Sam Brocato’s Supersilk Treatment Has Changed My Life

Posted 7 months ago by

I have curly hair that’s extremely frizzy. In order to combat the frizz, I have to layer on the hair products as well as blow-dry and flat iron. The whole process takes me over an hour and that doesn’t include a shower, makeup application, and of course, getting dressed.

To shorten my morning routine, I started getting keratin treatments (also known as Brazilian Blowouts). They cut my morning routine in half! But at what cost?

The first time I received a Brazilian Blowout, my eyes and scalp burned so badly during the application that my makeup ran down my face. But after six months of smooth, straight hair, I forgot how awful the experience really was. Then I got another one.

The second time I received the Brazilian Blowout, it wasn’t as bad. Most likely because the company was forced to lower their formaldehyde levels. It wasn’t until later that night that I felt sick to the point it was difficult to breath. I actually went to the doctor due to my symptoms, and was told that due to the treatment I had formaldehyde poisoning! The treatment didn’t work either — I still had frizzy hair.

After that experience, I vowed to never again get another smoothing treatment. It’s not worth exposing yourself, your stylist and everyone you live with to that deadly chemical.

Then, at a recent event, I found the perfect replacement.

Supersilk

I was introduced to Sam Brocato’s new Supersilk Plus treatment, and found that it was 100%  formaldehyde free. I told them about my past keratin woes and they offered to have me test out his new treatment, free of cost.

I agreed, and yes, it changed my life — for the better!

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I sat down with Sam Brocato himself for the application process, which was very similar to my past keratin treatments: two shampoos, blow dry, product application, 45-minute processing time, blow dry and flat iron. About 3-hours in total.

The whole process went as easily as a standard highlight treatment; my eyes didn’t water, my scalp didn’t burn and I breathed easily.

Now the real test: would it work? Sam told me I could wash my hair right away if I wanted to, but out of habit, I decided to wait for three days.

Results

It’s been over a month and my hair is still smooth and straight! I no longer need to use my flat iron in the morning, and my blow dry can be rushed; I don’t need to separate my hair into sections and use a round brush.

Below is a photo of my hair immediately before the treatment. The texture is the result of flat ironing the day before and then sleeping on it.

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Below is my hair immediately after the treatment. Sam actually took the picture!

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Below is the true test. This is what my hair looks like immediately after blow drying my hair now. No round brush or flat iron was used!

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Below are some more important facts about the treatment!

  • -Safe for all hair types, color treated hair included
  • -Last for up to 8 – 12 weeks, depending on hair type
  • -Everyone receives home maintenance products with the treatment, which includes shampoo, leave-in conditioner and protein spray

This treatment costs $250+. To find a salon that offers this treatment near you, go here.

We definitely think this would be a great way to treat yourself for the New Year! Plus, it’ll save you time every morning — and time is money. If you want more info about my personal experience, feel free to comment below or email hey@brokeandchic.com.

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1 Girl, 2 Outfits: Eclectic & Stylish

Posted 2 years ago by

Yvette is a hair stylist living and working in the beautiful city of Manhattan. She loves experimenting with her style and finds herself changing it up everyday!

Q&A

B&C: What would you call your style?

Yvette: It’s different every day. If I like it, I’ll wear it. I love being creative with my style.

B&C: Do you think your style has evolved over time?

Yvette: Yes! I’m much more sophisticated than I have been in the past. But I’ve always stayed true to myself.

B&C: If you could only shop at one store for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Yvette: h&m, they have good quality at a fair price.

1 girl 3 outfits 1 Girl, 2 Outfits: Eclectic & Stylish

Left

  • Cardigan: $15 Target
  • Top: $10 Target
  • Belt: $7.80 Forever 21
  • Necklace: $8 Target
  • Skirt: $19.80 Forever 21
  • Tights: $7 Asos
  • Shoes: $70 Steve Madden

Right

  • Dress: $20 Target
  • Belt: $7.80 Forever 21
  • Tights: $7 Asos
  • Shoes: $70 Steve Madden

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Necessary Clothing Has Your Spring Wardrobe Covered

Posted 2 years ago by

The chic and budget friendly retailer Necessary Clothing has your spring wardrobe covered! With pretty pastel tops and bright tangerine and teal colored skirts — you’ll be the talk of the town!

This spring, it’s all about Caribbean style brights with an uptown meets downtown vibe. Get a head start on your new wardrobe by doing some online shopping at Necessary Clothing; spring is just around the corner!

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Necessary Clothing

Posted 3 years ago by

Necessary Clothing practically owns the Soho shopping district, there are at least four in a one mile radius. If you’re on Broadway between Canal and Houston you’re bound to find one.

Everything here is definitely on the cheap side, however, if you love testing the waters with new trends, then this is your place! It’s filled with everything hip, cool and trendy. Studded leather jackets, oxfords, pumps, lace-up boots, club dresses, formal dresses, indie chic dresses; you name it! I recently bought a faux brown leather jacket for only $19.99! My only complaint is the crazy long lines, weird dressing room rules and the not always friendly staff. But I guess those are the “joys” of shopping on the cheap in one of New York’s most expensive shopping districts. Don’t live in New York City? Just order on-line, you won’t regret it!

Address(s):

  • 676, 501, 404, 443, 442 Broadway, New York, NY 10013

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Broke Fashion Soho

Posted 3 years ago by

Soho1 Broke Fashion Soho

Soho2 Broke Fashion Soho

  • Shirt: Unknown
  • Shorts: $25 Cotton On (Australia)
  • Shoes: $40 Urban Outfitters

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98% Target!

  • Shirt: $12
  • Sweater: $15
  • Shorts: $19
  • Shoes: $9
  • Bag: $15 Old Navy
  • Sun Glasses: $5 Soho street stand

Soho7 Broke Fashion Soho

  • Shirt: 75 CENTS! Thrift
  • Skirt: $40 J.Crew
  • Shoes: $25 Payless
  • Bag: FREE (free with Teen Vogue renewal)

Soho8 Broke Fashion Soho

  • Shirt: $3.99 Thrift
  • Leggings: $ 35 American Apparel
  • Shoes: $40 Urban Outfitters
  • Bag: $16 Forever 21
  • Hat: $10 Soho street stand

Soho9 Broke Fashion Soho

  • Shirt: $2 Thrift
  • Leggings: Unknown
  • Shoes: $40 Urban Outfitters
  • Necklace: $2 Thrift
  • Bag: $13 Soho street stand

Soho was filled with so many “broke” fashionistas. All looking trendy, hip, and stylish in their thrifty outfits!

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