Brazilian straightening is a type of protein-based, thermal reconditioning technique used to transform frizzy and curly locks into straight hair. The Brazilian straightening method involves using a protein solution on hair and then application of intense heat with the help of a flat iron used to seal the keratin treatment into the hair fiber. But before getting any hair treatment at any hair salons, make sure to maintain your hair in best condition and visit your salon for a pre-straightening visit to determine whether thermal reconditioning through Brazilian Keratin straightening is the right choice for your hair type.
Application of Brazilian Keratin
Some of the important steps must be followed before applying the straightening products. First and foremost is to get it done at a well-ventilated facility. The application of keratin products produces toxic fumes and adequate arrangement must be made to disperse it. Make sure to wash your hair thoroughly to prevent any chemical reactions between hair and other straightening products. It’s important to dry the hair up to 80%. All professional hair stylist at hair straightening salons wear rubber gloves for the application.
The key to application is to separate the hair into four parts and apply keratin to the hair about ½ inch away from the scalp. Apply the product throughout your hair and ensure not to soak your hair with the product to prevent any hair damage. Allow the products to stay in your hair for 15 minutes and then dry hair with the help of a dryer. Next, divide your hair into 2-inch sections and use a flattening iron to further straighten your hair. After a gap of 60 minutes, wash your hair and use a neutralizing conditioner. Allow the conditioner to sit for 5 minutes to work on your hair and rinse thoroughly.
Treatment after Application
After completing the process of keratin treatment, wear your hair down to prevent premature curling. In case your hair becomes wet due to any reason, use a blow dryer or a flat iron immediately within the three-day waiting time. Even after waiting time, avoid using a sodium-chloride based shampoo.
What to Avoid
Avoid making a ponytail or experimenting new haircut and styles as it cause additional curls. Always avoid any form of braiding. Try to avoid excessive sweating as moisture makes your hair curl again. Finally, stay away from
Brazilian Keratin treatment in case you are pregnant or allergic to keratin products as it can cause redness and swelling on your scalp.