StyleBible Preview

What Is a Keratin Treatment and How Does It Straighten Your Hair?

Say goodbye to your frizzy locks.
What Is a Keratin Treatment and How Does It Straighten Your Hair?
IMAGE Shutterstock
ILLUSTRATOR Bacs Arcebal
Say goodbye to your frizzy locks.

If you have been experiencing unmanageable and frizzy hair, then a keratin treatment is one you should highly consider. This treatment is one of the most popular services in many salons' list because the results are immediate, and it can last for a couple months. If it’s your first time hearing about the buzz of this treatment, we asked  celebrity hairstylist and salon owner, Lourd Ramos, to guide us through the world of keratin treatments.

What is a keratin treatment?

A keratin treatment is often referred to as a brazilian blowout, and this is a chemical process that makes hair look straighter and healthy-looking. According to Lourd, it's essentially an anti-frizz treatment that straightens hair, making it look smooth and silky. Not only does it make your hair look smoother, but it allows your locks to look stronger and nourished despite any damage that comes with colored, bleached, and permed hair. 

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Although, there are also other certain instances when a hairdresser must turn down a client. “I normally check [the client’s] hair before we apply the treatment. We don’t perform it on clients with sensitive scalp. We [also] don’t serve pregnant ladies [unless] they have approval from their doctors since we use an organic brand of keratin,” he said.

Before your keratin session, there are a few things you need to keep in mind to retain its results. Lourd advised, “You should not bathe for 24 hours [and] you can’t tie your hair in a ponytail because your hair might get flat, resist the meds, and become wavy again.”

What are the steps of a keratin treatment at a salon?

When asked about the whole process of getting a keratin treatment, Lourd explained that a cleansing shampoo is used twice to fully clean and prep the hair. “[Next, we] start sectioning the hair to apply keratin treatment from mid-lengths to ends. [We] never apply on roots because keratin is intended for the hair not the scalp,” he noted.

CONTINUE READING BELOW
Recommended Videos

Once the areas are coated, the hair must be combed properly and pulled back to clip and wrap your locks with a shower cap or cling wrap for 25 minutes. But if your hair is very frizzy, it must stay on for 45 minutes. Lourd continued, “Once it’s ready, we start blow drying until hair is dry. A metal brush is also used to straighten and section the hair. Then, [we] iron until the hair looks glossy.”

keratin treatment philippines
PHOTO BY Pexels
ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Try: Keratin Treatment, P3500 (short), P4500 (medium), P5500 to 7500 (long), CREATIONS BY LOURD RAMOS SALON, Rockfort Building, Makati

How can you prolong the results of the keratin treatment at home? 

A keratin session at a salon must be performed once every quarter to achieve luscious locks all-year-round, but there are some keratin products that you can do at home to further prolong the medicine of your keratin treatment. These at-home keratin treatments are not as powerful as the ones done at the salon because they only coat the hair to get that silky straight effect, unlike in salons where they alter the structure of your tresses. Lourd suggests to apply hair treatments only once a week.

When looking for at-home keratin treatments, go for a formula that’s rich in moisture and shine if you have thick hair. If your hair is damaged, look for ingredients that provide are smoothening and softening. If you are thinking of getting a DIY keratin treatment, here’s a list that can help you choose which to pick.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

At-Home Keratin Treatment Products

1. Tresemmé Keratin Smooth Hair Treatment

After your daily shampoo and conditioner, Lourd’s top pick is this this Keratin Smooth Hair Treatment from Tresemmé. This treatment mask will seal each strand to fight humidity and frizz for up to 48 hours. You’ll surely have manageable even on days on humid days. “Apply the treatment and keep it on for 15 minutes. Rinse and style as usual”, notes Lourd. 

keratin treatment product philippines
PHOTO BY Brand
ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Keratin Smooth Hair Treatment, P260, TRESEMMÉ, Watsons

2. Cream Silk Triple Hair Keratin Rescue Treatment Crème

This is the brand’s most potent keratin product. It’s formulated with triple keratin which transforms damaged and dull hair into beautiful, nourished tresses that look healthy and shiny without the annoying frizz.

keratin treatment product philippines
PHOTO BY Brand
ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Triple Keratin Rescue Treatment Crème Ultimate Repair & Shine, P242, CREAM SILK, Shopee

3. Kerastase Discipline Maskeratine Mask

Not only will this hair mask tame unruly frizz, but its formula will "seal" the ends of your hair where damage is most noticeable. You can use it every day, as it will prep your strands and protect them from the heat of your hair tools.

keratin treatment product philippines
PHOTO BY Brand
ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Discipline Maskeratine Mask, P3200, KERASTASE, Lazada

4. Babe Formula Avo Babe Hair Day Hair Masque

Want to indulge your locks with moisture? This treatment is concocted with tri-keratin and avocado oil that is rich in vitamin E. Speaking of antioxidants, don’t worry much about staying long under the sun because avocado oil has natural UV protection that will ward off sun damage on your locks.

keratin treatment product philippines
PHOTO BY Brand
ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Avo Babe Hair Day Hair Masque, P349, BABE FORMULA, Shopee

Preview is now on Quento! Click here to download the app for iOS and Android and enjoy more articles and videos from Preview and your favorite websites!

Related Stories from Preview.ph

Hey, Preview readers! Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Tiktok, and Twitter to stay up to speed on all things trendy and creative. We’ll curate the most stylish feed for you!

COMMENTS