What is Keratherapy Color Lock & Smooth Keratin Treatment?
A 2-in-1 Treatment with KERABOND™ Technology that locks in hair color and prevents fading, extending its life and vibrancy; it also acts as an express keratin smoothing treatment that keeps the curl and controls frizz. It coats the hair shaft and penetrates the cuticle, instantly revealing a healthy luster and high impact shine.
How long does it take to apply the Color Lock & Smooth Treatment?
It takes approximately 20 minutes longer than a regular blow dry.
How long does the Color Lock & Smooth Treatment last?
Up to 4 to 6 weeks.
What type of hair should Color Lock & Smooth Treatment be used on?
All people immediately after a color/highlight service, the client that wants smooth frizz free hair with minimal curl reduction, and also straight hair clients that just need smoothing.
Can the Color Lock & Smooth Treatment be performed on previously chemically treated hair (ex. Relaxer, Japanese straightening)?
Yes. Color Lock and Smooth Treatment can be applied to any type of hair. A stylist should analyze the hair and conduct a thorough consultation to determine the porosity of the hair and that it can withstand the high heat of the flat iron. If hair is damaged to the point it cannot take the heat of the iron it is not recommended to perform the service. Use Keratherapy Deep Conditioning Masque instead to help reconstruct, repair, hydrate and strengthen the hair in preparation to have one of the Extended or Express treatments.
Will the Color Lock & Smooth Treatment straighten the hair?
It will give you minimal curl reduction.
When performing a Color Lock & Smooth Treatment as an express treatment, which shampoo should be used before the Treatment?
Keratherapy Clean Start Pre-Treatment Shampoo
When performing a Color Lock & Smooth Treatment immediately after a color service, which shampoo should be used before the Treatment?
Keratherapy’s Keratin Infused Moisture, Volume or Color Protect shampoo instead of the Clean Start Pre-Treatment Shampoo.
Is there a wait time to wash the hair after a Color Lock & Smooth Treatment?
Yes, wait 24 hours before shampooing at home with Keratherapy Shampoo and Conditioner.
Which aftercare products should be used to maintain this service?
Any of the Keratherapy Keratin Infused aftercare products: Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner, Leave-In Conditioning Spray, Deep Conditioning Masque, Volume Shampoo & Conditioner, Root Boost & Volumizer, Color Protect Shampoo & Conditioner, Perfect Blowout, Perfect Hold Hairspray, Perfect Finish Hairspray, Rapid Rescue, Daily Smoothing Cream, Argan Oil, Dry Shampoo, Nourishing Styling Foam and Perfect Match.
What are the benefits of Color Lock & Smooth Treatment?
It can dramatically improve the look, longevity, and vibrancy of all hair-color. It is a simple, quick add-on service that can generate significant revenue with an existing client base and is a great introduction to the Smoothing category for clients who have yet to get involved.
Can I receive the Color Lock & Smooth Treatment if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?
It is not recommended to perform services of this type on clients that are pregnant or breastfeeding as no clinical testing has been done to determine any potential hazards. Consult a physician before receiving or applying these treatments.
What is the minimum age requirement to receive the Color Lock & Smooth Treatment?
We recommend performing the Color Lock & Smooth Treatment on ages 12 and older with parental consent.
Is Color Lock & Smooth Treatment OSHA compliant?
Yes. Although Keratherapy Color Lock & Smooth Treatment omits a small percentage of formaldehyde gas when heated, we are well below OSHA’s permitted guidelines.
Can I wear a ponytail or use hair clips immediately after the Color Lock & Smooth Treatment?
We recommend waiting at least 24 hours to shampoo and then you can wear a ponytail and us hair clips.
What should I do if my hair gets wet during the first 24 hours?
Blow-dry the section of hair immediately and use a flat iron lightly to re-straighten.
Can I go into a swimming pool or the ocean after the Color Lock & Smooth Treatment?
The hair must be kept dry during the entire 24-hour waiting period. Salt water and pool water will affect the longevity of the treatment. Apply Keratin Infused Leave-In Conditioner before swimming in the pool or ocean. Rinse hair immediately after swimming and apply more Leave-In conditioner if needed.
Should I cut my hair before the Color Lock & Smooth Treatment?
We recommend cutting the hair after the Color Lock & Smooth Treatment as the hair will be completely smooth and straight and any split ends can be trimmed more accurately.
Can I use any styling products before the 24-hour waiting period?
Do not apply any styling products to your hair for the first 24 hours but you can use these two products, a small amount of the Keratherapy Keratin Infused Argan Oil to tame flyways if needed or the Keratin Infused Dry Shampoo.