Event Space: KeratinPerfect Blogger Bash Transforms Me Thursday 15 March, 2012
Win a KeratinPerfect Deluxe Kit and more…but also read about how my locks were transformed from “eh” to bounce-o-rific.
Right now, one of the buzziest hair services is smoothing (or straightening, depending on your texture whims) keratin treatments. A smoothing treatment seeks to send your hair on an extended vacation from blasted flyaways and icky frizz, while a straightening treatment works to change your texture, making naturally curly or wavy hair straight. Typically, you must go to a salon for a keratin treatment—that is, until KeratinPerfect came along.
This at-home treatment promises salon-quality results (read: smoother, frizz-free hair) for up to 30 days. Seems too good to be true? Well, KeratinPerfect invited a clutch of bloggers to try the 30-Day Brazilian Hair Smoothing System themselves, under the guidance of stylists, to see just how smooth and shiny and EASY the at-home system is. And the results I witnessed are stunning. (You can view all of the before-and-after images on KeratinPerfect’s Facebook page, PLUS, there’s a giveaway contest, which I’ll explain further at the end of this post. Keep reading.)
If you want to maintain your silky results, my stylist, Niki, suggests using KeratinPerfect’s line of products, which all contain keratin. “Any keratin treatment will wash out over time, so you want to replenish the lost keratin with products that will reintroduce it back into the hair, allowing the results of the treatment to last longer,” she says. But what if you didn’t get a keratin treatment? Can you still use the products? “Of course!” she says. Hair is made of keratin, and using keratin-based products only helps to strengthen what you naturally have.
I use PerfectSmooth Blowout Booster Styling Cream prior to blow-drying my hair; its heat-activated keratin and silk collagen protein keep at bay frizz and flyaways that can occur when you blast your strands with heat. (You know what I’m talking about.) Niki even advises running the cream through my dry ends as a glosser and split-end-disguiser.
Niki takes over my blow-out—after all, she wants it be stunning—and utilizes a technique that has me looking like an alien: She sets sections of my hair with large barrel round brushes. It’s a little uncomfortable, but let me tell you, the way my hair bounces when all is said and done is unlike any roller set I’ve endured before.
She finishes my blow-out with KeratinPerfect PerfectShine Keratin Oil, which contains that magical ingredient, argan oil, but also has—you guessed it—keratin protein. My hair feels light and, like I said, bouncy—but moreover, after a day without washing, it still feels clean and light, and looks smooth, which was the goal, no?
If you like the sound of what you’re reading here, KeratinPerfect is ready to make you a believer with their KeratinPerfect Transformation Contest. Here’s how it works:
1. Follow KeratinPerfect on Twitter: @keratinperfect
2. Then mosey on over to their Facebook page and “Like” them. (Note: You must Like and Follow them to be considered eligible.)
3. Vote for your favorite blogger transformation (me, me, ME!).
4. That’s it!
Winners will be announced at 12 pm (EST) on Monday, March 19—so hustle on over to follow, like and vote.
What you can win:
1st Place ($414 value): KeratinPerfect Deluxe Kit, PerfectSmooth Blowout Booster and Vent Brush
2nd Place ($159 value): KeratinPerfect Essentials Kit, PerfectSmooth Blowout Booster and Vent Brush
3rd Place ($129 value): KeratinPerfect Duo Kit, PerfectSmooth Blowout Booster and Vent Brush
What are you waiting for?