The secret to smooth, shiny hair is keratin treatment. This de-frizzing hair treatment has been around for a long time, but few people understand it. Would you love to know more about it? Here are a few things you should know as given by experts working in keratin treatment salons:
What does keratin hair treatment do?
The keratin treatment is a smoothing treatment that seals the hair cuticle with a protein coating that eliminates frizz and adds shine and softness to the hair. Depending on your hair type, length, and fullness, hair treatment can take anywhere between one and three hours.
Before Moses stylist can apply the hair treatment, he/she first shampoos the hair to strip it of any oils and product residues that might be present.
What should you expect in a keratin treatment?
The length of time it takes to do the treatment depends on the formula that the stylist is using, the texture of the hair, and the amount of hair that you have.
When you arrive at the hair salon, the stylist begins with washing the hair then applies the keratin treatment to the wet hair. The stylist then lets the formula saturate each hair strand for at least half an hour.
The stylist can also opt to blow-dry the hair first, then apply the treatment. The choice depends on the hairstylist and your hair needs.
Once the hair is dry, the stylist can go over the course strands with a flat iron on low to medium heat depending on the treatment needs.
Which hair type is best suited for a keratin treatment?
The treatment is safe for all hair types and colors. You should note that some treatments with glycolic acid shift the tonality of the hair color, so you should undertake a thorough consultation with an expert stylist who will recommend the best way out.
When it comes to hair texture, you can customize the texture depending on your hair and your needs. For example, you can opt for a completely straight finish or a smoother version of the original texture. It’s solely dependent on you.
Who is not an ideal candidate for the treatment?
The treatment isn’t ideal for people with fine, thin texture, straight hair, or overly processed hair. If you have angel fine hair, the high heat from the flat iron can damage and make it break.
The same thing applies to over-processed hair such as tone, bleach, or platinum blonde. Do you have curly hair? The keratin treatment isn’t right for you as the keratin will soften the hair curls and pull out your hair waves.
How should you take care of the hair after the treatment?
How you handle the hair after treatment depends on the treatment that you get. Some formulas will allow you to wash the hair and tie it up after 48 hours of visiting the salon while others will ask you to wait longer.
To protect your hair, keep an eye on the ingredients in the shampoo and conditioner. As a rule of thumb, go for sulfate-free formulas. You also should avoid overindulging in the same-day blowout.
If this is the first time you are getting the treatment, ask an expert hairstylist for advice on how to maintain the hair.
What is the difference between keratin treatment and Japanese straightening?
There is a huge difference. You can compare Japanese straightening to a relaxer. According to stylists working in Japanese hair straightening, Japanese straightening changes the texture of the hair for good until the hair is fully grown out. You can try it in Salon M.
A keratin treatment fades away with time, and the texture remains soft, but you will still have some natural texture.