Saturday, 15 January 2011

Hair Update!

This post is mainly to update you about the Brazilian Blowout (keratin treatment) I had done exactly one month ago. Read more about that HERE. Well the big question you are all dying to know is do I still think it's worth it a month on? The answer is no.

Why? Because I don't think it has made that much difference, the first week was amazing, I never did anything to my hair, I air dried and then walked out the door. But now, the frizziness has been coming back. I also hate that my hair dried SOOO straight, it looked lifeless and boring. Yes it has made my hair a tiny bit more manageable but I get that when I use a serum. I will not be forking out my £££'s to repeat the treatment.

It is not a solution for damaged hair, it does make it look healthier and shinier, but there's no point in making it look healthy when it actually isn't. For reference I have been using a sulphate free shampoo, the one I purchased from the salon and washing my hair about 3x a week. This is just my personal experience, it has made my hair more manageable but I don't think it's made such a drastic difference for me to want it in my life forever. I think certain hair types will benefit more than others, for me it just hasn't been what I hoped it would be.


A few days ago I used a semi permanent hair dye by Garnier (herbashine) 600 light brown. Here's the results, I also cut a few more layers into the front of my hair and gave myself an overall trim. Yes I did it myself, why not. :)



I am really loving being brunette again, I did love the highlights a LOT but, this is just a bit more rich and chocolaty and I feel comfortable with it. With lighter hair, I felt like I needed more makeup.


Here's what my hair looks like from the back, I have been trimming it every 5 weeks in order to keep it healthy.


As my hair has been so lifeless, I purchased this Denman brush from Boots, it has a slight dip in the middle to fit the shape of your head better when blowdrying so that you get more volume. I have to say it works a treat.


Hope you are having a fab weekend! X

49 comments:

LilyLipstick said...

Great to hear your thoughts on the keratin treatment. I was considering getting one as my hair's quite damaged but don't think I can really afford it, especially if the results aren't as long lasting as claimed...
Your new hair colour looks gorgeous and I love the layers in your hair - great work doing them yourself! x

Jesse said...

Thanks for the honest review :) Your hair looks gorgeous as always!

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Makeup and Macaroons said...

It's good to hear an honest review on the keratin treatment. So many people swear by it but sometimes you do wonder if they're being paid to "love" it so much, so good to read your review.

And your hair looks great, it looks really healthy and shiny.

Lilit

Aysh said...

Your new hair colour looks gorguz hun! I wish I had the confidence to cut my hair myself as nearly 99% of the time I'm always unhappy with the results from a salon! Your layers look lovely though, awesome job! :)

Aysh xoxo

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Kaushal - BeautyFulfilled said...

I love how you cut your hair yourself :) It looks gorgeous!

Kaushal xx

Nono said...

Too bad it didnt work for you. For me it was awesome, but i have curly hair. My hair was really frizzy, dry and unmanageble. With the treatment it looks so much better.

hannah said...

your hair looks AMAZING!! seriously gorgeous!! love it!

xoxo,

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Get Gawjus! said...

I really want to trim my hair at home but am so scared that I'l get it looking a bit funny. I am scared to even try trimming although I really need one :S

Aleksis said...

You did a great job on the cut, it looks amazing, perfect length!

Yogadiva said...

Have you ever tried an Instyler? I have natural curly hair, and I use an InStyler to straighten my hair as well as curl it (if I want big, full curls). I love that it straightens my hair, but also keeps it much more full of volume than straightening irons. Anyway, just wanted to pass this along...

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TropicalBarbieXoXo said...

It looks gorgeous! The color and cut look perfect on u. U did a fab job.

dani@callitbeauty said...

all that work & money for 1 week of benefits? yeah, doesn't seem worth it to me. but your hair looks fab in the photos!

DaintyMakeup said...

Your hair looks beautiful! I love the colour, cut everything!
what serum would you recommend to reduce frizz?

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m i s s a r c h said...

u r extremely beautiful! and must add talented as well :) no way i can trim my own hair :)

nazia said...

I have to say i PAY every couple of months for THAT hair cut! How did you cut it yourself? You've got to do a post on it, your hair looks gorgeous!!
much love, Naziaxxxx.

Holly said...

Love the look of that brush!! and you look amazing wish i could cut my hair and save some money :) xxxx

shoe devotee said...
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shoe devotee said...

Thank you very much for the review. I found it extremely helpful as I was actually planning to get the treatment done this summer.

Vida said...

Wow your hair looks so nice, I love the layers! I can't believe you cut your own hair, that's amazing.

Shan said...

Your hair is looking great! <3

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aquamillie said...

If it gives you volume - I want that brush! How does it work to do that though exactly....?

EllysMakeupbag said...

Your hair is so shiny and volumised! I prefer being a brunette too, i feel the blonde washes me out.

Marguerite N. said...

My hairs are very damaged because I had a weightloss during this summer. Now I decided to make a treatment with keratine but I think like you that is not a solution. I'm taking care of myself with a healthy diet. ;)

I love your new look and I prefer you in this version than in blonde. ;)

glitteryeyesxx said...

I haven't heard great things about the kertain treatment, so it was great to hear your honest review. I was wondering, though. Do you think you could do a possible blog entry in the future listing/detailing the hair products that you DO use and love? Your hair is just lovely! =)

Madiha said...

Your hair look great! i just love your hair color :)

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Lucky said...

Your hair looks AMAZING!!!
I was always curious about the Keratin treatment but after your review, I might reconsider!
One of the many reasons i love your blog... Your honesty! ♥

YASMINE said...

In Paris, after assessing ur hair condition, a professional tells u whether u need a Brazilian blowout or Japanese (a lot more straight with an additional straightening procedure)...
I wanted sew in hair extensions but didnt want to straighten my curly hair everyday, so the blowout seemed like a great solution...
However, having already thin & damaged hair, it would seem wiser to forget neither blowouts...

YASMINE said...

I think your hair (+colour) look great! but the bottom could be fuller... Changing hair colour & style often is refreshing, I wish I was as consistent as you!!! I grew up on a tropical island, where the weather (& nature) makes u beautiful effortlessly, so i got used to using nothing at all (not even moisturizing cream! yes ladies). But now in Europe its a very different bargain unfortunatly!

YASMINE said...

Thanks to the beauty blogging world (i newly discovered), i get to see things differently...

thoughts running through my head.... said...

I had a Brazilian blow dry about a month ago too and would mostly agree with your review, HOWEVER I haven't been using the correct shampoo so for me, it could be down to that fact. my hair is highlighted blonde and is fairly straight anyway but although its quite soft it never hung prperly and got frzzy or dry looking so the blow dry gave me some control over it, I loved the way my hair fell back into place after wearing hats or with minimum styling.
I think I will try it again but using the correct shampoo this time.

Mercedes- Ms Purple Make-up said...

It's good to know that it's no a miracle as people claim.

Shameera@MyFrostedWorld said...

I love your hair right now, it's such a gorgeous colour. I thought I was the only one who thought I needed more make up with lighter hair...how random is that?! Lol!
It's so bad that the keratin treatment didnt last, they're so expensive as well.
Great post, as usual :)xxx
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Jaime said...

Your hair looks great! You did a wonderful job cutting it yourself.

Hell Notes for Beauty™ said...

I agree you hair looks kind of lifeless and thinner. I love the color though and how shiny it looks. I have a thing for thick hair and find that this treatment thin it out out a bit too much.

Marisa said...

I love when your hair it's darker! The color suits you really well (:

Asiya said...

Hi Muhsine...I agree with nono that the brazilian is a better option for girls with super curly hair that's prone to frizz...according to my sis (she has corkscrew curls in Indian hair) it made her hair softer and more manageable.

Personally, I feel no treatment damaged hair works a treat like a trim and some deep conditioning hot oil.

Russian Doll said...

Your haircut looks great! Please let us know how you did it... what tools you used!!!!

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Anna Saccone said...

Muhsine, your hair is so gorgeous that colour and length!! I love it! It looks so healthy and shiny! Haha I always feel the opposite, like I need more makeup when my hair is darker but maybe I should rethink that :) Maybe it's just what we're used to/not used to! <3

Hannah, stilettosandcigarettes said...

ooh, your hair is so shiny! luckyxxx

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sheshotta said...

WHOAA that's a lot of volume, I wish my hair would do that :D I'm trying out some products for my damaged hair too, i'll put up a review this week ! :) xo

Barttart said...

It looks great! I feel the same way about highlights and have been 'brunette' for awhile now :)

Emmi said...

Your hair looks lovely! :)

Natalie said...

Firstly your hair looks fab Muhsine :) Secondly I've had the keratin treatment done but the one I had done last 6 months and is not called Brazilian Blow out, but Copella Smooth Therapy (or something like that!)

I had the treatment done in September and my hair is still smooth & frizz free and has changed my life quite a lot as I don't need to straighten my hair. It's also very smooth & sleek even in humid or damp condition, which could never be achieved with serum as I have thick hair!

So I think if you have thick, curly unruly hair then the treatment is for you. If not, then as Muhsine said go for a serum :) I didn't pay for my first treatment as I got asked to try it, but I will be paying to have it done again in Spring as I feel it has been worth the value. Hope that helps!! xx

Muhsine said...

Thanks for all the comments girls, the next time I cut my own hair I will try to do a step by step guide in photos. I may also do a post including my favourite haircare products. The serum that I swear by is the Avon one which I did a review on a while ago.
With regards to the brush it has a slight dip which makes it fit the shape of your head better enabling it to get right at the root giving you a bit more volume than a normal brush would.

@Yogadiva I haven’t tried the instyler but will check it out, sounds good.

@Natalie Thanks hun, I definitely think certain hair types will benefit more or less with this treatment, it just hasn’t been what I hoped it would be. x

xXx

A.C. said...

Your hair looks beautiful! I have also been trimming my own hair lately. I think it should be done every two weeks and who has time to go to a salon that often? I think a professional cut should be done 1-2 times a year.

Princess Feef said...

loveee ur hair <3