Seeking Straight Hair:
Before flat irons were common some people with did something pretty dangerous: fighting frizzy hair by flattening it with a clothes iron. Flat irons and early hair straightening treatments became available, but often with mixed results. Recently, I tried an Express Blowout by Keratin Complex that blows everything else out of the water.
Early Keratin Treatments:
There have been other keratin treatments, and some were effective but used chemicals that could be harmful to both client and stylist. And, artificially straightened hair (back then) didn’t have the ability to curl or wave, so it hung flat and limp. As the hair grew, you either had to re-treat your hair or embrace hair with multi-textures.
A New Kind of Keratin Treatment:
Now there’s the Keratin Complex Express Blowout that won’t fry your hair, won’t ruin your health, won’t frizz in the rain, and will keep body and style-ability.
In fact, you can even color your hair and have the blowout treatment the same day saving a trip back to the salon (I did it so I know it’s true).
I have long hair and it frizzes if someone cries. Nothing I’ve ever tried really keeps frizz from returning. I was really excited to try a new type of Keratin treatment that doesn’t take long (about an hour) and that you can even do the day you color your hair.
I visited the Oscar Blandi Salon in Manhattan to try this keratin treatment and here’s how it went:
My treatment at the Oscar Blandi Salon began with a root touch up by colorist Nicole Hunter. After the color, I was treated to two shampoos (one is a clarifying the other is hydrating).
Then it was immediately time for the Express Blowout. To be honest, I was worried that the treatment might change the color, or worse, my sensitive scalp would itch, but nothing happened.
Stylist Stephanie Scuoppo at Oscar Blandi did the keratin treatment (Express Blowout). It’s one bottle (see photo above) and she applied it quickly and this treatment stays on your hair and isn’t rinsed out.
Then, she had to dry my long thick hair. Afterward, she meticulously flat ironed it. This took a little over an hour, but the result was truly amazing.
After the treatment, my hair was soft and shiny, but it didn’t feel heavy or coated. My highlights glimmered.
After the Treatment:
The real test would come later. To keep the look you really need to use products that won’t sabotage the treatment.
I was given three essential products: Keratin Complex smoothing shampoo and conditioner, and a Keratin Complex Infusion Therapy Leave-in Replenisher Lotion. You can purchase the Keratin Care or Keratin Color Care products for your own use too on the Keratin Complex website.
I used these at home, and even without a flat iron my hair still looked pretty sleek. However, if I didn’t use the products, my hair was slightly frizzy (nothing like before the treatment).
A short while later I took a trip to Florida and to a cruise to Cuba. As you can imagine, it’s hot and humid. Amazingly, my hair stayed sleek and soft and not the least bit frizzy even without a flat iron. Amazing!
It’s been about a month and a half since I had the Express Blowout, which is supposed to last about six weeks, but it’s still going strong. I love this treatment! When it wears off I’ll do it again, for sure.
If you want to try this amazing treatment you can learn more and find a salon near you here: https://www.keratincomplex.com/smoothingtreatments.
Keratin Complex products can be found in fine retail salons nationwide or online at www.keratincomplex.com.
ABOUT KERATIN COMPLEX:
Keratin Complex was founded in 2006. The company realized that the key to creating an innovative treatment that was both gentle and effective lay in harnessing the power of keratin, an essential hair protein that delivers incredible benefits without breaking the bonds of the hair.
Since the launch, Keratin Complex has introduced hair care, styling and their Color Therapy range, a complete line of professional hair color as well as their newest offering, Personalized Blow Out Same Day Keratin treatment, a fast-effective smoothing option that delivers customized results.