Maintaining strong and healthy hair requires a lot of protein, which helps to fortify hair to help avoid breakage, heat damage, and frizz. The salon services that promise silky-smooth hair, such as keratin straightening, have, however, long been associated with serious health risks. All around the world, people have always admired and envied people with hair.
What Is a Keratin Treatment?
Keratin is a structural protein found in our hair, skin, and nails. It’s also commonly found in styling products to help strengthen hair —but the term keratin treatment is actually a misnomer.
“Keratin treatments are semi-permanent hair straightening treatments that smooth and add shine to frizzy hair”. A keratin treatment is a process that smooths and often straightens hair.
Keratin is a natural type of protein in your skin, hair, and nails. A keratin treatment adds additional keratin to your hair, which can help to reduce frizz, increase shine, and strengthen hair. If you have curly or wavy hair, keratin treatments can also make your hair straighter.
Benefits of a Keratin Treatment
The specific benefits you’ll get from a keratin treatment depend on your hair type and the products used.
Exposure to sun, hair dye, and other chemical treatments can strip your hair of naturally occurring keratin, leaving behind porous areas that are more vulnerable to breakage and other damage. Keratin treatments work to “refill” these areas that have lost keratin. The result is a smoother hair shaft, which translates to silky, shinier hair.
Depending on the products used, a keratin treatment can straighten curly or wavy hair. Smoother curls. That’s right — a keratin treatment doesn’t have to result in stick-straight hair. Certain formulations will simply reduce frizziness, providing softer, smoother curls or waves.
By replenishing lost keratin in your hair shaft, keratin treatments can make hair stronger and less prone to breakage. For some people, this might result in being able to grow hair longer, as the strands are less likely to break.
In addition to strengthening hair, replenishing keratin through a keratin treatment can make hair appear thicker.
If you decide to get a keratin treatment, be sure to tell our stylists about what you’re looking to get out of the treatment. They can adjust the products and process to help you achieve what you’re looking for.
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This effective treatment, which must be carried out in-salon by a qualified stylist, replaces the hair with high concentrations of keratin that permeate throughout the hair structure and are sealed within the cortex to repair the damage. “this seals out humidity, heals damage and breakage, and rebuilds strength to promote smoother, shinier and healthier-looking hair, boosting manageability and drastically cutting down styling time.”