Thursday, October 25, 2012

Kinks? Not A Problem! - Redken Smooth Lock In Salon Treatment

Having a darling boy in the house is great pleasure...but alas, it limits the amount of time you could afford to spend in personal care! Summore, dah la si Ammar ni asyik nak berdukung aje...... kelam kabut mummy kene bersiap! 

Sharing the same sentiment as mummies out there however doesn't hinder me from looking for great solutions. Where there's a will, there's always a way! To tell you the truth, I've always been a person who asal nak kuar je, I'd spend some time on hair styling. Bukan apa, since I'm always in a messy state MOST of the time...kkdg keluar tu, nak la nampak presentable konon2nya...

But, how can you afford to go washing and blowing when your darling boy squeals for attention and that you just don't have the heart to say "nanti la sayangggg..." ? much for little tales of motherhood eyh? Tapi, makin lama pk, makin serabut you become! And my hair become frizzier and frizzier day by day! Argh!

But as much as I'm adventurous at skin care, the same can't be said with hair though. I've always been more careful when it comes to 'doing things' with my mop.

I've cut it pixel short, and I don't like it.
I've coloured it blonde! and I don't like it either~

In that line, experimenting and experimenting was a costly affair. So.....what can I do? Right now, at this juncture I'm looking for something that's:-

- Easy to maintain
- Fuss - free
- Cuts styling time in HALF (or QUARTER even....)

Initially, I was so keen on doing Hair Relaxing. I've seen so many of my friends gone through the process but, I had a few qualms about it:-

1) I don't carry straight hair as good as they do
2) What if I don't like straight hair? What if it doesn't work on me?

Ponder ponder ponder.....

I called Curlers and Trimmers in Hartamas, initially wanting to ask on hair relaxing, but instead, they recommended me this -

Since my main qualm is that I just want to reduce the frizz, without straigtening my hair, this seems like a great option!

But wait, what's the price like? I've previously tried another frizz-reducing option, called the Brazilian Keratin Treatment (BKT)...

Works wonders, but doesn't last long and it costs me 500 bucks! Plus, the take-home care products are pricey too! Plus, I'm not sure of what the long term effects would be...

So, crossed my fingers and hoped that this will help.

The Process

On thing I love about this treatment is that it doesn't take too much time to complete the whole process. For my length, it took me about about 2 1/2 hours. (Reasonable time to wait, since colouring/normal treatment takes about pretty much the same time)

To cut short, the process goes as follows:-
1) Hair is washed and conditoned with Redken Smooth Lock Shampoo and Conditioner
2) Then,  Smooth Activator is applied to relax the hair to weakened the disulfide bonds that form hair’s structure and shape
3) The Smooth Sealer is then applied to lock the relaxed, smooth form into a finished place.

After the whole process is completed, Derrick (my stylist) used a flat iron to seal the treatment in.
And I'm told to not wash my hair for 2 days (48 hours)

Immediately After treatment....

I look weird with straightened hair! But oh well...let's wait for 2 days shall we?

After 2 days

Yup, so this is after I have washed my hair. Looks like I got my original state back... with lesser frizz. Wuhuu!


Great to smoothen your  kinks and add some shine, if you're not ready to go all straight. Plus, my length only costs me RM150. What's not to love about this?

So my dear babes out there, if frizziness is ur main issue, visit ANY Redken Salons and ask for the Smooth Lock treatment. Out with the frizz, in with the healthy hair!


- Jue-

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