HAIR: Keratin Hair Smoothing Treatment 101

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What is a Keratin Hair Treatment?
Keratin is a family of fibrous structural proteins. It is the key structure that makes up your hair and makes it strong. Heat styling, environmental elements and age are all factors in breaking down our natural keratin. A Keratin Hair Smoothing treatment infuses natural Keratin protein into your hair with heat to restore and rebuild each strand. The most noticeable benefits being smoother, frizz free hair. The treatment builds stronger hair strands to repair damage, smooth frizz, and create shinier, healthier hair.

Would it be good for my hair?
A keratin hair treatment is designed to make your hair routine easier. It cuts down frizz and curl and blow drying times. The keratin hair treatment is perfect for anyone looking to tame curl and frizz and lesson their styling routines. Some of the most rewarding benefits of the treatment have been on damaged and frizzy hair. A consultation is recommended to determine if the treatment is right for you.

Will it make my hair stick straight?
No, it is not like the Japanese straightening treatments. Keratin treatments smooth curly and wavy hair and cut down on frizz.

How long does it last?
Keratin smoothing treatments last between 3-5 months. How you care for you treatment effects how long it will last. It slowly breaks down leaving no dramatic line when it grows out.

What kind of maintenance does it require?
The keratin treatments I offer neutralizes in the hair for the next 2 days after treatment. In that time you do not want to wash or use hair bands or tuck hair behind your ears. I recommend saving sweaty workouts till after the 48 hours and using dry shampoo to refresh your style.

Is it damaging to my hair or health?
Your hair benefits greatly from the treatment and it is safer than previous chemical hair straightening services. Since coming on the market they have improved to be safe to use in the salon. Most brands contain 2-4% of formaldehyde to aid in the Keratin bond. Your stylist should provide the service in a large space with adequate air flow and venting.

Can I use my regular hair products after?
It is important that your shampoos and conditioners are sodium chloride free. Sodium breaks down the Keratin bond. Including salt styling sprays and chlorine pools. To prolong your keratin treatment avoid sodium chloride all together. Coppola, Kevin Murphy, Alterna, and L’Oreal professional all make sodium chloride free products.

How do I make my Keratin last longer?
Since the keratin treatment makes your hair smoother, less styling is needed. Avoid over washing or heat styling your hair. Use sulfate and sodium chloride free products. Try to wash every other day and air dry whenever possible. Use a moisturizing or repairing hair mask once a week to lock in moisture.

Will it help make my hair grow?
Absolutely! That is one of the best benefits I have seen. The keratin bond creates stronger hair aiding in it’s growth.

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