Unlocking The Keratin Treatment Magic: Your Comprehensive Guide

Written by Lopa KJan 25, 2024
Unlocking the Keratin Treatment Magic: Your Comprehensive Guide

Are you curious as to what a keratin treatment actually is and how to get in on this trend? It makes use of keratin treatment products and masks with actual keratin to smoothen your hair and strengthen it. While an in-salon treatment uses a formaldehyde-releasing solution and flat-irons your hair, you can also do keratin treatment at home. And we are here to spill all the secrets!


Keratin Treatment Basics

FAQs about Keratin Treatment

Has your hairstylist recommended a keratin solution while trimming your split ends? Or has your friend ever rocked super smooth and shiny hair while thanking keratin? Well, you can try it too as it is a completely safe hair treatment that not only betters the health of your hair but also controls frizz and makes your mane look flawless. It is considered a miraculous way to smoothen out your hair within a single trip to your local hair salon. But if you find it a little too out of your budget, don’t fret. We’ve got you. You can also do keratin treatment at home if you tend to have frizzy hair or if you find your hair to be dry.


Decoding Keratin Treatment

FAQs about Keratin Treatment

But what is keratin? Hair, nails and the outer layer of your skin are all made of keratin, a family of fibrous structural proteins. This keratin protein makes your hair strong and lustrous. However, curly and textured hair lacks enough keratin, which results in dryness and frizz in hair. That’s why keratin treatment for curly hair is so popular. There are also various types of keratin treatments, some of which are more effective than others, as well as treatments that work better for different hair types and hair thicknesses.


Keratin Treatment Process

FAQs about Keratin Treatment

So, what is keratin treatment? In a keratin treatment, a professional simply applies the protein solution to your hair strands to make them smooth and shiny. Injecting keratin into the porous areas of the hair follicle makes your hair instantly look healthier which is why it is all the rage now. But just keratin is not capable of taming frizz.

We have to rely on formaldehyde in the formula to achieve it. By locking keratin chains together, this chemical results in straight hair that is left without any knots. Your hair is then blow-dried and flat-ironed after the product has been applied to the strands, taking care to avoid the scalp. The whole thing can take between 2 to 4 hours depending on your hair type. And this smoothened-out result lasts for six months or longer depending on how you maintain your hair.


Keratin Treatment At Home

FAQs about Keratin Treatment

While you cannot fully replicate a professional keratin treatment since it involves so many volatile chemicals, you can still get a salon-like experience with the help of keratin treatment products. Deep condition your hair at least a week before you decide to do the treatment. But you can get a head start with the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Conditioner.

Since it has a combination of keratin and argan oil, it helps keep your hair soft and manageable before D-day. It can also calm your frizz for three whole days. Similarly, shampoo with a keratin-infused shampoo before you actually get started. But while washing your hair don’t use a hair conditioner this time. Your hair must be fresh and clean, with cuticles open and ready to absorb the keratin.

FAQs about Keratin Treatment

Now is when the fun starts. First, pick your keratin hair mask. We’d suggest going for the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Deep Smoothing Mask. This is literally what a professional will also be using if you go to a salon for a keratin treatment. Since it has argan and marula oils, combined with keratin it gives you the best of both worlds. From controlling frizz and flyaways and detangling hair to giving your hair a soft and shiny finish, you can get it all.

Take a generous amount of the mask and apply it to damp hair from mid-length to the end. Then spread it evenly with a comb or your fingers. Pay more attention to the dry and porous ends of your hair. Leave the mask on for 3 to 5 minutes. For better keratin absorption, you can also put a shower cap on your hair and warm it up with a blow dryer for a few seconds. Then thoroughly rinse off the mask with cold water to seal in the moisturising benefits of the mask.


Benefits and Effects of Keratin

FAQs about Keratin Treatment

The benefits of keratin for hair are many which is why it is such a popular chemical hair treatment.

Reduces frizz - You're here probably because you're tired of frizzy hair, right? Certainly, keratin will help to get rid of frizz. Keratin treatment benefits textured, thick and frizzy hair with ease. Smoothening out hair cuticles makes your hair look sleek and manageable after this multi-step procedure.

Natural-looking straight hair - Even if you are blessed with naturally curly or wavy hair, salon or DIY treatment at home can help you to achieve flawless-looking straight hair that is healthy and voluminous.

Gives hair shine - Do you feel down because your hair is dry and lifeless? This treatment can change your hair from dull to glamorous in just one day. It restores the hair protein that serves to not only make your hair look healthy but also give it shine.

Makes hair soft - It smoothens out your hair cuticles by reinforcing lost proteins, improving the feel and texture of your hair. Your mane feels softer and looks bouncier with the frizz gone and the hair cuticles smoothened.

Easily style your hair - Having manageable hair is a good hair day every day! You can easily style your hair because it stays smooth and soft. Now, having your hair behave won’t require hours of blow-drying or untold amounts of hair products.


Understanding Keratin Aftercare

FAQs about Keratin Treatment

Like any hair treatment, you need to maintain your locks for longer-lasting results. Along with the keratin conditioner for post-treatment care for keratin, we love using the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shampoo to maximise the most out of this hair-loving range. While deep cleansing your hair, this post keratin treatment shampoo also starts smoothening and moisturising dry hair. It also has a lower sulphate formula, making it suitable for brittle and damaged hair.

To maintain the shine from your keratin treatment, finish your haircare routine by applying a few drops of the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Serum to damp hair. With the help of keratin and argan oil, it also hydrates your hair and improves elasticity so no more hair breakage.


FAQs about Keratin Treatment

FAQs about Keratin Treatment

Q1. Is keratin treatment good for hair?

Yes! It softens and shines frizzy and dull hair by using keratin protein which is a natural ingredient that your body produces. Keratin can strengthen and recover even the most damaged hair.

Q2. Does keratin treatment damage hair?

Keratin actually helps strengthen your hair and stop hair fall and breakage. But if you have thin and brittle hair, you may want to reduce the frequency and the chemicals and heat in the long run can have side effects.

Q3. Can we do a DIY keratin treatment?

There are a few DIY packs that you can make since keratin is a natural ingredientthat your body can generate. Some home keratin packs you can try are flaxseed broth hair mask, rice water hair rinse, egg yolk-honey-almond oil hair pack, banana and avocado hair pack, and coconut milk and avocado hair mask.

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