My Hair is a Melting Pot: Global Keratin Treatment

So, as you know, I’ve tried every single cultural hair phenomenon on earth. Right now, at this second, there’s various Japanese, Brazilian, and American relaxing/smoothing/straightening systems in my hair.

And I just can’t stop.

But, yesterday, I tried one I’m REALLY excited about.

Yesterday, I visited my good, long-time friend Leslie Correa at Capelli D’Oro 5th Ave Salon in New York City to try the Global Keratin treatment.

Now, as you know, I’ve tried 12,000 variants of this before, and while I love the BKT…I wasn’t expecting anything unique.

I was wrong!

In fact, they don’t even attempt to call it a “relaxer” or a “straightener” – it’s a tamer, which is exactly what I need. (Girlfriend NEEDS to be tamed), and it works better than a lot of the stuff out there incorporates a unique keratin formulation which protects the hair’s natural properties and prevents damage to the hair surface.

Please ignore my squinty eyes. I don't know what my problem is.

My friend Amber likes to say how sulfates are the high-fructose corn syrup of hair care – I think it’s so brilliant that I am going to steal it here. However, I will take it one step further and I will say that Global Keratin’s Juvexin formula is to BKTs, what sulfate-free shampoo is to guck-free shampooing.

Unlike over-processed hydrolyzed keratins found in a lot of other products, this uses organic, active, unprocessed keratin in its raw, natural state. Without all the processed down ingredients, it lasts for up to five months! Seriously, think about it: You know how steamed broccoli often loses a lot of the nutrients of fresh broccoli, and doesn’t taste really as great either? This is the same exact thing. My hair is crisp and fresh, and full of nutrients!

And part of the process is also an after-care, because like all other BKTs, you are not allowed to use sodium on your hair after you have the process done. This includes shampoos, conditioners, deep, leave-in conditioners, and leave-in spray (perfect for when I’m in Cancun!) – the after-care products  also contain Juvexin Hair Taming System., the active keratin that protects the hair, maintains the treatment, and protects color — but it also works amazing on people who have never had the treatment done! (It has no sodium chloride OR sulfates!)

I just had my hair done yesterday, so I am not allowed to wash it till tomorrow afternoon – that’s two days vs. the four you usually have to wait! – but I’ll keep you posted on how it looks, and how the treatment lasts!

I have five complete aftercare sets to give away – to have your chance to win, please choose any two entries on this blog to comment on, and then RT this entry! Deadline to enter is April 1. Good luck!


85 Responses to “My Hair is a Melting Pot: Global Keratin Treatment”

  1. March 10, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    I always enjoy reading about your hair adventures, Aly. Your hair looks beautiful in these photos – very healthy and shiny.

  2. 3 martan
    March 10, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    This is awesome, I would love to try!!!!

  3. 4 Amber G
    March 10, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    Your hair looks great – I would be thrilled to win this!

  4. 5 carol
    March 11, 2010 at 7:32 am

    Commented, and here’s my tweet. Wish I had your hair. http://twitter.com/cdziuba/status/10319883568

  5. 6 Darlene Alexander
    March 11, 2010 at 8:13 am

    What a great contest. Everyone wants beautiful hair.

  6. 7 marge mckoen
    March 11, 2010 at 9:24 am

    I am always looking for new great products

  7. 8 tracy davis
    March 11, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    Your hair looks great – I would be thrilled to win this

  8. 9 April
    March 11, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    Hi Aly……I’m so excited about this. Like you, I’ve done it all in my life…ironing, straightening, Japanese, Brazilian, and now BKT, which I’ve tried 4 different varieties. I’ve been to Leslie as well but he’s sooooooo expensive. I’m so thrilled about this. How has it been different than prior BKTs? How is the cost? I’m 53 and don’t want that stick straight, drowned rat look….what do you think?

  9. 10 Tarryn
    March 11, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    Wow wow wow! Im speech less!! (: 1 word…amazing!

  10. March 11, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    Hi April
    I’m so sorry that you felt I charge to much. Please mention this Blog and I’ll give anyone from this Blog who wants to try the Global keratin hair taming system a very special rate. 212-477-3000
    Leslie Correa

  11. 13 Sharon B
    March 11, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    Sounds like you and I have the same hair — and hair problems. I would love to try this.

  12. 14 Christine
    March 11, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    always looking for new products

  13. 15 Sharon Harmon
    March 12, 2010 at 8:54 am

    April commented: “I’ve done it all in my life…ironing, straightening, Japanese, Brazilian, and now BKT, which I’ve tried 4 different varieties.”

  14. 16 Christine
    March 12, 2010 at 9:39 am

    I commented on your Happy Spring and Martin Katz posts and I tweeted http://twitter.com/Tina12312/status/10374428392

    thank you!

  15. 17 Marsha Jones
    March 12, 2010 at 10:28 am

    This sounds wonderful, and your hair looks marvelous! I really like that it’s organic. Thanks for all the great info!

  16. 18 Elizabeth Ray
    March 12, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    Hair tamer, eh? I like that phrase. (Makes me think of some people I knew back in college…)

  17. 19 Lori Berman
    March 12, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    Great contest!!!

  18. March 12, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    Just had Global done with Les,would love to win the aftercare set woul be perfect timing.

  19. 21 Claudia
    March 12, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    Your hair looks amazing. We need update photos. How long does this treatment last?

  20. 22 Claudia
    March 12, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    tweeted here

  21. March 13, 2010 at 11:57 am

    This is what I need. I have somewhat curly, right now frizzy hair, & need some help.

  22. 25 Merrie L.
    March 13, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    I’d love ANYTHING to help me with my mop! LOL

  23. 27 Monique Rizzo
    March 15, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    Great contest! I always need new product ideas. Thanks for the chance! mogrill@comcast.net

  24. 29 iPhantom
    March 15, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    That’s a badass hair. Looks awesome on you too.

  25. March 15, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    with all the treatments out there, i’m worried about more of my hair falling out. Did you feel that at all with this?

  26. 32 Amity JohnsonVetere
    March 16, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    I would love to win this-having dry brittle and thin hair!

  27. 34 john rasmussen
    March 17, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    my girlfriend enjoys trying new hair products

  28. 36 Annie H
    March 18, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    Holy cow this sounds amazing!

  29. 41 Tasha Napier
    March 22, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    This is really cool,Would love to try this myself.

  30. 46 Huguette E.
    March 26, 2010 at 11:51 am

    Comment on the ‘Greetings from Cancun!’ and the ‘My New Crush: Mr. Clean’ posts.

    Tweet: http://twitter.com/henglish/status/11098983799

  31. 50 Sarah
    March 28, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    I would love to try these products.

  32. 52 Benita G.
    March 29, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    This is an awesome giveaway. I truly need a new shampoo, and have been uncertain what to try next. I commented on Greetings from Cancun and Caffeinate your Skin. My fingers are crossed. I do hope luck’s with me.


  33. 53 Susan Margaret
    March 29, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    You sound like an amazing person – you got your name in the Washington Post AND you are a judge at the culinary institute? That is pretty amazing!

    Here is my tweet: http://twitter.com/littlecomper/status/11281000179

    charmtime at gmail dot com

  34. 54 Trisha Dowling
    March 29, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    i commented on your avon post.
    omg, this looks amazing!! i bleach my hair and flat iron it, so this looks like a dream for my hair!!!

  35. March 30, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    Good article. thank you

    If you want read more about 2012 year and about end of the world predicted at this year, you can do this here


  36. 57 Kimberly
    March 31, 2010 at 10:11 am

    I commented on your I Shall Live In Infamy and Escaping From Life of Travel Journalism and tweeted http://twitter.com/Aerated/status/11370992770. I’ve always wanted to try these treatments, but thought they would be too harsh for my hair type. Seeing another blonde make it works gives me some courage. 🙂

  37. March 31, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    This sounds like a great product to try. Please enter me.

  38. 60 amy d
    March 31, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    great hair.thanks for sharing.

  39. 61 Vicki Andrew
    March 31, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    amazing looking hair wish mine looked 1/2 as good

  40. 62 Erin Walsh
    March 31, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    Commented and tweeted. Thanks!

  41. 63 vivian
    March 31, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    nice to try ty.

  42. 64 Kayla
    April 1, 2010 at 12:45 am

    Sounds great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I hope to win!!!!!!!!!!!1

  43. 65 fatima knapp
    April 1, 2010 at 8:19 am

    I love contest like these.. thanks… Hair care is important…

  44. 66 S Carter
    April 1, 2010 at 8:24 am

    I would love to try this, my hair needs taming too! I commented on your tribute to Karissa and letting your Oscar hair down!!

  45. 67 DEBIJOT
    April 1, 2010 at 8:41 am

    My hair needs this. Thanks

  46. 68 Marilyn R.
    April 1, 2010 at 8:43 am

    your hair looks amazing and I want to try it so bad.

    April 1, 2010 at 11:25 am

    I love good shampoos.

  48. 71 lilshuga2001
    April 1, 2010 at 11:27 am

    Commented on a tribute and infamy! 🙂

    ~Would love to win~

  49. 72 Susan Smith
    April 1, 2010 at 11:32 am

    I’d love to try these products!

  50. 73 Em
    April 1, 2010 at 11:38 am

    commented on the tribute to Karissa and what’s your beauty secret

  51. 74 marc-andre taillefer
    April 1, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    would love to try this out

  52. 76 carol y l
    April 1, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    http://twitter.com/dresdenrain/status/11441014231 Tweet!
    I commented on two and would love to try this!

  53. April 1, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    Wow your hair looks great!

  54. 78 Angel Meza
    April 1, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    i would love to try it

  55. April 1, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    love your hair, it really shines in the photos!

  56. 80 dawn
    April 1, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    Everyone wants beautiful hair. Yours looks great.

  57. 81 Lily Kwan
    April 2, 2010 at 1:07 am

    I commented on your i heart manischewitz: the man-o-manischewitz cook-off post at https://alywalansky.wordpress.com/2010/03/28/im-a-judge-french-culinary-institute-student-finals/ and the i’m a judge: french culinary institute student finals post at https://alywalansky.wordpress.com/2010/04/01/i-heart-manischewitz-the-man-o-manischewitz-cook-off/. I retweeted about this contest at http://twitter.com/likwan/status/11467124875.

  58. April 8, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    Thanks for letting us know about this. I appreciate your effort a lot.

  59. May 6, 2010 at 11:15 am

    Wow…. You are Good looking.
    I want your hair design.


  60. 84 Mike
    October 24, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    Why i cant comment?

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