Tag Archive: Keratin Treatment

My Hair’s Newest BFF: Kerastase Elixir Ultime

‘Because of all the hair treatments I had my hair go through these past years – Rebonding, Keratin Treatment, Rebonding again and just three months back permanent curls (I thought I’ve just had it with my so last season flat do, that I’ll just let my waves be and give them some kick), you can just imagine how damaged my hair has become. 🙁
I tried a handful of hair treatments but nothing restored my hair to health. From this teeny tiny 30ml bottle that is, The Souq Moroccan Argan Oil which I bought from a bazaar in Mega Trade Hall last year. I find it too pricey for its size at P1,500 a pop, to Ilog Maria’s Hair Oil. I love its scent but it hardly did anything to my hair. I also used the Sunflower oil of Human Nature and a whole bunch of other hair oils and treatments. I was on desperate mode! And I know so well that I have no one else to blame but myself.

1 Kerastase Elixir Ultime is sold every two minutes in the world!

Why am I not surprised?!  This I’ve got to say in all honesty, the first time I used Kerastase Elixir Ultime, I was able to actually comb my hair through the ends without tangles! Zero! Nada! I love it! On my second use, the split ends that have essential been a hair mainstay were almost non-existent. And all these happening without having to grease out my hair like most hair treatments would do to my hair!  I cannot be more thrilled to have my hair given this hope of being brought back to life! I didn’t know that it was even at all possible to have such immediate result!

The miracle that is in Kerastase Elixir Ultime is explained in its Oleo- Complexe Technology. It is the exceptional combination of 4 legendary oils: Argan, Maize Sprouts, Camellia and Pracaxi. This powerful mix of active ingredients brings to the hair all the beauty and sublime characteristics of radiance, softness, resistance and shine while leaving it feeling light. Nourished and enhanced the hair is protected from external aggressions.

What makes the 4 legendary oils so powerful anyway?

  • Maize Sprouts contain a powerful cocktail of smoothing and anti-oxidants agents that bring shine, softness and protection to hair. It supplies the nutrition our hair needs.
  • Argan oil is a famous recipe of beautiful hair. Its richness in Vitamins A, D and E makes it a perfect anti-oxidant. Argan Oil has high concentration of Omega 9 that makes it the protection component in the technology of Oleo-Complexe, Argan oil also leaves the hair supple and light.
  • Pracaxi oil has been used since the ancient times particularly for its ability to improve cellular renewal. Pracaxi oil is rich in lipids and saturated acids, it enhances the hair making it more solid and resistant.
  • Camellia Oil is a source of Vitamin F and Omega 3 & 9. Camellia oil is primarily responsible for the luster and shine and also has smoothing and strengthening action.

And these are the five ways to achieve beautiful hair with Elixir Ultime by Kerastase. All of which, I have to say, I have done. I would do everything to get my hair restored back to health. It’s my hair’s newest BFF! I have not seen my hair in better shape since I’ve had it gone through all those chemical treatments.

 Each bottle of Kerastase Elixir Ultime Grands Crus retails for only P2,280. It might not seem to be very cheap. But compared to the former Argan Oil I have used, this is a lot cheaper for a 125ml bottle – Kerastase Elixir Ultime is so worth every drop!  🙂

My Coppola Keratin Smoothing Treatment Experience at Henri Calayag

It was more than a month ago when I decided to have my hair undergo Keratin Smoothing Treatment or what is more commonly called nowadays as Brazilian or Express Blow Out or Permanent Blow Dry at Henri Calayag Salon.

Before the treatment

As what I would usually do with my previous reviews, I had to sit this Keratin Smoothing Treatment out for a month at least just so I know I will be providing an accurate review. This was a birthday treat for my brittle and unmanageable hair.

My visit to Henri Calayag prior to this, I was told several times over by Richard (Junior Creative Director-above photo) how dead my hair was and there is no way on earth it can survive another rebonding treatment and not fall off on me. Digital Perming is also out of the question. No more harmful chemicals from there on out. All I really needed was sort of revive my hair back to “normal” and I was willing to try anything.  I have had badly damaged hair for as long as I can remember and brushing has been a chore if not for the anti-frizz serums that I used.

The Permanent Blow Dry/Brazilian Blow Out/Express Blow Out procedure was way simpler than that of rebonding.

1. My hair was shampooed with Coppola Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy Clarifying Shampoo twice.

2. Hair was blown dry 100%.

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Zero Frizz 100% Rescue Shampoo & Conditioner by Schwarzkopf Giveaway

As promised, I’m giving away a Shampoo & Conditioner set of my favorite Zero Frizz 100% Rescue by Schwarzkopf to one of my readers. I started using this brand March of this year and really had no plans of switching to another brand (which explains the hoarding) when my favorite hairdresser, Richard of Henri Calayag Salon forbade me to use anything on my hair that has sulfate since I had my Keratin Treatment (Permanent Blow Dry) done late last month.  I still have yet to blog about that, I know. I usually wait out a month or so before I blog about any treatment just to be sure I’m providing my readers a more accurate review.

I always bring this Zero Frizz 100% Rescue tandem with me wherever I go. My hair just go berserk on hotel shampoo & conditioner. These Zero Frizz products are just the best shampoo and conditioner I have used ever! And no, that’s not something I picked out from a commercial. I am a very practical woman, so when my SIL called to tell us that Rustan’s is having an employee sale, we really took advantage. 🙂

Since March this year, I still have quite a few bottles in my toiletries closet.  Maybe I am hoping that before they expire (2013), I can still switch right back somehow. I am not exactly loving the scent of My sulfate-free Coppola tandem I replaced my Zero Frizz with.  But since I am just not about to throw away the benefits of having better hair with the Keratin Treatment done on me by using sulfate-laden hair stuff, I just might raffle off the rest in my next giveaways. I know, I have to make up my mind. 😉

Without further ado, here are what my lucky reader will receive next week – Zero Frizz 100% Rescue Shampoo & Conditioner by Schwarzkopf. Both are at least P600 worth. Here’s my review of these products – My Hair’s New Love: Zero Frizz 100% Rescue. To keep things simple, mechanics will be just like my previous giveaway. 🙂

Contest Mechanics:
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The 2 Winners of Kikay Corner’s Laybare Giveaway are…

First off, thanks to everyone who joined Kikay Corner’s Laybare Raffle Giveaway!  I’m launching another giveaway tomorrow. Clue: It is one of my favorite brands! I hoarded a boxful some months ago when it went on sale. But now that my hair is on a strict non-sulfate diet because of the Keratin Treatment I had done some couple of weeks back at Henri Calayag Salon, I am giving away a set. Now, that’s something to look forward to, especially for those who were not picked from the previous giveaways.

The winners have been drawn…

Congratulations!

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