Keratin-Treatment

Piandre Salon: Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy - Same Day Smoother Service

I’m sure you’ve already heard of the Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy before, but did you know that Piandre Salon is the exclusive distributor of this service in the Philippines?

Treatments are a must for my hair. I’m always styling and dyeing it different colors, so it’s not rare to find a few split ends and frizzy strands once in a while. Thankfully, Piandre Salon currently offers Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy - Same Day Smoother Service. I’ve tried keratin treatments before, but so far, this is the best one. 

It’s a new service that makes nourishes the hair, makes it shiny, and cuts down drying and styling time for up to 3 months. The thing that’s got me sold on this service is that I don’t have to wait 72 hours to wash my hair! I can already wash my hair the next day. I hate the feeling of unwashed hair, so this is the perfect kind of keratin treatment for me.

I dropped by Piandre Salon a few weeks ago with my friend Ashley, whose last salon visit was way back when she was living in Tokyo. Let’s see if Piandre’s standards matches the high-quality services she’s used to in Japan.

The menu of services are on each table so you don’t get bill-shocked.

Had to wash hair before applying the keratin treatment.

Who would’ve imagined that this super-charged treatment can successfully remove frizz? 

Cookies! I always get these when I’m in Piandre. So good! Don’t forget to ask for a few pieces when you’re visiting the salon.

The stylists applying the treatment to our hair. That’s Ms. Alona behind me - she was the one responsible for my latest hair color (which you can read about here). Look for her in Piandre BGC if you want the same color!

Shampoo selfie. I can easily fall asleep in their shampoo station because their wash basin is super comfortable. No aching necks here!

Looking like Professor Quirrell again, lol.

Drying time.

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And last but not the least - ironing the hair straight.

Ta-dah! Here are the results of Piandre Salon’s Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy.

Ashley’s hair had to adjust to the humidity here (Japan air is dry, but very friendly to frizz-prone sensitive hair). Keratin Complex encases the hair follicle with a keratinous bond to block the effects of humidity.

More than satisfied with the results. The before photo of my hair is out-of-the-shower air-dried hair. The after photo is all thanks to Keratin Complex! Now I can have maintenance-free hair for the next 3 months. 

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My Chi Iron...

So, clearly the Natural Hair Goddesses are telling me that I shouldn’t have the Chi in my possession because a piece of it broke off near the plug part and I had to throw it away.  Straightening my hair is not worth electric shock.  I got a keratin treatment with my flat iron so I’m rocking the full bodied straight look and wanted to keep it like this for a while.  So much for that.  The big curling iron I have will not halfway do what the Chi can do once I decide to wash my hair in a couple weeks.  :(  Maybe I’ll get a new one with my refund check (that’s some “back in school” thinking right there) …or be responsible and pay more money on my credit card. Decisions.

Beauty Confession: What's Your Hair Smoothing Preference?

If you want to go straight, you’ll have no problem finding a smoothing option. Keratin treatments are literally taking over hair salon. While not all promise super sleek result, most at the very least smooth out those annoying frizzies.

We’ve had quite the addiction to relaxers over the years (yeah, we realize that it’s probably slowing killing our strands. Now we’re interested in weaning ourselves off the harsh chemicals for a healthier option; even if the result don’t last as long. We have a couple of at home keratin options to try out so we’ll keep you posted on how it goes.

What’s smoothing technique do you prefer?

Review: Organix 30-Day Smoothing Treatment

I was pretty intrigued by this product because 1, it’s a Brazilian Blow-out in a box and I can’t resist DIY things like that, and 2, because my hair had not been colored, treated, or cut in a while and was just CUHRAY. Frizzy, dry, fluffy, and overly voluminous (which has always been an issue with me due to my ridiculously thick hair. Stylists who have to flat-iron my hair take one look and die a little inside).


Reviews on this thing are pretty 50-50. One side claims it’s a wonderful product, the other half says it’s a complete waste of time. Since I’m pretty cynical about most beauty products (read: they usually don’t do anything!), I wasn’t expecting this to replace my salon keratin treatment. If this managed to tame my frizz and bring down my hair volume a little bit, it was golden.

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When Our Hair Isn’t Good Enough for Us, It Shouldn’t Be Good Enough for Kylie Jenner

How dare Andy Cohen refer to Amandla Stenberg as a “jackhole” for voicing a valid criticism when he doesn’t understand the context and origin of her POV.  How dare the media continue to paint Amandla as the “angry black woman” stereotype by taking every opportunity to refer to the situation between her and Kylie as a feud.  There is no feud; there is a wonderfully conscious and opinionated young woman voicing her opinion on an issue that is relevant to her and other people of color. 

Growing up as a black woman, we are constantly bombarded with the idea that our hair isn’t good enough.  Relaxers, hot combs, flat irons, Brazilian keratin hair smoothing treatments…anything to make our hair fit a standard of beauty that is not our own.  We are told that our braids, our locs, our kinks, our curls are too ethnic–too other–too unprofessional for the corporate world.  Many of us have been discriminated against and denied jobs or promotions because of our hair.  Many of us have had to bend to unjust expectations about our appearance to keep the bills paid.  Our own universities have (I’m looking at you Hampton) banned our locs and cornrows and encouraged conformity in the name of helping us succeed.  What does our hair have to do with our abilities?

If our hair isn’t good enough for us, why should it be good enough for the white women who adopt our styles?  Why should the Bo Dereks and Kylie Jenners of the world be celebrated as fashion icons for wearing their hair in cornrows while I might be denied a job at FedEx because of my curls?  

Keratin Treatment from Ion

So I did a keratin treatment from ion last night, I also died my hair again a real nice dark rich, red! I work so much that I don’t have time to do my hair, so im hoping after waiting 72hrs to wash my hair, the treatment does wonders J My natural hair was extremely unruly. I had a head full of fly-aways and split ends. I have been coloring my hair for years so I think the damage of the coloring process took its toll on my follicles. My hair could never be left to air dry and it was starting to wear me out. I’d spend at least an hour or more blow drying, straightening and then sometimes even curling my hair. As I get older, spending hours getting ready is too exhausting. As newer technologies and treatments begin to become available, I am more than willing to try them out in order to make my life easier. As of right now, my hair is very straight, flat and boring as I love to have big fun hair (cannot put any products in it for 72 hrs) but I do see it to be much shinier and feels very healthy. Ill post after my fist wash!!!! So far so good

Beauty Review: Organix EverStraight Brazillian Keratin Therapy 30 Day Treatment

The claim: A fool proof-way to eliminate up to ninety five percent of frizz and curl for thirty days.

My issue:  I don’t mind my curl, but in the humid summer months, I could do without the frizz.  I have wavy/curly hair and figured I’d try this out.

What you do:  Wash hair with cleansing shampoo included in the kit, towel dry hair, apply treatment with gloves and let sit for thirty minutes.  Blow dry hair and flat iron hair with 7-10 passes for each section.  Keep product in hair for 48 hrs and flat iron as needed.  Do not wash or get wet in the meantime.

I’m almost at the 24 hour mark.  Shampooing, putting the treatment in my hair, and flat ironing was a breeze.  The tricky part for me is not to put my hair behind my ears! I want to do it so badly.  When I woke up this morning I ran the flat iron over my hair to make sure it was nice and straight.  My hair feels like it has some product in it, but nothing too drastic.  We’ll see how I feel about it tomorrow.

Stay tuned for an update tomorrow and the final results on Thursday. 

soooooo i’m like 70% sure i’m getting a keratin treatment (thanks groupon) but i’m still real nervous. i mean it makes sense to do for the summer and everything i’ve read is like it’ll make your hair more manageable and you’ll need less time and keratin is a naturally occurring chemical in hair BUT i don’t know if having straight(ish?? results are varying. depends on what my hair decides to do so i won’t know til i try) hair for 3 months is really ~me~ or if fuck it because it’s not permanent and it will make my hair a non-stressful thing for the summer but I’M NERVOUS ??? opinions. help. help me 

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I got a Keratin treatment done! Watch this video to see some of the process and hear a lot of concerns and questions addressed! And stay tuned for Part 2 in a couple of days where I show the results!

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Thinking of getting the Keratin Hair Treatment? Here’s a quick Before and After of my friend C who got the treatment for the very first time just last week.

For those of you that get the Keratin Treatment, what do you think about it?