I know this blog is 99% about food, but I have to go off topic for just one post. Over the weekend I finally bit the bullet and got a Keratin treatment done on my hair. I have naturally curly hair but I’ve been straightening it. Because you know how it goes – everyone that has curly hair wants straight hair, and everyone with straight hair wants curly hair! It would usually take at minimum a half hour to blow dry my hair every morning. And that always involved three different brushes — your flat brush, your small barrel brush, and your large barrel brush.
A little while ago I saw a LivingSocial deal for highlights and a Keratin treatment for $199 at a Salon & Spa that I tried out once for a massage & facial. This was just the little push that I needed to give it a try. So I bought the deal and knew from that point on I was locked in. Fast forward to my appointment on Saturday. I had to schedule an early appointment since that day was my niece’s 4th birthday and we were celebrating it with dinner and of course cake!
I arrived at my appointment and the first thing up was my highlights. I wasn’t planning on getting any highlights, but it came with it so why not? We actually decided to do a more natural color for my highlights so that it blended my hair a little better (I am growing out highlights from a year ago) and I LOVE how it turned out. So the next part was the Keratin treatment.
Since I got the highlights first, they had to blow dry my hair and make sure it was 110% dry before starting the Keratin treatment. Once my hair was completely dry, she started the treatment. In sections she sprayed the treatment on my hair and combed it in. Once my whole head was completely done, I sat there for about 10 minutes. The next step was to blow dry my hair. Again, it had to be completely dry. The final step was to flat iron all of my hair in small sections.
So needless to say this is quite a process, and it definitely takes time. I was there from about 9am – 2:15pm. So it’s not a quick thing to have done. But I will tell you this – it’s DEFINITELY worth the time and the money. Instead of the 3 brushes and 30 minutes to blow dry my hair, this morning it took me less than 5 minutes and I didn’t even have to use a brush while blow drying it. I was shocked – I knew that the whole process would be easy, but I didn’t think it would be that easy!
So it’s safe to say that I’m thrilled with how it came out and I don’t know that I’ll be able to live without it now! It lasts about 40-50 washes. So it could be anywhere from 3 – 4 months. I know that I will definitely get this done again. So a shout out to Rosa at Bernard’s Salon & Spa in Cherry Hill, NJ. She did a wonderful job and I would totally recommend that you go to her if you live in the area.