Just like contouring, strobing, and ombre highlights, keratin treatments are yet another topic that stays trending in the beauty world. If blowing out your strands feels more like playing tug-of-war, you could benefit from its smoothing results, though the variety of in-salon and at-home versions can make the world of keratin slightly harder to navigate. That’s why our professionals at Beauty Locks Hair Salon agreed to give us a crash-course on everything you need to know before getting Keratin treatment. Most importantly, we will tell you how to keep your magic hair long after your salon appointment.
First things first, determine if your hair type is right for the service—curly and frizzy textures will see the most benefits, whereas fine, straight strands should avoid it altogether. That being said, what does a keratin treatment actually do? Keratin treatments fill in the porosity of your hair, to prevent frizz and breakage. Your hair is made up of keratin, so the treatment is putting the protein back into the hair, which is often lost due to age and chemical services.
Because it is essentially rebuilding the damaged areas, you can expect to see an increase in shine, less frizz, and an easier styling process overall. Make sure you have a consultation with your stylist at Beauty Locks Hair Salon beforehand to determine the best formula. Particularly if you are a blond, you need to pay careful attention to professional advise as every keratin treatment isn’t created equally. Some treatments with glycerol acid can shift the tonality of hair color, so a thorough consultation on these points is crucial.
Immediately following your treatment, make sure to invest in a dry shampoo—in order for the keratin to live up to its promises, you aren’t allowed to wash your hair, or tie it back in a ponytail holder for at least 12 hours. Ask your hair care professional at Beauty Locks Hair Salon about you shampoo chooses. You’ll also need to take a closer look at the ingredients in your current shampoo and conditioner lineup. Sulfate-free formulas are the key to longevity.
If you do your homework and use the right after-care products, your treatment should last at least two months, possibly more depending on your hair type, and how often you choose to lather up. It’s important that you research everything about the treatment you are considering, and understand both the maintenance and post-regimen routine. Like any relationship, it will require commitment and perhaps a slight amount following through on hair specialist’s advise from Beauty Locks Hair Salon.