Tried and Tested: KeraStraight at Pastels
I recently made a huge life decision and chopped off my long locks into the currently popular lob – or long bob. I LOVE the results but for professional blow-dry worthy results every day, I seriously needed something to keep it slick and shiny. Introducing KeraStraight – the next-generation keratin treatment that boats 33% more power, faster working ingredients and enhanced shine.
Available at Pastels Salon in Mercarto Mall, I booked in with the lovely Emma who began by explaining the treatment to me, which starts with a wash before the product is applied to the hair. No need to worry about harsh chemicals and nasties, though – KeraStraight KS Ultimate employs active ingredients including keratin (duh!), 22-carat gold nanoparticles (fancy!) and the innovative KS Complex which works to repair and strengthen the hair shaft. I’m left to flick through magazines (Ahlan! of course) and relax for 45 mintues while the product does its work after which it is washed off and I’m returned to the mirror. Once my hair is blow dried, the ironing phase comes next – the most important part, I’m told – which straightens the hair while locking in the formula to keep my hair in tip-top condition for the next three to four months. Hurrah – imagine all the money I’ll save on blow dries! I’m only one day in but I love the result and can’t wait to see how it holds.
INFO: From Dhs1,000 dependant on hair length, available at Pastels Salon Mercato Mall branch 04 344 7883, www.pastels-salon.com