Keratin Treatment 101
You must have heard of Keratin treatment for the hair. Intended to smooth unrefined and frizzy hair, this treatment is ideal for those whose mane defies styling and reacts to high temperature or dampness. It likewise benefits women with dry and hard to style hair. These types of mane will have luster and become smooth with keratin therapy.
Let us first discuss what keratin treatment can do to you.
Found in the hair, dead outer skin layer, nails and teeth, keratin is an albuminoid or scleroprotein substance. Animals have it, too, in their feathers, hair, claws, horn, nails, bills, hoofs, etc. When the keratin on our mane has been damaged, it will look frail and dehydrated. Submitting to keratin hair treatment will protect it and make the shafts of your mane smooth, as it coats your hair follicle. The second layer of your mane will be altered when keratin is applied. It modifies your tresses structure on the inside of the streak and fastens it into the outer side of your mane’s follicle.
Brazilian Keratin Treatment
This is the most famous type of keratin therapy. Keratin hair treatments are available online as well as in some salons. Ensure that you buy one that has 2% formaldehyde or better yet one that is formaldehyde-free.
Is it done at home or at a salon?
Keratin treatment can be done on your own in the confines of your home. This will save you on expenses. However, you need to ensure that you have read and understand the instructions on the manual included in the kit less you damage your hair and skin.
You need a flat iron so the treatment will blend with your hair. You are required to set the heat at 450 degrees so be cautious in using the iron. Be careful that it will not touch your face or scalp to avoid being burned. It may be difficult, however, to do it at the back. Therefore, I would recommend that you ask a friend to assist you. Again, may I remind you to choose someone who is experienced. If you are not a hundred percent sure of your friend’s capability to perform the task, then go to a salon. Be prepared to pay from $300 to $600 per treatment, which will go on for 3 months at the least.
You will have an easy to style and smooth hair if the keratin treatment is appropriately done.
Points to remember
Whether you choose to have the procedure done at your home or at a salon, ensure that the keratin product to be used contains no formaldehyde or less than 2% formaldehyde.
If you are to do the procedure, make certain that you get an excellent quality flat iron that is able to get very hot.
After the procedure, you should not wash your hair for 2 days or for 48 hours.
Do not worry if your hair looks oily for two days. It is natural but you will be happy with the results after that.
Before you buy anything online, make sure you read more about the effects of Keratin treatments, and Hair straightening techniques