Girls with curly hair, we know you’re looking to tame those curls although we totally think bouncy curls are a matter of pride. If you think otherwise and wish to straighten your curls, we’re here to help. No, we’re not telling you that the solution lies in a flat iron—straightening that lasts only until the next wash. To achieve longlasting straightening, you need to choose between a Cysteine hair treatment or a Keratin treatment. Wondering what we’re talking about? Take your pick after reading about them…

What is the Cysteine straightening treatment?
 

What is the Cysteine straightening treatment?

The Cysteine treatment of straightening hair uses a non-essential amino acid that occurs in keratin to straighten as well as strengthen your hair. In this hair treatment, if you have tight curls, the ingredients relax your hair without using natural additives like formaldehyde.

What does it do?
 

What does it do?

A Cysteine hair straightening treatment is perfect for those who have extremely frizzy and unmanageable hair as it strengthens your hair roots. In this treatment, the straightening wears off very naturally without looking overtly obvious. However, it is a semi-permanent treatment that lasts only for three months.

What is the keratin straightening treatment?
 

What is the keratin straightening treatment?

In this treatment, your hair stylist will apply keratin by infusing it into your hair through creams and then going in with hot flat iron to absorb the keratin into your hair. It takes almost 90 minutes depending on the length of your hair.

What does it do?
 

What does it do?

This treatment is affordable compared to Cysteine and leaves your hair smooth and shiny. So if you want to go a notch higher than hair rebonding, this could be the next step. However, it can cause health issues as Keratin straightening includes the use of formaldehyde, which when inhaled can be rather harmful.