Despite my very best attempts, humidity and my hair have never been the best of friends. Sadly, my love for the balmy HK climate is dampened by my perpetually curly/frizzy/who knows what the heck is going on there hair. So when Love Hair offered up a potential solution to all of this, I was more than eager to give it a go!
The bhave smoothe keratin therapy has taken Australia by storm and has now, luckily for us, made its way over to HK shores. Unlike the harsh chemical straightening treatments I have always avoided, it does not reconstruct the hair but the natural keratin protein claims to leave it feeling silky smooth and much more manageable.
The treatment first involves a wash and blow dry, with the smoothe system serum then ‘painted’ onto the hair in layers. The serum is then left on for around 80 minutes to allow for the keratin to bind with the hair, before it is then washed again. Then follows another blow dry and full straightening of the hair, as heat is needed to activate the smoothing qualities of the keratin. I was pleasantly surprised to see how smooth my hair was after just the blow dry, and I left the salon armed with aftercare shampoo and conditioner and the instruction to not wash my hair for 48 hours.
I deliberately didn’t have too much planned over the course of the next couple of days, as the treatment does leave your hair feeling like it needs a good clean. Once my 48 hours was up, I washed, blow-dried and straightened my hair as normal, though it was clear that my hair was already much easier to style. Now my hair not only stays smooth and frizz-free on the muggiest of days, but it feels so much healthier than it did before the treatment.
Depending on hair type and if cared for properly the treatment can last up to five months! At $2,400 per treatment, it’s well worth the cost considering the huge improvements I’ve seen already. The bhave treatment is an absolute must for those of us wanting to kick frizz to the curb… Rosie: 1, Humidity: 0.