About two years ago, I finally decided to do something about my unruly, frizz ball hair. After doing extensive research (ie I went online and read a bit), I went to a very fashionable (ie expensive with loud music) salon and got a keratin treatment. To say I loved the results is an understatement. My hair was soft, manageable and I could actually straighten it with my trust Chi in less than 30 minutes! I felt like I solved the riddle of the Sphinx! Well, at least the riddle to my mop of tangled, frizzy curls which is just as noteworthy in my book. Over the next 18 months or so, I found a more reasonably priced salon and got three more treatments.
Cut to today - I'm just starting out at a new job and my finances are those of a pauper. Yes, I have money for food, shelter and the occasional beauty product splurge but my hair looks awful. The frizz is back with a vengeance, it takes 45+ minutes to straighten this mess I jokingly call my hair and the curl comes back within a day because my hair has has decided to show me who is really in charge. I was at my wit's end and then I found out that a few companies have at home keratin treatments. I was hesitant to even try this because I've had terrible experiences with at home kits that take even a small amount of savvy to apply. I decided to take a chance because I honestly couldn't stand looking at my frizzy head any longer.
Included in this kit is a clarifying shampoo, gloves and a ample amount of keratin. You wash your hair, apply the keratin, wait 30 minutes and then flat iron your hair to seal in the keratin. Easy peasy, right? Well, yeah...kind of. I followed the instructions and even went the extra mile to pile my keratin soaked hair into a shower cap because that's what the salon folks did but I didn't exactly get salon results. At the salon, the stylists generally brush on the keratin mixture in very small amounts to very small sections of your hair. It takes f-o-r-e-v-e-r and frankly, I'm just not that patient or adept. I tried to ensure all my hair was coated and I paid special attention to my problem area (the top of my head mainly) and while I felt like I did a decent application job, my hair was still a bit difficult to straighten. It help to eliminate the frizz on my crown that will not budge but the hair near my scalp was still wavy despite several passes from my burning hot Chi. Perhaps my Chi doesn't get hot enough, the keratin isn't strong enough or my application technique sucks but I couldn't duplicate the results I got at the salon no matter how hard I tried.
I also felt like this left my hair feeling filmy and oddly weighed down. It wasn't dried out but it didn't feel super soft or particularly manageable. This filmy feeling left when I was able to wash my hair again but having slightly icky feeling hair for three days was hard to adjust to. I also didn't find that this lasts 30 days. My hair reverted back to its original frizzy state with 15 to 20 days despite the fact that I wash my hair every four days or so.
On the plus side, there's more than enough product in the kit to use this more than once. My hair is past my shoulders and pretty fine but I have oddles of it and I still managed to get my hair pretty well coated and still have enough left for two more uses (your mileage my vary). Overall, I got decent results with this kit. I can't swipe my Chi through my hair on the first go round and get it to straighten and stay straight for days on end like I can when I get this done professionally but it does knock out some of the frizz and makes my hair a bit easier to deal with.
So would I recommend this at home kit instead of going to a salon? No. If you have the money, get the keratin treatment done professionally because it's well worth the time and money and a whole lot easier to pay someone to painstakingly brush your strands with keratin than for you to do it yourself. I would, however, recommend this to anyone who needs to tide them over until they can get to a salon. I think this does help with the frizz factor but it doesn't really do much beyond that. I also think this is reasonably priced considering that most salons charge 100+ for keratin treatments, especially if you can get more than one use out of one kit.
I love this product. i had previously chemically straightened my hair 5 times(yearly once) before using this product, so i needed control over my virgin hair and after reading other reviews, i assumed it wouldn't actually work but give it a try anyway.. i loved the results. My hair is partly wavy but frizzy and this product straightened my hair to natural straightness but not to an extent of chemical treatment. I followed instructions as in the box and washed my hair after 48 hrs. I love the feel of my hair.. the bounce,softness and shine... looks so much more healthier. I would definitely re-buy based on how long the product lasts on me.
I totally agree with other reviewers that this product will not make your hair pin straight. I bought it to tame my frizzy, lifeless, perm-damaged hair. And it worked! I just left it on for 48 hours and wash/conditiong with shampoo and conditioner from the same line. My hair is still wavy but super glossy and shiny and is exactly what I wanted. Sort of like old Hollywood glam wavy hair.. if you know what I'm talking about...
My hair is fairly long (mid-back) and is full. One bottle will last 2 treatments which is a good bargan.
My tip is that always wear gloves and never put on the treatment with bare hands. I forgot to put on gloves on my 2nd try and my hands feel so rough now.
I gave it 4 stars because you need to bear with greasy hair and can't tie it for 48 hours.But overall, it's a great product and I'll continue using it.
I just put this in my hair earlier this morning and so far no problems. The clarifying shampoo is awesome, it smelled so good. I don't know what some other people meant when they said the shampoo had a stringy texture because it was not stringy at all for me. It was kind of thin which wasn't a problem at all because it lathers up really well. After letting my hair dry 80% (which just means it's mostly done drying but slightly damp) I then applied the treatment to 2inch sections of hair. Make sure not to just glob it on otherwise it will be oily it even states not to over saturate hair. After applying I blow dried hair and straightened my hair. My hair looked amazing after straightening it. My hair has never been so sleek after using a flat iron. My sister even commented on my hair and now she wants to try this product. After I see what my hair is like in 48 hours or so I will update this review.
So it has already been 48 hours later and I've washed my hair with Renpure moroccan argan oil shampoo and conditioner and then blow dried my hair. The products okay but like the package says results may vary. My hair is slightly wavy near the ends but otherwise it's decently straight. It was actually easier to comb my hair after getting a shower because I usually have tangles everywhere and my hair is softer and more moisturized. Overall I probably would not buy this again if I wanted my hair to be slick straight. I have about half of this left over. Maybe if I do it again my hair may become straighter. If you do it continually over time hair may remain straighter. Who knows...
I'm mixed Asian/black and am transitioning from a relaxer. I have 7 months of new growth, with probably a 3C texture in the crown I just did this treatment tonight. This was the second time I've tried this. The first time, I got the gross greasy hair that a lot of the negative reviewers had. This time, I used way less product. I used a hair dye applicator brush, and made sure the strands were coated, but not over saturated. That is the key!! I blow dried with a comb attachment and then flat ironed at about 410 degrees. My hair is light and airy, feels stronger and silky. I can feel slight product, but I'm not worried about lint getting stuck to my hair! Will update after my Tuesday night wash out.
I followed directions to a t except my straightener is ceramic and only goes to 410 instead of 450.
(If you research keratin treatments you need a titanium plated straightener that heats to 450. The titanium doesn't absorb the product but rather seals it into your hair)
And I still had amazing results! Keep in mind I otherwise have virgin hair, and it is only wavy not super curly or course. I did this to control frizz.
The only con is that my hair has less wave even after product wears off ( y I gave 4 lippies instead of 5)
I'll be rebuying!
I am really disappointed with the whole Organix line. I had such high hopes for all of the shampoos, conditioners, and treatments. It has been a huge let down since using the line. My hair actually feels less moisturized, greasy, stringy, and heavy. I have not yet seen my hair have a unique shine or feel silky smooth. Very disappointed.
I had high hopes for this product. I usually pay upwards of 300 bucks for a professional keratin treatment at the salon. They've always done wonders for my hair. I saw this and thought I could save a boatload of money. How hard could it be? I followed the directions to a "T". Everything went well.
My hair is very porous like a sponge so it sucks up product quickly. I may have used a little more than I was supposed to but not so bad since I had a lot left over. My hair looked great when I finished! Looked and felt just like the salon. I was impressed! I'm a pro at waiting the 48 hours and no bending or tucking behind ears.. Well, on the 36th hour I woke up to a head of hair that looked and felt like I soaked it in a vat of crisco. HORRIBLE! My hair is usually Sahara desert dry... I could not go into work looking like that! So, I washed it out a few hours before. After blowdrying my hair puffed and frizzed like it always had before a keratin treatments...
I will try it again. It did leave my hair silky and soft but very frizzy.. I have enough for a second go around and I will make sure I don't leave my house until the 48th hour is up.. That will make my final decision for me.
So i decided to give this a try since i had so much new growth and i wanted to wait until absolutely need to have a relaxer again but i couldn't take how thick my hair was. I brought it at wal mart and put it the other night and omg all i can say is that i love this.after i put the treatment in my hair and blow dried and flat ironed it my hair was so soft and smooth and shiny. i had no problems with this treatment though i only used half of the bottle the treatment came in so now i have enough to do another one. but i will definitely be buying this again my hair is so smooth and straight.
I was totally disappointed on this product. It did NOTHING to my curly hair. Nothing. I followed the instructions that, as others said, are not very clear. What do they mean with 80% dry??? Well, I waited the 48 hours without bending or anything and it didnīt work. Also, your hair looks gross during that period of time. Itīs greasy and weighed down. I gave the product 2 lippies because it did repaired my hair and made it shiny and because for a keratin treatment is dirt cheap and very easy to use. Also, it didnīt damaged the color of my hair (blonde).
Iīm stubborn and today Iīm trying it again for 24 hours. Letīs see what happens.