What does the keratin treatment involve? Typically your hair is washed with a clarifying shampoo and blow dried before the treatment is applied section by section, and combed through the hair. Then, you may sit for a bit with the treatment on your hair before the stylist blow dries your hair a second time, and seals the treatment onto your strands using a flat iron. Next, one of two things will happen -- you'll either be done and walk out the door knowing you can't wash your hair, put it in a ponytail, get it wet or put it behind your ears for 72 hours, or the treatment is rinsed out, hair is blow dried and you leave knowing you don't have to wait any time to style or wash it. The entire process takes two to four hours depending on your hair type and length. (There isn't really a difference in results between these two styles, just that newer technology is allowing users to wash and style their hair sooner after treatment.)
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