I definitely didn’t win the hair lottery when I was born! Instead I inherited fine hair that’s not straight and not curly but has a bit of an unruly wave to it. I’m forever using my hair straightening brush, or using more time intensive styling techniques and products galore in my hair as I tend to have a halo of fine frizz and loads of flyaways to fix and smooth!
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As a result when the opportunity arose to experience a bhave Smoothe Treatment I jumped at the offer. I was so keen in fact I mistakenly turned up to the appointment an hour early!
Prior to leaving home for the appointment I took a photo of my hair in its natural state, just brushed but with no styling products in it and no straightening. Note the very unflattering halo of fine frizz at the top!
Upon arrival at the salon Emma, the lovely educator from bhave, brushed my hair again, as yes, it had become even more unruly during my trip into the city. This is what my hair looked like from the back after brushing and before I underwent the bhave Smoothe Treatment.
Firstly it is important to note that the bhave Smoothe Treatment is NOT a straightening treatment. It does NOT restructure the hair.
bhave Smoothe is a keratin-infused smoothing treatment that gives hair a more natural look with enhanced body, movement and most importantly for me, manageability.
The keratin used in this treatment is derived from NZ sheep’s wool.
In addition to the above mentioned keratin, the bhave Smoothe Treatment is also enriched with argan oil, collagen and silk amino acids. The treatment sedates frizz (Yay!) and nourishes, rejuvenates, restores and protects your hair. It noticeably improves your hair health and provides long term conditioning. The Smoothe Treatment improves the quality of each and every hair strand! It enhances your hair’s shine and dramatically reduces maintenance and styling time giving you more time in the mornings for other activities or for just sleeping in! Yes please! Who doesn’t want that!
What Does The bhave Smoothe Treatment Entail?
First up my hair was shampooed with a special shampoo designed to open up my hair shafts to allow the keratin to be deposited into the open hair cuticles.
The Smoothe Treatment was applied with a brush and combed through my hair in 1 cm sections.
Because the bhave Smoothe Treatment, like all bhave products, is free of all chemical nasties including formaldehyde, parabens and sulphates, as well as sodium chloride, there is no horrible chemical smell to the treatment. bhave products are also never tested on animals.
Following this there was an approximately 30 minute wait for the treatment to soak in. My hair was then rinsed to remove any residue not absorbed into my hair before my hair was blow dried and a hair straightener was used to straighten my hair, activate the treatment and close my hair cuticles.
All up this treatment took about two and a half hours in the salon. My hair post treatment looked amazingly sleek, smooth and shiny, and healthier than ever, with not a frizzy bit in sight!
An added benefit of the bhave Smoothe Treatment was that it brought out and refreshed the blonde highlights I’d had applied to my hair about 2-3 months prior. It looked as if my highlights had only just been applied – Winning!
Post bhave Smoothe Treatment Care
For the first 48 hours the treatment solution needs to remain in your hair and it is important not to wash your hair during this time frame or use any styling products, but really why would you when you walk out of the salon with hair that looks this good?
It is important not to use any clips, pins or elastics in your hair during this time frame and not to tuck your hair behind your ears, to avoid any indentations or bends forming in your hair. You also shouldn’t get your hair wet at all. If you accidentally do then you need to blow dry your hair straight or straighten it with a flat iron as soon as possible. You also need to use your hair straightener in the morning upon wakening to run it through your hair just once with your hair in large clumps.
I must admit I was a bit nervous about washing my hair 48 hours after the treatment. I have had so many experiences leaving hairdressers with salon perfect hair only to be unable to replicate the style at home after the first wash! Well my fears proved to be unfounded in this case thank goodness!
After washing my hair and drying it, it still looked amazing, sleek and smooth, shiny, luscious and healthy, AND non-frizzy! And that was without me straightening it or applying any products to it!
Here’s a photo of my hair after my first wash with no styling products applied and minimal blow drying.
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