Review

Naked Assuage Thermal Smoothing Complex

After I decided to transition for the 3rd time, I began to struggle once a lot of new growth came in. I saw a post on about new generation keratin treatments and this intrigued me. These new products used glyoxyl cystine to produce a smoothing effect. This meant hair that was smooth and straight with none of the ramifications of formaldehyde. After a bit of research and penny pinching I saved up to buy a bottle of this from a beauty supply distributor. At a bit less that $100 a bottle for 8 oz this very expensive with...
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Alter Ego Spherique

Alter Ego has been around for quite some time. their products have been know to be of great quality and excellence. I have heard nothing but glowing reviews about their products such as the Linage relaxer, Garlic Hot Oil treatment and the Hasty Shine Spray. I actually had my hair texturized with the texturizer and my scalp did not burn at all. It was a very comfortable experience. So I as was on my usual prowl for new keratin products I was just excited when i found out that they came out with a new keratin treatment line. The...
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Joico Kpak Line

Joico, Joico, Joico. It was all I could read on the hair boards once upon a time. This was supposed to be one of the best lines you could buy for your hair. The K-pak line however ruled supreme for quite a few years. I found it very hard to find a bad review for these products and I really tried searching! After I relaxed my hair Fall of 2011, I decided to research these products to make sure that my even more fragile hair stays on my head. I had myself convinced that this was the line for...
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Ultrasonic Infrared irons….ingenious or gimmick?

While doing some research I came across this new hair care technology. Manufacturers have combined the power of ultrasonic frequencies with infrared light. This creates a new product that is heatless yet deeply conditions the hair better than anything before. The ultrasonic vibrations coupled with the infrared light causes water molecules to speed up and vaporize. This allows whatever is in a conditioning or keratin treatment to effectively get into the hair shaft. Here is a list of qualities these irons seem to have in common: Do not straighten Repair hair for shinier, smoother, and thicker results Helps the...
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Ion Keratin Smoothing Treatment

Back in the late spring of 2011 the Ion brand from Sally’s came out with a new keratin treatment. It boasted that it reduced 90-100% of frizz, 50% of curl and replenishes keratin at the same time. Not only that, it came in a nice sized 12 oz bottle for about $20. What a steal! This looked like a cheap version of the keratin treatment I had used before then and it had NO FORMALDEHYDE! I couldn’t believe it! As it turns out, this was another lesson of “you get what you pay for”. Here are the ingredients: Water,...
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Nunaat’s New Pro Keratin Volume Reducer

NUNAAT seems to be coming out with a new line that will be launching in 2013. The products looks promising but I cannot make any real assumptions about the effectiveness of the product haven’t even seen a list of ingredients! Here is what their site says about these new products: Smoothing Solution for Delicate Hair Our professional smoothing system was designed as a healthier option for hyper-fragile, chemically-processed, thin or delicate hair types. Using advanced technology and formulated with essential proteins, amino acids and Green Keratin, this high-performance line works to reduce volume and frizz, giving hair an...
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Nice ‘n Curly Stretch It Straight

In between smoothing treatments I stumbled upon this little beauty supply store find. The Nice n Curly Stretch it Straight promises smoother hair, is only $ and has the ingredient glyoxyloyl carbocyctene (usually found in more expensive smoothing treatments). I thought to myself what do I have to lose?!? No one else had done a thorough review on it and it looked safe enough to try on my hair. Here is the full list of ingredients: water(Aqua),shea butter(butryosperum parkii),soybean oil (glycine Soja),sodium polyacrylate(derived from SEA SALT),Ethylhexyl stearate and trideceth 6, kiwi extract (actinidia chinesis),honey,Alma oil(embelica offcinalis), papaya extract(carica), lavender...
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Coppola Keratin Infusion

I decided to try the Coppola keratin infusion once I ditched traditional formaldehyde treatments. I still wanted to wear my hair straight and yearned for the silky results of a keratin treatment. This products was recommended by a hair forum member as being a great product. In fact, it seemed to be as good as a keratin treatment! The keratin infusion was safe to use,came in a stylish little pump bottle and was made by a company known for its very popular keratin treatment. I decided to give it a test drive of my own. It wasn’t cheap but...
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Review: OK Original Keratin

Around 2009 keratin treatments started to become really popular. Back then I was very against the idea of them! I thought they were just another permanent hair relaxer laced with formaldehyde. During this time I was also struggling to manage my natural kinks and curls. This led me to do my own research about the ingredients in these popular some careful consideration and a quite a bit of frustration I decided to take the plunge. I chose OK Keratin treatment for 2 reasons: 1) It was the cheapest I could find(~$ USD for 4 oz) 2) It had...
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Catching up

I have used several keratin/smoothing treatments and products in the past and I decided that I would rewrite up my reviews in one location: on this blog. I hope this will be a great source of information for anyone interested in these products. Here is the list of products I plan on Re-Reviewing: OK Original Keratin Naked Assuage Smoothing Complex Joico K-Pak Line Pravana Perfection Ion Keratin smoothing treatment Nunaat Leave In Keratin reconstructor Coppola Keratin Infusion Salerm Brushing Nice n Curly Stretch It Straight I will be posting them in the weeks ahead! Stay tuned! <3
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