When it comes to my (semi-destroyed) coif, I’m a chemical junkie. I’ve been lightly relaxing my hair for years at this point, and the damage (so it seemed) was largely irreparable. However, I finally bit the bullet and went to Warren Tricomi for the very involved and extremely successful keratin treatment. My hair is smoother, less broken, and requires tens of minutes less styling every day. Needless to say, I’m thrilled.
Now, I just have to retain it. As I learned from my helpful stylist, sulfates are the absolute enemy. Working around that is fine with me – there are enough inappropriate beauty ingredients out there that I don’t mind deliberately excising one of them from my beauty regimen. Ole Henriksen makes a great, gentle, and sulfate-free shampoo that won’t strip the keratin from your hair. To follow, I like Warren Tricomi’s own smoothing conditioner ($38), which is formulated to deal well with naturally thick and curly locks.