I used to do the Brazilian Blowout system. I liked it overall but what I didn't like is that I still had my little baby curls framing my face (could have been the person who applied it) and that it lasted about 8 weeks on me. Then my hair would frizz.
My wonderful hairstylist, Chi at Rain and Co salon, talked me into doing the Global Keratin Treatment. After a year of thinking about it, I decided it was time. It comes from Israel and in my experience, most of the hair products that come from the middle east are fantastic. It also claims to last SIX MONTHS!! So, the price is a little steep ($400) and it took 3 hours to apply, but I figure spending $2.40 a day for six months is doable. I will just cut back on my Starbucks!
So, here is my before pictures. As you can see, I have to wear my hair in a ponytail a lot when it is curly. If I want to wear it curly, I have to shower the night before and put it in braids. Then the next morning when I take out the breads, I have to manipulate it with product.
If I want to straighten it, it takes 45 mins, at least. Plus, the roots are so puffy and curly, it looks unhealthy.
The process was fine. It took 3 hours. Chi wash and conditioned my hair, then applied the straightening product. Next she blew dry it and straightened it to activate the product. She used VERY SMALL sections.
Some stylists wash the product out at this point, but Chi swears by leaving it in for 3 days. That means for me, no ponytails, no clips and no water on my head for 3 days. Which is fine because I love wearing my hair down when it is straight.
Here is me the next morning...no brush (I forgot to take a pic right after the process, but it was pretty much exactly the same).
I am amazed about how my tiny curls are gone! I am amazed about how healthy it is now as well! And my color looks like it has been rejuvenated!
When I wash my hair, Chi says that it will just be like beach waves. All I have to do after I wash and condition my hair is towel dry it, put some serum in it and GO. Seriously? This stay at home mom is so excited for the easy breezy care of his hair!
I will update after my first wash on Sunday!
Washed my hair and O.M.G, it is so soft and smooth! Here is a picture of my hair after it air dried with NO product....still pretty tame, in my book!