We all want beautiful silky hair whether we're blonde, brunette or redhead. Unfortunately for me I have very thick, dry, wavy hair that frizzes easily and is quite difficult to manage (although it may not look that way...trust me, I have broken many combs!!). After I get out of the shower, my hair is always extremely textured and no matter how much conditioner I use it always looks dry and frizzy after I blow-dry it. I generally have to wash my hair at night and sleep on it so that it calms down a bit and looks more tamed. I've always hated the way my hair looks right after washing it and favoured "Day 2 Hair" instead. (I wash my hair every 3 days.) My hair has also recently gotten much longer and of course this also means it takes twice as long to style it with a GHD or curling iron, so I usually just do without. At the same time, too much heat styling is bad for your hair especially if it's dry and coloured like mine so I'm trying to reduce the amount of heat used on my hair.
I had heard of keratin hair treatments before, but they never really appealed to me as it sounded like far too much work and effort (what can I say, I'm lazy!). What I had not heard of before was the Global Keratin After-Care Treatment, which you can actually use even if you haven't undergone the full keratin treatment before. This consists of a Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner, a Leave-In Conditioner, a Leave-In Spray Conditioner and a Serum, all of which are fortified with Juvexin which is supposed to leave your hair hydrated and feeling silky soft. Eager to fall in love with my "Day 1 Hair", I tried the system out and filmed a step-by-step tutorial video of exactly what I did! (Click here to watch it.)
First I shampooed and conditioned my hair. I normally use an obscene amount of my usual conditioner because like I said, my hair is so dry. However this time around, I just used a regular amount because I knew I'd also be using the other two leave-in conditioners on top of this. I got out of the shower, towel-dried my hair and waited a little so that my hair would not be soaking wet. Then I applied the two leave-in conditioners to my damp, unbrushed hair. First the cream, then the spray. I only applied these to the ends of my hair, not the roots. After that I brushed my hair out and was surprised by how easy and manageable that was. Usually I'm pulling, tugging and fighting with my hair to get it tangle-free. This time I only needed one brush and it was smooth.
After this I blow-dried my hair until it was bone dry. This was the real moment of truth because this is usually where my hair gets super frizzy. To my amazement after blow-drying my hair felt silky smooth, sleek with not a dry patch in sight! I tamed the very few flyaways with the serum which gave a beautiful shiny, sleek finish to my hair.
I am very happy with the results these products gave my hair. I started using these last week when I received them and haven't stopped since. I no longer feel like I need to sleep on my hair to make it more manageable nor do I feel the need to use my GHD to get it looking silky smooth. My hair feels healthy, strong and smoother than ever before which in my opinion, is the best it's ever felt. I definitely recommend the Global Keratin after-care system, especially if you're someone like me who's too lazy to do the full keratin treatment but still wants gorgeous sleek hair!
So here's the fun part! Global Keratin have teamed up with me to host a giveaway, where you get the chance to win the entire after-care treatment kit, absolutely free! It's very easy to enter.
Here are the giveaway rules!
1. Must be a subscriber of TheStyleDiet Youtube Channel
2. Must Like GKHair on Facebook and feel free to leave a comment on Global Keratin FaceBook link of TheStyleDiet YouTube Video.
3. Enter by filling out this form on their website!
4. It is open internationally.
5. All ages are welcome, 18 and under w/ parents consent to ship out prize.
6. ONE entry per person
7. Giveaway ends October 1st, 2010 11:59pm . Winner will be chosen at random.
Good luck to all of you!
Disclaimer: These products were sent to me by Global Keratin for consideration to review. I am not affiliated with the company, nor was I paid for my review. All opinions are honest, as always.