The grass is usually always greener: Straight-haired girls crave curls. Curly haired ladies long for stick-straight tresses. But after the diffusers, irons, and rollers have blazed out, you’re still left with what yo mama gave ya.
What can you control? The one headache that doesn’t discriminate—frizz. Nestled somewhere nice between the fleeting merits of curl balm and the all-too-unalterable results of Japanese Hair Straightening is the Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy. (Doesn’t it just sound nice?)
Launched in 2007 by Peter Coppola, Keratin Complex keeps hair that doesn’t want to behave in check without the use of harsh chemicals. Keratin is a protein naturally found in healthy hair, nails, and skin, after all. The result? Straight arrows can air dry to silky, shiny perfection, while curly cues can hold a spiral should they so please, but can also iron it flat with ease.
Here’s how it works:
1. A salon stylist will wash and dry your hair. Pretty simple stuff.
2. He/she will soak your hair in the Keratin Complex and let it simmer under a shower cap.
3. He/she’ll then take a flat iron to your head to lock in the treatment for 3 days.
4. Wash, rinse, revel!
--SAMANTHA GILEWICZSamantha's hair was Keratin-d by Piet at Vartali salon in midtown Manhattan.
Can't make it there? Check out this at-home treatment.