keratin perfect 30 day brazilian hair smoothing system is poised to be the next big sephora exclusive. hitting sephora.com on may 1st, 2011 and shelves on may 12th, it's an at home keratin treatment rumored to be on par with the salon service by the same name.
the set comes in three versions - the smoothing duo (just the shampoo and treatment) the essentials collection (add styling products, sans flat iron) and the deluxe addition (all of the above, plus a flat iron). the three collections will retail for $65, $95 and $235, respectively.
i used the essential collection with my own flatiron (my amika flat iron, who i love dearly) did it last saturday and so far i'm pleased as pie with the results. i can't compare it to the salon service, because i've never got a keratin treatment/brazilian straightening, but i can say my frizz be gone, during what has been a very humid week.
here's what you need to know:
- you will need to devote 1.5 hours to the process from start to finish -starting with a clarifying shampoo, then the treatment which you comb on, let rest for 10, leave in as you proceed to blow dry then flat iron.
- i want to re-emphasize that it's a leave-in treatment - you don't rinse it out - i had a lot of trouble wrapping my head around that, and the directions didn't go out of their way to make it abundantly clear.
- it's sulfate free and safe for color treated hair.
- it has a very distinct, though not entirely on pleasant smell - sort of like mangos, and straight-up weed.
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