Rare girl is completely satisfied with their hair. My - so generally a reason for constant frustration. Porous, fluffy and naturally curly randomly they are difficult to use for any installation. And as soon as I tried to "tame" - cut "under care", pulled rectifier, conjured over them with a Hairdryer - all this gave only short-term effect and the first gust of wind turned my whole so long and persistently induced beauty in the haystack on his head. And so I would like to have "normal" hair - beautiful, smooth, shining healthy Shine, if not as glossy magazine covers, at least such which would not be ashamed to leave the house!
About the procedure keratin hair straightening I, of course, heard long ago. But for the first time seriously thinking about it three years ago from an easy hand of the hairdresser, who refused to realize my big dreams of super-popular at the time the haircut "quads with the extension of the front strands". I heard from her a long lecture on the topic "why my hair type nothing can be done" and ended it strongly advise you to do keratin straightening and after experimenting with creative haircuts.
In the end, from thinking about the extended caret I refused, but the thought of keratin straightening stuck very deeply. So deep that after a couple of months I even signed up for the procedure, however, after weighing all the "pros" and "cons", cancelled the account. Why? Just at that time, the number of "cons" outweighed for me the number of "pros". And cons of this procedure, despite the seeming abundance of advantages, actually not so little:
First, the first 48 - 72 hours (depending on composition) is strictly forbidden not only to wash my hair, but contact with the water generally being in places with high humidity, the sauna, the pool and of course get wet in the rain.
Secondly, the head should be washed only with a special sulfate-free shampoo, regular shampoo is a sworn enemy of keratin straightening. The same applies to other health funds - masks, balms and other things, they must also be specialized. Accordingly, in the normal shopping you can not buy them exclusively in stores and online shops of professional cosmetics. And stock up on them preferably before the start of the procedure, subsequently to not run around town in their unsuccessful quest.
Thirdly, to fix the result, the procedure must be repeated periodically. The second time it must be done a month after the first rectification, the third in six months. But this is the ideal. As it will in fact nobody knows, because the keratin - as I found out later from my own experience, - a thing well, very tricky.
Three years passed - and again in my bad head back a stray thought about the perfect straight hair. And this time to embody it in life I still managed. I don't know what I could contribute to that - maybe the stars in the sky somehow not met, or magnetic storms raged - but I completely forgot all caution and began a Grand epic which can be divided into three stages:
The first stage is to find the master.
This is perhaps the most important and significant stage in the whole procedure. When choosing a specialist in keratin straightening, it is important to consider not only his professional expertise, but also the composition with which this artist works. This is the case when not all the teams "equally useful" - is now on the market there is a huge number and figure out which one is better or worse, is problematic. Here I made perhaps my main mistake - not enrolled in a salon by an experienced master, but running on a little-known part of the "Ollin". About the shampoos and conditioners of this brand of course, I heard reviews of them a great many, however, specifically composition for keratin straightening any reviews I could not be found. Therefore, I believed the promises of the manufacturer on the official website of the company and reviews the master himself.
The second stage is the procedure of straightening.
Going to the procedure keratin straightening, you should be ready that this procedure is very lengthy. In total, the cabin I had to spend five hours and this despite the fact that at the moment my hair is not very long (I guess if they are longer - the time of the procedure would be significantly increased). The procedure is standard and involves several steps:
Preparation of hair straightening by washing them with a special shampoo for deep cleaning. This procedure the master repeats several times in a row (in my case, the hair is washed five times, not counting the wash house directly for an hour before going to the salon).
Application for keratin straightening. The composition is applied with a small indentation from the roots, as in the highlights. That is why the hair is curly from the roots, this procedure is not suitable - in this case, the effect will look to put it mildly, not very aesthetically pleasing.
After reading reviews, I was prepared for the fact that at the time of application will apply a sharp himonya smell will water your eyes and breathing is quite impossible, however, to my surprise, the flavor of the funds although specific, however, not very sharp and even to some extent enjoyable. Master explained this gentle composition and its lack of formaldehyde (which I'm particularly surprised - this is the main component of all compositions for straightening), but to be safe all suggested the mask, putting that smell has practically ceased to be felt by me.
To withstand the damage of the hair should be about 30 minutes, after which each strand is carefully proslejivaetsya heated to a certain temperature rectifier. Then the composition is washed off thoroughly and the hair for 15 minutes apply a special mask. Then the hair is rinsed one last time and dried with a Hairdryer without the use of the rectifier.
Step three - complete fiasco.
At first, the result exceeded all my wildest expectations - my hair never looked so healthy and shiny! Perfectly straight, they not only gained incredible Shine, but become amazingly soft to the touch. Also - they stopped to get confused! Despite the very windy weather, until I got home with the perfect styling, hair to hair. An unexpected bonus - composition for straightening slightly "podeli" shade of my dyed hair, who unexpectedly became now not only lighter, but the color itself began to seem much more evenly.
Hoping to pass with such beauty at least three weeks, I stocked up on sulfate-free shampoo and hair conditioner from the same series as shampoo - "Otium Aqua" from Estelle - and determined to comply with all related rules of care.
According to the master after application of "Ollin," you can't wash your hair for 48 hours. Deciding to err, I waited for 72 hours. During this time I have completely eliminated the contact of hair with water and stay in rooms with high humidity, even temporarily replaced conventional pillow silk (found that recommendation on several sites, thanks to a silk pillow head sweats less and the risk that in the morning again Wake up with curls will be minimized). The hair in this period tried to touch as little as possible and avoid creases put aside all the elastic bands, hair clips and crabs. In General, all recommendations on hair care, I was not only met but even exceeded.
And what was my surprise when during the first wash I found that my curls are beginning to come back! Deciding not to panic, I tried to reassure myself with the fact that now my hair air dry - and they will again straighten up (instructions say to dry your hair after a keratin straightening can only be a dryer and to prevent natural drying). However, the faster they dry, the curly was! And by the end of the drying I have barely restrained so as not to sob - not only the hair began to curl again, but have to do this very strange! Not only that, the curls were distributed unevenly (front more than rear), and the structure became considerably more elastic! This is not keratin straightening and keratin chemistry has done! On top of the hair began to look dirty and unwashed, as if greased some fat and to remove the effect of "fat" did not succeed. From the initial positive effect of the procedure, leaving only the Shine and softness. And Yes, fluffiness and volume is also not returned. All attempts to straighten hair with a hair dryer, as I always did before the procedure, the effect is also not given, they simply ceased to resist! In a panic I resorted to the heavy artillery - got the straighteners, which is used only in very rare cases. And he's the only reason I was able to bring in more or less divine form what has become my before perfect hairstyle.
My call to the master of her very much was surprised - my complaint she said that she was first confronted with the reaction of the hair on keratin and everyone except me, the procedure is always passed perfectly. The money to me, naturally, to return not even offered, but I didn't push, ultimately it's my fault and should have foreseen these implications,before deciding on keratin straightening.
A month later, the hair remained as bad as after the first wash - the volume and "fluff" back up and three months later. But look at the pluses - the hair wouldn't have fallen out, and in fact could start a hearty "velosaped" that complain, many of my colleagues in misfortune, survived a failed keratin straightening. Straighten your hair I can't so far, but the pad with this problem began to cope much faster. Although this advantage is more than doubtful, because the procedure keratin straightening implies that otuzco after her, I should forget all. Hair must now be washed every day, either through day - "greasy" hair also stayed in place. And, apparently, my hair now have long-term treatment...
I don't know why this could happen - poor composition, the incompetence of the master or just keratin straightening is not suitable for my hair type - it remains for me a mystery. But, once again, to decide this procedure is now unlikely I will be able - and if you ever dare, this is not exactly part of the "Ollin", which turned out to be so "gentle" that I couldn't even straighten my not the tight curls. This composition recommend, unfortunately, I can't, although the procedure itself to believe I have not stopped until now, and maybe if you hold it with better composition,then the effect will be completely different. But to experiment on myself personally, I have more desire does not arise.