So, I used this Tresemme Keratin Smooth 7 day heat activated treatment with flatironing yesterday and today my hair is the bomb. It is basically a leave in conditioner that you blow dry and flat iron in the hair and is supposed to keep the hair straight for a week. It cost around $6.00 at Walgreens. Reminds me of the Beautiful Textures Texture management treatment.
Here are the ingredients:
Water (Aqua), Cyclopentasiloxane, Amodimethicone, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Polyquaternium-28, Cyclohexasiloxane, Polyquaternium Crosspolymer-3, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Mineral Oil, Fragrance (Parfum), Aspartic Acid, Distearoylethyl Dimonium Chloride, DMDM Hydantoin, Cetearyl Alcohol, PVM/MA Copolymer, Acrylamidopropyltrimonium Chloride/Acrylamide Copolymer, Butylene Glycol, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Methylisothiazolinone, Citric Acid.
The directions say to part the hair in 4 sections and apply 2 pumps in each section. I put about 6 pumps in each of the 4 sections for my length of hair. It looks like a conditioner cream and smells really pretty. I blow dried it in the hair and then flat ironed it with 4 passes with my luke warm cheapo flat iron. My flat iron did not take the puffiness out of my hair and it did feel a little like setting lotion was in the hair. Basically it felt like the hair needed a bit of slip added after it was dried so I just put a thin coating of shea butter with oils in it lightly through the whole head. That took the puffiness away and made it silky and slingy. I remember someone said their hair felt that way after the Texture Managment system by Beautiful Textures also. Again, all it took was a bit of oil after flat ironing to completely remove the feeling of some product in the hair.
I wrapped it last night and woke up to even SMOOTHER hair than when I flat ironed it. In fact, it was a little too limp this morning, so I twisted it up into a loose bantu bun on top of my head while I bathed and then took it down. It then had some body but was still smooth.Normally my hair reverts within hours the first day of flat ironing. I am into my 2nd day now and I LOVE IT!! I like this a LOT. and I will be using this product on my hair whenever I use heat on my hair from now on. It is a keeper.
Now I have ordered a Remington flat iron with a comb attachment on it. This iron will get to 400 which should be enough for my color treated, natural hair. It is only $25.00. Here is a review of the iron I'm waiting on.
And by the way, I will be doing my second full Keratin Treatment as soon as it arrives. This time, I am using Liquid Keratin 60 days by recommendation of Sexy and Famous.
For the most part I plan to mainly do curlformer sets every wash day. I will allow myself heat maybe once every few months and when I do my keratin treatments a few times a year.. I am hoping my hair will be fairly straight or at least in the type 2 category this time since this is my 2nd Keratin Treatment and the effect can be cumulative. That way I wont need to use heat much anyhow.
I will post a review of the new flat iron and the Liquid Keratin 60 day BKT soon.
PS Although I already ordered the Liquid Keratin, the reviews of it seem very lack luster. Women with naturally straight hair are saying it did not even smooth their hair. So I think I will save this one when it comes and go on and order the Keratin Research product instead for my next real Keratin Treatment.
Edited by LadyAradia - Sep 22 2014 at 2:25pm