I am really excited about this tutorial. It's something I have been wanting to do for ages, but because of the cost of doing it in the salon and the lack of people to do it on, I have had to put it off.
For those who have fine, limp or just normal hair, this will probably not apply to you.
For those who have course, dry, damaged, colour treated, frizzy or curly, unruly hair this DOES apply to you.
If you tick any of the boxes above then I am almost certain you have heard about the 'Brazilian Blowdry'. If you haven't heard of it, then let me quickly explain what it is.
Instead of spending hours straightening your hair to get a smooth, shiny finish, you get what is called a Brazilian Blowdry. Where Keratin is injected back into the hair follicle. Keratin is naturally in your hair and nails and is not a chemical. There are two different treatments, one of which is the one I have done in this video. This is a treatment where they have taken Keratin and supercharged it so it goes straight to the damaged bits of the hair. Then there is the salon treatment (this doesn't apply to all salons) that contains phamaldehyde (yes, what you preserve dead bodies with).
The injection of the Keratin into the hair is supposed to nourish the hair to eliminate frizz and kinks.
There are 4 steps to the at home process.
1. Wash hair with the pre-treatment shampoo PerfectPrep (you will have to follow the guides depending on hair as you may need to wash it twice if your hair is particularly course or long)
Part the hair in 4 sections.
2. Apply the ThePerfector 30 day treatment serum to the hair. Coating the hair entirely by applying to 2inch sections at a time. Be sure not to overcoat the hair as you have to leave the treatment in for 2 days and could make your hair feel greasy! ick!
3. After you hair is finished being coated, let it set for 10minutes. Then using a paddle brush, dry your hair straight with an ion hairdryer (you can see the hairdryer I have used by toni&guy in my previous reviews as that is a brilliant one)
4. Once hair is completely dry. Section hair again and taking 2 inch sections once again, use a flat iron and pass over each section FIVE times! Now if you have particularly long or course hair, this could take quite some time.
Apparently this treatment takes only an hour. This was NOT the case for us. If I am honest, it took 3 hours. However, it has it's up sides. Less chemicals are used than some of the salon versions, you have more control over what you are doing and you get TWO applications out of this and 3 the cost is far less than the salon. We bought ours at Sephora for $95. A typical salon one in the US is $200+ and in the UK about £200. Like I said, you also get two treatments from this.
I have spoken to my stepmother since we did the treatment and this is her honest review on it.
Her hair is smoother, NOT straight but she knew that it wasn't going to go straight. Her hair is easier to manage and straighten with a flat iron. It used to take her ages to do it before. However, her does't look as good when she tries to leave it curly. She says it looks like a bad crimp job. BUT if she defuses it and properly applies mousse etc it looks less fro-like and more soft. From what I can tell she is really pleased with it, so I think it was worth it all.
Here are some frequently asked questions which are on the KeratinPerfect website.