Southern Mom Loves: Looking for a Formaldehyde-free Brazilian Hair Treatment? Found.

Looking for a Formaldehyde-free Brazilian Hair Treatment? Found.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

I received Ultra Keratin Touch from NuNAAT in order to facilitate an honest review. All opinions are my own.


I love having long hair, but it requires some major attention to keep it looking healthy. From moisturizing shampoos and deep conditioners, to using oils in my ends and hair masks once a week. It can get tiresome. And living in the humid South, I can never seem to completely eradicate the frizz. I needed a wash-and-wear solution, but salon Brazilian hair treatments are pricey, and also dangerous because they contain Formaldehyde.

I was recently offered the chance to try nuNAAT's Ultra Keratin Touch, a Formaldehyde-free 30-day Brazilian hair smoothing treatment. It promised a reduction in frizz for up to 30 days, which is just what I needed, so I was excited to try it. I had great results with their Brazilian Keratin Collection (see that review here), so I had high hopes. Keep reading to find out how to use it and see my full results.

About Ultra Keratin Touch with Green Keratin:


The Ultra Keratin Touch is not a relaxer, but a Brazilian Smoothing System that will give your hair a lustrous glow and a silky feel. Perfect for those transitioning from either sleek or curly to gain the control you desire. During the 30-day Smoothing System, feel free to follow your regular washing and styling routine. Tame frizz and notice your hair become softer and more manageable for up to 30 days. Results will vary according to hair type and styling method used.  
No animal-based keratins here, our exclusive Green Keratin formula is formaldehyde and sodium chloride free; developed from pure vegan keratin (derived from soybean, corn and wheat), which is more resistant to rinsing and stays in the hair longer. This promotes maximum hydration to keep your hair resilient, resistant to damage and beautifully shiny. 
Each kit comes with Ultra Shampoo, Ultra Smoothing Gloss, Ultra Care Conditioner, Disposable gloves and step-by-step instructions. Ultra Keratin Touch was named the “Favorite Smoothing Product” by the Naturally Curly Editor’s Choice Awards and selected for the Latina Magazine’s Hot List of products. To learn everything about Ultra Keratin Touch, visit UltraKeratinTouch.com 

Benefits
  • Regenerate & strengthen hair fibers
  • Reduce frizz & blow drying time up to 2/3
  • Restores natural shine & softness
  • Makes hair resilient & healthy
  • Formaldehyde & sodium chloride free
  • Lasts up to 30 days
Check out this video to learn more.


THE PRODUCT


The packaging of the kit I received was different from their promotional materials, and I'm not sure which one is in stores, so I thought I would show you my box too. It comes with Ultra Care Shampoo, Ultra Care Conditioner, Ultra Smoothing Gloss, a pair of gloves, and full instructions.

The treatment takes a couple of hours to complete, so I was not looking forward to it, but it wasn't as difficult as I imagined; It just had more steps than I'm used to. So set aside a portion of your day to get it done.


There are a few things you'll need to do this treatment: a comb (I recommend wide-tooth), any kind of hair clips, a hair dryer, and a flat iron that goes up to 400°F (200°C.)


The instructions are thorough and warn about a few things. I didn't read these as thoroughly as I should have and had just dyed my roots a few days before. It did substantially lighten the portion of hair that I had just dyed, so be warned: If you need to dye your hair, do this treatment first, then wait a week before dying hair (provided you are not using bleaching agents.) If you're bleaching, lightening, or highlighting hair, then it's recommend to wait 20 days after this treatment to do so.


THE PROCESS

I set aside a morning to get this done and I'll show you how it went.


  1. Wash hair with the Ultra Care Shampoo and remove excess water with a towel.
  2. Untangle hair with a comb.
  3. Dry hair with a hair dryer.
  4. Divide hair into 4 parts.
  5. Apply Ultra Smoothing Gloss and comb through to spread it well. Let product act for 30 minutes; During this time, comb hair every 5 minutes. It will get stiff, but the combing will keep it pliable.
  6. Blow dry hair again.
  7. Pass a heating iron over the hair several times to enhance product action and seal the cuticles. (The temperature of the iron should be 400°F (200°C.) Wait 20 minutes after ironing.
  8. Wash hair with the Ultra Care Shampoo again, rinse well and apply the Ultra Care Conditioner. Finish styling as usual.

Important: Wait 48 hours to wash hair again. During that time, do not use any kind of hair accessory or place hair behind the ears.


MY RESULTS

Before, my hair was super-frizzy. I did this treatment and let it air-dry, but it was just as frizzy. I waited the 48 hours to wash it again, but this time I blew it dry while brushing; That's when the magic happened. I usually can't blow my hair dry without using an iron afterwards, but after this treatment, I didn't need a flat iron to get rid of the frizz.

This is the before/after showing a good side shot of the frizz-factor. I had blown my hair dry in both photos, the one on the right is after the Ultra Keratin Touch treatment.


These photos are before/afters too, but this before is after using my usual hair oils, and letting it dry naturally without brushing (Did I mention brushing my hair frizzes it out too?) The after on the right is just the Ultra Keratin Touch treatment and a blow-dry.


My hair is so swing-y and straight I don't even need a flat iron, and if I want my waves back I just let it dry naturally.

The only thing I didn't love was the smell of the gloss treatment. It had a kind of dark Ale smell that wasn't really unpleasant until blow-drying and flat-ironing it. I guess that's better than ammonia and chemicals, but just a head's up. By contrast, the shampoo and the conditioner smelled lovely.

You can usually find nuNAAT products at Walgreen's, Walmart, and beauty supply stores. Visit their website to learn more and input your zip code to find a store in your area that carries the Ultra Keratin Touch. You can also find NuNAAT on social media: FacebookTwitterPinterest, & YouTube.


Have you ever tried products from NuNAAT? What are your biggest hair concerns? 







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