Health & Beauty
The Facts About Keratin Hair Treatments
Read these expert opinions and reader reviews before deciding if a keratin hair treatment is right for you
Average cost: $350
Results last: 3 to 5 months
Post-care requirements: You must wait 72 hours before washing hair or securing hair in bands or clips. Sodium chloride and sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners are also recommended.
"I love the way it made my hair smooth/sleek without using a flat iron," says TotalBeauty.com reader Angie who has hair that's not "that frizzy or curly." She said the treatment didn't have a bad smell, but that "my eyes did burn a little while it was sitting on my hair before [the stylist] dried it." The main thing that did bother her, "I couldn't stand waiting 72 hours to wash my hair!!! ... [The treatment] was supposed to last three to six months. Mine lasted a little over a month that I could tell." She blames this on washing her hair a day early and that she "didn't use the right shampoo/conditioner afterwards." She also washes her hair daily, which many stylists say will cut the effects of the treatment short.
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