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All things Keratin

Keratin is in everything; from shampoos and conditioners to your skin .. But what is it? What does it do?! How can YOU take advantage of this popular protein’s magic powers?!

Let us break it down for you shall we…

What is Keratin?

For starters, the dictionary definition of Keratin states that it is “a fibrous insoluble protein that is the main structural element in hair, nails, feathers, and hooves.” Say what? In simpler terms all this means is that Keratin is able to help dry, cracked or damaged hair by filling in the cracks of the hair cuticle. Because it plays a protective role on our hair cells, it has been found to be very useful in straightening frizzy or frayed hair. Many hair care treatments consist of Keratin, but we suggest looking for formaldehyde-free Keratin products as this route is known to be healthier and a less risky option!

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Frizz Fight Contest: The Winner Is …

Last week we asked you for your favorite frizz fighting techniques in exchange for the chance to win the ultimate smoothing tool: a Keratin Starter Kit.

You replied with suggestions that ranged from carefully prepared product recipes and specific drying techniques to a simple, “Don’t touch!”

Read some of the advice here {Frizz Fixes From You} and all comments here {Contest: Frizz Fight}.

And the very lucky winner of the Liquid Keratin 30 Day Straight Smooth Strong & Long Treatment Starter Kit is: Lauren!

Congratulations Lauren! Send me an email ( and I’ll send you six weeks of smoother, softer, frizz-free hair. Ooowee that’s a great prize. You know I’m a Team Keratin cheerleader.

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To the rest of the HairJunky community: Thanks so much for your comments. It is truly a pleasure to have you, hear from you and see you sharing tips, tricks and saves with each other. It gives meaning to HairJunky’s life. The future of which is bright … looking forward to sharing it with you.

Sentimental this afternoon!

I believe Jillian has a post for us, I may have another and then it’s off for a three day weekend. Great hair days to you all until we meet again.



Frizz Fixes from You

Yesterday’s Frizz fighting contest brought us some really great tricks from our readers. Here are a few that I found useful; all of which I will be trying in the near future!

Brynn Says: “I find it helps if you touch your hair very little. Its really hard, but the less you touch it while its drying, the less it will frizz.”

Niecy says: “I wash and condition it Matrix Sleek Look Smoothing System shampoo and conditioner, dab my hair with a towel to get rid of  some of the excess dripping water(but I don’t completely towel it dry) then I run Biosilk Silk Therapy (only a dime or quarter sized amount) through my hair more toward the tips. Then spray it well with Sedu Smoothing Heat Protecting Boost.

Blow dry and then straighten and TADA!!!”  

Gabrielle likes Fedric Fekkai Glossing Creme to tame flyaways and Erin says: “After my hair is dry, I pour a dime sized amount of olive oil in my palm and then rub it all over both palms and in between my  fingers. Then very gently I run my fingers over my hair, concentrating on the ends and the hair all the way up to my ears”

Any diffuser lovers out there? Still an all-time favorite frizz buster of mine!

– J 

Contest: Frizz Fight

Question: With so many frizz-fighting products out there, why are we still fighting frizz? Controlling it is simply easier said than done, I guess. It’s taken me years of experimenting and a bathroom counter covered in bottles of serum to find my own techniques.

My all-time favorite trick (it works with any anti-frizz serum): just like the skin, I find that it’s great to moisturize the hair when it’s still wet. So as soon as I get out of the shower with soaking wet hair, I apply about a quarter-sized amount of serum throughout my entire head, and then wrap it in a towel. I usually leave this in for about 30 minutes, then remove the towel and style. My hair always turns out super soft!

But, I’m still learning. (For example, MSN had some good suggestions today – including using a toothbrush to tame flyaways: .)

Apparently we can always use another technique to conquer frizz, so let’s help each other out.

Contest: Share your Frizz Fighting Techniques

What’s in it for you? Win your own ultimate frizz fighter: Liquid Keratin 30 Day Straight Smooth Strong & Long Treatment Starter Kit.

How to enter:  Comment on this post with your favorite or most unique trick for surviving those frizzy hair days.

Bonus Entries (+1 extra entry each):

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Contest ends next Friday, July 2nd. Open to U.S. residents only. Winner chosen at random. One entry per reader unless you’re employing the bonus options, in which case each option counts as an extra entry.