Have you heard about Keratin Straightening Treatment, but hesitant to get it done? Does Keratin Straightening Treatments really work? Is it safe for your hair? I had the same questions but was put to ease when I went to Nicole Jeffery’s Salon & Day Spa in Akron, Ohio. Not only does Nicole Jeffery’s Salon have a spot on Fox 8’s Hotlist and Beacon’s Best Top 10, but they are remarkable stylists ready to get your hair in it’s best shape ever.
Earlier this summer, I asked you if I should wear my hair curly or straight. About 2/3rds of you said straight! It was time for a change from my curly hair, so I took your advice.
CHI Enviro Keratin Straightening Treatment at Nicole Jeffery’s Salon & Day Spa Review
I was excited to say goodbye to my dry, frizzy, curly hair and hello to smooth, healthy hair.
The Keratin process takes at least 2 hours, mine took closer to 3 since I have very thick, long hair.
The CHI Enviro Keratin Straightening Treatment is intended to reduce frizz, reduce curl, and add shine and silkiness to your hair. The CHI Keratin treatment uses protein reconstructing complex with amino acids, proteins, silk and pearl to deliver such results. A big bonus about the CHI Enviro Keratin Straightening Treatment is that it is formaldehyde-free. Some Keratin treatments contain up to 2%! Yikes!
How does the Keratin treatment deliver smooth results to your hair? The protein and amino acid complex actually changes the structure of your hair fibers. Instead of bending the fibers for curly hair, like I normally do for my permed hair, this process flattens the fibers out. This gives your hair silky, smooth results. Best of all, the results can last up to 4 months!
Step 1 of CHI Enviro Keratin Straightening Treatment
My hair was washed several times with a clarifying shampoo. The # of times your hair is washed is based on whether it is virgin hair or not and the condition of your hair. Nicole Jeffrey’s stylists are professionals and really examine the condition of your hair.
Step 2 of CHI Enviro Keratin Straightening Treatment
Next, my stylist, Gina sectioned my hair off into small sections and the keratin was applied. She precisely combed the solution through each and every strand of hair.[slickr-flickr tag=step2keratin]
Step 3 of CHI Enviro Keratin Straightening Treatment
Next, my hair was completely blown dry. After it was dried, it felt a little thick, which of course was the Keratin product dried into my hair.[slickr-flickr tag=step3keratin]
Step 4 of CHI Enviro Keratin Straightening Treatment
Finally, Gina took very tiny sections of hair and straightened it with a CHI flat iron. This took quite a bit of time as she carefully and patiently sectioned each tiny section of hair off. This is the part of the process that took the most amount of time. Chilling out in the salon chair is a much needed rest from running around after 2 kids all day, so I didn’t mind at all.[slickr-flickr tag=step4keratin]
Results of CHI Enviro Keratin Straightening Treatment
I was AMAZED at how shiny and straight my hair looked. It’s never, ever been so smooth and straight before. In fact, when I looked into the mirror, I felt like I was looking at someone else. Below are pictures of my hair right after the Keratin treatment. Although the Keratin was still thick in my hair, it was already looking soft and shiny. They even gave me a mini-makeover with their TIGI makeup line before I left, free of charge. They do this for anyone that gets a service done, making you feel as glamorous with your new style. I had to wait 24-48 hours to wash my hair after the Keratin treatment. I couldn’t wait to see the results.[slickr-flickr tag=afterkeratin]
The CHI Enviro Smoothing Shampoo and Conditioner were recommended for me to use to maintain the Keratin treatment. The process is only as good as you care for your hair. This combo uses pearl and silk complex to provide the maximum moisture to your hair. The shampoo is sulfate free and both are paraben free. Another bonus to getting a Keratin treatment is a faster hair drying time. With my thick locks, I can use all the help I can get!
This set of pictures is my hair washed, combed, and dried with no styling products. It is primarily straight with just a few waves left over from my perm. I can easily get away with wearing my hair this way if I am in a quick wash-n-go mode.[slickr-flickr tag=afterkeratindried]
This set of pictures was taken literally 5 minutes after the first set. I ran my flat iron through my hair in just 5 minutes for these results. I chose to round the bottom portion of my hair under for a little bounce. The results are super shiny, smooth hair. Before I had the Keratin treatment, it would take at least 20 minutes to get my hair straightened and it was never this shiny or healthy looking. Plus, I had to use a ton of products before to help with the frizz and to keep my hair lying flat. I used no styling products in the pictures below.[slickr-flickr tag=afterkeratinflatiron]
After going through all the trouble of getting rid of my curly hair, I am still fond of large, bouncy curls. In fact, this is my favorite look for me. What I love about the Keratin treatment is that I do not have to flat iron my hair first and then curl it with my curling iron! This saves me so much time. Plus, the only styling products I use is a little hair spray to hold the curl.[slickr-flickr tag=afterkeratincurled]
I couldn’t be more pleased with the CHI Enviro Keratin Straightening Treatment from Nicole Jeffrey’s Salon & Day Spa. Gina did a fantastic job turning my dry, lifeless, frizzy permed hair into beautiful, shiny, healthy-looking, smooth hair. I highly recommend this treatment and Nicole Jeffrey’s Salon to all my AkronOhioMoms friends.
So, what do you think? Are you planning on getting the Keratin Straightening Treatment on your hair?
Make your appointment at Nicole Jeffrey’s Salon & Day Spa
The CHI Enviro Keratin Straightening Treatment starts at $200 and includes Cut, Finish and a Bottle of Shampoo.
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2215 E.Waterloo Rd. (Rt 224 E.)
Akron Ohio 44312
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This was not a paid post. My own opinions were used based on my perceptions and experience. Thank you to Nicole Jeffrey’s Salon & Day Spa who supplied the service for review.