So, you’ve just had a blowout or a keratin treatment done for spring, and you’re absolutely in love with your soft, shiny, and frizz-free hair – but do you know how to take care of hair after these treatments?
There’s no question that both blowouts and keratin treatments have some serious transformative power, especially when it comes to combating the humidity-induced frizz that so often arrives with spring. Each one serves its own purpose in the world of hair care, helping you achieve beautiful locks just in time for the season of sun.
Unfortunately, plenty of people end up canceling out the benefits of a keratin treatment or blowout by failing to follow the proper steps for aftercare. But if you’re well-prepared with a few helpful hair care tips, you can make sure that your wow-worthy results last as long as possible.
Caring for Your Hair After a Keratin Treatment
A professional keratin treatment is a worthwhile investment in your hair, especially when the seasons bring heat, humidity, and sun. You’ll walk out with softer, smoother, and shinier hair, just in time for all those springtime brunches, outdoor get-togethers, and more.
With the proper keratin treatment maintenance, your results can last up to six months - this means that you won’t need another treatment until winter! Here are our top tips for keratin treatment aftercare:
1. Dry Shampoo Can Be Your Best Friend. Your stylist will tell you exactly much time to wait before washing your hair depending on the treatment they choose. Luckily it’s probably two days at max. Some treatments even have zero wait time. Refraining from shampooing longer than that does not really add any value or benefit in most cases. A great dry shampoo will be a lifesaver no matter how long you may wait. Avoid sulfates and sodium chloride at all costs, and look for one that will support your hair health, like Keratherapy Keratin Infused Dry Shampoo.
2. Stick with a sulfate-free or sodium-chloride free shampoo and conditioner. Sulfates and sodium-chloride are never a good idea for your hair, but especially not after a keratin treatment. Instead, invest in a salon-quality shampoo and condition set that will provide gentle cleansing and moisture. All of Keratherapy’s shampoos and conditioners are sulfate-free and include varying combinations of fine ingredients to keep your hair looking gorgeous.
3. Have fun with styling. One of the best benefits of keratin treatments is that your hair will be easier than ever to style - so don’t be afraid to get creative! Make sure you protect both your hair and your style with salon-quality styling products, like the Keratherapy Keratin-Infused Perfect Hold Hairspray and Keratherapy Keratin-Infused Daily Smoothing Cream.
Keratin Treatment and Hair Coloring
One of the most common questions we hear is, “Can you get a keratin treatment if you have color-treated hair?” If you highlight or color your hair, you’ll be happy to hear that the answer is yes. Keratin treatments are completely safe for color-treated hair, and actually, the two treatments could be a match made in hair heaven. However, the ability to do a treatment immediately after a service is dependent on the formula used. Typically, a traditional treatment can be done immediately after but a formaldehyde free treatment cannot.
Here’s why: the hair color process opens up the cuticle of the hair, allowing your new color to “sink” into the strands. In contrast, a keratin treatment smooths and seals off the hair shaft. This means that if you get your treatment right after semi-permanent or permanent color, or highlights, you can actually extend the life of your color.
Post-Blowout Hair Care Tips
For a quick hair makeover that requires virtually no commitment, almost nothing can compare to a fresh blowout. Making a few changes to your usual hair care routine can be the secret to make your blowout last as long as possible so that you can enjoy the volume, shine, and softness for a few extra days.
Freshen up with a salon-quality dry shampoo.
You already know that dry shampoo is the key to getting second (or third, fourth, and even fifth) day hair back on track. With the right dry shampoo, you can banish greasy roots, fluff up the volume, and leave your strands smelling fantastically fresh.
But not all dry shampoos are created equally, and many will only weigh your hair down and end up ruining your blowout. Look for a high-quality formulation that’s free from sulfates, preferably without talcum powder (starch is far more effective). For example, our Keratherapy Keratin Infused Dry Shampoo is talc-free, and even features keratin and panthenol to boost your hair’s strength, moisture, and shine.
Shower with a terry cloth-lined cap.
Humidity is the worst enemy of your blowout, whether you have fine or full hair. Moisture equals zero volume and unwanted frizz, so it makes sense that keeping moisture at bay is a smart way to preserve a beautiful blowout. Wear a snug-fitting shower cap (lined with terry cloth for best results) to keep your lovely locks dry while you shower.
Smooth frizzy ends with a premium hair oil.
After a day or two, you might start to notice your blowout showing signs of “wear” - especially in your ends. If you have stubborn split ends that tend to show up no matter what you do, try applying a drop or two of hair oil (to ends only) to settle them down. Keratherapy’s Keratin-Infused Argan Oil is the perfect product to tame unwanted frizz without weighing down your blowout, so you can keep it looking salon-fresh for longer.
Upgrade Your Spring Hair Care Routine with Keratherapy
Do you want to have stunningly soft, shiny hair for spring? Whether you’re considering a blowout, a keratin treatment, or just want to change up your usual routine, Keratherapy has the products you need to make the most of spring.
We’ve created a wide variety of keratin-infused hair products, with options to suit every hair type and concern - so whatever’s keeping you from a great hair day, Keratherapy products can help. Formulated by a team of experts and favored by stylists around the world, Keratherapy hair care products are a must for your spring styles.
Browse our selection of keratin products - and ask your stylist about Keratherapy’s signature keratin treatments - to make this spring the season of your best hair yet.
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