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Straight Talk: FITNESS Editors' Straight Hair Diaries

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Hillary's Straight Hair Diary


I have to admit, I was a little overwhelmed and nervous at seeing my hair so straight. My mind raced with questions: Would I ever have body again? Why did it feel so fine? Did I make a mistake?


After my treatment, my stylist warned me not to shampoo for a couple of days because it might wash out the formula. She also said that I shouldn't put my hair in a ponytail or headband because it could create a crease. While my hair felt a little weighed down -- and looked greasy -- I reluctantly followed her rules.


My hair was so oily in the front that I had to wear a loose silk scarf to work to cover up the roots. That night I washed my hair and it felt amazing! Even better, it took me four minutes -- as opposed to my usual hour -- to style my hair straight.


My boyfriend, who saw my frizz-free do for the first time, said he loved it. This treatment might have to be his next big gift to me!


This summer, the weather in New York was more like that in Seattle. Typically, rainy days meant arriving to a last-minute dinner or get-together with huge hair. I soon became the queen of spontaneity, embracing impromptu invites without style stress.

DAY 10

A surprise benefit of the treatment: it made my coworkers happy, as my daily complaints (frizz! wonky curls! poufy ends!) finally came to a halt.

DAY 25

At almost one month in, my wavy texture was starting to creep back. Rather than just using my fingers to blow-dry my hair, I had to start using a brush.

DAY 40

Waves turned into curls, especially on the ends. If I let my hair air dry, it was very visible. The good news: the texture was never frizzy, so I didn't mind the bit of body.

DAY 60

I went camping in California for a week and had no hair issues -- this despite the fact that shampooing meant dumping buckets of water over my head! My hair looked so much better after air-drying than it would have ever looked without the Keratin treatment.

DAY 80

I noticed my hair was growing faster than before the treatment. Perhaps it was due to all those healthy-hair proteins my stylist was telling me about. At any rate, I was very excited!

DAY 90

I started to feel nostalgic. My hair was still holding up, but I noticed I was getting back into my old, near-hourlong hairstyling habits. I started hinting to my boyfriend that gift-giving season was just a few months away!

Originally published on, September 2009.


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blairbugge wrote:

What salon in NYC did they go to for the hair treatment? Thanks!

4/25/2010 10:17:31 PM Report Abuse

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