There are many different hair treatments offered in salons that promise to straighten your locks and increase the shine, but of all the treatments out there seems it is the keratin treatment that gets the best results.
Keratin treatment reviews tell the tale of people who are happy not just with how their hair looks but how affordable the treatment is.
So just what is a keratin treatment and why is it so effective?
What is keratin?
Keratin is a fibrous protein that is found naturally in your hair and nails. It is actually what makes up your hair and nails.
When used in a hair treatment, keratin smoothen your hair cells, resulting in smoother hair strands. Keratin is absorbed by the hair cuticle, resulting in shinier hair that looks fuller and is less prone to frizz. The overall effect of keratin treatments is a head of glossy, healthy strands that look are easy to style.
What are the different types of keratin treatments available at a salon?
Most salons offer what is generally known as Brazilian hair straightening treatments. Depending on the brand of treatment the salon uses, it is usually known as a Brazilian Blowout or a Brazilian Keratin Treatment.
A Brazilian hair straightening treatment smoothens the hair by sealing a liquid keratin solution onto the strands. This treatment can work on all sorts of hair be it curly or straight, colored or highlighted, relaxed or permed.
What happens during a keratin treatment?
After you have booked a hair treatment with your favorite salon, this is what you can expect.
First, your hair will be washed with a clarifying shampoo to get rid of any product residue. The keratine solution will then be added to the hair.
Depending on the treatment brand, the keratine will either be applied while your hair is damp or your stylist could wait till your hair dries.
The keratine solution will then be left in your hair for about 15-60 minutes. Again, this will depend on the brand of the treatment used. Afterwards, the solution will be rinsed off your hair and it will be lightly dried.
The finishing step comes when your stylist will smooth down small sections of your hair using a flat iron. The heat from the flat iron will close down your hair’s cuticles and lock in the keratin.
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What happens after the keratine treatment?
Depending on the brand of treatment, the effects of a Brazilian Keratin Treatment can last for three months or longer. It is recommended however, that you use sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners and avoid products with sodium chloride as these breakdown keratin and could result in the treatment wearing off sooner.