It's summer and I really want to change up my look, especially so I can look even hotter in my new sundresses. I decided to have a consult appointment with Ron Valdez of Estilio Valdez Salon to better understand the Brazilian Keratin Treatment (BKT) by Marcia Teixeira. It was important for me to understand what benefits I would see this summer by doing a keratin treatment. With all the buzz in CurlTalk and the fact that several different types of keratin products are now on the market, I really wanted to get an assessment based on my hair type and my personal hair challenges.
Read more about keratin treatments here.
Ron Valdez noticed that while I have lots curl definition, my hair is also baby fine in texture. My NaturallyCurly hair type classification—I call myself a 2C—is important because hair type and texture are key factors for a good experience with Brazilian keratin treatment. During my consult visit, we both agreed that I may not be the best fit for the Original or Advanced formula from BKT.
My main goal was to keep some curls but reduce my frizz. Ron clearly noted that I am not a frizz head. I personally think that in 100 degree heat it gets frizzy but maybe not like others that live near a coast. Also, I am headed off to a 10-day vacation to Hawaii and salt water as well as chlorine are both not good factors for maintaining the treatment.
To get a deeper understanding on a stylist consult for keratin, watch this video and hopefully it helps you decide your own next step.