Nov 26 , 2022
What Is a Keratin Treatment?
Brazilian keratin treatments don't have the often-used, but damaging chemicals you'll find in typical natural hair relaxers, such as sodium hydroxide or calcium hydroxide. They also don't contain the chemicals you'll find in perm solutions, like ammonium thioglycolate. Instead, your hair is straightened through the use of "active" ingredient keratin, a protein that naturally occurs in human hair: "Keratin is a protein treatment, as keratin is a protein in the hair.
"It's a smoothing treatment that strengthens the hair. It doesn't straighten hair, but it smoothes it, reduces the curl, targets weak spots, helps repair damage, and reinforces the hair structure. While it doesn't block the humidity 100 percent, it does help and helps prevent hair from getting frizzy. It also leaves the hair soft and silky and gives it a beautiful shine." Keratin is less abrasive than the typical salon treatment. Actually, since natural hair can be quite dry, keratin can help hair health by providing it with a nice protein and shine boost.
What to Expect During a Keratin Treatment?
Unlike relaxers and perms, which permanently change the structure of hair cuticles and need to be grown out, keratin treatments gradually wash away. You'll notice your hair's natural curl return over time—anywhere from six weeks to a few months.
As with all hair products or treatments, not everyone will get the same results. While a great degree of the outcome depends on the competence of the stylist/salon, much also depends on your hair texture. Some people will get super sleek hair that has no wave to it until the treatment begins to wear off, while others will see a lessening of frizz with no real straightening unless they use a flat iron when styling. So if you're seeking bone-straight hair, you may be disappointed. On the other hand, if you're looking for an easier way to manage your hair without worrying about how straight it turns out, a keratin treatment may be right for you.
We also have options when it comes to the strength of the treatment. We be able to customize it to reach the desired results on your particular hair texture.
It's important to note that there are a number of different keratin treatments available and process and ingredents differs.