I have what's called "problem" hair. Some of you may know what I'm talking about....hair that can't decide if it wants to be straight or curly, so it ends up being frizzy/wavy as a result?
Recently though, I tried my first Keratin Express straightening treatment. And it was glorious. (Well, you know, as glorious as hair can be.)
Let me list the ways....
1. It was cheap (Yes. Really. Less than what I spend in a trip to Target. Which actually might not be saying much, now that I think about it.)
2. I could wash my hair after 24 hours (apparently, the non-express version of the treatment calls for 72 hours of unwashed, hanging in your face, kind of hair. Um. no.)
3. It made me pretty much love my hair for 6 weeks.
And then it wore out. And then I was sad. And THEN I called the salon to schedule another treatment.
(Because those of y'all in the South know that we're entering the "HOLY HECK, IT'S ABOUT A THOUSAND DEGREES AND 100% HUMIDITY OUT HERE" season. Which the rest of y'all call "summer." Which does bad, bad things to frizzy hair.)
And THEN I HEARD THIS.....
Receptionist: (Perkily) Hello, this is ______ Salon!
Me: Hi, I"m calling to schedule another keratin express treatment.
Receptionist: Oh, we don't do those anymore.
Me: (Panicking) What? Why?! YOU WERE MY ONLY HOPE FOR FRIZZ-FREE HAIR!
Receptionist: Oh, um, just because of the formaldehyde. And, you know, the whole "causing cancer" thing.
Right. Just that small thing.
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