Two weeks ago I stayed at Melia Las Americas (review to come). There was two cloudy/ rainy days and as a single traveler I was getting a bit antsy.
I kept noticing the bartenders (ladies) had the most incredible smooth hair, despite the humidity. It put me to shame; there was a few years back in college when my nickname was Kramer. My hair is just huge frizz ball in it's natural form.
So i asked one of the bartender ladies what they use to keep the hair frizz-free, and it turns out to be a treatment called "Keratina" or Keratin. I never heard of it.
I asked for help to find someone who could do this straightening treatment for me.
One thing lead to another, and after a while I was in a taxi to a tiny little salon in Matanzas to get my hair done.
Now, I have been to Cuba many times, but this is the first time I ever really "mixed" with the regular Cubans. It was so cool to watch them get all done up and read Spanish magazines, and sip endless Cuban coffee, served in those cute tiny cups.
Anyway.... The hairdresser applied a solution to my hair and blow dried it. Then I had to wait 2 hours for it to set. Then they flat-ironed it and washed it again.
Ever since I got home, my hair is honest to god the softest and straightest it has ever been in my life!! I went to the gym today and it only took about 5 minutes to dry my hair, and it looks great.
I have no idea the address of the salon or even the phone number!! I also can't remember the name of the place, but it was something & Hanoi (which I'm sure because it sounded Japanese and I thought that was interesting). They did say they're on twitter as varadero keratin.
Anyway if your hair is frizzy check these people out in Varadero or Matanzas (I forget where they are exactly).