Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Curls Redux + A Winner

My hair is curly, and I love it.  Even though each hair on my head is a different kind of curly, I love it.  Even though it never dries the same way twice, I love it.  And even though it can be a total pain in the you-know-what, I love it.  What I don't love is the inevitable halo of frizz that appears when I spend a summer in DC.  So when I got a LivingSocial email in my inbox for Keratin from a local salon, I jumped at the chance to make my curls a bit more manageable.  The deal included two options; I chose the blowout rather than the treatment because they said that the blowout (lasting 4-6 weeks) would get rid of the frizz but keep the waves whereas the treatment (lasting 4-6 months) wasn't meant for curly hair and so they couldn't predict what kind of kinks I'd have at the end.

I love the result!  Before, I had tons of flyaways and curls of every persuasion duking it out for supremacy.  Now I've got beachy waves and barely any frizz - and I can even wear it down on the second day.  Pre-Keratin, it would have to be up if it hadn't been washed.  I might not pay the full $150 for the service but the 40% discount was ideal and I will definitely try it again next summer.

before                                                              after

And now, to continue the girly madness, let's announce a winner!  The lucky recipient of a $50 gift certificate to Shabby Apple is...

Mary, keep your eyes open for an email from Shabby Apple with all the details.  And let us know what you end up getting - I can't wait to see!


  1. Looks great! This dc humidity can be killer, even on my stick straight hair!

  2. isn't technology, whether in the computer sense or beauty sense, absolutely amazing!! how cool that they are able to do that to your hair and it will stay that way for months to come -- love it!! xx

  3. Yay! I'm so excited that I won! Thanks Betsy - I'l keep you posted on what I choose.

  4. I've got curly hair, but I've never tried Keratin. I think I would for a discount, though- nice! My biggest improvement in manageable curls was using shampoos that don't include Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfate. My hair is dry naturally, and in Georgia I could go 4-5 days without washing it, but would lose curl definition, of course. Idaho's dry heat did a number to it, and it got greasy, I guess as a reaction to the lack of moisture. England's been great to it, though- of course! I'd love it if you did a little update on how the treatment lasts over the 4-6 weeks, please? Thanks!

  5. This might not be a very helpful comment, but I think your hair looks lovely in both pictures. :)


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