Keratin Smoothing Treatment
The elements – sun, pollution, chemicals, blow drying and more – can take a huge toll on hair, which then leads to weak, unhealthy and frizzy strands.
For years, men and women turned to flat irons and oil treatments to keep their hair straight. These straightening methods, however, were temporary and time-consuming. In the last 10-15 years, those who had had enough with curly and frizzy hair began to flock to salons.
Here, they were introduced to a promising and new solution called a “keratin treatment,”.
Main benefits of keratin treatments:
- Get rid of curls and frizz to a degree
- Make your hair smooth and straight
- Lock in moisture and doesn’t let more in
- Drastically reduce your time getting ready
- Add a shiny glow to your hair
- Strengthen your hair by filling in the damaged bits
A little bit about keratin
Keratin is a protein that occurs naturally, and is found in hair, skin and nails. Keratin gives hair its strength and protection. With this fibrous protein, hair is protected from environmental damage, such as the sun, pollution, hair drying and other daily activities.
If hair strands are porous and unhealthy, they are much more likely to be damaged. This is why keratin is so important – it fills in these holes! It replenishes the strength of the hair and locks the hair in, which prevents moisture from getting in and causing frizz.
What are keratin treatments?
Keratin treatments are an excellent way to straighten and smooth your hair for a long-term effect. Treatments can be done in the salon. There are several ingredients and steps for a keratin treatment, which may change slightly between brands. Ingredients usually include a clarifying shampoo, keratin treatment solution and sulfate-free shampoo.
Who should use keratin treatments ?
For those who want to have a keratin treatment to tame their unruly hair, it is recommended for people with curly, wavy or frizzy hair. However, keratin treatments are more than just straightening treatments. They can be used not only to straighten hair, but also to strengthen it and protect it from the environment.
All types of hair work with keratin treatments: Caucasian, Latina, African-American, Caribbean, Asian and any others. Thicker hair will require more product, but the treatment works, no matter the type of hair.