Keratin Treatment No. 4

2010-09-22 21:19:33

Keratin Treatment No. 4

Michelle receives a new type of smoothing treatment

So I seem to have become the poster child for the joys of keratin treatments, and how you can use them to keep your curls and make them more manageable.

So when Ron King at Bo Salon in Austin offered me the chance to try La Brasiliana's new Spruzzi Keratin Treatment, a spray-in treatment that replaces formaldehyde with aloe vera and lavender oil, I said, "Go for it!"

Mind you, I was terrified when I decided to try it out several months ago so I could speak to our curly community from personal experience. But I have learned that with an experienced stylist and good communication, you shouldn't have any surprises. With so many keratin treatments out there and so many stylists jumping into the fray, please make sure you find someone you feel confident with because it's still a chemical treatment and they are using a very hot iron.

After the Treatment

After the treatment

I was in good hands with Angela Torres, who loves doing keratin treatments and seeing how they make her client's lives easier. She assured me that this would not straighten my hair, but would make it softer, shinier and less frizzy.

Also After the Treatment

Also after the treatment

Unlike the other treatments I have gotten in the past, I had to wait two days to wash my hair. So for two days, I had the straightest hair of my life. My husband and daughter didn't recognize me when I met them at a restaurant.

After Washing Her Hair

The curls were gone...

I enjoyed the novelty of brushing my hair—something I never do. It felt like American Girl hair. It swished! But it wasn't me. My 10-year-old daughter told me that the hair was pretty, but I look better with curls.

Also After Washing Her Hair

...but wouldn't stay away!

But come Monday morning, I was ready to wash it and get my curls back. So far, so good. I'd say my hair is a 3a now. It's usually a 3b. It looks a few inches longer. And it's super shiny.

Michelle's Brazillian Blowout Blog

Michelle's Brazillian Blowout Blog

hi michelle ive recently read your blog and have been thinking about a chemical relaxer for over a year. after i read about it and the damage to my hair i thought i may not want y curls know but what about later and your blog saved me from doing a relaxer. With all of the health concerns i was wondering if you have done the chi enviro american smoothing treatment? i still havent gotten my hair a blowout but am planning to once i get some more money.
Hi Michelle, Thanks for sharing your experiences. I am considering doing the Brasiliana Spruzzi Keratin treatment as well. Can you give me an update on your results? I also have 3b hair.
Thank you so much for putting this up! I have been searching and searching for someone with curls like mine (who wanted to keep them too!) that did the keratin treatment to see whether or not it "ruined" or enhanced their curls. I've been wanting to try it because I have 3b curly hair, which I would never get rid of because I love my curls and I spent 4 years growing my hair long. However, I live in Florida and the humidity makes it very difficult to manage them. I didn't want my hair straight, just less frizzy maybe a little looser if anything. I was terrified to get it done myself. I'm very encouraged by your story though and am going to get it done for myself next month. I appreciate this very very much, thank you :)
Hi Michele, I'm a hair stylist in NYC and interested in your take on these keratin treatments. I was using Brazilian Blowout last summer. I haven't used it since. I've been searching for a replacement that does the same thing only is safe for the client and myself. Have you found anything that you love?
Sorry I'm just getting back to you. I just saw the comment. It's definitely something that each person has to consider every time they have a chemical treatment. I personally will get more of these done, but I will make sure they are done by people who know what they're doing in a well ventilated area.
Michelle, been thinking of you as this Brazilian Blowout saga unfolds. I am supposed to have my second one later this month. What are your thoughts about this situation?