I feel pretty lucky when it comes to my hair. I was blessed with natural red hair, which I thought was a curse, more than a blessing as a child, but with each year, I learn to embrace it more and more. My hair tends to be pretty manageable and believe me, I am thankful that I don’t have to spend 45 minutes fixing it every morning.
With all of that being said, my hair has gotten much more wavy and frizzy since moving to the San Francisco area. I’m assuming that living 2 miles from the Pacific Ocean hasn’t helped my cause, with the constant fog and increase in moisture.
I was so thankful for the opportunity to try a Keratin Smoothing Treatment to make my hair silky smooth and help tame all my loose hairs and frizz. It was my first time visiting Halo Blow Dry Bars and my goodness was it such a wonderful experience! Upon arriving at Halo, I was greeted with smiles and offered a glass of champagne – it doesn’t get better than that!
The space was gorgeous and open, and I was lucky to be one of the first customers of the day, so I was able to snap a few pictures of the salon before it got too crazy. I immediately fell in love with the hair dryers that hang from the ceiling, both practical and stylish!
Here are a few more snapshots that show off the amazing decor and space that is Halo!
Blanca was my stylist and she took great care of me! She explained that this particular treatment should make my hair feel very smooth and conditioned, but might not necessarily solve my natural waves. She began by shampooing my hair with a special shampoo that made my hair feel squeaky clean, due to the fact that it opens your hair follicles to prep your hair to absorb as much moisture as possible during the treatment.
After she was done shampooing my hair, she started to lather the thick Keratin Treatment conditioning cream onto my hair in layers until I ended up like this:
I entertained myself with reading a few magazines and relaxing for 20-30 minutes until it was time to start the final step.
Time passed quickly and before I knew it, it was time to blow dry my hair with one of those super awesome blow dryers hanging from the ceiling! As Blanca blow dried my hair, she would also go over my hair strands in layers with a flat iron to seal in the Keratin Treatment as the final step.
And now for the results which absolutely blew my mind…and Blanca’s! She said that no one’s hair has ever turned out to feel and look like mine as soon as the process was complete, so this was wonderful news!
And just like that my hair has never felt softer or healthier. I was blown away by the instant results, so I couldn’t wait to see what the next 72 hours had in store! The instructions were to avoid getting my hair wet in any way for the next 72 hours, in order to let the process fully develop and take hold in my hair.
72 hours later (and same shirt for consistency) my hair felt and looked even better! This is my hair 45 minutes after I got out of the shower and having only brushed it – no blow dryer, flat iron, serum, creams, NADA! It was completely dry, silky smooth, and straight within 30 minutes of me stepping foot out of the shower – AMAZING!
I am using Redken Frizz Dismiss Shampoo and Redken Frizz Dismiss Conditioner, both sulfate free (a must), to help prolong the life of my Keratin Treatment. This treatment is amazing for both color treated and non-treated hair! If you do get your hair colored or highlighted regularly, it is suggested to get the treatment a week before you get your hair colored for the best results.
I couldn’t be happier that my hair is now naturally straight, silky, smooth, and looks healthier than it has in years. Thank you Halo Blow Dry Bars for sponsoring this post and allowing me to truly fall in love with my hair all over again!
Have you ever had a Keratin Smoothing Treatment or are you now thinking of going for it? I would love to hear your thoughts and stories about the treatment!