I’d been thinking about having the ‘Brazilian Blow Dry’ for a while but couldn’t justify spending over £100 on a hair treatment that only lasts 3 months. So along came Groupon with their numerous Brazilian Blow Dry offers.
I waited for one which was located near to me, and bought it straight away. £55 for a KeraSpa Brazilian Blow Dry and a cut sounded too good to be true. And turned out it was.
I wasn’t going to blame Membis Hair and Beauty for this until I saw this video. The keratin KeraSpa treatment promises straight, healthier and shinier hair without any use of the chemical formaldehyde, which is usually used in permanent hair straightening treatments.
Major differences between what Membis did, and the video is that the treatment was applied to very wet hair. In the video it says dry to about 50%.
The procedure following it which involves, blow-drying the hair meticulously, straightening with irons and then washing it again was done by the stylist who was a quiet French guy who seemed to know what he was doing. However the mask product was left on for 5 minutes instead of 10-15 minutes – does this make a difference? Who knows. He cut my hair after this (wouldn’t it have made more sense to cut my hair before starting the treatment?) and even though it’s shorter than I would have liked, the end result would have been great had my hair remained straight after me washing it at home.
When I walked out of the salon, my hair was very straight. I washed it 2 days later to find that it wasn’t straight- it was still very wavy! It was shiny and healthier but certainly not straight. After washing it for a second time, I found my hair was dry and not as silky as it was after the first wash.
I called Membis and was told, it will only be straight after having the treatment repeatedly for a year. Something which neither KeraSpa or Membis mention on their websites. Despite using KeraSpa Shampoo and KeraSpa Conditioner which I bought from Membis at an additional cost of £15.99 each, I’m left feeling bitterly disappointed. The KeraSpa products promise to keep the blow dry feeling last longer.
Did I mention the smell? Supposedly berries, my husband said my hair smelt of fertilizer! It definitely has an unsavoury aroma, which my hair will be smelling of until I finish the damn bottle. Apart from the money, I spent about 3 hours in the salon plus another hour driving there and back on a Sunday morning. My verdict, don’t waste your money, just embrace your curls! Steer clear from Groupon. The only businesses who approach Groupon are probably failing ones.