To make your hair curly we have all kinds of methods from hair rollers to electronic heat curlers, but how about making your hair straight? For people who are naturally born with explosive and unmanageable hair, keratin treatment is their favorite go-to treatment in salons. It can instantly transform your hair to smooth and frizz-free in just a couple of hours.
what is keratin?
Keratin is a type of protein that is naturally present in your hair, to treat it, natural keratin is mixed with some hair conditioners and formaldehyde. Upon proper application on the hair, it produces a conditioning effect, softening the hair strands and making damaged hair smooth and straight.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Unlike hair coloring treatments in which hair dye products are easily accessible and very often can be done through a hair wash, keratin treatments are much more complex. It is not recommended to do it yourself as it involves exposing the hair to high temperatures. A certified hair salon is essential for this procedure.
- Wash the hair and scalp thoroughly with shampoo.
- Blow-dry the hair until it is no longer damp.
- Apply the product evenly throughout the hair.
- Allowing the product to fully immerse for about 15-20 minutes.
- Blow-dry the hair once more.
- Using a flat iron device at 450 °C, secure the hair in between to seal the product.
- Wash out the product immediately or up to 72 hours after the treatment.
The whole treatment process lasts about 2-4 hours depending on the length and volume of the hair.
Since Keratin treatment is one of the most popular hair treatments in the past decade, it can be effortless in searching for an experienced professional who can administer the procedure with meticulous care. The careful monitoring of time and temperature can avoid unnecessary burns and damaged skin, scalp and hair.
Want to understand more about Keratin treatments? Book a free consultation to know more first hand from our dedicated hair stylists at Y12 Salon!