Frizzy, unmanageable hair with kinky flyways all over the place! Is that your daily struggle? Well then, we are sure you must have given hair smoothening or hair straightening treatment a thought. These hair treatments tame the frizz in your mane, making it as sleek and shiny as a polished glass. But which one should you go for? Which is better for your hair and which one lasts longer?

Here’s everything you need to know about hair smoothening and hair straightening treatments.     

Hair smoothening
 

Hair smoothening

Hair smoothening is a temporary hair treatment that improves the structure of your hair and makes it smoother and manageable. Also known as keratin treatment or protein treatment, this one replenishes the hair protein known as keratin, to make your hair look naturally sleek. It thus involves relatively less chemicals than hair straightening treatments. It lasts for about three to twelve months depending on the health of your hair and how you take care of it after the treatment.

If you have straight, curly or wavy hair with annoying frizz and dryness, go for this treatment. It tames the frizz temporarily and makes it manageable, so you can flaunt a smoother, shinier mane.

Hair straightening
 

Hair straightening

This is a more permanent treatment that alters the structure of your hair by breaking the bonds in the hair shaft, giving you straighter, glass-like hair. Thus, it is also called rebonding. It uses chemicals and heat to restructure your hair from curly or wavy to poker straight hair. It is permanent so until new hair grow, your hair will be pin straight.

Girls with curly or wavy hair who rely on their hair straighteners for every night out, this treatment is the solution! It not only makes your hair straighter but also gives you frizz free, sleek mane. Plus, it lasts longer so you don’t have to worry about your hair getting back to wavy every now and then.

So whether you choose a treatment that gives naturally straight hair and is temporary or you pick the one that gives you poker straight that is permanent; just remember your hair needs a solid haircare routine after the procedure to make the straightening last. Pick whatever that suits you and book an appointment with the Lakmé salon to get envy worthy, sleek hair!