Keratin Hair Treatments: What to Expect

Keratin Hair Treatments: What to Expect

Brazilian Keratin StraighteningKeratin hair straightening treatments are popular at most of the hair salons. Keratin is a protein which is present in your hair naturally. Even a celebrity hair stylist applies a keratin hair-straightening product to straighten hair and then with the help of iron helps to seal it. The entire process takes 90 minutes to straighten hair depending on the type of hair. If you style your hair straight then a keratin hair-straightening treatment helps to shorten the blow-dry time by 40% to 60%. This treatment gives you complete freedom from hair frizziness and you could come out easily in light rain or moist environment with no worries.

Wait before you wash

Make sure not to wash your hair for at least three days just after the treatment as the solution takes time to show results. After getting a keratin hair treatment and use a sodium-sulfate free shampoo to get best effects of the treatment. The results last for two to 2 and half months.
Keratin treatments prevent hair breakage but the use of flat-iron might affect hair. The hair breakage is not related with the treatment and flat irons are used to seal and blow dry the hair afterwards. Keratin is more of restorative treatment and it helps to strengthen the hair shaft and makes hair more springy.

Formaldehyde Factor

You must have heard about formaldehyde in salon using keratin products. Formaldehyde has been linked to several health issues especially in people who regularly use it. The problems affect salon workers and not people who get Brazilian Keratin treatment. Most of the companies that put out keratin treatments use safe levels but the problem comes when hair salons mix their own to incorporate more formaldehyde.
After getting the Brazilian Keratin Straightening , make sure to switch your shampoo afterwards and it is not necessary to buy theirs. Many hair salons make their own smoothing treatments and recommend some take-home products that they claim to offer you best results. Buy them if you wish so and don’t feel pressured. Any shampoo free from sulfate will work and stay away from continuous use of a single hair styling product.


Avoid getting an in-salon hair-smoothing treatment more than three times a year. The increase in hair treatment makes hair more brittle and prone to breakage. A smoothing treatment acts as a ticket to a great short haircut. If you want to get short haircut then look for a salon that does incremental pricing for their smoothing treatments.

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