[Review] Marc Anthony bye.bye FRIZZ Keratin Treatment
This post is at least 2 months overdue! *OMG* My excuse? Gives me time to see how well the product works after 2 months!
I would like to share with you my thoughts on the Marc Anthony bye.bye FRIZZ Keratin Treatment that you can do in the comfort of your own home. I was always very intrigued by the much-hyped hair treatments like Brazilian Blow-out, Keratin Treatment, etc.. which cost a fortune and is temporary.
What is Brazilian Keratin Treatment?
Brazilian Keratin Treatment is a 90-minute long procedure aimed at smoothing the hair with a “Brazilian super nutrient complex.” Using keratin, the blowout is supposed to build a protein layer around the hair, leaving it frizz-free and in healthier condition than before the treatment. The effects of Brazilian keratin treatments are supposed to last about twelve weeks. However, the hype was later tainted by scrutiny that the treatment consisted of formaldehyde (a human carcinogen) which has cancer causing properties. Since then, there has been a number of improved formula for Brazilian Keratin Treatments that are formaldehyde free.
Why did I choose Marc Anthony’s DIY Keratin Treatment?
To be honest, I was prepared to get it done at the salon but the exorbitant price tag of $400-$600 really put me off for something that last 3-6 months. Besides, I have naturally straight hair and just want it to be more manageable with less tangles (and hair loss). This was so much cheaper at only $24.90 from Watsons.
The Keratin Treatment kit comes with everything you need – Clarifying shampoo, keratin treatment, plastic bag for wrapping the hair while letting the keratin treatment work it’s magic.
Apart from the kit, you will also need some tools to get the most out of the treatment. Some items I used included a paddle brush, wide tooth comb, some clips, flat iron and hair dryer.
Before I show you the entire process step by step, let’s take a look at my before hair condition. It wasn’t too bad to begin with except that I do have some natural waves especially on the back of my head due to sleeping and tying up my hair while I’m at home. My main objective from this treatment was to achieve less flyaways and less tangles because I have noticed more hair breakage and hair loss when I wash and brush my hair.
Here’s what you need to do…
The instructions state to blow dry hair up to 80% dry but I would recommend make it 70% dry because it will take a while for you to apply the keratin treatment in sections and you don’t want your last sections to be completely dry by the time you get
I was actually shocked when it was time to wrap my hair up in the plastic, I thought it was a shower cap but NOPE! It was a piece of square plastic bag with no rubber ends, just square! Had a little trouble wrapping it up. I think if you are doing this at home, an alternative would be to use cling wrap instead!
And… VOILA!! The end result!!!
The entire process took almost 2 hours but I think it was worth the effort. My hair felt so smooth and manageable. You might think: “Why not just rebond?”. Like I mentioned, I have naturally straight hair except for some waves at the back. Also because my hair is pretty fine, rebonding tends to make it very straight and flat which I detest. This, to me is a much better option.
It’s been over 2 months and my hair still feels and looks great (despite the box claiming that it will only last 30 days). Soft, smooth, little to no fly-aways. I would highly recommend it to people with thick fluffy hair or slightly wavy hair because this will definitely help tame those tresses.
CAUTION: This treatment WILL lighten your hair color if you have colored your hair. So, you might want to do this before any hair coloring is done to your hair.
Right, thanks for lasting through this far. Let me know if you have any questions or have tried other similar keratin treatments.
Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored review. Everything was purchased by me.