What You Need to Know about Keratin

keratin treatmentDo you want long, shiny and straight hair like celebrities and models have? Thanks to keratin treatments at salons, a gorgeous mane is now within your reach. Now, just about anybody can have celebrity quality hair.

What is keratin?

Keratin is a kind of protein that your hair naturally has. Like other proteins that make our bodies stronger, keratin also strengthens the hair. Your hair becomes straight and shiny after the treatment because the keratin is locked into your hair strands. Even those with great hair can benefit from keratin treatments as they can restore your hair’s keratin content. The treatment further strengthens the hair shafts and makes them more resilient.

The treatment

It is best to go to a reputable salon whose experienced stylists can correctly apply the keratin product for the treatment. The stylists then smoothen out the hair strands with a flat iron. The iron’s heat seals in the keratin and this is what makes your hair straight. The treatment may take from two to six hours, depending on the quality of your hair and how long it is. You will see immediate results after treatment.

After treatment care

You will see immediate results after the treatment, but don’t think that the process is complete. The keratin still actively works on your hair days after the treatment. To maximise the keratin’s effect, the stylists will advise you on when you should wash your hair. There are also other tips to keep in mind to fully enjoy the after treatment benefits. They may also recommend special products, as well as regular maintenance, to keep your hair looking its best for longer.

Keratin concerns

Some people associate keratin treatments with hair breakage, but the heat of the flat iron used is more to blame. Experienced stylists can minimise hair breakage as they know how to correctly apply heat.

There are also those that may think twice before getting the treatment due to conflicting product reports. To know about the treatment and the products in detail, always talk with your stylist. You should also consult a dermatologist if you have existing skin conditions to find out if the treatment is right for you.

Remember to seek out advice from professional hair stylists to know what keratin hair treatments can do for you.

About the Author

As a New York-based psychologist. Thelma Scott has conducted several seminars tackling adult autism.