If you’ve got frizzy, unruly hair and find yourself wishing for silky, luscious locks, you’ve probably tried every product under the sun to no avail. Many products on the market advertise frizz-free results; however, the results rarely last. Keratin treatments are safe, effective treatments that strengthen your hair and give you the straight, soft look you crave. As there are several types of keratin hair treatments, let’s take a look at the keratin treatments available.
Keratin sounds like a fancy procedure, but at its core, keratin is the main protein that makes up the building blocks of hair. When you get a keratin treatment, you are injecting your hair with additional keratin to help strengthen and smooth it out. There are many different types of products and treatment options, and your stylist can even create special blends specific to your hair.
When it comes to keratin hair treatments, there are two major avenues you can take. The longest-lasting products contain formaldehyde. However, formaldehyde is a carcinogen, and not everyone wants to be exposed to such an ingredient. New formaldehyde-free treatment options have begun popping up. While they don’t last quite as long as the traditional formaldehyde method, you can still expect anywhere from two to six months of longevity.
Regardless of which type of product works best for you, one thing to keep in mind is that DIY is not the way to go when it comes to keratin treatments. If you want a keratin treatment, it is best to use professional salon services as this is a chemical process and can leave hair prone to breakage.
As the treatment has grown in popularity, so has the number of treatment options. Keep in mind that your treatment will take roughly three hours at a salon. Below are just a few examples of formaldehyde-free keratin hair treatments:
When considering keratin, the most important result that clients look for is obtaining a frizz-free mane. This allows you to have smooth, manageable hair with significantly less time dedicated to styling with heated products like flat irons. Less time using heated products can add health to your hair as heated products can leave hair brittle with breakage and split ends.
Additionally, the protein your hair is injected with will give your hair new life and make it look more healthy. This is especially true for clients with aging hair. Infusing hair with keratin protein will help restore its youthful luster.
To maximize the longevity of your treatment, start by skipping the shampoo for three to four days. The same goes for strenuous exercise. The treatment takes little time to work, and the moisture from the shower or your sweat can interfere with the product.
Once it is safe to wash, invest in a good bottle of sodium-sulfate-free shampoo. This will help maintain the integrity of the treatment and ensure that it lasts longer. It is also advisable to wait at least two weeks before treating your hair with color. If properly maintained, your keratin treatment should last between two and six months.
If you are interested in keratin but are not sure where to start, contact us to learn about the types of keratin hair treatments we offer. At Johnny Rodriguez The Salon, we have a team of talented professional hair stylists who specialize in keratin treatments that will help you get that silky, straight look you desire. Make an appointment for a keratin treatment or your next haircut today!