The use of keratin products has risen over the past few years as more and more people are introduced to keratin treatments’ advantages. A single keratin treatment can add strength and manageability to almost any head of hair, even those with curls.
The key benefits of a keratin treatment:
- Added shine
- Frizz elimination
- Repel humidity
- Improve overall manageability
- Speed up blow-dry, ironing & overall finishing time
To better understand the benefits of keratin treatments, make sure to read our guide below.
What are The Benefits of Keratin Treatments?
Keratin-Infused Products Protect Curly Hair & Curl Pattern
Those with curly hair can receive various benefits when they receive a keratin treatment and use keratin-based products. Curly hair can be difficult to manage and become brittle after attempts to straighten it.
A keratin treatment, though, helps to make curly hair manageable. Depending on your preference, you can simply try to loosen some of your curls or go for a blowout/hair straightening. Either option will make your hair easier to handle each morning.
Keratin treatments also last longer than other methods, such as the blowout. This adds value to the treatment, as you won’t need to return for a new treatment as quickly as you would otherwise.
As a keratin treatment requires heat as part of the process, you’ll find that afterward, you’ll need to apply less heat each day as part of your daily routine. This further helps protect your hair, as extended periods of direct heat can dry out hair and turn it brittle.
Keratin Treatments Reduce Frizz
No one likes frizz. It can make the most well-cared-for head of hair look messy and tangled. Unfortunately, frizz is somewhat familiar, especially during cold and windy, or hot and humid seasons.
Keratin treatments help eliminate frizz for long periods, often up to six months.
When receiving a treatment, you should ask your stylist about the products they’re using. Each one should be designed to promote healthy hair and prevent dryness or brittleness.
Of course, once your hair becomes frizz-free, the styling options truly open up. You’ll find your hair sleeker and easier to manage. If you’re struggling with frizzy hair, keratin-infused products can help reduce the stress you face every morning as you try to detangle your hair.
Keratin Treatments Strengthen Your Hair
We put our hair through a lot. Whether it’s blow-drying, sunshine, or just the typical climate of where we live, our hair is often on the receiving end of damaging elements. However, whether you have curly hair, straight hair, or natural hair, you’ll find that keratin treatments add strength to your locks.
Often the weakest part of our hair strands is their connection to the root. When this connection becomes damaged or weak, these strands of hair will begin to lose their structural integrity and fall out.
Keratin treatments and products help strengthen these bonds between your roots and your hair follicles with resilient proteins’ help. When this connection is strong, you’ll find that your hair will remain healthier for longer periods of time. Some people also discover that after a keratin treatment, their hair grows faster than it did previously.
Keratin Treatments Protect Your Hair
As these bonds between hair follicles and roots grow stronger, you’ll also find that your hair can withstand our environment’s damaging effects, with hearty durability.
After you receive your keratin treatment or start using keratin products, you’ll find that your hair can keep its shine even in harsh environments. Whether it's smog, wind, or dry heat, your hair will maintain its strength.
Keratin Treatments Winterizes Your Hair
The autumn and winter seasons add a variety of obstacles on the daily road to great hair, and it’s rarely addressed. Cold and windy conditions can wreak havoc on your hairstyle, but keratin products and treatments help to protect your hair from the moisture-sucking weather. Even if briefly exposed to light flurries of rain or snow, keratin-treated hair can generally remain frizz-free.
These seasons also bring different fashions to your wardrobe, and with that, unexpected hairstyle impedances. Hats, beanies, and even scarves often crimp and bend hair, ruining your hard-earned daily style once you get back indoors. Keratin treatments will help reduce this as long as you carefully follow any post-treatment care instructed by your treatment specialist.
Keratin Treatments Reduces Blow Drying Time
There’s a lot that can go wrong when it comes to blow-drying your hair. The intense heat can damage hair follicles and turn them dry and brittle. From a simple logistics standpoint, the amount of blow drying you do may cause you to wake up earlier and leave for work later.
As keratin strengthens and protects your hair, as well as keeps your hair soft, silky, and manageable, you’ll find that you’ll spend less time each morning blow-drying your hair after your treatment.
How Do Keratin Treatments Work?
During a keratin treatment, keratin is artificially added to the hair to make it look smooth, shiny, and frizz-free. These treatments fill in the porous spots in your hair, which materialized due to loss of keratin. Overly-porous hair causes frizz, tangles, and breakage.
A keratin treatment is rebuilding the hair by putting back the lost protein into your strands.
What Should You Know Before Getting a Keratin Treatment?
Before leaving for your keratin treatment appointment, you should take the proper steps to prepare and understand the process. For instance, some brands of keratin products may contain ingredients that may adversely affect your health. Make sure you thoroughly discuss which products will be used, and how they may affect you.
You should also check the reviews of the salon you’re visiting. If you know people who’ve visited it or have had their own keratin treatment done at that establishment, ask them for their opinion. A keratin treatment changes the texture of your hair, so it’s ideal to choose a salon that specializes in this type of treatment and has the requisite experience to handle a wide variety of hair types.
Where Can You Purchase Keratin Products?
Keratherapy offers a diverse line of keratin-infused products that are perfect for those who want to add keratin to their hair without undergoing full treatment. Our lineup of products includes shampoos, conditioners, hairsprays, creams, and styling foams.
To find out which product is best for you, take our online hair quiz. By answering a few questions, we can help get you on your way to stronger, healthier, more manageable hair.
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