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Brazilian Keratin Treatment

My BKT experience

Like most women, I get bored with my hair and like to switch it up every now and then. I’ve heard a lot of good things about the brazilian keratin treatment so I thought, hey why not!
It’s less expensive and better for your hair than the Japanese straightening which really influenced my decision. My hair isn’t crazy curly or anything. I did it b/c I didn’t want to deal with frizzy hair in the summer.
Both Americans and Brazilian salons do the treatment – they use different formulas (or so I’ve been told). I had gone to an American salon.. The particular salon I went to had a big sale for the summer so that’s why I chose the place I went to. A friend of mine had told me that she paid double the price what I paid so I thought it was a good deal.
The whole process took about 2 hours – not that bad. They begin by washing your hair and blowing it out. Afterwards, they put the chemicals on your hair with a brush.
Side note: The smell wasn’t that harsh – just burned my eye a little bit.
After the keratin/chemicals are on your hair, they use a flat iron and go over every strand of hair and your done! (Some salons will blow dry it again after the ironing.)
I was told that I couldn’t wash my hair for 3 days but I went 4 days instead just to be sure. If you hair does get wet, you are to flat iron it ASAP. Also, you’re not to put clips in your hair either b/c that will leave marks in your hair since the keratin is doing it work.
After your 3 or 4 days is up, you can wash your hair. You need to use sulfate free shampoo and conditioner though. This is important b/c the sulfate in regular shampoos will strip the Keratin from your hair and you’ll blow the time and money you just put into it.
I was told that BKT lasts anywhere from 3-6 months – depending on your hair.
So far I’m up to month 2 and absolutely love it! It’s so great not having to fuss with my hair anymore in the morning. You can just wash it and go. I like to blow dry it still.
It takes me less than 10 minutes now to blow it out which is awesome.

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