A few weeks ago I was invited to the Trevor Sorbie salon in Covent Garden for a KeraStraight Ultimate treatment. If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you may remember that I had a KeraStraight treatment last year (which you can read about HERE) which was amazing. I feel like people throw around the term ‘life-changing’. But for me, not having to straighten my hair every single day and being able to forget about frizz completely for 3 months… that’s pretty life-changing!
Since I’ve had my hair cut shorter, it’s a lot more manageable but I’d forgotten how much work goes into a fringe when you have wavy hair. I would have to blow dry it, but the underside would still be frizzy and had a stubborn kink. And of course as soon as it rained or became humid, it would start to curl up. So the idea of getting my a semi-permanent treatment on my fringe filled me with pure joy!
KeraStraight Ultimate Treatment Fringe Straightening Review – Trevor Sorbie, Covent Garden
I’m going to pinch the description of KeraStraight that I gave in my first blog post: “semi-permanent straightening and repairing treatment. It’s formaldehyde-free and uses an advanced protein formula that has been independently UK/EU Health and Safety approved. It’s based on the hair’s natural protein, keratin (hence the name!). To take away all the technical descriptive detail, it’s a treatment that is kind enough to use on all hair types (coloured, chemically treated, afro, damaged, you name it) and leaves it smooth, easy to manage, shiny and reduces styling time.”
When I arrived at Trevor Sorbie I was introduced to Petros, a Senior Top Stylist, who is one of their KeraStraight gurus. He talked me through the procedure and asked what I hoped for from the final look.
My hair was washed, then Petros sectioned off my hair leaving only the fringe and the hair on either side of my head. The KeraStraight Ultimate treatment was applied to the hair and combed through. It didn’t smell chemical-y which was a relief and it didn’t feel harsh on my scalp.
Clingfilm was applied to the sectioned hair to stop the treatment drying out. I love these pictures, I look like I should be riding in a buggy or churning butter while eschewing all technology!
After half an hour my hair was washed and dried, the sections were combed through and ironed with hair straighteners. It’s basically like a reverse perm: the way the hair dries at this stage is how the hair will behave going forwards so Petros took a lot of care to make sure the hair was perfectly straight.
I look a bit like a mushroom head here!
My hair was then washed again and I was given a lovely bouncy blow dry.
A few pictures of the salon, which is really lovely. It’s also tucked away in Covent Garden, so you can have a wander around afterwards to show off your new hair!
This was how my hair looked when I got home after getting caught in the rain – why does it always rain when I go to the hairdressers?! (I’m wearing Kat Von D’s liquid lipstick in ‘L.U.V’ here, a new favourite!)
And this is what my hair looked like the first time I washed it – excuse the crappy phone pictures! This is a rough blow dry and you can see how straight my fringe is compared to the rest of my hair which is quite wavy and frizzy. I hadn’t used a brush or straighteners here, just tipped my head upside down and roughly dried with a hair dryer.
Look at how shiny it is! (Yes my pyjamas have pandas on, what of it?)
It’s been a few weeks since I’ve had the treatment and I’m so happy with the results. I wash my hair once or twice a week, and I barely have to touch my fringe in-between. There’s no frizz, no kinks, no annoying cowlicks… just perfectly straight hair.
This treatment would be about £100 and should last 4 months (if I continue to use the Kerastraight shampoo and conditioner, which are sulphate free. Products with sulphates will begin to break down the protein treatment and reduce the longevity of the results). £25 a month for a no-fuss fringe seems like a total bargain to me! I’ll keep you updated on the hair and how long it lasts, but the last treatment I had lasted about 5 months.
Are you tempted by a KeraStraight treatment?