I actually waited awhile after I got the kit to actually go through the process. The time you should allow yourself is more than I had originally wagered, which is not a knock against the product. I just didn't know. In all, this took me about 2 hours to complete. So be prepared to spend your Saturday morning on this (because you are going to want to style after all the work).
The process starts with an Ultra Care shampoo which has a really great smell. I did this in my shower after hot yoga, because I was showering anyhow. Once out of the shower, the instructions said I needed to blow dry. Note: my hair does take forever to dry period, so this could account for how long it took me to complete the entire process. Once my hair was dry, it was time to apply the Ultra Smoothing gloss. This portion also smelled really great so there was no problem there. Sit and wait 30 minutes. I was afraid that the gloss, which felt like an oil, was going to stain my clothes so I was sure to wear ratty clothing.
After the 30 minutes, we had to blow dry this mop of hair again. I will say that this provided difficult to me because my hair is so thick that I couldn't tell if it was completely dry with the oil. I dried it a little more for good measure and then took the hot iron to it. It was at this point that I really thought this treatment was doing more harm that it was doing good. My hair wasn't in horrible shape before but when you take a flat iron to your hair and it begins to increasingly feel like straw, one begins to worry. I was committed so had to see this through. I ironed my hair in front of ABC Family as this was the lengthier part of the process and required entertainment. Shampoo with Ultra Care shampoo and condition with their packet. Now was the chance to see the results.
Have any of you had a salon Keratin treatment or done one at home yourself? Success or failure? I'd love to know!