A Keratin Treatment Alternative You Can Do At Home
My hair is naturally very curly (I’m talking ringlets over here) and I typically wear it straight. That constant battle with my natural hair texture has left my hair in a constant state of frizz that doesn’t look so cute. That’s why I’m always on the hunt for products that help fight frizz. I regularly use Living Proof’s line for frizzy hair and follow all these tips, but there’s always room for more.
Enter: The Lubricity System 2-Step Treatment Set ($135). It’s a two-step treatment system that’s meant to be a less damaging than keratin treatments. This one is specifically made to target frizz as well as strengthen and soften the hair. It uses silk amino acids, quinoa proteins, fruit acids, and aloe vera to help change the molecular structure of your hair’s protein core.
It’s pretty simple to use. First you start with clean, dry hair and you apply step one of the system, called “Penetrate.” I applied it section by section. I completely coated my hair and still had some left in the bottle. Because the instructions said to apply the entire bottle, I kept adding to my hair until I couldn’t any more.
I have pretty thick hair and typically require a lot of product – I usually double up on hair color boxes when I dye my hair at home – so if you’re the same, you’ll have plenty of product to work with. Then, you put a sexy shower cap over your head and let the treatment sit for 15 minutes.
My scalp is pretty sensitive, so I did experience some tingling during the treatment. It was nothing extreme and I was told by the brand that this is totally normal. Here’s what they say about it on their website: “Step 1 Penetrate has a similar pH to that of lemon juice. For a small number of people, Step 1 Penetrate may cause a slight sensation, especially for those with plant-based allergies or sensitive scalp. This sensation should stop after rinsing your hair after the application of the 2-Step Treatment and any redness should clear up after the application.”
Ater the 15 minutes was up, I applied step two, called “Encapsulate” all over my hair. Again, I had a lot left over, so I just kept adding until the bottle was empty. I waited another 15 minutes with the shower cap on and then rinsed my hair with cool water before blow drying it.
I’m pretty impressed by how easy this system was to use and, more importantly, by the results. My hair felt really smooth, shiny, and soft, and I noticed that it cut down my drying time by a good five to ten minutes. I’d say if you’re looking for a less intense alternative to keratin treatments, this is the system for you. Check out my video review of the treatment below!