Lately my hair has been looking really healthy, shiny, and best of all, NOT POOFY.
Wanna know my secret? I did an at home keratin treatment called Ultra Keratin Touch, by nuNAAT. Have you ever heard of those Brazillian blowouts that cost a fortune at the salon but give your hair that amazing sleekness for 6 months? Well, this doesn’t have the exact same results, as it only lasts 1 month, but for the price (just $14.99) it is REALLY REALLY awesome!
Ultra Keratin Touch is known for its ability to tame frizzy hair, fight flyaways (that’s my biggest problem, postpartum) and smoothing out curls, no matter your hair texture. This at-home formula is sodium chloride and formaldehyde-free and lasts for up to 30 days.
Even though I knew this was a more gentle formula that what you would pay big bucks for in the salon, I was still really nervous to try this. After all, what I was reading about this type of treatment online stated that my hair structure, itself, would be temporarily altered. The end result was said to be smooth and strong hair…but what if it wasn’t???
Here I am about to get started. I know the face I’m making is corny, but it is how I really felt! This also helps you see what my hair looked like before the treatment.
I began to follow the instructions, and I parted my hair into 4 sections. Since everyone loves to see someone else look ridiculous, here’s what I looked like just before applying the product:
Then I began the process of applying the keratin treatment. I read in the instructions that what stuff might appear as I worked the product in and combed it through every 5 minutes. Here’s what that looks like just to give you an idea:
After waiting the prescribed amount of time, I needed to blow dry my hair with the product in it. The heat from the blow dryer is what really activates the product. This part was honestly weird/tricky, as it makes your hair VERY VERY stiff. Don’t believe me? Take a look for yourself!
I was a little freaked out at this point, as this is the opposite of sleek and smooth! But it was too late to turn back now! After washing my hair as per the instructions and drying it and taking the flat iron to it, this was my end result:
Super smooth and sleek. But I’ll tell you this: my hair still felt sort of strange at that point. It didn’t feel soft. So I wasn’t sure that I was in love with this kit at that point.
Fast forward almost two weeks later today. My hair is now very smooth (and it has felt very smooth since the first time I washed my hair after this photo was taken). I also find it to be more manageable. It doesn’t take me as long to straighten my hair with the flat iron to get the results I want. At this point, I REALLY like this product, and I will use it again. I think the price is fantastic for a month of extra-good looking hair! The application process is a bit cumbersome (start to finish for me was a bit over an hour, though I’ve heard the salon version is a 2+ hour commitment) and the first few days after you do the treatment your hair does feel a little weird (and you can’t get it wet for 48 hours!). But after you get over that awkward stage, you’ve got fantastic looking hair.
Bottom line: this product has saved me time and helps me look my best. It’s a winner! You can find it at Walgreens or Walgreens.com!
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I received a complimentary product for review purposes. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are strictly my own.