Every women long for a silky, shiny, lustrous hair. Almost, each and every women in this universe look for a perfect solution for hair damage or curly, kinky hair. Subjecting a person’s hair to several chemical treatments will leave the hair over-processed, dry and damaged. Salons have so many products and solutions to counter hair damage. One of these solutions is called Keratin Treatment. It is also known as ‘Brazilian hair treatments’. Keratin hair treatments are now the popular choice among women who wants to have soft, smooth, silky and frizz-free hair. Most women swear by these kinds of treatments to give them the healthy and more beautiful looking hair they have always dreamed of. This is considered a revolutionary break through that uses keratin, a natural protein that scientists call a ‘biopolymer’ due to its exclusive structure that is generally present in nails and hair. This is also considered by many women as a ‘miracle straightening treatment’ as it can straighten wavy and frizzy hair without using the usual harsh chemicals that can damage the hair.
Keratin is an exceptionally strong protein which is a key constituent in skin, hair, nails, and teeth. Most of the keratin that people interact with is, in fact, dead. The hair, skin, and nails are all produced from dead cells which the body sheds are new cells push up from underneath. If the dead cells are kept in perfect condition, they will serve as an insulating layer to protect the delicate new keratin below them. Damage to the external layer of keratin can cause skin, hair, and nails to look unhealthy or flaky. On the whole, the thicker the layer of keratin, the healthier the hair or nail is, since the dead cells outside protect the living cells at the center. Keeping the external layer of keratin moisturized will also keep it healthy and prevent cracking and splitting.
The keratin hair treatments must essentially be performed by a trained professional hair stylist in a reputed salon. The hair stylist will explain about what to expect, measure the hair's condition and texture and inform the client of the after treatment effect.
Keratin treatment will take about 1 to 4 hours depending on the length and thickness of the hair.
The protective coating will last just about 3-4 months depending on home care. Though, the less the hair is washed the longer this protective is maintained. It is also essential that sodium free hair care products are used. Swimming in the ocean or pools is also discouraged as salt or chlorine will diminish the life expectancy of the Brazilian Keratin Treatment.
The keratin based hair treatments will restore and strengthen the hair while locking in moisture and leaving it completely frizz free.
Several hair salons offer keratin hair straightening treatment with Brazilian keratin hair treatments being the most popular. On the other hand, according to the Allure Magazine, a famous fashion magazine, some of the most popular Brazilian keratin treatment for hair contains at least ten times more formaldehyde than the 0.2 percent which is considered safe by the Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel. Currently, the FDA doesn’t regulate this treatment, but they are investigating the safety of the keratin treatments. Hence, before opting for any keratin treatment for hair it is very important to check the formaldehyde content to ensure that it is less than 0.2 percent.
Keratin treatments for hair costs from $300-$500 depending upon the salon.