K Fusion by L’Kerabelle Keratin Hair Treatment

K Fusion is a keratin smoothing hair treatment similar to a Brazilian blow dry but is much kinder for your hair. It is completely formaldehyde free even when heated and has been passed as safe to use during pregnancy. It was developed by Lorraine Rose, the technical director of D&L Hair, following years of research, K Fusion by L’Kerabelle was born. The treatment is protein based with hydrolysed, (meaning the molecules are small enough to penetrate the hair shaft) Keratin and Argan Oil to condition your hair. It also provides your hair with UV protection, is designed to repel moisture and seal the hair cuticle to prevent frizz.

I had the treatment done initially last March but it didn’t take to my hair, this could have been due to application error or aftercare, but I had it repeated last August at a different salon (My Hair Bar) and it definitely took this time. First a clarifying shampoo was used on my hair to remove any product build-up, after the 2nd wash it was left to sit on my hair for 20 minutes to open up the cuticle and then rinsed.

The treatment was applied to the damp hair section by section and left to sit for 20 minutes, the treatment was then combed through again and left for a further 20 minutes, afterwards the excess product was rinsed from my hair. My hair was blow dried and straightened to seal in the treatment. There was no harsh smell or smoke making my eyes water, as with previous keratin treatments I’ve had. On completion my hair was poker straight but couldn’t be washed for at least 48 hrs.

I was provided with shampoo and conditioner as my aftercare kit, I requested the ones for coarse hair as these are designed specifically for hair with coarse, dense, frizzy or dry texture. I was surprised to see the shampoo is not sulphate free, as with other keratin treatments I’ve had, I’ve always been advised to avoid this, but DNL hair state that it’s the Sodium Chloride (salt) in shampoos that actually strip out the keratin and reduce the life span of the treatment.

I found the shampoo a little drying, so I switched a sulphate free option, but finding a shampoo that’s moisturising, sulphate and sodium chloride free can be a little difficult. However, I was fortunate enough to have in my stash Keracare Hydrating Detangling Shampoo and Ojon Moisture-Rich Cleansing Conditioner.

After my first wash my curl pattern did not return to my natural hair when wet, some areas of my hair are bone straight and other areas wavy/frizzy. It didn’t take evenly all over my head, but this is most likely because we usually have more than one curl pattern, texture, porosity throughout our hair so some bits are poker straight, while others are wavy.

The shampoo felt a little stripping after the 2nd lather (probably as I’m not used to using sulphate based shampoos anymore) but the conditioner has a nice slip to it. Blow drying my hair was quick and easy, and this unified the texture and reduced the frizz in none bone straight sections. My hair felt soft after, but I do need to be mindful to ensure its hydrated and moisturised.

K Fusion hair treatment can be done at a variety of hair salons on all hair textures, prices start from about £200, but you can often find offers from as little as £69. My Hair Bar in Warren Street is a great hair salon with a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere, if you are considering this or any other treatment I would consider giving them a visit.

For more information, please visit the D&L Hair website.