Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Brazilian Hair Straightening - From Home

So I first tried this exactly a year ago, it made my hair more manageable and lasted around 2 months. It's meant to last longer but I had to wash mine out a day early because of a spontaneous trip to Bestival.
After you've done the home treatment you can't wash, tie up or let your hair get wet for 72 hours.

The application process takes anywhere from 1 to 3 hours depending on the length and thickness of the hair. After the product is applied, it is sealed with a set of hair straightening irons set at 220ºC or 430ºF. This traps moisture, hydrates the hair and creates a glossy finish. The results are immediately visible after the Keratin Hair Treatment is completed. Hair looks healthy and youthful. 

Here's how it's done..

This beautiful bush of hair is my mums.. Thank you mum.

Wash your hair twice with the clarifying shampoo.

Next blow dry hair straight (I'm clearly not a hairdresser).

Now even the hair into sections and brush on the Chocolate Keratin Treatment and comb through each section before moving onto the next.

Once the whole head has been covered, blow dry hair on a low heat (this can take a while).

Now part the hair into sections and straighten each section of hair 6/7 times.

Once this is done hair has to be left for 72 hours before you can wash it. The longer it is left the longer it will last. If hair does get wet or a kink re-straighten it.

This whole process took just under 2 hours and will differ for different hair types.

The Keratin Treatment smells like chocolate but by the blow drying stage it can start to sting your eyes.

Make sure you do this in a well ventilated room to avoid this.

You can pay for this treatment in salon starting from £100 or you can buy kits just like this one on ebay/amazon for around £20.

Their website has more information.