Yesterday I was browsing around on my NetVibes page, and I came across this headline: The New Brazilian, Miracle Cure for Frizzy, Curly Hair. I thought that sounded pretty darn good! Until I saw that it costs from $150-$600! My hair has gotten drier since I got highlights done, and I knew that I needed work.
Anyway, this is how it works: A stylist applies a solution made with active keratin, a protein akin to a component of human hair. Using a 450-degree iron, the hairdresser seals the formula onto the outer layer of the cuticle. The formula adheres to the cuticle’s inherently rough edges. Thus, it is said, it traps moisture, hydrating the hair, and adds a glossy veneer.
But, it only lasts 6 weeks to a few months. So I got an idea! I would try something at home. I took some monoi de tahiti oil, put it on my hair, then used my straightener. I have this mini-straightener that was cheap - I never really use it because my attention span for hair matters is approximately a minute and a half. I basically baked that oil right in.
Oooooh - today I washed my hair and it feels wonderful. I got a few little frizzies and I put some Butter Bar on those, that worked well. I just keep touching my hair! MMMMM, soft silky haaaaiiiirrrrr. That was my best Homer Simpson impression.