly volunteered to be the guinea pig for you. We will post photos of her hair every week so you can see the life cycle of this service.
Here is what is supposed to happen:
The hair is prepped for the procedure with a special shampoo and dried.
The special keratin solution (which smells like coconut suntan oil) is applied thoroughly but sparingly from scalp to ends.
The solution is allowed to set and then is dried into the hair.
A screaming hot flat iron is used to meticulously smooth and polish each strand.
That’s it. You go home with straight hair and don’t wash it (or pin/clip it) for 72 hours.
The treatment lasts 3-5 months and will slowly return you r hair to its original condition.
We imagine that it it grows out and ages off at about the same rate, so we don’t anticipate an obvious regrowth of curly hair at the scalp like traditional relaxers.
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By the way, it takes a long time to perform this procedure. Plan on 3-6 hours. Yup. You heard me. Oh, and while you are planning, plan on $300-$600, too. (We take credit cards!) Want to get it now? Make your appointment online here. The amount of time needed varies depending on the length and density of the hair as well as the tightness of the natural curl. Carrie’s hair took 3 hours.