Get the Frizz Out

A treatment that promises to eliminate up to 95% of your hair's frizz? I was sold!
by Macy Alcaraz   |  Nov 28, 2009
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Last month, I went to Piandre with Mia for this new treatment they called Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy. I had no idea what the treatment was except for the fact that it promises to eliminate up to 95% of your hair's frizz. I was sold.

When we got in, we were asked to sign a document that lists down what to expect after the treatment and what we were supposed to do after. In big bold letters, it said that this was not going to make your hair straight.

We were led to the shampoo area and got our hair rinsed a total of three times. After being led back to our chairs, a keratin solution was applied to our hair, layer by layer. The solution did not hurt our scalp but it would sometimes sting our eyes (we recommend closing your eyes, especially when they're applying near your forehead or hairline). After all of the solution has been applied, they covered our hair with a shower cap and let it sit for about half an hour. Then, our hair was blow dried (but not styled) and sectioned. This is the part when you wait, wait, wait as they iron small sections of your hair (passing the iron set to around 450 degrees around 10-12 times).

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Fast forward to four hours later (depending on how long or thick your hair is), I could not stop running my fingers through my hair. Could not stop! My hair was the smoothest it's ever been and I couldn't believe that it was me in the mirror.

They tell you not to shampoo for 72 hours (I got by with pressing tissue with powder on my bangs so that it wouldn't get too oily) and to only wash with a no-sulfate, sodium-free shampoo. They also offer to wash your hair the first time after the 72 hours—absolutely free! Don't get worried if your hair looks like it's been rebonded before you wash it. When you do shampoo, you'll find that your hair has not lost its body or volume but the frizz will definitely be gone.

Today, I can still get by with just air drying my hair (in front of the electric fan or with a blower) and walking out the door with frizz-free hair. If I want my hair to be straight, I just whip out my flat iron and in less than 5 minutes, my hair is already perfect.

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The treatment: Keratin Smoothing Complex Therapy
The lowdown:
Keratin is sealed into your hair with a super hot flat iron.
On the upside:
Keratin is naturally in your hair so this treatment will not damage your hair. The more you do it, the nicer your hair will be. It lasts up to 3-6 months depending on how often you wash your hair.
On the downside:
The treatment is a bit pricy and the non-sulfate, non-sodium shampoo might cost more than your regular shampoo.
The verdict
: Get this if you hate the frizz but don't want limp, lifeless locks.

Call Piandre to book an appointment if you want to say good bye to your frizzy hair. Price starts P5000, depending on your hair's length and thickness.

REAX!
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Macy Alcaraz
Former Editor in Chief, candymag.com
When she's not busy online, she's in the kitchen on a mission to make the world a better place one bite at a time.
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