Keratin is the natural protein that gives hair shine and shape. However, factors such as sun exposure, chemical products, and intense heat styling can strip it off your hair, leading to frizzy, unmanageable tresses.
The good news is that keratin treatments are more accessible than ever. There are salon services and even easy-to-use products to help hair become smoother and straighter. If you're new to the world of keratin treatments, here’s what to expect:
Salon treatments take time.
Hitting the salon means setting aside at least four hours of your time for the treatment alone. A salon keratin treatment is a long, arduous process of applying serum, blow-drying and flat-ironing your hair to lock in moisture. Plus, for the keratin treatment to deliver straight and silky results, most salons will ask you not to wash your hair for days.
Results vary depending on your hair type.
Most hair types can handle the treatment, but don’t expect all types to end up with super straight hair right away. If you have tight curls, expect a more soft, manageable, and less frizzy curl. If you have dyed hair, you get a glossier finish and more intense color. Just be sure to space your keratin treatment at least two weeks after your last dye job since too many treatments in a short period can be bad for the hair.
You can easily do a DIY keratin treatment at home.
There are a lot of keratin-infused products in the market, so you can instantly get a keratin treatment even if you have limited time and money. Cream Silk's Triple Keratin Rescue Ultimate Ultra Treatment Crème and Treatment Wrap lets you have a DIY pampering session in the comforts of your own home. Both products are enhanced with keratin relaxers to help tame rebellious frizz, keratin serum to repair the damage, and keratin essence to restore extreme dullness. You may choose to apply the crème after washing your hair with shampoo and conditioner. Leave it on for three minutes and let hair absorb keratin nutrients. If you have more time to spare, another way to treat your hair is through wearing the wrap for a 20-minute luxurious treatment.