The Truth About Keratin Treatments
There are a lot of rumors out there on the truth behind, or lack thereof, keratin treatments. What’s the point of keratin treatments? Are these hair treatments safe? Would my hair type benefit from a keratin treatment? Fear not. We answer all these questions and more in the truth about keratin treatments.
First things first, let’s go over the basics. A keratin treatment is essentially a hair-smoothing process for those of us who are in pursuit of getting those silky, frizz-free strands. Our hair is made of keratin, which is responsible for keeping our hair moisturized and healthy. But when our hair faces the brunt of damaging effects, such as your beloved hair straightener, we lose our natural hair health, hydration, and shine. And before you know it, your hair becomes prone to tangles and breakage. This is where keratin treatments work their magic. These carefully formulated treatments add the keratin back into damaged hair replenishing your locks with the shine and hydration it needs. But before you jump on the keratin treatment bandwagon, there are a few things you should know.
Keratin treatments can be a healthy option for your hair
Keratin treatments can certainly be a healthy solution for all of you curly-headed gals out there. If you are a hair straightener addict, then a keratin treatment is definitely a safer option to maintain the integrity of your hair. But remember that a keratin treatment is also a chemical process and present its own risks. Make sure you cover all the bases about what ingredients are used in the treatment and the effects these chemicals can have on your hair with your hair stylist.
Keratin treatments require a certain degree of maintenance
If you decide to go through with a keratin treatment, make sure you are aware of the kind of upkeep you are agreeing to. A keratin treatment is a commitment to your hair. These treatments last for about 6 months before you will need to schedule another hair treatment. And it when it comes to products you use in your hair, make sure you read your hair product ingredients carefully and steer clear of anything that contains sulfates and sodium chloride (a.k.a. salt). For guaranteed protection for any blowout, try FS Smoothing Keratin Treatment, and use some FS Keratin Shampoo and Conditioner to get the moisturized shine.
Keratin treatments aren’t for everyone
Keratin treatments are suited best for all those ladies out there with tight curls or extremely damaged hair. Because of the chemicals involved, keratin treatments are not effective or recommended for those with straight, fine hair. Determine what your hair needs, and remember that the healthiest hair treatment is showering with trusted, sulfate-free shampoos and moisturizing conditioners, replenishing your hair with a hair masque once a week, and avoiding heat-heavy hairstyles. Lucky for you and your hair, natural hairstyles are having a moment.
So there you have it. For all of you who suffer from frizzy, damaged, or dry hair, a keratin treatment may be your ticket to the silky smooth locks you’ve always wanted.
To make sure you take care of your keratin treatment the best way you can check out our guide to keratin hair products.
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