A few months ago, I had the opportunity to try out the Global Keratin Best Keratin Treatment at my local salon, Charles Penzone. I’ve been going to Charles Penzone for as long as I can remember and my hairdresser, Raven, had posted on Facebook about the Global Keratin The Best Hair Smoothing System. I was really intrigued and in July, I went in and got it done. I’ve been holding out for a few months to write this so that I could give you an honest Global Keratin Treatment review and give you my overall thoughts…and what you ALL are thinking—is it worth the money?! Keep in mind, this hair treatment is around $300…but wait til you see the results!
Here’s my hair before……
I mean, it’s not horrible right. It’s definitely a little frizzy…and don’t even get me started on my uneven haircut (not done with Raven, but fixed by Raven). But overall, it’s definitely not at it’s worst. My hair gets insanely frizzy in the heat and humidity to the point where I can barely step outside before it de-straightens itself! So Global Keratin to the rescue!
The treatment starts with a serious scrubbing from your hair stylist (we’re talking washing, washing, and rewashing using their best hair products). Then she applies the cream evenly throughout your hair, strand by strand, making it silky smooth. Don’t you love getting pampered by a stylist?! 🙂
Global Keratin Treatment Review
So here’s the ONLY thing I didn’t like about the treatment–it takes a while to do. I was there for quite a while getting it all done…and then there is also waiting time. So budget about 3 hours for the whole treatment and bring a good book my friends! 🙂
Another thing to note–the cream itches a bit while you’re waiting. Raven gave me a plastic glove and I would gently itch my scalp while I was waiting. And note–this treatment is formaldehyde free! So no worries there!
After I waited about an hour (more or less), Raven came back over and washed all the treatment out of my hair. Again–washing really really well.
Next step…she meticulously dried my hair section by section, followed with the most insanely precise straightening session you’ve ever had. She has to run the flat iron over each section of hair (inch by inch!) like 5 times to get it perfectly straight. This seals the treatment in!
FINALLY–after all those hours of hard work from your amazing stylist, your hair will end up like this…………………
are you ready for it?
My hair was like glass. It was THE straightest, softest, and smoothest it has EVER BEEN IN MY ENTIRE LIFE. It was soft and shiny and worth every minute. Like seriously, silky smooth and frizz-free. I felt like a new person – no more breakage!
So long story short (in case you just skipped over all the step by steps and want to know the end result)….
Conclusion: This hair treatment is a GAME CHANGER for me.
There. I said it. I have now found the one hair treatment I will not be able to live without. Cost be darned. The GK Best Treatment has changed my outlook on hair care. Seriously, the best hair treatment out there.
I can go outside in the humidity now and I’m good!
No frizz, no crazy waves. It stays put!
When I wash and dry it…I can ALMOST go without straightening it. Before, after a shower, my hair would be a huge poof before I straightened it! Now, I get out of the shower, I dry it…and I run a straightener through it a few times and I’m good.
This saves me a TON of time straightening my hair and KEEPING it straight. I no longer need to put so much effort into syling it; forget about doing a blow dry or running a flat iron through it every day.
It’s been almost three months since I got it and it’s going strong! Still great results! Depending on how often you shampoo, I understand it to last 4-6 months.
Keeping up with the Treatment (GK Hair Products)
To keep up the treatment, they recommend that you use the Global Keratin Products, (GK HAIR), which contains the product, Juvexin, which keeps your hair so soft and straight. I shampoo every other night and use dry shampoo between shampoos, so the bottles last me quite a few weeks and aren’t horribly expensive. I also use the smoothing serum. If I’m going to invest this kind of money into a treatment that saves me a lot of time…I may as well go full throttle and do it right.
Therefore, I really recommend that after you do your global keratin hair treatment, you purchase GK Hair products (like the gkhair moisturizing ph+ shampoo) so you’re getting the benefits of Juvexin. Juvexin is an all natural keratin anti-aging protein blend that works to rejuvenate unhealthy hair. If you suffer from frizzy, curly hair that is prone to breakage (like me!), or any other damaged hair type, I recommend investing in GK Hair products after your global keratin hair treatment. They’re truly the best products out there. Plus, they have so many products to choose from – deep conditioner, ph+ shampoos, products that prevent hair loss, you name it.
Here are the products to use for maintenance or at home treatment:
So, what did you think of our global keratin treatment review?
At the end of the day. I cannot recommend this treatment enough. I will forever be a Global Keratin The Best Hair Smoothing System USER! And I cannot wait to go back to Charles Penzone to visit my favorite stylist, Raven, and get it done again! If you’re debating between the Global Keratin treatment or a Brazilian blowout – seriously, go with the global keratin treatment.
If you are located in Central Ohio….call Charles Penzone and set up an appointment for this treatment! We hope you enjoyed this Global Keratin Treatment review!
Thanks a lot for your review as I am planning to get this treatment..I have one more question does this treatment increased the hair growth or it made your hair healthy and strong or just improvised the look and texture??
I can’t really say either way. It definitely looks healthier, but I don’t know that it’s increased growth. For me, the appearance is better, the look and texture is great and a huge time saver. I spend FAR less time straightening and doing my hair daily. 🙂
Thank you for posting your review. I have used this product in the past and they change formulas. I read lots of bad reviews with the new product Gk Best.. I believe in reading the other reviews that the hair stylist were skimping on product and not leaving it on the proper amount of time. I believe that’s why you’re here came out successful! You’re one of the few successful stories I read. I’ve just ordered the new product and I’m hoping for the results that you received since they have changed formulas since I purchased it last. Thank you again for posting your review and your hair does look terrific!!
I was wondering if this treatment has formaldehyde or if it is a non-formaldehyde formula/treatment?
Your hair looks fantastic!
Hi Beth, it’s free of formaldehyde. I will say, that I hear they changed their formula recently and my most recent treatment left me feeling like I didn’t get as good of results as the first time…so I may need to update this post again to include more info on that.
She said in her article it doesn’t! Actually made a point of saying so!
Hi — I’m doing this next week. I think this is the one where you don’t wash your hair for 48 hours, right? I wonder if I will be sort “Marcia Brady” all weekend? I can handle that, as it is better than the frizz in Atlanta, but you know — won’t schedule any photo shoots or anything – ha!
I had my hair straightened in Sri Lanka in November 2017 and Kevin was brilliant. I could not believe my hair! Had it redone here in UK! What a disaster! So now I do it myself and will try your recommendation as the last chocolate straightener was rubbish. Thank you for your article. I shall let you know how I fare. I’m still not sure why salons charge £300+!!!!!!
I just tried the GK keratin treatment and LOVE it!!! My hair is silky smooth and super straight. Its only the 2nd day so haven’t washed it yet but it still feels lovely so I am not in a rush lol
If you don’t want to damage your hair and are looking for a healthier alternative for your hair for silky smooth hair not necessarily straight, The Best GK Keratin is the product for you.