What is a Keratin Treatment?

What is a Keratin Treatment?

Keratin treatments are widely popular for de-frizzing, smoothing, and straightening out wavy and curly 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.

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 applied, the keratin penetrates the hairâ%u20AC%u2122s 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 strengthening the hair, restoring smoothness and shine.

Step Four: The treatment is sealed in with the assistance of heat products â%u20AC%u201C first the hair is blow dried and then the treatment is further sealed in using a flat iron.

How much do they cost and how long do they 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 itâ%u20AC%u2122ll last a few weeks longer. Itâ%u20AC%u2122s important to keep in mind that your hair wonâ%u20AC%u2122t be pin straight from the treatment. Youâ%u20AC%u2122ll 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 new hair style?

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, youâ%u20AC%u2122ll see the best results from using a sulfate-free shampoo. We use All Nutrient shampoo here in the salon, and highly recommend it! Itâ%u20AC%u2122s free of sulfates, parabens, formaldehydes and is 100% organic.

To schedule your keratin treatment appointment with Bella Salon & Spa, call us today at (978) 777-3717. 

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