Mastering Salon-Quality Keratin Treatment Results At Home

Written by Lopa KJun 11, 2024
Mastering Salon-Quality Keratin Treatment Results at Home

Do you want your hair to look smoother, glossier and shinier, just like that of all the models in those beauty magazines? Well, such hair is no longer out of your reach thanks to keratin treatments. But are you super busy or don’t want to burn a hole in your wallet? And what to do with your hair after the keratin hair treatment? Well, from keratin treatment at home to aftercare, we’ve got you with this comprehensive guide. 

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Mastering Salon-Quality Keratin Treatment Results at Home  

What is keratin treatment? A keratin treatment is a chemical-infused treatment that helps you to get smoother, frizz-free hair. A conventional keratin treatment procedure involves applying keratin and formaldehyde onto dry hair, and then blow-drying it, followed by the use of a flat iron to straighten your hair. 

Keratin is the type of protein that makes up your hair, nails and your skin. It is a protective protein that is also less prone to scratching or tearing. Keratin treatment benefits your hair’s health, especially if brittle, by improving its elasticity, reversing any damage and giving it a more youthful bounce. The treatment also eliminates frizz for about a period of three months. 

Integrating Keratin Treatments into Your Hair Care Routine  

If you want to try out a low-key keratin treatment at home with salon-quality results, all you need are a couple of keratin treatment products and a blow dryer. Add a shampoo and a conditioner that has keratin to your hair care routine and use it for a week to prep your hair. Then use a keratin treatment cream or hair mask to get a naturally straight and frizz-free look. For the final step, apply a keratin serum which also doubles up as a heat protectant and blow dry your hair. 

Recommended Keratin Treatments: Superior Solutions for Silky, Smooth Hair  

If you are looking for good quality keratin treatment products to try at home, check out TRESemmé’s Keratin Smooth range which all the salons use for top-rated keratin treatments. 

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The TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shampoo is ideal for prepping for the keratin treatment at home as it gives a glossy finish while deep cleansing your hair. Because it contains keratin and argan oil, it keeps your hair straight and smooth. Plus, it is low in sulphates, which keeps your hair from drying (a consequence of any chemical treatment) while also improving the texture and overall health of your hair. 

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For a moisturising, keratin-infused conditioner that not only softens but also repairs dry hair, here is the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Conditioner. Like its shampoo counterpart, it uses argan oil and keratin to soften and smoothen your hair, which is why you can use it for your DIY treatment.  

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TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Deep Smoothing Mask is literally the keratin hair cream that professionals use in salons. Well, now use it in the comfort of your own home for your own keratin hair treatment. The same concept applies – the keratin and argan oil nourish your hair while calming frizz and flyaways. It also detangles your hair to give you instantly smooth and shiny locks in a couple of minutes. 

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As for the serum, the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Serum also combines argan oil and keratin to give a healthy and glossy finish. And of course, the keratin in it smoothens frayed cuticles, frizz and split ends. It is also super lightweight so you can use it on the daily when you are heading out as well. 

Enhancing Results: Tips for Maintaining Keratin-Treated Hair  

But how do we go about maintaining keratin-treated hair? Well, here are some easy hair care maintenance tips for you: 

Use the right haircare products – To prolong the results, continue to use the same keratin-infused products.  

Keep your hair dry - After getting a keratin treatment, to get all its benefits and let the keratin get absorbed in your hair, you need to do whatever it takes to avoid getting it wet for at least three days. 

Don’t tie your hair - It is best to leave the hair untied for three days to allow it to blend with the keratin. Those three days are crucial as the keratin is malleable and can leave dents in your hair if you clip or tie it. 

Don’t comb your hair - Are you seeing a pattern here, cause we definitely are. There are a lot of no touchy and this also means no combing your hair for the first three days. Use your fingers to smoothen any dents, creases, frizz or flyaways but that’s it. 

Don’t oil your hair - You need to stay away from hair oils for at least a month so as not to mess with the keratin’s effects on your hair. But to maintain the moisture in your hair, you can always stick to your keratin hair mask. 

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FAQs about Keratin Treatment

Q1. Does keratin treatment damage your hair?

A. Keratin treatment uses keratin which is found in your hair to smoothen out the hair shaft and make your mane appear silkier and softer. It uses relatively fewer chemicals than rebonding. If you follow a proper haircare routine, it doesn't damage your hair.

Q2. Can I tie my hair after keratin treatment?

A. No. As we’ve mentioned above, for at least three to four days, you shouldn't tie your hair with a hair tie or any tight clips and leave it open.

Q3. Does keratin treatment make your hair flat?

A. Keratin treatment makes your hair smoother and straighter and thus for the first few days your hair may appear flat but it will gain back volume and bounce after some time.

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