Like your music collection or a public reading of your dream journal, your hair says a lot about you. Control the message with today's Groupon: for $99, you get a Keratin Complex or Pravana Perfections smooth-out hair-smoothing treatment at Hair by Laura Marie (a $250 value). Although this Groupon provides clients with up to 2.5 ounces of either solution, extra ounces can be applied for an additional cost of $20 per ounce.
Boasting over 15 years of haircare experience, Laura Marie tames unruly curls and rebellious frizz with Keratin and Pravana hair-smoothing treatments. After a brief consultation to examine each mane's texture, density, and invisibility powers, the trained hair whisperer will sheathe tendrils from root to tip with the smoothing solution of choice. The Pravana elixir coats strands in a formaldehyde-free mixture, blended with a conditioning nano-amino complex, vVitamin B5, and shea butter, whereas the Keratin treatment soothes flyaways and broken cuticles with a protein-packed mixture. After each approximately 90-minute treatment has processed, manes will be coerced into their newly straightened shape with a flat iron. Pravana’s all-natural aldehyde-free solution allows for immediate hair washing, whereas Keratin-covered heads may need to wait up to three days before introducing newly straightened locks to cap-less showering or waterfall diving. Both hair-smoothing treatments can leave tresses silky and frizz-free for 8–12 weeks, but Hair by Laura Marie does recommend the use of a sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner ($18–$32 additional cost) to maintain results.
Some hair-straightening products that claim to be formaldehyde-free include aldehyde compounds, which are similar to the carcinogen formaldehyde. Side effects may include nosebleeds, headaches, vomiting, and respiratory problems, among others. Learn more about the health risks here.