This giveaway is now closed. Thank you to all who entered! The 3 Keratherapy giveaway winners (selected through random.org) are:
It is no secret that I like to maintain a healthy head of hair. It can be especially tough nowadays for me, considering that I’ve let my hair grow, I wait longer than I used to between hair cuts, and I use heat styling tools on my tresses almost every day. Recently, my hair had been feeling a little worse for wear.
This is my hair, freshly washed and air dried. My hair is pretty straight to begin with, but you can see there is a very small amount of texture. The main concern I’d been having was the ends: they were extremely dry and felt like hay, which made them look frazzled.
Last week, the folks at Keratherapy allowed me to test out their Advanced Renewal System Keratin treatment at Salon Mirage in Tampa. Since I’d never experienced a Keratin treatment before, I was excited to see how it would work with my hair. When I first announced that I was on my way to the treatment on Twitter, I did get a few questions from others (why do you need that? Your hair is straight! What is it really going to do for you?). Well, hopefully I can show you that the Keratherapy treatment was beneficial for my fine/thin/straight hair in it’s own way…it isn’t just for curly/textured hair!
The Advanced Renewal System was a three step process. First, my stylist Jennifer took me over to the sink to rinse my hair with the “activate,” which prepared my hair for the treatment by purifying and detoxifying.
Step two involved the smoothing system. I was very happy to hear that the Keratherapy products are 100% formaldehyde free and are also free of harsh chemicals. Jennifer carefully pieced my hair and applied the smoothing system, combing it through from root to tip. Since my hair is already straight, she set the timer for 20 minutes to let it rest, but if your hair has more texture, it would set for about 30 minutes. Throughout the process, Jennifer would comb my hair every few minutes. She informed me that the treatment is actually a memory system, so reinforcing the straight/smooth style is constant through the process. The Advanced Renewal System will actually remove 75% or more of the curl or wave pattern in your hair.
When the 20 minutes were complete, Jennifer blow dried my hair and then ran a flat iron through it; again, to reinforce the straight/smooth texture. Then, it was time for the final step of the system: the seal. I was escorted back to the sink again, where Jennifer rinsed my hair and applied the seal, which locks in the nourishing benefits of the Advanced Renewal System. At that point, the process was complete, and Jennifer blow dried my hair so I could see the results.
Immediately, I could see a TON of shine in my hair. It was incredibly smooth and soft as well. There was definitely a difference! I kept wanting to run my fingers through it (as you can see).
Almost a week has passed since the treatment, and I am loving the results! My hair is smooth and straight, it takes less time to dry, and I barely have to use my flat iron in the morning to style it (just a few quick pulls through to make everything lay perfectly). Just look at the before and after side by side! To me it is like night and day.
Keratherapy provided me with the after-care products to help me maintain my locks. I use a keratin infused leave-in conditioner spray on my hair after I shower, and I add a small dollop of keratin infused Argan oil to the ends before I style. Both products leave my tresses soft and smooth, and they don’t weigh down my fine/thin hair (yay!). I also have a keratin infused deep conditioning masque to use once a week; I haven’t had the chance to use it yet, but if it is anything like the other products, I know I’ll like the results!
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So…I bet you’re wondering when I’m going to get to the good part, right? Don’t fret: here it comes!
Today, Keratherapy has been nice enough to provide THREE of my lovely friends with a Keratherapy gift set so you can get the benefits of a keratin treatment in your own home. It contains the following keratin infused products: shampoo, conditioner, deep conditioning masque, leave-in conditioner, and Argan oil. The value of each set is around $100!
Here is how to enter (feel free to leave one comment with all entries if you want, but you must be CLEAR and tell me which methods you have completed):
1. Leave a comment on this post: have you had a keratin treatment before? If not: why would you want one?
2. “Like” Keratherapy on Facebook
3. Follow me (SheLikesRuffles) on Twitter and Keratherapy on Twitter: leave me your Twitter username!
4. Tweet the following phrase, and link me to it: Do you want smooth hair? @SheLikesRuffles has a #giveaway for @Keratherapy keratin-infused products! Enter now! http://bit.ly/qOvSV7
The giveaway will run through 11:59PM EST on Tuesday, October 4. At that point, I will select three winners at random and notify via email.
***Disclosure: I was first introduced to Keratherapy at the Blogger Brilliance convention earlier this month. They provided me with the after care products and the Advanced Renewal System treatment (as well as the sets to give away). Opinions and experience are 100% my own.***