This summer you need: Global Keratin treatment
It’s the hottest innovation in strand styling, it’s atop the head of many a silky-haired celebrity, and it’s your ticket to sleek, frizz-free locks this summer. What is it? It’s Global Keratin, and no doubt it’s available in a salon near you! I shimmied over to Sydney’s fabulous Oscar Oscar Salon and got the goss on this ground-breaking mane treatment…
What is Global Keratin?
It’s a hair treatment developed in Brazil that has taken the world by storm. The treatment utilises naturally occurring protein within your hair (also known as keratin), to create healthy, smooth and silky hair.
How does it work?
The stylist starts by applying the keratin to your whole head (it looks like a normal creamy treatment), and then ‘seals’ it into your hair by a hot iron over your whole head, piece by piece. This traps the moisture deep inside the hair follicle, keeping it silky for up to four months! The entire process can take anywhere from two and a half, to four hours to complete. This is dependant on the length and thickness of your hair. My own mane took about three hours from start to finish.
When can I wash it out?
Ah, here’s the clincher. You can’t wash your mop for three days after application. You also can’t create any dents or waves during those initial few days, which means it’s not recommended that you tie your hair up or bobby pin it (except of course when showering). This can be slightly annoying – especially if it gets hot, or you happen to be a big tucks-hair-behind-the-ears girl (just like me). But the results are definitely worth it if you’re after a fuss-free wash-and-go style throughout summer.
Won’t it go back to normal when I wash it?
Nope! Because the treatment is ‘sealed’ in to the hair follicle, it will actually last for up to four months. This means you can swim, sweat and shower and your hair will remain in the same condition – provided you take care of your hair as per your hairdresser’s instructions. For example, swimming in the ocean isn’t recommended too often, as the sodium found in the water will work to break down the treatment faster. This is also the reason you should use a Global Keratin Shampoo and Conditioner. As they’re sodium-free, they assist in helping the treatment last longer.
How much does it cost?
The treatment starts from $350, depending on the length and thickness of your hair – not a cheap purchase, but I can’t tell you how much grooming time I’ve saved. I always wanted to be a wash-and-go kind of girl!
Why do you want a frizz-free mane this summer?