I mentioned on Friday that I was heading into the salon for the Keratin Smoothing Complex Therapy. Basically, the process involves applying the Keratin treatment to clarified hair, letting it sit, blow drying it, then tediously flat ironing it. I'm talking like 5 hairs per section, ironed about 5 times over. Okay, maybe 20 hairs. It was very few hairs at a time. It took a couple hours, but I left with ridiculously flat and straight hair.
This hair was also very annoying. The last step to the treatment is waiting three days before you get your hair wet, wash it, put it in a clip or a pony tail or even tuck it behind your ears. It has to just hang there. For three days. It was inconvenient, but I suppose it was tolerable. I made sure to schedule the treatment for over the weekend when I didn't have any Pilates or Spin classes, so that helped.
|Before, during and after... obviously.|
|I just noticed that this gif is running in reverse. D'oh.|
Now, I wait. This treatment cost a bit more than I was really comfortable paying, but they say it lasts 3-6 months. I'll just have to wait it out and see how it goes to decide if it was really worth it, but so far, I say yes.