13 Beauty Treatments That Are Worth the Money
Sometimes, you initially have to spend a little extra money (or time) to achieve #wokeuplikethis for real
Lasts: 2 to 4 months
Who should do it: "If you are looking to make hair more low maintenance, to cut down on your blow-dry time and also want your style to last longer in humidity, then you are a good candidate for a treatment," says Butterfly Studio Salon master stylist Nicole Descoteaux.
Why you should do it: Skip the stick-straight hair you'd get from a Brazilian Blowout and instead opt for a gentler option that leaves your hair frizz-free, but with bounce and body. "As women, we like to care for ourselves and our appearance, but we also want it to be practical and easy," says Descoteaux. "These treatments relieve the frustration from time-consuming styling that will not last in humid climates." It's also a great way to try out a new haircut you may normally shy away from. "Many people, because of their texture, cannot entertain a new on-trend shorter look. So by altering the texture first, it opens new opportunities for them," she explains.
One such treatment is the DeFrizz Quick Treatment, available at Julien Farel Salon in New York. "I created this anti-frizz treatment because so many of my clients wanted a healthier alternative to straightening," says Rudy Pena. It's a 90 minute in-salon treatment that Julien Farel describes as "superfood for your hair, because it features natural oils like grape seed, sweet almond and jojoba."
Descoteaux says formaldehyde-free options are the way to go, because they are healthy options that make your hair healthier. She likes Cezanne Perfect Finish Smoothing Treatment. It's keratin-based and also includes glycolic acid and sericin, so it smooths from the inside out -- as opposed to typical formaldehyde formulas, which just coat the hair to give it a smoothing effect.
Know before you go: Upkeep can get spendy, and it's important to do your research before you go. Look for salons that offer non-formaldehyde formulas, and make sure you get an experienced technician.
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