Less than 70 days of smoothness left!
Okay, this is the second time I’ve written about the @kebelosystem treatment, in great detail, but for some reason, last week when I originally wrote about it in all its glory, it didn’t save! So, if you think I’ve missed anything important out today, email me at email@example.com!
As someone with curly/wavy hair (mixed race if that helps) I have been lucky enough through my work to try a wide array of keratin treatments, everlasting blowdries, Brazilians etc. Some have left my hair feeling brittle, others have left it feeling lovely, smooth and soft. So when I first heard about the @Kebelosystem early this year I was keen to see how and why it was different, as it claimed to be.The treatment is not marketed as a keratin treatment - instead the brand’s campaign concentrates on its promise of 100 days of smooth, frizz-free hair and its innovative approach to getting it.
Simply put, where other smoothing treatments contain formaldehyde - the much debated ingredient that seems to have the industry in more of a panic than consumers themselves - @kebelosystem claims to be free of the ingredient, instead using a new technology based on amino acids and botanical proteins. What’s far more interesting than the science bit is the fact that, unlike other treatments, you can get your hair washed the same day. The usual process for any straightening treatment involves leaving the salon with your hair looking smooth but feeling like it has a slight coating all over. Also, you cannot get your hair wet - no washing it, no sweating it out at the gym (not all bad reasons obv) - or tie it back with bands or clips. With Kebelo you go through the process; apply treatment, blowdry in, iron around 10 times per section but instead of that being it, you then head back to the backwash and get all the residue washed out, and then have your hair blowdried again, and ironed if you like.
Another difference with Kebelo is that included in the price (minimum £199 wherever you go) is a lovely box of three products, prescribed for you by your stylist to suit your hairtype. They’ll pick out the right shampoo and conditioner plus a luxurious treatment to make sure the effects last for as long as possible before your next visit. Whether you use the products or not, make sure you at least use sulphate free products, otherwise you will literally be washing all that smoothness down the drain. My faves are #TIGI and the brilliant Awapuhi range from @PaulMitchellUK plus the DIVINE @PureologyUK range!
The result is extremely smooth hair, so smooth that my usually bush-like ‘do was waving all over the place in the breeze once I got outside. It felt great.
I got mine done at the amazing @FourLondon and I definitely believe it makes a difference where you get it done. Be wary of hair salons who promise super smooth hair in an hour - they’re more than likely just trying to squeeze in as many treatments as possible in one day; you need to put aside three hours to see real results, and your stylist should take their time. Ask for Carly at Four London!
Four London, 62 Conduit St, W1 0207 297 9600