Women with thick, untamable hair know all too well the day to day difficulty trying to manage it. Keratin treatments are a popular method to treat frizz-prone hair, from the Brazilian Blow Dry to the Kerastase Hair Discipline Treatment to the Aveda Smooth Infusion Retexturizing System there is a treatment to suit every hair type. All of these are offered by none other than Beauty & Melody, the 5-star destination for all things beauty related in London.

These treatments, which last for up to there months, are nothing short of amazing. They are guaranteed to make the drying and styling of your hair so much simpler and not to mention quicker! Hair is not only more manageable but also shiny and super sleek, and all of this for three months. Also, they are especially worthwhile if you are subject to humidity or going on holiday to a hot location!

We caught up with Beauty & Melody to discuss these wonder treatments…

Beauty & Melody salon
Beauty & Melody salon

Can you tell us a little about the process?

The Keratin treatment is often known as Brazilian Blow Dry or Smoothing Treatment. At Beauty and Melody, we use the Moroccan Keratin Smoothing System by Inoar. This revolutionary treatment eliminates up to 95% of frizz and curls. This product restores hydration and instantly adds amazing shine and silkiness to the hair. Its formula is enriched with White Clay and Cocoa Oil that provide rich conditioning and frizz reduction; promoting an elegant transformation while restoring its natural beauty for a sleek, smooth, and radiant finish.

What are the advantages of having a smoothing treatment?

The main benefits to this kind of treatment are an instant smoothing, softening and de-frizzing effect. Hair is typically shiny and more manageable and will be
quicker and easier to style and blow dry.

KeraStraight Smoothing Treatment

If you are a first timer to a smoothing treatment, which would you recommend?

There are many different kinds of treatment on the market. Some very mild which will last only 10 washes, such ad the Discipline Smoothing Treatment by Kerastase. Some will reduce curl, some will simply reduce frizz. Speak to your hairdresser to find the correct treatment for you. We have 4 different treatments from Kerastase, Nanokeratin, Aveda, and Inoar available at Beauty and Melody. 

How long does it last, and what length of time would you recommend before having the next session?

The treatment will typically last 1 – 6 months. This depends on the treatment type selected, how often you wash your hair and also the type of shampoo and styling products you are using. A good sulfate free shampoo is best. Specific shampoos and conditioners are supplied by each of the brands that promise to maintain the effects of your treatment longer than using a typical supermarket shampoo.

What are your tips for making the treatment last longer?

Use the prescribed shampoo and conditioner and wash your hair 2 – 3 times a week rather than every day.

Top tip – use a specialist shampoo which is sulfate free to maintain the effects of the treatment, such as Nano Keratin and Inoar Brazilian Blow Dry products.