I don’t usually write about hair products as it’s not my specialty however after trying this process out and seeing the results I had to share my experience.
I am unlucky to be the owner of very frizzy hair!! This is something which has caused me no end of stress, bad hair days and many, many hair products over the years.
Only very expensive frizz free shampoos, conditioners, serum followed by a lengthy blow dry and finally a fair effort with some straighteners was enough to calm it…and plenty of time to do all this.
However even this didn't guarantee my hair stayed smooth, humid or damp weather was a particular enemy of mine with the effects resembling something similar to Monica from “Friends”.
Queue the solution from my friend and trusted hairdresser Lee at Renegade Hair Studio, Leeds. He had been telling me about a process commonly known as a “ Brazilian Blow Dry” for quite a while. A treatment which smooths each strand of hair leaving it frizz free and lasts 100 days. I obviously immediately wanted a chance to try it, however Lee (ever the perfectionist) insisted he wasn't yet quite happy with the product or the process. Mainly the fact the treatment had to remain on the hair for a week before it could be washed.
So a couple of weeks ago I was excited to receive the news he had a product he was finally happy with and when did I want it doing…”NOW!!!!”
The product Lee had given the go ahead to is the “Kebelo System”. This contains none of the harsh chemicals of its predecessors and also can be washed off after only an hour of application.
The whole process from arriving to leaving the salon takes a bit longer than that and a very patient hairdresser. The hair is first washed with the Kebelo Cleansing shampoo to prep for the treatment. The Kebelo Advantage is then applied section by section until covering all the hair. The hair is now blow dried straight with a paddle brush until dry.
Now each section of hair has to be straightened 15 times to seal in the product and causes the reaction of the product with the hair which creates the smooth effect.
It’s at this point with the old version of the system you would have to leave the salon and keep the product on for a week before washing, this would have been a nightmare. The product leaves your hair feeling sticky and like it has a years’ worth of product build up on. Something I could not have dealt with!!
Luckily for me i was able to have my hair washed straight away with the aftercare products supplied with the treatment. This consists of shampoo, conditioner and hair mask. These are the only products allowed to be used after the treatment as they do not contain sulphates among other things which ruin the effect of the treatment.
Finally after my wash it was time for the result, to truly test the product my hair was given a rough dry rather than its usual careful and time consuming blow dry . The results were incredible, my hair felt smooth and frizz free. It was reasonably straight but still with some natural movement, which I was pleased with as I was worried about a poker straight flat finish.
Now came a real test however as I headed out around a wet and soggy Leeds. Even this did not deter my new resilient hair. A miracle!
Two weeks later and I’m still thrilled with the results. No more time consuming styling or hiding from the weather. The hair requires much less heat styling which will aid my attempts to grow it and despite the smoothness still holds a curl just as well. One other advantage which I have noticed is that it seems to feel cleaner for longer and needs washing less. This is great as the more you wash the quicker the product wears off.
I will definitely be returning for my next Kebelo after this… the first 100 days of the rest of my hair’s life.
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Thanks to the amazing Lee @ Renegade Hair Studio Leeds: