4.15.2010

KERATIN

After much thought and years of bad summer hair days I decided to get the Keratin Smoothing Treatment. It's definitely not cheap, but I saved for a bit and with my sweet husbands help I took the plunge. My hair after having babies was part curly, part wavy, and part straight with tons of frizz which only leaves me resembling a bell during the summer. During the winter months it's fine. I let it air dry and take a curling iron to all the crazy parts, but it works and I rather like it. The process took about 3 hours and I left the salon looking like this...


Poker straight and softer than it has ever been. I liked it, but must admit the lack of body made me a bit nervous. I am quite used to wearing it with volume. I then had to wait three days to wash it. This is after a wash...


A bit more body and by this time it was not such a shock. This was straight out of the shower and a 10 minute blow dry. Unheard of for me. Let's just say I was ecstatic. Fast forward to yesterday and I was used as a hair model for some training at Morgan Ashley Studio (they also did my treatment). My hair was done by a superb stylist for Bumble and Bumble from New York. This is what she rocked out...



Hello body! She cut it into layers with a flat razor throughout and did an arrowhead in the back. Okay so I have no idea what that means, but it sounded cool. I officially feel like one hot mama, ha!

I am hoping the treatment carries me throughout the summer. I am thinking having easy hair could become addicting.

The products that she used for my new do (all by Bumble and Bumble):
Quenching Shampoo
Quenching Conditioner
Quenching Mask
Tonic Lotion
Styling Lotion
Brilliantine

{any Bumble and Bumble reps who may happen to read this I am lacking the mask and brilliantine, just sayin' I would accept them with open arms}

67 comments:

Destination Inspiration said...

I love the new do Paula! All the layering frames your face so well. And a hair model for the day with a free treatment and cut? Wowee :)

Gracie said...

Aww that looks lovely! Your hair really looks beautiful. My hair is a mixture of wavy and frizz so I understand what it's like for you.

Those products sound great!

simplesong said...

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

Olivia said...

It looks great! So glad you like it. It's my one big beauty splurge and after all the money I've shelled out over the past few years for it, I still think it's worth it.

The Zhush said...

Yay! You look stunningly gorgeous! AND YOUNG!!! :)

bluehydrangea said...

Paula, your hair looks great!! You described my hair to a T!! Curly, frizzy..summer is a nightmare. I may just have to join you!!!

Living It At Home said...

Wow, 10 minutes out of the shower and your hair is laying flat. It was worth it then! You look so cute and your hair is very stylish. What a relief you must feel!

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abigail said...

It looks gorgeous! I'm so jealous!

A Perfect Gray said...

looks fab. I have a friend who did the same thing and she looks so good and LOVES it. beautiful...

Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

Looks great! I've been thinking about getting that treatment too...one question...what foes your hair do now if you air dry it? Does your wave come back? Just curious. Thx for the info!

Donna said...

Looks amazing! I've had the same issues since having kids...wavy here, straight there...in fact I have avoided the hair salon for over six months now - all I do is pull it in a ponytail! May have to schedule an appt now!

amy and ann said...

you look great! I love your frizzy fuller hair too though :) My friend just got this done a few days ago too. Very fun! I am just TRYING to grow my hair out....no frizz...pin straight so not the treatment for me :)
amy

Design Esquire said...

It looks awesome!

ms. less is always more said...

I am do glad you posted about this... I have been thinking about doing it for several months but I don't know anyone personally (or gotten a personal story) who could tell me how it went. I now want it more than ever! It looks amazing!

Maria said...

the second to last picture is my favorite, where its really framing your face, so so pretty Paula!

Joyce said...

Paula I love the new look! Brings out your beautiful eyes. xo

nkp said...

You look fabulous. Glad to hear you treated yourself. I've had a love/hate relationship with my hair all my life. But when it's good it mkes you shine all over, doesn't it!

Catherine Moore said...

love it! the first pic looks like my hair naturally looks. wish i had more body. and love the layers!

Staley Mc said...

Paula your hair looks great! I love it!!

Haven and Home said...

Looks great Paula! I didn't realize it was so long, love it!

Liv said...

I LOVE Brilliantine, I wish I had some too. Your hair looks great!

the cinnamon post said...

OK...you look 16. Gorgeous. Beautiful. I want your hair!!
~Tara

Blair said...

Oh it looks so lovely Paula!

tammy said...

intriguing treatment! i love the results.

also, i tagged you today for a "sunshine award"!

cheers

Vanessa said...

Looks great! I just may have to try it as I have curly/wavy/frizzy hair too.

paula said...

Danielle, I haven't fully air dried it yet with the new do, but it seems it will have a slight more wave, but very slight. adds movement.

eden lang said...

you look beautiful! I think it looks so cute wavy or straight! getting hair done is so fun. It funny to me the pain I go to for a little curl in my hair, and you want yours straight. the grass is always greener...

your simply stunning!

Full House said...

hi there pretty lady, it looks wonderful. does the treatment last for a while?

MORGAN • ASHLEY STUDIO SALON said...

Paula, you are so great! Thank you for coming and being our model. You rock the haircut well!!!

Ali said...

So gorgeous!

I have crazy, thick, coarse hair which I've kept really short for a while--my method for easy hair. I'm trying to grow it out and I think this may be my answer to sane, long hair.

sarah, flourish design + style said...

Paula you look fabulous! I just may have to look into this as pregnancy has left my hair crazy :) xoxo

sinnlighet said...

Yes yes yes, so creative, inspiring and beautiful!

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Kathysue said...

Paula, how fun for you to have a straight layered new look for the summer. iT REALLLY looks great!1 You are such a doll to begin with so the new hair only enhances you, Enjoy, looks wonderful, Kathysue

ampersandity said...

you totally ARE a hot mama, paula! i love the hairstyle -- it's crazy how a little cut of layers can make a totally new look. oh goodness. after my friend's wedding in may, i'm going to take the plunge too. i'll post pics after! good job to you!!!

Marija said...

You ARE a hot mama ;) I love the new look. And I will so totally get that treatment if it will make me look like a teenager. You look 16! In such a GOOD way!! Marija

Jennifer said...

love the cut! gave you some texture, too!

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

Oh I love it!!! You look super hot!!!

Jackie said...

It looks gorgeous! I have similar hair problems and was once going to get my hair professionally straightened but chickened out. How long do these treatments usually last?

Erin from Skoots and Cuddles said...

your hair looks fantastic! oh how i would love hassle free hair! i have a wavy, frizzy thing going on.

Char said...

soooo cute and adorable! love it.

Kera said...

gorgeous. i'm pretty sure my the treatment wouldn't have the same effect on my hair, but that's okay.

Stephanie Sabbe said...

I WANT! I actually price it after I read your blog. I will have to save my pennies too! looks great. you are so photogenic!

Pink Wallpaper said...

you rocked it!!

Lovely Scribbles said...

Your hair looks fantastic! Love the new look! :)

Estelle said...

Stunning. I love it. The new cut is so cute and I'm a wee jealous of your 10 minute blow dry.

Sarah said...

Love, love the new do!
And you will get used to the straight feeling. I used to always curl my hair b/c it has some natural curl and lots of body. But, about a year ago, got a new do and started flat ironing it. It took a few weeks to get used the feeling of my hair hanging that way.
you look great...but, you looked great before too!

Rosa said...

Looks great. I did something similar many, many years ago. Lovely!

Sarah said...

Your hair looks great. Can I ask what hair type you have? I have fine, wavy hair and am dying to have this done but afraid of what will happen. Everyone I know who's done it has think wavy hair.
Bumble and Bumble is the best. I covet their gently shampoo and conditioner, it smells of honey.

paula said...

Sarah my hair is think and wavy and a bit on the dry side at times.

The treatment is suppose to last 3 to 4 months. It gradually falls out rather than waiting for my hair to grow out. I do hope it lasts a bit longer though. Frizz just doesn't work for me:)

Katie said...

HOW FUN! It looks great!

LindsB said...

I have always wondered about this treatment because it sounds like I have the same kind of hair as you do- or did actually.

I just LOVE the new cut- it looks beautiful on you!

Cassie said...

Paula you look totally stunning. I almost have the opposite problem and would die for some frizz or body of any sort! Your final style looks so stylish and summery too.

xx

MatersandMelons said...

I think it looks great!!!

Vana said...

lovely. You look great. I adore hair treatments:)

Kelly said...

Gorgeous! Might have to look into the treatment - I have hair that is neither straight nor curly. Just a fine mess most days.

Liz from Paperbella said...

I'm so glad I came across your blog with this post! Such beautiful results.

sarah @ realestatestyle said...

that is great! i have similar hair. part wave and part frizz. might need to try this! also love b&b products

Melissa said...

One of my friends just had this done as well. I love it - especially the last few photos. You look great and huge bonus that you now have a faster get ready routine.

Design Darling said...

you look beautiful! i'm so happy you like it. you'll have to let us know how long it lasts — i'm definitely hesitant to start paying lots for hair treatments again!

beki said...

Oh wow, I think you just convinced me to take the plunge. It looks great!

Valerie said...

Your hair looks gorgeous! I love the new cut!!!

maureen @ The Inglenook Decor said...

adore it Paula! I have friends who got the keratin tx too, a little pricey but so worth it...and ur layers, beautiful. I get scared when my hair stylist brings out the razor but they're so talented & the texturing & thinning is always fabulous!

U r so gorgeous!

Stephanie said...

Your cut is awesome. And I love Bumble and Bumble products. They smell amazing and don't leave your hair feeling all chemical-like. :)

Amanda Pair said...

You are brave, brave, brave, but it turned out great! - I love the new 'do.

I know a few people who get a similar kind of straightner, and it does work wonders.

Ellen said...

Beautiful!! I love the new 'do you look fantastic! Wear it well!

Jennie Bee said...

I love it! looks great!

keratin shampoo said...

Puala !! I think , You good looking.
I love it.

thank U for nice post.