What is Keratin Treatment and How Does it Work?

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What is Keratin Treatment and How Does it Work?

Everyone dreams of healthy, shiny, and manageable hair but it’s likely that daily activities can damage the natural keratin in hair. The air pollution, blow-drying, chemicals in hair products, etc. all have an effect on the keratin production in your hair. Over the last 10 years, people have been veering away from regular oil and conditioning treatments and moving on to keratin treatments. While oil and conditioning treatments still work to tame frizzy hair, keratin hair treatments last longer and are the next step to maintaining shiny, frizz-free, and manageable hair. 

What is Keratin?

First off, you’re probably wondering what exactly keratin is. Keratin is a natural protein that is found in your hair and nails. However, keratin is easily damaged by the chemicals we use in our hair as well as the pollution in the air. Keratin is essential for healthy hair so if you’ve been wondering how to get your hair healthier and luscious, a keratin treatment is definitely recommended.

What is a Keratin Treatment?

A keratin treatment is a chemical-based hair treatment to recover the elasticity and health of your hair. In other words, keratin treatments will add the keratin back into your hair that was lost through damage and pollution. Keratin treatments work to bring your hair back to life by getting rid of all the roughness and tangles. A keratin treatment also straightens your hair so you’ll be able to lay off of the hair straightener for a bit. Keratin treatment isn’t a permanent solution but can last up to 3-4 months. 

Keratin treatments aren’t just for straight hair. If you have curly hair you can certainly get a keratin treatment, although it will relax your curl a little bit. While it will relax your curl, it will also give you a more manageable texture and help with frizz. A keratin treatment can be left on for different lengths of time to achieve whatever type of result you’re looking for. 

How Does Keratin Treatment Work?

A keratin treatment is a process that binds keratin to your hair. A hair straightener is used to seal the keratin deep into your hair so that the keratin can be replenished. There are also other chemicals that work with the keratin so that it can seal easily into your hair. A keratin treatment takes about 90 minutes give or take depending on the length of your hair. Once the treatment is complete you should not wash your hair for 3-4 days so that it can settle and lock into your hair. 

Book with Show Salons

Interested in getting a keratin treatment? Show Salons in Londonderry, NH is a beautiful and reliable salon that specializes in keratin treatments! If it’s your first time getting a keratin treatment we’ll walk you through the process and make sure we tend the treatment to your hair type and exactly what you are looking for. Schedule an appointment with us now, fill out a contact form, or give us a call at 603-216-2598 if you have any questions for us!