Keratin treatment for Laura Rollins
First of all, let me introduce myself. My name is Sharon Jones. I work for Revolution hair concepts, a UK company supplying premium products to hairdressers, both in the UK and internationally. I have over 35 years of experience within the hairdressing industry and I am so excited to share my fabulous hair transformations with you.
After meeting Laura at the UK Soap Awards and chatting with her about her struggle with her naturally curly, frizzy hair, she decided to go ahead with a Nano-Intense keratin smoothing treatment. Laura’s busy filming, schedule, means that she does not have time to spend drying and straightening her curly locks. As I’m sure there are so many of you, gorgeous people out there are in the same boat. Laura loves her curls and so didn’t want to go completely straight and with Nano-intense you have flexibility to choose one of three ways in which to process.
- Express treatment, lasting up to 30 days
- Smooth frizz reduction treatment, lasting up to 4 months
- Intense smoothing /straightening treatment, lasting up to 4 months
For Laura we chose the smooth frizz reduction which also lessens volume.
WHAT IS NANO-INTENSE?
You’ve probably heard of the ‘Brazilian blow dry‘, but believe me things have changed. This product contains Nano technology which repairs the hair deep within the cortex and is formaldehyde free which as we now know has hazardous side effects. Nano-intense offers, frizz free, control and smoothing, without causing stress on the hair or the client.
Nano-Intense uses a combination of glycolic acid and Carbosysteine, which loosens the Disulphate bonds in the hair causing it to become smoother. The Nano Keratin penetrates the hair, filling up the spaces created and repositioning the bonds. This results in smooth, shiny hair.
Phew that’s the geeky bit over with, now for the transformation.
Begin by cleansing the hair with clarifying shampoo, twice is best so its squeaky clean. Depending on how much gunk you have on your hair, we are all guilty of using too much.
Control dry the hair, this bit makes your arms ache if you have naturally curl hair, you know what I mean! Taming those locks can be a nightmare, particularly on holiday, ‘oh the frizz!’
Once the hair is dried the Nano-Intense treatment can be applied to small sections and spread through the mid lengths and ends.
Hair is then covered with a plastic cap and the heat is applied. No! Laura is not an alien! Funny my portable hood dryer causes a few laughs, but, works well if you are a mobile hairdresser. Obvs in a salon they use a Climazon or hood dryer. Apply heat for a maximum of 20 mins.
Hair should cool for a few mins, then rinse for about 20 seconds leaving 20% of the product in the hair.
Nano-Intense smells really good, so don’t worry, no harsh chemical smell because there aren’t any in this treatment.
Towel dry and then control dry and instantly you will notice the difference from the pre -treated hair. No arm ache!! Hair is smoother, no need to force those curls straight, hair glides around the brush and dries a lot more quickly.
Using straighteners, take small sections and pass over 4 times on a high heat 210 is best. You will see a mist, smoking. DO NOT PANIC! This is normal and watch the mirror shine appear as if by magic.
That’s it, done, you can go home and wash your hair the next day if you want to. But seriously, who would? Just remember to use sulphate free shampoo and conditioner, as sulphate breaks down the keratin more quickly and you want your lovely shiny locks to last up to 4 months, even longer in some cases.
A fabulous and funny afternoon spent with Laura and the cast from BBC program Doctors. Here’s what Laura thinks. This is where she bigs me up! Thank you Laura.
‘I love how silky and soft my hair feels after my treatment. It's two weeks on and I keep expecting it the coarse frizzy texture to return, but it looks so healthy and shiny. I absolutely love it. When I wear my hair natural my curls are defined and frizz free. Sharon was great throughout the process and he knowledge of the product and how it would work on my hair was thorough xxx’