It’s no secret that I have natural hair. I have touted the benefits of skipping the relaxer and instead opting to take care of my naturally curly, frizzy mane. I left the relaxer on the side of the road four years ago and never looked back. This doesn’t mean I don’t like straightening my hair. There are those weeks where I would much rather get a fabulous blowout, at the salon or at home (it’s all about sectioning), and let my hair blow in the wind.
Remember that keratin blowout trend everyone raved about? I was one of the early adopters. This hair procedure took days to achieve and cost hundreds of dollars. I remember having to sleep with the chemicals still in my hair to allow the keratin to penetrate and then returning to the salon a four days later to complete the procedure. In the words of Sweet Brown, ‘ain’t nobody got time for that.’
Keratin treatments work but for a long while, you could only achieve professional quality results at the salon. TRESemme, one of the leading hair care brand for achieving salon quality hair results at home, just came out with a new 7 Day Keratin Smooth system that started making waves during New York Fashion Week. The three step kit promises to control frizz and give you smooth, straight hair that lasts seven days, even through washes.
I actually tried the TRESemmé 7 Day Keratin Smooth System during fashion week to keep my unruly tresses at bay. I washed my hair twice that week because I had to get rid of excess products from all the different fashion week lounges that provided blowouts, braiding and other heated hair styles. My naturally curly hair, which frizzes up after a blowout was sleek and straight and what’s even better was that fact that I didn’t need much product to keep my fly aways in check. Even getting caught in the rain sans umbrella didn’t stop my hair from looking decent.
The three-step process is as easy as well, 1…2…3. You start of by shampooing your hair with the TRESemmé 7 Day Keratin Smooth Shampoo, infused with keratin and with fewer sulfates to get rid of product building. You then follow up with the TRESemmé 7 Day Keratin Smooth Conditioner, which you leave in for about 5 minutes. Rinse thoroughly and then apply the TRESemmé 7 Day Keratin Smooth Heat Activated Treatment to wet hair. A little goes a long way.
The next step is critical to achieving salon quality results at home. Comb the product through your hair and blow dry the hair until it’s completely dry. Now using your duck clips (available at beauty supply stores for less than $2.99 a set), part your hair into small sections and use your flat iron to straighten the hair. Pass the flat iron through each section three times and you’ll get the smoothest, straight and sleek keratin treated hair. This entire process took me an hour but for a product that costs less than $20, I will gladly enjoy those 60 minutes.
I also tried the TRESemmé 7 Day Keratin Smooth System on my extensions last week while running around the Washington, DC for my #PrettyGlamazonOscars event. The product is a must try because it really does a number on frizzy hair by taming all unruly strands. Try it and let me know what you think.
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