What Is Keratin Hair Treatment?
Keratin treatment was specifically formulated to smooth coarse, curly and frizzy hair that is hard to straighten, and it’s a perfect solution for hair that tends to react to humidity or heat. This unique treatment is especially helpful if you have dry, brittle and unruly hair that resists holding a set.
Keratin-based coating will give your hair a silky-smooth and shiny finish and will make the hair surprisingly easy to style.
What will Keratin treatment do for my hair?
Keratin can be found in skin, hair, nails, teeth, wool and hooves. When it comes to hair, if you damage the outer layer of keratin, you hair look dry, brittle, and overall unhealthy. What Keratin treatment does – it smooths and protects hair shaft by coating the hair follicle. The second layer of your hair, called Cortex, is changing after the bonds of keratin are applied. Keratin changes the structure of your hair on the inside of the hair shaft, and on the outside of the hair follicle it bonds and locks into place.
What kind of keratin treatment should I use?
The popular original Brazilian keratin treatment that you can find online, in beauty supplies and salons have undergone a great deal of controversy. According to numerous researches Allure Magazine and The CBS Morning Show announced that The Brazilian Keratin Treatment (BKT) uses high levels of Formaldehyde, and exposure to this dangerous chemical may cause cancer.
Allure magazine tested samples of BKT and they found out that BKT contained 10 times more Formaldehyde that is allowed and considered safe. So the first thing you need to do is to make sure the Keratin treatment that you are planning to use is free of Formaldehyde or has a value of less than 2 percent.
Here are some effective and safe Keratin Treatments:
Should I get it done at home or at the salon?
Well, if you want to save some extra money you can do keratin treatment at home, but please note that you can accidently damage your hair and skin by doing it yourself.
You will need to use a hot flat iron (up to 450 degrees) in order for keratin treatment to bond with your hair. Be extra careful operating with a hot iron, accidental touch of your skin can give you a serious burn. It will probably get too difficult to reach the back of your head with a flat iron, and this can easily inflict injury. We advise that you either have an experienced friend helping you applying your treatment or get it done at the salon. Salon treatments usually cost between $300 to $600 per treatment, and the achieved results can be expected to last for at least 3 to 5 months.
What are the results?
Keratin treatment will make unruly hair silky-smooth and easy to style if done properly. Sami Halaseh, a hairstylist who performs keratin treatments, once told us how he got a word of thanks from the husband of his client. The husband told him that he no longer had to wait hours while his wife was trying to fix and style her hair. The client was ready in just 10 minutes simply by blow-drying her hair and she was out the door.
Keratin also adds brilliant shine to dull hair. You will see how much healthier and shinier your hair will look.
First thing you should do before performing any services at home or at the salon is to make sure that you are using a keratin product with NO Formaldehyde (or less than 2 percent of formaldehyde is contained). Let the safety be your major concern.
If you have decided to get it done by yourself, make sure you have a high quality flat iron that can get extremely hot (up to 450 F).
Please remember that some Keratin treatments require you not washing your hair for up to 48 hours after the treatment. This way your hair will look greasy for a couple of days, do not plan any important events for those 2 days.
What is Keratin Complex by Coppola?
This is a revitalizing and rejuvenating treatment for the hair especially formulated to eliminate up to 95% of frizz and curls. Its unique and advanced formula restores and restructures your hair from within by infusing a special cocktail of natural Keratin deep into the hair cuticle. The keratin is getting bonded into the cuticle by using a flat iron to relax the hair’s sub-cuticle layer and seal in the cuticle.
What is Keratin Express Treatment?
Keratin Express treatment is one of the newest, fast growing smoothing treatment services provided in Professional Salons. This service takes less time and it’s simpler than the majority of smoothing treatments. The results are long-lasting (4 to 6 weeks). This treatment is perfect for colored hair, it locks in the color, repairs damaged hair, prolongs vitality and heals hair, reduces frizz and detangles your hair all without formaldehyde.
This amazing treatment contains exclusive Cyprosil Complex, it reduces processing and finishing time by up to 75%! Cyprosil Complex produces immediate shine and conditioning effect.
Average processing time is 35 minutes on average length and density of hair.
Do you have dry, brittle, dull or damaged hair? Is your hair curly, wavy, frizzy, overly voluminous or simply unruly and unmanageable? Now you have a simple solution to all these problems – The Keratin Treatment.
Spending hours trying to fix your hair? Cut your styling time by one third with Keratin Treatment for curly, wavy, frizzy and unmanageable hair.
Strong protective qualities of Keratin will improve your hair’s quality.
Keratin penetrates the hair cortex deeply improving and repairing your hair from the inside for added strength and moisture, elasticity and shine.
Your hair will look amazingly smooth, soft, shiny, and remain strong straightened effect.
Keratin molecules form a protective coat over your hair saving hair from the damaging effects of the environment: UV rays, smog, smoke etc.
Also Keratin prevents any further damages to your hair.
How long does it take?
Time should be determined on an individual basis and depends on client’s hair length, type and texture from 1 to 3 hours. If you use the Keratin Express Treatment all you need is less than an hour.
What results should I expect after the treatment?
Your hair will become more manageable and will take less time to style, you will cut your styling time by 1/3.
Your hair will be noticeably softer and straighter.
Keratin treatment adds life and shine to your hair as well as a lengthened look.
Can I color my hair before the Keratin treatment?
Absolutely! If you need to color your hair, the perfect time to do it is right before the Keratin treatment. This will greatly extend the life of your color or highlights and seal the color in, leaving it vibrant and long-lasting. However, for some demi-glosses or toners you should get your color done 3-5 days after the treatment for best results.
Some of the Keratin Treatments require Deep Cleansing shampoo used right before the procedure, in this case color your hair two weeks after the Keratin Treatment.
Can the treatment be performed on chemically-treated hair, previously straightened or relaxed?
Yes! However, it’s recommended to wait at least 2 weeks between any chemical services and lower temperature of your flat iron based on your hair type as listed in instructions to Keratin Treatments.
Can I do the Keratin treatment over Japanese straightening?
Absolutely! You can have the Keratin treatment done over any kind of straightening.
Is this treatment a relaxer?
No, it’s not a relaxer. This is a Keratin-based treatment that naturally straightens your hair with no damaging effects.
Can you do the treatment on virgin hair?
Yes, but it will last a little bit shorter period of time (about 2 months).
How many days should I wait after the treatment before I can wash my hair?
Some treatments require you to wait up to three days (72 hours) before swimming or washing your hair. Read the instructions to your Keratin Treatment carefully.
Can I pull back or clip up my hair during the 72-hour waiting period?
No. Your hair shouldn’t have any impressions caused by using bands or clips.
My hair got wet during the 72-hour waiting period. What should I do now?
You need to blow dry your hair immediately and then flat iron it with low or medium heat.
Can I use hair styling products on my hair during the 72-hours waiting period?
If I get any ridges in my hair, what should I do?
Blow dry your hair straight or use a flat iron to straighten out the ridges.
Do I need to use any kind of special shampoo/conditioner?
Yes, you will need to use sodium and chloride free hair products in order to make your keratin treatment last. Try these products, they will protect and extend life of your treatment and color:
How soon can I repeat the treatment?
The Keratin treatment can be done as often as every four to six weeks.
Should the re-application of the treatment be applied to the entire head or just on the new growth?
It should be applied on the entire head. Do not worry about any damages to your hair – the build-up of keratin will only improve the hair.
How long will the Keratin treatment last?
The treatment will last for about three to five months, depending on lifestyle and maintenance, like frequency of washes and hair products used. To get the best out of Keratin treatment, please, provide the client with aftercare instructions and information about hair products that should be used.
Should I cut my hair before or after the Keratin treatment?
Stylists recommend cutting the hair after the Keratin treatment. This way your hair will have a much smoother texture and will lie differently.
Can the treatment be performed on pregnant or nursing women?
No. This is not recommended.
Can a infant be presented during the treatment?