Some of you might know about my love for a keratin treatment. Some of you may not, which is what this post is for. Do you have frizzy, fluffy, problematic, high maintenance hair? Do you find yourself spending all morning blow drying, flat ironing/curling, only to step outside in our beautiful North Carolina weather and have it look like you just rolled out of bed? Insert my current BFF - Express Keratin Treatment. I know a lot of people have a lot of questions about them, so I'm here to give all my knowledge and make you fall in love with them like I did.
Disclaimer: If you have naturally smooth, silk like hair that won't hold curl and you've never experienced frizz, this post isn't for you. Keep scrolling, you rare unicorn you.
Now. Here are the reasons I love an Express Keratin treatment. First of all, I say Express Keratin because there is a "full Keratin" which is the boss of Keratin treatments. I don't do many of these at all, in fact I don't even have it on hand. So when I say a "Keratin Treatment", I mean the express version.
It lasts around 6-8 weeks depending on how you take care of your hair. I have some clients who come every 6 weeks for one, and some clients who come every 6 months. You can't really tell it's grown out by a line of fuzz, it's more of a gradual decline of smooth hair.
The service takes anywhere from 1-2 hours, depending on your thickness of hair.
The more often you get them done, the better they are.
It locks in your color, so it is possible and even encouraged to get the same day as a color service. (I give discounts when added onto color services).
Your hair will still be curly! Most of my curly girls are afraid to get one because they think it'll straighten out their curl. No way. It will relax the curl a little bit, especially in the first few days, but it just smooths the frizz that comes along with curly hair. My curls were actually much better with the EKT in because it allowed to be more about the curl and less about the frizzy mess.
You won't wake up with perfect hair, but it will be perfect with a lot less effort. Instead of having to blow out and flat iron, you will probably achieve the same results just by a quick blow dry. And when you do style, the style will last longer and hold thanks to the EKT. Not just frizz out or fall flat the minute you walk outside.
The EKT has an 8 hour downtime. Which means for 8 hours after the treatment, you can't pull your hair back, Bobbi pin, or wash it. After 8 hours, you're free to do whatever you please.
Most of my clients get them in the spring before our hot, humid temps come to play. I actually have 4 just tomorrow!
You can get the treatment in spot areas, like your bangs or around your hairline. Say you have fuzzy postpartum areas around your hairline that never seem to lay down or behave. We can do a 5 min spot treatment to those troubled areas that'll make you life just a little easier.
I think I covered most of the questions and hopefully have clarified it all for you. Like I said, once you have one, you'll fall in love! Who doesn't like frizz free, fuss free hair??