Summer sun will soon be shining on our doorstep, but with the sunshine comes the humidity and then (cue 1920’s horror film background music) FRIZZ! We’ve all heard of the Brazilian Keratin Treatment and if you haven’t done it already, I’m sure you’ve at least been a bit curious as to what the hype is all about.
I personally never thought I could benefit from this treatment as my hair is pin-straight and I was frightened to lose volume. But as a licensed cosmetologist (providing the service at a very reasonable price ), I had to at least try it out for myself. My verdict: Keratin is great for EVERYONE!
Keratin is the main protective substance in our hair. Adding more keratin to our hair improves each strand inside and out. Keratin will not only make your hair shinier, healthier and stronger, but it also protects from environmental damage caused by the sun that cause hair color to fade.
The great thing about the Brazilian Keratin Treatment is it’s just a reconditioning treatment –shocking—a salon procedure that gives you beautiful, silky hair, without the damage! BEWARE: Most Keratin Treatments contain the carcinogen, formaldehyde. So, say no to brain tumors and consult your stylist to ensure they are using formaldehyde-free products. These formaldehyde-free products are significantly more costly to the stylist/salon. So, expect the formaldehyde-free Keratin Treatment to be a bit pricier than other salons that use products containing the cancer-causing chem. If any time to splurge on the higher end product, this is it.
Expect silky locks for 3-5 months, depending on your products and how often you wash. Blow out time cut in half! Frizz-nonestistent. Without effort, tight curls will be naturally wavy. Waves will be naturally straight.
Best place to get this treatment in Boston Area: contact Candice (+1774.930.8731) Not only will you get the formaldehyde-free treatment at $150, which is less than the standard $180, but you will also be on your way with all the tools to maintain your soft tresses at a discount price. Recommended products by Candice: Pureology Antifade ZeroSulfate Shampoo and Conditioner (Retails at $27 each 10.1 oz, she sells for $20 each with treatment).
As much as I love to sunbathe, I never thought I would burn–boy was I wrong! After spending close to 5 hours in Thai sun, and using ZERO PROTECTION, my skin thanked me, cordially. It was the first time both my husband and I had burned in our lives. Needless to say, we peeled like bananas. My skin—bloootchy!! I had numerous Moroccan bath, scrubs, etc. and nothing truly made my skin look flawless again.
Luckily for me, Perfekt came to my rescue. This incredibly silky formula makes your skin look even and bronzed. I try stay out of the sun now, but I still use this amazing product. Any night I have an event or wedding to go to, I simply apply this to my arms, legs and decolletege. It also adds the slightest amount of shimmer, which is to-die-for! Now you can have your Perfekt skin! Literally!
(Available at Sephora, $48)
So I admit, I’ve tanned a few times too many in my lifetime. I love to be bronzed, I can’t help it! Although I may fancy the sun-kissed-goddess look, my skin hates it! So much, that it decided to wrinkle like a prune when I hit my mid-twenties:( Thankfully, I was introduced to Peter Thomas Roth’s (PTR) UnWrinkle–finally, a product that literally does what it says.
The super-smoothing formula is made up six peptides that relax, smooth, and prevent wrinkles. If that doesn’t sound good enough for you, one of the peptides actually boost the production of collagen.
Seems too good to be true? Well, the only draw back is that you have to continuously use this product to maintain results, but trust me, you will want to! I never travel without it!
Available at Sephora ($120) or Sister’s salon in Dubai Mall (395 AED).
From Ashley Olsen to Kelly Osborn, everyone on the runway and on the streets is rocking these new pastel highlights. For a little spice to your do, these highlights add edge and personality for a revamp that will surely grab attention. In case you don’t want to go with these funky-stripes permanently, try B Wild hair colors that spray on and wash off.