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Don't waste your time
on March 29, 2013
This is an absolute fail - I have used keratin treatments for about the last 6 years (had it done in salon and done at home by myself, I know what I am doing and have done the treatments enough to be very good at it). I have used a few different brands and they are not all the same, some work better than others (yes the formaldehyde is key if you are looking to straighten and not just de-frizz, but there are risks). I was in to my local professional beauty supply place and thought I would give this one a try as the rep insisted that it was good, I was skeptical and turns out I was right. Even the worst among the ones that I have used in the past did something (reducing frizz at least) - this did nothing for my hair. Did not reduce drying time, did not de-frizz/smooth, nothing, what a waste of a couple of hours. If I could give it 0 stars, I would.
Update: because of the frazzled mess this left my hair (the result did not improve with time), I ended up using the QOD Max which is a similar type product (hair can be washed immediately, no formaldehyde/low formaldehyde). What a difference between the two products. The QOD left my hair beautifully smooth (actually had people comment on how healthy my hair was - even people who I had not met before) and there were no fumes. I'd say the QOD works out the same price wise (maybe cheaper as the Rusk you have to buy individually and the QOD you can buy in bulk, but I paid wholesale for the Rusk and note that it is being sold to the end user at a much higher price). As far as the Rusk - I'll never use it again.