Review: Mayraki Organic Hydrolyzed Keratin Instant Smoother System
Sunday is the day of rest, and I'm all about kicking back and taking it easy when I can, especially when I've had a big week. I mean, if the last 2 years have taught me anything by this point, it is that I cannot run on fumes for forever, and that you have to take better care of yourself. This is precisely why I try to set a bit of time aside for myself, so that I can have a moment to fill my cup, and this is where Mayraki comes in!
Mayraki Professional, a haircare company created by a group of hair professionals, herbalists and chemists, puts their focus on developing products to help combat hair and scalp issues, while trying to minimalise their impact on the environment. I also love that the name Mayraki comes from the Greek work Meraki, which means "to leave a piece of yourself in your work" - how beautiful is that?
I've been trying out their Organic Hydrolyzed Keratin Instant Smoother System, and for someone who already has straight hair, I found this to be actually a fantastic kit! So, my hair is naturally straight (genetics!), and I didn't think this would make much of a difference, but I was curious, so I thought I'd give it a shot. As it turns out, it's been really great for my hair! This kit comes in a box holding two products, their Pre-Treatment Shampoo, and the Keratin Treatment. This set is formaldehyde free, and uses organic, vegan ingredients. It claims to produce instant results after one use, giving silkiness, shine, smoothness and strength, which is true, and it's meant to last for up to three months, which has sadly not been the case for me.
It's a really simple system to use - all you have to do is:
- shampoo your hair twice using the pre-treatment shampoo
- towel dry your hair
- apply the keratin treatment from root to tip and massage thoroughly so that it gets absorbed
- leave the treatment on for 1 to 1.5 hours
- rinse thoroughly with lukewarm or cold water
- blowdry your hair up to 70-80%
- run a straightener through the hair if desired, no more than 10 times
I followed the instructions to a tee, and presto, my hair actually did look smoother, with less flyaways, after it dried. It's also safe to use with colored hair, and it stuck around for about a month. I also liked that it didn't make my hair any flatter, simply that I found my hair to look and feel smoother, but not that slippery, silicone sensation to it. I'd be keen to see how this would translate when someone with curly hair uses it! Read all about it over here. Is this something you'd use?
*These product were provided for editorial consideration