I’m allergic to formaldehyde. And it’s toxic. I realize this is a bad idea.
But my hair is sometimes unbearable without it so until it’s banned, expect me to keep getting it once or twice a year. To be frank, during the treatment the fumes make me feel weird, not in a good way. There’s a reason stylists sometime wear masks.
Because of my allergy, I have the stylist – in this case Violet at Shampoo Avenue B – avoid getting the keratin solution on my scalp which helps avoid the skin reaction I suffered the first time.
After the various steps – washing, applying the keratin, blow drying, flat ironing, washing again and blowing dry – were done, this is how my hair looked.
PS I’m so not into the color of my nail polish right now.