Keratin 101: The Straight Dope on Saying Farewell to Frizz


I've spent years searching for a miracle product or treatment—from chemical relaxers to Johnson's No More Tears (seriously)—that would magically transform my fine, curly hair into gorgeous, manageable locks. And then some of my friends started getting salon keratin treatments—and they loved them. Intrigued but still skeptical, I was finally swayed by the OMGs and rave responses on online forums, and decided to go for it. But before I booked my appointment, I decided to consult with a few experts. Here's what I found out...

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