Sunday, May 9, 2010

Liquid Keratin is a NO GO

I'm going to start by saying that I have absolutely no doubt in my mind that kinky-coily hair is THE MOST FRAGILE HAIR ON THE FACE OF THE UNIVERSE!!!
It may look so tough and strong like a brillo pad but it is as weak and fragile as a spiders web.

I flat-ironed my hair last weekend as planned and used the liquid keratin because I thought adding it would protect my hair from the heat. I think it did the opposite.
Don't know exactly what went wrong but I'm sure it was a combination of all the products that I used that did my hair in, Heat Damage like no other.

I mixed the liquid keratin with another product--maybe I shouldn't have done that. I used another product to blow-dry my hair out--maybe I shouldn't have done that. I used the old school flat iron, the kind that's made out of steel and you have to put into a hot stov--maybe I shouldn't have done that either.

There's definitely a lot of variables in this equation as you can tell, so I guess I can't exactly blame the liquid keratin entirely. I think I'm going to leave the job of flat-ironing my hair to the pros for a while, get the secret ingredients from them, then start doing it myself.

Thank God I know about moisture, moisture, moistured. That's all I've been giving my hair since I washed it out. I spray my concoction of aloe vera gel, safflower oil, water, and magnesium oil on it every night and tie a plastic bag or shower cap on it then tie a scarf on top of that. I think this method actually has an official name called "baggying" or something, I call it deep conditioning for 8hrs. And my hair loves it because it gets Moisture, Moisture, Moisture, which is essential for my kinky-coily!


Keratin said...

how cute are you! love it. and thanks for sharing!

thanks :)

Anonymous said...

Nice post! I've been using Cocoa Keratin System and it's been excellent for my hair, very long lasting and I do it myself. It includes the pre-treatment shampoo, smoothing treatment, daily shampoo and conditioner. It contains protein and argan oil so my hair is moisturised and nourished as well as smoothed, strengthened and softened. An excellent treatment for all hair types!