Free From Frizz have the cutest packaging! I love how the box is designed to look like a milk carton. The Blowout Kit comes with a pre-cleanser, a Denman brush & the active keratin treatment. You also get a pair of gloves & an instruction leaflet. The process is quite simple but there are still some parts which can make the treatment unpleasant to use. To start off you simply wash your hair twice using the pre-cleanser & comb through using the brush provided. Then you towel-dry the hair before dividing it into three sections. The next step is to apply the active keratin treatment using the nozzle to cover your hair evenly & brush it through again. You then leave the treatment on for about 40 minutes before rinsing it off with warm water. The treatment has the worst stench, kinda like rotten eggs. Be prepared to smell even after washing it off. Despite the awful smell, all of that was incredibly easy to do. However the next part is where things become a little less pleasant...
It's always been drilled into me over the years to never straighten my hair when it's wet so for the Blowout Kit to tell me to do the exact opposite felt really wrong. After rinsing the treatment out you then have to dry your hair again but still leave it a bit damp. Then you grab your hair straighteners, section off your hair & straighten each section six times! I hardly ever use straighteners or curlers because I know how much they can damage my already damaged hair so I was really worried about wrecking my hair. Nonetheless I proceeded with the treatment & went to town with the straighteners. It took ages to make sure all my hair had been straightened properly. This process left my hair feeling really dry with a horrible chemical scent. The real kicker is that you have to leave your hair like this for the next 48 hours to allow the product to 'fix'. The 48 hour wait is definitely the worst part of the treatment. During this time you can't wash or tie up your hair. You just have to smell a bit gross until you can finally get in the shower again. I'd suggest doing the treatment on a Friday night & hibernating all weekend. Then you can wash your hair on Monday morning & spend the rest of the day with your new beautiful glossy locks.
If you purchase the full treatment set you will also receive the Free From Frizz Blowout Shampoo & Conditioner. These frizz busting aftercare products will keep to keep your hair soft & healthy after the treatment. You can use these separately but their effects will be maximised if you combine them with the Blowout Kit. The watermelon products smell absolutely incredible! They're a welcome respite from the horrible eggy smell of the treatment. I love their packaging too. I remember spotting these in Boots & thinking they were drinks. They'll impart a delicious fruity scent to your locks & keep frizz under control. They're great for dealing with humidity even if you haven't used the kit beforehand. When the 48 hours of hell were finally up I washed my hair using this duo. Even when I was just washing my hair I could immediately tell how much silkier it felt. Blowdrying my hair afterwards was quicker & easier than usual as I didn't have to use a rounded brush to work out all the kinks. Drying my hair is the bane of my life but after the treatment everything was left perfectly sleek & bouncy with minimal effort.
And here are my results! I took these photos about a week after the treatment. I'm very happy with the appearance of my hair yet I still feel slightly conflicted about using the Blowout Kit. The treatment made my hair really soft & shiny. I don't think it's ever looked quite so glossy before. It definitely reduces the signs of damage & left my hair frizz-free for ages. I wouldn't say it lasted the full six weeks, more like three but I still think that's pretty good! The ends were left feeling rather dry though, probably from having to straighten my hair so much. As my hair is already quite damaged from bleaching I don't think I would use the kit again. The excessive straightening really wasn't good for the overall condition of my hair even though the keratin treatment made it look healthier. However if I had natural hair I wouldn't hesitate to buy it again. The shampoo & conditioner are really lovely so I'll continue to use them to reduce frizz & for that utterly gorgeous watermelon scent. Have you tried any Free From Frizz products yet?
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