Using Keratin For Straight Hair

Using Keratin For Straight Hair

Learn how to use keratin for straight hair

Keratin hair treatments are quickly becoming a popular method for straightening hair. This Brazilian based straightening technique uses keratin for straight hair styling and relaxing, and for those of you not familiar with the term keratin, it is a protein that is found in your hair. It is used to fill in gaps in the cuticle that are dry or damaged, and after mixing it with formaldehyde, it is applied to hair and sealed in with a flat iron. Keratin for straight hair is an extremely popular treatment that is performed in many salons and also offered in over the counter products. Results can last over two months and one sessions takes about an hour and a half, depending on how long your hair is. Read The Facts About Keratin Treatments for more information about this innovative hair treatment..

If you color your hair regularly, you can still color hair that has been treated with keratin. Some experts recommend that you get keratin for straight hair right after you color it so that it seals in the color for a longer lasting tint. You should avoid washing your hair for several days after you get the treatment in order to allow the solution to properly work on your hair. The great news about this treatment is that it saves you hours in styling time, as you will not need to blow dry or flat iron your hair as often. You can either ask for the full treatment at your hair salon or you can purchased products with keratin among the ingredients in order to get smoother hair. Check out 10 Worst Hair Straightening Products for a list of which products to avoid.

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alot of information was left out. Like the various types of keratin treatments. The average price. Some keratin treatments are formaldehyde free. Too much keratin can do terrible damage to your hair. Keratin makes it very difficult to achieve any curl style (natural or styled) until the treatment wears out. Sulfates and sodium chloride will destroy the treatment, so avoid them at all cost.

by KelseaT Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 10:44PM Report as inappropriate

Nice info

by EricaF123 Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 03:08PM Report as inappropriate

I've never really heard of keratin treatments for straight hair, but they work super well on curly hair! I used a cocoa keratin smoothing treatment, best stuff ever :)

by mtaylor722 Monday, October 8, 2012 at 02:36PM Report as inappropriate

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