Life is rough, but your hair doesn’t have to be! If you’re looking to revive your dull ends and transform your frizz into soft, sleek tresses, a salon keratin treatment is for you. You might have read about keratin in your favorite health and beauty magazine or heard of this magic potion for straighter, shinier hair. But what exactly is a keratin treatment and what does it entail? Let your hair down and relax because Deseo Salon & BlowDry of Denver is here to help.
The Process of a Salon Keratin Treatment
Keratin is a naturally occurring protein found in hair, skin, and nails. When hair becomes overly dry and frizzy, the structural integrity of the hair follicles suffers from lack of hydration. This leads to breakage, split ends, and dull, unmanageable hair. With routine keratin treatments, salon experts can restore your hair’s natural shine and glow. Think of keratin as the next level of smoothness from a Brazilian blowout. Where a traditional Brazilian leaves the hair with a bit of wave and texture, keratin-treated hair is straighter without any loose ends or flyaways.
A salon treatment begins by deep conditioning the hair shaft with high concentrations of keratin that restore the structural integrity from the root down. The silky radiance is then locked into the hair’s cortex, where the keratin repairs and replenishes to give your locks a healthier, straighter look. Best of all, keratin treatments can actually reverse damage and boost your hair’s softness and texture!
Salons Choose the Best Keratin Treatment for Each Hair Type
Not all smoothing treatments are created equal! Different hair types and textures may respond best to different treatments. Selecting the right style makeover for your hair can be a challenge. A generic straightening treatment may leave frizz and waves behind. But a Brazilian blowout or keratin treatment gives the hair more of a clean, flat-ironed aesthetic. It’s also important to consider not just the keratin component, but the ingredients that make up the bulk of the treatment. A good stylist will use high-quality products free of sulfates, parabens, and formaldehyde (yuck!).
Keratherapy is the ideal straightening treatment. Nourishing and moisturizing, Keratherapy works with all hair types, even for color-treated hair. The innovative approach to straightening has made Keratherapy the number one pick for stylists and beauty gurus when it comes to creating lasting, healthy smoothness and shine. Unlike generic chemical smoothing treatments, Keratherapy uses a blend of proteins, amino acids, and nutrients to promote total wellness. Did we mention it’s also humidity resistant? Yes, please!
Maintenance and Upkeep
Immediately following a keratin treatment, it’s important to give your hair lots of love and space to adjust to its new look. Avoid:
- Washing your hair,
- Styling with flat irons or heat,
- Using bobby pins, clips, barrettes, or elastics for two days.
After the two-day mark is up, you can enjoy styling your luxurious mane as normal. However, you may wish to avoid heat treating hair initially. Instead, allow the natural texture to set for at least a week.
A high-quality keratin treatment lasts around 12 weeks, so mark your calendar before your poker straight tresses begin to waver.
In the meantime, be sure to protect your glamorous new look with a high quality line of shampoos, conditioners, and styling products. Kérastase offers a full line of radiance-boosting products. Maintain your hair’s new smoothness with Fondant Fluidealiste, a smoothing conditioner. Got extra dry hair? Try using a hydrating hair masque once a week.
Ready to give soft, silky hair a try for yourself? Book an appointment now with one of our knowledgeable, friendly stylists to receive the perfect salon keratin treatment.