Who isn’t interested in smooth, shiny, and manageable hair? Daily activities such as being out in the sun, washing your hair, styling it with hot tools, etc. can all damage the natural Keratin in your hair. Because of this, Keratin treatments are highly recommended! Keratin treatments are widely popular for de-frizzing, smoothing, and straightening out hair. The treatment bonds protein to the outer layer of the hair, helping to smooth, relax, and protect the hair.
What is Keratin?
Keratin protein exists naturally in the hair, as well as the nails, forming a protective layer around the hair shaft. This allows the hair to stay elastic and look youthful but over time from excessive heat styling, the protein gets depleted. Keratin treatments can be done on both straight and curly hair, however, if you have curly hair the keratin might relax your curl a little bit. While it may relax your curl, it will also give your hair a more manageable texture and help with all the frizz.
How Do Keratin Treatments Work?
Using keratin treatment products, such as Keraspa and Keratin Complex, the goal of a keratin treatment is to replenish the lost protein. Your stylist will apply the formula to your hair and let it sit for roughly 30 minutes before washing it out. Once the hair is blow-dried, your stylist will seal the formula into your hair using a very hot flat iron.
The smoothing process:
Step One: The pre-treatment step removes surface build-up and prepares the cuticle for the keratin formula to help the treatment further penetrate the hair.
Step Two: While applying, the keratin penetrates the hair cuticle, strengthening keratin bonds from within, repairing any damage, and smoothing the hair shaft.
Step Three: The keratin formula and additional conditioning agents nourish and strengthen the hair, restoring smoothness and shine.
Step Four: The treatment is sealed in with the assistance of heat products. First, the hair is blow-dried, and then the treatment is further sealed using a flat iron.
How Much Does A Keratin Treatment Cost and How Long Will It Last?
The price for keratin treatments varies between salons, but Bella Salon & Spa dedicated to providing the best keratin treatment for the best price. We also offer express keratin treatments for those looking for similar results at a more affordable price.
The treatment itself lasts roughly 2 months, but sometimes it’ll last a few weeks longer. It’s important to keep in mind that your hair won’t be pin straight from the treatment. You’ll still have to use a flat iron, but your styling time will be cut down by an average of 50%.
How Do I Maintain My Keratin Treatment?
We recommend not washing your hair for 3-4 days after the treatment to allow the formula to fully penetrate the hair shaft and cuticle. Once you begin washing your hair on a regular basis, you’ll see the best results from using a sulfate-free shampoo. We use All-Nutrient shampoo here in the salon, and highly recommend it! It’s free of sulfates, parabens, formaldehyde and is 100% organic.
To schedule your keratin treatment appointment with Bella Salon & Spa in Danvers, MA, call us today at (978) 777-3717.