I have a LOT of hair, and that hair has lots of body, and some definite texture to it. Unfortunately that “texture” really just translates to something between curly and wavy and often ends up looking frizzy. I own every straightening iron, fancy pants blowdryer, and expensive hairbrush in the book just to keep all of that hair in check. It’s a lot, yes, but it’s an investment in making sure that I look more Tina Fey and less Tina Turner.
Oh, and add in Louisiana humidity to the mix and we’re talking poofy to the max! So, while I enjoy some waves and body in my hair, I usually still have to use almost all of those tools to “straighten” it before it looks presentable.
A few of my friends have had those Brazilian Keratin treatments done to their hair – and they have raved about the results. However, they’ve also sheepishly diverted attention away from the 400 and higher price tag. So, when Rio de Keratin offered to send me one of their at-home Keratin treatments to try, I jumped at the chance.
I followed the directions to a “t” and saw excellent results. The treatment was so easy to apply (section your hair and spray it on until your hair is saturated! So easy even I could do it, and that’s saying something!), and after a careful blowdry with a large round brush and 5 passes with my flat iron (as per the instructions, to “set” the treatment) I had pin straight, shiny, AMAZING hair.
That night was a girl’s night, and my friends all marveled at my hair. (“I did a keratin treatment” I said nonchalantly as I accepted their compliments.) That night, my boyfriend had the similar comments, and the next day my mom noticed as well. Not bad.
The best part is that it has lasted. My air-dried waves have at least less than half of the frizz that they did before. This cuts my straightening and taming time down significantly, which leaves time for the cooler things in life, like tweeting and blogging. :)
Rio de Keratin launches August 1st, and if you are looking for a cost-effective, natural, at-home solution to those pricey salon Keratin treatments, this is definitely an option to consider. At $100 it is still an investment and it won’t last as long as a salon treatment, but it’s an excellent option for anyone wanting to try it (or wanting to have it done on their own schedule).
Disclosure: Rio de Keratin sent me the treatment to try for free, but that in no way affected my review or opinion of the product. If you’d like more information on how this works, you can check out my Disclosure policy.