Keratin treatments are a great way to add new life to frizzy, unruly, difficult-to-style hair. If your hair hasn’t been cooperating while you’ve been styling, it may be time to get a keratin treatment – and restore your luscious locks. But how long does the treatment last? What can you expect? How does it work? Get all the answers below.
What Is A Keratin Treatment And How Does It Work?
A keratin treatment is a special chemical hair treatment which helps smooth and shine frizzy hair by delivering keratin (the protein that makes up our hair and fingernails) directly to your hair and follicles. The porous areas of your hair will be injected with keratin, and its health, shine and lusciousness will be boosted.
There are a lot of different treatment names (you may have heard of the “Brazilian Blowout”) but they all use the same basic principles. Your hair is shampooed, then dried, and the keratin treatment is applied to each section of the hair, left in place, and rinsed away. This is done section-by-section, so you may spend several hours at the salon.
How Long Does A Keratin Treatment Last?
Your keratin treatment will keep your hair smooth and beautiful for up to 6 months. After this, you may notice that your hair starts to become frizzy again – that’s a sign that you should come back in for a touch-up!
Can I Do Anything To Make My Keratin Treatment Last Longer?
There are a few things you can do to keep your hair looking great for a longer period of time after your treatment.
- Don’t skimp on shampoo. Avoid cheap shampoos with sulfates and sodium chloride, and other surfactants which may remove your keratin hair proteins. Invest in high-quality, nourishing shampoo & conditioner.
- Wash your hair less. You should really only shampoo about once or twice per week for most hair types. Excessive washing will remove keratin from your hair prematurely.
- Wait to color your hair for at least 2 weeks after treatment. Coloring prematurely could damage your hair and lead to poor overall results.
Get Keratin Treatment Now, And Restore Your Hair!
Keratin treatments from a salon like Frederick James Salon are a great way to revitalize and restore your hair. So start exploring this hair treatment now, and see if it’s right for you.