Softer, Smoother and Completely Organic: An Alternative to Keratin Treatments

April 5, 2011  |  

Zerran International’s ReaLisse™ Hair Smoothing Treatment is the first to pass dermatological testing without any adverse effects. The patented product is formulated without keratin or other animal products and contains no formaldehyde, aldehydes, thioglycolates, sodium hydroxide, guanidine hydroxide, methylene glycol, formol, formalin, ethers, or any other substance that produces formaldehyde gas upon heating with a flatiron. In fact, it is 100 percent vegan—meaning there are no health risks and virtually no chance of your hair falling out.

As a natural girl who loves her curls but would like to reduce frizz and ease manageability, I decided to try it out at Enyia Anise Beauty Bar in Atlanta, Georgia, one of the first salons in the country to offer the Zerran ReaLisse™ Hair Smoothing Treatment. I was educated on the product and provided with after-care reading material. They also carry everything you need to continue seeing the best results at home.

The stylist, who has significant experience applying keratin treatments onto ethnic hair, and I were both taken by the results. In comparison to keratin treatments, my hair was instantly softer, smoother and shinier. A week later, after the first wash, my hair was still just as soft, shiny and smooth as the day I left the salon. My curls were also slightly looser after air-drying. All of these results occurred without the help of any additional products.

Be prepared to spend; it is a little pricey at $200 with the much needed shampoo, leave-in conditioner and masque tacking on another $100. However, if you have it, it is well worth the cost. I don’t need Miss Jessie’s Curly Pudding anymore but it looks even better now when I decide to use it. The treatment does not negatively affect color-treated hair and it is perfectly safe to have your hair color-treated afterward.

Overall, I am very happy with my hair and plan to visit Enyia Anise Beauty Bar in 2-4 months to get the treatment again.

For more product information visit To make an appointment with Enyia, call (404) 733-1000.

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