Keratin treatment is one of the most popular trends in the beauty world. People who have tried Keratin treatment can't stop talking about its benefits.
While blowing out will involve a lot of tugging and pulling on your hair, the smoothening result you get in the end is all worth it. There are, however, many varieties of Keratin hair treatment, including in-salon and at-home versions, which can make it challenging to navigate for someone going through the treatment for the first time. Hairstylist Abraham Sprinkle and Goldwell International Stylist Rebecca Hiele have explained the Keratin treatment and how one can savor the results for a long time after leaving the salon.
What is Keratin treatment?
According to Sprinkle, Overly Porous Hair makes you dealing with common hair problems like breakage, frizz and tangles. And that's where the keratin treatment does wonders for your hair, It helps in filling the porosity of your hair. As we know that our hair is made up of a tough protein called keratin, so the treatment is all about for retrieving the protein back to your hair, which is normal because of the exposure to chemical services and so ageing too.
Keratin treatment seals the added protein back into the hair with the help of controlled heat. This helps your hair feel smooth and frizz-free finish, adds Hiele.
What should you expect from Keratin treatment?
Earlier, Keratin hair treatment used to include harmful chemicals like formaldehyde to help smoothen out the frizzes. Now, there are many alternatives available such as Goldwell's Kerasilk Smoothing Treatment, that gets rid of the frizz without altering the hair texture.
"This is why many treatments were taken out of the marketplace," says Hiele, Smoothing treatment is something that you can try on hair, but your hair also needs to be healthy and natural. so, you should consider avoiding all the harsh chemicals that may give you serious damage.
What hair types should get the Keratin treatment?
The treatment that is more popular and reliable these days is keratin and you can apply to your hair without worrying too much. Nevertheless, if you are a blonde, consult with the best hair stylist about which type is best suited for you. Most of the treatment contains glycolic acid in it that changes the tone of hair color, so before considering the treatment make sure you have a thorough discussion as it is essential to clear all your doubts. according to sprinkle, if you are a blonde, make sure the salon provides the treatment for a lighter hair color.
Treatment can also be modified for different hair textures.
How long does a Keratin treatment last?
It totally depends on the formula that the salon provides, however usually this treatment lasts for 3 months. Goldwell has two options for a keratin treatment, one is Kerasilk defrizz service which gives you the 4-6 weeks of frizz-free hair, and the second is Kerasilk keratin Smoothing Service which has the longevity of 3-5 months, depends on how often you washed your hair.
What do you need to do after the treatment?
What you choose to do after the treatment depends on what kind of Keratin treatment you have gotten. Some formulas disallow you from washing or tying your hair 48 hours after the treatment.
Once you have been through the treatment, you will have to watch the ingredients of your shampoo and conditioner before using them. According to sprinkle, The Key for making the treatment long-lasting is using the Sulfate-Free Shampoo.
It is believed that the shampoo of the manufacturer will be helpful in prolonging due to the research they conduct so that the shampoo doesn't hinder the treatment. For the treatment with no downtime, you can go about your usual hair care procedures. Make sure to talk about the details of the treatment with your hairstylists before you go through the treatment.
Do at-home keratin products have the same impact?
No. A Keratin treatment shampoo can add some protein to the hair, but it will not be as long-lasting and beneficial as a salon treatment.