So… I achieved a major milestone yesterday by completing my MSc dissertation! Woop woop!
This means I finally have evenings and weekends without my uni work plaguing me – it’s not all over just yet as I need to do the poster still but at least the biggest job is over. It feels strange as I’ve done my MSc part-time over the course of two years and now it is coming to an end!
This does mean I can finally focus on my blogging once again :)
So, I am trying to embrace Cambridge life by cycling to work – on the first day it took me 45 mins, but now after 4 days I have managed to get that down to just over 30 minutes.
I don’t like to spend too much time on my hair, especially in the mornings when I know that I will be cycling to work and it would get messed up on the way to work anyway. So I decided to use a keratin straightening treatment by Keratin Kits:
The kit cost £30 roughly, plus an extra £10 each for a salt-free shampoo and conditioner. Having spent £50 I expected the results to be amazing.
The kit included everything I needed in there:
I had to wash my hair first using the clarifying shampoo – this appears to have a high salt content because my hair was literally squeaky clean! After shampooing and rinsing three times, I had to towel dry my hair, and blow dry it as straight as possible.
I find it easier to blow dry someone else’s hair straight than my own – so I did straighten it before moving on to the next step.
I sectioned my hair and applied the keratin creme – It was very stinky and started to sting my eyes – so I put the fan on and opened the window as wide as I could.
After applying the creme, I let it develop for approx. 30 minutes then I had to blow dry my hair straight again.
The final step was to straighten my hair – each section done at least 6 times.
The entire process took 3 hours but my hair was super straight at that point.
I wasn’t allowed to wash it for three days after that – that was frustrating because I don’t like having dirty hair and it seemed to get greasy quickly. Also – the keratin smelled like vanilla whey protein shakes which is I smell I absolutely hate.
Overall I’m happy with the result – every time I wash it, I don’t have to blow dry it straight or straighten it anymore. It does save me a lot of time in the mornings but the only bad thing I will say is that my hair is getting greasy far more quickly than usual.
Hopefully the treatment will last at least a month – I’ve had it for about 10 days now and it is still as good as before.
I would not recommend going swimming with it though as the chlorine in the pool will strip the keratin from your hair.
Next time, I think I will try Japanese Yuko Hair Straightening!
Hope you found this useful!
Love to you all,