Is it permanent? No - it will last about 3 months.
Did the process hurt or damage your hair? Nope! It was completely painless and relaxing! First my hair was washed with a special shampoo. Then the magic potion was applied (ie the Keratin treatment). I had to sit with this on my head for 35-45 minutes. Then, my hair was washed again. Dried straight and finished with a flat iron.
Is this something that I can do at home? I know that they do sell at home kits, but I wouldn't try it. I can barely wash and dry my hair with all of the kids running in and out of the bathroom. I wouldn't even begin to try a chemical process. Also, it is kind of hard to get to the back of your head. I know that the stylists do go to special workshops and training classess to perfect their skills and learn about the new treatments. I would go to a professional, like I did (kudos to Louise of Boston at the Avanti Salon on Newbury Street! www.louiseofboston.com)
How do you maintain it? I have special shampoo and conditioner from the Avanti Salon that I use. I wash my hair every other day. It is super easy to blow dry and I finish with a flat iron. Takes 5-10 minutes tops. On days I don't wash my hair, I just go over it with my flat iron.
Do you think I should try it? Go for it! It is not permanent!
So, the proof is in the pictures! Have a great day!
my hair is much crazier than this and was a little longer