Is your hair frizzy and breakage-prone? If yes, then the term you’ve probably come across is a keratin smoothing treatment. And how can you not? Everybody has been raving about it for years now but have you ever wondered what is keratin exactly and what does it have to do with your quest for good hair?
What is keratin?
First and foremost, keratin is a protein that already exists naturally in your hair. It serves as a protective layer around the hair shaft and it is what keeps your hair elastic and youthful. However, due to over-styling, heat, chemicals, and other hair damaging processes, keratin can be depleted, leaving your hair lifeless.
So what is a keratin treatment?
Professional in-salon keratin treatment breaks the bonds in hair to soften curl patterns and smooth frizz for up to 6 months, depending on your hair type and condition. This is achieved by sealing the hair cuticle with a coating of protein that prevents frizz and fly-aways and also leaves your hair soft and shiny. The process can take between 1 and 3 hours depending on your hair type, length, and fullness.
Why have it?
Keratin smoothing treatment makes your hair smooth and more manageable, not to mention it adds incredible shine. If you have unruly hair, it can also help cut your styling time in half. It is also perfect after a colour service, as it will seal in your new colour and make it pop even more.
Rules for the first 72 hours
- Keep your hair straight
- Forget about hair accessories
- Don’t get your hair wet in the shower
Hair routine post keratin treatment?
Make sure you use a sulfate-free shampoo. After the treatment, our lovely staff can give you a few recommendations for your at-home haircare depending on your hair type.