The treatment was a three-step process: First, my stylist, Rae Cotto, washed my hair with a clarifying shampoo, before she blow dried my hair. (Note: Keratin is not for those who are heat-averse. I’m rather heat-friendly when it comes to my hair, and even I was astonished at the amount of heat in the treatment.) Next, she brushed the keratin treatment all over my head, letting it sit for about 30- 35 minutes. She rinsed out almost all of the treatment, about 90 percent, before going back and blow drying it again, flat ironing it straight as a line, and I was good to go. I wasn’t given any of the traditional rules you get with a normal keratin — don’t manipulate it for 48 hours because if you get it wet, you will go to jail like Brooke Wyndham in Legally Blonde — but rather, was advised that whenever I wash, to use sulfate-free products, and the longer I go before shampooing after initial application, the longer it’ll last. Win-win for the girl who isn’t great at washing her hair.